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Jussie Smollett, currently starring in the hit series Empire, hosts the eighth season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

From the plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean to the exuberance of Carnival in Cape Verde, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange VIII offers unique perspectives on the diverse issues affecting Africa and the Diaspora.  Read More »

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