Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Thousands Show up at African American Parade

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community's agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

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.

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Opinion: Better Policing Won’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’

Opinion: Better Policing Won’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’

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.

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Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

The group "Vulgar Colors" is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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A ‘Bittersweet’ $41m Settlement for Central Park Five

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.

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Students Talk about Segregated Schools

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.

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Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

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.

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NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

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.

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

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

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.

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Latinos Uneasy About ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

Latinos Uneasy About ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

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."

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