Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

The five black and Latino men who served time for a brutal crime they did not commit are urging Mayor de Blasio to announce a settlement, reports the Amsterdam News.

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Remembering and Celebrating James Baldwin

Remembering and Celebrating James Baldwin

The life and work of author James Baldwin is assessed in The Brooklyn Rail in advance of a series of Live Ideas events to be held by New York Live Arts April 24-27.

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Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

A retired major general fights to preserve the story of the American army’s first African-American unit in World War I, reports French Morning.

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Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Archie Spigner reflects on the evolution of blacks in Queens politics and giving a voice to underrepresented communities, in a Queens Press profile of the first African American elected to the City Council.

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Black History Month Observed: A Roundup

Black History Month Observed: A Roundup

A panoply of stories illuminate Black History Month in the pages and on the websites of a number of publications.

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Exploring the Black Community’s Views on Gay Marriage

Exploring the Black Community’s Views on Gay Marriage

The documentary “The New Black” addresses themes of sexuality, faith and race in the marriage equality debate.

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Heralding the ‘New York’ Super Bowl

Heralding the ‘New York’ Super Bowl

The community and ethnic press writes on Kosher food, Latino vendors, human traffiking and Richard Sherman.

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Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Several members of the congregation have struggled with substance abuse or spent time in prison.

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Boy’s Death Leads to Force for Change

Boy’s Death Leads to Force for Change

Man Up! commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Daesean Hill, reports Amsterdam News. The community advocacy group attributes its founding to the senseless death of 8-year-old boy, who was hit by a stray bullet.

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Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community "renaissance" or at the least a "renewal," reports The Brooklyn Ink.

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People of Color Consume Technology but Few Produce It

People of Color Consume Technology but Few Produce It

Blacks and Latinos are MIA in Silicon Valley or New York's equivalent, "Silicon Alley," but they are leading when it comes to using smartphones and social media platforms. A Colorlines piece investigates the causes, which include a lack of connections and social capital to make it in the field.

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