Africa Day is a day of celebration for Africans and people of African descent all over the world and has even morphed into Africa Month which is celebrated throughout the month of May.
Many people, specifically Africans, have come to the Africa Center Hong Kong and introduced themselves to members of our staff. The general narrative that these people share is that they are new to the city and they were looking for some contact points with Africans in the city.
We at the Africa Center Hong Kong are eagerly anticipating the dawn of April 21st that promises to bring with it some freedoms in terms of Covid regulations.
The 5th wave that Hong Kong is experiencing has brought about the need to limit face to face interaction and stay home safely. We at the Africa Center are still committed to reaching all our cherished and potential clients with our exciting and cultural enhancement programs which tell African stories and experiences.
We have entered February an exciting month as far as months for at least two reasons. First and foremost it is Black History Month! This is a month in which people across the globe make an active effort to include black people into the whitewashed histories they are being taught throughout the rest of the year.
Despite new corona regulations and lockdowns we are determined to start our year right and we are happy to begin this year with you, our lovely readers.
As we are entering what has been dubbed the ‘festive season’ we at the Africa Center have been reflecting on what this season means for our community.
Bandung Asia Africa Conference - April 1955 As an Africa Center based in Asia, we are always thinking and researching on the connection of Africa and Asia over the centuries. From as early as the times of the Silk Road that is estimated to have started around the 2nd Century BCE, until today, there has been a constant exchange between the peoples of these two continents.
Afro Future Our upcoming African Spear Magazine is on ‘the Afro-future’. This has - as you can image - lead to us thinking more about the future of Africa, Africans and also our own future here at the Africa Center.
At the Africa Center Hong Kong, one of our main missions is to Black Consciousness. We understand that this is a vast and versatile mission that needs to be tackled in stages. Hence, we are seeking to briefly address the forgotten and/or neglected wealth, depth and versatility of African hair here.