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Jacuqeline Woodson, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

On Being a Literary Ambassador to Children

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Youth January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson talks with Brooklyn Daily about being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

Artwork by Fabiola Jean-Louis (Image via BK Reader)

A Haitian Artist on ‘Rewriting History’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture January 23, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Haitian artist Fabiola Jean-Louis talks about the significance of her paper gown sculptures in BK Reader.

As part of the The Van Lier [re]Activate Fellowship the winners will earn an a studio space in a 20 foot shipping container. (Photo by Ian Lyn Photography via Caribbean Life)

A Brooklyn Fellowship to Beautify Vacant Lots

Brooklyn, Culture January 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Artists in eastern Brooklyn can apply for an ARTs East New York fellowship that awards them $16,000 and studio space in a shipping container, reports Caribbean Life.

Special Showing of a Work by Basquiat

Special Showing of a Work by Basquiat

Brooklyn, Culture January 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm

A work by Jean-Michel Basquiat will be on loan from a Japanese collector and displayed at the Brooklyn Museum during Black History Month, writes BK Reader.

Hon. Patria Frias-Colon (left) was installed by Hon. Jenny Rivera (right), of the NYS Court of Appeals, with her husband Robert Colon (center) looking on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Patria Frias-Colón, First Dominican-Born Brooklyn Judge, Sworn In

Brooklyn, Dominican, Women January 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Patria Frias-Colón was sworn in at a “Community Celebration” in Clinton Hill becoming the first Dominican-born Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

African, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts January 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At Tayme Couture in Brooklyn, Nigerian-born David Igbekele designs traditional outfits that keep his customers connected with their West African roots.

W.E.B DuBois High School at 402 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Screen shot via Google Maps)

Officials Ask for Delay on W.E.B. DuBois High School Vote

African American, Brooklyn, Education January 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Central Brooklyn officials asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to postpone a vote on closing W.E.B. DuBois High School, located in rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

This statue of J. Marion Sims, who operated on black women slaves without anesthesia, will be moving from Central Park to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery following outcry about Sims’ historical legacy. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Parks Department via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City to Relocate Statue of Controversial Doctor

Brooklyn, History January 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on the relocation to the borough of the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the only city monument to be moved.

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, New York January 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and co-author asha bandele will be at BAM on Jan. 15 to discuss their new book “When They Call You a Terrorist,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Knight in her studio, where she’s working on a new collection. (Photo by Katie Warren via The Bridge)

A Modest Fashion Line in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Women January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The Bridge speaks to Nzinga Knight of Brooklyn whose clothing line for all women is inspired by her Muslim faith, with a contemporary touch.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo via The Wave)

The Wave Marks 125 Years

Brooklyn, History, Media January 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm

In a story on its 125th year, The Wave describes the tragedy in 1892 that led to its inaugural issue, and a more recent disaster that caused it to stop publishing for the first time in more than a century.

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Brooklyn, Muslim, Religion January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Muslim beauty gurus on YouTube inspired playwright Sarah Badiyah Sakaan to produce “The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black, and the Right Way to Pray,” an interfaith play premiering Jan. 11 in Crown Heights, reports Brooklyn Paper.

The front page of Zenka Sunqu’s Fall/Winter 2017 issue. (Image courtesy of Zenka Sunqu via Brooklyn Paper)

A Brooklyn Paper Published in Indigenous Languages

Brooklyn, Latino, Media January 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Zenka Sunqu, a Williamsburg-based newspaper published in English, Spanish, Nahuatl and Quechua, gives a voice to indigenous peoples, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Congressional candidate Omar Vaid (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Omar Vaid Running for SI Congressional Seat

Omar Vaid, a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, speaks to Kings County Politics about receiving national support with the help of social media and why he wants to represent south Brooklyn and Staten Island.