Malcolm X is a powerful optic through which to understand America's post-war ascendance and expansion into the Middle East.
Once we're done talking about its viral quality, is Toto's "Africa" a song about the continent with the same name, or a song about how millions of enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas?
Drawing on a long history of political art and protest and to bypass old media censorship, Sudani artists go to the street and online to complement street protests.
Sunshine Cinema is repurposing a tool of 20th century European colonial and neocolonial capitalist domination.
It's been very difficult to pin down what political scientists, who favor the term, mean when they talk about patrimonialism or neopatrimonialism.
Hiplife artist Sarkodie has proposed that what Ghana needs is a dictatorship. This is not inconsistent with his politics, rooted in promoting male success and a patriarchal vision of liberation.
The wild metaphors, stark imagery, and boundary-pushing hyperbole in Nana Kwame Agyei-Brenyah writing.
Med Hondo (1936-2019) was Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy in French. His first film premiered at Cannes in 1970. And in 1979 he wrote a manifesto: “What is the cinema for us?”
Ed Pavlic's new novel follows two lovers trading Chicago for Mombasa.
Ozier Muhammad captures, for black American audiences, the expressive possibilities of Africa's liberation struggles.
Once upon a time, South Sudanese exiles in Khartoum—inspired by, among others, Charles Dickens and Malcolm X—had a radical vision for their new country.
The point of Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilations (Musée des civilisations noires) in Dakar.
A radical feature on South Africa's literary calendar, Abantu celebrates black intellectual labor, and resists the tropes that marginalizes it.
When we as Africans tell our own stories, we re-write the stories in the history books that our children are still taught in schools.
Bisi Silva's constant movement was a form of unlearning, seen in her awareness of artists and cultural production on the African continent.
Excerpts from a conversation with the British historian, writer and academic Paul Gilroy.
A documentary film about a black filmmaker and her struggles to make a film about Marike de Klerk.
Stand-up comedy, especially black stand-up, and the political in South Africa.
NGOs and freelance journalists are increasingly filling the vacuum being left by a declining Western media presence. It's not all good.
The legacies of colonialism and the African slave trade on religious practices in the African diaspora.