Afropolitans, Author at Afropolitan Insights
Afropolitan Insights is a platform committed to exhibiting and highlighting positive depictions and narratives of Africa and Africans in the diaspora.
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Beyond Borders: Black Womanhood, Resistance, and Solidarity

“they are afraid a woman can be this free. this soft. this strong. this color. “ Ijeoma Umebinyuo On the intersections of gender and race, black women stay fighting and existing under multiple systems of oppression that don't acknowledge the infinite and diverse experiences of melanated women. From Mogadishu to...

Ankara Bazaar: A Celebration of Color and Style

On Saturday, February 18th, Ankara Bazaar hosted a fantastic event giving great independent designers and artists a platform to bring their wares directly to us, the consumer. Hosted in a great converted loft style building in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Ankara Bazaar brought us fashion shows, wraps, fabrics,...

Femly Box, A New Take on Feminine Care

From makeup to grooming products, monthly subscription boxes have long since lost the new-kind-on-the-block title. Now, one entrepreneur is leaving her mark on this space by providing a subscription service for organic alternatives to essential feminine care products through the Femly box. For Arion Long, the...

A New Way to Clean House

KISAFI, a new startup, is taking its on-demand cleaning services across Africa...

Fees Must Fall: A Voice of Change in South Africa

Meet 21 year-old Gigi Lamayne. At first glance, she may appear to be your average college student. But she also happens to be one of South Africa’s hottest rising hip-hop stars. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/fees-must-fall[/embed] As a student at Wits University in Johannesburg, Gigi Lamayne finds herself at the center...

Africans should be allowed to take the lead on trade in their countries

Like many great things that come from Africa, we rarely get the credit for the work that is done here. Our designs, our hard work, and our initiatives, are often attributed to our saviors overseas. Although we appreciate the support brought in from foreign organizations,...

“An Afropolitan Renaissance.”

After years of fighting negative stereotypes about Africa, especially through Western news cycles, a generation of passionate Afrocentrists are finally doing something about it. A new wave of actors and allies are taking on the responsibility of representing African cultures, values, identity and heritage, and...