Comic Republic, We Can All Be Hero’s

Comic Republic, a Nigerian comics startup based in Lagos, is creating a universe of superheroes for Africans and black readers around the world. The cast of characters—”Africa’s Avengers” according to some fans—ranges from Guardian Prime, a 25-year old Nigerian fashion designer by day who uses his extraordinary strength to fight for a better Nigeria, to…

Sense8

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order. There are a lot of reasons to be wary about anything coming from the Wachowskis, but I’d be surprised if anyone who loves…

Stromae

Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian singer-songwriter. He has established himself in both hip hop and electronic music genres. But Belgian singer and composer Stromae’s international success lies not just in his ability to write clever lyrics and produce catchy beats – his allure also rests on the…

Exhibition Launch: IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

November 13, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Arts Lounge, Cross Cultural Center From the Smithsonian Institution comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American peoples and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture and creativity,…