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.
New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
World Journal reporters documented the range of reactions to the sentencing of Peter Liang to probation and community service.
Family and supporters of Akai Gurley, the unarmed Black man killed by former NYPD officer Peter Liang, have urged sentencing Judge Danny Chun to ignore Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.
A “Revival Tour” to combat political rhetoric perceived as racist and xenophobic started off at Riverside Church and will make stops in 15 states.
The first “Black Girl Movement” conference will be held at Columbia University April 7-9, reports the Amsterdam News.
A forum on March 28 brought together leaders from the Asian and African American communities to discuss differences and ways toward understanding and collaboration in the wake of Peter Liang’s manslaughter conviction for the killing of Akai Gurley. Sing Tao Daily reported on the event.
A small digital revolution is brewing in the Bronx. While people of color and women are underrepresented in the tech scene at large, accelerators like MetaBronx give Latino and African-American innovators more visibility and raise capital for their ventures.
The New Brooklyn Theatre features the works of five African-American women playwrights in “The Second Century,” a series of readings running through the spring, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
The questionable sale of the historic Slave Theater in central Brooklyn has prompted City Council member Robert Cornegy to step in and try to protect the iconic building, reports Our Time Press.
The conviction of former NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of Akai Gurley brought a swift reaction from the Chinese community, as reported in separate stories in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.
A community organization in Fort Greene has been assured that its programs are safe and will continue, Our Time Press and Fort Greene Focus report.