Olayemi Odesanya

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Roses bloom at celebration of sisterhood

Thursday June 4, 2016 the Respectful Outstanding Sisters of Excellence, or the ROSE, hosted their fourth annual ceremony at St. Francis in Downtown Brooklyn.

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DanceAfrica celebrated at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Since I was young, I always attended DanceAfrica at the outside bazaar at the Brooklyn Academy of Music during Memorial Day weekend.

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Activist James Haughton memorialized at Mount Olivet Baptist Church

Powerhouse of the labor movement Jim Haughton was memorialized at Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church, with friends and family praising his unwavering dedication.

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‘Ghost Brothers’ investigating paranormal activity

Three friends banded together to travel throughout America and investigate whether ghosts exist. Friday, April 15, Destination America premiered the six-part series, “Ghost Brothers.”

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The Fifth annual African Diaspora Awards shine

Celebrating educational, cultural and entrepreneurial excellence was the 5th annual Africa Diaspora Awards, organized by Applause Africa, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan.

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Square Circles hosts breast cancer survivors meet and greet

The new community organization Square Circles hosted its first breast cancer survivors meeting at Sistas’ Place.

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Square Circles breast cancer survivor support group to hold community event

The community support group Square Circles will hold its first breast cancer survivors meeting at Sistas’ Place in Bed-Stuy.

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Pageantry and pride at NYC Nigeria Independence Day parade

Permit technicalities, plus visits from Pope Francis and United Nations General Assembly members, meant that the 55th Nigerian Independence Day celebration was pushed back to the last week in October rather than the closest one to Oct. 1.

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Bedford Academy High School students tour White House

A group of local high school student got to go to the White House

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

All over the city Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, thousands of people wrapped up against the cold to take part in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

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