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State Attorney General Letitia James, one of the most prominent members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, was one of the opening speakers at the church's Summit on Black involvement in the growing Cannabis Industry. (Photo by L.T. Greene via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Church Hosts Cannabis Summit for People of Color

Black, Brooklyn, Health February 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill became the first church in the country to hold a summit to empower people of color to join the marijuana industry, reports Kings County Politics.

Members from the Liberian community gathered together on Sunday in the Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, Staten Island

One Month Left for Some Liberian Immigrants

African, Immigration, Staten Island February 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Members of Staten Island’s Liberian community in the Deferred Enforced Departure program explore their options as the protected status comes to an end, reports NY City Lens.

Emmanuel Osime (Photo by Emma Vickers via NYC  Lens)

Watching Nigeria’s Elections from NYC

African, New York February 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Nigerians in NYC are watching for the winner of Saturday’s presidential elections back home, reports NY City Lens.

Rev. Kevin McCall leads M.S. 35 students along Fulton Street on their way to Restoration Plaza for a rally. (Photo by Justin Hicks via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History in NYC

African American, Black, History, New York February 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

NYC media outlets cover stories and events centered around Black History Month – from a push to add African-American history to the school curriculum to an often ignored part of LI history, and a historical rundown of fighting for civil rights in Queens.

Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford wrote and drew the comic “Nowhere Man,” and edited an anthology of work by immigrant comics creators, titled “Gwan.” (Photo by Kevin Duggan via Brooklyn Paper)

On Representation and the Black Comix Expo

Black, Brooklyn, Media February 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Brooklyn Paper speaks to Jerome Walford and BRIC TV interviews Ashley Baccus-Clark, both of whom discuss representation ahead of this weekend’s Black Comix Expo.

Members of the community and ethnic media and students from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ask questions of candidates for New York City Public Advocate during a Center for Community and Ethnic Media panel discussion moderated by Errol Louis. (Photo ©Skyler Reid/skyreid.com)

A Public Advocate Forum for Community and Ethnic Media

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics February 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Four candidates for NYC Public Advocate discussed a wide range of issues before an audience of the community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (center) with Lurie Favors (right), at the New York City Black Leadership Action Coalition for Census 2020 at Medgar Evers College, as they jointly launched the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee. (Photo by Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP’s Office via BK Reader)

A Brooklyn Push to Fill Out the Census and ‘Check Black’

Black, Brooklyn, Demographics January 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Lurie Daniel-Favors, who leads the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee for the upcoming Census, speaks to BK Reader about getting as many residents as possible to fill it in, and the “Check Black” campaign started in response to a major change on the survey.

A troupe of artists from the Urban Bush Women will examine beauty, race, and identity through the lens of hair at “Hair and Other Stories,” opening at Bric Arts Media on Jan. 31. (Photo by Hayim Heron via Brooklyn Paper)

Telling ‘Hair and Other Stories’ in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture January 23, 2019 at 5:16 pm

“Hair and Other Stories,” a theatrical performance on beauty standards in relation to race and class, premieres later this month at BRIC House, reports Brooklyn Paper.

A panorama view of the kick off of Peace Week on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Sonia Colon via Kings County Politics)

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019

African American, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York January 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Community media outlets cover events to be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Peace Week to the city’s largest public celebration, which will feature #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

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Gwen Carr on Strength and Activism

Black, New York, Police December 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks to Amsterdam News about how becoming an activist helped in the healing process.

A demonstration by the Fair Play Coalition led by Councilman Antonio Reynoso demanded equitable access to after-school sports instruction. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino and Black Students Demand Equal Access to Sports in NYC Schools

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth December 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Members of the Fair Play Coalition, who sued the DOE arguing that New York City high schools discriminate against Black and Latino students by not offering enough sports teams, rallied at City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“There are stakeholders within this city who do not want our children in those schools,” said Mutale Nkonde, a district parent with two children, at a forum on specialized high schools. “Ultimately, these are our children who we’re sending into potentially hostile environments.” (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Specialized High School Concerns in Bed-Stuy

Black, Brooklyn, Education December 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

At a public meeting in Bedford-Stuyvesant with education department officials, parents voiced unease over the environment Black and Latino students face in specialized high schools, reports Chalkbeat.

Chirlane McCray proudly announced statute site for Shirley Chisholm with many supporters. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Shirley Chisholm Statue to Be Erected in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, will have a monument in her honor at the entrance of Prospect Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.