3 Alternative History Timelines That Are Way Better Than ‘Confederate’
In light of the controversy around HBO’s new show ‘Confederate,’ this contributor gives us better timelines that should be picked up instead.
NextGen: Black Quantum Futurism Is a Women-Led Incubator Rooted In Black Liberation
Get to know the minds behind Black Quantum Futurism—Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa—and the important work they do.
Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Kranium, Yemi Alade, Awilo Longomba x Tiwa Savage, & More
The songs you need to hear this week.
Out of Africa: Afro-Guyanese Fashionista Janelle Grimmond Showcases Pieces Inspired By the Continent
First Listen: Nigerian Pop Singer Nova is Lustful on his Steamy Single ‘One Time’
Nova’s latest single sees him croon over smoky pads, which are the creation of the producer BankyOnDBeatz.
First Listen: South African Rapper ByLwansta Has Your New Break-Up Jam
ByLwansta releases his first single since his solid 2016 EP.
NextGen: Isaiah Wakoli’s Stimulating Art Is Inspired by Color’s Interaction with Human Behavior
Kenyan artist Isaiah Wakoli looks to his experience living with color synesthesia as inpsiration for his digital art.
Hotep Watch: The Mysterious Connection Between Hoteps and Hotels
In our first edition of Hotep Watch, we connect the dots between Dr Umar Johnson, the Illuminati and Paris Hilton…
10 Far-Out Afrofuturistic Music Videos You Need to See
These music videos showcase diverse subplots of Afrofuturism: from surrealism and space travel, to dystopians and love fantasies.
Koleka Putuma Is the Groundbreaking New Voice of South African Poetry
Koleka Putuma doesn’t play by the rules in her debut anthology.
NextGen: Jeff Manning’s Soulful Digital Portraits Depict a Surreal Subconscious
We catch up with Philadelphia-based graphic artist, Jeff Manning, on how his work illustrates the beauty of the black mind.
Diaspora Eats: 7 of the Best African Restaurants in Madrid
8 Highlights From an Evening with the Legendary Afro-Peruvian Singer Susana Baca
Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca was the honored guest at this year’s Afro-Latino festival in New York. Here’s what we learned from her talk.