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Participants in the annual Kwanzaa Crawl will visit black-owned businesses on Dec. 26, the first day of Kwanzaa, which is called Umoja, or “unity.” (Photo by Deneka Peniston via Brooklyn Paper)

Holiday Crawls from Brooklyn to the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Business, Food December 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers the Dec. 26 Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars and restaurants while Bronx Times joins a food tour of shops in the borough’s Little Italy.

(Photo courtesy Mayday Space/Facebook via BK Reader)

A Space for Resistance at ‘Mayday’

Brooklyn, Social Services December 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Mayday Space in Bushwick provides a venue for socially-conscious initiatives that serve marginalized communities, reports BK Reader.

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem shaking hands with City Councilmember Justin Brannan. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Returns to Bay Ridge for ‘Father K’

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem attended a screening in Bay Ridge of a film based on his City Council campaign and the political activism that continued in the Arab community after his loss. Brooklyn Reporter covered the event.

“There are stakeholders within this city who do not want our children in those schools,” said Mutale Nkonde, a district parent with two children, at a forum on specialized high schools. “Ultimately, these are our children who we’re sending into potentially hostile environments.” (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Specialized High School Concerns in Bed-Stuy

Black, Brooklyn, Education December 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

At a public meeting in Bedford-Stuyvesant with education department officials, parents voiced unease over the environment Black and Latino students face in specialized high schools, reports Chalkbeat.

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Media, Video December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the history and appeal of underground Caribbean radio stations in Brooklyn in this BRIC TV video.

The Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club in Bay Ridge on Dec. 9 (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

‘A Coming-Home-to-Brooklyn Scandinavian Party’

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe, Traditions December 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge kept traditions alive at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

The Stories of ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’

Brooklyn, Muslim December 10, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Brooklyn Historical Society unveiled “Muslims in Brooklyn,” an oral history project that collected the stories of 50 people through interviews, reports Bklyner.

The official movie poster for “FATHER K.” (Photo courtesy of 1001 Media via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Documentary Screening in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Palestinian Lutheran pastor Khader El-Yateem’s election loss was only the beginning for young Arab Americans in Bay Ridge. “FATHER K,” a documentary on his campaign and the aftermath, will be screened this weekend, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

At Il Centro (Photo by Vanessa Etienne via Bklyner)

‘Il Centro’ of the World in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European December 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Il Centro, described as the “first Italian-American multicultural community center in New York,” boasts a diverse and multigenerational membership base, reports Bklyner.

Chirlane McCray proudly announced statute site for Shirley Chisholm with many supporters. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Shirley Chisholm Statue to Be Erected in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, will have a monument in her honor at the entrance of Prospect Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Muslims praying. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

A ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’ Oral History Project

Brooklyn, Muslim November 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s “Muslims in Brooklyn” project, to be presented next week, features 50 diverse stories, reports Bklyner.

Justin Brannan, with fellow Council member Mark Treyger to his left, announces a bill that would provide Arabic interpretation services at polling sites. (Photo via Twitter)

Brannan Supports Arabic Interpretation Services at Poll Sites

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics November 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Council members Justin Brannan and Mark Treyger announced legislation that would provide interpreters at polling places for speakers of Arabic, reports Kings County Politics, as well as other languages among the most spoken in the city.

Empowerment at The Gentlemen’s Factory in Brooklyn

Empowerment at The Gentlemen’s Factory in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Video November 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BRIC TV visits The Gentlemen’s Factory, a “one-stop shop” for the personal and professional development of men of color.