Eric Edwards of Bedford-Stuyvesant owns the largest collection of African tribal artifacts in the U.S. Eighty of his pieces are currently on display at the Cultural Museum of African Art, reports Kings County Politics.
Famous for his body art in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Nigerian-born artist Laolu Senbanjo’s recent piece, entitled “Am I a Threat to Your Liberty,” comes as a result of the November election, reports BKLYNER.
With African immigrants on edge, a forum in Harlem aimed to inform the community about their rights, reports AfrikanSpot.
BKLYNER gives a rundown of three exhibits – on the “medical exploitation of Black women’s bodies,” Nigerian “books of love,” and tea drinking – currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.
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.
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.
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.
Clothing company Bébénoir, started by a husband and wife team with African roots, has opened a second location in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.
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.