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A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

Régine Romain during the presentation of the short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou pilgrimage.” (Photo via Infos Time)

A Journey in Search of Vodou Roots in Africa

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Young Haitian-American filmmaker Régine Romain’s short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou Pilgrimage” got an emotional reception at a screening in Brooklyn, Infos Time reports.

Cover of Work Songs

Brooklyn School Hosts Black History Month Music Fest

Black, Brooklyn, Education February 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.

The restored mural honors African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 4, 1999. (Photo by Aracelis Batista via Bronx Times)

African Artist Restores Amadou Diallo Mural

African, Bronx, Culture February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

In time for the 18th anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s death, an emerging artist unveiled the newly restored mural of the Guinean immigrant, reports Bronx Times.

History shopping: The Black Artstory artwalk showcases art on windows of 15 shops along Myrtle Avenue for the month of February. (Photo by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership via Brooklyn Paper)

Artwalk in Brooklyn for Black History Month

Black, Brooklyn, Culture February 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The fifth annual Black Artstory event series will include performances, film screenings and other cultural activities, as well as an “artwalk” of exhibitions and murals displayed by stores in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Construction site in Manhattan (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons)

Could an Apprenticeship Bill Affect Workers of Color?

African American, Labor, Latino, New York January 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Proposed legislation would mandate apprenticeships for construction workers but one group says the requirement would reduce employment of African-American and Hispanic workers, reports Kings County Politics.

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

African American, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, Opinion, Politics, Women January 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.

An ensemble by Duro Olowu, a Nigerian-Jamaican designer based in London, featured in the exhibition (Photo via FIT)

Black Fashion Designers on Exhibit at FIT

Black, Culture, Manhattan January 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm

For the first time at The Museum at FIT, an exhibition recognizes the contributions of Black designers to the fashion industry. Downtown Express reports on the show.

Children from the District 20 pre-K hold signs quoting Dr. King at the peace march. (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

How Some Brooklynites Marked MLK Day

African American, Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth January 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Across Brooklyn, MLK Day was marked by rallies for peace and against hate.

(Photo courtesy of Bébénoir via Amsterdam News)

African Fashion Boutique Expands in Harlem

African, Business, Manhattan January 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Clothing company Bébénoir, started by a husband and wife team with African roots, has opened a second location in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (Creative Commons photo)

Honoring Martin Luther King in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Queens January 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

African, Black, Media January 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

A piece that appeared in Black Star News and Our Time Press remembers African Sun Times publisher Dr. Chika Onyeani and his many contributions to the African diaspora.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

Stars of black theater, from left, Brandon Dirden, Douglas Turner Ward, Woodie King, Jr. and Rubin Santiago-Hudson, at Theatre 80 St Marks on Nov. 16. (Photo by Amy Russo via The Villager)

Black Theater Pioneers Honored in the East Village

African American, Culture, New York December 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm

A sidewalk ceremony honored Douglas Turner Ward and Woodie King Jr. as trailblazers in the Black theatre scene, reports The Villager.