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

Trayvon Martin supporters call for action

Protesters at Union Square Park By Isseu Diouf Campbell and Utibe MBagwu Translation in French by Aisha Dabo On Sunday, July 14, 2013, crowds around the world took to the streets to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the shooting of … Read More

Obama calls for calm after not guilty verdict in Zimmerman trial

President Barack Obama By Isseu Diouf Campbell While many Americans, still in disbelief over the not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial are calling for protests, President Obama calls for calm in a statement released by the White House. “The … Read More

Harry Belafonte honored at Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment Leadership Breakfast

L-R: Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, III, Harry Belafonte and students of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School By Isseu Diouf Campbell and Utibe MBagwu On June 19, 2013, the Abyssinian Development Corporation hosted its nineteenth Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment Leadership … Read More

The African Union hosts 50-year celebration in New York

L-R: Madam Kogba-Somda, Tageldin Hamad, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ambassador Alemu and Ambassador Téte Antonio, Permanent Observer of the Mission of the African Union to the United Nations By Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Union celebrated in New York City the … Read More

A Better Chance celebrates 50 years of nurturing talent in communities of color

L-R: Ron Pressman, Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Sandra E. Timmons, and Theo Killion By Enajite Esegine and Isseu Diouf Campbell When in 1963, President John F. Kennedy demanded that, “the country provide a chance for every child to be educated to … Read More

Photo of the Moment: Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Senegal

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President Barack Obama entering the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal. Photo Credit AP

Photo of the Moment: Barack Obama in Senegal

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R-L: Senegalese president Macky Sall, first lady Michelle Obama, Barack Obama and first lady Marieme Faye at the airport in Senegal. Photo Credit AFP

Adiree gets ready for Africa Fashion Week NY 2013

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Models By Isseu Diouf Campbell  and Robert Cooper Adiree, the producer of Africa Fashion Week NY 2013 and Pikolinos, a Spanish shoe brand hosted an African Fashion Pop Up Shop event on June 14, 2013 in Manhattan. Many fashion lovers … Read More

Hundreds of New Yorkers pay tribute to ancestors of the Middle Passage

Participants By Enajite Esegine and Utibe Mbagwu On an overcast day in Brooklyn, a crowd of New Yorkers is sitting on the Coney Island Boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic waterfront. They are waiting for the 24th Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors … Read More

Chaka Khan inducted into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

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Chaka Khan By Isseu Diouf Campbell Iconic singer Chaka Khan joined past Apollo Legends Hall of Fame inductees during the Apollo Theater 8th Annual Spring Gala concert held in Harlem on June 10, 2013. Grammy award winning artist Erykah Badu … Read More

The Gordon Parks Foundation honors Swizz Beatz

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L-R: Honorees Carrie Mae Weems, Swizz Beatz, Donna Karan, Peter Beard, with Tommy Hilfiger  By Isseu Diouf Campbell, Enajite Esegine & Patrick McMullan A-list celebrities from R&B singer Estelle to Carmelo Anthony were all in attendance at the Gordon Parks Foundation … Read More

McDonald’s Gospelfest celebrates 30 years

By Isseu Diouf Campbell McDonald’s Gospelfest started in 1983 as a small community event hosted by the McDonald’s Tri-State Owner/Operator Association. Thirty years later, the gospel celebration now produced and directed by Emmy Award winning Producer, A. Curtis Farrow, fills … Read More

Chimamanda Adichie promotes new novel in New York City

Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Adichie at Symphony Space By Isseu Diouf Campbell Nigerian-born novelist and short-story writer Chimamanda Adichie was in New York City on May 20, 2013 to promote her latest book, Americanah. The event held at the Symphony Space started … Read More

Photo of the Moment: Sergio Garcia

Seeds of racism in the soul of Sergio Garcia, professional golfer from Spain. When asked at the annual tour dinner if he would invite Tiger Woods, Garcia responded by saying he would have him (Tiger Woods) round every night and … Read More

Photo of the Moment: Lebron James

There is a reason why he is 2012-13 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.

New York Association of Black Journalists honors Randall Pinkston

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L-R: NABJ president Michael J. Feeney, CBS reporter Randall Pinkston and NABJ Vice President Cheryl Wills  By Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Association of Black Journalists paid tribute to CBS reporter Randall Pinkston and the late Bob Teague, one of … 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

Bethann Hardison honored by New York Urban League

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L-R: George W. Brooks Jr., NYUL President & CEO Arva Rice, Bethann Hardison and Jemar T. Ward  By Isseu Diouf Campbell Fashion activist Bethann Hardison was honored during the New York Urban League 48th Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner held on May … Read More

Photo of the Moment: Samantha Ofole-Prince

Samantha Ofole-Prince, a British journalist of Caribbean heritage based in LA was denied membership to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group organizing and presenting the Golden Globes. Judy Solomon, a longtime NFPA member said that Ofole-Prince was denied membership … Read More

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