Brooklyn

A little boy meets his grandmother. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Brooklyn, Mexican Immigrants Reunite With Family After Years Apart

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican November 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A family reunification program brought together immigrants from the state of Puebla in Mexico with family members they had not seen in decades, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Yewande Komolafe makes a dessert of bouille (tapioca pudding) with coconut milk drizzled with Nigerian honey. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nigerian Chef Finds Her Way Back Home

African, Brooklyn, Food, Immigration November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, Brooklyn-based chef Yewande Komolafe speaks about the nearly two decades in which she reconnected with her Nigerian roots through food but could not return to her homeland.

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stacks of the first print edition of Bklyner. (Photo via Bklyner)

Bklyner – the Print Edition

Brooklyn, Media November 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The online site Bklyner comes out with its first print edition.

Alice Mckay wearing a shirt with a photo of her 21-year-old son Kameron who was fatally shot in Brownsville almost five years ago. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Brooklyn Parents of Shooting Victims Cope Together

Brooklyn, Social Services October 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Two group therapy programs in Crown Heights provide mental health support to parents who lost their children to gun violence, reports Amsterdam News.

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On the City Seizing Black-Owned Properties

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Media, Video October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Kings County Politics editor Stephen Witt speaks to BRIC TV about his publication’s series on the city taking property from Black and Latino owners in Brooklyn.

Community Leaders Condemn Attacks on Jewish Men

Community Leaders Condemn Attacks on Jewish Men

Brooklyn, Crime, Jewish October 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Recent assaults against Jewish men in Brooklyn prompted lawmakers to introduce two new hate crime bills in the City Council. The Jewish Week and BK Reader covered the attacks.

Author Ron Howell and his book on his grandfather Bertram Baker, the first Black person elected to public office in Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Remembering the ‘Boss of Black Brooklyn’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Politics October 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

A new book on Bertram L. Baker explores how the first Black lawmaker elected to office in Brooklyn brought together Caribbean immigrants and U.S.-born Black Americans, reports Caribbean Life.