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Marchers gathered July 17 to mark the second anniversary of Eric Garner's death. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal)

Remembering Eric Garner, Two Years On

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Police, Staten Island July 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

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.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival

Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, New York July 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Asian, Black, Youth July 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

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.

Yuri's daughter, Audee Kochiyama, sees the draft of the mural in person for the first time. (Photo via Facebook)

A Harlem Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X

African American, East Asian, History, Manhattan July 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

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.

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video July 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

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.

Keith Wright and his family (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Before Conceding, Keith Wright Shares His Views

African American, Manhattan, Politics June 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm

State Assembly member Keith Wright speaks to Amsterdam News the day after the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel.

Students at P.S. 217 rehearsing for the spring concert. (Photo by Chris Farrell via Ditmas Park Corner)

Afro-Latin Jazz, After School, in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, Youth June 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

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.

Ghanaian artist Jojo Abot has the largest display in the exhibition which presents accessories and clothing. Her work examines issues such as poverty and cultural identity in the country. (Photo by Hayley Lind via Hunts Point Express)

Africa ‘in Fashion and Fabric’ on Display in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture May 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

African fashion is featured in a Bronx Music Heritage Center exhibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Left to right: Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition; Mouhamed Kaba, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs; Niat Amare, African Services Committee BIEI coordinator & BIA accredited representative; Gregoria Flores, Garifuna Community Leader; Amaha Kassa, African Communities Together founder & executive director; Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte; Assembly Member Michaelle Solages; Council Member Vanessa Gibson; Carl Lipscombe, policy and legal manager at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
(Photo by Erik Cuello via Manhattan Times)

An Initiative for Black Immigrant Communities

Black, Immigration, New York May 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

The recently formed Black Immigrant Engagement Initiative aims to target the needs of what advocates say are underserved communities, reports Manhattan Times.

Business owners and city representatives discuss the benefits of certify as a MWBE. (Photo via El Diario)

Certifying Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

African American, Business, Latino, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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 (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Embracing Politics on Coney Island

Black, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Government, Youth May 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

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 and organizers from Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education pose on the Alexander Ave. stoop. (Photo by Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Garifuna Music from a Stoop in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Central American, Culture May 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

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.

Protestors outside the courthouse awaiting the sentencing of Peter Liang (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Reactions to Liang Sentencing

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police April 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

World Journal reporters documented the range of reactions to the sentencing of Peter Liang to probation and community service.

A Brooklyn protestor at a $15 minimum wage/Black Lives Matter rally (Photo by Ramon Vera via El Diario)

A Day of Protests in New York

Black, Criminal Justice, Labor, Latino, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

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.

Akai Gurley (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Gurley Family Urges Judge to Jail Liang

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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.