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Panelists at the Schomburg Center's Dec. 2 event, "Building a Vibrant Black LGBT Community: Using Kwanzaa Principles Every Day." (Photo by Eseosa Olumhense for Voices of NY)

Applying the Principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community

African American, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

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.

Protestor in Times Square (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision

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.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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.

Running for Health and Unity

Running for Health and Unity

African American, Featured Posts, New York, Sports, Video November 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

African-American male running group Black Men Run gears up for the New York City Marathon.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Miriam Fogelson via Colorlines)

Arab American Activist on Racism and Ferguson

African American, Middle Eastern, Muslim October 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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.

Sculpture of Frederick Douglass by Gabriel Koren, at 110th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Hungarian Sculpts Famous African Americans

African American, Culture, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.

Ntozake Shange (Photo via The Uptowner)

Celebrating Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 1, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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.

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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

A participant of the African American Parade. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

African American, Environment, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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

Latinos make up the largest minority group in the NYPD. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

African American, Government, Latino September 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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.

(Image by dignidadrebelde, Creative Commons license)

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

African American, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, Staten Island September 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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.

Brandon Martin, Jibrail Nor, Cheeba Cruz, Mike Lattimore, and Sasha Anniyah, some members of  Vulgar Colors (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture September 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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

Two of the Central Park Five, Raymond Santana (left) and Yusef Salaam (right) with Charles Barron. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

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

African American, Crime, Government, In the News, Latino, Manhattan September 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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.

Kwesi Green, 17, left, and Clive McCormack, 18, right, told a reporter they’ve managed to step out of their clique and befriend students like Dalbi Hernandez, a 20-year-old Clinton graduate, center, who was a Dominican immigrant. But, they said, when a fight broke out, students reverted to their usual groups. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

African American, Bronx, Education, In the News, Latino, Youth August 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

African American, Staten Island August 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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.