A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.
When Narvin Seemungal and his mom Suzy looked to open a roti shop in Brooklyn, little did they know they would end up taking over a restaurant run by a long-lost cousin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.
After years of pushback and court challenges, a mosque in Sheepshead Bay opened its new doors with the help of interfaith leaders and public officials, reports Sheepshead Bites.
In a City Limits video, the owners of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Bushwick, say they aim to make healthy food accessible and encourage young people of color to go into urban farming.
Ingrid Stewart used a $1,200 micro loan to start a home business as an aesthetician. She got the help through the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group (TDWIG).
As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.
Three Chinese men in Sunset Park claim they were discriminated by a gas station owner who called 911 on them, and then insulted by the responding Chinese officer, reports Sing Tao Daily. The owner and cop tell a different story.
BRIC TV takes a look at “In Our Backyard,” a documentary on the underground sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn, with director Danielle Rose and survivor Iryna.
Muslims in Kensington and Ditmas Park tell Ditmas Park Corner how they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
Brooklynite Dionne Davis started “Darker Shade of Ebony,” her natural lip care product line, with financial help and moral support from the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group.
Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.
About 20,000 people are expected in Boerum Hill on July 10 for one of the largest Bastille Day celebrations in the U.S., writes Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
A City Limits video profiles ARTs East New York, a nonprofit intent on changing perceptions of the Brooklyn neighborhood and empowering the community through art.
At the Brooklyn Women’s Chavura, women lead the prayers while the men sit cordoned off, writes The Forward.
Brooklyn Reporter and Bensonhurst Bean report that Irene Chu has been appointed the president of the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club of the 49th Assembly District, a sign of the growing political clout of the Chinese community in South Brooklyn.