AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

New York City

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK / ESAU MWAMWAYA

The young Malawian crooner (he’s the center of the “Warm Heart of Africa” project) on a remix of the album’s title track.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

DOUBLE STANDARDS

The picture above–taken at a famous cake shop in my neighborhood which has contributed to my unhealthy state–accompanied a story today in The New York Times on the city’s mayoral candidates’: Michael Bloomberg the wealthy candidate who...

Friday, October 30th, 2009

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN TENSIONS

The New York Times has a depressing story about the tense relationship between Muslim immigrants from West Africa and African-American in a poor section of the Bronx. Resentment, mistrust, post-9/11 Islamophobia and just plain ignorance, are some...

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

FILM / NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM

I like the documentary film programming put out by The National Black Programming Consortium here in the US. They’re also got with programming that explore life on the continent. Like the three films below just...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

DOCUMENTARY “BRONX PRINCESS” ON TV

“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.

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