Sculpture of Frederick Douglass by Gabriel Koren, at 110th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Hungarian Sculpts Famous African Americans

African American, Culture, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Armando Cabral’s Journey from Guinea-Bissau to NYC

Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.

Traditional West African drummers from the performance troupe Songhai Djeli.
(Photo by Line Krogh via Manhattan Times)

Cultural Center Takes Over Harlem Firehouse for a Dollar

African, Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan October 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

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.

Ntozake Shange (Photo via The Uptowner)

Celebrating Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 1, 2014 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

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.

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Youth September 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Salif Keita at SOB's on September 18 (Photo via AfrikanSpot)

Mali Singer Performs for a Cause

African, Culture, In the News September 24, 2014 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Mali singer-songwriter Salif Keita performed in NYC, part of a multi-city tour to raise funds and awareness of albinism, reports Afrikanspot.

A participant of the African American Parade. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

African American, Environment, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.

Previewing the Africa Center

Previewing the Africa Center

African, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm 1 comment

With music, dance and activities, the new center opened its doors to the community.

Latinos make up the largest minority group in the NYPD. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

African American, Government, Latino September 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

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.

(Image by dignidadrebelde, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Better Policing Won’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’

African American, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, Staten Island September 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

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.

Brandon Martin, Jibrail Nor, Cheeba Cruz, Mike Lattimore, and Sasha Anniyah, some members of  Vulgar Colors (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture September 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

The group “Vulgar Colors” is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Two of the Central Park Five, Raymond Santana (left) and Yusef Salaam (right) with Charles Barron. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A ‘Bittersweet’ $41m Settlement for Central Park Five

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.

Rodneyse Bichotte addressing the crowd at Kreyolfest 2014 (Photo via Haitian Times)

Will Haitian Americans Gain in Albany?

Black, Caribbean, New York, Politics September 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Haitian-American candidates are poised to make gains in the NYS capitol, Haitian Times reports.