By George Bamu on July 24, 2012
According to Mike Lamp at Colorado Public Radio, the Aurora Mental Health Center is hosting meetings for Spanish speakers and refugees to help them cope with the shooting that occurred July 20 in Aurora, Colorado.
“The shock of last week’s shootings could be especially hard to handle, for Aurora’s many Latino immigrants and refugees from countries in Africa and Southeast Asia,” Lamp reported.
These meetings are especially helpful to those who need help dealing with the stress, fear and uncertainly but “can find language and cultural barriers in the way.”
According to information posted on the Aurora Mental Health website, they have free crisis counselors available 24 hours a day at 303-617-2300.…
By George Bamu on July 21, 2012
In reaction to what happened July 20 in Aurora, Colorado; 12 people killed and many wounded in a shooting rampage, the city where this occurred is under examination.
But in the larger realm of existence, Aurora remains unique. While tragedy has struck, there are lots of things that make the city a place to be. Aurora is described as an “All American City.” You will see signs saying this when you drive around town. It is not only the signs about a welcoming hospitality, diversity and ingenuity of Aurora; it is a reflection of the people of Aurora, Colorado.
“It’s likely that the victims are of all races and shades, because Aurora is a melting pot,” according to Time magazine’s editor-at-large, David Von Drehle, who hails from Aurora, Colorado.…
By Guest on July 20, 2012
The Africa Agenda organization wishes to express our condolences to the people of Aurora, Colorado following the senseless shooting that occurred the morning of July, 20. Our organization mourns with the families that are affected by the shooting.
At this time we like to directly you to community resources relating about the shooting incident.
Aurora shooting: Resources available for movie shooting victims and families.
Source : Denver Examiner
By George Bamu on April 15, 2012
If you have never danced to an African theme music before, then you probably won’t resist the style, energy and lure of the Ugandan orphan’s choir after you see or hear them perform. The choir is composed of 10 children, nine to fourteen years old from the Ssesse islands around the Lake Victoria area of Uganda. All ten children are orphans, rescued by the international non-profit, Childcare World.
At a recent live performance at St Paul Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado, the spectacle and ambiance of their dancing was what wowed the audience to a standing ovation and massive outpouring of support for the children.…
By George Bamu on June 21, 2009
Dubbed as “an African Pepsi Center” by one of the founders of the newly minted …
By George Bamu on August 3, 2008
I never thought the entire city of Aurora would come out for this summer event but sure they did and right away everything ran of short supply. The projections for bottled water and other beverages, school supply giveaway and even brochures that I brought in for Africa Agenda were gone in a second. At hand were city officials, security personnel, volunteers, councilman Ryan Frazier, his family, citizens of Aurora, non profit groups such as the American red Cross, Hope Online, 97.5 FM radio, live music bands and others.
Of course, kids and adults from all age groups mingled with each other and made for a successful event.…
By George Bamu on July 27, 2008
I am happy to announce that our organization, Africa Agenda has been selected to be the spot light non-profit that will help showcase this year’s Building Aurora’s Future. Building Aurora’s Future is in its second year and was started by Aurora City Council member Ryan Frazier as a way to bring together a community that “lives, works and plays together” This year, the focus is education and will involve back to school supply giveaways, a job fair, health fair, free haircuts, free food, free massage therapy, live music and much more. “The event is tailored to promote businesses in the area, provide a platform for organizations providing resources to the community and helping to prepare our children for the school year.…