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Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Looks to Build ‘Community of Welcome’

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

Jean P. Alexander, founder and executive director of the Caribbean American Center of New York (Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean American Center Marks 30 Years

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Social Services February 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.

Lawsuits charging police abuse have increased. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Free Workshops for Immigrants to Self-Protect Against ICE, NYPD

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Police February 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

Community groups are organizing biweekly free workshops in Sunset Park to inform immigrants about their rights and about how to deal with NYPD and ICE agents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, History, Video February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

SinoVision English Channel visits the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg for their exhibition on Chinese-American restaurants.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Re-Election Campaign Ahead for Menchaca

Brooklyn, Government February 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Kings County Politics looks at the potential competition for City Council member Carlos Menchaca, who is up for re-election this year, and those campaigning against him.

Régine Romain during the presentation of the short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou pilgrimage.” (Photo via Infos Time)

A Journey in Search of Vodou Roots in Africa

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Young Haitian-American filmmaker Régine Romain’s short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou Pilgrimage” got an emotional reception at a screening in Brooklyn, Infos Time reports.

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

City workers are having a hard time getting undocumented homeless to enter the shelter system because they’re afraid of being deported. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Undocumented Homeless in Sunset Park Avoid City Shelters

Brooklyn, Immigration February 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Fears among undocumented homeless of being deported have led to an increased number of homeless on the streets in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Cover of Work Songs

Brooklyn School Hosts Black History Month Music Fest

Black, Brooklyn, Education February 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.

Volunteer at #oneNewYork event  distributing flyers on Feb. 8 about services and legal rights available to all in the city. (Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

‘Day of Action’ for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, New York February 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.

Dressed up for the Fastelavn festival (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Paper)

Danish Mardi Gras in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European February 8, 2017 at 11:44 am

The annual Fastelavn festival will be celebrated in Bay Ridge on Feb. 11, reports Brooklyn Paper.

History shopping: The Black Artstory artwalk showcases art on windows of 15 shops along Myrtle Avenue for the month of February. (Photo by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership via Brooklyn Paper)

Artwalk in Brooklyn for Black History Month

Black, Brooklyn, Culture February 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The fifth annual Black Artstory event series will include performances, film screenings and other cultural activities, as well as an “artwalk” of exhibitions and murals displayed by stores in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Saleh Kassim at Cortelyou Smoke Shop & Deli. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Yemeni Bodega Owners in Brooklyn Speak Out

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.