Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.
A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.
The Amsterdam News reports that May Day took on “a new meaning” this year with people at Union Square rallying about the issue of police brutality.
Ramatu Ahmed of African Life Center tells Afrikanspot about the importance of the organization’s first African Women’s Day Celebration.
People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.
Students and staff at Hempstead High School remembered the Nigerian school girls abducted by Boko Haram at a rally held on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping.
State evaluations indicate that the teachers rated “highly effective” are less likely to teach Black and Hispanic students in NYC, Chalkbeat reports.
Hear from members of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble about how they keep their cultural heritage alive.
In Union Square, people gathered April 11 to remember the students killed at Garissa University, and proclaimed that #AfricanLivesMatter.
In a video from AfrikanSpot, the family of Hakeem Kuta wants to know what happened on the rooftop of the Bronx apartment building before the teenager fell.
“The Ark of Return,” a memorial to slavery’s victims, was recently unveiled at the United Nations Visitors Plaza, Caribbean Life reports.
A form of street dance employing rhythmic movement and contortions is on view at the Park Avenue Armory through April 4, reports Brooklyn Based.
On March 21, #HackHarlem was held for 12 hours to develop ideas for new apps to benefit Harlem.
The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.
The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.