Seitu’s World: African Solutions And Problems Conference 2014

seitu afric1 Mr. Mehmet Kilic and Ambassador HE Abdou Salam Diallo the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations at a briefing on the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development downtown Manhattan, NY.on Monday, June 16th, 2014

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HW Pick: Face2face Africa 2014 In New York City

face2rafceafricaFace2face Africa, the premier pan-African media company, will launch its three-day annual Pan-African Weekend (F2FA) in New York City on July 25-27. Continue Reading →

Kenya, Africa’s Next Frontier

Rendering-of-The-Hub-Karen-mall-opening-in-suburban-Nairobi-Kenya-2015-656x429Chatting to fashion insiders here feels, in many ways, the same as anywhere else around the world. Nairobi’s power bloggers have moved to Instagram; local designers are troubled by cheap counterfeits; and the same laundry list of global celebrities reigns supreme from Mombasa to Lake Victoria. Continue Reading →

Selling and Celebrating African Aesthetics at Sotheby’s

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“The spell of Africa is upon me. The ancient witchery of her medicine is burning my drowsy, dreamy blood. This is not a country, it is a world—a universe of itself and for itself, a thing Different, Immense, Menacing, Alluring. It is a great black bosom where the Spirit longs to die. It is a life so burning, so fire encircled that one bursts with terrible soul inflaming life.”  “Little Portraits of Africa” published in 1924 by W.E.B. Du Bois.

By Tod Roulette

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Like many people who own art I like to purchase works that do not necessarily ‘fit’ with other things I already own in my collection. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Liya Kebede Designs For Freedom

1D274905685200-today-vogue-born-free-leibovitz-140423-02.blocks_desktop_mediumThe fashion industry has teamed up with a charity Born Free to create a collection to wipe out AIDS among infants in South Africa, and Harlem resident and Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, dedicated to maternal health in her native country, has designed several pieces for the collection. Continue Reading →

#BringBackOurGirls In Nigeria

7826383024_bcb72a356b_zThere is a grim mood of outrage in Nigeria, Africa. In northeastern town of Chibok, more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school dorms in the dead of night nearly two weeks ago. Continue Reading →

HW Questionnaire: Luke Ngwerume Talks Of Zimbabwe’s First Online Financial Services Mall Launch

Luke1 (1)Former Old Mutual CEO Luke Ngwerume Launches ZimSelector, Zimbabwe’s First Online Financial Services Mall

An exciting new company in Zimbabwe offers good news against a global backdrop of falling confidence and failing finances. ZimSelector.com is the first on-line Financial Services Mall for Zimbabweans at home and abroad. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The African Economic Development Conference 2014 At Columbia

seitu africa1By Seitu Oronde

This time I was at the African Economic Development Conference 2014 at Columbia University Business School in West Harlem on April, 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem Becomes A Destination For African Tribal Art Week

african art in harlem photoBy Mel Brown with additional contributions from Tricia Fraser

For almost a century, Harlem has been known as a destination for contemporary art, culture and fashion. With emerging revitalization, Harlem has experienced yet another cultural metamorphosis. Continue Reading →