NIKNAK ANNOUNCES NEW TURNTABLISM ALBUM INSPIRED BY AFROFUTURISM AND BLACK SPIRITUALITY

(Article by Martin Guttridge-Hewitt on djmag.com. Photo credit: DJ NikNak)

“Billed as an “immersive turntablism-produced” record, the Leeds-based artist’s latest outing has a clear narrative thread. The release tells the story of a young Black woman’s self-realisation and discovery of superpowers. The concept is a result of intense research into Afrofuturism, Black spirituality, comic book characters and faith. These themes were then combined with the artist’s Oram Award-winning turntablism and production skills, incorporating deep melodic synth work, orchestral elements and field recordings into the experimental mix…”

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China’s digital currency: Next stop, Africa?

(Article by Cornelia Tremann on lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter. Photo credit: Getty Images)

“…earlier this year, Huawei introduced into the African market the Mate 40, a smartphone with a pre-installed e-CNY wallet that uses the DCEP network. It appears that China’s secondary focus may very well be Africa – with an eye towards disrupting the global financial system…”

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Jessica Watkins, First Black Woman On The International Space Station Crew

(Article by Shanique Yates on afrotech. Photo credit: NASA)

“Meet the first Black woman to join the International Space Station (ISS) crew! Jessica Watkins is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut who will make history with her debut spaceflight. She is set to become the first Black woman to not only join the space station crew but also live and work in space for a long-duration mission on the orbiting outpost, according to TODAY. She will make her journey starting April 2022 aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule from the NASA Kennedy Space Center located in Cape Canaveral, FL…”

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Creative Who Has Made Over $300K Selling Her Art Through NFTs

(Article by Bernadette Giacomazzo on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Lana Denina.)

“Lana Denina is a Black woman artist who has made over $300,000 just in selling NFTs, CNBC reports. And not just any NFTs — but NFTs of her original artwork. By now, everyone is familiar with the NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, and its growing popularity in the tech world. Their popularity has sparked a revolution, especially among celebrities and creatives, too. And for this Montreal, Canada-based creative, NFTs has made her quite a pretty penny. And she told CNBC that she hopes her success story inspires other creatives of color to follow in her footsteps…”

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Mayor Eric Adams Is Turning New York Into A Crypto Hub

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Spencer Platt)

“Mayor-Elect Eric Adams can officially cross his goal for New York City to have its own cryptocurrency off his list of goals. On Nov. 10, NYCCoin mining will be activated by CityCoins, a non-profit and open-source protocol that allows investors to support their cities by expanding their crypto treasury while earning for themselves, according to the outlet. Anyone can compete to mine NYCCoin and when digital coins are purchased or mined, 30 percent of its reward goes to the city…”

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Afrofuturism and its possibility of elsewhere: The power of political imagination

(Article by Lina Nasr El Hag Ali on dailymaverick.co.za.)

“The work of imagining alternate futures is also about imagining alternate pasts. Pasts in which Black and Indigenous people feature as more than just passive observers. It is about rewriting the narrative on agency and action and it is deeply political. Pay attention to the visions for the future put forward in today’s world by politicians, intellectuals and scientists: The development of technologies to sustain human life on other planetsnew digital realities; the altering of human DNA. Who is this for?

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Tabitha Brown Goes From Vegan TikTok Star To Her First Vegan Restaurant

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji in afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Phillip Faraone)

“Tabitha Brown is known on the Internet for keeping her followers updated on delicious vegan recipes. Now, that will change as her Los Angeles fans are in for a treat. In an Instagram post, the actress and TikTok star announced that she will be opening her first vegan restaurant. She also revealed it will be the second location of Kale My Name, a popular vegan restaurant in Chicago, where she is now a co-owner.”

Source: https://afrotech.com/tabitha-brown-kale-my-name-restaurant

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The 12-Year-Old Who’s Sold Nearly $4M In NFTs

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji on afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Nyla Collection)

“Twelve-year-old Nyla Hayes, creator of the Long Neckie Collection — a non-fungible token (NFT) collection worth about $3.4 million in digital currency — and founder of NFT Children’s Day, is breaking new ground for the youth in tech. The young NFT digital artist will now serve as the first-ever Artist-in-Residence for TIMEPieces — TIME’s web3 community initiative, according to a press release provided to AfroTech.”

Source: https://afrotech.com/nyla-hayes-timepieces-artist-in-residence

So, this little 12-year-old girl sold almost $4 million dollars in NFTs? What is her secret? I say, if she can do it, we all can do it. Perhaps, she’ll share her secret in this article.

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