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'I can't control my gender'

Stephanie Labbé is one of Canada's best women soccer players. Two years ago, she was the goalkeeper for Canada's bronze-medal winning Olympic soccer team in Rio. After the games, Labbé wanted to keep playing professionally in Canada, but there are no professional women's teams.

Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

Haven&#8217;t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don&#8217;t worry&#8211;we&#8217;re pretty sure you&#8217;ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like &#8220;Formidable&#8221;  and his breakout hit &#8220;Papaoutai&#8221; (read our take ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/19033/stromae-drops-ta-fete-for-world-cup-makes-us-debut/"> Read more &#187;</a>

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Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.

The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17831/the-2014-afropop-unofficial-world-cup-album/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

Haven&#8217;t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don&#8217;t worry&#8211;we&#8217;re pretty sure you&#8217;ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like &#8220;Formidable&#8221;  and his breakout hit &#8220;Papaoutai&#8221; (read our take ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/19033/stromae-drops-ta-fete-for-world-cup-makes-us-debut/"> Read more &#187;</a>