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Armando Cabral’s Journey from Guinea-Bissau to NYC

Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.

Traditional West African drummers from the performance troupe Songhai Djeli.
(Photo by Line Krogh via Manhattan Times)

Cultural Center Takes Over Harlem Firehouse for a Dollar

African, Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan October 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will relocate to the historic site of a former firehouse in East Harlem thanks to the help of city agencies, reports Manhattan Times.

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

Salif Keita at SOB's on September 18 (Photo via AfrikanSpot)

Mali Singer Performs for a Cause

African, Culture, In the News September 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

Mali singer-songwriter Salif Keita performed in NYC, part of a multi-city tour to raise funds and awareness of albinism, reports Afrikanspot.

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.

Previewing the Africa Center

Previewing the Africa Center

African, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

With music, dance and activities, the new center opened its doors to the community.

Imani House in Liberia, parent to Brooklyn's Imani House (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Helping Fight Ebola

African, Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Social Services September 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Brooklyn’s Imani House is trying to raise $75,000 to help its Liberian clinic upgrade an isolation clinic to help treat Ebola victims, the Amsterdam News reports.

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts August 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.

Mourners honor Aboubacar Bah in front of the Futa Islamic Center in Morrisania in the Bronx. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Hunts Point Express)

Guineans Pay Respects to Slain Livery Driver

African, Bronx, Crime August 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

One thousand Guinean immigrants came out in the Bronx to honor fellow compatriot Aboubacar Bah who lost his life while on the job, reports Hunts Point Express.

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

African, Business, Elections 2013, In the News July 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Successful entrepreneurs offered advice at the Mission of the African Union to the U.N. in NYC.

Nkechie Ogbodo, president of Kechi’s Project, at the panel. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Continuing the Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

African, Crime, Metro Area June 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

The plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls remains at the forefront for Nigerians and New Yorkers who came together at a panel on the “State of Girls in Nigeria,” reports Amsterdam News.

PS 48 students performing at a commemoration ceremony at Drake Park on May 29. (Photo by Ben Shanahan via The Hunts Point Express)

An Educational Quest to Uncover Slave Remains

African, Bronx, Education, History June 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

New funding may help pinpoint the location of the remains in the Bronx’s Drake Park, building on the efforts of local students, reports The Hunts Point Express.

The Journey from a Village in Mali

The Journey from a Village in Mali

African, Business, Featured Posts, In the News, Manhattan June 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Moctar Yara thought he’d raise cows in America, but sells African textiles in Harlem instead.

Prospect Heights High School students will perform on the musical comedy "Amidou et Toya" (photo by Nathalie Moga via France-Amérique).

Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students from Francophone countries at Prospect Heights High School have been keeping up with the French language and are set to perform at a benefit for the French Heritage Language program on May 31, France-Amérique reports.

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DanceAfrica Comes to Bed-Stuy

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

In this video, students in the community perform to welcome DanceAfrica 2014 to Brooklyn.