Captain Tania Kinsella keeping Staten Island safe

Tania Kinsella stands out among the NYPD not only being a so-called minority in the police force but also for her achievements. In late 2016, Kinsella was promoted from lieutenant to captain on Staten Island, marking her as one of the few Black female higher-ups in the borough. “I felt great,” she said. “I worked…

Officer sodomizing victim leads to Paris protests

Weeklong protests erupted in France after a 22-year-old Black man charged that police officers beat and sodomized him during an arrest Feb 2. Simply identified as Theo, the youth worker was on his way to meet some friends when cops doing I.D. checks stopped him. According to CNN, the officers reportedly forced Theo to the…

Students rally against immigration ban

Braced against the cold of a late January night, their breath mixing with the icy air with every chant, protestors gathered at Union Square in Manhattan to rally against President Trump’s recent ban on immigrants from several countries. Decked in scarves, gloves and with signs that read “ We are Earthlings” and “ Students in…

2016 NYC Marathon: A church greeting in Harlem

Hitting the 22-mile marker next to Marcus Garvey park in Harlem, today marathon runners were greeted with cheers of “you can do it”, signs reading “22 miles and you still look sexy”, and the smells of cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. The members of 5th Ave. Church of God, located right along the route on…

PHILLY’S BLACK MUSLIMS STRUGGLE ON MANY FRONTS IN THIS ELECTION CYCLE

On any given day in Philadelphia you can see Black women in hijabs or full burqas and Black men in taqiyahs with long beards. Walking down the streets from Center City to Germantown to North Philadelphia, you see mosques opposite churches, and Black-owned Muslim bakeries, cafes and barbershops. In Philadelphia, Black Muslims are a large…