Search Results for "Sierra Leone Starks" : 5

Photo by Sierra Leone Starks

Young Boxer Finds Second Chance in Ring

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Sports September 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Claude Staten Jr. takes his fight from the East Flatbush streets to the Barclays Center ring.

Learning Chinese Hits Close to Home

Learning Chinese Hits Close to Home

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts February 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Love comes in more than one language for an Italian-Chinese couple who is attending the first-ever free Mandarin Chinese classes at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. The offering reflects the growing clout of the Chinese language in New York and around the world but for some, it’s simply the language of family.

Shopping Site Brings ‘Colore’ to the Mix

Shopping Site Brings ‘Colore’ to the Mix

African American, Business, Featured Posts, Latino November 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Shopping website Luxe Colore, which means “colorful luxury” in French, is approaching the retail experience in a different way – and incorporating a little color in the process. Launched a year ago by Sunny Newsome, 36, and Tanya Sotillo, 35, Luxe Colore is dedicated to promoting brands and businesses owned by people of color.

Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on "Sesame Street," was the keynote speaker at the Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Latino Writers Address Publishing Challenges

Brooklyn, Culture, Economy, Featured Posts, Latino October 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Latino writers, including actress-turned-writer Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on “Sesame Street,” talked about the many challenges they face getting their work noticed in the publishing world at the first ever Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference in Brooklyn.