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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.

Police investigating burned Quran

African, Bronx, In the News October 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

On the morning before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an unmarked package stuffed with roast meat, a photo of Osama bin Laden, mysterious white powder and the burned remains of a Quran was placed outside the Masjid Hefaz mosque on East 198th Street off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Police areRead More

Harlem hosts ‘Day of Action’

African, African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

A candidate to become president of Senegal, a New York City Councilman and activists from the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party and other organizations rallied at a Methodist church in Harlem in an effort to foster what they called “a united front of African people across theRead More

Congo Week coming to Harlem

African, In the News, Manhattan October 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The nonprofit organization Friends of the Congo will bring the third annual Congo Week to Harlem from Oct. 16-23, in an effort to educate the public about the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country. The focus will be on “conflict minerals”– gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten–that are used to manufactureRead More

Egyptian American protesters chant for their right for absentee  voting in upcoming Egyptian elections on Sat., Oct. 8.

Egyptians demand the #right2vote

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, North African, Politics October 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Egyptian Americans demand their right to absentee vote in Egyptian elections, the first after the ouster of the Mubarak regime.

Daniel "Kuwait" Adjei (left) and Greg M. Akologo

From Morrisania to Africa, via “Kuwait”

African, Bronx, In the News September 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

For West African residents in the South Bronx, Kuwait is not just a Middle Eastern country. “Kuwait” is a Ghanaian immigrant whose Morrisania-based business has become the conduit back to their nations of origin.

Joy Ogwu, one of Africa's two female Permanent Representatives in the UN

African UN missions deny women equality

African, In the News, Opinion September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Despite  promises to honor African women’s equality, the continent’s male domination extends all the way to the United Nations.  In fact, the number of female Permanent Representatives from Africa has dwindled to just two in recent years. Chika Onyeani argues that this needs to change.

N.Y.U. race discrimination suit

African, In the News, Sub-Saharan African September 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

New York University has been ordered to pay $210,000 to an African immigrant who worked in Bobst Library to settle a federal lawsuit that alleges a Bobst mailroom supervisor harassed the victim, calling him “monkey” and “gorilla” and telling him, “Go back to your cage.”