Jawn Golo watched flames destroy her home and possessions in the Liberian Civil War and thought that her world was over.
Langston Hughes, famed Harlem Renaissance poet of the 1920s and 1930s, understood the life and struggle of someone who wants to pursue his or her artistic passions. “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose,” the poet once said.
Playwright Layon Gray captures a moment in the history of the United States Armed Forces with the compelling drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee. It is the story of Black men who dared to dream of joining the United States Air Force in the 1940s and became the first Black men to be trained at Tuskegee Institute/Moton Field air base in Alabama.
You know that exercise is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, as well as a cheerier outlook because of all those happy hormones a good workout creates, but how motivated are you to get on that treadmill day after day?
The extraordinary artifacts created by African artists have fascinated the world over for centuries. Probably the most notable objects are the masks and figurative sculptures, with their distinctive carvings, evocative features and uniquely expressive meanings.
Inside the shabby backyard of the Maxson home, there is important work to do — finish building the fence. “Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in,” Bono says.
Every year, on the last weekend of July, thousands of Caribbean-Americans cross the border into Toronto, Canada, for the culmination of Caribana, reputedly the largest Caribbean festival in North America. Celebrating its 42nd year, Caribana 2010 officially kicks off on July 14 and closes Aug. 1.
Finding a diet that’s right for you can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking to quickly shed pounds packed on over a long period of time. If you’re like most people, you’ll try the latest fad diet. It’s usually the one that promises the quickest results.
Everywhere you look in Cape Verde, there’s construction: condos, malls, high-rise bank buildings, sprawling corporate centers. Anticipating a boom in tourism, the 10-island nation located just 320 miles off the coast of Senegal is on a building frenzy.
Are you familiar with Afrobeat? Is it something that you have enjoyed for years? If not, you will become familiar with the music after you see Fela!, on Broadway. This musical is full of songs and music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the father of the Afrobeat. Fela! tells the traumatic story of his life growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, during the ’60s and ’70s when the government was corrupt, the people were poor and human life was trivialized.