African Animation Set in Lagos, ‘Iwájú’ Gears up for Release in 2022

Disney has announced a partnership with pan-African entertainment company Kugali to create an animated science fiction series it describes as a "first-of-its-kind collaboration".

‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin, Breaks Record for Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin, who's 16, has set a record for the youngest Hollywood executive producer.

Javicia Leslie Becomes First Black Actress to Play Batwoman on TV

Javicia Leslie has become TV’s first black Batwoman. She is the new lead actress in the CW TV show’s second season. Leslie will play Ryan Wilder, a new character who will take over from Kate Kane.

Billboard’s Top 15 Most Streamed Sub-Saharan African Artists

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been unveiled as the most-streamed artist in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Billboard. On the list titled “ Billboard ’s Top 15 Sub - Saharan African Artists” which is based on global views, Burnaboy takes the...

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Retains UFC Middleweight Championship After Beating Romero

Nigeria's Israel Adesanya was the main man in 248 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he retained his UFC middleweight championship After Beating Yoel Romero. Israel Adesanya successfully defended his UFC middleweight championship with a unanimous-decision win over...

Queen Sono: Netflix’s First African Series Premieres

Netflix's first African original series, Queen Sono - about a spy from South Africa - has been released.The streaming site's six-episode TV thriller stars South African Pearl Thusi as the eponymous secret agent.https://twitter.com/NetflixSA/status/1233120969805443079Written and directed by Kagiso Lediga, an...

Saudi officials Order Arrest of Black Saudi Rapper Over Song Praising Women in Mecca

A black Saudi female rapper from Mecca who released a song and video praising the women in her city could be in trouble after officials ordered for her arrest, claiming the song “offends the customs and traditions” of the...

Lil Wayne Reveals He is 53% Nigerian in New Video

Lil Wayne recently revealed that he is 53% Nigerian. The 37 year old rapper revealed he got to know about his Nigerian side after a genealogy search was conducted by a website he shared some of his details on. On a...

Netflix Acquires Ghana’s 2020 Oscars Submission ‘Azali’

Kwabena Gyansah's story of a teenage girl's escape from an arranged marriage to a 70-year-old farmer has been acquired BY Netflix. Azali is a 2018 Ghanaian drama film directed by Kwabena Gyansah. It was selected as the Ghanaian entry for...

Burna Boy Makes Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist for 2020

Former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama has listed Burna Boy's ‘My Money, My Baby’ as one of her favourite songs for workout session. In a tweet, she wrote: “It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions get a bit harder...
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Charleston Riot of 1919: The Time US Sailors Unleashed Chaos on African Americans

The Charleston riot of 1919 was one of several incidents of civil unrest that began in the American Red Summer, of 1919. The Summer consisted of terrorist attacks on black communities, and white oppression in over three dozen cities and counties in the US.
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