Southwest Philadelphia: African Cultural Alliance Seeks to Help

Southwest Philadelphia: African Cultural Alliance Seeks to Help

The African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) has stood as a focal point in the Southwest Philadelphia community for the past 15 years. Founded in 1999, the nonprofit organization started out with the goal of being an institution based around arts and music, but over time ACANA has grown into something more. From providing […]

 By Isaac Riddle

Gay and Lesbian South Africans Fight for Cultural Acceptance

Gay and Lesbian South Africans Fight for Cultural Acceptance

Asanda Madosi was 21 years old when he told his mother he was gay.  “My mother saw pictures of me in makeup and called me to tell me that we needed to talk,” said Madosi.  “My mom was very distraught when I came out, she feared for my safety.” Three years have passed since that […]

 By Hattie Cheek and Grace Dickinson

Germantown: Mali Native Happy to Live in the Neighborhood

Germantown: Mali Native Happy to Live in the Neighborhood

Ten years ago, Mamoudou Hama traveled from Mali for a vacation in New York City. Little did he know he would meet the woman of his dreams and end up spending the rest of his life in a country he only meant to visit. “I met my wife at the supermarket. We were both looking […]