Archive for the ‘Ethnic News’ Category

Lawyers’ Committee Honors Life and Legacy of Medgar Evers, 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Today, June 12, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who worked tirelessly to secure equal rights in the state of Mississippi. After becoming the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi, Evers organized and participated in voter-registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. Evers also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against African Americans.

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Another Story About the Ippies

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

 

Mario Scott

Mario Scott

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The Ippies – Another Story, More to Come

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Ippies Audience

Mario Scott

Mario Scott

 

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2013 Ippies for Excellence in Ethnic, Community Journalism in NYC Area

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism held the 11th awards ceremony last night, March 28.

Ippies Audience

In a glittering ceremony, the newly-minted Center for Community and Ethnic Media tonight honored members of the independent ethnic and community media. This was the 11th annual presentation of the IPPIES Awards and the second hosted by CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Several stories are in the works.

 

The Central Park 5

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

Everyone should see this Ken Burns documentary at least once on the big screen. Then a few times on the screens at home. And recommend to families and friends and neighbors.

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Former WORD Writer’s New York Times Piece

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Trial Puts Morocco’s New Charter Under Spotlight

CASABLANCA — In a packed courtroom, Mouad Belrhouat, 24, an anti-monarchist rapper who performs as El-Haqed, or The Spiteful, was convicted last Thursday of assault and sentenced to prison and a fine.

Article by Aida Alami