The Ginjan® martini

Ginjan® martini

Receipe by Ibrahima &  Mohammed Diallo


4-5 mint leaves

Agave syrup (preferably organic)

Premium vodka

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice


In a Collins glass, muddle mint with a couple of dashes of agave syrup;; fill with ice and add 2 ounces of premium vodka and 4 ounces of Ginjan® brand ginger juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh mint leave, by smacking the mint leave flat to release the aromas and floating it on top of the cocktails. Enjoy




Go Africa® Martini


Papaya  or Mango Juice (preferably organic)

Premium vodka (Grey Goose® or similar premium vodka)

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice


In a Collins glass, add a ¼ ounce of Papaya  or Mango Juice; fill with ice and add 2 ounces of premium vodka and 4 ounces of Ginjan® brand ginger juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.  Enjoy!

Go Africa® Martini

Go Africa® Martini

The Go Africa® Martini

The Go Africa® Martini

MEDIA ALERT: Go Africa Harlem Street will be taking place on July 18th 2015


WHO:  The Go Africa Network Inc. in conjunction with the Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc. presents the first Go Africa Harlem Street Festival


The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 18th in the year 2015 between the hours of 10am – 5pm.


Supporters & Sponsors

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2015 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

  • The Consulate General of Senegal
  • Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
  • The office of Manhattan Borough President
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ambassador of Guinea,  & the Consulate General Guinea
  • The office of Bronx Borough President
  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • Honorable W. Franc Perry, Judge of Civil Court of the City of New York
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner – Assembly District 77
  •  New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat
  • Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
  •  The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
  •  The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
  • Halstead Property



Parameters and Scope

The Street Festival will  provide local and regional merchants that have African centric goods and services allotted space on 116th street from the curb in allotted parameters as prescribed by the City of New York for this event. Preference has been given to African Merchants for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their particular goods and services.

The merchants and vendors are categorized as follows:


  • Dance, Music and African Art (1 main Pavilion)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Health and Wellness Services (Medical, health, Mental, testing services)
  • Financial services (Banking, insurance, etc.)
  • City agency services (Immigration, housing, social services).


Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 20015 to announce the Following:


  • The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event
  • The distinguished Mr. Musa Jackson, we serve at the Master of Ceremonies


Special Honorees from the Community 

We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years:


  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of The Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • The Honorable Henrietta Lyle, Chairperson of Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner – Assembly District 77
  • The Honorable Rassoul Fall,  Senior Director, Senegalese consulate General
  • Mr. Serigne M. Ndiaye



Contact Information


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CONTACT: please register at

Click here to sign-up  or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

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Michael Gaffney’s throat was scratchy for days, and lemon tea was not helping. So he dropped into a MinuteClinic above a CVS store in Midtown Manhattan on a lunch break. Within minutes, a nurse practitioner tested him for strep throat (negative), suggested lozenges and a regimen (ample fluids, no spicy food), collected a co-payment ($25 cash) and sent him on his way.

“That was quick,” said Mr. Gaffney, 26, an account executive for, who, like millions of Americans, does not have a primary care physician, even though he is covered by health insurance. He has been meaning to find a doctor since moving to New York last year, but his sore throat did not seem serious enough to warrant what was sure to be a time-consuming search and a long wait for an appointment.

The CVS MinuteClinic, on the other hand, was just blocks away from his office. “I waited longer for my bagel this morning,” he said. Read more


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SAN FRANCISCO — Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts. But when it comes time to actually buy something, instead of using her iPhone, she fires up an aging Dell computer that sits on a desk in her family’s kitchen.

“I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even try” to make online purchases with a phone, Ms. Chapman said. “There’s just always something, if it’s your fat thumbs or having to redo your information. I go straight to the desktop because I feel like it’s going to be easier.”

Now several companies, includingGoogle, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, are trying to bridge the gap between mobile browsing and desktop purchasing with a simple “buy” button.

Buy buttons have been around since the early days of the web, of course, notably with Amazon’s “One-Click Ordering,” where people set up a button that runs their credit card and ships whatever they have bought to a designated address. Read more

Civis Analytics

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The kind of data science that worked for President Obama is coming to cloud computing, and working at a speed faster than the president ever saw.

A company called Civis Analytics, financed by a group of data wranglers who worked on Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign, is announcing on Wednesday a comprehensive set of big data tools available through Amazon Web Services.

Civis Analytics, which is presenting the service at anAWS event in Chicago, says it can eliminate much of the time and cost associated with figuring out things like marketing campaigns, much as it found and targeted likely Obama voters.

“In a presidential campaign, the outcome is an action,” said Dan Wagner, the founder and chief executive of Civis. “Companies want to do much the same thing.”

Civis does not claim to be breaking new ground in data science. Instead, the company says it can automate a lot of expensive processes in large scale pattern-finding. When the team was working for Mr. Obama it used regular computers, and the problems increased as the amount of data it had grew. Cloud computing better handles such growth. Read more

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My grandmother used to speak of Klansmen riding through Louisiana at night, how she could see their white robes shimmering in the dark, how black people hid in bayous to escape them. Before her time, during Reconstruction, Ku Klux Klan members believed they could scare superstitious black people out of their newly won freedom. They wore terrifying costumes but were not exactly hiding — many former slaves recognized bosses and neighbors under their white sheets. They were haunting in masks, a seen yet unseen terror. In addition to killing and beating black people, they often claimed to be the ghosts of dead Confederate soldiers.You could argue, of course, that there are no ghosts of the Confederacy, because the Confederacy is not yet dead. The stars and bars live on, proudly emblazoned on T-shirts and license plates; the pre-eminent symbol of slavery, the flag itself, still flies above South Carolina’s Capitol. The killing has not stopped either, as shown by the deaths of nine black people in a church in Charleston this week. The suspected gunman, who is white and was charged with nine counts of murder on Friday, is said to have told their Bible-study group: “You rape our women, and you are taking over our country. And you have to go.”

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(CNN) The horrific attack at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, was allegedly carried out by a young white man who appeared to have deliberately targeted the church simply because it was serving African-Americans. Witnesses say the suspect said he was there “to shoot black people,” a law enforcement official said. By any reasonable standard, this is terrorism, which is generally defined as an act of violence against civilians by individuals or organizations for political purposes.

But do the thought experiment: If this attack on the church in Charleston had been conducted by a Muslim man shouting “Allahu akbar,” what is already a big news story would have become even bigger, as it would appear to fit so well into the political and media narrative that Muslim militants are the major terrorist problem in the United States. Read more

World Health Organization

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At least 400 million people lack access to essential health services, the World Health Organization and World Bank said Friday in a new report that they described as a “wake-up call” about the challenges to achieving universal health coverage.

The report also said that at least 6 percent of people in 37 low-and-middle-income countries are living in poverty because of the money they must spend on health. That finding alone suggested that the poorest could be left further behind by rising global health costs.

“The world’s most disadvantaged people are missing out on even the most basic services,” Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director-general for health systems and innovation at the W.H.O., said in a statement announcing the 98-page report, which was released online and at a news conference at United Nations headquarters in New York. Read more

Flow Health

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After the disappointing lack of adoption suffered by Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault, many observers declared personal health records (PHRs) a non-starter, while others predicted that any progress toward personal control over health data would require a radically new approach.

Several new stabs at a PHR are emerging, of which Flow Health shows several promising traits. The company tries to take advantage of–and boost the benefits of–advances in IT standards and payment models. This article is based on a conversation I had with their general counsel, David Harlow, who is widely recognized as the leading legal expert in health IT and health privacy and who consults with companies in those spaces through the Harlow Group. Read more