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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in middle, at York College (Photo by Tess McRae via Queens Chronicle)

Liberia’s President Addresses Young Women in NYC

African, Queens, Women March 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discussed the challenges of Ebola and rebuilding her country after civil war at a Women’s History Month event at York College in Queens, reports Queens Chronicle.

Ghana’s Independence Day Marked

Ghana’s Independence Day Marked

African, Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Video March 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

Ghana’s Independence Day was celebrated by the Ghana Catholic Youth Ministry in the Bronx.

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

In this video, Prince Thompson, who came here from Liberia for back surgery and was forced to remain because of the Ebola outbreak, reflects on his circumstances and life in Little Liberia.

Salieu Suso (Photo by Roxanne Scott for Voices of NY)

Salieu Suso: Kora Player and Historian

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks March 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Listen to kora player Salieu Suso as he plays his instrument, also known as the West African harp, and describes the role of kora players as historians and genealogists in the community.

English teacher Keedra Gibba (right) helps make the Ghanaian dish Kelewele with parent and native Ghanaian Julia Boahene, alongside eigth grader Whiteney Wyche, 13, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School on Feb. 23. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Learning About Africa After School

African, Bronx, Education February 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

An after-school program looks to fill in the dearth of African history in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s curriculum and will culminate in a trip to Ghana, reports The Riverdale Press.

Mrs. Shittu and other attendees at a baby shower at the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community Center (NAMIC) in Crown Heights (Photo by Samual Lieberman for Voices of NY)

In Brooklyn, Countering Views of Nigerian Muslims

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Muslim, Voices' Picks February 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

A beacon for the community in Crown Heights, the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community center fights misconceptions about Muslims.

‘After Afropolitan’ Art

‘After Afropolitan’ Art

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Video February 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

View artwork from the global African diaspora and hear what some artists had to say about their work in this video on the After Afropolitan exhibit in Brooklyn.

Finding Identity in NYC

Finding Identity in NYC

African, Culture, Government, Video, Western European February 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

On this episode of “Independent Sources,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about the municipal ID as a benefit for all New Yorkers. And the co-directors of the Ethiopian-American film “Woven,” discuss its universal themes of “forgiveness, love and loss.”

Ramatu Ahmed, a community organizer in the Bronx, says undocumented parents can be intimidated by requests to show their IDs to enter their children's schools.  (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

West Africans Uncertain About Immigration Relief

African, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks January 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

President Obama’s deferred action would provide parents with temporary relief from daily fears of deportation but their longterm future remains in doubt.

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

African, Manhattan December 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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.

by Jack D'Isidoro

A Pastor From Ghana Offers Blessings

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Religion, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

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.

Shekh Tumis addressing the African Advisory Council: “Please, let’s tell Americans what Ebola is—how it’s affecting us.” (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

Ebola Fallout Still Affecting Africans

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.

Ousmane Dramé with his two sons at the press conference (Photo via Afrikan Spot)

Fighting Ebola Hysteria in NY

African, Immigration October 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Leaders of the African community in New York and the New York Immigration Coalition are speaking out against Ebola hysteria, reports Afrikanspot.

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

African, Health, Immigration, Religion, Video October 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.