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The Caribbean Women’s Health Association is one of a few organizations in East Flatbush helping women with workshops focusing on how to deal with pregnancy trauma. (Photo by Larisa Karr via Bklyner)

Addressing Infant Mortality in East Flatbush

Black, Brooklyn, Health November 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner reports on local organizations that help women cope with the loss of a child, and educate them to have healthier pregnancies.

In addition to Italian records, goods imported from Italy can be found at S.A.S. Italian Records. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reminiscing at Bensonhurst’s Last Italian Record Store

Brooklyn, Technology, Western European November 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Despite changed neighborhood demographics, S.A.S. Italian Records remains open more than 50 years after its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo via The Suffolk Times)

A Tribute to Native Culture on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American November 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm

The Southold Indian Museum on the North Fork will host Sewanhacky Tribute Weekend Nov. 10-11 to educate the public and showcase artifacts from 10,000 years worth of Native history on Long Island, reports The Suffolk Times.

Letitia "Tish" James (Photo by Lem Peterkin, via The Amsterdam News)

‘Tish’ James on Her Milestone

Elections 2018, New York November 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The Amsterdam News spoke with Letitia “Tish” James, who made history on election night.

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Latino, New York, Women November 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a recent panel that discussed the marked pay gap between Latinas and white men.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Andrew Gounardes at a rally. (Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Cuomo, via Documented)

Will NYS Turn to Immigration Issues?

Elections 2018, Immigration, New York November 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

With Democrats leading the NYS Senate for only the third time in 50 years, there’s an opportunity for long-blocked immigration legislation to be taken up, reports Documented.

Makki Masjid (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Turmoil at a ‘Little Pakistan’ Mosque?

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian November 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers the tensions brewing at the Makki Masjid in Brooklyn.

Left to right: Rachel Kuo, Senti Sojwal, Julie Ae Kim and Tiffany Tso (Photo by Marion Aguas)

The Asian American Feminist Collective on Resistance

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The Asian American Feminist Collective in Brooklyn strives to ensure that Asian-American communities are represented in political resistance movements, reports BK Reader.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

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.

Registering voters (Photo by Tatyana Bellamy-Walker via Amsterdam News)

Raising Voter Turnout in East Flatbush

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics November 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Volunteers at the nonprofit East Flatbush Village have organized pop-up voter registration drives in the Brooklyn neighborhood to improve voter turnout and clear up voting confusion, reports Amsterdam News.

Widad Hassan, a Yemeni-American activist, in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nigro via Law at the Margins)

Yemeni Immigrant Activists ‘Changing a Mindset’

Middle Eastern, New York November 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Law at the Margins reports on activism within the Yemeni community.

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

City Council member Alicka Amprey-Samuel addresses the Oct. 30 Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum. (Photo by Jaymi Perkins via Kings County Politics)

‘Sustaining Our Ground’: Community Empowerment in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Housing November 2, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Kings County Politics covered the Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum this week held following numerous reports of city seizures of Black-owned properties.