African Union Day Foundation  and  African Immigrants’ Commission of NY & CT:  A celebration of Africans’ accomplishment

Africans in the diaspora  in New York, held in September 9, 2019  in the premises of Merci College in the Bronx, the 14th African Union Day celebration and the first anniversary of “Daylight Africa”.  The event, which  was conjointly organized by African Union Day Foundation  and  African Immigrants’ Commission of NY & CT, was an opportunity to celebrate African diversity, honor African business leaders, and pay tribute to two African soldiers who died in the battle field overseas for “their exemplary leadership and supreme sacrifices.” Tim L. Hall, the President of Merci College in his speech,  has welcome  everyone, encouraged African leaders and introduced his institution, which is “ an exceptional American College in New York.” “ We want students to succeed and give back to communities,” he said. The City councilwoman  Delia  Furgharson was the special guest of the event. She said she will continue to support everyone who... Read more

Uber, Yellow Cab drivers need unity to fight bosses

By : Peter Thierjung

NEW YORK — The cutthroat competition among Uber, Lyft, other e-hail car services, livery companies and the Yellow Cab fleet bosses has claimed a seventh suicide victim here. Fausto Luna flung himself in front of an oncoming subway train and died Sept. 26. The 58-year-old Uber driver had told friends he was getting depressed in face of mounting debts and increasing overtime. His situation isn’t unusual. Uber drivers’ incomes fell 53 percent from 2013 to 2017, according to a study released by the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute that same month. “Alongside the rapid growth in the number of drivers has come a steady decline in average monthly earnings,” the report said. Uber disputes the findings, saying declining incomes result from drivers “choosing” to work part time. Today more than 100,000 e-hail cars flood New York City streets, compared to 67,500 in 2016. That’s on top of some 13,500 Yellow Cabs,... Read more

Socialist candidate for governor speaks out against Jew hatred and murderous assault on Pittsburgh synagogue

By : Peter Thierjung

 MANHATTAN – "Working people everywhere should condemn the murderous assault on the Pittsburgh synagogue by an anti-Semitic and ultra - rightist terrorist who killed 11 people and gravely injured others," Róger Calero, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New York told a campaign meeting here Oct. 27. “History tell us that Jew-hatred rises in times of capitalist crisis like today,” Calero said. “This scapegoating is a poison that weakens the working class. It is used to keep us from focusing clearly on the those who oppress and exploit us — the capitalists who own the corporations, banks, and factories." "Working people face the brunt of today’s economic, social and moral crisis of capitalism," Calero said. "Workers are discussing and looking for ways to organize, to win better wages and working conditions. We need stronger unions and need to organize the unorganized. We need to reject the divide-and-rule tactics... Read more

Bronx Economic Snapshot: Bronx Borough president announced $ 1million, the AAC chairman wanted African’s immigrant voices to be heard.

By : Bazona Barnabé Bado

The New York State Comptroller held a press conference, which  took place in July 20, 2018 in the Bronx inside a deli to talk about the economic Snapshot of the Bronx. “The Bronx has made great progress and has come a long way,”  Thomas P. DiNapoli  the  New York State comptroller said. According to the report, the population of the Bronx increased by 26 percent between 1980 and 20017, reaching almost 1.5 million people, only slightly less than the record set in 1970. It also indicates that immigrants are growing presence in the Bronx. They are indeed, make up 37% of the total population. They are also a large part of the borough’s economic success, making up nearly half of the work force and 60 % of self – employed entrepreneurs.  The report also indicates that, three – quarter of all immigrants in the Bronx are from Latin America. The... Read more

Fundraising : “Women and Girls Empowerment” is giving hope to women and girls with disabilities

By :  Bazona Barnabé  Bado et Moustapha Diaoune

“Women and Girls Empowerment” organized  in July 7, 2018  its  first annual fundraising event in the Bronx under the theme: “ Giving hope to women with disabilities in Cameroon.” Many guests were invited and one of them,  Mrs. Sefakor Komabu – Pomeyie, Founder & president of “Enlightening & Empowering people of disabilities in Africa,” gave a powerful and emotional speech. “She is going to give hope to girls with disabilities,” said Edwige Samu, president and founder  of “ Women and Girls Empowerment,” who expressed her gratefulness to all those who have came to honor these women and girls who live with disabilities. Mrs. Sefakor Komabu 43,  entered in the room in a wheelchair  as people stood up, Applauded , danced, to  welcome her. “ I am a living testimony that a child with a disability has a possibility to succeed,” she said.  Sefakor ’story  is a long journey, which finally... Read more

Burkinabè d’ici et d’ailleurs : Notre méchanceté c’est notre péché originel

Les mots tels qu’unité, fraternité et amour sont presque absents du vocabulaire de la majorité des Burkinabè qu’ils soient restés au pays ou vivant à l’étranger. « Le Burkinabè est méchant, mesquin et médisant, » affirmait Ablassé Ouédraogo, ancien ministre des affaires étrangères, ancien Directeur général adjoint de l’Organizations Mondiale du Commerce et actuellement président du parti « Le Faso Autrement ». Avant lui c’est le Professeur Laurent Bado président du parti le « PAREN » qui a eu à diagnostiquer le syndrome Burkinabè et à travers son microscope a détecté trois virus connus sous le nom des « 3 B de Laurent Bado » qui dévastent les Burkinabè dans leur ensemble. Ces « 3 B » sont connus sous les noms de « la Bière, les Brochettes et la Baise » qu’ils en raffolent. On pouvait en sourire s’il n’y avait pas les « 3 M » de Ablassé... Read more