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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.

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.

Image from Life of Pi's official website.

Breaking Down Oscar Nominations by Community

Culture, Featured Posts, History, LGBTQ, Media January 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that were particularly relevant to their readers. From “Life of Pi” to a documentary about ACT UP to criticism of slavery-themed films.

David R. Jones is President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York (via CSS)

Opinion: Selling Sugar Water To Blacks and Latinos

Health, Opinion July 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

An advertising campaign deriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the sale of supersized sugary drinks has run ads in The Amsterdam News, among other publications. Still, the paper recently ran a column supporting the large soda ban, and pointing out that beverage companies have targeted low-income black and Latino populations with their unhealthy products.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

At CUNY’s Senior Colleges, Fewer Black and Latino Students

Demographics, Education, In the News June 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

A recent study found that Black and Latino student enrollment at the City University of New York’s senior colleges is falling. As a tight job market has increased public university applications, fewer students of color are getting in.

Representative Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn will not seek a 16th term in Congress. (Photo via Our Time Press)

As a Neighborhood Changes, Will it Still Be ‘Bed-Stuy, Do or Die’?

Demographics, Politics April 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

With the retirement of Representative Edolphus Towns, one of Brooklyn’s iconic black neighborhoods — Bedford-Stuyvesant — is at a crossroads. As the area gentrifies, its residents must make a choice between two politicians who represent different aspects of Brooklyn.

AmsterdamNews-A conversation on 'The State of Black Theater'

Searching for an Alternative to Tyler Perry in Black Theater

African American, Culture, Metro Area April 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Black theater — both its successes and its challenges — was the topic of the day at a recent discussion at the Newark Public Library. In a discussion that included the playwright Amiri Baraka. The panelists bemoaned the current state of black theater and recalled its more glorious past.

The actor Gbenga Akinnagbe has been active in the movement against police stop-and-frisk practices. (Photo via The Brooklyn Rail)

Voices in Focus: Alternatives to Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, Demographics March 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The ongoing controversy over the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices came to the fore again last week after Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly challenged critics of the practice to come up with their own approaches to reducing crime. Several community and ethnic outlets sought responses to Kelly’s questions.

1% arrests from NYPD stop and frisk policy

African American, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics January 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

In New York City, elected officials and leaders of communities of color complain daily about the Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, but in London and other parts of Britain, the approach is called “stop and search.” Whatever the label, it amounts to the same thing.