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

We have heard from many in the community who are inquiring how to do something given the current state of affairs.  donate here

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.

Announcing the Go Africa Health expo 2018 Contests & Social networking events!

Announcing the Go Africa Health expo 2018 contests & Social networking events!

We are pleased to provide the following updates for the upcoming Go Africa Health Expo 2018 on 3/20/2018

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  • Go Africa Health contest
  • Social & Networking event with bar (3pm – 7pm)
  • Go Africa Tickets for Food & Drink



Health or beauty idea or concept Contest (for entrepreneurs, startups and small companies)

  • General category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:
  • Innovation & idea Category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • Contestant has an innovation or idea (Health or Beauty) that is in the incubation, development stage
    • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:


Prize levels for the above contests:

  • General category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • First Prize 100.00 in gift cards
    • Second prize 50.00 in gift cards
  • Innovation & idea Category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • First Prize 75.00 in gift cards
    • Second prize 50.00 in gift cards


Social & Networking event with bar (3pm – 7pm)

Expand your horizons and meet new contacts the bar and viewing area.

Go Africa Tickets for Food & Drink

Get a head start by purchasing your Go Africa Food & drink tickets

All major credit cards will be excepted via Square at the Go Africa Health Expo.

we are hosting our first Go Africa Health expo in  Greenwich Village  @ 9 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011,  between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 03/20/2018 from 10am – 7pm.

CONTACT: please register at or via Eventbrite


Or email or call 646-502-9778 Ext. 8003 to the attend or to request further  information

Mr. Richard Iyasere: Bio: Senior Director for African Affairs & promotions

We are proud to welcome Mr. Iyasere as Senior Director for African Affairs & promotions for Go Africa Network, Go Africa Health LLC, Go Africa LLC & African Union  Expo LLC.


about Richard Iyasere 

Mr. Iyasere is a community leader in the Greater New York metropolitan area. He is originally from Edo State, Nigeria and has lived in the States for over 24 years.


He received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from City University of New York before eventually becoming a System Safety Specialist with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) where he is currently employed.


As most immigrants, he came to the States to build a career and future for himself and his family. He arrived in the states in the early 1990s and by working tirelessly, he was able to own his first property in only six years later. Because he understood the struggles of immigrants moving to a new country and learning new surroundings, he decided to help new immigrants by providing them a place to stay or hosting them while they settled in this country. Due to his role in the community as a provider for those in need, he became lovingly called “Daddy Rich” by family and friends.

Iyasere has extensive work community service and civic engagement, reflected in thirteen years of consistent dedication as an organizing member of the Nigerian Independence Day Parade, the first and longest running parade in the city which has been in existence for over 20 years. Other community initiatives he is involved include: a member of the Community Board 1; District 17 Round Table member in the New York City Council; and Community liaison at African Advisory Council of the Bronx under Borough President Ruben Diaz, jr. Iyasere is also a one-time vice president of the Nigerian Unique Club of New York and the former president of African Club, Bronx Community College among many accomplishments and feats. He was also the 2014 Community Leadership Award winner by the 3G Media in NY.


Apart from his community work, Iyasere is also an entrepreneur and businessman whose deep love for music and dance inspired him to start his own company DaddyRich Productions, which brings quality concerts and events to the diverse audiences. With DaddyRich Productions, he has brought quality artists and musicians from around the world to perform in New York City to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry and inform the larger NYC community about musical acts from Africa.


Iyasere continues to remain driven and active in his own Nigerian community and more importantly, remains engaged in the larger African and New York City communities.


He currently resides in Bronx, New York with his wife Egbe and their four daughters. He may be contacted at or


Tech Merchant Profile: update yourself on YuserTrade & digital currency (the Future of Money)

we were glad to have  YuserTrade at the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002  to request further  information on future events follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017


YuserTrade: The first mobile app for user-to-user trading

A revolutionary e-commerce app that makes it simple and convenient to trade a digital token between users everywhere. It can be used on the go by buyers, sellers and small businesses.

Buy and sell using the ‘IU’ token

YuserTrade is one of the easiest way to buy and sell products and services.

Tech Merchant Profile: Visit Sophanic @ the AU Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome Sophanic to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  CONTACT: please register at Or via Eventbrite  

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017

about Sophanic

Greetings! I’m Socrates Okonkwo, Founder & CEO of Sophanic. At Sophanic, we design and develop web sites and business applications to create the best possible user experience. We’re ready to help take your business to the next level digitally, because we believe your vision + action = The Future!


For more information about Sophanic, please visit the company site at

Or contact me at:  229-395-6242 or email me at


We are a consulting firm that specializes in user experience solutions for digital tools in order to provide organizations and their personnel an easier time to operate efficiently.

