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Peter Liang (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Shock’ in Chinese Community over Liang Conviction

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police February 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

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.

Earlier protests in support of Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council programs  (Photo via Fort Greene Focus)

Fort Greene Senior Council Secures Space and Programs

African American, Brooklyn February 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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.

The Black Life Matters Edit-a-thon was held at the Schomburg Center on Feb. 6  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Black Life Matters: Editing in Wiki

A special kind of hackathon: updating and writing Black Life Matters entries for Wikipedia.

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.

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.

Violence interrupters from Man Up! Inc. (Photo by Prince David Pierce via Amsterdam News)

Violence Interrupted: Grassroots Attempts at Stopping the Bloodshed

African American, Crime, New York October 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm

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 Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

African American, Black, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

African American, Black, Featured Posts, History, Video, Youth October 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

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 Sylvester Manor House on Shelter Island will have guests in the attic as part of Joseph McGill’s Slave Dwelling Project. (Photo by Carrie Ann Salvi via The Sag Harbor Express)

Visiting Slave Dwellings on LI

African American, Black, History, Long Island August 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

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.

Hip-Hop Revolution

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More

African American, Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video August 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.

The South Asian community held a discussion, followed by a vigil, on the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S. (Photo via News India Times)

A South Asian Vigil for Charleston

African American, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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.