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On Schomburg and Poetry

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm

In an episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America,” scholar and poet Kevin Young talks about his role as the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and his works of poetry.

On the stage at Theatre 80 St. Marks, from left, Genie Otway, Karen Brown, Charles Weldon and Lorcan Otway. (Photo by Amy Russo via The Villager)

Negro Ensemble Company Heading to the East Village

Black, Culture, Manhattan March 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

In reporting on the renowned Negro Ensemble Company’s planned move to the East Village, The Villager covers a discussion between directors from NEC and Theatre 80 St. Marks, its new home.

Am I a Threat to Your Liberty Art Print by Laolu

‘I’m an Immigrant – Am I a Threat to Your Liberty?’

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration March 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Famous for his body art in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Nigerian-born artist Laolu Senbanjo’s recent piece, entitled “Am I a Threat to Your Liberty,” comes as a result of the November election, reports BKLYNER.

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

African, Immigration, Manhattan, Video March 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

With African immigrants on edge, a forum in Harlem aimed to inform the community about their rights, reports AfrikanSpot.

A current exhibit at the Schomburg (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Schomburg at 90+

African American, Black, Culture, History, Manhattan March 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Manhattan Times profiles the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, recently designated a National Landmark.

NYPD school safety car (Photo by Canadian Pacific, Creative Commons license)

Report Denounces Criminalization of Black and Latino Students

Black, Education, Latino, New York March 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

According to a report on New York City’s school safety, Black and Latino students more likely to be suspended or arrested, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pearl Necklace (Photo by Doreen Garner via BKLYNER)

African Diaspora Exhibits in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture February 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

BKLYNER gives a rundown of three exhibits – on the “medical exploitation of Black women’s bodies,” Nigerian “books of love,” and tea drinking – currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

The African Diaspora In New York Urges Solidarity

The African Diaspora In New York Urges Solidarity

African February 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

During a meeting at Fordham University, the African diaspora in New York made a call to unity, to value their heritage, and to fight together the current immigration crackdown, Infos Time reports.

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.