Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Gospel in Harlem

Gospel in Harlem

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

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Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

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.

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Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

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Young Black Men and the Job Market

Young Black Men and the Job Market

Colorlines profiles 21-year-old Dorian Moody and the challenges he faces in seeking employment.

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The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

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Opinion: Thoughts Prompted by Maya Angelou’s Passing

Opinion: Thoughts Prompted by Maya Angelou’s Passing

African Americans must regain control of their children's education, argues David Mark Greaves of Our Time Press, in an editorial written after the death of Maya Angelou.

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Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Morgan Powell has been researching and giving tours on the historical contributions of African Americans, with an ecological focus. Now he's turning to Latino history in the borough, reports Hunts Point Express.

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CB 3 Leadership Not Diverse, Member Charges

CB 3 Leadership Not Diverse, Member Charges

An African-American member of Community Board 3 has charged the chairperson with discriminating against African Americans and Latinos in appointments to CB3 committees, subcommittees and task forces, The Villager reports.

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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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