A grandmother who raised her twin granddaughters in China and brought them back to the U.S. to be with their mother now plans on taking them back to China. Read the sad tale in World Journal.
The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.
The City Council Committee on Immigration is requesting more funding as it expects that the number of unaccompanied minors entering the country will increase, El Diario reports.
UpBeat NYC brings music lessons to young people in the South Bronx, where many schools have had to cut their music and arts programs, reports Mott Haven Herald.
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.
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.
Art Start’s Family Portrait Exhibit is on display at the South Street Seaport in part to change the public’s perception on homelessness, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews Haitian-born City Council member Mathieu Eugene.
The Writing on the Walls Art District in Brownsville, composed of 12 murals made by renowned and emerging street artists, is the brainchild of local artist N. Carlos Jay, who speaks to Brooklyn Based about inspiring local kids through the artwork.
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.
Access to jobs, health care and education for women are the center focus for the newly formed “Young Women’s Initiative.” The city presented the initiative to provide access to young, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, reports Women’s eNews.
At the the Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, Tovushi, in Sheepshead Bay, children learn Lezginka, a dance native to the Caucasus, reports Russkaya Reklama.
The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.
Young adults on probation helped to create a mural in Brownsville intended to boost community spirits and “flip” others’ impressions of the neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.