The black experience differs ever so slightly depending on where you are but generally, the discrimination, the marginalization as well as the perseverance is very much the same. But how much of it do we know of it being on one side of the pond?
Furaha Kensmil explains why she feels like a foreigner in both Suriname, where she was born, and the Netherlands, where she has lived most of her life. Furaha delves into the complexities of the identity of the people of African descent in the Netherlands, which prides itself as a colour-blind nation.
Central Europe is one of those places where it has never been easy to talk about racism. In the past, the Communist doctrine condemned it and the topic became a taboo, although prejudice has always existed behind closed doors. Nowadays, with the right of free speech, it feels like opening a can of worms.
WurlD has officially released visuals for his latest single “Story” from the Nigerian Afro soul singer’s latest EP Afrosoul. “Story” is the second visual masterpiece by WurlD this year, as in April he released a James Bond-inspired music video for “Love Nobody”. WurlD’s second time at co-directing is toned down but makes for a riveting watch.
A Louisiana high school student and emerging artist who has advanced to the final stages of a national art competition is seeking support to land the $30,000 scholarship prize. According to NOLA.com, high school senior Morrah Burton-Edwards was selected as one of 54 finalists who will compete for the prize in Google’s Doodle for Google competition..
A report by Ted Loos for The New York Times. Inspired by John James Audubon, the painter explores the societal “pecking order” in two works that dovetail with “this mystery about whether or not Audubon himself was Black.” About 10 years ago, the artist Kerry James Marshall caught a crow with his bare hands.
Following the success of her plant-based soul food restaurant in Charlotte, Velvet Jacobs opened VTree Hollywood this past spring.There’s a common saying that success is a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck. That holds true for chef Velvet Jacobs, owner of the plant-based soul food restaurant Veltree, who opened The VTree Hollywood in April this year