The Habari African Festival

Habari African Festival: A Celebration of African Music and Culture For the fourth consecutive year, Toronto will celebrate the richness and diversity of African culture during the Habari Africa Festival. The multi-disciplinary arts festival will celebrate African music, dance, film, fashion, art, and culture. This year’s event will be held Friday, August 11 – Sunday,…

Erna Brodber: Caribbean Storyteller of Diasporic History

Caribbean history is generally marred by its colonial past and unequivocal injustices, highlighting the crucial need for modern literary heroes who write from a meaningful and often forgotten perspective of African diasporic people. Social activist and novelist Erna Brodber is one such voice. Her books and literary articles shine a light on all aspects of Jamaican culture, including gender, parenthood, music,…

Giants of Africa

African “Hoop Dreams” Camp Will Hold Court in Kenya In the mid-1990s, basketball fans around the world were delighted by “Hoop Dreams,” a documentary that chronicles the lives of two young African-Americans in Chicago whose dreams of making it to the lauded National Basketball Association (NBA) were curtailed by socioeconomic factors and other life hardships. “Hoop…

AT&T Shape Conference Dazzles with Latest Tech

The entertainment industry hasn’t always taken full advantage of evolving technology in augmenting its endeavors. However, AT&T is attempting to make rapid changes to this matter; the company recently held its AT&T Shape Tech and Entertainment Expo at Warner Bros. Studios—an event that brought together over 10,000 attendees from the worlds of technology and entertainment. Showcasing the…