American pop culture that engages with Africa is often obsessed with royalty. But if we look beyond that, we just might find one another.
It took time to digest Beyonce's Black Is King. Conclusion: it fails to deliver us. Instead, it's just another capitalist construction of the world.
Three prominent curators on how they are (re-)situating their respective curatorial practices in relation to the political moment.
Francophonie has served to obscure the harms caused by neocolonial projects in Africa, projects that are themselves a reflection of the racism within France’s borders.
News reports claiming that “wet markets” in Asia are the source of the coronavirus obscure the fact that the consumption of wild animals is common in the West.
Americans could learn a thing or two from Africans’ history of resisting structural adjustment policies.
The book 'Emerald Labyrinth' explores American and Congolese efforts to document species biodiversity.
Kamala Harris should be critiqued or celebrated not according to a faulty and disingenuous understanding of her lineage, but on the basis of her actual policy positions and future governing vision.
What if you survey African literature professors to find out which works and writers are most regularly taught? Only a few canonical ones continue to dominate curricula.
Rather than addressing food scarcity, genetically modified crops may render African farmers and scientists more, not less, reliant on global markets.
Plutôt que de pallier l’insécurité alimentaire, les cultures génétiquement modifiées risquent de rendre les agriculteurs et les scientifiques africains plus, et non moins, dépendants des marchés mondiaux.
The blitz on monuments signifies not the abandonment of history, but rather the rejection of a narrative of modernity created by the heirs of global plunder.
Leila Hassan and Farouk Dhondy worked at the UK publication Race Today that chronicled the early 1980s struggles against racism there.
When a young Ethiopian, Haile Gerima, made a film about the exploitative nature of American college sports and the role of Black athletes in society.
The Faidherbe Must Fall campaign wants statues of Louis Faidherbe, a colonial general both in Senegal and France, to be removed.
France’s history of violence policing left a legacy of law and disorder, targeting dissidents, in its former colonies.
Black Lives Matter protests build on a long history of anti-racist solidarity and struggle across the Atlantic.
Protestors in Algeria, the US, and elsewhere must begin to imagine what a new, grassroots Third-Worldism of the 21st century may look like.
Anti-racism and political contagion from Save Darfur to Black Lives Matter.
What continuities can be drawn from the murder of Ahmed Timol in apartheid Johannesburg to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis?