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June Jordan (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Remembering Poet June Jordan

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History April 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Black writer June Jordan was remembered and honored during National Poetry Month, Kings County Politics reports.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

(Photo via Our Time Press)

A Storyteller in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Our Time Press profiles Cynthia Goodison Tompkins, a Brooklyn resident who after teaching for three decades, is focusing on storytelling.

Promoting Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Brooklyn

Promoting Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Video April 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

In Brooklyn, there’s a new effort at Interfaith Medical Center to get members of the community screened.

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and now its artistic director, speaks to Carol Jenkins of CUNY TV’s “Black America” about how Black dancers make their way in the world of ballet.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) (Photo by mark6mauno, Creative Commons license)

Speaking Up in Brooklyn for Rep. Waters and April Ryan

Black, Brooklyn, Women April 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Black women leaders and activists condemned the “racist and demeaning” remarks from Bill O’Reilly about Rep. Maxine Waters and Sean Spicer’s “disrespect” of journalist April Ryan, reports Amsterdam News.

African art and artifact collector Eric Edwards with The Dogan Woman. (Photo By Sherrie Young via Kings County Politics)

‘Brooklyn is Africa’: Artifacts on Display in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture April 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Eric Edwards of Bedford-Stuyvesant owns the largest collection of African tribal artifacts in the U.S. Eighty of his pieces are currently on display at the Cultural Museum of African Art, reports Kings County Politics.

City Council member Robert Cornegy (center), joined by Council member Jumaane Williams to his right and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council member Margaret Chin to his left. (Screen shot via Facebook video)

Cornegy Leads Call for Justice for Timothy Caughman

Black, Brooklyn, Crime March 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, and other officials, criticized the response on the part of the media and the city to the white supremacist killing of Timothy Caughman.

"Black America"

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.