Post Tagged with: "Bedford-Stuyvesant"

Sam Adewumi, a Brooklyn Tech alumnus and Founder of Creative Acheivment Success Prep (CAS) tutors local students. (Contributed photo via Kings County Politics)

Bed-Stuy Test Prep Programs See Results

Brooklyn, Education March 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Two prep programs in Bed-Stuy, which “prove Black students can compete” when it comes to the Specialized High School Admissions Test, do more than just prepare students, writes Kings County Politics.

Couple Noel and Greeta Brown at their Bedford-Stuyvesant eatery, A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop, which was recently awarded the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics awards. (Photo from A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop via Caribbean Life)

Trinidadian Eatery in Brooklyn Receives National Award

Brooklyn, Food February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A Trinidadian eatery in Bedford-Stuyvesant that specializes in roti has received an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation, reports Caribbean Life.

“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.

City Council member Alicka Amprey-Samuel addresses the Oct. 30 Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum. (Photo by Jaymi Perkins via Kings County Politics)

‘Sustaining Our Ground’: Community Empowerment in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Housing November 2, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Kings County Politics covered the Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum this week held following numerous reports of city seizures of Black-owned properties.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Akua Joy sold her super vegan mini muffins at the inaugural Black Vegfest in Bed-Stuy on Aug. 11.

A Black Vegan Food Fest in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Food August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers Black Vegfest, the borough’s inaugural festival for Black vegetarians and vegans held this past weekend.

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.

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.

Screen shot via BRIC TV video

Alternative High Schools at Risk in Bed-Stuy?

Brooklyn, Education, Video April 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The increased classroom space in alternative high schools provides a supportive environment for at-risk youths. However, in Bed-Stuy, the space puts the schools themselves at risk, finds BRIC TV.

Mom knows best: In B. Nandi Jacob’s play “Mother-in-Law,” at the Black Lady Theatre on April 7, the title character schemes to break up her son’s upcoming marriage. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean Immigrant Comedy in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm

B. Nandi Jacob hopes her comedic play about an undocumented immigrant, opening April 7 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, draws attention to the plight of Caribbean immigrants, reports Caribbean Life.

529 Monroe St. in Brooklyn (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

The City, a City Contractor, and an Illegally Converted SRO

Brooklyn, Housing March 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

Kings County Politics reports that the city has pulled residents out of a building illegally converted to an SRO, where a city contractor had earlier placed the homeless individuals.

(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.