Friday, November 23rd, 2012
“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
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
There’s something about American comedians and Africa. You’re not sure whether they’re laughing at us or with us. African-Americans comedians, in particular, always return to the subject. There’s an essay in there somewhere. I swear I once...
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
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
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.