Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Odd Jobs: Boat Building in The Bronx

It’s not everyday you run into a boat maker in the Bronx. I took a row on the surprisingly serene Bronx River with West African immigrant Sekou Kroamh. Sekou left his country of Guinea four years ago, where he enjoyed working with his hands to build houses. Now he’s in New York working with his […]

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Neema Namadamu: Architect for Peace in the Congo (Part 2)

We continue our conversation with Neema Namadamu, founder of the women’s peace organization Maman Shujaa in the Congo. If you haven’t read the first part, go back and read it here. In the second part of our interview, Neema speaks with us about the difficulties of community organizing in a place like the Congo, and […]

Ghanaian artist Delasi

Music Spotlight: Delasi’s Where Do We Go?

Spoken word artist, singer and songwriter out of Ghana, Delasi (@Delasimusic), shows us images of Ghana that we won’t find on CNN, in his video Where Do We Go? While news flashes of exotic wildlife, beaches, oil money and Hope City are seen on mainstream media outlets, in his video Delasi shows images of poverty […]

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Music: African in New York – The Immigrant Experience

Ghanaian artist Blitz the Ambassador talks the immigrant experience in New York with his new song “African in New York.” The song already grabbed my heart with an intro from one of my favorite movies, Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

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Neema Namadamu: Architect of Peace in the Congo

Meet Neema Namadamu. She is founder of the women’s peace organization Maman Shujaa. Through Maman Shujaa and other projects she’s created, (including a media center for women to tell their stories) she has a vision for a “New Congo.”

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Foto Friday – Girl Chief Rocker

My last few months in Ghana were particularly difficult, but that’s another blog post. One of my guilty pleasures to get through was engaging in music photography. I miss this as in New York, at least the venues I’ve been to, it’s hard to engage in photography.

A friend bargains for lobster for us to have a feast.

Foto Friday – Fisherman on Busua Beach

Reflecting on my time in Ghana, I came across this photo (taken on my iPhone. Excuse the size!) which is actually one of my favorite photos I’ve taken. In November 2012, I traveled with a few friends to a music festival on Busua Beach,

Black Expat Terri Lundberg

Back to Her Roots: Terri Lundberg Traces Her Ancestry

One of the things I love about traveling/living abroad is that you meet wonderful people that lead to interesting conversations. On talking about my time in Ghana, the vivacious and gorgeous expat Terri Lundberg animately told me about the story of tracing her own ancestry back to the continent. Feeling shameful that I hadn’t taken […]

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Tourism and Journalism in Ghana

Be prepared to see more positive coverage like this about how awesome Ghana is on CNN. Ghana’s Tourism Board has partnered with CNN to promote positive coverage of the region estimating at $1.5 Million. Along with this, as well as events such as Chocolate Day, the Paragliding Festival, and Emancipation Day, Ghana hopes to make […]

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Taking It To The Streets – Art in Historic Jamestown

“It looks like one of those self-made houses in Ghana. Or an opening to a small business or restaurant.” My other friend kindly remembered a hole-in-the wall restaurant on his first visit to Ghana. “Amazing food for about 2 cedis” he claimed in his British accent. Standing in front of a large wooden structure, strewn […]