The Politics of Colour

Juan Nicolas Tineo PhD, during the launch of his book in Barcelona.    Photo Credit: African Press Club I met Juan Nicolas Tineo at the launch of his book Temporario in Barcelona about two months ago. Originally from Dominican Republic, Juan has lived in the USA for more than 10 years. We immediately started an […]

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The Magic of N’Zinga

DJ Vera, founder and host of N’Zinga Dance Hall     Photo Credit: Oscar Correcher Dateline: Eixample, Barcelona, Spain When I was growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, our birthday parties were dominated by American music of the 60s and 70s. At university, artists from the 80s unapologetically ruled the dance floor. Who can forget the electrifying […]

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You Are Born Free

Photo Credit: Skeeze from Pixabay Dateline: El Raval, Barcelona, Spain What is freedom worth to you? A baby is delivered into the world after hours or days of intense, inexplicable and excruciating pain borne by a woman. As the foetus is pushed out through the birth canal, its advent is heralded by a cry; that […]

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Who Runs the World? Ian’s Take

Photo Credit: Ibrahim Asad My blog piece last week titled “Who runs the world” generated robust comments from the guys and ladies. I was pleasantly surprised to see the different perspectives shared by everyone. See: https://africanpressclub.com/who-runs-the-world-2/ Given this background, an ardent reader decided to weigh in with an article. I hope you enjoy his take […]

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Who Runs the World?

Photo Credit: African Press Club Dateline: Eixampla, Barcelona, Spain It’s really a man’s world! If you’re a single woman of a certain age, society mocks you. Everyone makes it a duty to emphasize that it’s a ”sin” to fly solo midlife. If you do get married and fail to produce an offspring or a male […]

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Across the Oceans

Colombian writer Hugo Tovar (M), his niece Juliet (L), Juliet’s mum (R) and their little cousin.      Photo Credit: African Press Club Dateline: Calle Boada, Barcelona Spain. I’m curious about the African Diaspora in all parts of the world. For many Africans, the black people we are readily acquainted with outside our shores are […]

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From Agadez to Europe

Ousman Umar with his book      Photo Credit: African Press Club Ousman Umar was an innocent, happy, curious, nine-year-old boy running around in his remote village in Ghana when he noticed an object dash across the sky at the speed of lightning. His eyes were on stalks as he watched the object disappear. Terribly […]

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The Power of Sports

FC Barcelona, Camp Nou, Barcelona    Photo Credit: African Press Club Dateline: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain Nigerians adore soccer almost to the point of being fanatical. You’d be hard-pressed to find an uncle, brother, dad, male colleague that will pay attention to anything else once the game is on. All the famous clubs from Manchester […]

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Barcelona La Marcha

Picnic and Games at Ciutadella Park            Photo: African Press Club Dateline: Ciutadella Park, Barcelona, Spain My headline this week is cast in the Spanish language because it appropriately captures the story. La Marcha means living life to the fullest or what a friend describes as hard socializing Barca style. Last […]

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Let My Hair Be!

Charlie M. Hi all. This week, I’m excited to present our guest writer Charlie Malone, whose article I hope you’ll enjoy. My column returns next week. Show her some love by engaging in the comment box. Have a wonderful week! By Charlie Malone Last week I had an interesting conversation with a friend about how […]

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