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Bushwick Daily for Sale

Bushwick Daily for Sale

Brooklyn, Media November 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Bushwick Daily, the digital site that has tracked change, art and development in Bushwick, is up for sale.

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

Period photos (Courtesy of Weeksville Heritage Center, via Bklyner)

African-American Culture, Past and Present, at Weeksville

African American, Brooklyn, History November 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Weeksville Heritage Center offers a window on African-American history in Brooklyn, as well as events related to current events, reports Bklyner.

The Bedford Armory. (Photo by Ben Foldy via Bklyner)

Resignation Over Bedford Armory

Brooklyn, Housing, New York October 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Days before plans were approved by the NYC Planning Commission, neighbors of the Bedford Armory in Crown Heights weighed in on the redevelopment project in BKLYNER.

A rendering of the Sunset Park Friendship Archway. (Image via World Journal)

Sunset Park Will Get a Chinese Archway

Brooklyn, East Asian October 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the construction of a Chinese archway in Sunset Park, the first of its kind in NYC, reports World Journal.

Destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Rockaway Youth Task Force via Amsterdam News)

Sandy, Five Years On

Brooklyn, Environment, Metro Area, Queens October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

For the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, numerous community publications marked the occasion.

This spicy tuna salad on a pretzel bread bun was too die for. (Photo provided to Kings County Politics)

First US Kosher Food Crawl Held in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish October 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The Forward and Kings County Politics cover the country’s first kosher food crawl, “A Taste of Crown Heights.”

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

#BHeard: Arab-American Teens Speak Up

#BHeard: Arab-American Teens Speak Up

Brooklyn, Media, Middle Eastern, Video October 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

BRIC TV presents a conversation between two teenage friends – the host of a radio show for young Arab women in Brooklyn and a Yemeni immigrant.

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Is the DOE ‘Watering Down’ the Medgar Evers School Program?

Brooklyn, Education October 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Brooklyn lawmakers question recent moves by the Department of Education concerning Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a successful public school with a majority Black student body, reports Kings County Politics.

Hadi Nasiri (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A ‘Safe Haven’ for an Artist from Iran

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture October 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Hadi Nasiri, the first artist in the New York City Safe Haven Prototype – an artist residency program for artists facing persecution – speaks to The Brooklyn Ink.

Asmau Ahmed, creator and founder of mobile app Plum Perfect, spoke on a panel of all-female entrepreneurs this weekend at The Other Festival in downtown Brooklyn. (Photo by Kalen Goodluck via BKLYNER)

Black Entrepreneurs Share Experiences at All-Women Festival

Brooklyn, Business October 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

At The Other Festival, Black entrepreneurs spoke of the difficulties in finding investors to fund their businesses, reports BKLYNER.

(Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

#StompTheBan: Resistance Through Dance

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern October 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Days before President Trump’s latest travel ban would have gone into effect, a protest in Brooklyn featured performances and traditional dances, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

From left to right: Host Brian Vines, Naz Ahmad (attorney at Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project, CUNY Law), Imam Khalid Latif, (chaplain of The Islamic Center at NYU), Amna Nawaz (ABC News Digital anchor and host of ABC Radio’s Uncomfortable Podcast), Zaheer Ali (oral Historian/director of Muslims in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Historical Society), and Mehdi Hasan (columnist at The Intercept). Also on the panel: Moustafa Bayoumi (author of “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror”) and Dr. Debbie Almontaser (president of Muslim Community Network)

#BHeard: Being ‘Muslim in New York’

Brooklyn, Muslim October 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

A town hall in Brooklyn brought together prominent Muslim journalists and leaders to discuss the consequences of Islamophobia on Muslim Americans, reports BKLYNER.

A ‘BK Made’ Comic Book Inspired by African Folklore

A ‘BK Made’ Comic Book Inspired by African Folklore

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Video October 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

In a “BK Made” episode from BRIC TV, Greg Anderson-Elysee speaks about his debut graphic novel inspired by West African and Caribbean folklore, and the importance of learning Black mythology.