Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

- Langsten Hughes


Korean firm Unsangdong Architects designed ‘Kring’ Gumho Culture Complex located in Seoul, Korea. The building clad in steel features various circular forms indented into the surface for windows and openings. A cyclindrial walkway connects the various areas within the complex. It is comprised of offices, conference rooms, cafes and a creative space for holding public performances, events and exhibitions.

Looks like a big block of Swiss cheese...

~mmm cheese~



Motherland is a breathtaking passage, which sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinematic centrepiece washed with an African aesthetic. A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive dignity reaffirming terms looks at Africa's past, present and future.

Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). Motherland is a film that unapologetically calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth. From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later , Motherland is Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah. Motherland has been in the making since 2004 and is expected early 2009. Filmed in Ethiopia, SOuth Africa and many other African Countries.


''We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."

Earth is Allah's (SWT) creation, so who are we to trash it? Allah (SWT) tells us

"Greater indeed than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and the earth." (40:57).

As muslims it is our duty to care for the earth for our sake and the sake of our children. It houses bountiful signs of Allah's (SWT) indefinite power.

The Prophet Muhammed (SAW) once told his followers that they would be rewarded if they cared for the earth. He said

"If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8:41)

Another tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, or hadith, quotes him as saying:

"If the Hour (Judgment Day) is about to be established and one of you is holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it."

Think 'bout that the next time you litter!

Black Pharoahs

''An ignored chapter of history tells of a time when kings from deep in Africa conquered ancient Egypt''
Historians have long known about Kush, but relegated its importance to a vassal state of Egypt, significant only for its gold reserves. Early excavations in the Kush capital at Kerma suffered from the innate racism of the archaeologists. Fabulous grave goods, discovered in the 20th century, were thought to have belonged to Kush's Egyptian overlords. They didn't consider that a black African culture could have challenged Egypt's supremacy.

Racist phucks!


African Expressions...

Wiz Kudowor (Ghana)

Wisdom Edinam Kudowor, aka "Wiz", one of Ghana`s premier and well-regarded contemporary artists, counts among the visionaries.
You wonder what came first and how on canvas: the immediate outer image or the message that speaks subtly beneath? You are struck by the technical accomplishment; then and more powerfully by the unusual vision underpinning the message - the way Africa and African-ness is captured as fluid context within and through which universal themes of shared thought, feeling and action can be re-imagined. It is the transformation that takes place on canvas in one`s mind upon second gaze, I think, that captures Wiz`s artistic core and powers the reverential accolades he gathers from admirers.

Yinka Adeyemi (Nigeria)

Yinka masterfully uses his indigenous wisdom to create visions that evoke the cultural mores of his people. He uses its virtuosity to juxtapose ageless customs with a markedly contemporary flair. His artworks are an exhilarating amalgamation of Western Culture and mythological beliefs of the Yorubas.

James Cudjoe (Ghana)
James Cudjoe, a new generation cosmopolitan artist, was born on September 7th 1971 in Takoradi, a bustling port city in Ghana. James`s palette captures landscapes, cityscapes and people at work and leisure. These are common themes for Ghanaian artists. It would be easy, but lazy, to brand this work as a simple representation of static people and places.

"What inspires this recurring theme?"
"My mother," he replied simply.
He continued, "I love my mum so much, the way she behaves towards me, the kind of love she shows towards me. She sold her cloths to put me through school. There is nothing I do without her in mind."

Ben Agbee (Ghana)

Ben Agbee discovered his artistic talents whilst in school. He found art as an easy way to express his thoughts. Agbee's style is distinctive and original. He focuses almost exclusively on the subject of African women, usually in profile, often drawing on two different motifs for their depiction.

Kobina Nyarko

Kobina Nyarko explores the sub-aquatic world in his recent works. He succeeds in capturing the vibrant colors and motion of tropical fish, whilst playing with the metaphors of fish symbolism. This "trademark" theme makes his work easy to recognize. The swirling, mesmerizing schools of fish captivate all of Nyarko's viewers and collectors.


Must-Watch Classics!

This movie is the historicaly accurate story about the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance against the Italian opressors during the reign of Mussolini.

A giant of a man against a general seeking glory...a spectacular adventure of arch enemies in battle.


The movie is an epic story of a young Genghis Khan and how events in his early life lead him to become a legendary conqueror.

Greatness comes to those who take it.


Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.

His Triumph Changed The World Forever.