The conviction of former NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of Akai Gurley brought a swift reaction from the Chinese community, as reported in separate stories in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.
A community organization in Fort Greene has been assured that its programs are safe and will continue, Our Time Press and Fort Greene Focus report.
A special kind of hackathon: updating and writing Black Life Matters entries for Wikipedia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.
Nearly 150 members of the South Asian community gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to discuss the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S., from an immigrant perspective, reports News India Times.