Veteran Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell Says That It’s Not Too Late to Hold Klansmen to Account

In a conversation with NPR’s Jami Floyd celebrating Black History Month, Mitchell detailed three of the several stories he investigates in his new book. In “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era,” he investigates murders throughout the 1950s and 60s in the South. Although these cases are over 50 years old, Mitchell still finds value in digging up information that was silenced in the name of discrimination. 

Brooklyn’s Diwali Celebration Shines Light on Family Separation at the Southern Border

Following a rampant increase of children being separated from their parents at the border by the Trump administration, progressive faith organizations and the New York City Commission for Human Rights teamed up to dedicate Diwali to this cause. The theme also corresponds with an increase of Indian immigrant apprehensions over the past couple of years.  

“ZITS! SHTA! TSURIK!” Dog Owners Direct Their Pups at “Yiddish for Dogs” in Central Park

“I thought that maybe the yamaka could help her Yiddish,” Bushwick laughed. Hudson, just over 13 years old, had his Bark Mitzvah in April. “They’re like our children,” she said as her son, Aaron Klauber, nodded in agreement. Although Hudson was indeed reluctant to ZITS, he eventually complied.

As Mayor Bill de Blasio Discusses Getting Rid of Gifted and Talented Programs, New York City Residents Are Torn

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education are discussing the idea to remove Gifted and Talented programs from New York City Public Schools, per the suggestion of The School Diversity Advisory Group, commissioned by de Blasio in 2017 to fight the lack of representation across NYC. 

A Harlem Artisan at Work

Photographs shot and edited by Katie Herchenroeder Seamstress Bula Afolabi works in her studio at Harlem Artisans Market on August 21, 2019. Commuting up to three hours a day since moving to Staten Island, Afolabi has sewn, tailored, and designed clothing in Harlem for over 30 years. A 1994 Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, she shared, “I … Continue reading A Harlem Artisan at Work