Rashad McCrorey, founder of Africa Cross Culture, a travel company that reconnects African Americans with their roots in the diaspora, believes that Ghana’s Year of Return campaign has sparked curiosity among black travelers to visit black destinations.
As Corona Virus ravages the world, straining health systems to creaking point in America, Italy, Spain, and countries considered advanced, the world watches with trepidation as the virus makes its way slowly, but surely, towards Africa. The World Health Organization and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have warned about the consequence of the virus taking hold in Africa. The prospects are dire for a continent with a dilapidated healthcare system and governments burdened with myriad fiscal and political challenges.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers.
The African continent offers extraordinary cultural richness and diversity manifested in its visual art. It employs a variety of mediums, from textile to painting, masks, jewelry, figurines, and more. We profile the top 10 places to see African art in New York City.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jonathan Adewumi was the popular co-owner of the Amarachi restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn, but for many Nigerians he was much more than a restaurateur. The 57-year old was the person many called when they needed to make a business and personal connection. Now many are in mourning following his death from COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences in host countries will have a negative impact on migrants’ money transfers to Africa, which are expected to fall sharply in 2020, according to World Bank experts.
As one of the proprietors of Harlem Artisan Market, I know this is a difficult to answer because African art and culture is so rich, diverse and deep that it could occupy the entire city itself. As part of an initiative for Safari Yangu and a few street vendors, Harlem Artisan Market opened its doors in December 2018 as a pop-up indoor market on 105 west 125th street in Harlem. Safari Yangu is an organization that was founded in 2017 by a group of volunteer students at Columbia University. Its purpose is to empower immigrants through advocacy and create different platforms to tell their unique stories.
African Founded Multinational Enterprises have been doing majority of the work that is accelerating the development of Africa in the past two decades. This includes increasing food and agricultural production, increasing value added manufacturing, building infrastructure, increasing access to finance and capital for entrepreneurs, creating pathways for African integration through increased intra-African trade and foreign direct investments while also attracting capital to Africa from foreign financiers who have long shunned the continent. These insights form the crux of my new book titled “The Rise of the African Multinational Enterprise” published by Springer of Switzerland.
Ohio State University added to its already-special 2021 recruiting class by landing the commitment of four-star strongside defensive end Tunmise Adeleye of the IMG (Fla.) Academy. Adeleye is one of the elite talents in the country at his position. Ohio State University have their large Nigerian community to thank for his recruitment.
As the US governments starts the distribution of Covid 19 stimulus Checks, some citizens are being discriminated against for being immigrants living in what’s known as a mixed immigration status household.
With Ontario calling on its “best and brightest minds” to combat coronavirus, an Orangeville businessman, a Nigerian-born doctor and his partners are close to bringing an affordable emergency ventilator to market. The LifeAir G1 is based on an initial design by Dayo Olakulehin, a former doctor in Nigeria who immigrated to Canada with the concept of designing an inexpensive ventilator that could save lives and be affordable for developing nations.
How will the impact of COVID-19 translate to Black arts communities and organizations which showcase artists from the African Diaspora? Many of these organizations and artists were already struggling due to low patronage and lack of public arts funding support. How will institutions like the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) weather the COVID-19 storm?
In 1997, the world was stunned when it was announced that Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, was dating Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian and was set to marry him. On 29 January 2020, another Egyptian made international headlines when Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, announced that she is set to marry, Nayel Nasser, the Equestrian show-jumper who recently helped Egypt to qualify for the Olympics.
By Betsy Klein, Priscilla Alvarez and Kevin Liptak | CNN
Trump administration officials are scrabbling to finalize an executive order after President Donald Trump said in a late-night tweet he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States as the nation battles the health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2009, Carleton became home to the first stand-alone, degree-granting Institute of African Studies in Canada. It brought together scholars who were studying Africa in a diverse set of disciplines to pursue a coherent, Africa-focused research program.
The medical supplies had been shipped. The planning began a year in advance. Then the coronavirus arrived, and Dr. Charmaine Emelife’s heart sank. The annual trip to Nigeria to provide free medical care — the flagship project of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas — had been set to start Sunday but can’t go on. Now the 4,000-member organization, like diaspora medical groups around the world, is scrambling for other ways to help back home, where it might be more needed than ever before.
While Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets has worked well with major league stars, it wasn’t enough to invite him to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympic. However, this 27-year-old didn’t stop from doing anything else to learn how to make basketball in games.According to a letter from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Dinwiddie obtained a Nigerian passport for him to play for Nigeria.
Tony K Ansah, Jr., M.P.A. is a self-published author and a social entrepreneur based in Rhode Island, U.S.A. He has written and published several books and content via poems, quotes, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, and articles. Tony has received national & international recognition for his articles about African business, culture, and philanthropy. He recently released a new book on his entrepreneurial journey and progress so far.
An auction benefiting Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), one of the many Bay Area cultural organizations experiencing dramatic revenue shortfalls during mandatory closure, opens April 21 via the online marketplace Artsy and features works donated by a growing number of noted artists.
David Adeyemi Adefeso has a growing profile in America, not least because he is the boyfriend of singer and reality television star, Tamar Braxton, but also because he is a Certified Public Accountant, a Harvard Business School trained wealth management adviser and owner Sootchy Inc, a company that finding solutions to one of America’s most intractable problems, Student Loans.
The Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has unveiled a bill that would cancel rent and mortgage payments for millions of Americans struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the legislation, landlords and mortgage holders would be able to have losses covered by the federal government. The program would extend for a month beyond the end of the national emergency, which was declared on 13 March, and would be made retroactive to cover April payments.
When it comes to the polls, black African and Caribbean immigrants in the United States are becoming a force to reckon with owing to a fast-growing population. Between 2010 and 2018, the number of African and Caribbean immigrants in the U.S. rose by 30% to 4.3 million people from 3.3 million, according to a recent report from the bipartisan research group, New American Economy. Their growth has consequently led to more eligible Black immigrant voters.
A star-studded cast of leading ladies is bringing this powerful story, written by Mad Men’s Davhi Waller, to Hulu. Among them is Nigerian-American, Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Banks, Rose Byrne and Ari Graynor
California will be the first state to give cash to immigrants living in the country illegally who are hurt by the coronavirus, offering $500 apiece to 150,000 adults who were left out of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress.
With her third-place finish at the American Olympic Marathon Trials, Sally Kipyego secured her second trip to the Games. Her first was in 2012, when she was a citizen of Kenya, and she won the silver medal in the 10,000 meters. Kipyego, who was a nine-time NCAA champion at Texas Tech University, became an American citizen in 2017 after living for 15 years in the U.S.
The novel coronavirus has been particularly harsh on immigrants. After facing years of harassment and persecution from the Trump administration, the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States have now been left unprotected, unable to receive aid from the government’s historic stimulus package, even though they pay billions of dollars in taxes every year.