african diaspora

woman seeing woman

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Celebrates Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

The photojournalist uplifts underrepresented voices in her photography and curation.
Elyssa Goodman
7.5.18
Art

This Artist Took Over an Entire City Block to Build an African Bead Museum

Olayami Dabls opened the MBad African Bead Museum in Detroit to connect black Americans with African history and culture.
Antwaun Sargent
3.20.18
Religion

I Left Christianity for an Ancient African Faith

The Yoruba religion helped me overcome immense grief and connected me with my ancestors.
Nakia Brown
7.31.17
Caribbean art

16 Guyanese Artists Explore the Impact of Migration

Migration is one of the defining issues of our time, and few feel it quite like residents of the small South American nation.
Antwaun Sargent
6.17.17
immersive theater

Immersive Theater Show Takes Afrofuturism to Outer Space

An explorer living in an advanced civilization discovers a signal coming from an alien world in 'The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut.' What she discovers is a a type of extraterrestrial she’s never come across before: a white woman.
Kevin Holmes
5.26.17
Music

Somi's New Album Is a Pan-African Love Letter to Harlem

The singer/songwriter's latest effort, 'Petite Afrique,' is a soulful celebration of her black and immigrant identities.
Janae Price
4.24.17
sculpture

Barbed Wire, Chains, and Scrap Metal Sculptures Are This Artist's Language

Legendary 79-year-old sculptor Melvin Edwards has a new show entirely comprised of scrap metal he found in Oklahoma.
Antwaun Sargent
4.19.17
immigration

Africans Immigrants Find a Taste of Home in Southern China

The city of Guangzhou is home to between 50,000 and 100,000 Africans, but they still struggle to be accepted as part of Chinese society.
Kait Bolongaro and Hangwei Li
11.16.16
Art

Knockdown Center’s Latest Show Celebrates Women Artists of the African Diaspora

'MAMI' means to bring about provocative art happenings led by women artists.
Sean J Patrick Carney
8.21.16
Film

What Burkina Faso's Film Festival Means for African Cinema

We talked to some of competing filmmakers about why Africa needs FESPACO film fest, and picked out the best of the features, documentaries, and shorts.
Hannah Armstrong and Assia Boundaoui
3.15.15