On Dec. 14, Black Girls Code, an organization aimed at exposing young Black girls to computer science and technology, teamed up with Google to host a day-long mobile app training course.
The reopening of the Queens Museum could be a game changer.
panel discussion between two of the most famous names in global genocide history, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel
Clare Effiong knew she had to do something for Rwanda and created Esther’s Aid
Esther’s Aid began as an orphanage just north of the Rwandan capital of Kigali
Hundreds of proud Africans represented their nations during the annual African Day Parade in Harlem recently. Despite the mass shooting that took place in Nairobi just one day prior, Kenyans in New York proudly represented their country at the African Day Parade and Festival. Gambian-American youngsters introduced their group in the parade—one of the biggest of all the countries that attended.
Jean Alerte cannot sit still. Even when the summer evening air around him is serene and the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and MacDonough Street is dotted with neighbors preparing to turn in for the evening, his head is on a constant swivel.
The African Diaspora travels uptown to Harlem this Sunday afternoon for the annual African Day Parade and Festival
Despite the bloated property costs in Brooklyn’s increasingly swanky Clinton Hill that forced community karate instructor Thomas Lewis to find another building to teach lessons on Monday, Sept. 9, the studio on Fulton Street was brimming with people peering inside from the sidewalk.
Kenneth Thompson is Brooklyn’s first Black person to hold the position. By the time 99 percent of the precincts reported results during the Democratic primary Tuesday night, Thompson had earned 55 percent of the votes
Upon entering the Brooklyn Flea in the ever-popular neighborhood of Fort Greene on a Saturday afternoon, Haitian Creole may be one of the last languages expected to be heard getting thrown back and forth across tables.
A slew of activists who demonstrated at the multiple marches on Washington that took place on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 wore shirts and waved signs emblazoned with a photo of a 17-year-old boy from Miami Gardens, Fla., that has become all too painfully infamous.
Though not unaccustomed to a steady flow of visitors, the emblematic Harlem Hospital Center was especially abuzz last week. Grammy Award-winning musician and proud Harlem native Alicia Keys joined forces with the ever-charismatic Rep. Charlie Rangel and a host of others to speak at an open forum about the impact of HIV/AIDS within the Black community.
The strides and setbacks made on the path to achieve social justice in the United States cannot be measured like spaces on a board game. For every piece of legislation enforcing civil rights, there have been threats in multiple states to amend the Voting Rights Act.
Amid already-popular social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, three bold creatives from Los Angeles dare to carve out a digital space all their own and join the competitive collective.
Members and allies of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community gathered on Tuesday, Aug. 27 to honor the life of Islan Nettles, the transgender woman was brutally beaten in Harlem earlier this week.
Gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, various civil rights groups hosted a community forum in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The Internet may have afforded its users the ability to embark on visceral international adventures without having to book a plane ticket, but it has also reignited a curiosity for traveling outside national borders. As a result, studying abroad in college is slowly embedding itself in the list of typical college experiences, like joining a fraternity or sorority.
Just as African-Americans jokingly throw around the acronym CPT, or “colored people’s time,” to explain their tendency to arrive later than scheduled, continental Africans have “African time,” which carries with it a similar meaning.
In a month typically bogged down by consecutive heat waves and no national holiday to offer extra relief from work, one event spanning the month of August has served as an exclamation point on the summer season for almost four decades: Harlem Week. The 39-year-old neighborhood celebration that is at once local and international returns this summer for another series of public events ranging from fashion and health to music and sports. Harlem Week has created a name for itself as the ultimate display of pride at an historically significant site of Black culture. Lloyd Williams has served as a Harlem Week co-chair since its inaugural year in 1974. He discussed the classic and notable events that tend to attract the most attendants.
Stevie Wonder hit a note heard around the country when he announced on July 17, four days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any crime after shooting and killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, that he would boycott the state of Florida until its “Stand Your Ground” law was repealed.
Brooklyn’s Black creatives flocked to the Powerhouse Arena last Friday to don their funkiest indie threads, swirl complimentary wine and celebrate the beauty of the Afro.
In the midst of an ongoing debate about the lack of minority representation in mainstream media, a monumental appointment at a powerful film institution broadens the sliver of hope for change.
Not even the onset of a citywide heat wave was enough to prevent a well-coiffed crowd from attending the first annual Black Ivy Alumni League Fundraising Gala on July 17. Over 400 degree-holders from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Yale universities, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania gathered at the Carlton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for a swanky evening of dancing and mingling over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.