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to Apr 20

March 2 Justice

For more information on the march route read below. For more information about the march click here or visit the Justice League NYC 

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The #March2Justice is a mobilization organized by Justice League NYC with the support of legendary artist Harry Belafonte and 1199SEIU President George Gresham, as well as dozens of organizations, activists, elected officials, artists and leaders. (List here). Justice League NYC and people from across the country will march roughly 250 miles from New York City to Washington, DC - stopping in key cities along the route for local rallies and mobilization. The #March2Justice will deliver a "Justice Package" of three pieces of criminal justice reform legislation that will end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces, and shift juvenile justice from incarceration to prevention.


As a grassroots effort, #March2Justice is funded through donations to our Crowdrise campaign. The money we raise is how we will feed and provide necessary supplies for all those who join together to march.


We march in solidarity with our elders, our youth, our incarcerated brothers and sisters, and the families and communities of those impacted by police brutality. We are inspired and moved by young people and others across the country that continue to keep this movement alive in the name of justice. We now want to see action from the powers that be – and its time we take the movement to them. We #MARCH2JUSTICE because we believe that together, we can change the landscape of this nation and prove once and for all that ALL men and women are created equal. 

Route & Important Dates




NYC Rally & Step off

Staten Island, Richmond Valley Metro Station (Amboy Street) departing across the Outer Borough Bridge


Newark Rally

Arriving in Newark around 7:00pm

Willing Heart Community Care Center

555 Martin Luther King Blvd. Newark, NJ



Community Rally in Trenton

Arriving in Trenton around 7:00pm

Rally location TBA



Philadelphia Rally

Arriving in Philadelphia around 7:00pm

Rally location TBA



Lincoln University Student Talk

Arriving around 7:00pm



Marchers travel from Lincoln University to Laurel, MD

No Rally



Baltimore Rally with 1199SEIU

Arriving in Baltimore around 7:00 pm

Rally location TBA



Marchers travel from Baltimore to Laurel, MD

No Rally




DC Arrival

Marchers travel from Laurel to Union Temple Baptist Church

1225 West Street SE, Washington, DC




DC March & Rally

Marchers gather near (or at) Howard University at 10 am for Rally and step off at Noon for a long walk with Civil Rights leaders, elders, legislators, and more special guests for a March through DC streets, ending on the West Lawn of Capitol Hill

5:00pm Rally & Concert on West Lawn



Marchers visit Capitol Hill

March2Justice is calling for action on three pieces of legislation before Congress:

      End Racial Profiling Act

      Stop Militarization of Law Enforcement Act

      Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act



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to Feb 6

the Economist: Driving Continued Growth Ethiopia summit 2015

Ethiopia Summit 2015: Driving Continued Growth 

With a population of about 92 million, a government aspiring to reach middle income status within the next decade and real GDP growth forecast to average 7% a year in 2014 - 2018*, Ethiopia offers enormous growth potential across all sectors.  

In 2010, the government set out its ambitious five year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) in a bid to foster broad-based development in a sustainable manner and has subsequently seen agricultural exports grow by 9% in the first three quarters of 2013/2014 and the manufacturing sector grow by 11.4% in the same period. 

Discover the real opportunities for growth in Ethiopia 
Join the country’s leading policy makers and business leaders; other international executives active or interested in expanding in Ethiopia; investors; and influential thinkers to explore the many opportunities and tackle the challenges. 


Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor The Economist

Daniel Franklin has been Executive Editor of The Economist since June 2006. Since 2003 he has been editor of The Economist's annual publication, The World in...; The World in 2012 was published in November 2011. From May 2010 he has also been The Economist's business affairs editor, responsible for the newspaper's coverage of business, finance and science.

H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Ramamurthy Thiagarajan

Regional Strategy and Operations Director 
Nakumatt Holdings

Ramamurthy Thiagarajan has curved a niche as a Brand Positioning strategist and business turnaround architect with a wealth of experience in niche products and business development for sustainable, profitable development and growth.


Helen Hai

Chief Executive Officer
"Made in Africa"

Helen Hai is the Chief Executive Officer of the “Made in Africa” Initiative. Their innovative approach in development cooperation aims to advise various African governments on industrialisation and how to attract foreign direct investment.


Mary Harper

Africa Editor
BBC World Service

Mary Harper has reported on Africa for the past twenty years, covering conflict, piracy, Islamism and other subjects.


Matthew Davis

Founder and Partner

Matthew Davis, Founder and Partner of RENEW LLC, specialises in strategic planning and designing and implementing international investment strategies.

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to Sep 7

Visions of Natural Beauty

Good morning Visions of Natural Beauty Supporters,

As you may recall, Saturday is the Artist Talk for the Visions of Natural Beauty exhibition! There will be dynamic discussion with the artists, the curator, and YOU, the community during the evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The Talk will begin at 6:00 pm sharp with a brief overview of the exhibition in the Windows on Amsterdam Gallery in the NAC building (entrance is located on Amsterdam Ave. near 136th street). 

At 6:25 we will transition to a lecture hall inside at City College of New York in NAC building in room 1/201.

Look forward to seeing you there. If you have upcoming events please bring flyers to share with everyone at the talk.

