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#AfricanHistory forms the foundation for every Black person / African in the world. It is such an important but neglected aspect of our life because we must learn from history to avoid making the same mistakes as in the past.
Today's guest is the author of bestselling historical books: 100 Great African Kings and Queens, and Seven Amazing African Queens and Dynasties, amongst others. He is also a practising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
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The main purpose of the virtual conference is to raise awareness around the need for an effective global African movement, and how this can be structured to avoid some of the pitfalls of other movements. We are also hoping to raise issues around reparations and creative approaches to demanding and making it. Speakers will be from various parts of global Africa.
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At 83, Chicago legend Buddy Guy remains the standard bearer for the blues, an icon determined to see the art form live on long after he's gone. Enter guitar phenom Quinn Sullivan, who has been mentored by Guy since he was a kid. This stirring documentary, amplified by electrifying musical performances, charts the guidance Guy himself received from the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf while observing the Grammy®-winner passing his wisdom to the next generation.
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n February 2020 a shocking video began to circulate on Chinese social media. A group of African children are being instructed, by a voice off-camera, to chant phrases in Chinese. The kids repeat the words with smiles and enthusiasm — but they don't understand that what they're being told to say is " I am a black monster and my IQ is low."
The clip ignited outrage in China and beyond. But no-one ever answered some crucial questions: why was this filmed? Where was it shot? Who made it?
These questions send BBC Africa Eye reporters Runako Celina and Henry Mhango on a journey into a Chinese video-making industry that exploits vulnerable children across the continent.
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Tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins has long been hailed as one of the most important artists in jazz history, and still, today, he is viewed as the greatest living jazz improviser. In 1986, filmmaker Robert Mugge produced Saxophone Colossus, a feature-length portrait of Rollins, named after one of his most celebrated albums.
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In 1968, we had the opportunity to spend time with Thelonious Monk and his musicians, following him in New York, Atlanta, and in various European cities. In New York his quartet plays at the Village Vanguard and at recording sessions for Columbia Records; in Atlanta they appear at a Jazz Festival organized by George Wein. The members of the quartet were Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley. The group was joined on the European tour by Ray Copeland, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Johnny Griffin, traveling as part of George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival road company.
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The Black Axe are one of the most feared and powerful organised crime groups in the world. The highly secretive mafia – referred to as a “cult” in Nigeria – have been accused of countless murders and are estimated to earn millions of dollars through internet
4 Views · 2 months ago
There's a tight-knit snake family that rules reptilian streets with impressive firepower and a fearsome reputation. Equipped with an array of deadly weapons and a bad attitude the Cobra family instills fear and chaos throughout the wilds of Africa and Asia.