Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Medical Writing Institute click here

MJoTAtalks click here

Emerald Pademelon Press LLC click here

Peace Scientists click here

Dr Susanna loves the countries and the peoples of Africa

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Bookmark and Share
AfriCom Philly newsletter for Spring 2012, click here. Prepared by AfriCom Philly Secretary Antoinette Ghartey.
Africom Philly Annual Health Fair 2011 click here

Africom Philly Annual Health Fair 2012 click here

Africom Philly Annual Health Fair 2009 click here
African Communities Coalition in Philadelphia (Africom Philly)
Above, daughter of Liberia Dr Vera Tolbert presides over the September 2012 meeting of AfriCom Philly. Seated next to her is daughter of Ghana, AfriCom Philly secretary Ms Antoinette Ghartey RN. Also in the room were son of Mali Alou Traore, son of Haiti Giordani Jean-Baptiste, son of Nigeria Dr Philip Udo-Inyang, daughter of Cameroon Ms Raphia Noumbissi, son of Cote D'Ivoire Dr Eric Edi, adopted daughter of Mali Ms Megan L Doherty.

Below, Dr Susanna spoke with Dr Vera Tolbert, daughter of Liberia. Her father was from Togo, and was living in Germany when Liberia erupted into civil war in 1979.

Listen to why she volunteers hours every day to Africom Philly, the Philadelphia Coaltion of African Communities, whose primary function is helping African and Caribbean immigrants.
ate for African and Caribbean immigrants every day in Philadelphia.

Listen to internet radio with MJoTAtalks on Blog Talk Radio

The Coalition of African Communities - Philadelphia (AFRICOM) is an umbrella non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt, organization that brings together various African, American and Caribbean community organizations and individuals, who subscribe to the mission and ideals of AFRICOM. The mission of AFRICOM is to improve the welfare of its community members by:

· Facilitating family access to health and social services, with special focus on women, children and the youth

· Promoting economic development

· Facilitating resolution of inter and intra-group conflicts

· Advocating on issues of concern to African communities

· Educating the media and broader public on African cultures and experiences

This is the statement under the signature of the president of Africom, Dr Vera Tolbert, who is a daughter of Liberia and Ghana and a research scientist trained in Biochemistry.

Africom Philly was started in 2000, when African immigrant communities came together to form an umbrella organization.

The Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs came out of Africom Philly, so did the many other immigrant organizations. The original movers and shakers in Africom were mostly Nigerian.

ACANA is an African immigrant organization that is a member of Africom Philly. So are Liberian, Ivorian, Malian, Cameroonian organizations.

We meet at 1226 N 52nd St, North Philadelphia.

Africom started a yearly health fair in 2001. The 12th Annual Health Fair was May 20 2012, click here, and has spawned several other health fairs plus a community health organization for immigrants run by Senegalese immigrant.

Africom Philly's interest in health for African communities is ongoing, contact Dr Vera Tolbert on and board members on if you can offer health resources or need health care.

Africom also started a yearly summer event called Echoes of Africa, which has been taken over by the Mayor's Commission and now once a year, members of African communities are invited to a breakfast and day at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The videos are all made by and about members of African communities in Philadelphia.


We have an office at 1226 N 52nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

You are welcome to visit, please make an appointment with a board member or just show up the first Saturday of every month at 4pm. We are available at all times to help African and Caribbean immigrants: we can get you free or low cost medical care, help you with visas: we are a phone call away from you at all times.

Telephone numbers:
Chairman of the board, son of Cote D'Ivoire,
Dr Eric Edi 1-215-869-3377

President, daughter of Liberia and Ghana,
Dr Vera Tolbert 1-215-680-0722

Board members:
Son of Mali, Alou Traore 1-215-921-9930

Daughter of Cameroon, Raphia Noumbissi 1-267-242-8233

Son of Nigeria, Dr Philip Udo-Inyang 1-484-557-7445

Son of Haiti, Giordani Jean-Baptiste 1-215-473-0601

Adopted daughter of Africa, Dr Susanna J Dodgson 1-609-792-1571

Son of Nigeria Samuel U Osirim 1-215-680-8471

Adopted daughter of Mali, Megan L Doherty (267) 231-3687

Africom Philly seeks and develops partnerships with non-profit, public, private, educational and institutions interested in Africa and African America in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Africom Philly members work towards delivering programs and services for integration of African refugees and immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean refugees into the American culture, society and educational systems.

Our main objective is to facilitate integration of youth, children and families among African communities into Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Africom Philly assists African refugee- and immigrant-based communities and organizations; build organizational capability to assume proactive role and effectively support the legal resettlement and adjustment process of African refugees and other immigrants in Pennsylvania and the United States in general. Refugee resettlement will be facilitated through grants from various agencies, NGO's and foundations.

Africom Philly develops and implements programs and services in the areas of employment and job training; education and enrichment for women, children, youth, and adults; and housing assistance.

In addition, the organization ensures that African refugees and immigrants are assisted to attain self-sufficiency shortly upon their arrival in Pennsylvania; provide linguistic- and culture-appropriate support services and employment to them; and ensure coordination of public medical, cash and other support services and effectively promote and encourage their early self-sustenance.

Mission Statement

Africom Philly's mission is to empower the African refugee and immigrant communities by:

  • Facilitating family access to health and social services, with special focus on women, children and the youth,
  • Promoting economic development,
  • Facilitating resolution of inter- and intra-group conflicts,
  • Advocating on issues of concern to African communities, and
  • Educating the media and broader public on African cultures and experiences.

News from Philadelphia

Latest Top (5) News

#PhillyDelivers: Working to Bring Amazon to Greater Philadelphia
When Amazon announced last month that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America (HQ2), Greater Philadelphia sprung into action to respond to their RFP. Your Chamber, led by our Select Greater Philadelphia Council team, is supporting PIDC and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, who are leading the process to assess the opportunity, gather […]

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:50 +0000

Customer Service Excellence of the Year: Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions
We caught up with this year’s Customer Service Excellence of the Year Award winner to see how the Philadelphia business community has contributed to their success.  Check out what Matt Jesson, President & Owner of Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions, has to say as we highlight one of the excellent small businesses that drives the Greater Philadelphia region. Join […]

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:46:51 +0000

Recap: Chamber Day in Washington D.C.
On October 4, the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth and Select Greater Philadelphia Council joined over 60 Chamber members in travelling down to Washington D.C. for a full day of insightful briefings in our nation’s capital.  The day provided an excellent opportunity for Chamber members to interface with our regional Congressional Delegation to advance the […]

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:14:48 +0000

Looking Out for Kids: Providing a Better Future through Improved Vision
Submitted by: Rachel Stengel, Communications and Publications Specialist, Salus University For decades, Salus University and The Eye Institute (TEI) – the clinical practice of the University’s college of optometry – have been committed to providing comprehensive eye care services to disadvantaged children in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. In 2007, they formally established the “Looking Out […]

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:13:34 +0000

Cyber Security Problems in M&A – Real, Not Imagined, and Hitting Hard
Submitted By: Jack Warnock, CEO, JW Strategic Advisors Cyber security problems in M&A deals are no longer for the other guy to worry about. If you think that it is only software, communications and related information technology companies that are impacted by cyber security issues before, during and after their sale, then you are flirting […]

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:57:11 +0000