More than 30 Chinese immigrants in New York say they have been the victims of a Chinese robocall scam. A local councilor suspects the number is much higher. The NYPD estimates $3 million has been stolen since December.
Brooklyn-based Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu is a rising star in the international art world, but she's been unable to travel outside the US, while waiting a decade for the green card she now has. Her experience is part of her art in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Frequent contributor Alina Simone was born in a Russian-speaking part of Ukraine. Sometimes when she's feeling nostalgic, she goes to a Russian pirate-themed restaurant in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn -- a bastion of Russian-speaking immigrants.
As part of our Summer Concert Preview, we’ve pulled together a list of the best Afropop friendly concerts going down across the country. So if one of these is near you? Consider making the trip, and you’re likely to catch ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18766/afropops-summer-festival-roundup/"> Read more »</a>
Drummer and California native Charles Ferguson founded Zongo Junction in 2009, inspired by the West African rhythms he had been exposed to during a six-month stay in Ghana the previous year. Upon returning to Brooklyn, he rallied his musical peers, ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18950/no-discount-zongo-junction/"> Read more »</a>
Mindra Sahadeo, an Indo-Guyanese musician who now lives in New York, has found a niche bringing the city’s harmoniums back to life. It's a way to connect to his Indian heritage and fill his shared apartment with music.