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African Diaspora

Oneika The Traveller Shares 5 Tips For Jumpstarting Your Travel Agenda

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.21.2017 | Black Voices

Blogger and travel connoisseur Oneika Raymond, who popularly goes by Oneika The Traveller, stopped by The Huffington Post Black Voices’ bi-weekly ta...

Artist Addresses The Racist History Of Photographing Men Of Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

In her series “Brown,” Erica Deeman photographs men of the African diaspora against a brown backdrop. The straightforward series addresses the omi...

New Book Service Delivers Stories From The Black Diaspora To Your Door

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.13.2017 | Black Voices

Derick Brewer and Zellie Imani are hoping to diversify the bookshelves of literature connoisseurs by providing them with the oft overlooked narratives...

What International Day Of The Girl Means To Me

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Ola Ojewumi

On this International Day of the Girl we celebrate women and girls all over the world and work towards how we as women can set a better example of leadership.

Why Black Studies matters in an age of liberal arts angst

Deborah Douglas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah Douglas

Hampton University junior Talia Sharpp knew she had to come correct when she told her mother about plans to switch from a business major to political ...

Vibrant Photos Of 'Masculine' Men Around The World Defy Black Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts

“I contend that Blackness is not monolithic,” Shantrelle Lewis explained in an email exchange with The Huffington Post. The New Orleans-born curat...

Record High Global Migration May Give New Meaning To 'Diaspora'

The Conversation US | Posted 08.08.2016 | Black Voices
The Conversation US

By Jualynne Dodson, Michigan State University Groups of human beings have always moved or migrated from one geographic location to another. This phen...

Where the African Union's Sixth Region Falls Short

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese The building of a union of countries with varied interests, political structures, and cultural characteristics is a challenging ...

If African Americans Returned to Africa

Nadege Seppou | Posted 03.01.2016 | Black Voices
Nadege Seppou

During the "Back to Africa" movement in the 1920s Marcus Garvey argued that African Americans could only attain social equality by moving back to Afri...

African Diaspora Brings Skills and Expertise to Fuel Innovation in Africa

Amini Kajunju | Posted 01.29.2017 | Technology
Amini Kajunju

The increasingly widespread usage of new technologies in Africa is fueling innovation and creating winds of change across the continent. Africans in D...

An Open Letter to Black African Immigrants

Nadege Seppou | Posted 01.07.2017 | Black Voices
Nadege Seppou

People will hold stereotypes about you. Some might ask if you've lived on trees and or jungles and others won't even ask, they'll assume you did. Others will think your entire existence has been defined by hunger and poverty. In case you haven't noticed you sound different, you do.

Images of Beauty: The Pretty Series

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Rai Mensah

The Pretty series curated by Antonia Opiah of Un-Ruly and sponsored by Hairfinity, explores concepts and varied experiences of beauty by women of color across the world in an effortless and artistically inspiring way.

Dance Review: An Echo You Will Never Forget

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 11.21.2016 | Arts
Tricia Elam Walker

This summer I was in the audience for the Boston production of California choreographer Bridget Dunn's masterpiece, Echo. In her words, the piece exp...

Ambassadors Awarded for Achievement in U.N. Global Goals

Jim Luce | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Jim Luce

It's a heady experience to be surrounded by world leaders, so it was a particular pleasure for me to attend a special celebration of the adoption of the new Global Goals by the 193 government members of the United Nations.

10 Things They Never Told You About Africa

Nadege Seppou | Posted 10.07.2016 | Black Voices
Nadege Seppou

There are too many negative facts about the African continent floating around the Internet, so here's an attempt to increase the number of positive writings on the continent. Let your perceptions be changed!

Why It Isn't Possible For Black Americans To Appropriate African Culture

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices

Columbus Fortune was the name given to my great-great grandmother’s grandfather. I only know this because my Nana is a stickler for attempting to co...

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

Placing African Online Media Back in Africa's Hands

Matthieu Creux | Posted 06.11.2016 | Media
Matthieu Creux

It should go without saying that the most credible and authoritative voices on African politics are African residents themselves. But how do we give a voice to the voiceless, to those that actually possess the legitimacy and authority to talk about the political realities of their own countries?

Why African Diasporans Should Be Engaged in Africa's Prosperity

Amini Kajunju | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Worldwide, there are nearly 170 million Africans in the diaspora. With enormous progress taking root across the continent, Africans in the diaspora are uniquely positioned to contribute to boosting the economic growth and prosperity in Africa.

The Blacker the Berry

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

It sometimes seems a requirement to claim belonging to one of society's sub-groupings, or tribes, as some might call them. As a means of identity, it's important because these groupings help us, individually and collectively, to determine a sense of culture, beliefs or preferences.

Black Spirituality Matters Featuring OSHUN NYC

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 06.20.2015 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

Black spirituality in America manifests itself in various ways. The black church, the mosque, traditional African practices and other religions aid African Americans in coping with being treated like second-class citizens.

An Interview with Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude met with Ambassador Ibrahim al-Dabbashi, the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, to discuss hopes for reconstruction and renewal of civil society and state institutions, and a culture of religious moderation and tolerance.

Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part Two: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Kumera Genet | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Kumera Genet

The attack and subsequent suicide in 2012 of Alem Dechasa-Desisa--an Ethiopian Domestic worker in Lebanon--was a turning point in the consciousness of the Ethiopian and African Diaspora.

Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part One: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Kumera Genet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The news that reaches the Diaspora is normally about the tragedies. This is an unsustainable way of engaging in the issue and in the interim between public abuses, there must be more real relationship building with potential allies.

Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans Is the Must See Film of 2015

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In this documentary, Owino and Washington had 14 people brave enough to sit in the room with each other and talk candidly about their cultural and internal racial differences. "That is a great start... but we need more," Owino admits.