A Rare Ekonda Hand Woven African Botolo Hat

We saw this amazingly rare ancestral hat from the Congo, Africa on Amazon, and we had to post it, here’s the description of the piece below: Continue Reading →

Harlem “Nonprofit Lied To Us About Our Daughter’s Death On Trip,” Say Suit

The NY Post reports that the nonprofit run by a city school teacher failed to immediately tell a Bronx family their teen had drowned on an “academic enrichment” trip to Africa, according to a lawsuit. Continue Reading →

Archaeologists Prove That Art Is The Oldest Profession In The World In Africa (Update)

It’s perfect that the art capital of the world is NYC, and Harlem is one of its foundations, but if you want to see where art began, go to a cave. Not just any cave, but not just one cave either. Continue Reading →

Make Music Lagos, Harlem To Harare Style

They’ll be tons of Make Music events in Harlem starting on Wednesday, June 21st 2017, on top of that Make Music folks are in Africa, over 50 cities celebrate Make Music including Cote d’ivoire: Abidjan, Benin: Cotonou, Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou and Togo: Lome. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Stream 8,000 Vintage Afropop Recordings Digitized (Video)

Like “New Harlem,” the New Africa is about Stability or cultural vitality: many nations seem as if they can only have one or the other. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed : Approach Africa with a New Mindset

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By Liya Kebede

There is nothing quite like the open-air markets in Africa.  They are saturated with colour and brimming with energy.  It was during a walk through my favourite artisanal bazaar in Addis, filled with traditional Ethiopian weaving, that the idea first took root that I could cultivate a fashion line, right here in my hometown. Continue Reading →

Kalakuta Republic Was Fela’s Harlem

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On Emancipation Day, Aug. 1 two colorful Black men were revealed in document and a bio-pic that probably enlightened more than a few about the making of legends. Continue Reading →