Elected officials join Rodney Leon architect of the African Burial Ground Monument to denounce racist act of vandalism

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 5, 2018, a coalition of elected officials joined Rodney Leon, architect of the African Burial Ground Monument in Lower Manhattan, to condemn the act of racist vandalism that occurred at the site on November … Read More

Shared Interest honors South African activist Kumi Naidoo and US Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell Shared Interest, a non-profit social investment fund raising capital to support micro-lending, agriculture cooperatives and small businesses across Southern Africa hosted it annual benefit fundraiser on March 20, 2018 in Manhattan. The benefit honored South African … Read More

Ghanaian community says final goodbye to Emmanuel Owusu Mensah

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 17, 2018, members of the Ghanaian community held a Memorial Service for Emmanuel Owusu Mensah, an American soldier of Ghanain descent who died on December 28, 2017 rescuing neighbors from a fire. Emmanuel Owusu … Read More

Jury finds two NYPD officers involved in Mohamed Bah’s death liable

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah killed by the NYPD in 2012 and Civil Rights attorney Randolph McLaughlin spoke to the press on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 after jury gave its verdict finding two NYPD officers liable ; officer Edwin Mateo … Read More

Assaulted African street vendor Souleymane Porgo still in coma

By Isseu Diouf Campbell In a video that captured the assault of West African street vendor Souleymane Porgo, you see Porgo collapse and hear the sound of his skull hit very hardly the ground. Porgo was attacked by a group … Read More

African Community Town Hall at the Bronx Museum of Arts

NEW YORK— The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) will convene today, November 12, 2015, from 5:45pm to 8pm, a town hall for the African community to meet city agency leaders and hear about the services they provide. The town hall held … Read More

8th Annual African Day Parade to take place today in Harlem

Momodou Sawaneh, president of the African Day Parade By Isseu Diouf Campbell The 8th Annual African Day Parade and Festival will take place today Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Harlem. Members of the African Diaspora will start marching at 12 … Read More

President Obama implores Americans not to give up their power at National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention

By Isseu Diouf Campbell President Barack Obama was in New York City yesterday, April 11, 2014, to deliver remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention held at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. Introduced by Rev. Al Sharpton as … Read More

Columbia University hosts 11th Annual African Economic Forum

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The 11th Annual African Economic Forum (AEF) was held last weekend at Columbia University’s School of Law in Harlem. This year’s conference themed Africa Rising: Emergent Perspectives from the Frontier kicked off on April 4, with … Read More

Global Information Networks hosts roundtable on Egypt’s political crisis

L-R: Panelists Tseliso Thipanyane, Tamara Al-Rifai, Milton Allimadi, Danny Schechter, and Osama Abdel Khalek By Isseu Diouf Campbell Translated in French by Aisha Dabo After the recent military ousting of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, the citizens of the North African nation … Read More

Ghana wins 4th Annual African Nations Soccer Tournament

L-R: Ghana’s coach Baffour Acheampong celebrating with players and fans  By Isseu Diouf Campbell Ghana won the 4th Annual African Nations Soccer Tournament organized by the Bronx African Advisory Council on May 18, 2013 at Macombs Dam Park. The soccer … Read More