Africa in Harlem

Bill Perkins’ Celebration of life will take place at the First Corinthian Baptist Church

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A celebration of life honoring William Bill Perkins will occur at the First Corinthian Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 3 to 8 p.m. On May... Read More

Alfa Barrie’s family wants closure and clarity

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie’s family held a press conference after a memorial at Democracy Prep in Harlem on May 23, 2023. Alfa Barrie’s uncle Amadou Diallo who thanked the community... Read More

Alfa Barrie remembered during prayer service at Futa Islamic Center

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African immigrant community gathered at the Futa Islamic Center to offer condolences and pray for the 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who went missing on Friday, May 12, 2023,... Read More

A GoFundMe campaign is set up to cover Alfa Barrie’s funeral costs

Alfa Barrie with older brother Ibrahim Diallo The nonprofit organization, Guineans Succeeding in America, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Alfa Barrie’s family cover his funeral costs. While many, including the... Read More

Community members hold vigil for Harlem Politician Bill Perkins

Photos credits: Bill Moore Harlemites held a vigil on the plaza of the State Office Building on May 17, 2023, a day after Bill Perkins died in his Harlem home. He was 74... Read More

32nd Precinct confirms that body found in Harlem River is 13-year-old Garrett Warren

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 32nd Precinct in Harlem just confirmed that the body found earlier today in the Harlem River was 13-year-old Garrett Warren, last seen on Friday with 11-year-old Alfa... Read More

Alfa Barrie’s mother and sister seek help in finding missing 11-year-old boy

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell “There is someone out there that knows something. This is New York City!” shouted Alfa Barrie’s 22-year-old sister Fatima Diallo who spent the day with siblings and friends... Read More

Guinean-American boy vanishes in Harlem

11-year-old Alfa Barrie left his mother’s apartment in the Bronx on Friday, May 12, 2023, with his older sister to go to Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem like he does every morning,... Read More

City Hall displays Exhibit “Home Address” in honor of International Women’s Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York City Mayor Eric Adams displayed, on March 8, 2023, artist Elena del Rivero’s participatory public artwork, “Home Address,” in the New York City Hall Rotunda in... Read More

Ghanaian New Yorkers celebrate 66 years of independence with flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green

Photos credit: Bill Moore On March 6, 2023, Ghana’s Independence Day, the country’s flag was flying high at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan after a flag-raising ceremony. City officials, including Mayor Eric Adams,... Read More

New Report shows New York Black population evolving, except for African Americans!

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 27, 2023, the NYC Districting Commission, in partnership with CUNY Graduate Center, hosted a press conference to discuss the latest report on how communities of interest... Read More

Brooklyn BP Reynoso celebrates opening of “Brooklyn is Africa” art exhibit at Black History Month reception

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso celebrated Black History Month with an opening night reception for the “Brooklyn is Africa” art exhibit’s return to Borough Hall on February 23,... Read More

Malcolm X’s daughters commemorate 58th year of father’s assassination with lawsuit and community celebration at the Shabazz Center

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On the morning of February 21, 2023, Ilyasha Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s daughters, joined civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Ray Hamlin at... Read More

Cannabis NYC kicks off listening and learning tour at NYCHA Melrose Community Center in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Cannabis NYC, an initiative under the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), launched in 2022 to support the development of a thriving and equitable cannabis industry kicked... Read More

The NYUL 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship application is live until March 11

The New York Urban League announced the release of the 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship application. One-time scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to college-bound students starting college in... Read More