Our mission is to provide our clients a more intuitive digital environment.

It’s no secret that technology, particularly digital technology, has become ubiquitous in the work place and our daily lives. First, we must ask what is a digital tool? A digital tool is device used to carry out a particular function on the web or through software. For example, web sites and enterprise applications would constitute as digital tools.Unfortunately, not all digital tools can be learned at a proficient level, quick enough to keep up this this face-paced work environment and the information overload that inhabits our lives. Therefore, there should be more of a focus on how we can better adapt to this more digital world with the tools we have in order to improve our lives. This improvement in digital tools must first tackle the user experience that comes from using it. At Sophanic, we dedicating our efforts to come up with solutions on how to make digital tools- particularly web sites and enterprise applications easier for people to use.

Sophanic is a consulting firm that provides user experience solutions for digital tools.
Currently Salesforce and WordPress user experience design and implementation services

Financial Merchant profile: See Valentine Ayanru, DPM* Financial Specialist @ the AU Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome Valentine Ayanru, DPM* Financial Specialist to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  please register at Or via Eventbrite   or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information

Valentine Ayanru, DPM*

Financial Specialist, National Financial Network


Office: (212) 764-6262
Fax: (212) 764-6976

7 Hanover Square
8th Floor
New York, NY 10004

At National Financial Network, we utilize a macroeconomic approach to help you balance the four primary financial domains of Protection, Assets, Liabilities, and Cash Flow.

This system, called The Living Balance Sheet®, recognizes the interdependence of these domains and tests all financial strategies across them in an effort to maximize the protection and performance of your assets and cash flow.

This unique approach can provide you with enhanced benefits in a number of areas, such as tax strategies, risk management, and control of personal wealth. Through the use of The Living Balance Sheet®, you have immediate and up-to-date access to all of your accounts and related financial information, and our advisors are immediately alerted if and when something changes. This tool gives us with the ability to monitor your planning and provide the most accurate, up-to-date, and timely recommendations and strategies.

Our 5 Step Process:

Discovery Meeting
This first meeting is solely dedicated to learning more about one another. You will learn more about our firm, how we operate, and the services we offer. On the other end of the spectrum, we will learn more about why you are seeking a financial advisor. We want to learn about what keeps you up at night and identify your concerns, your goals, and how you envision your future retirement.

Protection Overview
We follow a “protection first” philosophy, which will help safeguard your current assets and continue to protect them as you build wealth. During this second step, we will review the protection that currently exists in your world and make sure your assets are protected properly.

Financial Strategy
Once we determine whether or not your assets are appropriately protected, we will help you gain a clear understanding of all factors that influence your wealth. We will set you up with our planning tool, The Living Balance Sheet®, to help you visually understand how protection, cash flow, assets and liabilities are interdependent of one another and work together.

Once we have determined a financial strategy that aligns with your needs, risk tolerance, and time horizon, we will help you coordinate your financial instruments in a way that brings the most value to you. We will take action to move beyond concept to implementation of your plan.

Ongoing Monitoring and Updates
The only certainty in life is uncertainty. As markets shift or your personal situation changes, so will your goals or needs and, as a result, your strategy. Once your strategy is implemented, we offer ongoing monitoring and reviews to ensure you are on track as you pursue your goals. We hold in-depth reviews and determine whether any changes to your strategy are needed. The purpose for a review is to achieve optimum and continuous financial balance.

National Financial  Network is an Agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. Securities products and advisory services offered through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), member FINRASIPC.

OSJ: 990 Stewart Avenue, Ste 200, Garden City, NY 11530, ph# 516.745.5600. PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. National Financial Network is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.

Design Merchant Profile: Visit Absolutely Fabulous By June @ the AU Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome Absolutely Fabulous By June to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  CONTACT: please register at Or via Eventbrite  

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017

Absolutely Fabulous By June is a creative gift basket, party favor and so much more business. We are centrally located in the heart of New York City and are accessible via many forms of transportation. Our goal is to delight our clients with creative, custom gift basket and party favor designs. As we continue to grow and perfect our creative style, by attending many conventions, conferences and workshops, we look forward to presenting our clients with fresh new innovative designs and packaging for their personal and corporate gift giving needs.



Absolutely Fabulous By June


W 117th St
New York, New York
Call (646) 259-5555
You will absolutely love the creations & designs you see at Absolutely Fabulous by June!
General Information
June has been doing basket designs, party favors and invitations for friends, family and associates since 2002. One day Demetria (a friend from church) encoura See More
Public Transit
#2, #3, C and B trains to 116th St.; M102, M116 and M7 buses to 116th St. and Lenox Ave.; M2 bus to 116th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (7th Ave.)

