Seitu’s World: The African Economic Development Conference 2014 At Columbia

seitu africa1By Seitu Oronde

This time I was at the African Economic Development Conference 2014 at Columbia University Business School in West Harlem on April, 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem Becomes A Destination For African Tribal Art Week

african art in harlem photoBy Mel Brown with additional contributions from Tricia Fraser

For almost a century, Harlem has been known as a destination for contemporary art, culture and fashion. With emerging revitalization, Harlem has experienced yet another cultural metamorphosis. Continue Reading →

My Swazi Land Experience In The Peace Corp

SwaziBy Richard Marius

We learned during PST about certain experiences to expect while volunteering in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Our G10 counterparts and PC staffers prepared us for being addressed by Swazis as Umlungu–“a white person.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Non-Profit Serves African Diaspora


New York City is home to hundreds of ethnic and immigrant groups from around the world, including Africans. But until recently, the African diaspora lacked a center dedicated to their needs, especially regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and treatment. Continue Reading →

Global Ad Urges Tourists Not To Visit Botswana

bots-bush-rg-86_article_columnSurvival International – the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights – has launched a worldwide advertising campaign highlighting Botswana’s persecution of Africa’s last hunting Bushmen. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Mama Africa,” Chico Cesar (video)

A great video from Chico Cesar‘s “Mama Africa” part of the Putumayo World Music Brasileiro compilation. Continue Reading →

“We are saving lives, and it’s all thanks to you.” – Alicia Keys

alicia-keys-keep-child-alive-2009-05Dear supporters and friends,

We are saving lives, and it’s all thanks to you.

We are blown away by your commitment to our cause and inspired by the thought of what we can achieve together. Continue Reading →

How Nelson Mandela Used Sports to Unite South Africa

Nelson MandelaBy Marc Rasbury

Last Thursday we lost one of the worlds most significant and historic individuals in former South African President Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day: Harlem Responds To Mandela’s Passing

mandella-reactionThe Apollo Theatre’s marquee reflects the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela today on 125th Street. Continue Reading →