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

The MacDella Cooper Foundation invests in Liberia’s future

L-R: Model Georgie Badiel, Dr. Jane Aronson, and MacDella Cooper By Isseu Diouf Campbell Liberian-born philanthropist MacDella Cooper took the challenge to provide orphans and abandoned children in post war Liberia with education and basic necessities when she founded the MacDella Cooper … 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

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

African students at NYU reflect on Aid & Development

L-R: Scott Frizen, keynote speaker Dr. Ayodele Odusola, Kambale Musavuli, Nathalie Chinje, Ismael Dodoo, Wale Idris Ajibade and WSAFA president Omoruyi Aigbe at the Aid and Development Forum on Africa – NYC – April 2013 By Isseu Diouf Campbell The NYU Wagner Student Alliance … Read More

Berry Gordy conquers Broadway with Motown: The Musical

Motown founder Berry Gordy By Isseu Diouf Campbell Motown founder Berry Gordy welcomed both the Gordy family and the Motown Family to a pre-opening performance of Motown: The Musical on April 5, 2013 at Broadway’s The Lunt Fontanne Theatre in … Read More

Africare honors President Barack Obama and Dr. Mo Ibrahim

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L-R: Stephen D. Chasin with honoree Dr. Mo Ibrahim and Africare’s president Dr. Darius Mans Photos Credit: Stuart A. Watson Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted its annual Bishop John T. … Read More

HCCI hosts 11th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards Gala

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L-R: Dr. Dawson, Virginia Montague, Rev. Charles A. Curtis, honoree Angela Guy with guests By Isseu Diouf-Campbell Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement Inc. (HCCI) held its 11th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards Gala on April 25, 2013 at … Read More

Comedians help raise money for Africa

L-R: Capone, Osas Ighodaro, Smokey Suarez, Sioux Greaux and Michael Blackson at the Joyful Joy Foundation Laugh Fest 2013 By Isseu Diouf-Campbell Joyful Joy Foundation hosted a stand-up comedy for its first fundraiser on April 26, 2013 at Gramercy Theater in Manhattan. The founders … Read More

The Bronx African Advisory Council kicks off 4th Annual African Nations Soccer Tournament

L-R:   Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene kicks off  the 4th Annual African Nations Soccer Tournament By Isseu Diouf-Campbell The African Advisory Council (AAC) of the Bronx Borough President’s Office kicked off its fourth Annual African Nations Soccer Tournament … Read More

Helping formerly incarcerated people adjust to society

L-R:   Panelists  Dr. Vanda Seward, Catrina Prioleau, Wendy Prudencio, William Whitaker, Laurie Parise, and Glenn Martin  By Isseu Diouf-Campbell The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions and the Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted a community forum titled “Civic Restoration; … Read More

South African Consulate in New York celebrates Freedom Day

L-R:   H.E. George Monyemangene, Consul General of South Africa and Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations with freedom fighters Father Michael Lapsley and Justice Albie Sachs By Isseu Diouf-Campbell The South African Consulate in New York hosted … Read More

Black theater in the spotlight at the AUDELCO Awards

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L-R: Young actor Sidiki Fofana, recipient of the Audelco Rising Star Award 2012  with Grace L. Jones, president of AUDELCO By Isseu Diouf-Campbell Translation in French by Claire Dadies AUDELCO (Audience Development Committee) paid tribute to professionals of the black theatre at … Read More

NYPD Community Affairs Bureau honors immigrant leaders

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L-R: Detective Leslie Leon, Pape Sette Drame, Imam Konate, Chief Delatorre, Bakary Tandia & Clarisse Mefotso Fall By Isseu Diouf-Campbell The New York City Police Department Community Affairs Bureau hosted the New Immigrant Outreach Unit’s Appreciation Award ceremony on April … Read More

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