Post Tagged with: "Africa"

African Restaurant Week kicked off on October 13 at Taj Lounge. (Photo via Taste of Africa USA's Facebook page)

More than Food at 1st African Restaurant Week

African, Culture, Food October 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

This week marks the city’s first African Restaurant Week, which in addition to seven days of pan-African dishes at discounted prices, is seeing networking, literary and performance events as a means of getting New Yorkers acquainted with the diverse African dishes, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

Serengeti Teas and Spices has opened in Central Harlem, the neighborhood's first tea shop. (Photo by U-Jin Lee via Northattan)

In Harlem, African Biz Grow, Not ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business October 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Two articles in Northattan find that while African businesses are growing in Central Harlem – like the neighborhood’s first tea shop – “Little Senegal” in South Harlem is seeing businesses closing shop due to rising rent and what the community sees as hostile building owners.

Cameroonian-American Linda and Delphine Vakunta share their thoughts on the importance of speaking multiple languages in one of the African Time episodes. Image from African Time video

Series Documents Life of US Africans

African, Bronx, Culture, Media August 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

An African filmmaker’s passion translates into a YouTube-episodes-turned-television-series that documents African immigrants’ American experience.

(Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

African Festival Brings ‘Justice’ to Brooklyn Park

African, African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

July descended on Fort Greene through drums beating, feet pounding, and Caribbean food wafting, courtesy of the International African Arts Festival, a four day celebration under the theme, “Ndunga,” which translate to justice, reports Amsterdam News and The Nabe.

(Photo via New York in French)

Profiling the City’s Diverse French-Speaking African Communities

African, Culture, Immigration, In the News June 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

New York in French features a series of posts on French-speaking African countries, who have carved a place of their own in New York. Two of the more recent communities profiled include the Cameroonians and Congolese.

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks May 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall has launched a Cultural Crossroads Series intended to help cultivate an appreciation and dialogue between different communities by mixing the music and dance of two cultures people don’t normally associate with one another. Last Friday, it was Peru with Afro-pop.

Something as simple as a dress can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Show us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

What Feels Like Home? Tell Us

African American, Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, In the News, Latino November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Something as simple as a musical instrument can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Share with us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

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.

Crystal Roman, an Afro-Puerto Rican actress, said she has had trouble landing roles because of her multiracial background. (Photo by Dervedia Thomas/Amsterdam News)

Despite Racism in Latino Culture, Afro-Latinas Embrace Their Heritage

Caribbean, Demographics, Dominican April 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Racism within Latino culture against people of African ancestry has persisted for quite some time, but many Afro-Latinas are expressing a new pride in their African and Hispanic ancestry, Amsterdam News reports.

This striking photo from The Jackson Heights Herald shows the controversial pedestrian plaza on 37th Road. (Photo by The Jackson Heights Herald)

Voices in Focus: Controversy Over Two Buildings and a Plaza

Culture, History April 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Today in the ethnic and community press, we found reporting on an unwanted pedestrian plaza, two buildings cherished by immigrant communities, and a decadent treat on offer in Washington Heights.

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.

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.”