Eric Edi


By Eric Edi | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) added its flavors and colors to the 2020 Martin Luther King Day of Service by hosting a PA Natural Hair Braiders’ economic justice training […]

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AFRICOM stands with the “Home is Here” Movement.

By Eric Edi | November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Home is Here,” the slogan of NAKASEC and Make the Road New York, rang loud from the northern side of City Hall on November 1, 2019. That day, the march they started from New […]

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AFRICOM – African and Caribbean immigrant communities respond to city gun violence with a rally and a soccer game

By Eric Edi | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the gun-related death of Issiaka Meite and wounds sustained by six other youths, members of the African and Caribbean immigrant communities in Philadelphia vow to support […]

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Inviting a Renewed Commitment

By Eric Edi | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in the Nature Center at historic Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, members from AFRICOM came together for their first-ever board retreat in November 2018 with excitement, curiosity, and wonder. […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month: AFRICOM and Kingsessing Library Host Intercultural and Intergenerational Conversations

By Eric Edi | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 25, 2019, 40 men, women, children, friends of the Kingsessing Library, residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia flocked the spacious Community Room of Kingsessing Library. Flyers distributed on […]

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Building Together Across Cultures

By Eric Edi | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2015, Sophia Poe and Justin DiBerardinis, two staff members at Bartram’s Garden welcomed me to a meeting in their Business Office. We had a very ambitious conversation but little […]

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