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Bronx Neighborhood Hopes Peace Will Persist After Police Move Out

Bronx Neighborhood Hopes Peace Will Persist After Police Move Out

BY KATIE MOISSE
“The attacks show that violence against Muslims is a serious and ongoing problem.”

West Africa

West Africa

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Population
60,534 people living in New York City were born in West Africa
Source: MISSING

Neighborhoods
Morris Heights
Highbridge
Tremont
Morrisania (all in the Bronx)
South Central Harlem
Source: MISSING

Religion(s)
Muslim and Christian

Language(s)
English, French and a number of African languages

History

Only recently appeared as a rising immigrant population. They come because of the American way of life, and the multicultural nature of [...]

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

BY SCOTT SELL

When 17-year-old Sean Mohammed drops in on the half pipe to start skateboarding, he thinks of his father, who told Mohammed he started skating when he first moved to Queens from the West Indies 20 years ago and encouraged his son to do the same.

Ghanian Student Commutes to Stay Close to Ghana

Ghanian Student Commutes to Stay Close to Ghana

BY KATIE MOISEE

Wesley Adjei, a recent immigrant from Ghana, travels nearly an hour and a half to get to and from college in midtown Manhattan, even though the school offered him an apartment right near campus. It wasn’t that the school’s apartment wasn’t affordable or spacious enough—it was. But Adjei decided he would rather live in the Bronx’s Little Ghana because it feels like home.

Harlem Market Dresses Africans, African-Americans

Harlem Market Dresses Africans, African-Americans

BY KATIE MOISSE
Despite the dim economy, the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market is bright with traditional West African merchandise. The market still brings West Africans closer together and African Americans closer to their roots.

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Tala Al Ramahi

Tala Al Ramahi

After graduating with a degree in Economics from Stanford University in 2007, Tala Al Ramahi applied to numerous jobs in financial consulting [...]