AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

African-Americans and Africans

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Killing an African Warlord

“Key & Peele” (the comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) are considered the next generation of top black comedians (that’s a link to The New York Times endorsement). Their sketch comedy show on the American channel Comedy Central is supposed to take over from where Dave Chappelle left things when he went on vacation to

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

‘The whole African American thing’

UPDATED: NBC’s “Late Night with Jay Leno” is hardly considered a cultural arbiter anymore (except for its baby boomer viewers and for the mostly white supporters of the Republican Party) but in South Africa the appearance of...

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Found Objects, No.10: “Africa” jokes

There’s something about American comedians and Africa. You’re not sure whether they’re laughing at us or with us.  Not even some African-Americans comedians can steer clear of the stereotypes. There’s a research project in there somewhere for...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Corporate sponsored Pan-Africanism

Footage of rappers Ludacris and Busta Rhymes performing in Nigeria last December. The video was made by a member of Ludacris’ entourage. The corporate sponsored Pan-Africanism is something to behold.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

FILM / ‘TEN DAYS IN AFRICA’

Beautiful remixed version of a short film by American director Reggie Allen, about his trip to Ghana as a student. (Remixed produced & edited by Sabrina Gordon). More films here.