A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population, reports The Uptowner.
Some residents fear that gentrification, rising rents and the arrival of tech companies will hurt Harlem’s Black-owned businesses and its historic panache, reports The Uptowner.
Just a little more than a year after the killing of cab driver Aboubacar Bah, the Guinean community turned out once more in Morrisania to pay their respects – this time to Mamadou Barry, who died after he was shot on the job, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The intertwined cultures of Spain and Morocco were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, reports The Hunts Point Express.
The latest episode of “Independent Sources” looks at how the tech industry can better reflect the city’s demographics, narrowing the racial pay gap through unionization, and an African playwrights festival.
Dozens marched for peace in Crown Heights Sept. 17 in response to recent violent crimes in the area, including the fatal shooting of Carey Gabay.
In profiling Janice Fredericks, owner of beauty supply store Fabulous Freddy’s in East Elmhurst, Amsterdam News writes about the challenges Black consumers face in finding beauty products stores that cater to them, and about Black entrepreneurs starting out in the industry.
Zuvaa, a fashion week alternative for Black fashionistas, pops up on the Lower East Side.
From vintage Brazilian psychedelic to contemporary Afropolitan from Angola, the Lusophone Festival marking World Music Institute’s 30th anniversary comes to NYC.
Laolu Senbanjo, a former human rights lawyer in Nigeria and now an artist and musician in Ditmas Park, talks to Ditmas Park Corner about being Nigerian in Brooklyn, how his Yoruba heritage influences his work and his new art exhibit.
Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.
Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit sites on Long Island where slaves once lived and discuss the need to preserve them, reports The Sag Harbor Express.
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.
An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.
The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.