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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.

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.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Health, Women July 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

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.

Ale Murphy, an activist from the Upper West Side, holds a sign equating "Broken Windows" policing with the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes. Murphy was among the protesters outside the office of the Manhattan Institute yesterday, where some taped red hands with the names of people killed by the NYPD to the door. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Report: NYPD Continues to Discriminate Against Minorities

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino July 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

A report by the Police Reform Organizing Project denounces ongoing abusive and discriminatory practices by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Images via The Amsterdam News)

‘Blacks vs. Latinos’ Thanks to Trump?

African American, Black, Immigration, Latino, New York July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The Amsterdam News explores whether Trump policies are driving a wedge between different groups.

Leaders want more investments made on youth programs for Hispanic and African-American minors to prevent street violence. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Council Members Apologize to NYC Youths for Gang Violence

African American, Bronx, Latino, Youth July 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Claiming that the city has let down its youth in the wake of another gang murder, NYC Hispanic elected officials and community leaders call for programs to stop the violence and support youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Screen shot from Color of Change campaign urging the release of information about the killing of Saheed Vassell)

Demanding Justice for Saheed Vassell

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police June 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

His parents, and thousands who signed petitions, are demanding more information about the killing of Saheed Vassell by police in April, report Amsterdam News and Black Star News.

Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.

Participants at the Juneteenth seder organized by the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
(Photo by Laylah Amatullah via The Forward)

A Juneteenth Seder in Manhattan

African American, Jewish, Manhattan June 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

The Black Caucus, of the activist group Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, held a Juneteenth Seder by the East River. The Forward covered the event.

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Glenn Alan and Cynthia Gordy, the duo behind Instagram’s “Black Owned Brooklyn” (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tracking ‘Black-Owned Brooklyn’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Business May 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Bklyner writes about a new project, Black-Owned Brooklyn, that tracks some of the new businesses in the borough, particularly in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.

Legacy preserved: Local civic gurus voted to co-name Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street after journalist and civil-rights advocate Ida B. Wells, who lived on the block back in the 1890s.

‘Ida B. Wells Place’ in Brooklyn?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women April 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

A part of Gold Street in downtown Brooklyn could be named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the journalist and abolitionist who spent her formative years in the borough, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.