Support Africa & immigrant rights: Go Africa Fundraiser for Congressman Adriano Espaillat on 2/22/2018

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U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat is a leading voice in Washington in the fight for what is right for our communities and Africa.  attend the upcoming fundraiser on 2/22/2018 from 6pm – 10pm @ 543 West 141st Street NY, NY 10031 in Hamilton heights register or donate at



Go Africa Health LLC,  SJ Medical PLLC, Go Africa LLC, & the African & Caribbean Communities at  Large are honored to host a fundraiser in support of the Honorable Congressman Adriano Espaillat for reelection to the United States Congress Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District.

about Congressman Espaillat

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.


Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old.  He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress.  Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.


A steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, Congressman Espaillat is a staunch advocate of a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs, and better educational opportunities.


Throughout the tenure of his career in public service, Congressman Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools, and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation, and environmental protection.  Prior to coming to Congress, he served as a New York State Senator during which he represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton, and Chelsea.


While in the New York State Senate, Congressman Espaillat served as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee; Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus; and as a member of the Environmental Conservation, Economic Development, Codes, Insurance, and Judiciary committees. Prior to his tenure as a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly, and in 1996 became the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature.

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Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival is Proud to announce the support of NYS Assembly Speaker Heastie

July 16, 2016
Dear Friends:Go Africa Street Festival 2016 NYS assembly speaker Heastie
Please accept my sincere greetings as you gather to celebrate the Go Africa Network – Go Africa
Harlem Street Festival 2016.
The festival, in its second year, celebrates the City’s African diversity, as well as strengthening
and promoting African merchants across New York City. Showcasing local and regional
merchants, the festivities include vendors that will provide food, beverages, and dress from
various regions of Africa. The activities include dance, music, as well as exhibits of African art.
Everyone attending this festival will be able to take part in a day of fun filled entertainment.
This innovative festival also brings together businessmen and political leaders to exchange views
and news on promoting trade and investment opportunities. This is an opportunity for everyone
to engage and interact to better understand our evolving futures.
Congratulations to Go Africa Network, and best wishes for a successful festival.

For questions about the event, please call (646) 502-9778 ext. 8001 or visit


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Go Africa Street Festival 2016 NYS assembly speaker Heastie

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


May 8, 2016  



Madina Toure

Senior Public Relations Officer

Go Africa Network

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


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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(HuffPost Style) Tim Gunn: The Obama Girls Are The ‘Antidote’ To The Kardashians

James Cave | Lifestyle Staff Writer, The Huffington Post

Has your newsfeed OD’d on the Kardashians? Tim Gunn has your medicine.

When asked in a recent sit-down interview at HuffPost Live about who he considers the “antidote” to the Kardashians, he replied without hesitation: Sasha and Malia Obama.


“I believe that they dress for their age, they dress in a way that for me is fashionable and sophisticated, and they’re not trying to look older than they are, and they’re not trying to look younger,” Gunn said. “And of course they have the best fashion mentor in the world right there with them — their mother.”

Watch the full video here.

(Ghana Web) Future Ghanaian Scientist Invited to White House

Simon Peter Frimpong Photo from Ghana Web

Meet Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year old Ghanaian American from Aurora, Colorado. The 8th-grader is one of about 100 top science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students from across the USA who have been invited to the 2016 White House Science Fair, scheduled for this Wednesday, April 13th.

The fair, which is President Obama’s sixth and last, is a hands-on showcase of student innovation – robots, prototypes, tools to help us fight cancer and climate change – all researched, designed and built by the next generation of America’s scientists.

Simon-Peter and two of his schoolmates from Horizon Middle School, Maya Max-Villard, 13, and Grayson Fast, 14, were inspired by a veteran at nearby Buckley Air Force Base who needed a more comfortable and functional prosthetic limb. The three young scientists designed and built a new artificial leg using computer design, and 3-D printing of prototypes, as well as interviews with the veteran and others for feedback. The team built a prosthetic leg that will allow the amputee to hike, manage uneven terrain, and even skateboard!

The part designed by Simon-Peter is what makes the prosthesis unique. As their STEM teacher, Ms. Mel Possehl put it, “…with the design [Simon Frimpong] made, the bottom comes off. So you have a walking part, then you have a part that hooks onto a longboard or a snowboard, then you have a part that hooks onto skis, and then a part that can do multiple things. It’s a multiple-use prototype.” The project was so innovative that it was selected as a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition, and then to participate in the 2016 White House Science Fair.

Simon-Peter is the son of Mr. Tony Frimpong, and Mrs. Yaa Frimpong (popularly known as Obaa Yaa), who is the secretary of NPP Colorado Chapter, and 2nd Vice Chairperson of NPP-USA Branch.
[Partly culled from the White House blog]

The article was published on Ghana Web.

(HuffPost Black Voices) These Are The Best Colleges In America For Black Students

Lilly Workneh

Black Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post

Picking a college can be a daunting task for anyone, but finding the best fit can be a particularly challenging feat for African American students.

Calls to end racism on campus have become more widespread in the last year asstudents across the country spoke out about both everyday and systemic racism at their schools. In addition, minority students also face other common factors college students must consider like high costs of tuition and concerns over student loan debt.

To get a sense for which colleges provide the best outcomes for black students, the editors of ESSENCE and Money created their first-ever comprehensive list of the “50 Best Colleges for African-American Students.”

The list was released Tuesday and includes historically black colleges and universities, ivy league schools and large public institutions. The list uses collected data to rank the nation’s top schools for black students based on four factors: black graduation rates, the average cost of tuition and the average student loan debt for all students as well as campus diversity, for these purposes determined by the percentage of students who are black.

