DIASPORA NEWS

From Africa, The Americas, Caribbean & the rest of the world.

African Women Annual Fundraising Gala In Los Angeles

The Upward African Woman (UAW) organization holds its yearly Gala Dinner for fundraising to serve the needs of rural Africa October 16th
at the Temple Emmanuel of Beverly Hills, California.

Time is 3-8pm with “loads of food from three African countries”, according to the organizers. Tickets are available worldwide on Eventbrite.

Organizer, Ms. Monalisa Okojie aims for her organization to play a humanitarian role in the lives of people in Africa’s disadvantaged areas with the
assistance of diaspora resources.

For more information, visit wwwupwardafricanwoman.org

Anyone in Africa under 30 years of age can now apply for this year’s African Development Bank’s virtual internship program and grow their career. It comes with a monthly stipend, medical insurance, air travel, and visa fees. (Sept. 1)

For more information, visit: www.afdb.org

After a two-year hiatus, Notting Hill Carnival returns to the capital this month. London’s biggest street party will be filled with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. 
 
Watch elaborate floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.
 
For more information, see VISIT LONDON. 
Houston Jazz Collective will present a star-studded Blues & Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25 featuring James Francis, Andy Timmons with Bobby Sparks.
 
The event which will take place at the Rustic Downtown at 1836 Polk Houston, TX 77003 and will showcase the incredible talents of Diana Greenleaf, The Mighty ORQ which opens with Mathias 
Lattin next day.
 
Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm. Cover charge $35.00. Tickets are available at BluesJazzHTX.com.

Afro-Highlife Star Flavour Headlines Anniversary Festival In Los Angeles

A Los Angeles-based Online community publication, LIFE & TIMES will mark its 10th year anniversary October 15th at the Carson Civic Center in Carson, California
with Nigerian Afro-Highlife star, Flavour headlining the event.
 
Dinner and show ticket cost is a $100.00 per person. Known as “ijele One” of Africa, Flavor is female fans favorite.
 
To purchase tickets and more details click here   

Trade With Africa Business Summit/ September, 2022

A yearly summit to encourage investment into the African economies will mark its 5th edition September 22-September 23 online. Theme of the event is: “Strategies For Growing Trade and Investments Under AFCFTA”.
 
The Trade With Africa Business Summit convenes global business leaders, trade experts, policy makers, exporters, service providers, and investors driving trade with Africa across sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, 
Retail, technology and innovation and more.
 
For details, visit: www.twasummit.com

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has announced its “Call for Entries” for its 31st international film festival taking place in Los Angeles in February 2023.

PAFF 2023 is planned as a hybrid festival–both physical and virtual–with the majority portion of physical activities and all live-audience screenings being held physically in Los Angeles. In past years, PAFF has hosted its live film festivals with more than 40,000 in attendance, which has long been a highly anticipated event in Los Angeles attended by local, national, and international guests.

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Afrobeat Saturdays In New York

Gypsy Rose Bistro at 125 West 26th Street in the Big Apple (NYC) hosts a weekend of fun with AFRO-BEAT SATURDAYS featuring the thumping melodies and beats of West Africa from 9pm – 3am. Groove to the music of Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Davido, Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage, Angelique Kidjo, among many others in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

There is a LADIES FREE CHAMPAGNE time (7pm – 8pm), plus food and drinks on demand.
 
For more information, call: (347) 255-8026.