Monday, 21 April 2014

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Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Small businessman and community leader Diallo talks on camera about working hard and giving back.

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Nigerian and Ugandan Anti-Gay Laws Draw Protests

Nigerian and Ugandan Anti-Gay Laws Draw Protests

The Consulate General of Nigeria and the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN were the NYC sites of global protests last week against anti-gay laws, reports Gay City News.

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African Immigrants Find Home in the Bronx

African Immigrants Find Home in the Bronx

The Bronx boasts the largest concentration of African immigrants. In a podcast, Feet in 2 Worlds interviews some of the Africans who live, worship and run small businesses there, but struggle to be heard and cope with discrimination in the city at large.

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Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

The Staten Island African food market is suspended in the frigid winter.

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Nelson Mandela: Remembered Across Ethnic and Racial Lines

Nelson Mandela: Remembered Across Ethnic and Racial Lines

Jewish and Native American press recall the South African hero's legacy.

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Mr. Ghana Gives Downtown Locals a Workout

Mr. Ghana Gives Downtown Locals a Workout

Former "Mr. Ghana" is becoming the new face of fitness at Southbridge Towers in Downtown Manhattan, reports Downtown Express.

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More than Food at 1st African Restaurant Week

More than Food at 1st African Restaurant Week

This week marks the city's first African Restaurant Week, which in addition to seven days of pan-African dishes at discounted prices, is seeing networking, literary and performance events as a means of getting New Yorkers acquainted with the diverse African dishes, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

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In Harlem, African Biz Grow, Not ‘Little Senegal’

In Harlem, African Biz Grow, Not ‘Little Senegal’

Two articles in Northattan find that while African businesses are growing in Central Harlem – like the neighborhood's first tea shop – "Little Senegal" in South Harlem is seeing businesses closing shop due to rising rent and what the community sees as hostile building owners.

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Teaching French to Native Speakers

Teaching French to Native Speakers

A French language program works with students in select public schools who are native speakers – many of them from Haiti or West Africa – to help them improve their language skills.

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Series Documents Life of US Africans

Series Documents Life of US Africans

An African filmmaker's passion translates into a YouTube-episodes-turned-television-series that documents African immigrants' American experience.

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Afro-Carib Group Evokes Sounds of Home

Afro-Carib Group Evokes Sounds of Home

The African diaspora influences of music group Ilu Aye kicked off a series of Caribbean-themed events in the Bronx, to the delight of fans who, reports Hunts Point Express, praised the band for their combination of different sounds and reminding them of home.

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