“Haiti United”: 4th Edition of the International Black Expo Design

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Afro Modern Art (AMA) present for the 4th edition of the International Black Expo Design, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from April 24 to 26, 2015 at the Loft Hotel, located at 314 Sherbrooke East.

This international event, aims to make known to Quebec designers of the African Canadian community and the Afro-Caribbean designers through a prestigious fashion shows and exhibitions presenting design and African art and ethno-contemporary.

This year’s theme is “Haiti United”, a way to pay tribute to a country that despite the enormous difficulties always finds an inspiration, a strength and energy to move forward. Several personalities of fashion therefore will come from Haiti as well as renowned designers such as Malou Cadet, Phélicia Dell, who will present their new collection.

At this event will also be present among others: AVA Paris (Mali); Issa Sorogo (Burkina Faso); Eliane Cauvin (Montreal); Vala Bella (Montreal) and the “Hommes…

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Announced as a 2015 Recipient of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 (Photo: nypl.org) Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY, 10037 (Photo: nypl.org)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research center of the New York Public Library, as one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that present extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., on May 18. 

The Schomburg Center, located in Harlem, NY, is one of the world’s leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of…

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Uganda Native Sanga Moses Awarded $1 Million to Boost his Innovative Energy Business, Eco-Fuel Africa


Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 5.24.46 PMSanga Moses is a passionate social entrepreneur. Six years ago the Uganda native started a remarkable journey to launch a clean and sustainable energy initiative in his homeland.

In an audacious move, he quit his accounting job with just $500 in savings to find a solution to Uganda’s over reliance on wood-fuel for cooking, which was causing deforestation and socio-economic issues in his impoverished community.

In an interview with UrbanGeekz, he says he was inspired to take action after he witnessed his 12-year-old sister skip school to carry firewood to their family for fuel. At that moment he knew he had to do whatever he could to find an alternative source of fuel, he says.

“When my sister saw me, she started crying and told me she was tired of missing school to gather firewood,” he says. “This troubled me so much because I was paying school fees for…

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102-Year-Old Woman Watches Herself Dance In The 1930s For The First Time [VIDEO]

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Alice Barker is 102 years old and she used to be a dancer in the chorus line in the 30s and 40s.She would dance on stages with greats like Frank Sinatra and up until now, she believed that all the footage of those performances had been lost. Thanks to the amazing David Shuff and the help of Jazz on Film’s Mark Cantor, Barker was finally able to see herself dancing as a young woman for the first time. Can we just all collectively say, “Awww!”

Shuff owns a therapy dog and he would visit Barker at her nursing home in Brooklyn, New York when the dog was just a puppy. Someone who works at the nursing home tried to find Barker’s videos, but had no luck, so Shuff stepped in, tapped Cantor–who happened to have a stockpile of the earliest music videos ever made (soundies). And guess what?…

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Natalie McGriff, 7, Wins $16,423 for Writing Comic Book About her Afro Puffs


Seven Year Girl Wins $16,423 “The Adventures of Moxie Girl” writer Natalie McGriff

Seven-year-old Natalie McGriff earned $16,423.69 in prize money for creating her comic book “The Adventures of Moxie Girl” at Jacksonville, FL’s One Spark, touted as the world’s largest crowdfunding festival.

McGriff’s comic boorevolves around the life of a little Black girl who hated her hair texture. After using some magical shampoo, the little girl’s afro-puffs are activated with super powers that helped save the Jacksonville Public Libraries from being eaten by monsters.

McGriff’s mother, Angie Nixon, helped her daughter write her comic book “because she was having self-esteem issues regarding her hair and she hated to read.”

“She now realizes how powerful and awesome her hair is and that in order for her to write a cool book, she needs to read more books and learn different words,” she continued.

Over 530 projects competed for One Spark 2015, and 300,000 people…

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