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Photos: Celebrity Styles from the South African Premiere of Black Panther

We were at the South Africa Black Panther premiere snapping photos of our favourite outfits

The South African premiere of Black Panther took place at Monte Casino in Joburg on Friday. Several members of the movie's cast, including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, John Kani, Athandwa Kani and Connie Chiume attended adding to the events glamour.


South African personalities showed up in numbers, sporting their best Afro-chic outfits. The likes of Lira, Anele Mdoda, ProVerb, Enhle Mbali-Maphumulo, Babes Wodumo, Emtee, Sjava, among others were spotted on the purple carpet, as seen in the photos below.

Lupita Nyong'oPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Danai GuriraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Connie Chiume and John KaniPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Anele MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Thembisa MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Dineo RanakaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Tumi VosterPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Enhle Mbali-MaphumuloPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Babes WodumoPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Liesl Laurie and ProVerbPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


MoozliePhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


LiraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Tumi Morake and Mpho Osei TutuPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


SJava, Ruff, Emtee and SaudiPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica

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The 'Africa In the Media' Study Shows How Africans are Misrepresented in American Television

The new report from the Africa Narrative Project found that Africans are still grossly underrepresented in American television programming.

What does it mean for Africans to be fully and truly represented in the media? For many folks of African decent that question remains painfully unanswered.

An extensive new report from the Africa Narrative project, from the University of Southern California's Norman Lear Center, seeks to provide understanding around the current state of African representation in US media, and identify ways to ensure a "richer telling of Africa's story."

The groups' "Africa in the Media" report is a thorough and timely study that confirms a lack of meaningful storytelling in television news and entertainment, which reflect the ways many Africans see themselves. Their findings show that Africa continues to be both underrepresented and misrepresented in the American media landscape.

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'Black Panther' Is Headed Back to Theaters for Free Screenings During Black History Month

Wakanda will be back on the big screen next month.

We'll get to experience the magic of Black Panther on the big screen once again this February, as the film is headed back to theaters in celebration of Black History month.

Disney announced on Monday, that the groundbreaking, Ryan Coogler-directed movie will head to select AMC theaters for one week starting on Feb 1. What's even better, is that tickets for the showings will come at no cost.

That's correct, tickets are free.99.

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Watch Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim's  TED Talk on How Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Fight Climate Change

The Chadian activist—and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020—says traditional knowledge, as practiced in her native Mbororo community, is one of the keys to combatting climate change.

In a new TED Talk, climate activist, geographer and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, discusses the role that indigenous knowledge can play in combatting climate change.

During the 13-minute talk, Ibrahim emphasizes how the exploration and acceptance of various knowledge systems–including those that fall outside of the scope of typical scientific research–can add to our understanding of ways to protect the environment. "I think, if we put together all the knowledge systems that we have -- science, technology, traditional knowledge -- we can give the best of us to protect our peoples, to protect our planet, to restore the ecosystem that we are losing," says Ibrahim.

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South Africans Condemn Police Brutality During National Lockdown

A number of videos have emerged on social media allegedly showing the intimidation and assault of several Black South Africans by law enforcement.

South Africa recently began a nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed across the nation to aid the police in ensuring that the rules of the lockdown are upheld. However, disturbing footage has emerged on social media allegedly depicting law enforcement agents assaulting Black South Africans.

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