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Afropunk 2015

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video August 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

African, Black, Culture, Metro Area August 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.

Hip-Hop Revolution

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More

African American, Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video August 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.

In Newark, a March Against Police Brutality

In Newark, a March Against Police Brutality

Black, Featured Posts, Police, Video July 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Hundreds gathered in Newark on July 25 for the Million People’s March to protest police brutality.

Protestors at the Rent guidelines Board meeting held June 29 at Cooper Union (Photo by Aaron J. Montes for Voices of NY)

The Rent Freeze and What It Means

Featured Posts, Housing, New York, Video July 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

A rent freeze may help, but for the majority of tenants in New York City’s rent-stabilized units, housing costs remain burdensome.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

African, Featured Posts, Food, Video July 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.

Jennings Louis and #1island flag

Haitian Groups Protest in Union Square

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Carrying banners painted with #1Island and signs stating that “Haitian Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” demonstrators at Union Square rallied against the Dominican Republic’s moves to strip Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship.

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Youth June 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.

Elza Kochueva in Times Square (Image via video)

A Family From Russia Hopes for a Future in the US

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration, Video June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

Culture, Featured Posts, New York June 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A new anthology gathers the work of the hip hop poets, some of whom offered their work at a recent reading.

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Education, Health June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Neurologist Olajide Williams turned to the beats and lyrics of hip hop artists to convey important messages to kids about how to be healthy; the program is now used across the country and overseas.

Getting Help to Nepal

Getting Help to Nepal

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video June 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Nepali immigrants in New York continue to work hard to get clothing, medical supplies and other items to the victims of the earthquakes.

Artist Adrian Roman (Photo by Dorian Geiger for Voices of NY)

Behind the Mask: Artists Explore Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latino Heritage

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.