Saying that blackface is an American thing (everyone now uses this excuse) and therefore not a problem anywhere else, makes you look dumb.
This Weekend Music Break features a number of strong women performers: Nosiwe, Rina Mushonga, Alicious Theluji, and the 95 year old Tututa Evora, who just passed away.
In what amounts to another pointless exercise, the Washington Post repeated its 2013 map of countries most likely to have a coup. Of course, African countries are at the top of the list.
It is not clear what Ghanaian duo Fokn Bois, on tour in the Netherlands, was doing visiting a boring Dutch town, Liesbeth. But it turned out to be fun.
We collected a ton of odd (including flat out racist and objectionable) media that circulated on social media and by journalists in the last few days about Mandela’s passing.
Parody performers, the Naija Boyz, take on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” It is unclear what they’re trying to say.
The Dutch can’t hide how racist the “tradition” of blackface character, Zwarte Piet, is.
No, there’s is not a vigorous debate on blackface and racism in the Netherlands. Instead it’s the usual duplicity of Dutch liberals.
A Dutch TV channel created a fictive African ‘tribe’ for a reality TV show about ‘Africa.’ It employed an actual Namibian ethnic group to do the job. When will this end?
What has Steve Bantu Biko got to do with partying and spring in the Netherlands?
Why does black characters in Dutch TV commercial plays some exaggerated version of someone from the colonies? Can “normal” black people not sell a product?
A Dutch documentary film explores increasing migration and trade links between African countries, their citizens and China.
Reporting ahead of Kenya’s election by the international media can basically be placed in two general categories: optimism and, of course, no surprise, pessimism.
The Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam, an iconic theater in the city, organizes a festival on the continent that consists mostly of the work of white artists.
Traveling ‘off the beaten path’ in Africa seems to have become the next ‘big thing’ for recent graduates looking to set themselves apart from their peers.
A Dutch comedy about an interracial relationship may shape Dutch views of black people there in very negative ways from which they may not recover for a while.
In Dutch politics, Africa mostly works as a tactic to embarrass and ridicule your opponent.