Post Tagged with: "Bedford-Stuyvesant"

(Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Supporting Black Veterans and Social Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Social Services November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Black Veterans for Social Justice in Bed-Stuy helps veterans transition back into civilian life while also focusing on social issues, reports Amsterdam News.

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe brought the beauty of their Maasai heritage to Bailey’s Café on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Ron Howard via Our Time Press)

A Kenyan Dance Troupe Performs in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture November 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

An Our Time Press story on a performance by the Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe of southern Kenya comments on the personal significance of the show for its reporter.

Herbert Sweat receiving his citation at St. Philip’s Church (Photo by Cyrille Phipps via Our Time Press)

Remembering Bed-Stuy in Stories

African American, Black, Brooklyn, History September 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Our Time Press reports on the Stuyvesant Heights Oral History Project and some of Bed-Stuy’s longtime residents who participated.

Friends of SIronka Dance Troupe have run into Homeland Security red tape threatening their October performance at the Brooklyn Museum for the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (Photo courtesy of BSMAA via Our Time Press)

Visa Woes for Bed-Stuy African Art Museum

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art describes to Our Time Press the difficulties in applying for a visa for a Kenyan dance troupe.

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Video June 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

BRIC TV covers the June 4 Isese Festival, a celebration of Yoruba and African culture that will include a procession through Bed-Stuy followed by a concert that will open the International African Arts Festival.

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Youth May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

BRIC TV visits ReConnect Café, which gives economic opportunities to young men in Bed-Stuy who have been impacted by violence or the criminal justice system.

African art and artifact collector Eric Edwards with The Dogan Woman. (Photo By Sherrie Young via Kings County Politics)

‘Brooklyn is Africa’: Artifacts on Display in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture April 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Eric Edwards of Bedford-Stuyvesant owns the largest collection of African tribal artifacts in the U.S. Eighty of his pieces are currently on display at the Cultural Museum of African Art, reports Kings County Politics.

Teachers, parents and students at the inaugural District 16 Literacy Fair. (Photo courtesy of District 16 via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Bed-Stuy, a Literacy Fair

Brooklyn, Education June 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a literacy fair was held for local students in what organizers hope will become an annual tradition, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Performers stage “Sleep Over Stories” on Feb. 28, the first in the “Second Century” spring reading series organized by New Brooklyn Theatre. (Photo by David Willems via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Readings Spotlight African-American Women Playwrights

African American, Brooklyn, Culture March 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

The New Brooklyn Theatre features the works of five African-American women playwrights in “The Second Century,” a series of readings running through the spring, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.

Class of 2016 graduate Langston Rowlings with his family. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat

What Next for the ‘Pride and Joy’ of Bed-Stuy?

Brooklyn, Education June 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Boys and Girls High School faces an uncertain future, reports Chalkbeat.

In Clinton Hill (Photo by Michael July via Brooklyn Daily)

In Praise of Natural Hair

Black, Brooklyn June 30, 2015 at 2:15 pm

The “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair” exhibit at House of Art Gallery in Bedford-Stuyvesant displays Michael July’s photos of afros, dreadlocks and other natural Black hairstyles, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Black, Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Video February 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

The Feb. 25 episode of “Independent Sources” is dedicated to Bedford Stuyvesant, which reported the largest percentage increase of whites in the city between 2000 and 2010. What is driving the arrival of the newcomers? How are the changes affecting longtime Black residents?

"SuperFrench" at the Georges-André Café in Brooklyn. (Photo via French Morning)

In Bed-Stuy, ‘SuperFrench’ Runs the Show

Brooklyn, Food February 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

There are many coffee houses in Brooklyn like Bed-Stuy’s Georges-André, but this one is run with an iron fist by ‘SuperFrench,’ French Morning reports.

Musicians and cast members of “Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification" (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

‘A Funky Meditation on Gentrification’

Black, Business, Housing January 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

“Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification” by Bedford–Stuyvesant performance artist Aisha Cousins tells a story of gentrification with the help of African folk tales and funk music, reports The Brooklyn Paper.