These 3 Models With Short Afros Will Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
This is for every black girl who wondered why they didn’t see girls with short hair like theirs on TV.
The Rhythm Changes: NON Collective, Politics and Defiance
Okayafrica contributor Zandile Tisani speaks with members of NON on how their collective is an act of defiance in a status quo world.
Abel On Abel: Ethiopia’s Absence On The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ & Other Thoughts
Abel Tesfaye remarked that Amharic would “definitely be key” on his next Weeknd record. It’s not.
Afropreneurs: This New At-Home Salon Service Amplifies the Gift of Having Black Hair
Okayafrica learns how Yeluchi by Un-ruly fills the much needed gap of bringing the salon experience to the homes of black women.
The Privilege of Being Non-Muslim (or White) After A Mass-Attack
In this dispatch from Columbus, writer Paul Meara sorts through the immediate backlash against Somalis in the aftermath of Monday’s Ohio State stabbings.
Get Introduced to Brooklyn’s Flex Dance Music Scene With This New Banger From DJ Aaron
This new track from DJ Aaron’s ‘Zilla Warfare’ EP is a foggy vision of flex dance battle circles.
The Weeknd is Helping Bring Back the Ancient Ethiopian Language of Ge’ez
Watch Videos From Cairo’s Underground Music Festival, Masāfāt
The Masāfāt Festival was a four-day event in Cairo full of experimental music, panel talks, and film screenings.
Unchained Melody: Who Is Samora Pinderhughes?
Samora Pinderhughes new album is a battle for black lives—all black lives—whether they be female or male, queer or straight, transgender or cisgender, old or young, poor or rich.
Meet the African Duo Behind the Tumblr Blog-Turned Lifestyle Brand, Places+Faces
Okayafrica speaks with Solomon Boyede of Places+Faces on his inspirations, living in Nigeria and his favorite travels this year.
Halima Aden Wore a Burkini and Hijab at Miss Minnesota USA to Compete As Her Authentic Self
Halima Aden wore a burkini and hijab and the Miss Minnesota USA pageant during a time when both Muslims and their garments are under threat.
37 Breathtaking Photos From Standing Rock
Photographer Taliesin Gilkes-Bower captured these stunning photos from Standing Rock and is sharing them in hopes of raising awareness and donations for #NoDAPL.
These 10 Nigerian Hyper-Realistic Artists Will Trick Your Eyes
These Nigerian paintings and drawings are so realistic that they’ll make you question whether they’re photos or not.