Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.

Harlem hosts ‘Day of Action’

African, African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

A candidate to become president of Senegal, a New York City Councilman and activists from the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party and other organizations rallied at a Methodist church in Harlem in an effort to foster what they called “a united front of African people across theRead More

Congo Week coming to Harlem

African, In the News, Manhattan October 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The nonprofit organization Friends of the Congo will bring the third annual Congo Week to Harlem from Oct. 16-23, in an effort to educate the public about the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country. The focus will be on “conflict minerals”– gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten–that are used to manufactureRead More

Egyptian American protesters chant for their right for absentee  voting in upcoming Egyptian elections on Sat., Oct. 8.

Egyptians demand the #right2vote

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, North African, Politics October 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Egyptian Americans demand their right to absentee vote in Egyptian elections, the first after the ouster of the Mubarak regime.

President of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Juan Cartagena (center), next to Esmeralda Simmons, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (left), and Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), during the press conference in which they presented the "Unity Map" for redrawing districts.

Battle to re-draw districts

African American, East Asian, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The political battle to re-draw electoral districts for the State Assembly and State Senate began yesterday, when, for the first time in history, a coalition of Latino, Asian and African-American organizations presented a joint project called the “Unity Map.”

Monitoring marijuana arrests

African American, In the News, Opinion September 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

EDLP says state and federal governments must intervene and investigate NYPD’s aggressive stop and frisk practices that disproportionately affect Latino and African American men. It says the city must ensure that our police practices improve, and people’s rights are respected.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson and playwright Katori Hall at a press conference for “The Mountaintop.”

Black female playwrights debut Broadway work

African American, Culture September 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

There’s big news on Broadway. The new season brings with it two new plays written by black women. The first is Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” which opens October 13 at the Bernard Jacobs Theater. The story of the play goes back to April 3, 1968, the night before the assassination ofRead More

Daniel "Kuwait" Adjei (left) and Greg M. Akologo

From Morrisania to Africa, via “Kuwait”

African, Bronx, In the News September 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

For West African residents in the South Bronx, Kuwait is not just a Middle Eastern country. “Kuwait” is a Ghanaian immigrant whose Morrisania-based business has become the conduit back to their nations of origin.

Joy Ogwu, one of Africa's two female Permanent Representatives in the UN

African UN missions deny women equality

African, In the News, Opinion September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Despite  promises to honor African women’s equality, the continent’s male domination extends all the way to the United Nations.  In fact, the number of female Permanent Representatives from Africa has dwindled to just two in recent years. Chika Onyeani argues that this needs to change.

Firefighter Khalid Baylor honored to serve city

Firefighter Khalid Baylor honored to serve city

African American, In the News, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Khalid Baylor can fling you over his shoulder and save you from a burning building or he can save your life and cook you a mean fried chicken and collard green dinner. The Harlem chef is an eight-year vet of the FDNY who has been featured all over town inRead More

Muslim fashion hits runway

Muslim fashion hits runway

African American, Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Nailah Lymus, an African-American single Muslim mother, sees Fashion Week as an opportunity to shed new light on Islamic culture and to break stereotypes.

N.Y.U. race discrimination suit

African, In the News, Sub-Saharan African September 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

New York University has been ordered to pay $210,000 to an African immigrant who worked in Bobst Library to settle a federal lawsuit that alleges a Bobst mailroom supervisor harassed the victim, calling him “monkey” and “gorilla” and telling him, “Go back to your cage.”