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Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, in Flushing Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NYC Seeks to Further Boost Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Black, Business, Latino, New York October 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

As New York has reached a record 6,000 women and minority-owned businesses, the city seeks to increase this number to 9,000 with $20 billion in investments and community events like one in Flushing last week, Queens Latino reports.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Tanda Francis and her sculpture Adorn Me, on view at Fort Greene Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via Bklyner)

African Head Sculptures ‘Adorn’ Brooklyn Park

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Three African heads, entitled “Adorn Me,” are now on display at the entrance of Fort Greene Park. Bklyner speaks to artist Tanda Francis.

Nova and daughter Amara Felder (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Teacher and His ‘Outside Classroom’

Black, Education, Manhattan August 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Amsterdam News profiles Nova M. Felder, a fixture on 125th Street in Harlem where he raises awareness of African-American history.

A section of Van Cortlandt Park was discovered several months ago to have been the site of unmarked graves for slaves owned by the Van Cortland family. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Uncovering an African Burial Ground in the NW Bronx

African, Bronx, History August 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm

According to Bronx historians, a part of Van Cortlandt Park once served as a slave burial ground, reports The Riverdale Press.

In Brooklyn (Photo by Bonnie Natko, Creative Commons license)

On Being a Former Black Jew

Black, Jewish, New York, Opinion August 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

In a Forward opinion piece, Black Jews share the experiences that pushed them to consider leaving Judaism or to leave the religion altogether.

Akua Joy sold her super vegan mini muffins at the inaugural Black Vegfest in Bed-Stuy on Aug. 11.

A Black Vegan Food Fest in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Food August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers Black Vegfest, the borough’s inaugural festival for Black vegetarians and vegans held this past weekend.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo in front of the new mural in Brower Park in Crown Heights. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Unity at the ‘One Crown Heights’ Festival

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The One Crown Heights Festival marked unity between the Black and Jewish communities, reports Kings County Politics.

A student holds image of slave remains placed in a pile. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Push to Recognize an Inwood Slave Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan August 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Community leaders in Upper Manhattan are calling on the city to preserve an African burial ground in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids disproportionately affect Black women, but advocacy efforts are gaining force to address the issue.

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.