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Femi Kuti at 50: ‘My Pains, My Gains’

Femi Kuti, son of the late legendary Afro-beat musician turned 50 on July 16, 2012. In this no holds barred interview, the only Nigerian based musician ever to be nominated thrice at the Grammy opened up on the day...

UK Riots Bring Back Memories in France

Source: Deutsche Welle Clichy sous Bois is a mere 15 kilometers (nine miles) outside of Paris, but it feels worlds apart. To get there from central Paris, you have to take the metro, then a suburban train and finally a...

Meet Cassandra Steen: German Soulful Recording Star

German pop star Cassandra Steen talks about her influences, choosing to sing in German - her father is African-American and her mother German - in this revealing interview with segments of her performing. (More)

Helen Grant First Black Female Conservative Minister in the UK

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of...

Black German Musicians Unite to Fight Racism

Synopsis:  At the centre of this film are musicians Ade Bantu, D-Flame and Mamadee. When Ade was 15 years old his father was murdered in Nigeria. Following that he moved to Cologne with his German mother and siblings. When...

ChristianityToday.com Launches New Site Design

Christianity Today, a nonprofit global ministry recently debuted the new design of ChristianityToday.com, the website for Christianity Today magazine, with new features and a clean, fresh look. The new website boasts a simpler layout, subscriber-only content, minute-to-minute news updates...

Dereck Rose: A Musical Life

Source: Olive Vassell for Euromight British singer and songwriter Dereck Rose will be the first to admit that his musical journey has been a long and winding one. Beginning in his Jamaica birthplace, and developing in his early years in...

National Memorial Ceremony Norway

Source: AFRO-Europe The Government of Norway holds a national memorial ceremony in the wake of the attacks 22 July on the Government buildings and on Utøya. The ceremony takes place in Oslo Spektrum on Sunday 21 August at 3 pm. Bereaved families,...

Blacks in Europe: Fate of the Afro-Turks

In 2006 Mustafa Olpak founded the Association of Afro-Turks to raise awareness and combat the erosion of the African presence in the history of the Turks. “Nobody speaks about us, otherwise, if they were to tell our story, they...

Iraqi Youth Use Hip Hop Music to Ignite Hope in Their War-Torn Environment

Source: Aljazeera Iraqi youth find new outlet in rap By combining folklore with western-style beats, Iraqi youth have created their own form of hip-hop music. Read more on Aljazeera   Read more on Aljazeera

Blacks In Europe: Hans Massaquoi

Hans Massaquoi, the former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote the distinctive memoir "Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany", has died.  His son said Massaquoi died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013), on his 87th birthday, in...

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