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Odunde, largest African American street festival, goes virtual for 45th anniversary

Odunde, largest African American street festival, goes virtual for 45th anniversary

The festival would normally take over 15 blocks with music and dance performances, an authentic African marketplace, a mix of African, Caribbean and soul food for sale and colorful black fashion. However, this year's festival is a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic. Through Sunday, June 14, there will be online activities that anyone can join for free. Activities include an African cuisine class, yoga and business forums.

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How the Columbia Student Services Corps Has Pivoted Its Efforts to Help Get PPE to Protestors to Prevent Spread of Covid-19 

How the Columbia Student Services Corps Has Pivoted Its Efforts to Help Get PPE to Protestors to Prevent Spread of Covid-19 

“Mask Check has fully shifted our focus to collecting and donating PPE to the protestors.” Feuer says that she and her team realized there was a huge need for PPE for protestors in New York, as Covid-19 is still a very present and real threat especially in the black community, which it has affected disproportionately.

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Segun Arinze, Francis Duru Star In New Television Series – Birds Of A Feather

Segun Arinze, Francis Duru Star In New Television Series – Birds Of A Feather

Mind Yard 204 Entertainment and ContentGram Media, the Producers of the successful Television series “Squatterz” and “90 Gogoro” returns with this brand new family sitcom called Birds of a Feather (BOAF Series). Birds of a Feather (BOAF) is a comedy series featuring a family of four called The Abiola family. The family’s Patriarch is Justice […]

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Africa’s Top 100 Brands 2020: Africans Don’t Prefer Local Brands 

Africa’s Top 100 Brands 2020: Africans Don’t Prefer Local Brands 

The world of fashion has helped African style go global. More recently we saw English designer Stella McCartney also use Ankara inspired prints in her Paris show and Thai-American designer Thakoon taking inspiration from the Maasai for his latest collection. In a resurgence and appreciation of “African fabrics” most of which are inspired by Vlisco, among the “brands” mentioned by respondents were Mozambique’s “Capulana”, Ghana’s “Kente” and Zambia’s “Kitenge”.

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Facebook launches Shop an e-commerce feature as pandemic pushes businesses online

Facebook launches Shop an e-commerce feature as pandemic pushes businesses online

Facebook Shops will tie at least some of those efforts together, enabling businesses to set up a single online store accessible via both Facebook and Instagram. A checkout feature will enable in-app purchases. “Our goal is to make shopping seamless and empower anyone from a small business owner to a global brand to use our apps to connect with customers,” Zuckerberg said in a video announcing the new product.

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