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Iman ‘Holding Up’ After Bowie’s Death, Amid Reports Cremation Has Already Taken Place

Iman is “holding up” in the wake of the death of her husband David Bowie, according to a friend. The iconic singer lost his battle with cancer on Sunday but British media are reporting that he has already been secretly cremated without friends or family present. The Mirror said there had been no plans for a […]

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Appalachian African Community Hosts Fashion Show – USA

The fashions of multiple African nations were represented Saturday at the Appalachian African Community’s fashion show in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The countries included Somalia, Ghana, Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe, among others. “The show included musical and drum performances in addition to an international food tasting,” said […]

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Somalian Autumn Sharif wows The Voice UK’s Judges

19 year old Londoner Autumn Sharif overcame her shyness to thrill judges on tonight’s The Voice UK show. The girl of Somalian descent highlighted before her performance how she was “a little bit shy, introverted….” followed with an uncomfortable grin and the words “I’m usually really really nervous every time i perform and it’s only […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Saado Ali – Dhawaaq Hees

A victim of extremist, jihadist terrorist group Al-Shabaab, Saado Ali was a voice of the people in Somalia. Wikipedia cites her musical content as composed of political and social justice, as well as nationalism and romantic love. Her sweet voice compels one to want to listen even they do not understand exactly what she is […]

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Africa Does It Big At The Oscars

“Winning big” isn’t a phrase that is usually associated with Africans when it comes to major film awards. Steve McQueen’s movie “12 Years A Slave” has come around to prove that wrong by not only winning Best Film in UK’s BAFTA awards but by following up with a Best Motion Picture vanquish at the American […]

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Barkhad Abdi is Broke – ‘Captain Phillips’ Oscar Nominee Reveals Money Issues

Barkhad Abdi, the Oscar-nominated actor from Captain Phillips, has revealed that he is broke despite being in the running for the gold this evening. The 28-year-old actor earned $65,000 for his performance in the film, but that was two years ago and he has not acted in a movie since then. After wrapping his work on Captain […]

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Africans Shine At The BAFTAs|@RealBarkhad Wins Best Supporting Actor

Africa got strongly represented at the UK’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) by two notable names, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Barkhad Abdi. They both shined, not only because the films they were both nominated in several categories, but also because they earned personal awards. Chiwetel, who is of Nigerian descent, won the biggest individual […]

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Website gives music on tape an audience outside of Africa

“Tapes have never been weird for me at all,” says Brian Shimkovitz. “I grew up on the cusp of the CD and cassette era, and have always had hundreds of them in my own collection.” Rather than a simple fact of life for a music fan of a certain age, though, the compact cassette has […]

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Pageant Encourages Participants to Celebrate Africa-U.S. Ties

Lady Kate Atabond Njeuma was on a mission eight years ago to help young women who had moved to the United States from Africa to celebrate both their cultures. As a Cameroonian American, she valued her new country, but also wanted to make sure she paid homage to the land of her birth. She wanted […]

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Q & A: Snoop Lion – I Love African Music

American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor, Snoop Dogg now known as Snoop Lion, who recently visited Durban, South Africa, for the MTV All Star concert told the press that he loves African music. Snoop said “to be able to come back to the origin of where music was created is special for me.” Interview: Q: What […]

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1st African Diaspora World tourism Awards, Atlanta

by Wale Ojo-Lanre THE first ever African Diaspora World Tourism Award designed to honour and recognise trailblazers in black culture and heritage from all over the world will hold in Atlanta Georgia, USA between 26 and 28 April, 2013. The world event is packaged by AfricanDiasporaTourism.com. an online tourism magazine dedicated to exploring the culture […]

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Reggie Rockstone to be X Factor Africa judge; deal said to be worth US$500,000

by Ernest Dela Aglanu Hiplife Grand Papa, Reggie Rockstone, according to reports reaching Myjoyonline.com, has inked a mouthwatering deal to be a judge on the maiden Glo X-Factor Africa. X-Factor, a reality television singing competition which has gained prominence in the US and the UK is set to also unearth singing talents in the African […]

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