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Virtuoso violinist Randall Goosby performing at the Attucks in Norfolk Saturday

The Virginian-Pilot 16 Mar 2023
NORFOLK — Randall Goosby’s ascent to stardom started when he was 9, performing solo with the Jacksonville Symphony ... In 2021, his debut album, “Roots,” spotlighted African American composers, including William Grant Still and Florence Price, and other writers who were inspired by Black jazz and blues, including George Gershwin ... .

Life on Earth: Arts Calendar March 16-22

LA Weekly 15 Mar 2023
Lauren Lee McCarthy. still from Good Morning (2023–Ongoing) at Vellum LA ... Martine Syms, still from The African Desperate, 2022 (Courtesy of Dominica Inc.) ... A screening of The African Desperate followed by a conversation with artist Martine Syms and writer/curator Essence Harden ... 250 S ... Alex is a writer, producer and podcast host (You Are Good) ... Tap Fest.

Liberia's war and peace: Lessons from 30 years' reporting

Yahoo Daily News 15 Mar 2023
In our series of letters from African writers, retiring journalist Jonathan Paye-Layleh reflects on his 30-year career covering the tumultuous events in his home country, Liberia. Short presentational grey line. I am glad I managed to stay alive to pen these words ... But I survived ... It was required listening wherever you were ... Jonathan Paye-Layleh ... ....

Editor of Illinois State University's 'Obsidian' receives George Garret Award in literature

The Pantagraph 14 Mar 2023
Duriel E. Harris was awarded the honor by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs for her work as editor of "Obsidian. Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora." ... .

AI for Africa, by Africa: A call to action for inclusive and Ethical Artificial Intelligence ...

B & FT Online 13 Mar 2023
According to the Global AI Index, African countries are generally classified as “nascent” or “waking up” in terms of AI investment, innovation, and implementation, with countries like Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya being nascent and Morocco, South Africa, and Tunisia as waking up.

Dr No by Percival Everett review – something out of nothing

The Guardian 13 Mar 2023
... what he is doing Percival Everett , who made his debut in 1983, was little known to UK readers before his 2001 satire Erasure , the intimate tale of an African-American writer’s existential crisis, framed by a ruthless send-up of the racist publishing industry helping to fuel it.

Exploring the past to make a better future | Archaeology

The Columbus Dispatch 12 Mar 2023
In one of his most famous paintings, the artist Paul Gauguin posed three fundamental questions ... Her book, "Human Prehistory ... It “belongs to all of us; it is the root of all things ... But as James Baldwin, an African American writer and civil rights activist who understood a thing or two about overcoming challenges, declared in a letter to his nephew ... .

The gender moniker debate rages on

Gulf News 12 Mar 2023
The 21st century heralded in a fair number of novel events and issues that were previously not on everyone’s lips ... I am talking about the new phenomenon of gender monikers as I call them ... This stance by Qatar won a lot of plaudits, not just in the region but also in Asian, African, and South American countries. More by the writer ... More on Saudi Arabia.

Wellington performing Black Poets in NM at Old Church

Albuquerque Journal 11 Mar 2023
Wellington’s work often focuses on social issues, justice issues, and African American history. “I like encouraging Black writers and ethnic writers to study their own culture and to develop it, and to grow from it,” Wellington said.

Visiting writer to read work at Pitt-Bradford

The Bradford Era 10 Mar 2023
Writer Mary McLaughlin Slechta, winner of the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford March 16 to read from her work ... Kimbilio, a community that supports fiction writers from the African diaspora, awarded its 2021 fiction prize to her forthcoming book, “Mulberry Street.

eOne Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series “Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes” With Release ...

Maryville Daily Forum 10 Mar 2023
As a mashup of action, dance and music, the show will be visually stunning, with African and Asian-lead characters, Southern African locations and a diverse creative team, including writers, designers and composers from across the globe.


Longview News-Journal 10 Mar 2023
... Kahiu is an acclaimed filmmaker, speaker, and science fiction writer whose work champions the need for fun, fierce and frivolous African art.Gina Prince-Bythewood is a wildly prolific director, writer, and producer, and longtime advocate for equal representation in the industry.

The Rumpus establishes home base in Asheville

Mountain Xpress 10 Mar 2023
We Are More,” stories by Southwest Asian and North African writers; “Voices on Addiction,” a column devoted to personal narratives of addiction; “Enough,” a dedicated space for essays, poetry, fiction, comics and artwork by women and nonbinary people that engage with rape ...

We Are Still Culturally Enslaved - Sidia Jatta

All Africa 09 Mar 2023
Sidia Jatta, Gambian politician, academic and writer, said on Wednesday that Africans are still culturally enslaved ....

Kevin Alexander Gray, Columbia civil rights activist and restaurant owner, has died

Free Times 09 Mar 2023
Gray was 65 and spent much of his life as a fixture of Columbia politics and activism ... A Free Times article detailing that opening identified him as "integral in a host of community organizing efforts through the years" including his contributions as a writer and editor for African-American newspapers across the state ... “That’s how I usually operate.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 20, 2023.
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