“African Thriller”, the first single from African music star Rocky Dawuni’s forthcoming album Branches of the Same Tree, has been launched today worldwide. The single announces the Ghanaian star’s new signing to Cumbancha, which will be releasing Rocky Dawuni’s new album in early 2015. Dawuni appeared LIVE on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on July 24 to publicly launch the single. Live streaming is available worldwide at kcrw.com. A new music video for the track will be premiered later this summer.Details
We woke up last Monday morning to a humbling validation from LA Times about the purpose and value of our mission. Our story has been acknowledged and shared through an article in the very prestigious LA Times.Details
Most Africans tend to stay in their new countries but do not live in it. As an African migrant in the United States I am working on the hypothesis that African migrants though they live here do not really know much about the United States or become a social and cultural part of the country and the country does not really know much about African migrants nor does it incorporate them into major studies.Details
DAD’S WAR, A film By Martin Fusi
Two former friends, immigrant African fathers in America become mortal enemies and fight each other using strange methods.
NINAH’S DOWRY, A film by Victor Viyuoh
Ninah, a runaway wife whose husband finds out that she is pregnant and sets out to recover the bride price that he paid or take home the woman that he owns. By any means necessary.Details
LOS ANGELES–Until last spring, Tesfaldey Meshesha and his wife, who came to the United States from Ethiopia in 2008, used to be regulars at Hayim Tovim Adult Day Health Care center located in the heart of the Little Ethiopia along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Here, they joined the aerobic dancing, socialized, lunched with friends and received medical check ups.
But these days, Meshesha, 76, the former manager of Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory, one of Ethiopia’s largest of its kind, comes alone, as his wife has contracted bone cancer.Details
H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma is an undisputable trailblazer in the upliftment and empowerment of women across the African continent. Her career as a struggle activist and politician is testimony to her indestructible and courageous spirit. She was born on 27 January 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal, a time when black women’s career expectations did not go beyond domestic work. She, however, was not to be limited.Details
On the morning of January 24, 2008, dozens of US federal agents, right on cue, simultaneously raided four major museums across Southern California: the Los Angeles County of Museum of Arts (LACMA), the Pacific Asian Museum (Pasadena), The Bowers Museum (Orange County), and Mingei International Museum (San Diego) to recover looted Asian artifacts. The operation, a culmination of nearly five years of undercover work, jolted the world of antiquities.Details
A story by Joseph Mbungu Nsiesi, A Compass of Faith: A Man’s Journey To America chronicles an African immigrant’s harrowing experience across the deepest and second largest river in the world. The Congo River is notorious for its treacherous whitewater, its currents and high density of deadly reptiles including crocodiles and hippos that lurk in its path. In recent years American tourists and locals witnessed as their guide got pulled from his craft into the river by a crocodile never to be seen again. When Nsiesi decides to leave his motherland by way of these dangerous waters, one that would shape his life in many ways and test his faith, one wonders what could have a driven a man to leave his family for an expedition that seemed fated for disaster and tragedy.Details
When the civil war in Somalia broke out more than 20 years ago, Jaylani Hussein and his family were among the first to move to the United States.
Hussein has lived in the U.S. since 1993. He speaks English without any hint of an accent, holds two bachelor’s degrees, goes deer hunting in the fall and works for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
In 2008, Hussein returned to his birthplace, the city of Hargeisa, for the first time.Details