Divali Festival Souvenir Magazine 2016

Divali Festival Souvenir Magazine 2016

Divali Festival Souvenir Magazine 2016 Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Theme – “Chatti and barahe – 6th and 12th day Hindu childbirth ceremonies” Among all ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago, Hindus perform the most intricate childbirth ceremony. Some families prefer to observe the birth celebration on the twelfth day, in which case it is known … Continue reading

The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place

The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place

by Musa Okwonga Illustration by Daniel Zender If you’re a black person who has ever visited a place where there aren’t many other black people, then you will be familiar with The Nod. The Nod is just that: An almost imperceptible lowering of the head toward any other black person you might encounter on your … Continue reading

Exhibition –  German Colonialism: Fragments Past and Present

Exhibition – German Colonialism: Fragments Past and Present

14 October 2016 to 14 May 2017 Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, Germany For the first time The Deutsches Historisches Museum is exhibiting more than 500 objects dealing with various aspects of German colonialism. As the flyer of the exhibition explains: “Although the German Empire was one of the major European colonial powers, only in recent … Continue reading

Film: Trafficked (2016)

Film: Trafficked (2016)

Inspired by the real characters of the award winning book ‘Sex Trafficking’ by Siddharth Kara, the film narrates the story of three girls from America, Nigeria and India. After being trafficked through an elaborate global network of illicit human, organ, and drug trafficking, they all end up as sex slaves in a brothel in Texas. … Continue reading

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets: exploring history of hygiene & sanitation

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets: exploring history of hygiene & sanitation

Inspired by the ideas of sociologist and social activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the museum aims at: educating students about the historical trends in the development of toilets,  about the design, raw materials, and technologies adopted in the past and those in use in the contemporary world; and at helping policy makers and sanitation experts understanding … Continue reading

Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

On Saturday, September 24 the museum will be opening to the public. “After 13 years of hard work and dedication on the part of so many, I am thrilled that we now have this good news to share with the nation and the world,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director. The museum will open … Continue reading