Relatives of Eric Garner, who died at the hands of an NYPD officer two years ago, were joined by marchers marking his death at a rally on Staten Island on July 17.
At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.
A crowdsourced letter started by a Chinese American and addressed to Asian parents and relatives on the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racism, has been translated into numerous languages, reports Korea Daily.
Community organizers and artists have started painting “From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X,” a project dedicated to the late civil rights activists, reports Amsterdam News.
Afro-Latino Fest NYC co-organizer Amilcar Priestly and musician Maluca Mala speak to BRIC TV about Afro-Latino identity and what holding the annual festival means to the community.
State Assembly member Keith Wright speaks to Amsterdam News the day after the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel.
Afro-Latin jazz great Arturo O’Farrill visited P.S. 217 for a recital by students who study in an after-school program that’s part of his Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance’s Academy of Music. Ditmas Park Corner was there.
African fashion is featured in a Bronx Music Heritage Center exhibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The recently formed Black Immigrant Engagement Initiative aims to target the needs of what advocates say are underserved communities, reports Manhattan Times.
New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Pamela Harris, who represents Coney Island, Seagate and parts of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the New York State Assembly, talks with Brooklyn Daily Eagle about her years as a correction officer at Rikers Island and her work in getting Coney Island Generation Gap off the ground.
The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble mixed jazz with Garifuna music in their performance from a stoop in Mott Haven. The show is one of more than a dozen taking place on “rooftops, stoops and public nooks” as part of the “South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016,” reports Caribbean Life.
World Journal reporters documented the range of reactions to the sentencing of Peter Liang to probation and community service.
Around NYC on April 14, rallies and protests were held against Donald Trump, in favor of a $15 minimum wage and to urge the closing of Rikers Island. El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de Mexico USA report on the events.
Family and supporters of Akai Gurley, the unarmed Black man killed by former NYPD officer Peter Liang, have urged sentencing Judge Danny Chun to ignore Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.