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Participants at the Juneteenth seder organized by the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
(Photo by Laylah Amatullah via The Forward)

A Juneteenth Seder in Manhattan

African American, Jewish, Manhattan June 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

The Black Caucus, of the activist group Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, held a Juneteenth Seder by the East River. The Forward covered the event.

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

The five-day run of the International African Arts Festival, opening on June 30 in Fort Greene, will feature a large market with African clothing and crafts. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

African Arts Festival to Showcase History and Films

African, Brooklyn, Culture June 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The upcoming International African Arts Festival in Fort Greene will feature a documentary film festival for the first time, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Children's Aid College Prep Charter School hosts regular events for its African families, one way the Bronx school tries to make sure immigrants are welcomed and served well. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How Celebrate Africa at a Bronx School ‘Became More Than a Party’

African, Bronx, Culture, Education May 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat takes a look at how a Celebrate Africa party thrown at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School has transformed the relationship between the school and African immigrant families.

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Video May 25, 2018 at 10:58 am

A BRIC TV video features Brooklyn native Patrick Dougher who makes art out of discarded materials.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Black, Education, Latino, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new study examines why the Expanded Success Initiative did not live up to its goal of preparing Black and Latino male students for college, reports Chalkbeat.

African Students at Bronx Community College

African Students at Bronx Community College

African, Bronx, Education May 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm

“Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV” takes a look at what’s behind the 400 percent increase over the past decade in the number of African students at Bronx Community College.

Glenn Alan and Cynthia Gordy, the duo behind Instagram’s “Black Owned Brooklyn” (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tracking ‘Black-Owned Brooklyn’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Business May 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Bklyner writes about a new project, Black-Owned Brooklyn, that tracks some of the new businesses in the borough, particularly in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

‘Brothers Thrive’ to Provide Mental Health Support for Black Men

Black, Health, New York April 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

Chirlane McCray announced the start of Brothers Thrive, a program to train organizations in offering mental health support for Black men and spreading awareness of mental illness and seeking treatment, reports Manhattan Times.

Legacy preserved: Local civic gurus voted to co-name Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street after journalist and civil-rights advocate Ida B. Wells, who lived on the block back in the 1890s.

‘Ida B. Wells Place’ in Brooklyn?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women April 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

A part of Gold Street in downtown Brooklyn could be named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the journalist and abolitionist who spent her formative years in the borough, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

Memorial service for Winnie Mandela at House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Winnie Mandela in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn April 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A memorial at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn celebrated the life of Winnie Mandela, and recalled her visit to Brooklyn, reports Amsterdam News.