Category archives for: Artcultainment

Victor Uwaifo recorded many firsts: Buhari says in tribute

President Muhammadu Buhari poured encomiums on the departed legendary musician and teacher Victor Uwaifo, saying he recorded many firsts in his lifetime. “Uwaifo lived for many firsts”, Buhari said in a condolence message sent to the family. These “include invitation to the State House by four presidents and Heads of State, and winner of a […]

Black Lives Are Celebrated in Bisa Butler’s Extraordinary, Technicolor Quilts

CHERYL CORLEY At the top of the Grand Staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago hang massive, colorful banners announcing the art work of Bisa Butler. Butler’s specialty is fabric, specifically quilts. And the bold images of Black people she stitches together, using textiles like paint in an explosion of color, is quilting transformed. “I […]

Turkson – the Son of a Turkey

It was Saturday morning so as usual I trekked to one of the most patronized African stores looking for a flyer that announces an evening event. I had three flyers – all free events – to choose from. I quickly dismissed the first one. It was an imported funeral. Someone was organizing a funeral for […]

First time in Church in America

I, Kwasi Sakabo from the holy vil­lage of Addo Nkwanta, somewhere in the wilderness finally arrived in the Almighty America by routes that best not be described, metamorphosed as John Mends, if you know what I mean. And the most logical thing for me to do was give thanks to my Creator. And so, to […]

From refugee camp to runway, Adut Akech is the new face of beauty brand Estée Lauder

AMA NUNOO South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech is officially the newest brand ambassador for Estée Lauder, a luxury beauty brand founded by one of the world’s first female entrepreneurs. “Adut is one of fashion’s biggest and most influential stars. We believe her incredible story, personality and beauty will help us continue to inspire and connect […]

Germany to fund projects in Namibia to atone for colonial crimes

Namibian government says Germany will fund infrastructure, healthcare and training projects over 30 years. Germany has agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth 1.1 billion euros ($1.3bn) over 30 years to atone for its role in mass killings and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago, according to a Namibian government spokesman. […]

Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Labor Has Begun Paying Reparations

The Virginia Theological Seminary is giving cash to descendants of Black Americans who were forced to work there. The program is among the first of its kind. WILL WRIGHT One night in 1858, Carter Dowling, an enslaved Black man forced to work without pay at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Northern Virginia, made the brave […]

LeBron James partners with Ghanaian-born designer Mimi Plange for new Nike sneaker collection

AMA NUNOO LeBron James is teaming up with Ghanaian-born designer Mimi Plange for a four-part LeBron 18 Low collection that celebrates diversity and a sense of community. The series of colorways collections is the second collaboration between the NBA star and a female designer. It is the first-time-ever Plange is designing sneakers. The collection is […]

Zulu queen’s eldest son named next monarch

Prince Misuzulu — whose name means “strengthening the Zulus” — will take over as the next Zulu king, according to the will of his mother and regent queen. The announcement led to chaos at the royal palace. Prince Misuzulu Zulu, the eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and his recently departed […]

Battle of wits: Antiguans revel in ancient board game

GEMMA HANDY Under the shade of a wooden hut, a stone’s throw from the flurry and fumes of the Antiguan capital’s main bus station, a battle of wits is afoot. Two men are bent over a handcrafted mahogany board, deep in concentration in the throes of a game of “Warri”. As the tension rises, so […]