Harlem’s Alicia Keys Leads NYC Protest For Abducted Nigerian Girls

345889-thumb

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.”

Continue Reading →

Top African Restaurant Picks In Harlem

NYARW-3-e1411403696842

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”.

Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Trade and Aid Both Needed In Africa

charles rangelBy Charles B. Rangel

This week, President Obama is welcoming some 50 African heads of state to Washington for the first-ever African Leaders Summit. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: African Solutions And Problems Conference 2014

seitu afric1 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
Continue Reading →

Kenya, Africa’s Next Frontier

Rendering-of-The-Hub-Karen-mall-opening-in-suburban-Nairobi-Kenya-2015-656x429Chatting 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 →

Selling and Celebrating African Aesthetics at Sotheby’s

heinrich19

“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 →

Harlem’s Liya Kebede Designs For Freedom

1D274905685200-today-vogue-born-free-leibovitz-140423-02.blocks_desktop_mediumThe 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 →