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May 28, 2024 - The Africa Center Announces Asmaa Jama and Gouled Ahmed: "Except this time nothing returns from the ashes," an exhibition reimagining African identity and historical memory.

The Africa Center and Africa No Filter launch the first global evaluative tool for media coverage of the African continent.t

May 23, 2024 - A robust news media has been incredibly beneficial in demystifying an often complex world. How can we ensure that the narratives that are regularly crafted remain true to the realities of the places or people...

May 8, 2024 - The rise of mobile device, internet and social media usage over the past two decades has brought with it an increasingly difficult habit for many young men in Africa to break: sports betting and gambling....

April 29, 2024 - The Africa Center Announces Samiya Bashir’s I Hope This Helps, a Multi-Sensory Exhibition Exploring Critical Issues Impacting and Reflecting the Human Condition. Opening: May 17 - July 31, 2024 NEW YORK, NY - On May 17, 2024,...

April 1, 2024 - Dread Scott’s conceptual artwork, the All African People’s Consulate, will be presented at La Biennale di Venezia 2024 by The Africa Center and Open Society Foundations.

March 28, 2024 - The rise and decline of the ‘girlboss’ movement has been highly documented in the Western world but less has been written about it from the perspective of an African woman. There is no general consensus...

February 14, 2024 - It is with the deepest sorrow that we mourn the loss of our beloved Trustee, Dr. Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe who died on February 9 in a helicopter accident along with his wife and eldest son. 

November 21, 2023 - Across Africa, youth activists have been working to develop a new social contract between citizens and governments that have long eschewed their most basic obligation to ensure the welfare of their populations. These young people...

October 31, 2023 - African countries have historically underperformed in global football sport competitions. No African nation has ever reached the semi-finals of a FIFA World Cup tournament, and no African nation has won the Olympics football tournament since...

July 18th, 2023 - Despite its success and near omnipresence, the emergence of afrobeats has papered over the cracks of an incomplete creative ecosystem—one that lacks the necessary institutions to properly recognise and celebrate its own greatest proponents.

June 9, 2023 - We believe that every day is a day to celebrate Africa, recognize its many rich cultures, and to reinforce the power and potential in uniting the Diaspora in service of the continent’s present and future.

May 4, 2023 - Today, The Africa Center has a more interdisciplinary focus on examining the ways culture, policy and commerce intersect within African societies and affect people of African descent.

April 14, 2023 - The past few weeks have been filled with greater attention on the African continent. Vice President Kamala Harris sealed her trip to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia by reaffirming the United States’ focal shift from “aid...

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March 8, 2023 - African women must be at the center of every conversation on the future of business in Africa. While women comprise half of the African population, African women own 58% of businesses, a percentage that is...

February 15, 2023 - It is incredible that more than 100 years ago 37 delegates from the African Diaspora gathered in London, England for the first Pan-African Conference. Organized by Henry Sylvester Williams, a Trinidadian barrister and Pan-African movement founder, the...

January 11, 2023 - As we begin the new year, all eyes appear to be on Africa.

December 15, 2022 - This holiday season, we are excited to share a special announcement with you. Due to a very generous gift from the K Period Media Foundation, admission to States of Becoming will immediately become “pay what you can.”

States of Becoming examines the dynamic forces of relocation, resettling, and assimilation that shape the artistic practices of a group of 17 contemporary African artists who have lived and worked in the United States within the last three decades,...

States of Becoming examines the dynamic forces of relocation, resettling, and assimilation that shape the artistic practices of a group of 17 contemporary African artists who have lived and worked in the United States within the last three decades,...

August 5, 2022 – A letter from our CEO, Uzodinma Iweala, addressing the recent racial attack in Italy resulting in the death of Alika Ogorchukwu, a Nigerian immigrant.

Curated by Dr. Jessica B. Harris—Widely Considered the World’s Preeminent Expert on the Foods of the African Diaspora—the Exhibition Emphasizes that African American Food Is American Food

The New York-based The Africa Center, narrative change organisation Africa No Filter, Media Monitoring Africa and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have joined forces to develop the Global Media Index that will track and measure the way Africa...

We've partnered with Brittle Paper, the online literary magazine for African literature and The Mail and Guardian, to share the top African books of 2021 for readers of all ages.

The technology industry is a platform upon which individual and collective African thought can be articulated and contribute to a better world.

The Energy for Growth Hub and The Africa Center released Reframing Climate Justice for Development that argues why we urgently need an expanded definition of climate justice and how that definition should drive a new approach to investments in...

Members of New York City’s African community, along with elected leaders from across the five boroughs gathered at The Africa Center to celebrate NYC African Heritage Month and to proclaim September 9 "The Africa Center Day.”

April 6, 2021 – A letter from our CEO included in our April newsletter.

On March 21, the United Nations observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. This year, Uzodinma Iweala, CEO of The Africa Center offered keynote remarks at the General Assembly.

A letter from The Africa Center's CEO, Uzodinma Iweala after the events that took place at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6th 2021.

The Africa Center’s One on One interview series highlights the movers and shakers within the culture, business, and policy landscape of Africa and its Diaspora.

A virtual tour and a live conversation with Moleskine Foundation's AtWork workshop participants and partners including The Africa Center.

THE OFFICE performing arts + film's RESIST COVID | TAKE SIX campaign comes to The Africa Center.

The Africa Soft Power Project in partnership with The Africa Center and other other organizations presents a first of its kind virtual convening of creative and technology leaders from across the globe.

Opening remarks made by The Africa Center CEO, Uzodinma Iweala at the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the installation of our tribute to the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement on the windows of Aliko Dangote Hall facing the intersection of Museum Mile...

The Africa Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the installation of its new tribute to the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement on the windows of Aliko Dangote Hall facing the intersection of Museum Mile and Harlem.

Interdisciplinary institution focused on transforming narratives of Africa and its Diaspora welcomes global leaders in culture, business, and public policy to its board of directors led by Co-Chairs Hadeel Ibrahim, Chelsea Clinton, and Board President, Halima Aliko Dangote.

A letter from The Africa Center's CEO, Uzodinma Iweala on Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and the long quest for racial justice for people of African descent across the globe.

The Africa Center's CEO, Uzodinma Iweala speaks to BBC World News Focus on Africa.

Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm.

The Africa Center’s One on One interview series highlights the movers and shakers within the culture, business, and policy landscape of Africa and its Diaspora.

Wall Street Journal: Africa Center Gets $25 Million in Donations to Complete Vision

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