Life and Culture

James Baldwin – The fire within

I write a lot about and mainly for the living. I avoid the safe cushions of posthumous eulogies that protect me from future disappointments that are most common to living perpetrators. Plus, the living and unsung heroes need to be reminded of the impossible battles...

Ngondo Festival – The Sawa celebration by the Wouri river

The Ngondo Festival is the major cultural celebration that takes place yearly by the Wouri river, in the city of Douala, Cameroon. This traditional and mystical feast is a yearly ritual around water which is held by and brings together the Sawa ethnic groups who are...

Franklin Boukaka, l’immortel !

Plus de quarante ans après sa tragique disparition, la voix de Franklin raisonne toujours. Les thèmes abordés dans ses chansons sont toujours d’actualité. Ce qui fait de lui un immortel au même titre que ceux qu’il citait dans son morceau ‘Les immortels’. Dans cette...

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the Black author, activist and psychiatrist whose 1991 work The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors, introduced the world to the “melanin theory” and the “neuroses” of white supremacy, transitioned and became an ancestor. She was 80 years...

Ida B. Wells: A passion for Justice (Afro-America)

The California Newsreel distribute a DVD documentary lasting 53 minutes and produced and directed in 1989 by William Greaves about Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Better known as the woman who refused to give up her seat to a white man in a period where that was custom, Ida is...

Pierre Akendengué (Gabon)

Pierre Akendengué is a singer-songwriter from Gabon who mixes his African upbringing and his European further education to find and never part from his true self. He is one of the great masters of contemporary African music and has been for now about 4 decades. He was...