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‘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 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.

Shekh Tumis addressing the African Advisory Council: “Please, let’s tell Americans what Ebola is—how it’s affecting us.” (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

Ebola Fallout Still Affecting Africans

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.

Protesting the Ferguson decision at Times Square (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Op-Ed: Marching for Justice Not Just Race

Black, Opinion, Police December 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

One college student tells why he marches in the wake of the Ferguson decision, and why he is hopeful for a life of liberty and justice for all, in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

(Photo via Amsterdam News)

Exhibit Traces History of Black Theater in NYC

Black, Culture, Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

A revamped version of the “Harlem Is…Theater” exhibition is on display at the Interchurch Center and chronicles the history of Black theater in the city, with an emphasis on Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

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

CB3 Moves to Improve Diversity

Black, Latino, Manhattan, Politics December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Community Board 3 chair Gigi Li has announced a series of moves that appear responsive to members who criticized her leadership last spring, reports The Lo-Down.

Protestor in Times Square (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision

On the night of Nov. 24, New Yorkers protested the grand jury’s decision in Missouri not to indict the police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.

(Photo by Orin Hassan, Creative Commons license)

How New York’s Specialized High Schools Compare

Asian, Black, Education, Latino November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Gotham Gazette takes a look at how entrance requirements and demographics compare for specialized high schools in New York, Chicago and Boston.

Running for Health and Unity

Running for Health and Unity

African American, Featured Posts, New York, Sports, Video November 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

African-American male running group Black Men Run gears up for the New York City Marathon.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.