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
Dearborn, Mich. – Southeast Michigan businessman and internationally renowned philanthropist Russell J. Ebeid has made a $2 million legacy gift to the Arab American National Museum (AANM). This gift – the first and largest of its kind in the history of the AANM’s parent organization, ACCESS – was announced during the 43rd annual ACCESS Dinner last Saturday evening, April 12, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.Details
FANDRY & SIDDHARTH Take Home Top Awards TIM,Entertainment, Staff After a hectic 12th season of great entertainment from the one of the most respected movie industries in the world next to Hollywood, The IFFLA 2014 on Sunday announced the winners of its most prestigious awards. Winners were recognized to a packed house at the…Details
Comic companies are trying to diversify their superhero ranks. There have been non-white characters, and even a few Muslim heros.
Marvel Comics announced a new superhero comic book series featuring Kamala Khan: a Muslim, Pakistani 16-year-old who lives in New Jersey. She’ll be taking on the name of Ms. Marvel, after the former Ms. Marvel, who is now going by Captain Marvel.Details
Los Angeles based pop-up retail House of Chic, presented a fashion extravaganza showcasing their latest designs. Event highlighted designs by Indian-born Jinali Surani and Heena Surani who in an interview with The Immigrant Magazine defined their style as contemporary and not limited to any one specific culture or ethnicity.Details
The Sri Lanka Foundation is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization formed in April 2003 by Walter Jayasinghe, M.D., a well-known Sri Lankan-American physician in Los Angeles. Dr., Jayasinghe emigrated to the United States of America in 1972 and continues to maintain his ties with the country of his origin, its culture and its religion.Details
“Africa is a very human place; a place with a lot of hope.” Mr. James Makawa’s words are ripe with an infectious optimism not often reserved for reference to the continent of Africa. His sincere conviction to highlighting Africa’s positive attributes is unabashedly apparent in light of this continent’s highly misrepresented, misaligned and misconstrued negative press. As Founder and CEO of The Africa Channel, Mr. Makawa is leading the way in exposing the overlooked and under- appreciated stories of Africa; narratives that elucidate Africa’s influence on the world through its history, rich and vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, diverse range of animals and many other treasures.Details
She goes by the name moniker of La Flora Venenosa, which means poisonous flower. And if you step out of line with this El Salvadorian beauty, you’re likely to end up on the short end of a left cross or overhand right punch that Jazmin Siguenza throws with as much regularity as water dripping out of the faucet.Details
Corrinne May is a global troubadour. Born in Singapore and based in Los Angeles, she brings to her performances a unique East meets West perspective. Music critics who have raved about her music & voice include Performing Songwriter Magazine (“May’s voice is instantly intoxicating – beautiful and adept”), Nashville City Paper (“One part Sarah McLaughlin, one part Carole King..”) & Indie-music.com (“May’s work make the soul tremble”).Details