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Reliving the highlights of the Global Citizen Festival

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 4 December 2018

Reliving the highlights of the Global Citizen Festival

We take a look at some of the highlights from the Global Citizen Festival Who can forget the day we got the announcement of Beyonce’s arrival to South Africa? That was the day that heralded in a period of fierce social activism and hundreds of hot takes about whether Bey and Jay would show up...

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Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

Vogue made history recently by having its first cover shoot by a black photographer in the 126 years of its existence. Photographer Tyler Mitchell shot breathtaking images of Her Royal Highness, Beyonce, for the much anticipated September 2018 issue. People of colour everywhere were really happy that Tyler Mitchell got to make history but in...

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South African Twitter reacts to Beyoncé’s pregnancy with #Siyamitha2017

by: Mihlali Ntsabo - 2 February 2017

South African Twitter reacts to Beyoncé’s pregnancy with #Siyamitha2017

For those of you who don’t know, or pretend to not care, last night, Queen Bey, Mother of the Universe, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, announced on her Instagram that she was expanding the Carter family with two more bundles of joy. Social media went abuzz congratulating the Queen Mother, with funny tweets and memes under the...

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5 hot African artists to look forward to at SXSW in Texas this year

by: Shingai Darangwa - 26 February 2016

5 hot African artists to look forward to at SXSW in Texas this year

Fresh from his first performance on South African soil, Petite Noir, is about to take his noirwave to the other side of the world, to Beyonce’s hometown, Texas. Here, he will perform at one of the biggest music conference and festival in the world – the South by SouthWest (SXSW). But he isn’t the only one...

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Can anyone be a feminist?

by: Ayanda Charlie - 10 December 2014

Can anyone be a feminist?

It was at her Ted Talk in April 2013 that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie breathed fire back into the age old topic of feminism. In her simple and clever speech, We Should All Be Feminists, the renowned Nigerian author identified herself as a feminist. Her definition was straightforward: “A person who believes in the social, political,...

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Misrepresentation in the media: Women

by: Kay Selisho - 29 October 2014

Misrepresentation in the media: Women

“Men categorise women in one of four ways: mothers, virgins, sluts and bitches. Of course none of the above is suitable for the modern business woman BUT you can create your own image by selecting pieces of each archetype that work for you. For example, the sexual attractiveness of the slut… the wisdom of the...

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Misrepresentation in the Media: Black People

by: Kay Selisho - 6 October 2014

Misrepresentation in the Media: Black People

Stereotypes. We all complain about them; that in itself is a stereotype. But very few of us really understand what a powerful marketing tool they are. In the business of promoting and selling products or services, stereotypes serve as a short cut for processing information. Marketers rely on stereotypes because the consumer’s attention is fleeting....

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Beyoncé named highest paid black celebrity of all time

by: Robyn Frost - 30 April 2014

Beyoncé named highest paid black celebrity of all time

She’s one of Time’s 100 top influential people and now named the highest paid black artist of all time. Beyonc’e has beaten the likes of  the Jackson siblings; Janet and Michael. Her pockets are now $212 million deeper for her year-long tour called Mrs Carter. She recently announced her plans of a new tour. This...

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Beyonce Causes iTunes Meltdown!

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 18 December 2013

Beyonce Causes iTunes Meltdown!

Beyoncé’s surprise new release is the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever: more than 800,000 copies in 3 days!   “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear.” Beyonce revealed. “When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory...

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PRINT INSPIRATION

by: Mthakazi makalima - 7 November 2013

PRINT INSPIRATION

There is only one word to describe the beautiful, colourful trendy African print – “powerful”. African prints are colourful, with a lot of tribal patterns. It’s summer time once again and that means you should brighten up your day, so get those prints out of your wardrobe and grace the streets in style. Kente is...

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