Africa in Harlem

Dr. Yusef Salaam is officially Harlem’s new council member

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Introduced by one of the Exonerated Five Raymond Santana, Dr. Yusef Salaam, set to represent New York City Council District 9, addressed family members, friends, and supporters during... Read More

Ousmane Sonko’s wives call for an end to harassment against the opposition leader

In an exclusive interview with Senegalese investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang, Khady Kébé and Anna Diamanka, the wives of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, described the nightmare they have been living with their family... Read More

Free exhibition titled “Reframing Neglect” is now open at The Africa Center until September 3

Photo credit: Aïda-Muluneh The Africa Center, in partnership with The END Fund, announced Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa Center highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.... Read More

City invests $5 million in immigration legal assistance for Asylum Seekers

Photo credit: MOIA New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro today announced that the City has launched the Asylum Seeker Legal Assistance Network (ASLAN), a $5 million investment to expand community... Read More

Don’t forget to vote! It’s Primary Election Day in New York City

If you live in Harlem District 9, you have the opportunity to choose your next council member and the 12 delegates to the Judicial Convention 70th Assembly District. For City Council, the candidates... Read More

Public Schools Will Soon Be Required to Offer Mindful Breathing Practices Every School Day

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan today... Read More

11-year-old Alfa Barrie laid to rest at the Malboro Muslim Memorial Cemetery

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie was buried on June 23, 2023, at 5:20 p.m. at the Malboro Muslim Memorial Cemetery in New Jersey after a funeral service at the Futa Islamic... Read More

With the cause of death still unknown, Alfa Barrie will be laid to rest on June 23rd

More than a month after the Police found Alfa Barrie’s lifeless body in the Hudson River, his family says the medical examiner’s office hasn’t given them a cause of death. Nevertheless, they will... Read More