St. Rosalia Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street in Dyker Heights (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Italian Church in Brooklyn to Be Demolished?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper cover efforts by Dyker Heights residents and preservationists to save St. Rosalia Church, founded in 1902 by Italian immigrants.

Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

Robert Cornegy (Photo via City Council website)

Cornegy Questions Motives of AQE

Black, Brooklyn, Education March 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, along with a Black ministers organization, voiced his concerns about the Alliance for Quality Education, which “purports to speak on behalf of black and brown students,” writes Kings County Politics.

Sonia Sanchez, subject of Sabrina Scott Gordon's documentary (From Facebook page for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez)

‘Gathering at the Waters’: National Black Writers Conference

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The 14th National Black Writers Conference is being held at Medgar Evers College March 22-25, reports BK Reader.

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Latino, New York, Video, Women March 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm

BRIC TV is holding a Town Hall March 21 entitled “#MeToo is Just the Beginning.”

(Photo via Kings County Politics)

A W.E.B. DuBois High School Name Change?

African American, Brooklyn, Education March 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The NYC Department of Education has once again reconsidered its plans for W.E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

Alicka Ampry-Samuel (foreground) at a press conference at City Hall on Feb. 20, putting pressure on NYCHA to fix heat and hot water issues in public housing. (Photo from Council member Ampry-Samuel’s office via Bklyner)

Alicka Ampry-Samuel is ‘Showing Up’

Brooklyn, Government March 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner looks at what Council member Alicka Ampry-Samuel has already done in her first two months representing the 41st district, and what she hopes to do for her native Brownsville.

The panel at the M/WBE awards ceremony at the Billy Holiday Theater. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

M/WBE Panel in Brooklyn

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Latino, Women March 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Promoting M/WBEs in New York was the topic of a recent panel discussion in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

At Lalo's in Bushwick. (Photo by Jose Alvarado via Bushwick Daily)

A Look at Lalo’s, a Puerto Rican Barbershop

Brooklyn, Business, Puerto Rican March 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Bushwick Daily profiles a tiny Puerto Rican barbershop on Suydam Street.

NYC Asian American Democratic Club President Kenneth Chiu and Former Comproller John Liu. (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

Chinese Political Club Mobilizes in Brooklyn

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics March 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club pushed for greater political empowerment at a Lunar New Year celebration in Sunset Park, reports Kings County Politics.

Photo by Nina Subin

Junot Díaz on Island Memories and ‘Islandborn’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican March 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily talked with Junot Díaz about his new children’s book “Islandborn.”

From "The Guide to Getting What's Yours" by Chelsea D. Harrison (Photo by Dexter Jones, via Bklyner)

A Jewel Thief, Profiled at Weeksville

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Bklyner writes about a new show, “The Guide to Getting What’s Yours,” on at the Weeksville Heritage Center.

529 Monroe St. in Brooklyn (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

The City, a City Contractor, and an Illegally Converted SRO

Brooklyn, Housing March 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

Kings County Politics reports that the city has pulled residents out of a building illegally converted to an SRO, where a city contractor had earlier placed the homeless individuals.

Black Media: Basir Mchawi, Moderator and host of Education at the Crossroads on WBAI-FM, Nayaba Arinde, Editor, The Amsterdam News; Wuyi Jacobs of Afrobeat Radio, a public affairs and music show on WBAIFM; David Greaves, co-founder and publisher of Our Time Press and native Brooklyn filmmaker Attika J. Torrence (Photo via Our Time Press)

A Conversation on Black Media

Black, Brooklyn, Media March 7, 2018 at 11:28 am

Journalists exchanged ideas for promoting and sustaining Black media at a roundtable in Brooklyn, Our Time Press reports.

227 Abolitionist Place (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

Trying to Preserve History on Abolitionist Place

African American, Brooklyn, History March 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

One family hopes to keep part of the property at 227 Duffield St. in Brooklyn in order to preserve its history as a station on the Underground Railroad, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.