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Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

One of the historic houses at Weeksville Heritage Center. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Weeksville Raises More Than $200K

Black, Brooklyn, History May 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

BK Reader and Brooklyn Daily Eagle report on a crowdfunding effort to save the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.

Advocates rallied ahead of a public forum earlier this month at Queens Borough Hall to discuss segregation at the city's elite specialized high schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

New Group Wants to Keep SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the new Education Equity Campaign.

Tomashi Jackson (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via KCP)

Property Seizure Series Inspires Artwork

Black, Brooklyn, Housing April 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

A Kings County Politics investigation into the city seizing property from predominantly Black owners has inspired artist Tomashi Jackson to draw parallels between present-day central Brooklyn and Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

The tenants of 25 MacDonough St. are angered that the city has not been forthcoming about the takeover of the building and several told KCP they were never given proper notice that the city took it. (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via Kings County Politics)

City Ordered to Return Seized Properties Back to Owners

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm

The city’s seizure of six properties in central Brooklyn has been ruled unconstitutional, “restoring millions of dollars of intergenerational wealth in the Black and Latino community,” writes Kings County Politics.

Liberian market on Staten Island (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

DED for Liberians Extended One Year

African, Staten Island March 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

The Trump administration has extended the Deferred Enforced Departure protection for Liberians for another year.

A local resident asking NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer a question about HPD at the Bed-Stuy community town hall. (Photo by Susan Watts/NYC Comptroller’s office, via Kings County Politics)

Another Program Reducing Black Home Ownership?

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Housing March 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Brooklyn residents say that Black-owned properties are being seized through yet another NYC Housing Preservation Department program, reports Kings County Politics.

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Today’s Lindy Hoppers practice their moves at a school in Harlem – and on the streets of NYC.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

Ifa Bayeza, the sister of Ntozake Shange, addressing the National Black Writers Symposium (Photo by Keishel Williams via Bklyner)

An ‘Unapologetically Black’ Celebration of Black Writers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner reports on the National Black Writers Conference, held March 24 at Medgar Evers College, which honored the late Ntozake Shange.

The new building will feature church space and affordable housing. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

Historic Black Church in the Bronx Survives

Black, Bronx, History, Religion March 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

After years of financial problems, the First Union Baptist Church will keep its current building and undergo construction work “thanks to a unique settlement deal,” writes The Bronx Free Press.

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The National Black Writers Conference to be held March 23 will honor Ntozake Shange and feature playwrights and screenwriters, reports Bklyner.

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The National Black Theatre Company at 50

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

National Black Theatre Company CEO Sade Lythcott, the daughter of founder Barbara Ann Teer, speaks to BRIC TV about the Harlem institution’s continuing work in using art as activism and empowering communities.

(Photo via El Diario)

NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Enrique Arbelaez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rutgers University Program Seeks to Bolster Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Black, Business, Latino March 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Led by a Colombian immigrant and businessman, Rutgers University’s “Black and Latino Tech” program seeks to train more minority startup entrepreneurs, El Diario La Prensa reports.