When China invests, trades, and pledges hundreds of billions of dollars to Africa, it is effectively buying the continent. It is buying African resources. It is establishing itself as the dominant power in a land that is not its own. It is asserting control and exploiting African workers. Instead of allowing Africa to simply exchange hands from one imperialist power to another, Black Americans should intercept this economic jump ball.
Feedback from last year’s Jollof Festival in both D.C. and New York was overwhelmingly positive. With old favorites returning and new activities being added, we have every reason to believe this year will only be more epic
The dispersal of the Benin art to museums around the world catalysed the beginnings of a long and slow European reassessment of the value of West African art. The Benin art was copied and the style integrated into the art of many European artists and thus had a strong influence on the early formation of modernism in Europe.
As strongly as Killmonger might resound for a younger generation in the diaspora, we need to understand that Africans and African-Americans have succeeded in working together in the past, and must continue to work to figure out a way to do that as well in the future.