Oumou Fofana

Journalist

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
St. John's University Alumna

United States of America

Portfolio

am New York

Firsthand accounts of a subway in shambles

When East New York resident Tola Lucas got on the A train headed for Kennedy Airport the day after Christmas last year, he was ready to board a long haul flight to Nigeria. But...

am New York

Muslim Day Parade fills Madison Avenue

Hundreds of people marched in midtown Manhattan Sunday for the 33rd annual Muslim Day Parade. The procession's theme was "mercy for all," which Mohammad Malik, a trustee at...

BKLYNER

Neighbors Plant Over 1,000 Flower Bulbs In East Flatbush - BKLYNER

EAST FLATBUSH - Junior troops of the Saint Vincent Ferrer Girl Scouts helped members of the Tilder Block Association plant over 1,000 flowering bulbs along East 31st and East...

NY Daily News

NYPD cop critical after teen dragged him along road in stolen car

A Brooklyn cop, the married father of a 2-year-old girl, was in critical condition Sunday after a teenage boy driving a stolen car dragged him more than two blocks, police...

NY Daily News

Three masked men spewing racial slurs rob Queens college student

Three masked men snatched a Queens college student off the street, threw him into a van, and robbed and threatened to kill him as they showered him with racial epithets, police...

NY Daily News

Three people dead, eight injured in L.I.E. crash in Queens

A Hell's Kitchen birthday party ended in horror early Wednesday when a speeding carload of revelers crashed on a Long Island Expressway exit ramp, killing the driver - who was...

NY Daily News

In-laws charged with stealing ashes of S.I. woman's dead wife

They found true love in life, and pure hate in death. A Staten Island widow, reeling from her wife's death, watched helplessly as her homophobic in-laws stole her bride's ashes...

NY Daily News

Homeless outreach worker married in front of those she's helped

The bride wore white, but that was the only thing typical about Johanna Soukka's wedding.

NY Daily News

St. John's ignored Black History Month, angering students

Students at one of the city's most diverse universities have complained to officials about the lack of online support for minority-related events like Black History Month. The...

NY Daily News

Thief who lost arm 'getting what he deserved': Attorney

It's the bad karma defense. The sneaker-stealing teen gunman who lost an arm when struck by his robbery victim's runaway SUV was simply getting his just deserts, a lawyer for...

Jumpstartmag

What Motivated You To Start Your Own Business?

Whether motivated by a childhood dream or to escape the 9-to-5, most of us have a personal story that ignited our be-your-own-boss fire. We've asked young people what motivated...

Jumpstartmag

20 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Graduate College

Is college education really the key to professional success? Most of us are taught that a degree is a prerequisite, however the reality is a bit more complex. You can get a...

TUC Magazine

Behind The Seams: Laurel Dewitt

I had the privilege to have a sit down with Metal Apparel and Accessories designer Laurel Dewitt. We had the chance to discuss what attracts her celebrity clients to her work,...

TUC Magazine

Celebration of Women's History Month Most Influential Women

Word to Beyonce, who run the world? It is Women's History Month and we are celebrating women's contributions to history, culture and society. This month also corresponds with...

TUC Magazine

Beauty Feature: The Modern Day Artist.

Everyone expresses themselves using a different art form. Whether you agree or not, with the amount of beauty vloggers on YouTube right now, make up has definitely evolved into...

TUC Magazine

Rihanna's Best Looks of 2016 So Far

Rihanna has been killing the fashion game since she stepped into the spotlight. Whether she's a princess in her pink gowns, setting the red carpet on fire with her see through...

TUC Magazine

Five Underground Brooklyn Hiphop Artists You Should Listen To...

We can all agree that New York is the birthplace of Hip Hop. Here is some proof - Staten Island: Wu Tang Clan. Harlem: Max B, Mase, Sean Combs, Jim Jones, Doug E. Fresh. The...

The Torch

Helping students reach their goals

As one dug through their bag to look for a pen, April Merenda reached her hand out and asked, "You have my card, right?" Yes, that person did have her card, as every St. John's...

The Torch

Super Bowl 50: Where to munch?

Whether you are rooting for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, or you're just watching it for the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is the time where you munch on wings,...

The Torch

A senior farewell and advice to all

Graduation is coming up. I can't believe I'm actually done with college. The best and worst years of my life are coming to an end. I don't know how I should feel about this....