"Overturned" by Nicky Enright will be featured in the "Bronx:Africa" exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery. (Courtesy of the Bronx Council on the Arts)

Bronx Exhibition Takes ‘A Real Look at Africa’

African, Bronx February 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

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! in Brooklyn

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Meeting Over Blacks in Media

Meeting Over Blacks in Media

African American, Media, New York January 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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.

Marcus Garvey House, Brownsville, Brooklyn (Wikipedia via The Amsterdam News)

Brownsville Reacts in a Murky Case

African American, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Youth January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Brooklyn on ‘Between the World and Me’

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Brooklyn on ‘Between the World and Me’

African American, Brooklyn, Video December 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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.

Ex-convict José Lugo complained of receiving poor medical treatment at the Fishkill Correctional Facility (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Concerns Over New Health Care Rules For Inmates

African American, Criminal Justice, Health, Latino, New York December 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

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.

NYPD Police Academy graduation ceremony June 2014 (Photo by Diana Robinson, Creative commons license)

Opinion: The Police, Friend or Foe?

Black, Opinion, Police November 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

The publisher and editor in chief of the Amsterdam News urges that the police once again become community partners.

Ephraim Isaac at the Chassida Shmella celebration at Town & Village Synagogue in NYC. (Photo by Luke Tress for Voices of NY)

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in NYC

African, Black, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Voices' Picks November 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

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.

Sasha Johns (center) and other children marching against police brutality on Nov. 22 (Photo by Karen Savage via JJIE)

Children March Against Police Brutality

Black, Manhattan, Police, Youth November 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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.

Miguel Tolentino, 50, from Mexico, applied for the pardon. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hundreds Get Pardoned for Misdemeanors

African American, Government, Latino, Manhattan November 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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.

At the Nov. 20 at the Pink Houses, one year after Akai Gurley's death (Photo by Chunking Jin via World Journal)

A Year After Akai Gurley’s Death

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police November 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

Envisioning Changes for Public Housing in NYC

Black, Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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.

(Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Home for Protests, Politics and South African Food

African, Brooklyn, Education, Food November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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.

Firefighter Regina Wilson at a panel on Black and female representation of the FDNY (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Still Fighting for Diversity in the FDNY

Black, New York, Women November 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Black female firefighters continue to face an uphill battle being accepted in firehouses, reports The Amsterdam News.

Worshippers pray in front of Masjid Ebun Abass in Mott Haven. (Photo by Christine Brink via Mott Haven Herald)

West Africans in the Bronx Seek a Larger Masjid Site

African, Bronx, Immigration, Muslim November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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.