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Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Black, Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Video February 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

The Feb. 25 episode of “Independent Sources” is dedicated to Bedford Stuyvesant, which reported the largest percentage increase of whites in the city between 2000 and 2010. What is driving the arrival of the newcomers? How are the changes affecting longtime Black residents?

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions, Video February 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

African American, Immigration February 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“Independent Sources” explores a recent report that finds the state is failing to keep up with the demand for ESL classes, and a book that pays homage to a relatively unknown Black artist who was active in fighting for civil rights.

New Chinese Consul General Wants to ‘Chat’

New Chinese Consul General Wants to ‘Chat’

East Asian, Technology February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Chinese Consulate in NYC will have a new WeChat social media account to keep Chinese residents and visitors informed, the consul general announced at a New Years celebration, reports SinoVision.

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Black, Health, Immigration, Video February 19, 2015 at 3:44 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The president’s executive action could provide health care to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in NYS; the not-so-radical roots of Boko Haram; and a festival celebrating Black independent filmmakers.

Public Versus Charter Schools: One Family’s Experience

Public Versus Charter Schools: One Family’s Experience

Brooklyn, Education, Featured Posts, Video February 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Learn what the parents of children in one Brooklyn family have to say about the merits of public versus charter schools in this video by Bianca Flowers.

Zulal: Singing Armenian Folk Songs, a Cappella

Zulal: Singing Armenian Folk Songs, a Cappella

Culture, Featured Posts, Video February 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm

The a cappella group Zulal performs and discusses the meaning and importance of Armenian folk songs in this video.

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

East Asian, Video February 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

In this month’s “Asian American Life,” Cho Jin-Hye describes being tortured at the hands of her North Korean captors; remembering civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama; a visit to the largest Chinese department store in NY; and a button shop that also serves as a contemporary art gallery.

‘After Afropolitan’ Art

‘After Afropolitan’ Art

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Video February 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

View artwork from the global African diaspora and hear what some artists had to say about their work in this video on the After Afropolitan exhibit in Brooklyn.

What is Room 28?

What is Room 28?

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Video February 9, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The comedy sketch group Room 28, with Latino roots, wants to entertain people of all backgrounds with their humor, on display Feb. 13 and 14 in East Harlem.

Finding Identity in NYC

Finding Identity in NYC

African, Culture, Government, Video, Western European February 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

On this episode of “Independent Sources,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about the municipal ID as a benefit for all New Yorkers. And the co-directors of the Ethiopian-American film “Woven,” discuss its universal themes of “forgiveness, love and loss.”

from Jewish Daily Forward

‘Under Cover’ at a Yarmulke Store

Brooklyn, Jewish, Traditions February 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Step inside a yarmulke store in Brooklyn and learn “everything you wanted to know about Jewish headgear” in a video and accompanying article from The Jewish Daily Forward.

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video February 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Grass-roots organizers and civil rights activists met Jan. 30 at The Gathering to discuss ways to promote and sustain the movement Black Lives Matter.

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

SinoVision speaks to Chinese MFA student Lisha Jiang about perceptions of comic illustrations and creating them for a living in the U.S. and China.

Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’

Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’

Featured Posts, Jewish, Video January 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Two Hasidic women form the alternative rock band “Bulletproof Stockings” performing at venues around New York.