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.
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.
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.
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.”
Celebrating Harlem at Harlem Week festivities, a gospel choir performed as audience members sang along.
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.