While Lauryn Hill was the only non-Haitian member of the Fugees, Pras and Wyclef Jean considered her “Haitian by association.” To show her appreciation of the culture – as well as the Caribbean and African Diaspora as a whole – she’s opened up an art exhibit to coincide with her performance at Kings Theatre this Friday.
Tuesday marked the end of President Obama’s historic state visit to Cuba. His trip to the island nation was the first by a sitting U.S. president since 1928. But as the dissolution of the embargo between both nations becomes more and more probable, Black Americans stand to benefit considerably from restored diplomatic ties.
For the first time ever in its 30-year history, a sitting president spoke at South by Southwest.
President Obama walked on stage as a keynote speaker to open the Interactive section of the SXSW Festival on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas where he talked about 21st century civic engagement alongside the founder, editor, and CEO of Texas Tribune, Evan Smith. Not only was this awesome because of our amazing president, but also because he is the first president to ever deliver a keynote address at the South by Southwest Conference.
South By Southwest is an annual more than week long set of festivals and conferences focused on music, film, and technology. The event brings together professionals from the media world as well as super stars and interested fans.
Most people are timid around purchasing a ticket for SXSW, however this time the money is definitely worth the trip. Here’s why:
As the Obamas prepare to leave the Oval Office in a few months, it seems like FLOTUS is amplifying her feminist beliefs.
When the Oscars won’t honor the great African Americans who are making strides in the film industry, what else is there to do but implicitly protest the award show?
People across the nation sat proudly as they watched 11-year-old Marley Dias take a stand for something she believed in. The New Jersey 6th grader made headlines by starting a #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign that asked for the donations of books that featured black girls as main characters instead of “white boys and dogs.” Dias has now reached her goal.