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The top 7 articles on African style I read last week

On the cry of Belard is the new cool! “The art of the turban” on the French blog Nothing but the Wax describes the headwrap as a hypervisible symbol of Afrodiasporic pride and, increasingly, a universal badge of coolness. 279 more words

Black Visual Studies

An Artist's High: Welcome Back Pop Africana!

As a creative, one must create; there’s no way around it! The formula sounds so simple, but we all know life just isn’t. After a two-year hiatus, the one of one creator… 252 more words

Inspiration

Five (African) Things: Oroma Elewa, Tunde Adebimpe, Olu Amoda, Taiye Selasi and Free the Town

I am a magpie; a magpie with a strong inclination to read…constantly. I feel a discomfort akin to awkward gaps of silence in a waning conversation when I find myself sitting/standing still with nothing to read. 767 more words

Nigeria

Theophilus, Menahan Street Band, Oroma & Maki Oh

Summer Night’s Groove

I’m really digging Theophilus London‘s song Rio. The Menahan Street Band are working a seriously serious groove: the type of groove that seems to provide the perfect soundtrack to a humid, breezy cool summer night; that perfect groove that draws you into its layered syncopation, but is self-assured enough not to require you to get up and dance to fully appreciate its depth. 44 more words

Music

The Audacious Oroma Elewa

Today, be inspired to be audacious.

Recently, I discovered Nigerian-born Oroma Elewa and her critically acclaimed fashion magazine Pop Africana. This woman is a visionary who had the guts to realize her dreams. 230 more words

Black Women