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The Afropolitan Today — Design

Black Nerds Network: b.vikki vintage

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via blacknerdsnetwork.blogspot.com Via my pals at Black Nerds Network, whats this!? Vintage Advertisements featuring Black Folk, awesome! Check it out

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Rock and Blogroll! Fashionistas and Girl Power

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

I've missed surfing the net for cool Afro-p blog but yesterday I had my fill! Here some pretty neat blogs on fashion and trends. I love the design and the commentary: Make Fetch Happen     Majonzi [kenya/us] Miss Mwambi [zambia/malawi] Kasalina [ny] Charcoalink [tanzania/uk] Brown Sista Black Girl Lost...In a Book [texas] great blog for book lovers! Plus, haven't updated my links in a minute, so here are a couple online magazines that I'm adding to the blogroll: Clutch Magazine Clam Magazine  [absolute must see!]   Honorable mention Check out Black Girls Rock an outreach program for at rick...

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The Siiiiiiiimpsooooons

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By way of Afrigadget I found this really cool carving community in Western Kenya (where I'm originally from by the way) that make Simpsons figurines. Also a BBC article on it. Here's the official site

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Obey the Giant

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Here is the site of the guy who made those ubiquitous (my new favorite word) Obama graphic icons that you see all over Facebook.   Its called Obey the Giant (thanks to Jamhuri Wear blog for that) and I love the tag "Manufacturing Dissent Since 1989". Classic. Here's some stunning pieces from the renowned artist behind the work Shepard Fairey:  

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Renowned Zimbabwean Sculptor Dominic Benhura

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"'My motivation for being a stone sculptor is the love of it," Benhura says. "Somewhere in my heart I always felt that stone was my future.'  Founder of the Harare-based Dominic's Studio that houses at least 30 male and female sculptors, Benhura says, "I am one of those people who have been lucky enough to spend the better part of my life doing what I enjoy." -ArtMatters     beautiful art: Baby Steps by Dominic Benhura  Twins by Dominc Benhura [title unknown]  

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