The “Bronx:Africa” exhibition, opening Feb. 3 at Hostos Community College’s Longwood Art Gallery, features the contemporary works of 25 artists, reports The Riverdale Press.
Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
Concerns are growing about the shrinking number of African Americans represented in the national media, and a meeting was scheduled for Jan. 15 to discuss the matter, the Amsterdam News reports.
The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.
In a video from BRIC TV, writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about his latest book “Between the World and Me” as part of Greenlight Bookstore’s Brooklyn Voices series.
Following the adoption of new rules in the city’s handling of health services at prison facilities, doctors express concerns and demand more transparency, El Diario reports.
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.