Tag: African


A King Among Bus Drivers

James Oladipo Buremoh drives a Gray Line tour bus. He is also a king in his native Nigeria. Pearl Gabel produced this video about Buremoh for City Limits.

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Manhattan DA Holds Forum For Growing African Community

Less than a year since the infamous DSK scandal, Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office is reaching out to the African immigrant population. A recent forum in partnership with local African organizations focused on domestic violence, psychiatric care and immigration fraud.

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Food in 2 Worlds: The Adoration of the Maggi

Maggi seasoning was invented in the 19th Century in Switzerland. Today immigrants from across the globe call it a “taste of home.”
In this podcast reporter Aurora Almendral explores the magical world of Maggi, complete with recipes.

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Looking Back at the Scandal of 2011: The Seductive Frenchman and a Feisty Hotel Maid

Nafissatou Diallo’s criminal charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dismissed. But questions remain about asylum-seekers and the U.S. justice system.

A coalition of interfaith organizations called "Today I Am a Muslim Too" rallied against the upcoming Congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims

Podcast: New Media Outlet Seeks to Serve Muslim-American Community in New York

Muslim Community Report just launched as a print newspaper and website. Fi2w’s John Rudolph speaks with the paper’s primary reporter and editor, Arao Ameny, and publisher Sheikh Moussa Drammeh about the mission and target audience of the new venture.

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Food Manufacturing Expo Helps the Hand That Feeds New York City

Immigrant-owned food businesses play an important role in the NYC’s economy. The first City-sponsored food expo aimed to connect food entrepreneurs to the rest of the food business chain.

Buka, a Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY
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From Ice Cream to Pepper Soup to Buka – Nigerian Street Food in New York

For our Food in Two Worlds series, Adeola Oladele-Fayehun from AfricanSpotlight.com brings us this video report and interview with Lookman Afolayan Mashood, a man who was once an ice cream vendor on the streets of Lagos and is now the owner of Buka, a popular Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.


Podcast: Free Conference Call ‘Radio’ for African Immigrants

African immigrant DJs and talk show hosts have found an innovative, and very inexpensive way to reach their fellow immigrants in New York and around the U.S. In this podcast episode, Abdulai Bah, a producer with People’s Production House, talks with FI2W’s John Rudolph about free conference call radio.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case Puts Spotlight on False Asylum Applications

The credibility of DSK’s accuser is being questioned over inconsistencies between the story on her political asylum application and the information she gave to investigators. But immigration lawyers say inconsistencies in asylum cases are quite common.


‘Brain Waste’ – Underutilizing Immigrant Talent

More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants are unemployed or underemployed in the U.S., working in low-skilled or semi-skilled jobs.