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The African Diaspora In New York Urges Solidarity

The African Diaspora In New York Urges Solidarity

African February 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

During a meeting at Fordham University, the African diaspora in New York made a call to unity, to value their heritage, and to fight together the current immigration crackdown, Infos Time reports.

Régine Romain during the presentation of the short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou pilgrimage.” (Photo via Infos Time)

A Journey in Search of Vodou Roots in Africa

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Young Haitian-American filmmaker Régine Romain’s short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou Pilgrimage” got an emotional reception at a screening in Brooklyn, Infos Time reports.

The restored mural honors African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 4, 1999. (Photo by Aracelis Batista via Bronx Times)

African Artist Restores Amadou Diallo Mural

African, Bronx, Culture February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

In time for the 18th anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s death, an emerging artist unveiled the newly restored mural of the Guinean immigrant, reports Bronx Times.

(Photo courtesy of Bébénoir via Amsterdam News)

African Fashion Boutique Expands in Harlem

African, Business, Manhattan January 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Clothing company Bébénoir, started by a husband and wife team with African roots, has opened a second location in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

African, Black, Media January 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

A piece that appeared in Black Star News and Our Time Press remembers African Sun Times publisher Dr. Chika Onyeani and his many contributions to the African diaspora.

Go to Queens Examiner for more photos from the event at Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground.

A Reclaimed Burial Ground Honored in Flushing

African, History, Native American, Queens November 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

At a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the reclamation of a burial ground in Flushing, advocates called for more to be done, reports Queens Examiner.

Mohamed Fofana (Photo by Tatiana Flowers for Voices of NY)

From Abidjan to NYC: An Immigrant Reflects

African, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth November 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A young immigrant from the Ivory Coast has been surprised by life in NYC, and thinks about someday taking his computer science skills and returning to his country of origin.

Rev. Patricia Singletary, of the Elmendorf Reformed Church and co-chair of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, at the open house last week. She voiced her support for “a memorial that respects the past, educates those in the present and offers peace and solace.” (Photo by Emily Dixon via The Uptowner)

What’s Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan September 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

As the city initiates the planning process for redeveloping the African Burial Ground in Harlem – formerly a bus depot – these next few months will involve meeting with the local community, reports The Uptowner.

Professor Nkechi Agwu and Ndebele dolls (Contributed photo via Amsterdam News)

Teaching Math Through African Dolls and Stories

African, Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

CUNY Professor Nkechi Agwu looks to increase the number of African-American women in STEM fields by teaching about African cultures who utilized mathematical concepts in their everyday lives, reports Amsterdam News.

Mino (a.k.a. Nouns) with the valiha. (Photo courtesy Mino Razafimpamonjy, via Brooklyn Rail).

From Madagascar to Corona: Making Music in a Basement

African, Asian, Culture, Immigration, Queens September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.

Ghanaians take part in a traditional Durbar procession. (Photo by Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Ghanaian Festival in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture August 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park was held in the South Bronx where a large Ghanaian community resides, reports Mott Haven Herald.

A vendor handed out food at a preview for the New York City African Food Festival, happening Aug. 13–14. (Photo courtesy of the New York City African Food Festival via Brooklyn Paper)

A Weekend of African Food in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Food August 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

The New York City African Food Festival will include a competition to see which country makes the best jollof, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Photo by Zach Williams

A Home in the Old Liberian Neighborhood

African, Featured Posts, Queens, Video August 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

A Liberian refugee who settled with his parents and sister in Hollis, Queens, more than 30 years ago returns to the old family home to restore more than just the house.

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video July 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

Afro-Latino Fest NYC co-organizer Amilcar Priestly and musician Maluca Mala speak to BRIC TV about Afro-Latino identity and what holding the annual festival means to the community.

Ghanaian artist Jojo Abot has the largest display in the exhibition which presents accessories and clothing. Her work examines issues such as poverty and cultural identity in the country. (Photo by Hayley Lind via Hunts Point Express)

Africa ‘in Fashion and Fabric’ on Display in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture May 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

African fashion is featured in a Bronx Music Heritage Center exhibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.