Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.
Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will relocate to the historic site of a former firehouse in East Harlem thanks to the help of city agencies, reports Manhattan Times.
A three-gallery exhibit in Harlem celebrates the 40th year of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” according to separate reports in Amsterdam News and The Uptowner.
The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.
Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.
Mali singer-songwriter Salif Keita performed in NYC, part of a multi-city tour to raise funds and awareness of albinism, reports Afrikanspot.
For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.
Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.
With music, dance and activities, the new center opened its doors to the community.
The forced retirement of the NYPD’s highest-ranked Latino, Rafael Piñeiro, has prompted speculation that it is due to a pressure to increase the number of African-American officers in the department, El Diario reports.
Better police training won’t fix the broken windows policy, which is deeply flawed, argues sociologist Mike Rowan in an opinion piece in City Limits.
The group “Vulgar Colors” is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.
Calling the settlement “a sort of victory,” Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five voices his concerns about the effects of “institutionalized racism” on the community in an Amsterdam News story on the payout and the reactions from those involved.
Haitian-American candidates are poised to make gains in the NYS capitol, Haitian Times reports.