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The Afropolitan Today — Commentary

Let's Rock and Blogroll! Funny Style

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Ok, here's my Afro Pick (get it? haha! I'm funny) for comedians: Jordan Carlos [Dallas] Also known as Stephen Colbert "Black Friend" Baron Vaughn [Las Vegas] W. Kamau Bell [Chicago] The W. Kamau Bell Curve: OE's & AA's Add to My Profile | More Videos

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What does Afropolitan mean?

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

This is the article that started it all.

The much-forwarded article in The Lip Magazine is where the term "Afropolitan" was first coined by Taiye Selasi.  It's an insightful look at a culture and identity that is formed by the children of first-generation African immigrants to the West. Not completely African or American/British/French they are a complex fusion.

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Tazama

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Oakland, CA - November 10th, 2007  Yes! This blog is debuting as a call to arms for those of us of African descent, globally especially, in the cradle of mankind. Let’s shine the light on the uplifting and highlight the immense beauty and creativity that exists in Africa.  Let’s be Doers and movers and not pointers and loiters. So to all black nerds, hipsters, Kenyan expats, half black, outcasts, incasts, too smart, too radical, sublime, subprime, over achievers, slackers, lazybones, crybabies, baby-mamas, thinkers, socialites, those who fight, and those who can’t be bothered, Africa's future is already here.

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