BlackSpace committed to creating more resources for Black professionals in architecture

BlackSpace Architecture

Non-profit design collective, Blackspace wants to change the face of urban development and the way cities are built with the Black community in mind. The outfit seeks to change the narrative in the field of urban planning, architecture, and development, being predominantly White field with statistics as per a 2019 study showing only 2% of licensed architects are Black […]

Africa’s First Childrens’ TV Channel, Pineapple TV Launched

Pineapple TV Logo

In the search for providing children exciting, educative and worthy television content, an African-produced childrens’ TV channel has been given birth. A painstaking project which has taken the best part of a decade to get off the ground, Pineapple TV is concieved as a model TV when it comes to children television programmes and entertainment. […]

Streetwear brand, Daily Paper features designs by Ghana’s David Alabo on new Tarot Card Capsule collection

David Alabo

Ghanaian artist David Alabo has hit another milestone, as his afro-surrealist designs are featured on street-wear brand, Daily Paper’s Tarot Card Capsule’s new line of t-shirts. The Amsterdam-based, African-owned street-wear brand, recently released a new limited edition capsule collection in collaboration with the Ghanaian visual artist. The Tarot Card collection of high end t-shirts is […]

Lakin Ogunbanwo: The photographer making great strides with Nigerian brides

Behind a chartreuse veil, stitched with pearls of the same color, a woman gazes at the camera. Her gele, a signifier of her Nigerian heritage, is artfully wrapped around her head and stacks of beaded necklaces encircle her neck. Cast in chiaroscuro, the swath of saffron fabric over her shoulder catches the light. She’s vivid […]

DePauw University appoints first African American president 

DePauw University

The prestigious DePauw University has announced the appointment of its first African American as its president,  Dr. Lori S. White, who would sit at the helm of the Indiana-based liberal arts school. Her appointment came unexpectedly from the institution who has never had either sex as the president. In a statement released by the school, […]

Meet the Igbo farm community located at Virginia, USA

During the era of the transatlantic slave trade, thousands of enslaved Igbos came directly to Virginia through shipping ports in Calabar and Bonny. Africans were migrated to colonial America to serve as enslaved agricultural workers during the 1600s and 1700s. About 250,000 domestic servants and artisans were used as slaves. Igboland was the most important […]

FedEx appoints first-ever black woman as CEO 

FedEx

For the first time in the history of FedEx, it has appointed a female as its CEO. The foremost and largest delivery services company across the continent, FedEx, recently announced the appointment of Ramona Hood as the company’s CEO; making her the first Black woman in the company’s 49-year history to hold that position. The […]