Day: June 1, 2019

Philadelphia braces for annual Odunde Festival

The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a taste of Africa to South Street, one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African American neighborhoods. The event is one of the largest African-American street festivals in America.

This year’s festival will take place Sunday, June 9.

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He Fled Violence in Nigeria. Now He’s Trying to Make It as an Artist in Dallas

By Tyler Hicks

As night descends on the wooded hills surrounding his home, visual artist Jeremiah Onifadé gets to work. While his garage studio is his usual stomping grounds, tonight Onifadé is working in the kitchen of his two-story house in a middle-class neighborhood near Grand Prairie. A glass table facing a sliding glass door looks out on Onifadé’s backyard, and to a scattering of trees beyond.

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How Olivier B Johnson influenced African basketball

Meet the legendary American basketball coach who discovered Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon and was mentor and coach of Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri

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Ethiopian-Americans celebrate Memorial Day in Omaha

Ethiopian-Americans in metropolitan Omaha NE celebrated  Memorial Day at Elm Wood Park, with recognition of  the  legacy of Ethiopian and American veterans who served  America and their native Ethiopia.

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