Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.
After years of planning, New York's first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil's cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.
Brooklyn-based immigrants from Nigeria are struggling with the negative impact of religiously motivated violence in their home country, spearheaded by the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram, reports The Brooklyn Ink.
Two New York-based papers focusing on the black community, Our Time Press and Amsterdam News, used the occasion of the 41st annual International African Arts Festival earlier this month in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park to reflect on black identity today in America.
A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast offers a glimpse into the world of West African radio hosts who use free conference call services to broadcast their shows.
When Black Star News, a small New York-based investigative site with an African perspective and a focus on Uganda, ran an editorial critical of the viral video "Kony 2012," the website received more hits than it had ever experienced -- and nearly crashed the server.