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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.

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

At the Loíza festival. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Celebrating Afro-Latin Roots at Loíza Festival

African, Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Crowds gathered in East Harlem for the Loíza festival, named for the city in Puerto Rico that is home to the largest community of African descendants, writes Manhattan Times.

Friends of SIronka Dance Troupe have run into Homeland Security red tape threatening their October performance at the Brooklyn Museum for the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (Photo courtesy of BSMAA via Our Time Press)

Visa Woes for Bed-Stuy African Art Museum

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art describes to Our Time Press the difficulties in applying for a visa for a Kenyan dance troupe.

(Image from NYEDC via City Limits)

E. Harlem African Burial Ground Plan Moves Closer to Final Approval

African, Government, Manhattan July 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Plans for development of a site in East Harlem to include a memorial for an African burial ground were approved by the City Planning Commission, City Limits reports.

Samia Behaya, the French-Algerian behind New York’s "dinner over bodies" (Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf/@ThomChess via French Morning)

Challenge-Loving French-Algerian Chef Serves Food on Naked Bodies

African, Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

On special occasions, a French-Algerian chef who opened a restaurant in Williamsburg before it was fashionable, prepares meals served on top of naked bodies, French Morning reports.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Afro-Latino Festival to Honor Women of the Diaspora

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video June 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The co-directors of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC speak to BRIC TV about the two-day event celebrating women of African descent from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Milton Allimadi speaking at the forum (Photo from Brooklyn For Peace via Black Star News)

‘What’s Happening in South Sudan?’

African, Brooklyn June 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

At a forum entitled “What’s Happening in South Sudan,” academics and community leaders addressed the causes of the ongoing civil war and the involvement of the U.S., reports Black Star News.

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Video June 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

BRIC TV covers the June 4 Isese Festival, a celebration of Yoruba and African culture that will include a procession through Bed-Stuy followed by a concert that will open the International African Arts Festival.

Students from the BAM-Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership who participated in the DanceAfrica education program performed at the DanceAfrica 2014 festival. (Screen shot via video)

Forty Years of DanceAfrica

African, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The performances at this year’s DanceAfrica, the country’s largest African dance festival, will follow the theme “The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond” while honoring founder Chuck Davis who recently passed away, report Brooklyn media outlets.

Bronx Africans Demand Justice for Brutal Attack on Street Vendor

Bronx Africans Demand Justice for Brutal Attack on Street Vendor

African, Bronx, Crime May 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

The Bronx African community is demanding justice in the brutal gang assault of Bronx street vendor Souleymane Porgo, originally from Burkina Faso, Infos Time reports.