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Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Protesting the DOE’s Medgar Evers Decision

Brooklyn, Education, Government November 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School parents and central Brooklyn officials demonstrated on the steps of the Department of Education against a decision made, they say, without involving members of the school, reports Amsterdam News.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.

The Jwan Kanj family in Bay Ridge. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Help in Resettling in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Displaced persons get help from a new special fund begun by the Arab American Family Support Center, reports Brooklyn Paper.

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.

Our Lady of Perpetual Church celebrates 125 years. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Parish Marks 125 Years

Asian, Brooklyn, Latino, Religion November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding masses and events that reflect its immigrant communities, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Supporting Black Veterans and Social Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Social Services November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Black Veterans for Social Justice in Bed-Stuy helps veterans transition back into civilian life while also focusing on social issues, reports Amsterdam News.

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.

Jayshukh and Aruna Bulsara help their son to put on his robes after he was officially sworn in, while his wife Christine DeLorenzo looked on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

First South Asian Judge for 2nd Circuit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, South Asian November 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

After being sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Brooklyn, Sanket Bulsara became the first judge of South Asian descent for the Second Circuit, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A still of Yeger making cotton candy from an anti-Yeger video. Find out more from The Forward. (Photo from WhatsApp via The Forward)

A Social Media ‘War’ in Yiddish Over Boro Park Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Jewish November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The Forward reports on the “underground Yiddish war” involving memes and “diss tracks” taking place on WhatsApp between supporters of City Council candidates Kalman Yeger and Yoni Hikind.

Candidates for the 40th District City Council seat: Brian Cunningham (left) and incumbent Mathieu Eugene (Photo via The Haitian Times)

A ‘Game Changer’ in the Flatbush Race?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The Haitian Times looks at the 40th district City Council race between Mathieu Eugene, the first Haitian elected to the Council, and challenger Brian Cunningham who has received the support of the Working Families Party.

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe brought the beauty of their Maasai heritage to Bailey’s Café on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Ron Howard via Our Time Press)

A Kenyan Dance Troupe Performs in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture November 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

An Our Time Press story on a performance by the Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe of southern Kenya comments on the personal significance of the show for its reporter.

Participating artist Jazmin Hayes in front of her work displaying cornrows. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Caribbean Life)

Art at a New Community Center

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Works by local artists are on exhibit at the new Crown Heights location of Diaspora Community Services, reports Caribbean Life.

Abdullah Kwaja, president of the Turkestanian Association speaks at the press conference (Photo by Comice Johnson via Bklyner)

Uzbek Leaders Meet with Eric Adams

Asian, Brooklyn November 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Leaders of the Uzbek community met with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in an “emergency meeting” following the truck attack in Manhattan on Tuesday, reports Bklyner.

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

Bushwick Daily for Sale

Bushwick Daily for Sale

Brooklyn, Media November 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Bushwick Daily, the digital site that has tracked change, art and development in Bushwick, is up for sale.