A 93-year-old woman, the granddaughter of a slave, speaks to Amsterdam News about her support of the $15 minimum wage, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and more.
A legislative package was introduced to curb the nuisance abatement legislation arguing that it is unconstitutional and has targeted mostly Latino and African-American homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
In BK Reader, Attorney Esmerelda Simmons reflects on 30 years of work at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College.
The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.
Public officials and civic leaders praised Rep. Charles Rangel, now serving his final term as congressman, at a tribute event during Harlem Week, reports Amsterdam News.
The Brooklyn Paper and The Jewish Press report on Crown Heights, 25 years after the turmoil that divided Black and Orthodox Jewish neighbors.
Twenty-five years after tensions gripped Crown Heights, numerous media outlets take a look both at the events and the lessons learned, and how the neighborhood has evolved.
“Race and Revolution,” an exhibit exploring “human injustices through art,” offers the work of several artists in many media on Governors Island through Sept. 25.
The artwork of Alma Thomas, known for painting in bright colors using abstract elements and sights from nature, is featured in an exhibit at the Studio Museum in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.
Arriel Vinson, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, reflects on her eight weeks in New York as part of the Knight CUNY J Summer Internship program.
The Black Girl Movement is building on the success of its first conference this spring to work in communities across the nation to address issues specific to Black girls ages 8-18.
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.
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.
State Assembly member Keith Wright speaks to Amsterdam News the day after the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel.
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.