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Why Do Japanese Want To Be Black Like African-Americans

When I was little I remember thinking: "why do people want to go to the beach and get darker and then come to me saying 'look I'm almost as dark as you are!'" With time I came to realise some felt like darker was synonym of healthier, which…
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Siamo Stati a Radio Rai 3 e Ci Siamo Divertiti

Debutto in radio per (IN)VISIBLE CITIES, martedì 28 ottobre siamo stati ospiti del programma Radio3Mondo condotto da Marina Lalovic. Gianpaolo ed io siamo andati a raccontare la storia dietro le storie di (IN)VISIBLE CITIES, il docufilm al…
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Turin, We're Coming!

Tomorrow, the first screening with debate of (IN)VISIBLE CITIES outside Rome. After we presented our docufilm on African migrants in 13 cities of the world, with Ottobre Africano, we're heading north to Turin. We'll present the documentary at…
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(IN)VISIBLE CITIES a Radio Rai3

Se siete stanchi di leggere solo i nostri aggiornamenti, la nostra storia e quello che abbiamo fatto nell'ultimo anno e mezzo, sintonizzatevi su Radio3Mondo alle 11 e il 28 Ottobre e sentirete le nostre voci che raccontano di come siamo arrivati…
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Presentation of (IN)VISIBLE CITIES at Campidoglio, Rome

Last Thursday we presented (IN)VISIBLE CITIES at Rome municipality during the conference Cosmocity on intercultural and inter religions dialogue organised by the Italian Programma Integra. If you're browsing our blog and have no idea who we…
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Are You Afraid of the Black Man?

Who would have imagined that reading a Washington Post article could be so fun? The topic? Of course it's Ebola. You never heard about this horrific disease that spread in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leon and killed hundred of people but about…
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Yesterday I Won An Award And This is What Happened

Yesterday  I got an award from the Rome Municipality for my "outstanding journalism effort and achievement at such a young age". Being titled the Intercultural Award, the prize was for my effort in bringing together different cultures. It…
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Africa: La Storia Ritrovata

Raramente gli stati africani possedevano confini definiti e le frontiere erano piuttosto zone di incontro e di scambio: economico, culturale, umano. Africa, la storia ritrovata Giampaolo Calchi Novati Pierluigi Valsecchi
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African Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

So based on what Melinda Gates twitted, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of women entrepreneurs of the world. It does sound like a huge statement, one of those politicians made to have some more visibility or approval.  Did you know…
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Who Are You Cheering For in the African Women Championship?

Shame on me I did not know about the African Women Championship! Not that I'm passionate about soccer, my sport is more rugby than soccer (obviously just as a watcher and nothing else). Reuters and BBC Africa are following the competition pretty…