Post Masonry – Style 1

What’s the deal with…Debt-Traps in Africa

Over the last 11 years, Chinese investments skyrocketed across the African continent. Alongside this expansion, the “debt-trap diplomacy” narrative permeated mainstream media in Africa and the West alike. According to this viewpoint,…

Jo Malone’s John Boyega ad fiasco is as much about Western hypocrisy as it is about Black erasure in Chinese media – here’s why

On Monday, John Boyega resigned as global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after he was replaced by actor Liu Haoran in the Chinese version of an ad he had both directed…

A true statesman: Ambassador Edward Boateng

No man is a saint but if a man does commendable deeds, be sure to give him his dues. As a people, we are quick to criticize and condemn our leaders and…

Raising them rooted – raising an African child in China

Nancy is a teacher and mother of a four-year-old daughter who she is homeschooling. She resides in Beijing and is an avid writer, reader and teacher. As part of our ‘This is…

Black Livity China returns – and we want to hear from you!

What. A. Year. Over the past four months, Black Livity China has consulted members of the community across the country and beyond on how we can further our mission to elevate African and Afro-diasporic voices in…

Chinese workers protest in The Bahamas

Chinese construction workers in The Bahamas have launched protests outside of their embassy to demand their return to China amid COVID-19 fears. A representative of the Chinese embassy told reporters that around…

Jamaican Association in China: Strength to Strength in the face of COVID-19

In late January, the Jamaican Association in China began to receive their first COVID-related requests from concerned Jamaican nationals scattered across the country. “Many people wanted to know if they should make…

Racism in China: Who isn’t complicit?

This piece was written in early 2020 and is part of our previously unreleased content, released now in celebration of our launch!  Uh oh – we’ve definitely been here before. Over the…

Class of 2020 – The year of virtual graduation

This summer’s graduates across China have had it rough – writing and defending their these during the lockdown amidst events in Guangzhou and restrictions on movement for those based on Campus. In this piece by Patience Handful Dalieh, they discuss how they managed it.⁠

Facing Neither East Nor West, But Forward: A conversation with Dr.Arikana Chihombori-Quao and Marcia Weekes

One of the central themes across the African continent and diaspora this past year and decade has been unity. From business to culture, and economics to music, we have all been consistently…

Facing Neither East Nor West, But Forward: A conversation with Dr.Arikana Chihombori-Quao and Marcia Weekes

One of the central themes across the African continent and diaspora this past year and decade has been unity. From business to culture, and economics to music, we have all been consistently…

Leader of Nigerian community in China speaks out on case of assault against Chinese nurse

Editor’s note: Maximus Ogbonna, President of the Nigerian community in China has been active in trying to resolve the issues many have reported facing since the outbreak began. Below are his thoughts…