10 Most Popular African Music Singles

AKA – Baddest [embedded content] Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA, is a South African hip-hop artist who burst onto the music scene in 2002. He was part of a rap group called Entity, which produced a song titled “Touch N Go.” He received a nomination for Best African Hip-Hop at the 2005 KORA All Africa Music Awards. In 2009, AKA elevated to superstardom with the release of his debut album titled “Altar Ego.” The album had the hits “Victory Lap” and “Bang” featuring Khuli Chana. After the release of…

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African Wisdom Quotes; Wit & Wisdom of Africa

source African Wisdom Quotes; Wit & Wisdom of Africa This week, Dave and Simone will be probing into the discussion of Spiritual Enlightenment, which broadly means the acquisition of new wisdom or understanding enabling clarity of perception. It is the ability to Nehast, which means to “wake up,” or to awaken to the higher existence. Hear 2 Help You will be enlightening our audience through African Wisdom Quotes taken from, Wit & Wisdom of Africa; Proverbs from Africa & the Caribbean, Written by Patrick Ibekwe.  Sit back, enjoy and have fun as…

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Amnesty honors Fridays for Future youth activists with top award

Young climate change activists from across the globe have received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019, for their work in the Fridays for Future movement spearheaded by Greta Thunberg of Sweden. “We are humbled and inspired by the determination with which youth activists across the world are challenging us all to confront the realities of the climate crisis,” said Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty. “Every young person taking part in Fridays for Future embodies what it means to act on your conscience. They remind us that we…

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Universities Partner to Produce the Official Oral History of Barack Obama’s Presidency

President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via commons.wikipedia.org) The Obama Foundation has selected the Columbia Center for Oral History Research to produce the official oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The project will provide a comprehensive, enduring record of the decisions, actions, and effects of his historic administration. The University of Hawai’i and the University of Chicago will also serve…

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Astrology And The Cosmic Parental Connection

The following was written by Digansela Ubuntu. Born DeAndre Fears, Digansela Ubuntu is an Alumni of Hume-Fogg Academic, and is currently a University of Memphis student of Geography. His strong Baptist Christian background and passion for the culture of our melanin-rich people leads his never-ending quest to make the truth known to masses. Let me start by asking this question: When is the last time you have considered astrology? Most people would disregard the study, as they usually think only of horoscopes and many find horoscopes silly. But, astrology? Is…

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[Hungry for History] Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant, dies at 96

Originally published May 6, 2016, EBONY.com is revisiting this interview with culinary pioneer and entrepreneur, Leah Chase, who died on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at age 96.  New Orleans chef known for her legendary Creole cuisine and for her role as a pioneer of the civil rights era, was the inspiring executive chef and co-owner […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/soul-food-leah-chase/

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Full List of African Winners of the 2019 World Travel Awards

Mauritius hosted the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony on 1st June 2019. The leading travel industry figureheads from Africa and the Indian Ocean attended what marked WTA’s inaugural ceremony in the paradise destination. From Ethiopian Airlines, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Diani Beach Kenya, and many more, see the full list of African Winners of the 2019 World Travel Awards: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners/2019/africa Speaking about the decision to host the awards in Mauritius for the first time, Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to bring…

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African Teams at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

The eight edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will hold in France from June 7 – July 7, 2019, and the African continent is duly represented by Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon. This quadrennial international football championship is contested by the women’s national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament, with Africa’s three (3) slots – as approved by the FIFA Council in October 2016 – going to Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon…

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Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to Become New Secretary of Smithsonian

Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, moderates a panel on the “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line” at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library. (Photo by Lauren Gerson via commons.wikipedia.org) Lonnie G. Bunch III, the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), was appointed the new Secretary of the Smithsonian on Tuesday. According to dcist.com, Bunch is the fourteenth person to hold the position in the…

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Dappled Things out now on OkadaBooks

Dappled Things, a fiction novella written by Iweka Kingsley is now available on OkadaBooks after its initial publication in 2013 by Partridge Publishing. It has a dashing new cover and has been refreshed and revised by the writer for a more pleasant digital reading experience on the OkadaBooks platform. “Brian paused here, but the priest remained silent. So, he continued. “You see Father. I turned out a monster, just like my father was. Now, I will die just like he did.” The above line perhaps captures the ethos of this…

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