Halifu Osumare, Ph.D., is a Associate Professor and Director of African American and African Studies at University of California, Davis, will discuss her new book The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop. Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Books, harlem books
Tagged Accra, Africa, Arts and Entertainment, Business and Economy, Fulbright Scholar, Ghana, Government, Halifu Osumare, Hiplife, hiplife artists, Schomburg Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop, West Africa
As the USA head into our own presidential elections in November 2012, others are shining a light on stories from diverse corners of the African Diaspora, the series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange brings you an election season special, An African Election, on Monday, October 1 at 6:30pm ET on the 24/7 public television channel WORLD. Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Film, World, World of Harlem
Tagged African Diaspora, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, American Public Television, An African Election, Black Public Media, Elections in Ghana, Ghana, Jarreth Merz, Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Public broadcasting, United States, Your Vote 2012
Story by Yolande Brener
Ishmael Osekre arrived in New York with $30, no bank account and no idea how he would pay for his tuition at Columbia University. Continue reading
On September 30, 2010, Reverend Al Sharpton and Wall Street powerhouse and philanthropist Carla Harris (below) hosted a cocktail reception to benefit the visionary nonprofit organization, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. Continue reading
Power couple Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams co-hosted “Unity in Style,” a charity fashion show and live auction that benefited The Giving Planet on Saturday. Continue reading
Posted in Harlem
Tagged Anna Lassiter and Lucinda Robinson, Bobby Williams, EDUN, Emily Sinnott, Ghana, Giving Planet, Jennifer Chun, Katherine Kim, Mariel Hemingway, Robert James, Sucker Jeans, Taashki, Téa Leoni
The U.S. soccer team crashed out of the World Cup Saturday with a heartbreaking overtime loss to Ghana that reduced parts of the city to tears. “I feel empty,” said Mike Blanka, 45, of Queens, after watching the game at Down the Hatch in the West Village. “I don’t know if I should go watch the Yanks or cry.”His head buried in his hands, Brian Kenny sat alone on the steps outside the W. Fourth St. bar and choked up as he lamented the crushing loss. Continue reading
American President Barack Obama has been given a hero’s welcome in Ghana, on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, since taking office as the first black president of the United States.
Ghanaians packed the dark streets around the airport, hoping for a glimpse of the president.
Posted in World
Tagged Ghana, Obama
Solesville saves soles one step at a time through shoe drives and distribution, as well as through pediatric AIDS research, treatment and prevention. Help us build a pediatric AIDS hospital in Ghana.
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Posted in Fashion
Tagged Alanta, Etu, Ghana
Some things in this world are worth supporting and defending just for the heck of it. Dr Sam Amoako’s bid for a seat in Ghana’s parliament is one of such things. I could not be bothered by what party he belongs to. I am not interested in how he butters his bread or whether he prefers his steak medium or well done. In fact, I could care less about how he prays – whether he stands on one foot with one eye closed or he squats on broken bottles with a goblet of wine balanced on his head. Continue reading