Central Africa’s 1st Gaming Studio is Creating Games that Embody African Myths and Culture

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Aurion Legacy of Kori-Odan (Photograph — gameblog.fr) Aurion Legacy of Kori-Odan (Photograph — gameblog.fr)

article by Hadassah Egbedi via venturesafrica.com:

The growth of Africa’s comic culture has given rise to the likes of Comic Republic with superhero characters and lifestyles that Africans can finally relate with and the reception so far has been incredible. However, a young Cameroonian may just have taken this initiative to the next level. Madiba Olivier, who has always enjoyed video games, is now pioneering his own brand of games with African content and characters in central Africa by incorporating African folklore.

Olivier decided to invest in his passion by establishing Kiro’o Games, central Africa’s first video game studio that is creating a new narrative and visual benchmark for the gaming industry. With their latest project, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, an action-RPG (Role Playing Game), the studio intends to unify and transmit African culture by combining various myths, tales and traditional values into the gaming experience.

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Hotline Bling Leadership

Hotline Bling Leadership

Trill or Not Trill

Hotline Bling Leadership
What Hotline Bling Can Teach You About Leadership
Trill or Not Trill?
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Dance like nobody is watching.
Sometimes we take ourselves so seriously that the fun starts to disappear. It’s important to remember the passion and joyful exuberance which existed once upon a_1445361053 time within you. Don’t lose sight of the goal or the innocence. I’m not sure if Drake actually dances like that, but this might be the most enjoyable I’ve seen him in a video. Be yourself and keep the reigns tight but every now and then let a bit loose. If you can’t dance don’t worry about it. Trust your instincts and let it fly. This is a quality that’ll keep you authentic.

Be Versatile
One of Drake’s biggest critiques from many a hip hop head was his “softness.” Much of that mentality changed in the eyes of many after the Toronto rapper dispatched…

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A Letter from La Causa

Being Brown at an Elite Private Institution called, Amherst College

To whom it may concern:

Latinx students and the diversity within the Latinx community need more visibility and support on the Amherst College campus. We need support in all senses of the word: academic support, administrative support, emotional support, or else we won’t be able to successfully function as healthy students. As Latinx students, we do not feel that we have a space or a cohesive Latinx identity on this campus. Arriving to a campus that is predominantly Caucasian creates feelings of alienation for black and brown Latinxs that should not be ignored. It often becomes difficult to understand how we should relate to our identities as Latinxs. We need more support from administration and the Amherst community in general in order to have our identities reaffirmed as Latinx students that deserve a space as much as our white peers at such an elite institution.

Having our only exclusive space…

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Get Your First Look at Disney’s Moana

Yesss!!! An Indigenous Princess in Disney

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Even though the movie is more than a year away, we cannot contain our excitement for Moana, the newest addition to Disney’s iconic princesses. Set for a Thanksgiving 2016 release, the movie will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod Maui and 14-year old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho has been tapped to play the titular Princess Moana. That’s right, a Disney Princess movie about Hawaii starring actual Pacific Islander actors in the roles of Pacific Islander characters. And Emma Stone is nowhere to be found!

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#96 The Native Steampunk Art of Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca

Indigenous Futurism: steampunk! Native artist

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When thinking about the retrofuturistic side of science fiction, people have categorized it in various ways. Just recently, Lorenzo Davia went all the way as to delineate the various uses of “-punk” in science fiction, sorted by time period. Although this is one helpful way of thinking about retrofuturism, it is also quite limiting in the sense that that time periods and examples he lists run in accordance to Western history.

Does that mean non-Western cultures don’t have a concept of retrofuturism? Of course not, but one of the challenges of conceptualizing retrofuturism in a non-Western context is the understanding that non-Western cultures may conceptualize time itself in a completely different way than how it is realized in the West. In this manner, the flow of time can be circular rather than linear; a person can look forward into the past instead of backwards; destines are repeated or mirrored or fractured…

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John Trudell: When Columbus got off the boat

John Trudell, When Columbus got off the Boat

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John Trudell of the Santee Sioux talks about one of the founding truths of America, on why white people have a hard time seeing others as human beings (the bolding, italics and division into paragraphs are mine):

When Columbus got off the boat, he asked us who we were. We said we’re the Human Beings, we’re the People.

Conceptually the Europeans didn’t understand that, it was beyond their conceptual reality. They didn’t see us. They couldn’t see who we were.

Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. It’s five hundred years later and they still can’t see us. We are still invisible.

They don’t see us as human beings, but we’ve been saying to them all along that’s what we are.

We are invisible to them because we are still the Human Beings, we’re still the…

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