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Legacy preserved: Local civic gurus voted to co-name Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street after journalist and civil-rights advocate Ida B. Wells, who lived on the block back in the 1890s.

‘Ida B. Wells Place’ in Brooklyn?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women April 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

A part of Gold Street in downtown Brooklyn could be named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the journalist and abolitionist who spent her formative years in the borough, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

Memorial service for Winnie Mandela at House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Winnie Mandela in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn April 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A memorial at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn celebrated the life of Winnie Mandela, and recalled her visit to Brooklyn, reports Amsterdam News.

Chirlane McCray (Photo via Kings Count Politics)

McCray for Public Advocate?

African American, New York, Politics April 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

Kings County Politics is reporting that Chirlane McCray is considering running for NYC public advocate, a position her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio once held.

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

Black, Demographics, Education, Housing, New York April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NYC Council member Brad Lander has co-authored a report recommending 12 steps to begin to desegregate NYC, City Limits reports.

Clifton, Staten Island (Photo by Wusel007, Creative Commons license)

End of Relief Program Devastates SI Liberians

African, Immigration, Staten Island April 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A Liberian immigrant writes in City Limits about the consequences faced by the Liberians living on Staten Island after President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Enforced Departure program.

Maya Dixon (Courtesy of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

‘Essence of Soul’: Award-Winning Art by a Young Bronx Artist

Black, Bronx, Culture, Youth April 4, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Maya Dixon, one of the gold award winners of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, talks about her art, which features scenes from the Bronx, with The Riverdale Press.

Martin Luther King delivers what would be his final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Screen shot via video of his speech)

Remembering Martin Luther King, 50 Years Later

African American, New York April 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, city officials and organizations will hold vigils and play his speeches.

Brooklyn Museum (Photo by Peter Miller/Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/Wsbmyw)

Outcry Over Brooklyn Museum’s Hire for African Art

African, Brooklyn, Culture March 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

The appointment of the Brooklyn Museum’s new consulting curator for African art, as reported by BK Reader, was not well received.

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

More Spending on TB Urged

More Spending on TB Urged

African, Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Latino, Queens March 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Tuberculosis cases in NYC rose for the first time in 15 years in 2017, prompting community groups to urge more government funding of treatment efforts.

Robert Cornegy (Photo via City Council website)

Cornegy Questions Motives of AQE

Black, Brooklyn, Education March 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, along with a Black ministers organization, voiced his concerns about the Alliance for Quality Education, which “purports to speak on behalf of black and brown students,” writes Kings County Politics.

Sonia Sanchez, subject of Sabrina Scott Gordon's documentary (From Facebook page for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez)

‘Gathering at the Waters’: National Black Writers Conference

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The 14th National Black Writers Conference is being held at Medgar Evers College March 22-25, reports BK Reader.

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Latino, New York, Video, Women March 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm

BRIC TV is holding a Town Hall March 21 entitled “#MeToo is Just the Beginning.”