Press Release: The second annual Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will be held ‪Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 116th Street btw 7th & 8th avenues in NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2016  

 

Contact:

Madina Toure

Senior Public Relations Officer

Go Africa Network

mtoure@goafricanetwork.org

646-502-9778 Ext 844

Street festival aims to support black-owned businesses in Harlem and New York City in general

 

New York, NY — The second annual Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will be held ‪Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 116th Street within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards in Harlem.

Manhattan Borough President Brewer’s Immigrant Task Force is a proud support of the event.

The festival will include live music and dance, African food and beverages, African-American food and beverages, clothing and apparel, health and wellness services, financial services such as banking and insurance, city agency services in areas such as immigration, housing and social services, taste tests and giveaways.

 

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, a sponsor and supporter of the festival, will serve as the grand marshal for the event.

Shaun King, senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a prominent civil rights activist known for his use of social media to shed light on social causes, will serve as master of ceremonies.

 

Some of the restaurants that will be participating in New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW) 2016, will be in attendance. A Taste of Africa, a community-based organization dedicated to promoting the best of African cuisine and culture that organizes the annual NYARW, is among the supporters of the event.

 

Other sponsors and supporters include the Consulate General of Senegal in New York; Association Nationale des Senegalais d’Amérique; Manhattan Community Board 10 and the Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, chairman of the CB10’s Arts and Culture Committee; the Delegate General of Côte d’Ivoire; the Permanent Mission of Guinea to the United Nations; New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and his African Advisory Council; Souleimane Konaté, imam of the Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem; New York City Civil Court Judge W. Franc Perry; New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat;

Manhattan Borough President Brewer’s Immigrant Task Force; and Halstead Property.

 

For questions about the event, please call (646) 502-9778 ext. 8001 or visit https://www.goafricaharlem.org.

 

About Go Africa Network:

 

Go Africa Network is a U.S.-based nonprofit that seeks to advance the awareness and socioeconomic development of Africa and the United States through local and international outreach initiatives.

 

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(NYT) I.M.F. Makes China’s Renminbi One of World’s Select Currencies

HONG KONG — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved the Chinese renminbi as one of the world’s main central bank reserve currencies, a major acknowledgement of the country’s rising financial and economic heft.

The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power. But it also introduces new uncertainty into China’s economy and financial system, as the country was forced to relax many currency controls to meet the I.M.F. requirements.

Inclusion of the renminbi in the I.M.F.’s elite reserve currency group was so important to China’s leaders that they named it in October as one of their highest economic policy priorities in the coming years. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The changes could inject volatility into the Chinese economy, since large flows of money surge into the country and recede based on its prospects. This could make it difficult for China to maintain its record of strong, steady growth, especially at at a time when it economy is already slowing. Read more

Resources for Entrepreneurs – free training, Please register ASAP starts on 11/20/2015 at 1pm EST

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In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015, IdEA is hosting an online resource training to share with entrepreneurs the rich resources that are available to them. Join us on Friday, November 20 at 1pm EST to learn more! Martin Ezemma and Jean-Robert Baguidy will join us from the Minority Business Development Agency to share what resources they offer entrepreneurs, and in particular their African Diaspora and Minority Business Enterprise Engagement activities. You will also hear from IdEA about our online mentoring group, and about other resources IdEA members have shared for entrepreneurs. Register for this FREE Webinar here.

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sponsored by the 2015 International Diaspora Engagement Alliance,

Submit A Nomination the 2016 National Small Business Awards

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National Small Business Week has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards

Small Business Week Awards

National Small Business Week has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards.

SBA is currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs. You can use this online portal to submit your nomination for the following awards:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Awards
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

To use the Small Business Week Nomination Portal, you will need to register for an account. Registration is required to protect your information from unauthorized access. This site complies with the Federal Information Security Management Act. For more information, visit http://www.sba.gov/about-sba-info/privacy-policy.

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Want to get your Brunch On? Try a Go Africa® Mimosa or Ginjan® Mimosa!

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The Go Africa® Mimosa or Ginjan® Mimosa

 Mimosa Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice
  • 4 ounces of Brut champagne

Recipe Instructions:

Fill champagne flute with 2 ounces  of Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice and top up with brut champagne.

For a true, old-school Buck’s Fizz, add 1/2 teaspoon grenadine; for a true Mimosa, it’s a teaspoon or so of Grand Marnier (not enough, we’re afraid, to compensate for the champagne deficit).

ginger recipes Go Africa Mimosa or Ginjan Mimosa

 

want to know more about Ginger Juice products and the Ginjan Bros? check out www.drinkginjan.com

 

Attend the African Union Expo 2015 @Mist Harlem on 11/17/2015 from 11am – 7pm

CONTACT: please register at http://africanunionexpo.org/events/african-union-expo-2015-nyc-harlem/

or email info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 to the attend or to request further  information

follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2015

#InnovateHER2015

 

To register for the InnovateHER competition

Please register at http://africanunionexpo.org/events/the-sba-innovateher-competition-the-african-union-expo-2015-11172015-mist-harlem-from-530pm-7pm/  or email info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information