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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kwesi Green, 17, left, and Clive McCormack, 18, right, told a reporter they’ve managed to step out of their clique and befriend students like Dalbi Hernandez, a 20-year-old Clinton graduate, center, who was a Dominican immigrant. But, they said, when a fight broke out, students reverted to their usual groups. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York’s segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

African American, Staten Island August 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

Many Latino groups and protesters marched last Saturday on Staten Island demanding justice for victims of police brutality in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.

The trip took 17 hours by car. (Photo courtesy of Jesús Gonzalez via El Diario)

NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

African American, In the News, Latino, New York August 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

A group of New York Latino activists traveled by car to Ferguson, Missouri, to witness firsthand the fragile situation during the protests against police brutality, El Diario reports.

Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

African American, History August 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Historian Cynthia R. Copeland takes CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” to Central Park to the site of what was Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

Protesting the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Uneasy About ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

African American, Government, Latino, New York August 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

El Diario finds an increasing unease among Latinos in East Harlem and the Bronx as they feel firsthand the effects of the NYPD policy, which some call the new “stop and frisk.”

Gospel in Harlem

Gospel in Harlem

Celebrating Harlem at Harlem Week festivities, a gospel choir performed as audience members sang along.

Public pool in Astoria Park (Photo via City Limits)

Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

With the summer months typically come a rise in drownings, and City Limits notes that there are large disparities between white, black and Latino youths with respect to the ability to swim.