Much of what passes for politics these days is actually just anti-politics: not a function of too much politicization, but a severe lack of it. Where is the left in all this?
At another historical inflection point, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized white Americans’ delusions as the property of the West more broadly.
Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
A new project from Cuban rapper El Individuo humanizes the Cuban perspective, inadvertently flying in the face of the United States Republican Party's agenda.
What counts as “authentic” decolonization as the term takes over our social media and influencer bubbles? And how we can sharpen our activism.
For the peripheries and proletarians of the world—most of the world—Maradona is a symbol of defiance against the football aristocracy, corporate bosses and empire itself.
Speculative fiction by writers from Africa explore viral apocalypses. What can we learn from art on catastrophe?
Can we move from temporary shame about our endless consumption of unethically sourced jewels and smartphones to concrete action?
Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi uses one Angolan family’s story of immigration to tell a larger story.
Ekwa Msangi, realizadora Tanzaniana-Americana, mostra a história de muitos imigrantes com a experiência de uma família angolana de imigração.
White settler returnees to Portugal in 1975, and the history of decolonization, can help us understand the complicated category of refugee.
We all want to see Africa's heritage repatriated to the continent. But what happens after it returns?
The shadowy world of bilateral investment treaties urgently needs African alternatives, especially if we want to combat climate change.
What might Black Lives Matter learn from Africanist scholars who have studied inequality outside the US, especially in Africa?
Reflections from a former President of the African Studies Association (ASA), the largest African Studies association globally, on the future of the discipline.
Hip hop and the Black political mainstream more broadly, continues to have hope in the promises of American capitalism.