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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.

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

Schneps Buys Noticia

Schneps Buys Noticia

Long Island, Media January 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Schneps Communications has acquired Noticia, a family-run Spanish-language newspaper serving Long Island, reports QNS.

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘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.

Jean Montrevil (Photo via The Indypendent)

Haitian Immigrant Activist Detained in Queens

Caribbean, Immigration, New York January 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

A week before ICE detained New Sanctuary Coalition executive director Ravi Ragbir, one of its co-founders, Haiti native Jean Montrevil, was taken into custody. Caribbean Life and The Indypendent cover the protest that followed.

Knight in her studio, where she’s working on a new collection. (Photo by Katie Warren via The Bridge)

A Modest Fashion Line in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Women January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The Bridge speaks to Nzinga Knight of Brooklyn whose clothing line for all women is inspired by her Muslim faith, with a contemporary touch.

Fast food workers celebrate a wage increase alongside Public Advocate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fast Food Workers Launch Support Organization

Labor, New York, Social Services January 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

More than a thousand fast food workers in New York City, many of them immigrants, joined forces in an organization that seeks to protect their rights, El Diario/La Prensa 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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda reading Los Tres Magos [The Three Wise Men]. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar via Manhattan Times)

Three Kings Day in El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions January 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Three Kings Day celebration at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in El Barrio held special meaning this year, Manhattan Times reports.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo via The Wave)

The Wave Marks 125 Years

Brooklyn, History, Media January 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm

In a story on its 125th year, The Wave describes the tragedy in 1892 that led to its inaugural issue, and a more recent disaster that caused it to stop publishing for the first time in more than a century.