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On the "A" w/Souleo: South African Photographer Captures the Pain and Beauty of LGBT Life

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.08.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

South Africa is celebrated for having one of the most advanced constitutions in the world. It is often cited for its inclusion of protections on the basis of sexual orientation.

How Does a Film Industry in Nigeria Still Break All the Rules?

Juliet Asante | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Juliet Asante

I am a gal torn between two worlds! Literally! Last week, I was at the Sundance gala in NYC that honored Glenn Close. The theme of the gala was 'Here ...

Nollywood, Piracy and the Millennial Crisis

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

With annual revenues of about $600 million, it's impossible not to be impressed with the industry born just two decades ago with no structure in place.

Who Is Nollywood's Steven Spielberg?

Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts

Happy Independence Day to Nigeria! In honor of the West African country's 52 years in the nation biz, we've put together a tribute to another industry...

Startling Photos from Pieter Hugo's New Retrospective

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Pieter Hugo gained international recognition in 2007 for "The Hyena and Other Men," a photo series presenting a group of wandering minstrels who were ...

How Can Africa Compete With China?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

Africans have lots of opportunities to trade that they have not yet exploited -- opportunities that are outside of China's reach. The first of this "low-hanging fruits" is food.

Contemporary Visions Of Africa

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

So much contemporary photography these days is conceptual, self-referential and didactic, it becomes easy to forget the immense power of a human story...

This Isn't Your Parents' Cultural Diplomacy

Tala Mohebi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tala Mohebi

Promoting understanding through the sharing of cultural programs continues to be a vital element in the promotion of a state's interests no matter how different the content may look over the years.

Cultural Reorientation in Africa: Nigeria's "Project Runway"

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Constant

Nigeria's image in Western media is a complex combination of exoticism, intrigue and danger. While most people are well acquainted with Nollywood (now...

What's Next for Gabby Now That the Oscars Have Come and Gone?

Luso Mnthali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Luso Mnthali

As a young black woman who looks unlike most of Hollywood, Gabourey Sidibe's confounding the status quo, and the powers that be are scratching their heads, saying "What do we do with her?"

Hollywood, Bollywood and now Nollywood

Lola Olley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lola Olley

After the United States and India, West Africa has become the birthplace of the world's third largest film industry in terms of production.