Interview

Meet Raoul Peck, Director of the Powerful New James Baldwin Documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro'

The filmmaker behind 'I Am Not Your Negro' discusses James Baldwin and the creative process behind his unconventional new documentary.

“The story of the Negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story. What can we do?”

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News

9 Black-Owned Goodies for the Natural Hair Lovers in Your Life

Here's nine gifts from Black-owned businesses for the hair aficionados in your life.

This is our seventh gift guide in the run-up to the holidays. Keep checking for more lists of great African products here. And for more ideas check out the Okayafrica Shop

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Arts + Culture

The Audacity of Solange in 'Don't Touch My Hair'

If the hairstyles are the paint in Solange's "Don't Touch My Hair," then the Black bodies are surely the canvas.

Me and my Black hair and Black music go way back.

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African Perspectives Take Center Stage At The 2016 Armory Show

These two history-making curators are giving young African Diaspora artists starring roles at this year's Armory Show in New York City.

Contemporary And co-founders Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse (Photo: Benjamin Renter. Courtesy of the Armory Show)
Are you familiar with Contemporary And?

If not, we’ll give you a moment to Google it, peruse it and then promptly scold your in-the-know art friends for not putting you on to it sooner. Launched in 2013, the online art magazine provides a dynamic platform where discussions and information on works from varying African Diaspora perspectives are reflected and connected. Germany-based co-founders Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba and Elke aus dem Moore have since introduced countless established and emerging artists, curators art critics and other cultural producers from the Diaspora to an international audience, expanding their influence and network from London to Lagos to Luanda.

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