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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.

Period photos (Courtesy of Weeksville Heritage Center, via Bklyner)

African-American Culture, Past and Present, at Weeksville

African American, Brooklyn, History November 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Weeksville Heritage Center offers a window on African-American history in Brooklyn, as well as events related to current events, reports Bklyner.

City Council members taking a knee in front of City Hall. (Photo by Bernice Elizabeth Green via Our Time Press)

Taking a Knee on Sacred Ground

African American, New York October 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm

When the City Council took a knee in solidarity with football player Colin Kaepernick, they were doing so on sacred ground, writes Our Time Press, noting this week’s 10th anniversary of the dedication of the African Burial Ground National Monument.

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

(Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Local Vendors Featured at Whole Foods Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Whole Foods Harlem, which opened in late July, features products from Harlem entrepreneurs, Manhattan Times reports.

Herbert Sweat receiving his citation at St. Philip’s Church (Photo by Cyrille Phipps via Our Time Press)

Remembering Bed-Stuy in Stories

African American, Black, Brooklyn, History September 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Our Time Press reports on the Stuyvesant Heights Oral History Project and some of Bed-Stuy’s longtime residents who participated.