Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams commemorates 400 years of Fortitude

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams commemorated 400 years of Fortitude on November 6, 2019 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The event titled “Liberating our Legacy: building our future” brought together members of the African … Read More

Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam launches Fonio Cookbook at the Africa Center in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam, also author and co-owner of Teranga Restaurant launched his latest book The Fonio Cookbook on November 3, 2019 at the Africa Center in Harlem. Fonio, an ancient grain that grows in the … Read More

African New Yorker Nathalie Etoke launches English version of her book Melancholia Africana

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Nathalie Etoke, author and associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at CUNY Graduate Center, launched the English version of her book Melancholia Africana the indispensable overcoming of the black condition on October 30, 2019 at … Read More

H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao receives Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art Madiba Humanitarian Award

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) honored Africa Union Ambassador to the U.S. H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao during its 5th Annual Madiba Humanitarian Awards celebrating the legacy of late freedom fighter and South African President … 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

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

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