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Danes, Norwegians and Swedes at the Danish Athletic Club’s 125th

Brooklyn, History, Northern Europe September 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Danish Athletic Club celebrated its 125th year with a dinner dance, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food September 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports on a new ice creamery featuring Caribbean flavors.

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

HBCU Hub founder Nicole Barnwell (Photo via BK Reader)

NYC’s First HBCU Advocacy Group

Black, Brooklyn, Education September 11, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Brooklyn native has started NYC’s first advocacy organization for historically Black colleges and universities to spread awareness among students, reports BK Reader.

(Photo by Andrew Sundberg for Mother to Mother Brooklyn via BKLYNER)

ESL Classes for Sunset Park Moms

Brooklyn, Education, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

A nonprofit in Sunset Park offers ESL classes and more to mothers with young children, reports BKLYNER.

Connie Mallafre Melendez

Cuban-born Law Clerk Runs for Civil Court Judge Seat

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm

In an interview with Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Connie Mallafre Melendez describes how her immigrant background can be an asset on the Civil Court bench.

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club endorsed Assembly member Félix Ortiz For the 38th District City Council Democratic primary on Sept. 12. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Asian-American Club Endorses Félix Ortiz

Asian, Brooklyn, Elections 2017 September 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The Asian-American Democratic Club announced its support of Assembly member Félix Ortiz in the primary race for the 38th District City Council seat, currently held by Carlos Menchaca.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Reinstein and Kol Israel via The Forward)

A ‘Superhuman Mission’ at a Brooklyn Synagogue

Brooklyn, Jewish September 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

The first-ever Jewish Comic Con last year at Kol Israel was among Rabbi Sam Reinstein’s plans for restoring the Crown Heights synagogue to its former glory, writes The Forward.

Keelah Chung portrays “Lost Queen” designed by Drillz International. It is one of 12 sections featured in “Coming to America.” (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Getting Ready for Carnival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Caribbean Life and Brooklyn media outlets report on what to expect on Labor Day for J’Ouvert and the West Indian American Day Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Danish Athletic Club (Photo by Danielle Kogan via Brooklyn Reporter)

Danish Athletic Club Marks 125 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Food, Northern Europe August 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

During a tour of the renovated Danish Athletic Club, Brooklyn Reporter finds out how the center continues to thrive 125 years after its founding.

City Council member Jumaane Williams (Photo by William Alatriste)

Jumaane Williams – Next Council Speaker?

Black, Brooklyn, Politics August 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at Council member Jumaane Williams as he strives to become the next speaker of the City Council.

(Photo by Dante Bowen via BK Reader)

Activism at Afropunk

Black, Brooklyn, Culture August 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

A BK Reader story explains how “Afropunk has never been your typical music festival.”

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Video August 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

An Irish-Russian-Haitian singer performs, and speaks about, “rearranged” traditional Haitian songs at the BRIC TV studio.