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Congress members Joe Crowley, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Assemblymember Walter Mosley and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Photo via Bklyner)

Fifty Years On, a Bill to Honor Shirley Chisholm

Black, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill that would award Shirley Chisholm a Congressional Gold Medal and made the announcement on the 50th anniversary of the day she became the first Black woman elected to Congress, reports Bklyner.

Speaking at the Ford Foundation panel, from left to right: Dr. Richard Dudley, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear (Screen shot of video via Colorlines)

Examining the Pain Felt By Young Men of Color

Black, Youth March 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

A forum at the Ford Foundation explored how young men of color suffer as victims of violence and crime, reports Colorlines.

Coney Island's United Community Church (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Helping Houses of Worship, Two Years Post-Sandy

Brooklyn, Environment, Religion October 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Post-Sandy recovery has eluded houses of worship, because federal dollars can’t be allocated to them. Now there’s a call to get banks to help, Brooklyn Brief reports.

(Photo by Heather Martino)

Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.

Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy (Photo by Ken Ficara)

Residents, Officials Demand End to Gun Violence in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Crime January 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

An increasing number of shootings in Bed-Stuy has residents of the central Brooklyn neighborhood in distress, reports the Amsterdam News. One person died and three, including a 2-year-old boy, were injured in three different incidents over two days.

Representative Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn will not seek a 16th term in Congress. (Photo via Our Time Press)

As a Neighborhood Changes, Will it Still Be ‘Bed-Stuy, Do or Die’?

Demographics, Politics April 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

With the retirement of Representative Edolphus Towns, one of Brooklyn’s iconic black neighborhoods — Bedford-Stuyvesant — is at a crossroads. As the area gentrifies, its residents must make a choice between two politicians who represent different aspects of Brooklyn.

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