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Shakespeare & Co. (Photo by cisc1970, Creative Commons license)

Education Group Criticizes Black History Bill

African American, Education, New York February 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

An education advocacy organization has voiced its opposition to a bill that would incorporate Black history into the city’s school curriculum but, as Kings County Politics finds, the group’s criticism goes beyond just the bill.

Photographer Zun Lee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

In the Bronx, Images of Black Fatherhood

African American, Black, Bronx, Culture February 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press visits an exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center on Black fatherhood, and speaks with photographer Zun Lee.

Calamitous state of an apartment in Columbia Street, Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

On LI, Hispanic Tenants Afraid to Denounce Bad Landlords

African American, Housing, Latino, Long Island February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

A new coalition in Hempstead seeks to defend the rights of tenants affected by bad housing conditions, but local Hispanics are afraid to speak up, Noticia Long Island reports.

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Daniel Beaty (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson via BK Reader)

Daniel Beaty Plays 43 Roles in ‘Emergency’

African American, Brooklyn, Culture February 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Actor Daniel Beaty, who plays 43 characters in his award-winning play “Emergency,” speaks to BK Reader.

Jacuqeline Woodson, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

On Being a Literary Ambassador to Children

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Youth January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson talks with Brooklyn Daily about being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

W.E.B DuBois High School at 402 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Screen shot via Google Maps)

Officials Ask for Delay on W.E.B. DuBois High School Vote

African American, Brooklyn, Education January 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Central Brooklyn officials asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to postpone a vote on closing W.E.B. DuBois High School, located in rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

January 12, 2018- Brentwood--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo swears in Errol Toulon Jr. as Suffolk County's first African-American Sheriff at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Looking on is Sheriff Toulon's wife, Christina. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via Suffolk Times)

First African-American Suffolk County Sheriff

African American, Long Island, Police January 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Suffolk County has a new sheriff who is the first African-American in the post, reports The Suffolk Times.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

African American, Manhattan, Youth January 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Antonio Javar Hairston hosts the third annual “I Am King” seminar in Harlem to educate and inspire 100 young Black men, reports Amsterdam News.

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, New York January 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and co-author asha bandele will be at BAM on Jan. 15 to discuss their new book “When They Call You a Terrorist,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

(Photo via BAM website)

MLK Events Planned for NYC

African American, History, New York January 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Community media outlets report on a number of events commemorating Martin Luther King scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15.

"PONEROS" by Doreen Garner from the exhibit "White Man on a Pedestal" works by Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner at Pioneer Works, New York, November 10 – December 17, 2017. (Photo © Dan Bradica)

‘White Man on a Pedestal’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture December 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue writes about an exhibit of works by two artists that explores “white patriarchy’s force over black female bodies.”

(Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Action on a Queens Burial Ground?

African American, History, Queens December 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Times Ledger reports on the prospects for a restoration of Old Towne Burial Ground in Flushing.

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.