Africentric is a full-colour glossy, a gorgeously designed and photographed monthly lifestyle and current affairs magazine.
The upbeat, exciting magazine features fashion, health, music, arts, science, technology, and business news, as well as columns by famous local and global figures and original reporting on local, national, and international issues.
With initial distribution to Edmonton, Calgary, and Fort McMurray, Africentric is the only magazine of its type, size, and quality with wide distribution to African-Canadians where they are and where they go: African-Canadian businesses, restaurants, professional offices, hair salons, churches, and mosques, as well as at high-traffic mainstream locales including, colleges, libraries, and major grocery stores.
From Algeria to Zimbabwe, from Togo to Tobago, from the Amazon to Alaska, Africentric Magazine explores how global Africans across the planet are living, working, and creating the present and future.
From British Columbia to the Arctic Circle to the Maritimes, Africentric Magazine carries up-to-date coverage of the numerous ethno-national communities that make up the African-Canadian experience.
Edmonton, Calgary, and other municipalities in Alberta are home to thriving African-Canadian communities. Some of those communities began more than a century ago, and others are just beginning their African-Canadian odyssey. Africentric Magazine delivers their discoveries, experiences, and successes every month.
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Every month, Africentric explores the frontiers of labour, fair trade, and entepreneurialism to give you the information you need to build your future.
Every month, Africentric engages film, television, comics, and gaming, delivering news and opinion about exciting cultural production around the African planet and beyond.
There’s no such thing as African music.
There are, however, countless musics from across the African planet: multiple styles ad innovations from 54 countries on the continent, from all around the Caribbean, and from South, Central, and North America.Africentric delivers news about and interviews with African-Canadian talent and musicians from around the world.
More people can and do read today than at any time in human history. Indeed, this is a golden age for global African writers and the books they’re creating. Africentric delivers reviews, interviews with astounding authors, and the regular feature Favourite African Writing in which celebrities and folks in the community discuss their favourite books by African writers from any part of the world: from South Africa to Southern Alberta, from Brazzaville to Brazil.
The mind is the most powerful and versatile processor you possess. And education is one of the most easiest means to upgrade that processor continually, to shape yourself and your world.
But far too often, people simply accept their minds as they are, and the education they’re given, without questioning how they could change their own thought patterns, or how the content and delivery of education could be so much better.
Every month Africentric delivers thought-provoking articles on neurological and psychological frontiers, innovative directions for education, and fascinating developments in science and technology, all so that you can overwrite old programming to become a newer, more dynamic you.
Staying fit? Or just trying to get fit? Join fitness trainer and competitive bodyshaper Cara Fullerton for her monthly discussion of making your body strong and beautiful.
And just to make things harder on you, Africentric will also review the best global African restaurants, telling you whose jollof is most joyful, whose muscalo is the most succulent, whose beef tibs are tangiest, and whose chicken is the biggest jerk.
Africentric features up-and-coming local journalists, and internationally accomplished writers, culture-creators, and world-shapers, including:
- Sudanese telecomm billionaire Mo Ibrahim
- African-American culture writer Greg Tate
- Somali-Canadian blogger and opinion writer Idil Holif
- Trinidadian-Canadian reggae star Waymatea of Souljah Fyah
- Pioneering Ugandan journalist and editor Andrew Mwenda
- Jamaican-Canadian hip hop sensation Arlo Maverick of Politic Live
- Nigerian-American engineer, inventor, author Ndubuisi Ekekwe, founder of the African Institution of Technology, an organization seeking to develop microelectronics in Africa, and
- African-American cartoonists Brandon Howard and Sean Mack, creators of The Revolutionary Times.
HISTORY & CULTURE
There’s nothing like the pride and power that come from knowing one’s history.
All scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and justice leaders build upon the greatness that came before them in order to make their own. Knowledge of the past is the foundation upon which their own excellence ascends.
The same is true for every nationality. And while it’s legitimate to decry the total absence of an Africentric perspective in public education and corporate media (whose coverage rarely extends beyond the Four Ss: slavery, starvation, singing, and steroids), why curse the silence when you can turn on the sound system?
Every month, Africentric profiles fascinating and inspiring events, shapers, and leaders from global African histories, giving you, the children and students of the community, and your peers all the inspiration needed to ascend to the top.
The international scene is sizzling with designs by global African designers. Join Africentric every month for coverage of the latest fashions, hairstyles, make-up techniques, and more.