Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn"

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Voices in Focus: ConAgra Moves to Dismiss Kosher Complaint

Culture, In the News August 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We have a trio of stories for you this weekend from New York City’s ethnic and community press, including a hearing on a motion to dismiss the consumer fraud case involving hot dog maker Hebrew National, a new Korean-language school in Queens and the man who wants to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

The Brooklyn-based Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of many Nigerian Churches in New York City (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink; By Ernest Chi)

Brooklyn’s Nigerian Community Feels the Heat of War

Brooklyn, Religion, Sub-Saharan African August 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn-based immigrants from Nigeria are struggling with the negative impact of religiously motivated violence in their home country, spearheaded by the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Candidate Profiles: Two Lawyers and a Brooklyn Diva

Candidate Profiles: Two Lawyers and a Brooklyn Diva

Elections 2012, Politics August 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

In this week’s roundup of candidate profiles from the ethnic and community media, we have a charismatic Orthodox law student with lofty political ambitions; a Woodside attorney seeking to appeal to Latino and Asian voters alike; and an Indian-American lawyer who is wooing Jewish voters in his bid to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Justin Gatlin crossing the finish line. (Photo from Amsterdam News)

After His Rise and Fall, a Brooklyn Sprinter Tries Again

Brooklyn, Sports July 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Justin Gatlin ran the 100-meter dash in 9.85 seconds, winning the gold and earning himself the title of “fastest man alive.” Amsterdam News last week told the story of the Brooklyn native’s fall from grace, and his return to the Olympics.

In Williamsburg’s Orthodox Section, It’s ‘No Sleeves, No Service’

Brooklyn, Business, Religion July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

New York City customers are used to abiding by the “no shoes, no service” rules posted in many restaurants and stores. But dress codes that ban shorts, sleeveless shirts and low-cut necklines in Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish section have drawn criticism and started a debate on the limits of religious freedom, reports The Jewish Press.

Su Zhen Chen and her son Private Danny Chen. (Facebook via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: First Military Trial in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Crime, Politics July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Today’s stories include army trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the “purging” of Florida and Colorado’s voter rolls, an update on the sex abuse scandal in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and the announcement that President Barack Obama has recruited an Indian-American celebrity to help him register voters.

Justin Marrus, a Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney, has faced a storm of criticism after Facebook photos of him in blackface ans  simulating a prison rape emerged on Facebook. (Photo via Black and Brown News)

Voices in Focus: Anger at Assistant District Attorney’s Blackface Photo

Crime, Culture July 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

To finish up the week, we have a fresh batch of stories from New York’s community and ethnic press, including a reaction to the photos of an assistant district attorney in blackface makeup; an activist’s arrest in Sunset Park; a new community center offering free classes; and a poetry reading this Saturday.

Young Russian Jews from the Russian American Jewish Experience organization, join the Celebrate Israel parade. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Young Russian Jews Carve Out Their Niche

Culture, Immigration July 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

The Jewish Week explored a cultural shift among Russian-speaking American Jews. “No longer a community of mostly engineers and doctors, no longer segregated in South Brooklyn and Central Queens, no longer immigrants but acculturated, hyphenated Americans, the Russian Jews are a distinct and increasingly powerful community,” writes reporter Steve Lipman.

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Bassem Youssef performing at Galapagos in Brooklyn (Photo by Mohamed Radwan)

For Expatriate Egyptians, Some Comic Relief

Culture, Featured Posts, Politics July 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Egyptians from all over the tri-state area braved the sweltering heat last Sunday to see Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian answer to Jon Stewart, deliver his brand of political satire in Brooklyn. Hadear Kandil was there for Voices of NY to take the temperature of the crowd on the country’s new leadership.

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Brooklyn K-Pop Fan Meets Her Idols in Korea

Culture June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

As Voices has reported, a Brooklyn girl who adores the Korean pop music known as “K-pop” had her wish granted recently when she was offered a trip to Korea to meet her favorite K-pop stars from the band SHINee. She made the trip last week.

Bob Baxon, a resident of East New York, said he was stopped and frisked by the police seven times in one day. (Photo by Pearl Gabel/Brooklyn Bureau)

In East New York, ‘Fear and Anger’ over Stop-and-Frisk Tactics

Brooklyn, Crime June 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

City Limits’ package on stop-and-frisk police tactics in East New York paints a bleak picture of a Brooklyn neighborhood where the 75th Precinct’s tactics have created an atmosphere of “fear and anger.” The package includes a database, an interactive map, and a “day in the life” of police stops.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has been under fire for his handling of sex abuse allegations in his borough's Orthodox community. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

More Fallout on Sex Abuse Allegations in Brooklyn Orthodox Communities

Crime, Politics May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The latest in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish sex abuse scandal: a scuffle between supporters of an accused yeshiva teacher and his accusers; more allegations of witness intimidation; a planned panel on witness intimidation; the silence of politicians on the release of abuse suspects’ names; and new hope for a stalled bill in Albany.

Still from the video "Gentrification’s Casualties: Brooklyn Under the Radar" by Brooklyn Ink

The Human Cost of Brooklyn’s Gentrification

Brooklyn, Housing, Video May 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A video piece from Brooklyn Ink puts a human face on the cost of gentrification, profiling a tenant who says her landlord set fire to her apartment to force her family out, and another who says the unsafe conditions in her apartment have left her with serious health problems.

Parents and children at Public School 134 demonstrate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs across the city. (Photo by Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo)

With After-School Programs Facing Cuts, Working Parents Worry

Economy, Education May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

At protests and in conversations across New York City, parents and children expressed anger at proposed city cuts that would eliminate nearly 200 after-school programs — and the community and ethnic media were on hand to capture the outpouring.