Olayemi Odesanya



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A great day for the East New York community

Celebrating the fading of a glorious summer, and the beginning of a promising school year East New Yorkers came together in Unity Plaza for a Saturday of fun, music, food, giveaways, free school supplies and community good vibing.

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New York to host annual One Africa Global weekend!

Summer is not summer unless New York hosts the annual One Africa Global weekend! Africa’s biggest musical artists converge on the Big Apple to show up and show out.

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#StrikeHard! Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party promotes unity and support for the team

On Sunday, June 9, the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted the first of a series of watch parties. Online people from watch parties in places such as Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto joined New York to cheer on the Reggae Girlz as they faced Brazil in their opening match.

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#StrikeHard! Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party promotes unity and support for the team

On Sunday, June 9, the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted the first of a series of watch parties. Online people from watch parties in places such as Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto joined New York to cheer on the Reggae Girlz as they faced Brazil in their opening match.

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Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People to hosting 32nd anniversary

Celebrating 32 years of community activism on Saturday May 4th, The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP) will be hosting their 32nd anniversary at the Robert Johnson Family Life Center in Jamaica, Queens.

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Phyllis Otera Thomas: Caring for the community with therapy and support

The licensed clinical social worker and therapist told the Amsterdam News, “In our culture, we  don’t invest in counseling or even the study of behavioral science. It is either ignored or we look into spirituality to solve our problems.

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Chy Mitchell’s passion for activism and nursing

Since 2006, Chy Mitchell has been the CEO and a registered nurse at The Lechtim Community Services. This organization serves the east and west Harlem elder population, a mostly underprivileged area.

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Deborah Nelson and the African-American Association of Co-op City & Black Vegfest

In honor of the famed Egyptian architect and world’s first doctor, Imhotep, the African-American Association of Co-op City & Black Vegfest will be hosting their 15th annual Wholistic Health & Wellness Fair Saturday, April 13.

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Sabrina Lamb: World of Money mogul

Since 2005, the World of Money, a New York City based nonprofit organization, has served youth and their families to help educate them about financial literacy.

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Esosa Ighodaro and Black Women Talk Tech

“We are very excited about the upcoming conference, we hope that people come out and enjoy [our full program],” said Ighodaro.

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