Post Tagged with: "civil rights"

Folk singer and Riverdale resident Delores “Dee” Dixon (Photo by Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Civil Rights Era Folk Singer in Riverdale

Bronx, History December 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

A Museum of the City of New York exhibition on the influence of folk music during the 1950s and 1960s features musician Delores “Dee” Dixon of The New World Singers, who tells The Riverdale Press how music has served as an integral part of protest.

Cristina Jiménez (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Also Have a Dream

Food, Latino, New York, Youth January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

As the nation remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., El Diario interviews four young Latino civil rights leaders.

A giant screen displays a speaker addressing marchers at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream' speech. (Photo by Edward Kimmel via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Latinos Also Dreamed with MLK

Black, History, Latino August 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

While the 1963 March on Washington is often remembered as a rally of African American and white attendees, thousands among them were Hispanic including many Puerto Ricans from New York, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Civil rights attorneys Evelyn and Michael Warren settled their case against the city over a 2007 incident in which they say they were beaten by police officers. (Photo by Amadi Ajamu/Amsterdam News)

City Settles Police Brutality Case, Paying $360,000 to Brooklyn Couple

Crime May 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

A Brooklyn couple claimed a small victory earlier today when they settled a lawsuit claiming police brutality for $360,000, according to NY1. Amsterdam News provides some background on the case in which the couple, both noted civil rights lawyers, said they were beaten by police.

The Ecuadorian transsexual Jessica Guaman held a picture of herself during a protest against stop-and-frisk practices in October 2010.  (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Transsexuals Say They Too Are Victims of Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, LGBTQ March 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Much of the discussion of the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices have focused on young black men, who make up a high proportion of those stopped. But in a recent article El Diario focuses on another group that says they have been harassed by police — transsexuals.

“Freedom’s Sisters” honors civil rights women

“Freedom’s Sisters” honors civil rights women

African American, New York, Politics January 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

An exhibit celebrating the role of women in the civil rights movement is coming to New York City, and we’re not just talking Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott-King.

The march for voting rights continues to this day.

How new voting laws impact African Americans

African American, In the News, Politics January 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Amsterdam News is keeping an eye on new voting laws enacted across several states that require government IDs, eliminate early voting and ban registration drives and how African American voters will be impacted.