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‘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.

(Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

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, Video 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, Video 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, Video 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.