Black Main Street Crypto Investors See The Future

(Article by Kori Hale on forbes.com. Photo credit: )

“Last year, approximately 13% of Black households in the U.S. were unbanked which left them financially vulnerable. Cryptocurrencies and their decentralized financial model allow Black communities to grow their own wealth, after being ostracized for so long from traditional banking institutions… The number of crypto investors is on track to double as a new generation of Black traders emerge, with 44% of cryptocurrency traders being investors of color.”

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Fighting global poverty from space

(Article by TRT World on trtworld.com. Photo Credit: TRT World)

“Night satellites orbiting the Earth can be a new way to identify economic inequality. Despite the success in reducing global poverty over the last two decades, nearly one billion people continue to live without access to reliable electricity, which in turn impacts health and welfare and impedes sustainable development. Knowing where these people are is crucial if aid and infrastructure are to reach them. Now, a new IIASA-led study proposes a method to estimate global economic wellbeing: the use of nighttime satellite images….”

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Afrofuturism vs. Africanfuturism

(Article by Alyssa Shotwell on themarysue.com. Photo Credit: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018)

“Later this year, the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, releases. This will likely mark another big surge in wider public excitement and shared fan art depicting elements of Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism. Despite their similar origins and many cultural ties, these two genres within science fiction and speculative fiction tell very different stories…”

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An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism

(Event posted on inmenlo.com. Photo Credit: Celia C. Peters)

“An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism” is a multimedia primer on the definition, origins and foundations of Afrofuturism. It explores the cultural phenomenon across its various expressions in art, music, film and fashion, including an introduction to the players whose works comprise the genre. On Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, resenter Celia C. Peters will provide a multifaceted introduction to what is one of the 21st century’s most powerful cultural juggernauts…”

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What Is Afrofuturism?

Article by Allia Luzong on alittlebithuman.com. Photo Credit: Doja Cat.

Inside this article:

  • Afrofuturism is a sci-fi subgenre that imagines a future through the lens of the African diaspora.
  • Black Panther, the most mainstream Afrofuturistic piece of media, is a great example of the politics and themes that the genre tends to address.
  • Some argue that Afrofuturism is one-dimensional and still centers colonialism and Western oppression, leading to the birth of a second, related genre called African Futurism.
  • A handful of recommendations for you to check out if you want to see more of Afrofuturism and African Futurism.

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Inside Iyin Aboyeji’s plan to build charter cities for African tech

Article by Tage Kene-Okafor on techcrunch.com. Photo credit: Talent City.

“After helping build two unicorns and starting a VC fund, Aboyeji wants to create charter cities in Africa. But what are the odds of it working? African cities, particularly sub-Saharan ones, have the fastest global urban growth rate. But with challenges around overcrowding, congestion, infrastructure, power and poor governance, these cities are maxed out in what they can provide to the average African living in urban environments…”

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Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Portraits by Sam Onche inspired by ’90s fashion, video games and Afro-futurism

Article by Katy Cowan on creativeboom.com. Photo credit: Sam Onche.

A Nigerian illustrator and oil painter based in the United States, Sam Onche‘s journey into the art world has seen many twists and turns over the years. More recently, he’s turned his attention to portraits, using digital as well as oils to paint black characters that tell “important stories and spark new conversations”.

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Black light: BIPOC photographer illuminates sheer beauty

Article by Joseph Gallivan on pamplinmedia.com. Photo credit: Jason Hill.

Jason Hill is a portrait photographer with a specialization in studio lighting. He used his talents to focus on the skin of African Americans to show them in a way he does not believe they are usually shown. Hill’s work is showing now at the Aux/Mute Gallery within the Portland Art Museum.

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Kids need to see themselves reflected in media

Article by Elizabeth Blair posted on npr.org. Photo credit: Regis and Kahran Bethencourt.

Tired of looking for family entertainment where diversity doesn’t feel like a token after-thought? Look no further.

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