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.
A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.
Across Brooklyn, MLK Day was marked by rallies for peace and against hate.
A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
A sidewalk ceremony honored Douglas Turner Ward and Woodie King Jr. as trailblazers in the Black theatre scene, reports The Villager.
A new book tells the story of the “radiant child,” the young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who died in 1988 at the age of 27. Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews the book’s author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe.
The play “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” is being revived on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the writer and folklorist’s birth, reports Manhattan Express.
Bobby Seale, co-founder and chair of the Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago, recently visited Harlem’s Schomburg Center. Amsterdam News reported on the event.
The city is holding a series of community forums where the community affected by the policing tactic will be able to voice their opinions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Chalkbeat reports on the Department of Education’s report that school suspensions have dropped nearly 16 percent – while Black students continue to account for a disproportionate share of suspensions.
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.