Latest News for: African writers


D.C. Arts Community Among Those Mourning the Death of Melvin Deal

The Washington Informer 23 Sep 2021
Tributes continue to pour in upon the news of the death of Melvin Deal, the founder of the District’s dance troupe, African Heritage Drummers and Dancers ... He once shared how he educated a Washington Post writer about Africa dance and how the resulting articles led to a significant increase in attendance at African dance events.

EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television have announced ÀLÓ, a brand-new African writers initiative

Business Ghana 22 Sep 2021
EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have announced ÀLÓ, a brand-new writers initiative offering a unique platform for writers of African heritage ... It is focused on global storytelling that is authentically African and that gives African writers access to the biggest international broadcasters in the world.

Author chronicles African Americans' role in barbecue history in 'Black Smoke'

News & Record 22 Sep 2021
Adrian Miller, a food writer who has written three books about African Americans and food in this country, will be in Winston-Salem this weekend as part of Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors ... In his latest book, “Black Smoke” (2021, UNC Press), Miller traces the history of American barbecue and the role that African Americans have played in it.

Sony Pictures Television, EbonyLife Set African Writers Initiative Alo

Variety 21 Sep 2021
... Alo, an initiative offering a platform for writers of African heritage.

5th Circuit to hear arguments on state’s felony voting ban

Greenwood Commonwealth 21 Sep 2021
Both the SPLC and the Mississippi Center for Justice filed separate lawsuits challenging Mississippi’s felony voting restrictions, which were placed in the state’s 1890sConstitution to try to disenfranchise African Americans, writers of the Constitution said at the time.

We should not commemorate the antisemitism of Durban - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 21 Sep 2021
Unfortunately, that was during the era of apartheid and, although I was too young to understand, it was a time of legalized and systematic racial segregation between white and black South Africans ... The writer is the national chairman of the South African Zionist Federation, and a recipient of the World Zionist Organization’s Herzl Award.

100 years of epic clashes: The day the All Blacks broke a Bok legendu2019s heart

Supersport 21 Sep 2021
On the press benches most of us South African rugby writers were already writing about a Bok victory and a happy day for the national captain.</p><strong>UNCHARACTERISTIC ERRORS FROM CARTER</strong></p>When Carter pulled three points back with 14 minutes ...

Guinea’s Déjà vu, exorcising Africa’s coup jinx

Graphic 20 Sep 2021
Instead of waiting late in the day to threaten sanctions on failed democracies, regional and sub regional blocs such as AU, ECOWAS, SADC and EAC should be boldly proactive in calling out their peers on the wrong track and demanding good governance that meets the expectations of the masses, particularly African youth ... The writer is MP, North Tongu/.

Celebrating Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah - Founding power behind Ghana, African Union

Graphic 20 Sep 2021
Considering the new scrambles and sneaky designs on Africa today, if the continent is to remain for Africans, ignoring him would be at a great risk ... “The great millions of Africans [are] rebelling against the false belief that providence created some to be the menials of others.” ... Mau Mau fighters were hunted down from the east African hills.

178 years marked for historic Baptist church

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 19 Sep 2021
"This writer believes the African Americans and slaves from the Couch Plantation attended the church," the news release read ... "This writer believes the African Americans and slaves on the Johnson Plantation never imagined their descendants would play such a prominent role in the history of Africans in America.

Across groups, the case for a caste census

Indian Express 19 Sep 2021
The issue of caste census has received the anticipated stormy response from various quarters of India, especially the ruling elite — the ‘rationalised’ idea of ‘granting support to the weaker population’ continues to be the tune of Hindustan’s radio ... Tags ... Must Read ... Suraj YengdeThis writer is with the department of African and African American Stu...

‘Coming To America 3’: A more African involvement to promote Africa properly

Business Day Online 18 Sep 2021
Eddie Murphy we all know; a fantastic actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer (and black American–that makes him African by right and can say a thing or ... World class script writers etc but any African projects or tours where they did an understudy can’t be found as yet.

Stokley’s ‘Sankofa’ album features H.E.R., Snoop Dogg, Wale, The Bonfyre, Kidi, others

Ghana Web 17 Sep 2021
Sankofa also features a special guest appearance by Mahmoud El-Kati, world-renowned lecturer, writer, commentator on the African American experience, Professor Emeritus of History at Macalester College, as well as Stokley’s father ... African Americans and the global Black community.

TIFF 46: Six ‘Midnight Madness‘ movies find a way into festival play, including a Palme ...

The Morning Journal 17 Sep 2021
That’s also the name of the all-female planet in this ultra-strange, sci-fi concoction from director/writer Bertrand Mandico (“The Wild Boys”) ... Writer-director Jean Luc Herbulot might have started something with his “Hyenas” troupe here.

Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder ...

GlobalResearch 16 Sep 2021
Historically, Western writers depicted Africans with alleged European features favorably, while demonizing those with so-called negroid features. During the Rwanda conflict, Tutsis were adopted by some Western writers as honorary “Europeans” while Hutus were presented as the archetypical Africans.