(Photo via France-Amérique).

Alliance Française Celebrates Tunisia

Culture, North African, Western European May 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

“World Nomads,” a month-long festival by New York’s French Institute Alliance Française, fetes the cultural and intellectual renaissance of Tunisia two years after its Arab Spring, reports France-Amerique.

The buffet at African Cuisine Restaurant. (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

Carving a Slice of West Africa in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Food April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds heads to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where an enclave of West Africans flourish with restaurants, food stores and shops. A stop at an African buffet gives a taste of the diverse countries of the region.

Tunisian El Général and other rappers will bring sounds of politics and protest from North Africa and the Middle East to BAM. (Photo from El Général, via Brooklyn Ink)

Rappers Bring Sounds of Arab Spring to Brooklyn

Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.

Meytex Cafe (Photos by Braden Ruddy, Owen Dodd and Rob Navarro of Global Soccer, Global NYC)

Following the Fans of the African Cup of Nations

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Sports February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Bloggers from Global Soccer, Global NYC were at Meytex Cafe, a social center for the Ghanian community in Brooklyn, to witness the tremendous cheers for the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations.

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Video February 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

After years of planning, New York’s first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil’s cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

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.