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Mfunguamoyo KiaKanua, the founder of LobbyNoir

29 Décembre 2021 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #2021, #ujamaa, #kwanzaa, #lobbynoir, #afroculture, #afrocultureblog, #ENG

As we reflect upon the principle of Ujamaa and collective economics, Mfunguamoyo Kiakanua is a colleague we would like to give credit to.

Mfunguamoyo KiaKanua, who is the son of an illustrious Major general who fought for Angolan independence, is the founder of LobbyNoir. LobbyNoir is both a site and an App, downloadable from Google Play and Apple Store, which is a global directory of Black Owned Businesses with a SEO functionality. It also provides a multilingual MarketPlace in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and digital services for Black Owned Businesses. Click below to visit LobbyNoir's site and to watch Mfunguamoyo's interview with our cultural mediator Caro Sika. The interview is in French but subtitled in English.

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Ujamaa ou l'économie solidaire

29 Décembre 2021 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #ujamaa, #afroculture, #afrocultureblog, #panafricanisme, #kwanzaa, #lobbynoir, #FR

 
L’économie solidaire dite Ujamaa est un thème qui prend beaucoup d'ampleur dans la diaspora africaine. La notion d'Ujamaa a été théorisée par nombre de professeurs africains américains, notamment Dr. Claud Anderson dans son livre Powernomix qui démontre l'importance pour toute communauté de bâtir une économie solide à des fins politiques. Cliquez ci-dessous pour en savoir plus sur Dr. Claud Anderson et ses oeuvres (version originale).
 

Continuez à lire pour voir nos interviews sur le thème d'Ujamaa.

Les mouvements #buyblack, notamment, sont inspirés de ce principe, ainsi que les boycots économiques pour faire valoir les droits des afrodescendants dans la diaspora et parfois sur leur territoire, notamment dans les territoires où le néocolonialisme économique opère. Cliquez ci-dessous pour visionner les interviews que nous avons réalisé avec differents acteurs des communautés anglophones et francophones sur le sujet. Tous les interviews sont sous-titrés.

Vous aimeriez pratiquer le principe d'Ujamaa, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour faire votre shopping.

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Paul Muhammad, the founder of Moneymob

29 Décembre 2021 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #ENG, #afroculture, #afrocultureblog, #kwanzaa, #ujamaa, #blacklegacy, #uk, #paulmuhammad, #moneymob, #2021

As we reflect upon the principle of Ujamaa on Day 4 of Kwanzaa, Paul Muhammad, the founder of the Moneymob movement and community leader, is an awesome colleague we must give credit to.

Paul Muhammad is the founder of the crowd purchase movement, Money Mob. Money Mob promotes, markets and implements group economics to support Black Owned businesses. Over the last 25 years, Paul has travelled throughout the world on one business venture or another and sees it as his mission to support Black Economics, a mission that is gathering pace with others in the UK, the US and throughout the world. Click below to watch Paul interview Paulette Simpson, the Executive Director of the Top UK Black Magazine the Voice.

Click below to watch more of Paul Muhammad interviews and suscribe to the Moneymob Youtube Channel.

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Dolapo is Fine!

27 Décembre 2021 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #2021, #afrocultureblog, #afroculture, #ENG, #cinema

We came across this really insightful and well executed short over the weekend,  directed by Ethosheia Hylton and written by Joan Iyiola and Chibundu Onuzo in 2020. Dolapo is a Nigerian student at a British boarding school who hopes for a career in the finance sector. However, her assigned advisor, also Nigerian, advises her to change the nickname she goes by and her natural hair to assimilate and be taken seriously for a pending interview. Dolapo's identity is put in question for the very first time, it seems, and her journey considering change will lead her on the road to self-determination. This short challenges the narrative of assimilation to succeed or reach our goals, we highly recommend it. It is currently available on Netflix. Click below to watch a trailer.

What is Kwanzaa?

As previously mentioned, today is Day 2 of Kwanzaa. Unlike other celebrations over the holidays, Kwanzaa is a non-religious but a cultural celebration. It's a weeklong observerd from 26th December to 1st January of each year. Each day highlights a core principle which is symbolised by lighting a candle. It culminates in gift giving and a big feast. The 7 principles derive from the Swahili languague and honor African heritage. They are inspired by African harvest celebrations such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Africana Studies at California State University, in 1966. He created this holiday in response to the Watt Riots in Los Angeles in 1965 as a way to bring African-Americans together as a community.

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Joyful Noise Productions are taking us into a festive and unforgettable 2022 celebrating African Music

13 Décembre 2021 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #music, #2022, #afroculture, #afrocultureblog, #ENG, #artist, #event, #uk

5 shows in the first 3 months of 2022 - sounds promising, doesn't it?

Continue to read on to find out more about the artists and to book your tickets.

The Yoruba Women Choir will be at the Jazz Cafe on 7th January 2021

The Yoruba Women Choir will be at the Jazz Cafe on 7th January 2021

Described as Africa’s greatest vocal ensemble and renowned as one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports, The Yoruba Women Choir always delivers a spectacular show bursting with passion and astounding power. Boasting eleven joyful singers who together create exquisite harmonies, the group is also backed by a six piece band playing traditional Yoruba rhythms and melodies that will keep you dancing all night long.

Yoruba Music was highly influential in the development of Afrobeat, Highlife and Afro-Cuban styles, making this an unmissable show for fans of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor or Buena Vista Social Club. Click below to book your ticket and get a feel of who they are.

Afrocentrics will be a the Richmix on 25th January 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

Afrocentrics will be a the Richmix on 25th January 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

The Hi-Life orchestra will be at the Richmix on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

The Hi-Life orchestra will be at the Richmix on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

Osibisa will be at the RichMix on Tuesday 15th March 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

Osibisa will be at the RichMix on Tuesday 15th March 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

Horns Unlimited will be at the RichMix on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

Horns Unlimited will be at the RichMix on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, more info to come in the New Year.

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