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Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

From the Jungle to NJ: A Celebration of Amazonian Heritage

Culture, Metro Area, South American June 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Peruvian artisans, artists and entrepreneurs will display products and traditions from the Amazon basin at the 4th Amazonian Festival, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Dinagyang Festival Dancers from Iloilo City, Philippines, perform “warriors’ tribal dance.” (Photo by RJ Ensalada via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Philippine Independence Day Parade Marks 120 Years

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian June 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

After a lawsuit against the Philippine Independence Day Council was dismissed, the group held the 28th Philippine Independence Day Parade which saw a reportedly different vibe from previous years, writes Philippine Daily Mirror.

The five-day run of the International African Arts Festival, opening on June 30 in Fort Greene, will feature a large market with African clothing and crafts. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

African Arts Festival to Showcase History and Films

African, Brooklyn, Culture June 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The upcoming International African Arts Festival in Fort Greene will feature a documentary film festival for the first time, reports Brooklyn Paper.

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Video June 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at how the Nepalese, Filipino Muslims, Sikhs and Sri Lankans have settled in the NYC area and preserved their cultures while integrating into the mainstream.

The one-star flag flew proudly at the parade, which marched along Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Celebrating Boricua Pride with Focus on María Recovery Efforts

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

The 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade paid special tribute to the heroes of the island’s recovery, and railed against Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the photos in the "Soy OLA" series. (Photo by Philippe Cheng via Sag Harbor Express)

The Many Faces of Latinos on Eastern LI

Culture, Latino, Long Island June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

A portrait series of the people who make up OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island aims to show the different faces of the community – beyond what is often seen in the media, reports Sag Harbor Express.

Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.

Hotel RL in Bushwick displays the blending of art and commerce.
(Photo via BK Reader)

Do Beautiful Murals Boost Housing Prices?

Brooklyn, Culture, Housing June 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

BK Reader explores the link between wall art in Bushwick and gentrification.

People’s Theatre Project (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Preparing the ‘Next Generation of Storytellers’ in Inwood

Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

People’s Theatre Project marks 10 years of offering theater programs with a social justice angle to youths in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

Yeou-Cheng Ma took over the Children's (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Also a Music Lover: The Story of Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister

Culture, East Asian, New York, Youth May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

World Journal profiles Yeou-Cheng Ma, the sister of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The pediatrician, who is a music aficionado herself, runs the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York, a music school founded by their father.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade to Recognize María Relief Efforts

Culture, Puerto Rican, Queens May 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The fourth annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park will recognize local relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane María, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Children's Aid College Prep Charter School hosts regular events for its African families, one way the Bronx school tries to make sure immigrants are welcomed and served well. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How Celebrate Africa at a Bronx School ‘Became More Than a Party’

African, Bronx, Culture, Education May 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat takes a look at how a Celebrate Africa party thrown at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School has transformed the relationship between the school and African immigrant families.

Photographers Andrew Kung (left) and Emanuel Hahn at their Pearl River Mart exhibition, "The Mississippi Delta Chinese." (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Lives of ‘Mississippi Delta Chinese’ Documented in Photos

Culture, East Asian, History May 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm

A photo exhibition on the little-known community of Chinese in the Mississippi Delta is on display at the Pearl River Mart. The two New York-based photographers speak to World Journal.

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Video May 25, 2018 at 10:58 am

A BRIC TV video features Brooklyn native Patrick Dougher who makes art out of discarded materials.