This month in DIASPORA NEWS!
The NAACP launched a travel advisory in Florida due to the recent political attacks from Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis. Many residents and social media users have shared their disdain for Florida's ban against Black Studies programs, educational books, critical race theory and seemingly any content concerning Black heritage. The political attacks have gotten severe every month since DeSantis made his announcement of discontinuing Black Studies programs from all academic institutions. What will it take for HBCU's and other African Studies/Black Studies departments to protest this ban in Florida?
UK will soon ban African students from brining their families or dependents with them during their study abroad programs. Many African students go to the UK to pursue university degrees, but European governments and citizens feel their residency is threatened by the growing number of Africans. Africans who only have an African passport often have difficulties traveling outside of their country especially when requesting a Visa abroad because European governments suspect African visitors won't leave their country. The reasons many African students have to study in Europe is due to the lack of funding opportunities or specific programs that aren't offered. However, how can the UK steal artifacts from African countries, make millions of dollars from The British Museum and tell Africans they aren't welcomed into their country?
Ghana's own, Blitz the Ambassador, or Blitz Bazawule, is the new director of The Color Purple, an adaptation from Alice Walker's book. The trailer was recently released on social media and within 24 hours, social media users felt Halle Bailey's character perpetuates colorism. Halle Bailey has already received a Loy of backlash for her role in The Little Mermaid due to her skin complexion, now she is facing the same vitriol from within her community. Do you think her skin complexion affects the message of the story?
For the full story on Blitz's directorial accomplishment with The Color Purple, stay tuned.
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EP 004 is out now!!
Featuring TMSKDJ (The Masked DJ)
Listen to her story and learn about Accra's nightlife culture!
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If you're looking for plant-based recipes for East and West African dishes, check out this book and learn more.
WALTER RODNEY explains in great detail the intricacies of the transatlantic slave trade, exploitation, colonization and the reasons Africa is considered to be 'underdeveloped'.
Ra Un Nefer Amen is one of few Black authors and translators of Ancient Kemetic hieroglyphic language. This book comes in multiple volumes, but this is the first volume for beginners.
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