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Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

Clifton, Staten Island (Photo by Wusel007, Creative Commons license)

End of Relief Program Devastates SI Liberians

African, Immigration, Staten Island April 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A Liberian immigrant writes in City Limits about the consequences faced by the Liberians living on Staten Island after President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Enforced Departure program.

Brooklyn Museum (Photo by Peter Miller/Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/Wsbmyw)

Outcry Over Brooklyn Museum’s Hire for African Art

African, Brooklyn, Culture March 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

The appointment of the Brooklyn Museum’s new consulting curator for African art, as reported by BK Reader, was not well received.

More Spending on TB Urged

More Spending on TB Urged

African, Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Latino, Queens March 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Tuberculosis cases in NYC rose for the first time in 15 years in 2017, prompting community groups to urge more government funding of treatment efforts.

Fatima Coundoul (Photo via Open City)

‘To be Muslim, Black, and Undocumented’

African, Immigration, Muslim, Women March 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Fatima Coundoul, a DACA recipient who aspires to be an English teacher, tells her story to Open City.

NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

African, Business, Food, New York March 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The owner of Makina Cafe, the city’s first Ethiopian/Eritrean food truck, speaks to NY City Lens.

"Between Harlem and Heaven,"

Afro-Asian Cuisine Featured in New Cookbook

African, Asian, Food, Manhattan February 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

African, Asian, and African-American cultures intertwine in the recently released cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven,” reports Amsterdam News.

Mohammed Kamara in good spirits at his store. (Photo by Emily Rostek via BKReader)

Liberian Tries to Save His Store

African, Brooklyn, Business February 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BK Reader reports on the plight of a Liberian immigrant who is trying to save his hardware store in Crown Heights.

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

African, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts January 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At Tayme Couture in Brooklyn, Nigerian-born David Igbekele designs traditional outfits that keep his customers connected with their West African roots.

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business, Manhattan, Video December 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Get a tour of Harlem’s Little Senegal through this 360 video.

Author Obioma Nwokolo (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

An African Princess Story to Inspire Girls

African, Queens, Youth December 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Obioma Nwokolo, a Forest Hills resident originally from Nigeria, shares with Forest Hills Times the book series and accompanying dolls she created to instill confidence in young girls.

Slavery in Mexico was abolished in 1829, four decades earlier than in the United States. Today, 1.4 million Mexicans identify as Afro-descendants. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Exhibit Illuminates Afro-Mexican Heritage

African, Mexican November 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm

The Mexican consulate in New York opened the exhibition “Afro-Mexicans: Pride and Sense of Belonging,” about this little-known community, Impacto Latino reports.

Hawa Bah and attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks to the press after the verdict. (Screen shot via Afrikanspot video)

Mohamed Bah’s Family Awarded $2.2M

African, Manhattan, Police, Video November 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, a mentally ill Guinean immigrant fatally shot by police in 2012, speaks to Amsterdam News following a civil trial verdict that awarded the family $2.2 million.

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe brought the beauty of their Maasai heritage to Bailey’s Café on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Ron Howard via Our Time Press)

A Kenyan Dance Troupe Performs in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture November 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

An Our Time Press story on a performance by the Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe of southern Kenya comments on the personal significance of the show for its reporter.

Nomsa Brath and Cinque Brathwaite (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

‘Elombe Brath Way’ in Harlem

African, Black, Manhattan, New York October 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

Community members honored the late NYC activist and “freedom fighter” Elombe Brath at a street co-naming ceremony in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.