Check out an exclusive partial preview of the schools that made it to the top 10 below, along with helpful data compiled by ESSENCE and Money:

10. University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is a public university that ranks high on the list. 

Percentage of students who are African-American: 11 percent

African-American graduation rate: 77 percent

Estimated average net price of a degree: $96,300

Estimated average student debt load at graduation: $19,500

9. North Carolina A&T State University

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at North Carolina A&T University.

Percentage of students who are African-American: 80 percent

African-American graduation rate: 49 percent

Estimated average net price of a degree: $77,800

Estimated average student loan debt upon graduation: $23,000

8. Yale University

Yale University is ranked high on the list of schools for black students. 

Percentage of students who are African-American: 5 percent

African-American graduation rate: 92 percent

Estimated average net cost of a degree: $196,500

Estimated average student debt load upon graduation: $12,000

7. University of Pennsylvania

This Ivy League school is celebrated for its prestigious business program.

Percentage of students who are African American: 6%

African-American graduation rate: 94%

Estimated average net price of a degree: $207,000

Estimated average student debt load at graduation: $21,500

6. Spelman College

Spelman college is an elite women’s HBCU located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Percentage of students who are African American: 87%
African-American graduation rate: 75%
Estimated average net price of a degree: $172,800
Estimated average student debt load at graduation: $27,000

To view the full list of schools, head over to 

(Al Jazeera) Somalia executes al-Shabab journalist

| Politics, Africa

Hanafi said he confessed to the killing of journalists following torture by authorities in Mogadishu [AP]

Hanafi said he confessed to the killing of journalists following torture by authorities in Mogadishu [AP]

Somalia has executed a journalist accused of helping members of al-Shabab kill at least five journalists in the capital.

Hassan Hanafi, who was captured in neighbouring Kenya in 2014, was executed on Monday morning by a firing squad in Mogadishu after his appeal at a military court failed.

Hanafi was accused of helping fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group identify possible targets in the journalism community between 2007 and 2011.

From 2009 to 2011 he worked for Radio Andalus, al-Shabab’s official mouthpiece.

In an interview aired on Somalia state TV in February, Hanafi admitted ordering the murder of several journalists.

But in an audio recording of a phone call leaked last month Hanafi appeared to claim he made the confessions after being tortured.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists more than 25 journalists have been killed in the Horn of Africa country since 2007.

Al-Shabab, which is seeking to overthrow the country’s Western-backed government, was pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 by government troops backed by an African Union force.

It continues to carry out suicide attacks and targeted assassinations in south and central parts of the country, and it has also conducted major attacks in Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda, which all contribute troops to the African Union effort.

The article was published in Al Jazeera.

(TimesLedger) Friends of Phife Dawg remember late musician at public memorial

By Madina Toure

St. Albans residents who grew up with the late Phife Dawg, a member of renowned hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, braved the rain to show their respect for him at a public memorial hosted by the group at St. Albans Memorial Park Monday morning.

Despite the rainy weather, nearly 200 fans trekked to St. Albans from all over the borough and the city, with some fans even coming from out of state.

Malik Taylor, known by his stage name Phife Dawg, died March 22 in California at the age of 45 due to complications from diabetes. He was raised in St. Albans.

St. Albans resident Carleene Cannon, 48, had known Phife Dawg since he was around 9 years old. She also knew honorary group member Jarobi White.

She has fond memories of Phife, recalling that he had a big crush on her cousin.

“As we got older and as A Tribe Called Quest became more of an entity, with everybody just grooving to the music, he would come off the road and I would go visit him at his grandmother’s house…He gave me my copy of ‘Low End Theory’ (the group’s second album) and leaked it,” Cannon said. “And my son’s name is Jaden Malik Lake.”

A group of Phife Dawg’s friends who grew up with him in St. Albans made an appearance at the public memorial. (Photo by Madina Toure)

Steve McDaniel, 41, also of St. Albans, said he and Phife spent a lot of time playing basketball and football in St. Albans Park.

“When they (his friends and Phife) were in high school—I was younger than them, I was in junior high school—I would meet them in the colosseum on Jamaica Avenue and we would go down to the food court and sit there and bug out with a lot of the kids we grew up with from back here on Sayres Avenue,” McDaniel said.

Another friend of Phife’s, Norman Bennett, 37, who lives next door to McDaniel, referred to him as his “little big bro” because Bennett was younger but taller. They bonded over their common heritage: Bennett’s father is from Trinidad and so is Phife’s family.

“Everyone would beat on the (picnic) table, kick rhymes, something crazy was going on… we played football, baseball, kickball,” Bennett said.

St. Albans resident Keith Taylor, 42, also a friend of Phife’s, echoed similar sentiments.

“Malik was a good dude,” Taylor said. “We all grew up together so we all seem similar. He loved sports and he got into the music thing and kind of went off on his way.”

The first 200 fans who arrived at the memorial received a Phife Dawg T-shirt as well as a ticket to attend an invite-only tribute concert for the musician at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem Tuesday.

Andres Titus, known by his stage name Dres, is one-half of Black Sheep, a hip-hop duo from Queens that started in the 1990s. He had known Phife Dawg since 1989, describing him as a “dope (cool) person” who “had a moral compass.”

Jarobi White, an honorary member of A Tribe Called Quest, waives at fans during the processional. Photo by Madina Toure

The processional for Phife Dawg’s funeral drove by the park along Sayres Avenue and 172nd Street. Jarobi White waved at fans from a car

There are currently two efforts underway to honor the singer and the group. One calls for Linden Boulevard between 192nd and 193rd streets to be co-named A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard—where the video for the first single from the group’s second album was shot—while the other calls for St. Albans Park to be renamed “Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Park.”

The article was published in the TimesLedger Newspapers.