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Ifa Bayeza, the sister of Ntozake Shange, addressing the National Black Writers Symposium (Photo by Keishel Williams via Bklyner)

An ‘Unapologetically Black’ Celebration of Black Writers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner reports on the National Black Writers Conference, held March 24 at Medgar Evers College, which honored the late Ntozake Shange.

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The National Black Writers Conference to be held March 23 will honor Ntozake Shange and feature playwrights and screenwriters, reports Bklyner.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (center) with Lurie Favors (right), at the New York City Black Leadership Action Coalition for Census 2020 at Medgar Evers College, as they jointly launched the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee. (Photo by Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP’s Office via BK Reader)

A Brooklyn Push to Fill Out the Census and ‘Check Black’

Black, Brooklyn, Demographics January 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Lurie Daniel-Favors, who leads the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee for the upcoming Census, speaks to BK Reader about getting as many residents as possible to fill it in, and the “Check Black” campaign started in response to a major change on the survey.

Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.

Frederick Douglass and his paternal great-great-grandson, Lloyd Weaver (Photos via BK Reader)

On the Legacy of Frederick Douglass

African American, Brooklyn, History February 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Lloyd Weaver speaks to BK Reader about his great-great-grandfather, Frederick Douglass, in a wide-ranging interview in honor of the abolitionist’s bicentennial birthday.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

From left to right: Mark Chambers, director at the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Jacques Jiha, commissioner of the Department of Finance, Gregg Bishop, commissioner of Small Business Services, Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Persaud, and moderator Brittny Saunders, deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives at the Human Rights Commission. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean City Officials on the Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Government September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

NYC officials of Afro-Caribbean descent spoke at Medgar Evers College on the challenges they faced as immigrants, as well as the importance of education and speaking out, reports Caribbean Life.

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A Storyteller in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Our Time Press profiles Cynthia Goodison Tompkins, a Brooklyn resident who after teaching for three decades, is focusing on storytelling.

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