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.
A Chinese community leader has donated much of his collection of historical photos and documents, which include a letter from one of the first human rights activists of Chinese descent, to sites in Manhattan in an effort to encourage the public to learn about Chinese-American history, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Sheepshead Bites profiles Kenan Taskent, who as the Turkish-American clergy liaison for the 61st police precinct in Sheepshead Bay maintains relations between the police and the local Muslim community.
A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.
Latinas in Sunset Park achieve financial independence by selling secondhand goods outside the St. Jacobus Church in Brooklyn, El Diario reports.
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.
A taste of the tropics can be found at Mahalo New York Bakery on Myrtle Avenue in Queens, reports QNS.com
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.
Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.
Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.
Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour and MPower Change urge governors and others to “stand by our commitment as a nation to refugees in need.”
Musician Zenén Zeferino has written a children’s book to teach the younger generation about the musical genre of Son Jarocho. He speaks to CUNY TV’s “Nueva York.” Also featured on the episode: the role Instituto Cervantes plays in the lives of Hispanics, and Colombian immigrant writer Matilde Galeano tells her story.
Carmelyn P. Malalis, chair and commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights, addressed members of the community and ethnic media at a Q&A “Newsmakers” event on Nov. 12 organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
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.