Lianne La Havas Talks Musical Journey: 'There's Art in Me'

At first glance, Lianne La Havas' Instagram and website show photos of her audience. Even more impressive, after her shows, she...

2014 Golden Globes: ’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Picture

The highly-anticipated 2014 Golden Globe awards aired last night and there were few surprises. While the African Diaspora was well-represented in...

African Nations to Boycott EU and Africa Summit Over Non-Invitations?

Reporting for Voice of America, Irwin Chifera is reporting that the European Union (EU) and Africa summit, which is set for...

Flex & Shanice: Black Love and Family Prevail

After 15 years of marriage, Flex and Shanice Knox understand wholeheartedly that love conquers all for better or for worse. The...

Tech Racism?: App to Avoid Black Neighborhoods Launches Today

Writing for ValleyWag, Sam Biddle reports that yet another app to avoid black and brown neighborhoods is launching today. SketchFactor, an app...

Carnival and Jouvert: A Repository of Spirit, Community and Culture

It was a beautiful crisp day. A perfect sky absent of clouds and filled to the brim with the deepest blues....

Women Emerging in Political Leadership Roles in Africa

In an analytical piece for, Dele Meiji Fatunla discusses the importance of women breaking into leadership roles in the male-dominated...

Akosua Report: Patrice Émery Lumumba

by Akosua Lowery Patrice Émery Lumumba “Lumumba the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent. He didn’t fear anybody. He...

The Spinners’ Original Lead Singer Dies

MSN is reporting that the former lead singer of the soul music group "The Spinners" has died in Orlando, Fla. Bobbie...

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Writing for The Root,'s Editor-in-Chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. offers some examples of six groups that are working to make...

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