The World’s First International Black Heritage Month Connects The African Diaspora To Celebrate Juneteenth (USA) And Windrush Day (UK) Around The World Virtually

(Article by editor on africa.com. Photo credit: editor)

“With a digital media platform that focuses on World Shapers, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Bridge Builders, and much more for 2022. Can you imagine the modern world without the influences of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, or Sade? When we look at science and inventions, the contributions by people of color go wide and far from developing mathematics to architecture and much more especially from the continent of Africa…”

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Graphic Novel Explores Intersections of Buddhism and Afrofuturism

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The Eightfold Path is an anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of the Buddha. It traverses media, stories, cultures, and ideas. Johnson and coauthor Steven Barnes are both practicing Buddhists and have incorporated their beliefs into this series of Buddhist stories that intersect with science fiction and Afrofuturism…”

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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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Tiffany Haddish Ventures Into The World Of Virtual Reality

Article by Samantha Dorisca on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Paras Griffin.

“Tiffany Haddish is venturing into the world of virtual reality (VR).  Joining forces with VR fitness app Supernatural, Tiffany Haddish will jumpstart their second annual “This Year Be You” campaign as the workout brand’s first celebrity guest coach, encouraging users to embrace transformation in the new year…”

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Rescuing the Languages that Western Tech Ignores

Article by Associated Press on voanews.com. Photo credit: Associated Press.

“Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages…”

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Growth of Online Gaming Sector in Africa

(Article by Leah Shepherd on devdiscourse.com.)

“The worldwide gaming market was worth over $203 billion in 2020. Industry experts unanimously agree that they can expect growth in the coming years, especially in the online sector. It seems that the African market has the biggest growth potential. The main question is – how to achieve it?”

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Barbados Becomes First Sovereign Nation With an Embassy in the Metaverse

(Article by Andrew Thurman on coindesk.com. Photo credit: Unsplash/Anthony Ingham)

“The Barbadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade signed an agreement on Sunday with Decentraland, among the largest and most popular crypto-powered digital worlds, for the establishment of a digital embassy. Per a press release provided to CoinDesk, the government is also finalizing agreements with “Somnium Space, SuperWorld and other Metaverse platforms…”

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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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Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute to Open its First Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Africa

(Press release from ViaSat. Photo Credit: GSSTI)

“Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the launch of its first Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Africa, located in Accra, Ghana. Viasat worked in partnership with the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI)… focused on coordinating all space, science, technology and related activities in Ghana, to bring new space opportunities and jobs to the region, while expanding Viasat’s ability to deliver critical earth observation and remote sensing data on-demand around the world….”

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