(Screen shot from "Brooklyn Cafe Serves Up Help for Haiti," Nicole Ashley for new York City News Service)

Helping Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean October 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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.”

Ken Thompson at a July 9, 2015 briefing organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (Photo by Aaron J. Montes)

Remembering Ken Thompson, ‘One of Our Heroes’

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion October 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

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.

One of the murals inside the Black Lady Theatre shows an African woman as slave ships approach. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Black Lady Theatre Reopens After 18 Years

Black, Brooklyn, Culture October 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

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.

Congregation Kol Israel president Fred Polaniecki and comic artist Fabrice Sapolsky are joining forces to create the first ever Jewish Comic Con. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Synagogue to Host Jewish Comic Con

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

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.

New York City Council member Mathieu Eugene announcing #HaitiRelief efforts t City Hall on Oct. 6. (Twitter image from @CMMathieuEugene)

#HaitiRelief in the Wake of Matthew

Brooklyn, Caribbean October 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

In response to Hurricane Matthew, #HaitiRelief efforts were endorsed by numerous local politicians in New York City.

CAIPA and Maimonides Medical Center partner in new patient care setting. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Partnering to Improve Health Care Services for Asian Americans

Asian, Brooklyn, Health October 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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 Freier (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Paper)

First Hasidic Woman to Take the Bench in NYS

Brooklyn, Government, Jewish September 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Rachel “Ruchie” Freier speaks to Brooklyn Paper about being the first female Hasidic judge in New York state.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Brooklyn Reporter/Brooklyn Media Group)

Albanian Culture Celebrated at Mother Teresa Statue Unveiling

Brooklyn, Eastern European September 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

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.

Esmerelda Simmons of the Center for Law and Social Justice (Photo via BK Reader)

30 Years of Fighting for Social Justice

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police September 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

In BK Reader, Attorney Esmerelda Simmons reflects on 30 years of work at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College.

"Earth" - a  ceramic ball filled with soil from different parts of the world and covered with clay tiles (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Soil From All Over the World to Fill ‘Earth’ in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

“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.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

(Photo by Garrett Ziegler, Creative Commons license)

‘No Free Walls’ in Bushwick?

Brooklyn, Culture September 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

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.

at "After the Fête" on Sept. 15. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

A Positive Fair in the Wake of J’ouvert

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture September 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”

Robert Carroll, who is running for the assembly seat currently held by the retiring James Brennan, is among the candidates winning the endorsement from the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Robert Carroll, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Asian-American Club Endorses Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics September 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on endorsements in key local races, coming from the recently formed New York City Asian-American Democratic Club (NYCADC).

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2016, Politics September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

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.