Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS will be the MC for the Go Africa Stage on 7/14/2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Lee will be serving as the Master of Ceremonies  for the Go Africa Stage at the SF on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

About Dr. Bob Lee 

http://www.wbls.com/DrBobLee

 

In addition to his on-air roles, Lee also is the Community Affairs Director for WBLS. As part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national politicians and public figures, including President Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor David Dinkins, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión. Lee also currently hosts the weekly live television program “Open,” which broadcasts on BronxNet, a cable television station serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests.

Lee also appears frequently in the Harlem community as the host of live music and other events, such as Harlem Summer Stage and classic soul programs at the Apollo Theater featuring Regina Belle and Jeffrey Osborne. In addition, his strong ties to the community are reflected in his many charitable endeavors. Among other activities, Lee is a founder and board member of the Make The Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. Lee also helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor for “Table for Two,” a weekly music program which broadcasts from WLIU 88.1 FM radio in Brooklyn and which is staffed by interns from Long Island University. Finally, he is also involved in corporate speaking and promotional work for businesses with an interest in the welfare of the community. 

Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: The Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)

We are pleased to announce that The Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)  has been selected by our award committee to receive an award for its years of service to the African, African Diaspora, and African-American Communities

Please join us with your presence and spirit on 7/14/2018 at the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street festival when the Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)receives his well deserved recognition for its years of service to the African, African Diaspora, and African-American Communities 

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

 

About the Consulate General Of Nigeria (New York)

As one of the four (4) Nigeria’s diplomatic representation in the United States of America, the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, has amongst its mandate, protection of its nationals, rendering consular services, and promoting economic relations with the United States of America. The Consulate is located at 828 second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Since its establishment, fourteen (14) Consul Generals have served in the Mission. They are as follows:

  • Hon. Victor Taylor ……………………..1973-1975
  • Hon. R.O. Omotoye……………………..1976-1977
  • Hon. Zubair M. Kazaure………………..1978-1979
  • Hon. Dr. U.A. Angulu…………………..1980-1983
  • Hon. B.O. Awokoya……………………..1984-1987
  • Hon. Abraham Tukuru…………………1987-1989
  • Hon. Y. Usman…………………………….1989-1991
  • Hon. F.O. Nwankwo……………………..1991-1993
  • Hon. C.O. Awani(Ag.)…………………….1993-1998
  • Hon. T.O. Oseni …………………………..1998-2003
  • Hon. Mrs. M. Ekong Omogbami……..2003-2004
  • Hon. V.O. Bosah…………………………….2004-2005
  • Hon. Dr. F.R. Aderele……………………….2005-2007
  • Hon .I. Auwalu………………………………..2007-2011
  • Hon. Habib B. Habu…………………………2011 till date

The Consulate has under its jurisdiction the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania.

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The Consulate General performs the usual consular functions including visas; passports; immigration; welfare of Nigerians; notary ; trade inquires; promotion of trade, commerce, and investment ; as well as educational , cultural, and information services.

ABOUT NIGERIA

Nigeria is located on the west coast of Africa and is the most populous black country in the world, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria covers 356,668 sq miles (923,7770 sq kilometers). It is about the same size as California, Nevada and Utah combined. Nigeria is diverse in people and culture. The history of the country goes back to 500 BC when the Nok people were the inhabitants. It was the ending of the 15th century European explorers and traders began their lucrative slave trade with the Yoruba and Benin peoples. In 1861 Lagos was colonized by the British and 1914, the entire country became The Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Nigeria became independent in 1960.

NIGERIA GEOGRAPHY

Area

  • TOTAL 923,768 SQ. KM,
  • LAND – 910,768 SQ. KM
  • WATER – 13,000 SQ. KM

Land Boundaries: 4,047KM

Coastline: 853KM

Boundaries

  • WEST (BENIN REPUBLIC) 773KM
  • EAST (CAMEROON), 1690KM
  • NORTH (CHAD) 87KM AND (NIGER) 1,497KM
  • SOUTH (GULF OF GUINEA AND EQUATORIAL GUINEA) MARITIME BOUNDARY

Geography

Geography Land area – approximately 923,768 square kilometers, which spans over six ecological zones, ranging from the swampy coastal rain forest of the south to the semi-arid fertile grassland of the north. The country’s land area is made up of high grounds of average heights of 1,500 metres over the eastern region, 600 metres over the northern region and 300 metres over the western region. Over the coast and southern regions are the low-lying grounds which are generally below 300 metres and are characterized by creeks and lagoons on both sides of the niger delta. The main drainage systems in nigeria are (a) the niger-benue, (b) the chad and (c) the coastal river systems

Vegetation

Reflecting the varied topography and climate typical of the tropics, nigeria is blessed with very rich and diverse plant and animal life. There are four broad vegetation belts: the mangrove swamp on the coast, the rain forest, the woodland savannah in the middle belt and the guinea and sudan savannah in the north.

Climate

Varies: equatorial/tropical, when traversing from the coast to the hinterland. Semi-arid, from the hinterland to the fringes of the Sahara desert. The climate is tropical with two main marked seasons – the dry season lasting from November to march with the dry dust-laden north-easterly winds blowing across the country. The rainy season is from April to October, during which the moisture-laden south-westerly winds blow from the coast, bringing the rains. Rainfall decreases from about 1,500mm in the south to about 500mm in the north. The temperature is generally high, except in the Jos plateau, the Mambila plateau and Obudu ranch plateau where the temperature is relatively cooler all year round.

