In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.
Members of the largely West African congregation of Rev. Eric Kofi Owusu say his blessings, which are characteristic of a kind of Pentecostal Christianity practiced in Ghana, are worth every penny of their offerings.
Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.
Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.
Leaders of the African community in New York and the New York Immigration Coalition are speaking out against Ebola hysteria, reports Afrikanspot.
How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.
Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.
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.
The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.
Mali singer-songwriter Salif Keita performed in NYC, part of a multi-city tour to raise funds and awareness of albinism, reports Afrikanspot.
Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.
With music, dance and activities, the new center opened its doors to the community.
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.
Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.
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.