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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.

African art and artifact collector Eric Edwards with The Dogan Woman. (Photo By Sherrie Young via Kings County Politics)

‘Brooklyn is Africa’: Artifacts on Display in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture April 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

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.

Am I a Threat to Your Liberty Art Print by Laolu

‘I’m an Immigrant – Am I a Threat to Your Liberty?’

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration March 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

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.

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

African, Immigration, Manhattan, Video March 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

With African immigrants on edge, a forum in Harlem aimed to inform the community about their rights, reports AfrikanSpot.

Pearl Necklace (Photo by Doreen Garner via BKLYNER)

African Diaspora Exhibits in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture February 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

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.

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.