Category : General

  • Armani’s RED makes Kate Moss black for your green

    Posted Sep 25th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, Events, Fashion, General With | 2 Comments

    Last thursday, Giorgio Armani edited the british newspaper The Independent as part of his involvement with Project RED. As the second issue in the RED series – the first was edited by Bono- the newspaper took a look at issues which are of concern to those seeking to help Africa. While the newspaper had some …

  • Madonna getting African child?

    Posted Sep 25th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, General, Music, Travel With | Comments Off on Madonna getting African child?

    A recent British newspaper, The People, announces that Madonna might be looking to adopt a child or twins from one of her favorite African countries, Malawi. First there were rumors of her adopting a whole village and now it’s back to a child or two. Whatever the “truth” is, it is certain that Madge -as …

  • Can hip hop change Africa?

    Posted Aug 8th, 2006 By in Events, General, Music, Politics With | 5 Comments

    While many hip-hop fans in the US have started feeling that hip hop is dead, it’s becoming clearer that there is a totally different sentiment in other countries. A major reason for the pessimistic feeling of the US hip hop fans is the commercialization of hip hop culture and the preference for rap which, without …

  • Rwandan coffee makes it’s way to Starbucks

    Posted Aug 8th, 2006 By in Business, General With | Comments Off on Rwandan coffee makes it’s way to Starbucks

    I received my copy of Business 2.0 magazine last week and was pleasantly surprised to see a number of articles referencing doing business in Africa. But these were not just your basic help the Africans by building water sheds articles. The articles were part of the cover article on the Best business ideas in the …

  • Virtual game teaches African history to MTV generation

    Posted Aug 8th, 2006 By in Film/Television, Games, General With | Comments Off on Virtual game teaches African history to MTV generation

    Though it is part of our history many young Africans (myself included) cringe at being characterized by drums, spears, and war paint. But one innovative company is hoping to change the implications of those descriptions. With their creation of a virtual Africa circa 1200 AD, Rapid Reality is hoping their game Africa MMO, a multiplayer …

  • Darfur: Who needs the UN when you have MTV

    Posted May 4th, 2006 By in General, Politics With | Comments Off on Darfur: Who needs the UN when you have MTV

    Every so often African issues grow beyond the continent and makes it’s way into pop culture. In a capitalist society, social consciousness is a commodity and Africa’s problems are not exempt. As with Somalia (Black Hawk Down), and Sierra Leone (Diamonds from Sierra Leone) the problems in Darfur, Sudan has begun to hit the mass …

  • When in Seattle do like the Ethiopians do

    Posted May 2nd, 2006 By in General, Travel With | Comments Off on When in Seattle do like the Ethiopians do

    Gridskipper suggests a good Ethiopian restaurant located in Seattle called Adey Abeba. When it comes to restaurants Ethiopians put together great establishments and the food is very tasteful. If you are in Seattle check it out.

  • Liberian wins Environmental Award

    Posted Apr 24th, 2006 By in Events, General, Politics With | 2 Comments

    For those who were wondering about Google’s latest logo, this past Saturday marked Earth Day 2006. In commemoration of Earth Day and to promote environmental awareness worldwide, The Goldman Environmental Prize will be awarded today in a ceremony in San Francisco. One of the six recipients this year is Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor (36), a Liberian …

  • Making Mali Music

    Posted Apr 20th, 2006 By in General, Music With | Comments Off on Making Mali Music

    The NY Times recently published an excellent article on the Malian music scene and it’s growth beyond it’s borders. “A Malian music boom that began in the 1990’s, when the soulful vocalist Salif Keita and the singer-guitarist Ali Farka Touré achieved international stardom, has brought an influx of tourists, record producers and aspiring musicians seeking …

  • Ghanaian Twins get Rising Star Award nomination after feature in Black Enterprise Magazine

    Posted Apr 19th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, General With | Comments Off on Ghanaian Twins get Rising Star Award nomination after feature in Black Enterprise Magazine

    I must give props to Black Enterprise Magazine. For as long as I can remember they have continued to deliver timely and in depth stories about issues relating to black business. The January 2006 issue was no exception. On first glance the cover story, “Great opportunities for young entrepreneurs”, was the usual feature but upon …

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