Laolu Senbanjo, a former human rights lawyer in Nigeria and now an artist and musician in Ditmas Park, talks to Ditmas Park Corner about being Nigerian in Brooklyn, how his Yoruba heritage influences his work and his new art exhibit.
Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.
Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit sites on Long Island where slaves once lived and discuss the need to preserve them, reports The Sag Harbor Express.
The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.
An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.
The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.
New Brooklyn Theatre is mounting the production of a 95-year-old play, “Rachel,” with audio clips of today’s violence against unarmed Black men, reports Brooklyn Daily.
Hundreds gathered in Newark on July 25 for the Million People’s March to protest police brutality.
The All Stars Project held a meeting between hundreds of NYPD officers and community members to build mutual respect and enhance relations, reports the Amsterdam News.
A carrier pigeon was released to inaugurate the events commemorating the first anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.
A year after the death of Eric Garner there are signs of improvement in the relationship between the police and the community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
On an episode of CUNY TV’s Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV, journalist Pamela Newkirk talks about the subject of her book “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.” Benga, a young man taken from the Congo, ended up at the Monkey House of the Bronx Zoo.
Moses Tuki, a Nigerian artist, made a giant sculpture from bike shop scrap and other cast-offs, using a “breakthrough” to avoid welding, Tribeca Trib reports.
Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.
Rep. Yvette Clarke called for city officials to review and overhaul procedures for contracting with minority and women-owned business, Our Times Press reports exclusively.