Post Tagged with: "African Americans"

A participant of the African American Parade. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

African American, Environment, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm

For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Karess Taylor-Hughes and Samantha Master coax Maryland voters to support marriage equality. (Photo courtesy of The New Black)

Exploring the Black Community’s Views on Gay Marriage

African American, Featured Posts, LGBTQ February 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm

The documentary “The New Black” addresses themes of sexuality, faith and race in the marriage equality debate.

JFK: Some Claim Him, Some Shun Him

JFK: Some Claim Him, Some Shun Him

Featured Posts, History, Media November 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

President John F. Kennedy’s death was commemorated in the community and ethnic press in unique ways.

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Bill Thompson (left) and Bill de Blasio at Sept. 3, 2013, mayoral debate. (Screen shot from debate video)

Opinion: Both Bills After Black Vote

African American, Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The black vote is significantly divided between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, says columnist Jonathan P. Hicks in the Amsterdam News. But this is not deterring other contenders in the crowded primary.

No clear favorite exists in the Jewish community  when it comes to the Democratic mayoral candidates but the two Bill's are the likely frontrunners.
(Photos by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Factors Point to Lower Jewish Turnout

African American, Demographics, Elections 2013, Politics September 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

With no favored candidates or major issue tying the Jewish community together – while African Americans have signs of both – voter turnout among Jews could fall next Tuesday, reports The Jewish Week.

A giant screen displays a speaker addressing marchers at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream' speech. (Photo by Edward Kimmel via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Latinos Also Dreamed with MLK

Black, History, Latino August 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

While the 1963 March on Washington is often remembered as a rally of African American and white attendees, thousands among them were Hispanic including many Puerto Ricans from New York, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Alan Greig, Creative Commons license)

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

Cameroonian-American Linda and Delphine Vakunta share their thoughts on the importance of speaking multiple languages in one of the African Time episodes. Image from African Time video

Series Documents Life of US Africans

African, Bronx, Culture, Media August 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

An African filmmaker’s passion translates into a YouTube-episodes-turned-television-series that documents African immigrants’ American experience.

(Photo by litherland, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Ministers Leave Zimmerman’s Fate to God

Latino, Religion July 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Unlike the activism of African-American congregations, organizations that group Protestant Latino churches prefer to leave the case of George Zimmerman “in the hands of God,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

African Festival Brings ‘Justice’ to Brooklyn Park

African, African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

July descended on Fort Greene through drums beating, feet pounding, and Caribbean food wafting, courtesy of the International African Arts Festival, a four day celebration under the theme, “Ndunga,” which translate to justice, reports Amsterdam News and The Nabe.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

Anthony Weiner, new entrant into the New York City mayoral race, has promised to make the city more affordable for middle class workers.  (Photo by Azi Paybarah, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Weiner Speaks to Black Community

Former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner, disgraced in a “sexting” scandal two years ago, kicked off his campaign to become mayor of New York by promising to be an “inclusive” leader who will look out for the interests of the working poor and the middle class.

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Changing demographics in the historically-black Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn has hit the Paul Robeson Theatre, a venue that features the works of black artists, as well as other community institutions, reports The Nabe.

Jasmin K. Williams photo
launch of the Gil Noble Foundation
Lisa Noble (right) is joined by her mother, Norma Jean Noble, at the launch of the Gil Noble Foundation.

Preserving the Legacy of Gil Noble

African American, Culture, Media March 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

The late host of the black affairs TV program “Like It Is” brought African American issues to mainstream television. His family is preserving his legacy in a foundation that will focus on the “African-American experience,” reports Amsterdam News