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.
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.
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.
With African immigrants on edge, a forum in Harlem aimed to inform the community about their rights, reports AfrikanSpot.
Manhattan Times profiles the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, recently designated a National Landmark.
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.
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.
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.
From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.
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.
P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.
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.
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.
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.
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.