Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Category: African American

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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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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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