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Rev. Clint Padgitt (at right, wearing white alb and tippet) welcomes the Rev. Klaus Dieter Gress, the new pastor of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A New Pastor at German Church in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion May 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

In a story on the new pastor at Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at the church’s immigrant history.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo from Twitter/@bpericadams via Gotham Gazette)

Eric Adams ‘Working Towards City Hall’

Brooklyn, Politics May 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

During an appearance on Gotham Gazette’s Max & Murphy podcast, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams described his plans to run for mayor.

Glenn Alan and Cynthia Gordy, the duo behind Instagram’s “Black Owned Brooklyn” (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tracking ‘Black-Owned Brooklyn’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Business May 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Bklyner writes about a new project, Black-Owned Brooklyn, that tracks some of the new businesses in the borough, particularly in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.

Haiti’s champion: Haitian-American Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte is lauching a Little Haiti district that will include parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, and Midwood. The designation will be announced on May 18 — Haitian Flag Day. (Photo by Photo by Caroline Ourso via Brooklyn Paper)

Bichotte to Bring ‘Little Haiti’ to Flag Day

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

At this year’s Haitian Flag Day celebration in Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte will promote her campaign to designate parts of the Flatbush area as the “Little Haiti Cultural and Business District,” reports Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Celebrating Arab Heritage in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted the Arab-American Heritage Celebration as part of his “Embrace Your Hyphen” campaign, reports Bklyner.

Borough President Eric Adams, protesting on Tuesday, said the travel ban has torn families apart. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Yemeni-Owned Bodegas Closed in Hour-Long Protest

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern April 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Yemeni bodega owners closed their stores for an hour a day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Legacy preserved: Local civic gurus voted to co-name Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street after journalist and civil-rights advocate Ida B. Wells, who lived on the block back in the 1890s.

‘Ida B. Wells Place’ in Brooklyn?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women April 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

A part of Gold Street in downtown Brooklyn could be named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the journalist and abolitionist who spent her formative years in the borough, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Protesters marching across the Brooklyn Bridge on the April 20, Day of Outrage rally. Photo Credit: Margarette Tropnas, Facebook.com.

Disappointment Over Haitian March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm

The Haitian Times describes what resulted from disunity between organizers of a April 20 demonstration meant to capitalize on the anniversary of the community’s historic march in 1990.

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Video April 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A BRIC TV video follows the plight of immigrant residents of a Bushwick apartment in disrepair who come together to take their landlord to court.

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim, Creative Commons license)

Cemetery Takes in Sims, a Second Controversial Statue

Brooklyn, History April 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm

In reporting on the relocation of the statue of J. Marion Sims to Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that it is the second “disgraced statue” the cemetery has accepted in recent years.

The city's new schools chancellor Richard Carranza performing with a mariachi band in Sunset Park last night. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Mexicans Welcome Carranza in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Education, Mexican April 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The Mexican community celebrated the new chancellor of the Department of Education, Richard Carranza, at a festival held in his honor, reports Kings County Politics.

Concerns arise due to Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle renewal plan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fearing Displacement, Latinos Slam Broadway Triangle Rezoning

Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino April 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

As housing activists have temporarily forced developers to halt construction of 1,200 apartments in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, residents and activists fear that the project will worsen the displacement of Hispanic families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.