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How This Brooklyn Entrepreneur Teamed Up with Marvel to Create 'Black Panther'-Inspired Products

Ibraheem Basir's culinary company, rooted in flavors from the African Diaspora, has collaborated with Marvel's 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' on a range that commemorates the film's release.


The first Black Panther film in 2018 saw Africans both on the continent and around the world show up -- and show out -- with pride to mark the historic moment. New Yorker Ibraheem Basir was one of the millions who went to see it, and experienced something he hadn't ever before. "They created this fantasy setting while being grounded in reality and celebrating the African continent in a way that I had not seen in cinema before," he told OkayAfrica. Basir, the founder of 'A Dozen Cousins,' a range of ready-to-eat meals influenced by African food knew that if there was a sequel, he had to get involved.

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A Day in Kibera with Rising Drill Rapper Big Yasa

The drill rapper takes us on a tour of his favorite food spots in the place he calls home.

Kibera, Nairobi’s notorious urban informal settlement, is home to 250,000 people across about only a square mile. In modest dwellings made from mud and corrugated iron or in solid but basic colonial-era homes, Kibera’s inhabitants are plagued by intermittent electricity and struggle to gain access to running water.

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Celebrating the African Influences in African American Cuisine

A new exhibition at The Africa Center in Harlem spotlights the ongoing but often-overlooked contributions of Africans to culinary culture.

This Couple is Creating a New Line of Frozen West African Meals

Chicago-based couple Perteet and Fred Spencer have signed a deal with Whole Foods to produce frozen traditional West African meals.

Watch the First Episode of Emtee’s Cooking Show ‘Munchies With The GOAT’

Emtee shares recipes for "munchies, not meals" in his new cooking show.

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