AfriKin is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that creates cultural connections through masterful artistry and meaningful conversations. For over 15 years, AfriKin has sustained cultural programming designed to highlight the role of art and culture in human development and enrichment. AfriKin exists as an effort to create opportunities for positive transformation through thought and action sustained by: academic articulations, aesthetic imaginations for the development of cultural industries.

The term AfriKin is the fusion of two words — Africa and kinship.

The vision of AfriKin is to share our Africanness as a basis of kinship as we help to curate the Black world.

It is our responsibility to have vigilance to keep the Afri and the Kin together as we advance as a society.

Do not cease to believe that we are not related simply because we are separated by oceans. AfriKin emphasizes cultural connection and kinship across ethnic lines. It focuses on engagement and quality of care, re-branding the Black world’s image to allow more strategic partnerships.

Why should you care you ask?

  • Because as human beings, one must reject the construct of race as something alien and inhuman and talk about our shared humanity.
  • One must remember that culture is about action. AfriKin presents a form of action and engagement that shows the quality of care for all life on our planet as we bridge the gap between the arts, culture and literacy.
  • AfriKin brands the name of a cohesive, contemporary, and distinctive cultural identity.
  • The concept of AfriKin helps people discover meaning in the Black world through cultural heritage and lifestyle.
  • AfriKin helps you place value on your African origin.
  • It places meaning on why you want to recollect and not just be recognized.

Never mistake the map for the territory!

  • We are thankful to be in existence to lend our efforts toward the enrichment of the human family through the production of content, products and services that contribute toward literacy, self-awareness and more cohesive communities.

AfriKin Core Values:

    • Create safe spaces where individuals can discover contextual perspectives and useful resources for their own lives and within their communities.
    • Provide an insightful hub for associations, creatives, interconnected families, companies, collectives and institutions.
    • Develop programs that inform, invigorate, and invest in the participants as we step together in advancement and growth.
    • Support a new identity created by a generation of future-focused, global citizens through transcultural exchange, creative programming and positive media.

Core Values Continued:

  • Fundamental values are renewed to share different perspectives on the future as a global society whilst grounded in the deepest roots.
  • Discussion on the necessity of love as a unifying force in communities and in the world is a central theme of focus for AfriKin — love for self and others.
  • The kinship gives courage to remove barriers that creates division and in fostering understanding of differences and respect for humanity.
  • The transformative effect of creative effort/energy on societal progress has been a motivating factor in the development of the programming.

African origins binds all together in kinship, stemming from one root geographical source point. Scientists have long concluded that human civilization originated in Africa. It is the acknowledgment of this reality that birthed AfriKin. It is a hope that paves the way to see WHY what is being done is so important.

Check out the Youtube Transcultural playlist to gain some insight on what to expect at the AfriKin Transcultural experience.


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