Thursday, 28 August 2014

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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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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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