Africa & the Diaspora

Africa and the Diaspora covers the continent and people of African descent living outside of the United States.

Dibble Dabble: Celebrities who practice traditional African spirituality or are ATR adjacent . . . allegedly

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Now that the world has split open, let’s talk about some celebs who practice non-western spiritual systems.

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Women of Sudan’s diaspora channel ancient mothers to keep the fires of revolution burning

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Sudan’s interim military council attempts to sequester communication of protesters calling for the end of military rule. Across the globe, the country’s diasporans keep the world watching Sudanese fight for change.

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A plan to build a permanent school structure in Awash Kolati, powers an education revolution in a rural Ethiopian community

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The second story in a two-part narrative, the finale covers how the farming community of Awash Kolati rallied together to build a permanent school for their children. The initiative sparked more than they planned.

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Rural Ethiopian school washed away every year finds permanent home in the resilience of a community

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This two-part story tells how an Ethiopian farming community powered through the challenges of building a permanent school structure that withstood, heavy yearly rains.

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Mozambique’s hard road to recovery after Cyclone Idai

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Three major waves of disaster hit Mozambique with the start of Cyclone Idai in March. Recovery will be slow.

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Kwanzaa: A tradition in empowerment serves as alternative holiday

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For African Americans, or people of African descent who have been living in the United States since enslavement, the celebration of Kwanzaa starts on December 26 and ends New Year’s Day.

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For some Christmas celebrants, the holiday season continues with Boxing Day

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Person at a carnival in Trinidad West Indies. Jennie Hart / Alamy

Caribbean islands once under British colonial authority have re-mixed an English tradition to became a cultural mainstay, generations later.

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Britain’s Windrush Generation scandal: Predictions, reflections and solutions

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London, UK: 5 May 2018. Hundreds of people joined the March for Windrush at Whitehall to protest against the Hostile environment that has targeted the Windrush generation.

After living and working in the UK for over fifty years, the Windrush Generation continues to fight against Britain’s deportation efforts.

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Iciline Brown: Windrush Generation Story | Film Doc

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A family of siblings document the journey of fighting for their immigrant mother, Iciline Brown, to gain reentry into the UK, in which she used to reside as a legal resident.

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To detain and deport: A racist UK history revisited in Windrush Scandal | Think Piece

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July 1596. In Peter Fryer’s book Staying Power, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I sends correspondence to the Lord Mayor of London and other aldermen with the explicit suggestion “… that those kinde of people should be sent forth of the lande…”

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