One more thing...


Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Windows on Amsterdam Gallery the closing reception will commence; please share with your contacts so that others can experience the exhibition. 

Lastly, the gallery will be open from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm from Monday - Thursday for viewing this week only.


See you this evening!


Charnae Betton

Visual / Vocal Artist & Curator


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6:30 PM18:30

Double Dutch-a-thon: Jump to Ghana study abroad program

Charnae Betton is an Administrative Intern here at Arfaib . 
Tomorrow she is hosting a Fundraising Double Dutch-a-thon. Why you ask? 
This summer she will participate in a Study Abroad trip to Ghana...and to go she needs the your help. 
"It takes a village to raise a child" - African Proverb 
This should be a fund evening with joy, laughter and a good cause. 

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6:00 PM18:00

Arfaib's Inaugural Evening

Come join us on Saturday, May 31st 2014, on the beautiful rooftop gallery wearing Summer Cocktail Attire.  

*This event will be captured by Bola the MegaBoi's MEGAVITIY, so come dressed to impress! 

The Rio II Gallery - 583 Riverside Drive (between W 135th and W 136th Streets) Harlem NY


It is my pleasure to introduce to you Arfaib consultingArfaib consulting provides a round-table for Africans to talk about African problems with African solutions. When persons of privilege are in positions of power there is a clear misunderstanding of the livability of implemented policy. With that in mind Arfaib keeps its finger on the pulse of the concerns of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, particularly the Americas. 

Arfaib's talent is to build capacity for ideas and institutions in a manner that benefits social integrity. The mission and goal of Arfaib is to give those on the ground viable buy-in to the policies that shape their day-to-day. Understanding the concerns of the public, forces us to look at the current circumstances and the historical influences that bring a people to a place. One must analyze the conditions that bind them and the policies that limit their potential. To do so we give voice to the voiceless, letting them express ideas and intentions, through our blog. 



On our Inaugural Evening Arfaib will host a conversation about cultural disability and address recent events in Nigeria that sparked the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.

Africans use storytelling to preserve history, moral code, tradition, ritual, and the collective identity of a people - culture. 

Storytelling can start a social movement, a public policy conversation, & a cultural change.

With hopes to do just that Arfaib invites guest speakers Professor Daniel Black and Mr. Michael Igwebuike Nwaesei. 

Dr. Daniel Black is a renowned, award-winning novelist. His works include: They Tell me of a Home, The Sacred Place, Perfect Place, Twelve Gates of the City, and soon to be released, The Coming.

 Dr. Black was twice nominated for the Townsend Literary Prize. He was recently awarded, the distinguished Writer's Association. His most noted work to date is Perfect Peace. For this work the GOG National Book Club Committee named him its "Author of the Year" in 2011. Presently, Dr. Black is Professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. Dr. Black is currently in the final stages of a brand new novel titled listen to the lambs. Dr. Black is the founder of the Ndugu-Nzinga rites of passage nation. 


Mr. Michael Igwebuike Nwaesei coined the term Cultural Disability. He is a writer and filmmaker who has produced and directed of two motion films, The Tragedy of Adata and 18 months.

Mr. Nwaesei currently a doctoral student in psychology. He is has two master’s degrees, one in International Relations from the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York, and Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University, New York. Mr. Nwaesei founded M&M Global Productions - a New York based movie production company, Hope-for-Now International, a non-profit organization for people with disabilities, and Africannovel.com. 


RSVP today! Summer Cocktail Attire 

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11:00 AM11:00

Rally to #BringBackOurGirls



Join us as we support the movement to bringing awareness to the kidnapped Chibok school girls. Join us as we say without rest, "Please! #BringBackOurGirls safely to their parents!"

Location: Nigerian Consulate - 44th street and 2nd avenue 

Reason: #BringBackOurGirls

Time: 11 am - 3 pm 

Organizers: Arfaib, Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians, Nigerian Independence Day Parade Committee, Nigerian Lawyers Association, For the Love of Nigeria, IJESA Ladies Union

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to Dec 13

DopeFiles Season 3


On December 12th, Latasha of Dope Files headed to SRB Brooklyn to celebrate the Season 3 webisodes! Guests enjoyed a night of music by Anais AidaSteff ReedMaad Moiselle & Astro, with a featured Hip Hop Cypher segment. They were also treated to a night of shopping of Konquer NY products by Spag-Lo and Dirty Monroe, while viewing live art by Sarah Wang.

The event was live streamed online courtesy of our sponsors WorldCast Inc., who will also provide full video of the event!

Special thanks to sponsor Afraib and Da Main Event promotions. If you attended the event, head over to www.damainevent.com to see full photos!

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7:00 PM19:00

Seeds of Africa




Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 - 10:00 PM 

Join us for an evening of live Ethiopian dance performances, student artwork display, exhibit of Take-Root Center photos by Audre Rae Photography, silent auction, and more!

Ethiopian inspired hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Cocktail attire

2013 Seeds of Africa Holiday Party Host Committee

John B. Collier

Amber Collins

MaryBeth DuPain

Royce Ring

Oriane Schwartzman

Anthony Worku

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