RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both…

Black History Month: Spotlight on the Remarkable Sojourner Truth

The abolition of slavery in the United States is an important topic of discussion during African-American History Month. Although the abolitionist movement is often said to have started when the Mennonite and Quaker communities of Pennsylvania published a pamphlet condemning slavery in 1688, organized resistance by Africans was recorded as early as 1522. By the…

Africa Tech Summit Kigali: A Successful Start to Continued Innovation and Development

While movie fans around the world are preparing for the premiere of the Hollywood film Black Panther, which is centered on the challenges faced by an isolated African technocracy, hundreds of technology leaders gathered in the capital of Rwanda to discuss a blueprint for future development across the Continent. On Valentine’s Day, representatives from 29…

Pan African Film Fest 2018 – Showcasing Black Experiences Through Film and Art

What if there were an event that was 100% dedicated to black movies and black art from around the globe? What if the event was especially focused on reinforcing positive images and helping to destroy negative stereotypes of the black experience? What if this event was sponsored by everyone from government officials and sports teams…

Black Panther Delivers: tickets show massive sales

Black Panther Delivers  The long-awaited film Black Panther won’t hit theaters for a few more weeks but advance tickets have been selling like crazy. In fact, they’re outselling all previous superhero movies. Though the general public still has to wait a bit longer, the premiere has come and gone and there have been a number of early screenings. Initial…

Black Panther Could Help Highlight African Royalty Traditions 

  At the premiere for the hotly anticipated film Black Panther, star Chadwick Boseman told reporters, “It’s not just a movie.” He’s right. It’s an exciting blockbuster, sure, but the story of superhero T’Challa and the African nation of Wakanda is also a celebration of Africa and its rich history and culture. We knew Black Panther was going to…