Mikhael Simmonds (@mikswrites) has worked and interned at the Amsterdam News, the United Nations Department of Public Relations, Democracy Now! and GRITtv. He graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with an MA in International Reporting. When he’s not busy writing stories or editing videos and podcasts, he’s on the turntables spinning Afrobeats. At the moment he is currently busy being a gladiator in a suit.
This month, China opened its first military base abroad in Djibouti, a small country on the Horn of Africa.
Roughly 100 teens from across the country paraded down Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.
Low oil and gas prices are wreaking havoc on economies across the globe.
Every year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to Brazil and Trinidad to experience the biggest street parties on Earth, but this year the two Carnival powerhouses are scaling back the festivities because of a financial crisis.
Sweat rolled down competitors’ foreheads as teams from as far as France and Japan competed in the 24th annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the Apollo last Sunday.
Nestled in a recently renovated East Harlem building, Ali Abdullah runs around his office in preparation for our interview.
With just two months to go before Guyana’s next general election, opposition activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was shot in the street last week while urging local residents to vote against the ruling party.
The 45th African American Day Parade was in full swing yesterday as thousands came out to enjoy the performances, music, food and art.
Harlemites are heading to the polls again but this time may be different - or not.
NYPD Community Affairs officers in collaboration with local community leaders held the Patrol Borough Manhattan North 1st Unity in the Community, Basketball Tournament.