Category archives for: Artcultainment

Concluding our serialization of the book JACK CUDJO

You can buy Jack Cudjoe: Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman on Amazon Cudjo versus Cudjo During the Revolutionary War, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia established the Ethiopian Regiment for the loyalists. While General George Washington was being pressured by his commanders to recruit slaves for the war, Lord Dunmore, […]

REFLECTIONS ON MARCUS GARVEY’S POEM: THE BLACK WOMAN

by Prof. Kofi Asare Opoku At this critical time in our history, and after centuries of unrelenting denigration of Africans because of their skin colour and other external bodily features by others who have even sought to ground their attitude on the Bible, it is grievously disheartening to observe that some Africans continue to give […]

Jack Cudjo – Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier & First Black Businessman

The following is an excerpt from Jack Cudjo – Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier & First Black Businessman by Kofi Ayim. Slavery in New Jersey The state of New Jersey officially abolished further importation of slavery in 1786, yet 74 years later (1860) eighteen slaves were recorded in the census. These slaves were apparently freed by the 1865 […]

Ghanaian Culture Performers Making Waves in the U.S.

by Kofi Ayim Okyerema Asante was first introduced to Akan drumming by his uncle at age 3 in his native Koforidua, the administrative capital of Eastern Region, Ghana. His uncle was an Okyerema at the courts of both Koforidua and Juaben in the Ashanti Region. Okyerema is an accolade bestowed on an Akan drummer who […]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Perform in South Africa for Mandela Tribute

by LYNSEY CHUTEL After more than a decade, Beyoncé and Jay-Z will finally perform in Africa again. The super-star couple will headline a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela in December. The concert was announced on July 9 in a video featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the South African rapper Sho Madjozi. On Dec. 2 in […]

The Temptations and The Four Tops At NJPAC Friday, October 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and the Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legend of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations (My Girl) and The Four Tops (Baby, I Need Your […]

Actress Mercy Johnson gets government appointment

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson as his new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture. Johnson’s appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade. The appointments take effect […]

South Africa: Film Banned in South Africa to Screen for the First Time in 44 Years

For the first time in 44 years the first South African independent film Joe Bullet will be screened. Produced in 1971 it was one of the first local films to feature an all African cast. It starred Ken Gampu and Abigail Kubeka and centers on the story of a local soccer team who fall prey to a […]

Ghanaian architect who designed US’ African American museum honoured

A renowned Ghanaian architect, Mr David Adjaye, has been honoured by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) for his outstanding achievement in architecture. He was presented with a citation by the Chairman of the NDPC, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, at the ArchiAfrika Design and Architecture Gallery at James Town in Accra last Friday. Mr Adjaye is […]

Dancing for Mother Earth to save ecology

Ever met African dancers whose goal is Earth Consciousness? Meet Siren – Protectors of the Rainforest. Founded by Mambo Tse, a former UNESCO Center for Peace executive member and prolific choreographer and entertainer. The group’s mission is to save and protect the rainforests because it significantly influences the health of the entire ecosystem, the health […]

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