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Jewish and African-American community leaders gather at a press conference on January 8, 2002 in New York City's Crown Heights.
Nearly 17 years ago, riots and recriminations engulfed the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
The neighborhood is a mix of Caribbean-Americans, black Americans born in the States, and Orthodox Jews.
In August of 1991, a rabbi's motorcade hit a seven-year-old Guyanese boy, named Gavin Cato.
He later died from his injuries.
Some neighbors believed that a Jewish ambulance crew that arrived slightly before the city ambulance should have taken Cato to the hospital.
Within hours of the boy's death, a mob of young black men killed Yankel Rosenbaum, a young orthodox Jewish divinity student.
Stores were looted or burned; and dozens of people were injured in the subsequent days.
Flash forward to the present: In the last few weeks, a series of new incidents — though smaller — have put Crown Heights on a slow boil.
Can members of the black and Jewish communities ease the tensions?
For insight and solutions, Farai Chideya speaks with Richard Green — founder of the Crown Heights Youth Collective — and Yossi Stern, leader of the Shmira, an Orthodox Jewish street patrol.