Schomburg Center hosts advance community screening of Harriet in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted an advance community screening of Harriet, the biographical film about freedom fighter Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery and help free hundreds of slaves from the south. Three … Read More

Restitution of looted African art by former colonizers discussed at conference in Harlem

By Isseu Diouf Campbell On October 19, 2019, Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies hosted a full day conference on the restitution of African art looted by former colonizers France, England and Germany among others at the Italian Academy for … Read More

Friends of the Congo launch Congo Week and Congo in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Friends of the Congo launched Congo Week and Congo in Harlem a weeklong celebration of Congolese culture through music, film and food on October 12, 2019 at the People’s Forum in Manhattan. Congolese singer, songwriter, and … Read More

Nigerian New Yorkers celebrate 59 years of independence

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Nigerian New Yorkers celebrated 59 years of independence during the Nigerian Independence Day Parade held in Manhattan on October 5, 2019. The parade started on 54th Street and 2nd Avenue and ended at the Nigeria House … Read More

Street in Brooklyn named after American jazz pianist Randy Weston

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell On September 29, 2019 Fatou Weston, the widow of renowned American jazz pianist Randy Weston was joined by elected officials including Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, family members, musicians and friends for the co-naming ceremony of Randy … Read More

Somali-American model and entrepreneur Iman honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio at African Heritage reception

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Somali-American model and entrepreneur Iman was honored during the African Heritage Reception hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray on September 26, 2019 at Gracie Mansion. The African New Yorker was recognized … Read More

African Union Development Agency-NEPAD launches “100,000 SME’s for 1 million Youth by 2021” campaign in New York

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD launched its “100,000 SME’s for 1 million Youth by 2021” campaign to accelerate job creation in Africa on September 26, 2019 at the African Union Headquarters in New York City.  

African Union Development Agency-NEPAD hosts economic dialogue with African diaspora in Brooklyn

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) hosted an economic dialogue with the African diaspora titled “Our Door of Return” on September 26, 2019 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.  

Hawa Bah holds a vigil for her son Mohamed Bah killed by the NYPD in 2012

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hawa Bah held a vigil in Harlem in remembrance of her son Mohamed Bah killed in 2012 by the NYPD minutes after she called 911 for an ambulance. The vigil was held on September 25, 2019 … Read More

Africa-America Institute celebrates African Success at 35th Annual Awards Gala

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Africa-America Institute (AAI) celebrated African success during its 35th Annual Awards Gala held on September 24, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History. To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first Africans brought to … Read More

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