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With End of Kiss FM, an Outlet for Black Voices Silenced

African American, Media May 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

When 98.7 Kiss FM went silent on April 29 after three decades on the air, the moment marked the demise of one of only two major radio stations that cater to the black community in New York, reported the Amsterdam News.

Brook Bello (Photo via Womens eNews)

To Highlight Sex Trafficking of African-Americans, Actress Tells Her Own Story

African American, Crime May 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The actress Brook Bello hopes to raise awareness of sex trafficking among African-Americans with her new documentary, which tells the story of her own childhood abuse and experience in the sex trade.

The program for Gil Noble's funeral. (via the Amsterdam News)

Remembering Gil Noble as a ‘Media Warrior’

African American, Media April 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Several publications ran moving tributes to Gil Noble, after the pioneering New York City television personality — who hosted the long-running black public affairs program “Like it Is” — passed away earlier this month.

Amsterdam News reported that many African-Americans have been treated unfairly by bankruptcy attorneys. (Photo by Justin Chan)

Study Finds That African-Americans Face Discrimination in Bankruptcy

African American, Economy April 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience racial discrimination when filing for bankruptcy, the Amsterdam News reported. A new study has found that attorneys tend to steer African-Americans toward a more expensive and complicated form of bankruptcy.

Peta Lindsay is currently the youngest candidate to run for the presidency this year. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Youth Doesn’t Deter This Presidential Candidate

African American, Politics April 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Peta Lindsay, a 27-year-old from Los Angeles, is not likely to become our next president, but she promises to bring up some issues that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are less likely to discuss during the campaign. The presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation spoke with the Amsterdam News.

Souleymane Diallo (Photo by Abulai Bah/WNYC)

West Africans Own the Air With Phone-in Radio Shows

African, Media April 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast offers a glimpse into the world of West African radio hosts who use free conference call services to broadcast their shows.

Sean Bell article in the print edition of Carib News.

Opinion: Years Later, Cops in Sean Bell Shooting Fired, But Why Now?

African American, Crime April 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

For the family of Sean Bell, the New Yorker who was shot by police officers in 2006, the story of the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s shooting death coincides with some personal news: More than five years after Bell’s shooting, the officers involved have either been fired or forced to resign. Carib News asks, “why now?”

AmsterdamNews-A conversation on 'The State of Black Theater'

Searching for an Alternative to Tyler Perry in Black Theater

African American, Culture, Metro Area April 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Black theater — both its successes and its challenges — was the topic of the day at a recent discussion at the Newark Public Library. In a discussion that included the playwright Amiri Baraka. The panelists bemoaned the current state of black theater and recalled its more glorious past.

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

African, Media March 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

When Black Star News, a small New York-based investigative site with an African perspective and a focus on Uganda, ran an editorial critical of the viral video “Kony 2012,” the website received more hits than it had ever experienced — and nearly crashed the server.

Profile: A Humble Bus Driver With Roots in Royalty

African, Transportation March 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Here in New York, James Oladipo Buremoh drives one of the Gray Line New York Sightseeing buses, but back in his native Nigeria, the bus driver comes from royalty. In this audio slide show, Buremoh explains that he’s a king of his village, where people bow down and call him “your royal highness.”

The Vulcan Society holds test prep classes for the FDNY firefighter entrance exam. (Photo by Bill More via Amsterdam News)

Test Prep for Minority FDNY Applicants Ignites Tension

African American, Labor March 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

The Vulcan Society, which helps minority candidates apply to the FDNY, faced a ruckus over the highly regarded test prep classes they hold, which are intended for minority applicants.

Breaking Bread: David Greaves, Editor of Our Time Press

Breaking Bread: David Greaves, Editor of Our Time Press

African American, Brooklyn, Media February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

We begin our “Breaking Bread” lunch interview series with David Greaves, the co-editor of Our Time Press, a Brooklyn-based African-American newspaper that he started 16 years ago.

Egyptians in New Jersey protest Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny for his actions in Tahrir Square and the timing of his concert.

Opinion: Egyptian Singer Deserved Wrath of Protesters at NJ concert

Metro Area, Middle Eastern, North African, Opinion February 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

In an impassioned editorial for Aramica, journalist Antoine Faisal condemned the Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny, who held a concert on Feb. 4 in Elizabeth, N.J., for his perceived collaboration with government forces in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution.

Maggi seasoning is the secret ingredient in dishes from around the globe.

A Maggi-cal Sauce, Beloved Around the World

African, Asian, Caribbean, Culture, Eastern European, Food, South American February 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

If there’s one food item that could knit together all the immigrant communities of New York City, it would have to be Maggi, the ubiquitous seasoning sauce that’s fundamental to cuisines around the world. Aurora Almendral, a reporting fellow with Feet in 2 Worlds, explains its appeal.

Residents packed a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on proposed new legislative district lines.

Voices in Focus: More Anger at Proposed Redistricting Lines

African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latino, New York, Politics February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The conversation on controversial proposed redistricting lines continued across New York City and its suburbs over the last few weeks, with hearings and protests by residents. Here is another sampling of coverage from the community and ethnic press.