Thursday, May 23, 2024

EUR Celebrates Black History Month – From AFRICAN SKETCHBOOK to OUR ROOTS

our roots (week 2)

*We are into week two of Black History month celebration in the US.

In the last few of months, few African American achievers have passed away some of who are, Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, musicians Natalie Cole and Earth Wind and Fire’s Maurice White.

When OUR ROOTS was created, there was only one aim and objective in mind and that was and still is, to showcase Black achievers in the diaspora and avoid focusing only on Africans, African Americans, Black Britons or any other Black race.

There is often need for Black people who have made impact on lives of many to be celebrated and to be role models to the young and aspirants.

A note from OUR ROOTS creator, TAYO Fatunla
The first editor to actually edit my OUR ROOTS cartoons is Steve Pope who was editor of Britain biggest Black newspaper, the VOICE. He suggested that I change AFRICAN SKETCHBOOK being the original title of the cartoon series from my art school days to a title that would embrace Black people globally. So this gave way to the title OUR ROOTS. Here on EURweb, I have  the honour to celebrate and showcase Rugby union sports legend and a favourite son of New Zealand and the other, the Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist/campaigner and fighter on behalf of the Ogonis.

tayo fatunla (eurweb pic)

EURweb.com contributor TAYO Fatunla is an award winning  Nigerian Comic Artist, writer and illustrator and Editorial cartoonist and creator of the Black History cartoons OUR ROOTS featured on EURWEB.COM. He is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Art school, The Kubert  School, New Jersey. His cartoons are used for educational purposes in school books, Newsletters, journals and for presentations and exhibitions  – www.tayofatunla.com

 

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