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Guinean Hassan Sadou (Image via African Spotlight)

African New Yorkers Critical of Obama

African, Elections 2012, Politics, Video October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

When it comes to gay marriage, foreign policy and immigration, some Africans are none too thrilled with Obama’s performance.

The Brooklyn-based Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of many Nigerian Churches in New York City (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink; By Ernest Chi)

Brooklyn’s Nigerian Community Feels the Heat of War

Brooklyn, Religion, Sub-Saharan African August 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn-based immigrants from Nigeria are struggling with the negative impact of religiously motivated violence in their home country, spearheaded by the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Destiny Africa is a children’s choir and dance group out of Kampala, Uganda. This exciting group of children ages 9 and up use traditional songs and culture to “edutain” their audience. They not only sing, they dance and drum as well. (Photo by Solwazi Afi Olusola, via Amsterdam News)

African Arts Festival Celebrates and Reflects on Identity

African, Culture July 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Two New York-based papers focusing on the black community, Our Time Press and Amsterdam News, used the occasion of the 41st annual International African Arts Festival earlier this month in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park to reflect on black identity today in America.

Souleymane Diallo (Photo by Abulai Bah/WNYC)

West Africans Own the Air With Phone-in Radio Shows

African, Media April 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast offers a glimpse into the world of West African radio hosts who use free conference call services to broadcast their shows.

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

African, Media March 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

When Black Star News, a small New York-based investigative site with an African perspective and a focus on Uganda, ran an editorial critical of the viral video “Kony 2012,” the website received more hits than it had ever experienced — and nearly crashed the server.

Profile: A Humble Bus Driver With Roots in Royalty

African, Transportation March 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Here in New York, James Oladipo Buremoh drives one of the Gray Line New York Sightseeing buses, but back in his native Nigeria, the bus driver comes from royalty. In this audio slide show, Buremoh explains that he’s a king of his village, where people bow down and call him “your royal highness.”

Egyptians in New Jersey protest Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny for his actions in Tahrir Square and the timing of his concert.

Opinion: Egyptian Singer Deserved Wrath of Protesters at NJ concert

Metro Area, Middle Eastern, North African, Opinion February 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

In an impassioned editorial for Aramica, journalist Antoine Faisal condemned the Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny, who held a concert on Feb. 4 in Elizabeth, N.J., for his perceived collaboration with government forces in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution.

Maggi seasoning is the secret ingredient in dishes from around the globe.

A Maggi-cal Sauce, Beloved Around the World

African, Asian, Caribbean, Culture, Eastern European, Food, South American February 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

If there’s one food item that could knit together all the immigrant communities of New York City, it would have to be Maggi, the ubiquitous seasoning sauce that’s fundamental to cuisines around the world. Aurora Almendral, a reporting fellow with Feet in 2 Worlds, explains its appeal.

Residents packed a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on proposed new legislative district lines.

Voices in Focus: More Anger at Proposed Redistricting Lines

African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latino, New York, Politics February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The conversation on controversial proposed redistricting lines continued across New York City and its suburbs over the last few weeks, with hearings and protests by residents. Here is another sampling of coverage from the community and ethnic press.

The artist and youth mentor Danny Simmons was honored in The Local's daily Black History Month series.

Heroes of Past and Present Profiled for Black History Month

African, African American, Culture, Featured Posts February 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Throughout Black History Month, the community and ethnic media have celebrated the accomplishments of black Americans who defied the odds and achieved success.

Egyptian center opens in Bay Ridge

Egyptian center opens in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, North African January 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

Egyptian Americans have opened a new community foundation in Bay Ridge, but administrators say you don’t have to be a member of the Arab community to benefit from its after school program, complementary law and health care assistance and ESL classes.

Mali women in traditional African dress in the Bronx

Africans, Albanians, Bengalis thrive in Bronx

Ethnic communities are making progress in the Bronx. A series of reports in The Bronx Ink highlights three groups that experienced significant growth spurts in recent years.

Black Star News' website

Newsman steers African paper through recession

African, In the News, New York December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Ugandans Abroad interviewed Milton Allimadi, founder of Black Star News, a New York-based publication that covers Uganda and the New York metro area.

Rallying against the Congressional hearing on the "extent of radicalization" in the American Muslim community back in March 2011.

New news outlet serves Muslims

African, In the News, Metro Area November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

Muslim Community Report will cover the diverse Muslim and African communities in the New York metropolitan area.

Kingsbridge resident Fikadu Lemma and friend, Alem Ashebir, pose outside Central Park.

Finding Ethiopian marathoners in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Immigration November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Bronx is home to 14 athletes from Ethiopia. While New York offers opportunities for them, they face many challenges.