The publisher and editor in chief of the Amsterdam News urges that the police once again become community partners.
The Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd was celebrated by the group Chassida Shmella at a synagogue on East 14th Street on Nov. 22, a way to bring the small community together and share traditions.
On the first anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death at the hands of the Cleveland police, children marched in Manhattan against police brutality, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Hundreds of New Yorkers, mostly African Americans and Latinos, benefited from the Manhattan DA’s Clean Slate program at a Harlem church, El Diario reports.
One year after police officer Peter Liang killed Akai Gurley at the Pink Houses, family and community members, as well as CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, rallied, reports World Journal.
City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.
Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.
Black female firefighters continue to face an uphill battle being accepted in firehouses, reports The Amsterdam News.
Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Hundreds took part in festivities marking the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence held in midtown Manhattan.
Andre Mitchell, founder of anti-violence organization Man Up! Inc., speaks to Amsterdam News about the efforts of street organizations to curb gun violence from within the communities.
The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.
Lynda Blackmon Lowery read from “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” her account of the Selma voting rights march in 1965 as the protest’s youngest demonstrator.
The partnership, which also involves the Organization Internationale de La Francophonie, will provide the New York French American Charter School with educational and financial support, reports Amsterdam News.
A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population, reports The Uptowner.