INTL BLK comes back to Dublab in Los Angeles for its 2nd episode (with a mic that’s a bit too hot, sorry!). This time we dive a bit into the Black Pacific, and take a deeper look at the contemporary Cuban Hip Hop scene with guest Luna Olavarria Gallegos, one of the producers of the Afro Razones project. Stream below and subscribe to the Africa Is a Radio channel on Mixcloud.
Media portrayals of slums stress their transitory character, but the complexity of everyday life in slums, including how people manage survival, is lost in the way they are shown from the outside.
The so-called “peaceful transition” in Mauritania, from colonialism to political independence, isn’t unanimously understood as such inside the country, and it reflects older rivalries.
Where does the idea that Zambia is a Christian nation come from?
The works of Frantz Fanon can be read as architectural renderings of rights, futures, and generations toward a “very different Afro-futurism.”
Irreecha, an annual ritual celebrated at the end of Ethiopia’s rainy season, offers a window into contemporary socio-political issues.
The historical novel is in vogue across the continent, challenging how we conceive of the nation, and how we write its histories.
To say we are “allies” would be to delude ourselves into thinking that some of us are safe. We are not safe.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
For immigrants—especially African and black immigrants to Western countries—the question of home is complex.
South African film production house kykNET’s dominance skews storytelling on the country’s screens.
Davis, who died at 84 on October 15th, was a prominent leader of the anti-apartheid movement in the US and an analytical thinker and visionary.
While Sisulu’s political career was less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, his wasn’t much less remarkable.
Decolonizing museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artifacts.
Mass monitoring poses a threat to democratic freedoms as the case of Tunisia shows.
The world is out of joint and Immanuel Wallerstein, one of its great public intellectuals, has left us—albeit with tools to battle the dying kicks of capitalism.
A new film by Aiwan Obinyan explores the origins and “ownership” of a now-famous cloth.
Philanthropy and celebrities are not enough to remedy the inequalities that persist in Kenya.
Riason Naidoo talks to the curator and editor of a book and traveling exhibition about the work of the legendary, 90 year-old Ghanaian photographer.
Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
After having a heart attack, a white American falls in love with his Nigerian nurse in the CBS TV sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. It is also about Nigerian-Americans’ visibility on mainstream US television.