This is where we document our stories, research, and point of view on health, food, education, and culture in hopes of inspiring and engaging in conversation with you.


Audio, the public’s radio

Johnston’s history as a Yankee farming town makes it hard for newcomers like Julius Kolawole to feel welcome farming the same soil. He’s doing it anyway.

The African Alliance of Rhode Island brings pop-up markets to underserved communities

Article, the boston globe

It’s a sticky 91 degrees on a late Friday afternoon in July, and although the chalk-decorated A-frame sign announces “Pop-Up Market,” the sidewalk outside the Urban Greens Food Co-Op in the West End feels more like a block party.

Youth Agricultural Scientists Visit The African Alliance, Bami Farms

Article, NOFA MASS

On July 16th, 2021, the Youth Agricultural Scientists from Home City Housing visited with Julius Kolawole, Executive Director of The African Alliance, and the farmers from Bami Farms.

Culture, Cuisine and Connection

Article, RISD

The final installment of RISD’s African Food and Culture series focuses on the African Alliance of Rhode Island’s newly expanded Bami Farm.

2021 AARI Annual Report CArd

PDF, composed by Chanel Osorio 

Our annual report showcases the progress we’ve made in 2021.

16th Annual African Health Summit: Sauti! Rhode Island

webinar, African Immigrants Health Research Collaborative

This panel presentation showcases a Photovoice project lifting the voices of African immigrants living in Rhode Island. Come hear about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.