By now, many of you have learned of the death on Tuesday morning of the Rev. Keith Johnson, rector of St. Philip’s in Harlem. Deeply saddened by Keith’s sudden passing, I write to you from Cape Town, South Africa, to invite your prayers and to tell you of plans for his funeral. Continue Reading →
It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →
Some may have called it Harlem Braggadoccio. An entire weekend devoted to boasting the connection between Harlem and South Africa.
The Apollo Theater today announced an exciting, new addition to its 2014 Fall/Winter season with the Daptone Super Soul Revue (December 4-6)starring Soul music mainstays Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Continue Reading →
Now in its 3rd edition, the Africa Now weekend festival with the Apollo Theater spotlights today’s African music scene with Simphiwe Dana, Tumi Molekane and The Soil. 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 →
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 →
Harlem 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 →
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 →
As 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 →