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Redefining, Reshaping, Reimagining

Whether it's fashion, beauty or food, Africans and Afrodiasporans are looking to change status quo an
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Redefining, Reshaping, Reimagining
By The Afropole • Issue #9 • View online
Whether it’s fashion, beauty or food, Africans and Afrodiasporans are looking to change status quo and redefine what it means to be black in this world. In everything from art and fashion, to biochemistry and history, this weeks newsletter looks at the ways we are building, kicking open doors and creating lasting legacies for generations to come.

Challenging the Conventions of Fashion and Art in Africa
What It Means to Dress in Lagos - The New York Times
The Lion Speaks, The World Must Listen
Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge' | Africa | Al Jazeera
Nollywood to Netflix: Oshaayyyyyy
Netflix will commission original African shows — Quartz Africa
But before we get too excited about the Netflix move, check out this twitter thread on things to consider to ensure diverse set of Africa stories make their way to the popular platform, and that those stories can in turn be consumed by Africans themselves
Amma Aboagye
This morning's .@TechCabal newsletter included this major announcement from @netflix which is an amazing opportunity but should be tempered with some realities about data, streaming and marketing #African film in #Africa. #athread
Amma Aboagye
3. The .@netflix news is great for folks who else already created movies and seek a platform for distribution. But what about folks who haven't and are interested in telling different (read: more expensive, time consuming and in need of more marketing flair) stories. Will they
Amma Aboagye
6. Which leads me to my next point about costs of data on the continent and how to make Netflix accessible. Thesegraphics from .@TheYomiKazeem of @QuartzAtWork show that data becomes a luxury good compared to our #Indian and #LatinAmerican bredren.
Beauty and the Geeks: Exploring the Science of Make Up
When we think of the Make-up Industry we are quick to think of the front end and not the back end. Who is mixing these products? Scientists of course! But there aren’t too many black women in that mix. This woman is trying to change that!
When I tell people I work within the beauty industry, no one ever thinks "you're a scientist".... 🤷🏽‍♀️

Absolutely loved working with @equalstv to promote science and maths to school aged girls. Unfortunately 67% of girls in education think science is just for boys ☹️ #WeAreEquals
#BuildBlackGlobally Gift Guide is Perfect for the Holidays
We Want You! (Or Your Friend...)
Amma Aboagye
#RT @theafropole: RT @amma_aboagye: .@theafropole need an events fellow, so if you have experience coordinating and managing events, and will be in Ghana for a year, then sign up! 2019 is going to be a great year for us, join us as we #buildblackgobally
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