Sunday, December 15th, 2013
The death of Nelson Mandela has provoked an outpouring of mourning, celebration, and commentary around the world that is unprecedented for an African leader. Glowing tributes have gushed from world leaders and major magazines and newspapers have carried special features on his extraordinary life and legacy. He has been showered with lavish praise as a
Friday, April 5th, 2013
The first time I met Chinua Achebe I had just started teaching at Bard College, where I had been hired as Director of Africana Studies. I saw Chinua one evening at a campus event and nervously approached...
Monday, February 20th, 2012
It’s not too late to take your vitamins. And this. Jazz bass player and bandleader Esperanza Spalding, who defeated Bieber nation last year, takes on school curriculum and Black History Month with the song “Black Gold,” the...
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Fresh off its Euros prize from its €100,000 prize from the Dutch Prince Claus Fund, Chimurenga launched “The Chronic” yesterday: Chimurenga’s new publishing project takes the form of a once-off, one-day-only edition of a fictional newspaper to be...
Friday, February 18th, 2011
African nationalism from an unlikely quarter; rapper I-20 from Ludacris-owned label, Disturbing Tha Peace. Great hook too. (Actually scrap the stuff about unlikely quarters.) via Bombastic Elements
Friday, September 10th, 2010