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Posts Tagged ‘Africans’

Illustrated Explorer’s Guide to Crown Heights, Brooklyn Part 2

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Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Whites in the community district has jumped by 146%.

African American faith and freedom in pre-colonial Harlem

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At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.

Podcast Episode 1 Holy Fire Dynamic Church @ East Tremont, Bronx

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Today, we visit Holy Fire Dynamic World International Church, a Ghanaian church that celebrates it joys in the indigenous African language of Akan. Since 1990, there is a new diaspora of Africans in the United States. More Africans have arrived voluntarily than came in chains prior to 1807, the year we outlawed international slave trafficking [...]

Sunday in Jamaica, Queens

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Kunta Kinte of Highbridge, Bronx Community District 5

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In the Highbridge area around 167th Street and Sheridan Avenue, we ran across many Mandinka, predominately Muslim people from West Africa. The Mandinka became famous around the world when Alex Haley wrote “Roots,” in which he traced his family back to a Kunta Kinte, the grandson of a holy man in a Mandinka village in [...]

“Here! Horrible! Me!” An African Prayer in the South Bronx

Mousama came from Africa to the Bronx and became lost in the street hustle of the city. Then, he felt a terrible realization that he needed help. We have set to video “Here! Horrible! Me!,” Mousama’s simple but powerful prayer as translated by Chris Clayman from Wusulu (a language spoken in the country of Mali [...]

People who have helped us on the Journey: Pastor Chido

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There are surprises around every corner of the NYC Religious Census. Many times, it is we journeyers who are surprised by the warm welcomes. We are unannounced visitors like long lost relatives that only today decided to visit. Yet, invariably, people are warm and friendly. Some people, of course, are not at the church on the [...]