Friday, November 1st, 2013

Boogie Down Nima in the Bronx

For almost two decades now, the Bronx has been the focus of much of New York’s newest wave of Africans moving to the United States. Films such as Little Senegal, Bronx Princess, and Prince of Broadway, have been depicting the growing uptown African immigrant population for years. The New York Times has covered some community-wide

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Photographing the African Diaspora in New York City

In a world ever more saturated by images, understanding how to read pictures has never been more important. In a course this summer at the New School in the GPIA, students learned how to read images, and...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Watching the African Nations Cup with Ghana fans on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

While the Ghanaian migrant community in New York City is centered in the Bronx, there is a smaller, yet equally as Afcon-enthusiastic population of Ghanaians in the Flatbush/Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Meytex Cafe on Flatbush Avenue...

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The Bronx, Ghana

From a New York Daily News story (from earlier this year) about Twi (Ghanaian language) courses being offered at Fordham University in the Bronx: The Bronx boasts 43,000 African immigrants – up from 25,000 in 2000 –...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009


“Bronx Princess,” the documentary about the conflict between a Ghanaian immigrant-raised teenager (bound for college) and her mother in the Bronx will be shown on PBS (here in the US) on September 22. More information here.