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.
In 2015, on the 5-acre site across the street from the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., a regal structure to celebrate the rich legacy of African-Americans will stand. It will be the new home of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Who would have thought that a Black man born in Rogers, Texas, in 1931, not only had the vision to create a world-renowned modern dance company, but also gave life to that vision?
A diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could lead to similar changes in substances in the brain that are also seen in the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.
Southern African home cooking sounds comforting: samp, a chunky corn concoction; pap, a filling porridge; mogodu, boiled tripe. OK, the last sounded better before the translation.
Results of a pioneering study may provide new clues to treating and preventing hypertension in African-Americans. Hypertension, or chronic high blood pressure, underlies an array of life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
At a time when musicality and training among vocalists and musicians may not be as celebrated as in the past, when music education and arts-appreciation programs in schools have been annihilated, one may well wonder how jazz will survive in the 21st century.