Applying the principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community was the subject of a recent panel discussion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
On the night of Nov. 24, New Yorkers protested the grand jury’s decision in Missouri not to indict the police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown.
Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.
African-American male running group Black Men Run gears up for the New York City Marathon.
Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour visited Ferguson, Missouri, recently and in an interview with Colorlines reflects on the connections between communities suffering from racism and violence.
Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.
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.
Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.
For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.
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.
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.
The group “Vulgar Colors” is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.
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.
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.
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.