New York City Black women activists demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell One year to the day, on the red steps of Times Square, Black women activists in New York City demanded justice for Breonna Taylor who was killed by police while asleep in her Kentucky apartment … Read More

Ramadan : NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer to sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families this weekend

On May 15 and 17, 2020, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office will sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families in need observing Ramadan at the following grab and go sites.   Friday, May 15, 4:00PM-6:00PM APNA BROOKLYN COMMUNITY CENTER & … Read More

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for immediate investigation into the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network (NAN), is demanding an immediate investigation into the case of an unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, … Read More

Rokia Traoré: Single mothers group charges miscarriage of justice in arrest of famed Malian star

Photo credits: rokiatraore.net A Change.org petition has collected over 23,000 signatures in support of acclaimed singer and human rights activist Rokia Traore of Mali following her arrest in Paris for a child custody violation. According to French authorities, Traoré was … Read More

Senegalese painter Akassa opens first solo exhibition at Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell   Senegalese painter Akassa opened his first solo exhibition in America at the Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem on Saturday, February 8, 2020.   The exhibition titled ‘No limits” is open to the public until February … Read More

African scholar Boukary Sawadogo gives book talk on African Cinema

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D., Professor of Cinema Studies at City College, hosted a book talk titled, “West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization” on January 30, 2020 at the NYU Center for the study of … Read More

We are the endless roar screens at the National Black Theatre in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell We are the endless roar, a cultural journey to Nigeria produced by Joyce Ademuwi, screened on December 13, 2019 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem. Joyce Ademuwi originally put the project on paper in 2015 … Read More

Chefs Pierre Thiam and Carla Hall discuss food and cultural inheritance at MOFAD

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell The Museum of Food and Drink hosted a discussion with Chefs Pierre Thiam and Carla Hall titled: Cooking as Inheritance: Beyond Soul Food in the African Diaspora on November 14, 2018 in Brooklyn.

25th New York African Film Festival opens at Film Society of New York

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell The 25th New York African Film Festival opened at Film Society of New York under the theme “25 Years of the New York African Film Festival,” on May 16, 2018. The Opening Night film is Apolline … Read More

New York Urban League honors Dapper Dan, Kyle Hagler and Valeisha Butterfield

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Urban League honored Kyle Hagler, president of Next Management, Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Global Head of Women & Black Community Engagement at Google and Fashion innovator Dapper Dan during its 53rd Annual Frederick Douglass … Read More

Guinean-American Designer Zayna showcases African inspired collections in Harlem

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell Guinean-American Designer Zayna hosted a fashion show on May 12, 2018 at the National Black Theater in Harlem to showcase her latest African inspired collections. Related Images:

NYC Commission on Human Rights hosts 2nd Annual African Communities Resource Fair and Forum

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell The NYC Commission on Human Rights, together with Public Advocate Tish James, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Community Affairs Unit, Monroe College, and Sauti Yetu Center hosted its 2nd Annual African Communities Resource … Read More

Rwandan Genocide Survivors host 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell The community of Genocide Survivors and members of the Rwandan community in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut hosted the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda on Sunday April 29, 2018 … Read More

South African New Yorkers celebrate Freedom Day in Harlem

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell The South African community of New York hosted a Freedom Day Celebration remembering South African Trumpetist Hugh Masekela on April 28, 2018 at the Harlem Hospital Center. Phumla Andy Makwabe, Voza Rivers, Ntomb’Khona Dlamini and the … Read More

Kechie’s Project hosts Men –Talk with Dapper Dan

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Kechie’s Project hosted Men –Talk a conversation where adult men and young men of our local communities gathered to discuss the “Realities of our Time” and other challenges facing young men … Read More

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray launches Sisters Thrive to promote mental health literacy in Black communities

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray launched Sisters Thrive, a women-led, family-centered volunteer effort to promote mental health literacy in Black communities on December 11, 2017 in Manhattan. The effort is in partnership with 5 Sisters Thrive … Read More