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naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.
naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.

naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.

yagazieemezi:


YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 

Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

cctvnews:

New hope for preventing EbolaChina’s first drug against Ebola has obtained manufacturing approval as a special medication for the People’s Liberation Army. The drug named “JK-05” has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.After the success of testing on animals, the drug has also completed both pre-clinical testing and clinical safety evaluation.However, the application of the drug for Ebola treatment is only allowed in emergency situations at the present time, according to Wang Hongquan, the leader of the research team.
Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/30/new-hope-for-preventing-ebola/
cctvnews:

New hope for preventing EbolaChina’s first drug against Ebola has obtained manufacturing approval as a special medication for the People’s Liberation Army. The drug named “JK-05” has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.After the success of testing on animals, the drug has also completed both pre-clinical testing and clinical safety evaluation.However, the application of the drug for Ebola treatment is only allowed in emergency situations at the present time, according to Wang Hongquan, the leader of the research team.
Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/30/new-hope-for-preventing-ebola/
cctvnews:

New hope for preventing EbolaChina’s first drug against Ebola has obtained manufacturing approval as a special medication for the People’s Liberation Army. The drug named “JK-05” has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.After the success of testing on animals, the drug has also completed both pre-clinical testing and clinical safety evaluation.However, the application of the drug for Ebola treatment is only allowed in emergency situations at the present time, according to Wang Hongquan, the leader of the research team.
Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/30/new-hope-for-preventing-ebola/

cctvnews:

New hope for preventing Ebola

China’s first drug against Ebola has obtained manufacturing approval as a special medication for the People’s Liberation Army.

The drug named “JK-05” has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

After the success of testing on animals, the drug has also completed both pre-clinical testing and clinical safety evaluation.

However, the application of the drug for Ebola treatment is only allowed in emergency situations at the present time, according to Wang Hongquan, the leader of the research team.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/30/new-hope-for-preventing-ebola/

ourafrica:

I felt as if that this is a topic that needed to be touched on. I hate seeing things like “this will never happen in the African community. It’s upsetting to see the African community othering ourselves away from the black community. In the case of Mike Brown Read the full story here I really feel that this is one of those situations that all black people, regardless of nationality, should come together. This is one of the MANY situations that black people as whole should come together because police brutality and racism is alive and well in America. The fact that there’s Africans in America who really think when it comes down to it, a killer would ask “are you black-black or African black” is saddening. A situation as this affects everyone who is of the black race. It doesn’t really matter where you’re from. Anyone abusing their power of authority is not checking for that, especially if they’re racist. Africans, the minute you stepped foot on that airport & touched American soil you became black. That is your new identity, like it or not. You can sit on your high horse and act as if Africans are better than black Americans but that’s your free will to bask in your own ignorance. Lets not forget why most of us fleed our home countries, corruption was the number one reason! As intelligent as we make ourselves to be, many Africans refuse to understand and accept that institutional racism is real. Take time, grab a book, read….put two and two together. Once you understand that, you’ll understand that your Africaness will not protect you. Your degrees won’t save you, minding your own business won’t save you, etc. You’re not back home, you’re in America. You’re black! So as an African, anything that affects the black community, affect you also directly. You are a brother, you are a sister…you are Mike Brown. Let’s be honest, if Mike Brown was African, you think the reports would be “an AFRICAN MAN was innocently killed”? no. It’s “A BLACK MAN was killed”. So as an African, love being part of the black community. You need the support, because sure as hell, when it gets real, who else will help!? Your black brother will, your black sister will. All these opportunities Africans take advantage of in America (school, work), it was black Americans who fought for them. Let’s not forget.

Feel free to follow me on twitter, by handle is  @vohandas , if you would like to continue this discussion; tumblr doesn’t have an easy platform for that. 

ourafrica:

Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.
This is Africa, our Africa
ourafrica:

Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.
This is Africa, our Africa

ourafrica:

Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.

This is Africa, our Africa

ourafrica:

The past meets the present.
The great Pyramids of Egypt, Africa
This is Africa, our Africa
By Alberto
ourafrica:

The past meets the present.
The great Pyramids of Egypt, Africa
This is Africa, our Africa
By Alberto

ourafrica:

The past meets the present.

The great Pyramids of Egypt, Africa

This is Africa, our Africa

By Alberto