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Keith Kelly with his books, on Jan. 17. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A History Lesson Through Taekwondo

African American, Culture, East Asian, Metro Area January 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A New Jersey high school teacher is publishing a series of children’s books told through the eyes of an African-American boy and his Korean taekwondo instructor, reports Korea Daily.

CB3 chair Gigi Li. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

CB3′s Li Not Biased, Report Finds

Black, Latino, Manhattan January 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

A report by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, obtained under FOIL, found that CB3 chair Gigi Li wasn’t biased in her appointments, says The Villager.

Roosevelt "Rosey" Spivey, 75, cutting hair at the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Future Cut Short for Beloved Bronx Barbershop?

Black, Bronx, Business January 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

After 53 years of cutting hair at Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, owner Roosevelt “Rosey” Spivey received a 30-day notice to vacate the premises. Patrons tell The Riverdale Press what the barbershop has meant to them and the neighborhood.

Musicians and cast members of “Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification" (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

‘A Funky Meditation on Gentrification’

Black, Business, Housing January 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

“Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification” by Bedford–Stuyvesant performance artist Aisha Cousins tells a story of gentrification with the help of African folk tales and funk music, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

No more room: Housing activists, including some Orthodox Jews, say a segment of Hasidics have moved into nearly all the affordable housing in the Broadway Triangle, and have blocked out other Jews, Latinos, and blacks. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via The Brooklyn Paper)

Discriminatory Housing Development in Williamsburg?

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

A coalition of 40 housing activists wants the city to halt development in the Broadway Triangle neighborhood, claiming apartments are being constructed to serve mostly Hasidic Jewish families, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video January 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

A new multimedia exhibit in Brooklyn allows artists to voice a response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and others.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.

Waving a Haitian flag to show support for protesters during "Millions March." (Photo via Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitians and African Americans ‘Trapped in the Same Story’

Black, Caribbean, Government, Opinion January 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.

Ramatu Ahmed, a community organizer in the Bronx, says undocumented parents can be intimidated by requests to show their IDs to enter their children's schools.  (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

West Africans Uncertain About Immigration Relief

African, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks January 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

President Obama’s deferred action would provide parents with temporary relief from daily fears of deportation but their longterm future remains in doubt.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

African, Manhattan December 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.

Millions March in NYC

Millions March in NYC

Black, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks December 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thousands of marchers in NYC joined the Millions March protests on Dec. 13, 12014.

by Jack D'Isidoro

A Pastor From Ghana Offers Blessings

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Religion, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Members of the largely West African congregation of Rev. Eric Kofi Owusu say his blessings, which are characteristic of a kind of Pentecostal Christianity practiced in Ghana, are worth every penny of their offerings.

Maria Hinojosa, founder of the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, which produces “America by the Numbers.” (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Starting a Conversation About a Changing America

Black, Demographics, Latino, Media December 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

Maria Hinojosa talks with Amsterdam News about a new documentary series illustrating her signature “America by the Numbers” analysis of demographic changes across the country.

Panelists at the Schomburg Center's Dec. 2 event, "Building a Vibrant Black LGBT Community: Using Kwanzaa Principles Every Day." (Photo by Eseosa Olumhense for Voices of NY)

Applying the Principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community

African American, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Applying the principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community was the subject of a recent panel discussion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.