Temperature

Ranging between 20c and 40c. Temperature increases as one moves from the southern part to the northern part

Our Contact Information

Consulate General of Nigeria
828 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Tel:(212) 808-0301
Fax:(212) 687-1476
Email:cgnny@nigeriahouse.com

Consular Service Phones

For new passport enquirie: (917) 818-7102
For visa enquiries: (917) 818-8726

See JW Images at the Go Africa 2018 SF on 7/14/2018 (Carnival)

We welcome the photography and art of JW Images  at the SF this year. 

JW Images is available for photo ops & special events.

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

 

About JW Images

the difference between a traveler and a tourist is that the tourist visits planned choices whereas the traveler gets visited by unlimited experiences.

Somehow the same attitude applies regardless of the travel mode – via jet plane over different tapestries of nature or over a tissue section.
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Products
Photographic images.
Custom enlargements.
Tour promoting cards and posters..
Slide shows and assignments.
Mission
Building bridges through positive images.
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Call 7326688083
@imagesthatcelebrate
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Check out CDSC @ the Go Africa 2018 SF on 7/14/2018 (Carnival)

We are pleased to have the Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC) as part of the event this year! 

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

http://www.cdscnyc.org/

About the Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC)

We are a community-based, not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1975.  CDSC began as a self-help group headed by parents to provide child care for families in the Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant sections of Brooklyn, New York.  From our modest beginnings of providing the single service of on-site childcare, we have evolved into a multi-service organization that provides a wide range of services to children, youth, and families.  

Since our beginning, CDSC has helped more than 20,000 families and individuals to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.  We are motivated by the belief that vibrant, healthy communities start with strong, secure families.

Our unique ability to recognize and adapt to changing community circumstances and needs enables us to continually provide proactive, responsive, relevant, and quality programs and services to our clients.

Accomplishments

  • Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program helps over 6,000 families annually to access child care information and resources, and connect them to subsidy funding to pay for their child care needs. In 2006, we received a Best Practices certification for demonstrating our competence in the field of Child Care Resource and Referral. 
  • We help more than 3,000 individuals annually to become self-employed by establishing home-based early childhood programs through training, technical assistance and resources.
  • Through our partnership with the Brooklyn Outreach Center (BOC), we assist low-income child care providers to become successful entrepreneurs by providing intensive business, legal, child care skill and accounting assistance

Our Mission

The mission of CDSC is to provide programs that empower families by helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful living in today’s society.

CDSC carries out this mission by:

  • Developing a community action plan that is based upon strategic planning;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other community-based efforts to develop partnerships, maximize resources, and enhance existing service delivery systems;
  • Identifying service gaps;
  • Advocating for the needs of families, youth, individuals, and low income persons;
  • Developing services that are relevant and needed;
  • Leveraging funds for needed community services;
  • Encouraging services that are accessible, culturally sensitive, family-friendly, and responsive.

Vision

CDSC’s staff recognizes that a thriving community is measured by how well it takes care of its members, especially its most vulnerable.  Together with policy makers, community members and partnerships with broad low-income representation, we ensure comprehensive support service delivery systems that promote self-sufficiency, pride and community spirit for the people in Central Brooklyn.

We pride ourselves in offering relevant quality services to the community in a caring and respectful manner.  In order to maintain high standards of service, we internally practice the values that we seek to foster in the community.  Those values include quality work, honesty, and mutual respect, along with teamwork and creativity in problem solving.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO
info@cdscnyc.org
http://www.cdscnyc.org
CDSCNYC
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Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: Joseph N. Garba

We are pleased to announce that Joseph N. Garba  has been selected by our award committee to receive an award for his years of service to the African, African-American, and Caribbean Communities 

Please join us with your presence and spirit on 7/14/2018 at the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street festival when Joseph N. Garba receives his well deserved recognition for his selfless service to our community and the great City of New York throughout the years.

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

About Joseph N. Garba:

Joseph N. Garba, secretary to the NYS assembly Speaker for Intergovernmental Relations

Joseph N. Garba is currently serving in the role of secretary to the Speaker for Intergovernmental Relations. Mr. Garba has extensive experience in New York State and city government, most recently serving as deputy borough president for the Borough of Manhattan, with a focus on budget and policy. He previously served as the director of State Legislative Affairs for the City of New York in the Office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of other roles in city and state government. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University at Albany where he also served as President of the Public Affairs Student Association.

Visit Carinista Art @ the Go Africa Carnival 2018 @Harlem NYC on 7/14/2018

visit Carinista Art @ the Go Africa Carnival 2018 @ Harlem NYC on 7/14/2018!

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

Born in Lompoc, CA, Carin Bernard is just an average left handed young lady who enjoys her culture which she defines as her brand. Growing up in Waterbury, CT, Carin dealt with mild racism and consistent bullying in her younger years. Struggling to make friends, she often kept to herself and developed a passion for “creating.” From writing stories to sketching anime characters, Carin developed a love for art before even attaining the ability to create pristine, likable pieces. With 15 years under her belt, she disciplines herself to learn and master different mediums. She is currently in the process of mastering Acrylic and water paintings where she will eventually venture to oil paintings. Her art is meant to glorify black culture while revealing to the world her eclectic imagination. Please enjoy her many works and support her new found brand Carinista Art, a combination of fantasy and melanin beauty. Have a cherry.

CONTACT INFO
carin.bernard@gmail.com
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The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org