Stylist Merchant Profile: Visit BARCUTS @ the AU Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome BARCUTS to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  CONTACT: please register at Or via Eventbrite  

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017


About Barcuts: We can create any style your desire.

Natural or relaxed.
Curly or straight.
Multicultural hair specialist
Let me give you the care your hair craves.


320 Fulton Ave
Bronx, New York
Call (917) 385-0305

Facebook:    BARCUTS

Instagram:    BARCUTS



Merchant Profile: visit Keith Jones @ the AU Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome Keith Jones to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  CONTACT: please register at Or via Eventbrite  

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017

We welcome Keith Jones & his portfolio of products & Services to the AU Expo 2017

Mr. Jones’s goal is to provide superior products that will benefit and enhance the quality of life for every customer that purchases from my website.

Keith Jones


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Buy the book, An Extraordinary Life by Josephine E. Jones @ the AU expo 2017 on 11/14/2017

We welcome Wendy Jones & her new book,  “An Extraordinary Life to the African Union Expo 2017 on 11/14/2017 at MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026,  between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on 11/14/2017 from 10am – 7pm.  CONTACT: please register at Or via Eventbrite  

 or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2017




Available for purchase at the AU Expo or on-line @

The author, Wendy Jones will also be available for book signings during the AU expo on 11/14/2017

A native of the South, a descendant of slaves, and the daughter of sharecroppers, Mrs. Jones ventured North, to New York and Harlem, to find her chance. The tale of her tenacious advance, transforming what to others might seem to be insurmountable obstacles and burdens, into opportunities to shine—the stuff of alchemy, might in less able hands, seem apocryphal. But Wendy Jones, like her role-model-mother, keeps things real.

The saga she spins out is so inspirational, because in relating the highly specific history of a highly individual figure, she has made her mother’s quest: to enhance her community, to enlighten her people, to educate and arm–with truth and an appreciation of beauty–her only child, into a universal story. If her mother was an alchemist, turning dross into life’s gold, with this memoir written with her mom, Wendy Jones, can be considered like Mary Shelley’s Doctor Frankenstein – she makes mere dead words  on a page live, to recreate in the form of a woman of African descent, born poor but  curious, an all-American hero.

Michael Henry Adams – author of Harlem, Lost and Found: An Architectural and Social History, 1765-1915 and currently working on the forthcoming Homo Harlem: A Chronicle of Lesbian and Gay Life in the African American Cultural Capital, 1915-1995.

An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones is an empowering book that lifts the level of every reader’s thought pattern. Most admirable, is her love for young people and her drive to help them find ways to lift themselves above the stereotypes embedded in a system that always seems bent on keeping them down. She stands up to authority and fights for principle and fairness at a time in America’s history when doing so was not without great risk. This book forces us to accept the fact that we have no excuse for inaction.

Gretna Wilkinson –  Geraldine R. Dodge Poet, and founder of theravensperch.coman international literary magazine.

An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones is a unique love story, that of a daughter for her mother. Wendy Jones celebrates Josephine E. Jones, the shaping of one woman’s life. The saga has a changing America, and specifically the Civil Rights Movement, as the background for An Extraordinary Life. While this is the story of one woman who migrated from the South to New York, it resonates because the path traveled by Ms. Jones is the story of black America in the twentieth century.

David Rothenberg – founder of the Fortune Society, a leading criminal justice advocacy and service organization, and author of Fortune in My Eyes.

I’ve just finished reading the book (I started it yesterday) and I want to congratulate you. I was interested, moved, remembered conversations with you or/and your mother, and heard both your voices. I think it’s a great idea to have added the contextualizing elements (some of which I might well use in class as well as snippets of the recollections). In short, congratulations!

Claire Parfait

I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Wendy’s book. It has depth and was extremely well written. I found it to be easy reading and I am not usually a non-fiction book reader. The subject matter held my attention throughout the book and the pictures that were included inside the book were simply an added bonus. I am confident that anyone who takes the time to read this book regardless of whether they are 8 or 80 years old will find the subject matter intriguing and the book will certainly hold their attention. It is a great book explaining the history of a woman’s life. The only bad thing was that it ended too soon as I wanted to keep on reading. Anxiously hoping for a second book by this author.



About the Author

Wendy Jones is an author and a playwright. Her first play, In Pursuit of Justice: A One-Woman Play about Ida B. Wells, which starred Janice Jenkins, won four AUDELCO Awards. Her writing has appeared in two anthologies: Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience, and The Point: Where Teaching & Writing Intersect. She is the fiction editor of, an online literary magazine.

As president of Writing Maven, LLC, she helps people write essays, resumes, and wedding vows and prepares students for the SAT and the ACT. She is a former tenured English professor.

She lives in New Jersey with her life partner, David Mitchell, and their son.