“LittleAfrica News” made its debut in the freezing and unforgiving winter cold on Tuesday February 1, 2022, and already making a giant splash in the ethnic News media scene in New York City.
With its bold and splashy cover, “Little Africa News” featured the second African American Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, on its cover page, and traced his meteoric rise from a police officer, to an Assemblyman, to Brooklyn Borough President and now the Mayor of New York. It was evident from the feature on the Mayor, that the editor/write is quite well informed in the intricacies of New York Politics.
The next few pages continued the theme of the political tapestry, as the editor featured a Bronx State Senator, Luis R. Sepulveda, a one-time candidate for Bronx Borough President, the current New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks, the first female and African American Police Commissioner of New York City Keechant L. Sewell, the newly appointed commissioner of Community Affairs Fred Kreizman and the Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Manuel Castro.
One of the most interesting features In the newspaper, is the profile of Founder and CEO of Sykes Global Communications, Ronnie Oliva. From humble beginnings in New York City, Ms. Oliva worked her way up and now owns her own media company in perhaps, the most competitive media market in the world, New York City, and she is thriving.
As we continue to navigate this newspaper, there is a full page with pictures of all 17 victims of the tragic fire which occurred on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx, and some of the advocacy efforts undertaken by community leaders on behalf of all the residents of the building, including press conference held one week after the fire.
Perhaps to establish the fact that this is an African newspaper written and published by an African and owned by an African (woman) the editor features a profile of four New York City African leaders – Imam Souleymane Konate of Ivory Coast, Fatoumata Diarra from Mali, Elhadj Ndao from Senegal, Bazona Bado from Burkina Faso and Mohammed Mardah from Ghana. This is significant, because it highlights the diversity of the African community and its leadership.
This debut edition also happened to coincide with the tragic shooting of two New York City Police Officers, Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, and the newspaper took the opportunity to offer condolences to the families of the fallen heroes as well as the NYPD.
Here at Africans Help Desk, we would like to congratulate the editor and founder of LittleAfrica News Ms. Mona Davids for a great debut, and we look forward to the next edition. We urge everyone to support this newspaper, as we all know that print media is making a comeback, and LittleAfrica News is definitely a newspaper for Africans and by Africans.
To contact the editor, or get a copy of the paper delivered to you, send an email to [email protected] or call (347) 294-7922.
Click here for the link to the newspaper https://www.littleafricanews.com/littleafrica-news-newspaper-edition-february-1-february15-2022/ and you would certainly find out why it is making such a splash.
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