Lauren, a professional communications expert from South Africa, loves to learn new languages and cultures. She is always willing to share her expertise on the African culture and lifestyles. Through her social interactions with others, she decided her own social projects in her homeland to launch Africa.

African beads play a significant role in African culture, past and present. Africans bestowed great significance to their cultural artifacts, one of them being their beads. The color, size, shape and region on the body that the beads were worn meant many different things among them.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:41

Black Smoke: the Afro Goth Sub Culture

The definition of Afro Goth is a subculture of African and dark skinned men and women that have a passion for goth and/or emo style in dress, music, and personality.  The goth style tends to gravitate towards a darker palette and both clothes and makeup using cimmerian undertones.

Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Delicious African Chicken Peanut Stew

Chicken, sweet potatoes and peanuts are one of those magical flavor combinations that make you feel all warm and happy. Chicken groundnut stew is, in various forms, common all over West Africa, and this version, is simply delicious.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:03

Tasty West African Treat: Plantain fritters

Plantains are a major food staple in West and Central Africa (Cameroon & DR Congo), Central America, the Caribbean Islands and northern, coastal parts of South America. Their attractiveness as food is that they fruit all year round, making them a reliable all-season staple food. Want to try out a recipe…delicious plantain fritters

Much appreciation goes out to artist like Shurel Alicia Reynold, who believes in holding onto tradition and sharing the different art forms of dance with the world. Shurel presented the Caribbean Dance Night at Sayga something different, relaxed and entertaining.

Die VAS Kulturwoche bietet Studenten und allen anderen die an afrikanischer Kultur, Integration, Afrikas Geschichte und eine bessere Zukunft für Afrika interessiert sind, durch vielfältige und exotische Aktivitäten alles, um den Kontinent Afrika in der Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen.

From 13th to 16th of August 2014 in Tolmin, Slovenia, the 3rd edition of the Overjam International Reggae Festival will be held. A top-of-the-class line-up, with fresh new artists and timeless legends.

Africa has never been renowned for being technologically advanced until recently when Nigeria stepped in and took the mobile gaming market by surprise. With over half a billion Internet subscribers across the region, it’s not surprising why a lot of young professionals are leaving the tourism industry and venturing into a more technological market.

It’s with great sadness that I read in today’s broadsheets that a teenage girl in Sydney, Australia has been sexually assaulted by six young men of African origin and most likely refugees.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 17:53

Why the obsession with lighter skin?

During a recent dinner with two older black women, the subject of colorism found its way into our conversation, amongst chatter of romance, interracial dating, and graduate school. We openly and casually discussed the difficulties that many darker-skinned black women have finding partners as a result of skin tone hierarchies that continue to inflict "the black community."

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