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 →

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Elombe BrathHarlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. 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 →

Anti-Apartheid Icon Dr. Allan Boesak At The Riverside Church

imageAs part of its new church-wide initiative to address the growing economic disparities hurting so many U.S. citizens and threatening the nation’s future, The Riverside Church will host anti-apartheid leader and President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak… Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: At The Wall Street Project 2014 After-Event In Harlem

seitu push2By Seitu OrondeSeitu was at the Rev. Jesse Jackson Wall Street and Rainbow Push event. Here is Jessie Jackson, and Rev Dr. James  Forbes at The Riverside Church in Harlem.

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The Nelson Mandela Tribute In Harlem

riverside shurchOn February 13th, the Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with

  CultureHorde  will hold a tribute concert in honor of the late, great Nelson Mandela -   celebrating his life and legacy, and the 20th anniversary of democratic freedom in

South Africa. Continue Reading →

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Queen Mother Delois Blakely: Harlem’s Street Nun

Delois BlakelyA woman of compassion and caring, Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely champions the aspirations of women, children and youth. She criticizes mankind for the economic injustice that has degraded billions of lives worldwide and champions’ education, basic business training, microcredit, entrepreneurship, and “heart” as potential solutions. 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 →

Memorial for Nelson Mandela at Riverside Church in Harlem

3081094_GA service of praise and thanksgiving for the life of Nelson Mandela held at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights was a chance for New Yorkers to pay tribute to an international icon. Continue Reading →