The Afropolitan Today — Culture

African-Norwegian Kids Dance

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"Chiku Ali, a storyteller from Tanzania living in Bergen, is impressed by what has been accomplished during the week called African days in Stavanger." more here    

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Sellout

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I watched this fascinating conversation on Bloggingheads between Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy and John McWhorter of the Manhattan Institute.  They go back and forth about various backlash they've had on stuff they've written such as Kennedy's controversial "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word" which I really want to read now and McWhorter's piece on The Root about what constitutes "Black Culture" I find all this fascinating because it fits squarely in the realm of the Afropolitan. What makes a black person go from being African to Afropolitan or African American to Afropolitan. I had an interesting email...

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Black Britain

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Just ran across this on NPR. Paul Gilroy, who I think was the African American Studies Professor at Yale when I was there, has a new book out called Black Britain: A Photographic History. You can listen to his interview on NPR here.   

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Make-up Design in East Africa

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Interesting piece in...the Daily Mail? This was passed on to me and I love the colors and flowers and poses!  Designs of the Surma and Mursi ethnic groups in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in  East Africa's Omo Valley.

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Hilarious Video on "Diversity"

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