Some may have called it Harlem Braggadoccio. An entire weekend devoted to boasting the connection between Harlem and South Africa.
It’s been half a year since more than 200 female students were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria, and Harlem Alicia Keys is among the many demanding that the abductors “#BringBackOurGirlsNOW.”
African sister and Forbes contributor Farai Gundan reports on the best restaurants in Harlem, she said that, “I am an African. I am an African foodie. I am an African foodie in New York,” my remixed version of Sting’s classic song “Englishman in New York”.
The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893. Continue Reading →
This week, President Obama is welcoming some 50 African heads of state to Washington for the first-ever African Leaders Summit. Continue Reading →
China has a trade volume with the continent of $200 billion….
Nearly 50 heads of state are expected to attend the three-day event, which began on Monday. Continue Reading →
Mr. Mehmet Kilic and Ambassador HE Abdou Salam Diallo the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations at a briefing on the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development downtown Manhattan, NY.on Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Face2face Africa, the premier pan-African media company, will launch its three-day annual Pan-African Weekend (F2FA) in New York City on July 25-27. Continue Reading →
Chatting to fashion insiders here feels, in many ways, the same as anywhere else around the world. Nairobi’s power bloggers have moved to Instagram; local designers are troubled by cheap counterfeits; and the same laundry list of global celebrities reigns supreme from Mombasa to Lake Victoria. Continue Reading →
“The spell of Africa is upon me. The ancient witchery of her medicine is burning my drowsy, dreamy blood. This is not a country, it is a world—a universe of itself and for itself, a thing Different, Immense, Menacing, Alluring. It is a great black bosom where the Spirit longs to die. It is a life so burning, so fire encircled that one bursts with terrible soul inflaming life.” “Little Portraits of Africa” published in 1924 by W.E.B. Du Bois.
By Tod Roulette
Like many people who own art I like to purchase works that do not necessarily ‘fit’ with other things I already own in my collection. Continue Reading →
The fashion industry has teamed up with a charity Born Free to create a collection to wipe out AIDS among infants in South Africa, and Harlem resident and Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, dedicated to maternal health in her native country, has designed several pieces for the collection. Continue Reading →