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EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Kicks Off the Summer Season This Memorial Day

Your favorite summer party is back.

OkayAfrica and Everyday People's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party is easily one of the best places to be during summer in New York City.

We're kicking off the 2019 season this Memorial Day, May 27, with our first installment of the party that brings out the city's finest. This year, we're taking EVERYDAY AFRIQUE to a new location at Nowadays, where you can dance and sip the day & night away across the venue's outdoor and indoor spaces.

GRAB TICKETS TO EVERYDAY AFRIQUE'S MEMORIAL DAY PARTY AT NOWADAYS

Join us for a day of music from the heavyweight line-up of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, Rich Knight, Moniki, DJ Underdog and LL Cool Blaze, with hosts Saada, Roble, Ivie, Giselle, Kam, Shernita and Maine.

All details in the flyer below and grab your tickets here.

NYC it's that time of the year!


Everyday People & Okay Africa present Everyday Afrique

When: Memorial Day Monday, May 27th from 3pm-10pm.

Where: Nowadays

Music by: DJ Moma, Tunez, Rich Knight, Moniki, Underdog & LL Cool Blaze

Hosted by: Saada, Roble, Ivie, Giselle, Kam, Shernita & Maine

Ticket Costs: $20 GENERAL (Please note that all commissions and processing fees are included in the ticket total)

For Inquiries please email: iam@everydaypplnyc.com

This is a 21+ event.

Op-Ed
Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images.

Black Women Are the Future of French Cinema—When Will Cannes Catch Up?

In this op-ed, OkayAfrica contributor Aude Konan reflects on the progression of diversity in French cinema a year after the Noire N'est Pas Mon Métier demonstration at Cannes Film Festival.

A year ago, 16 French actresses of African descent walked the red carpet at Cannes to talk about a new project they authored, Noire N'est Pas Mon Métier (Being Black Is Not My Job), where they shared their experiences with racism and sexism in the film industry.

In an era where the movements #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite gained global momentum and led to some change in the Academy Awards, it was a first considering that outside of Aissa Maïga, French actresses seldom get any visibility and speaking out against racism put them at risk of being blacklisted, like the actor Luc Saint Eloi's unfortunate experience 20 years ago.

The red carpet moment was generally well received in France and in the rest of the world, with the main actresses getting large media coverage with features in Le Monde, Le Figaro and even Vogue U.S. The presidents of the Cannes Film Festival welcomed the actresses. No promises were made by any of the gatekeepers in French cinema, but the actresses were hopeful.

Since the book's release, the actresses have been busy working, some of them lucky enough to be able to portray fully fledged characters, others being reduced to play the "black woman" stereotype over and over again. Recently, one of them, Karidja Touré, well known for being in the film Girlhood, mentioned that she was pretty good at mimicking an "African accent." Semantics aside—and the fact that there is no such a thing as an African accent, as Africa is still not a country—it is pretty revealing: despite the wonderful coverage these actresses had, has the movement contributed to any change?

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The adaptation is in early development as the Nigerian author teams up with screenwriter and director Tamara P. Carter to bring 'Freshwater' to life.

Akwaeke Emezi's debut, Freshwater, took the literary world by storm when it was released just last year.

We can now anticipate seeing the book be brought to live for TV. Their autobiographical novel is now in the early stages of being developed into a series for FX, Variety reports.

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