So my sister, who is not-so lowkey a Beyonce stan, sent this to me sometime last week. Beyonce + AfricanRead more
Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo of Hands On Design Studio have created this gorgeous line of bags, sleeves and holders for all sorts of electronic gadgets. Greer tells me:
Kushn designs are inspired by everyday life in modern, cosmopolitain African cities. African textiles such as Kente fabric from Ghana, are a big inspiration to us as we are in love with colour, geometric patterns and interesting textures.Read more
Kindred Fall/Winter 2011: “Who I Am: An Introduction”
Call for Submissions
Kindred is a conversation between Black women. In any conversation, it’s important to know who the participants are, where they come from and what makes them unique.
As Black women, we cannot afford to assume the same narratives inform each of us; instead we should acknowledge our differences, accept them and celebrate them.
So the theme of this first issue, is “Who I Am: An Introduction”. Who are you? What makes you who you are? Where do you come from? How did you get here? Where are you going?
Submit your prose, poetry, essays and other works of writing as well as illustrations, photography and other images to
submissions [at] kindredcollective.com
Please limit your words to 1500 and your images to 10. Submissions close Friday, September 30, 2011Read more
If you’ve been around the site, you’re no stranger to Real8‘s music. I’m excited to share this video for I’mRead more
This is a gorgeous story on a rapidly changing neighborhood in NYC. My friend Wendy noticed that despite of theRead more
Earlier this year, Rwandans in Diaspora gathered in Chicago with their president, Paul Kagame. This year’s theme was “Agaciro: Our Heritage, Our Future” and the official Flickr stream shows tons of photographs of Rwandans celebrating just that.Read more
I’ve kind of slipped out of the social media conversation for a bit to start some fresh things. Here’s a peak at what I’ve been working on. There’s plenty more where this came from, but click the image to see the whole thing!Read more
I am in love with the style of this video! And not to mention the fun ways to tie a scarf. (Fly Naijas! Can we get a gele tutorial like this?!)Read more