The Haitian diaspora in Brooklyn and elsewhere has geared up to send help home in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, but an opinion piece in The Haitian Times argues for “tough love.”
Stories in the Amsterdam News look back on the life of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, and the mother – also a pioneer in her field – from whom he inherited his integrity.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Black Lady Theatre in Crown Heights will be open for public viewing to educate visitors on what served as a crucial meeting point for the Black empowerment movement in the 1980s, reports Brooklyn Paper.
The first-ever Jewish Comic Con, which will take place at Congregation Kol Israel in Crown Heights in November, is open to all, organizers tell Brooklyn Paper.
In response to Hurricane Matthew, #HaitiRelief efforts were endorsed by numerous local politicians in New York City.
A new partnership between the Coalition of Asian-American Independent Practice Association and the Maimonides Medical Center was announced, report Kings County Politics and Brooklyn Reporter.
Rachel “Ruchie” Freier speaks to Brooklyn Paper about being the first female Hasidic judge in New York state.
A Sept. 25 ceremony in Bensonhurst to commemorate Mother Teresa reflected the diverse cultures and faiths she encountered in her lifetime, including her Albanian heritage, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily.
In BK Reader, Attorney Esmerelda Simmons reflects on 30 years of work at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College.
“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.
A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.
The documentary “No Free Wall,” takes a look at the Bushwick Collective and founder Joe Ficalora, who some consider a “harbinger of gentrification,” writes Bushwick Daily.
The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”
Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on endorsements in key local races, coming from the recently formed New York City Asian-American Democratic Club (NYCADC).
A win in the Sept. 13 primaries for Josue Pierre, the candidate running to become the 42nd Assembly male district leader, means control of the Democratic Party in Flatbush for the Haitian community, reports The Haitian Times.