AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

David LaChapelle

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Krumping Africa

American photographer David LaChapelle’s 2005 krump documentary, “Rize,” (trailer here) included a laughable section that invented a history of the dance genre among “traditional” Africans.* I guess since the dance originated and was popular among black teenagers and young adults in poor parts of Los Angeles, it had to have African origins. But not even

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

‘The Rape of Africa’

“One critic said that having Naomi Campbell sitting there looking beautiful wasn’t an honest representation of people in Africa. I asked him: ‘If it was a woman with a distended belly and open sores, would that be...