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

Harlem Park to Park promotes local businesses at Lifestyle Expo

Harlem Park to Park hosted a Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo on June 24, 2017 at MIST Harlem to promote local businesses.

Photos: The African Union launches the African Women Leaders Network at the UN headquarters

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell   The African Union Commission, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations launched the African Women Leaders Network on June 2 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. The African … Read More

Photos: New York public library renamed after Harry Belafonte

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York Public Library President Tony Marx, alongside local elected officials, today honored Harry Belafonte by renaming the 115th Street Library the Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library. … Read More

Photos: 24th New York African Film Festival opens with Vaya

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell The 24th New York African Film Festival opened this year at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan with the U.S. premiere of award-winning South African director Akin Omotoso’s Vaya, a moving film about … Read More

Photos: Africa-America Institute hosts screening of Africa’s Great Civilizations at the UN

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell Africa-America Institute hosted a screening of highlights from Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’ documentary Africa’s Great Civilizations at the United Nations headquarters on April 26, 2017.  

Photos: NYC Health Department celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Summit at MIST Harlem | Le service de la santé de New York célèbre la journée nationale de sensibilisation au VIH / sida des femmes et des filles avec un sommet à MIST Harlem

Photos & video by Isseu Diouf Campbell [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Health Department and the newly formed New York Knows Women’s Advisory Board hosted on March 18, a Women’s Health … Read More

Photos: ImageNation screens short films by women of colour | ImageNation projette des courts métrages réalisés par des femmes de couleur

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] ImageNation’s RAW SPACE hosted an evening of short films by women of colour titled BlackGirlMagic on March 16, 2017 in Harlem. The filmmakers featured included Christine Turner, Dana Verde, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, … Read More

Photos: Harlem Fashion Week honors Princess Jenkins of the Brownstone | Harlem Fashion Week honore Princess Jenkins de la boutique Brownstone

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell  [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Harlem Fashion Week honored Princess Jenkins of the Brownstone during its Opening Night Gala held at the Hamilton Landmark Gallery on February 10, 2017. Several designers including Princess Jenkins showed a sneak … Read More

UN highlights achievements of slave descendants | L’ONU commémore la Journée des victimes de l’esclavage et de la traite transatlantique des esclaves

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Stressing the importance of remembering slavery and slave trade in human history, the legacy of which “resounds down the ages”, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Friday highlighted the contributions that people of African descent have … Read More

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