Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

Frank González, with community organizer Joe Loonan. Crown Heights tenants organize to reclaim their rights. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Crown Heights Tenants Unionize to Demand Repairs

Brooklyn, Housing August 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The mostly Hispanic residents of a series of buildings in Crown Heights have created a tenants organization, an increasingly common practice for immigrants fighting owner neglect, discrimination and displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Screen shot from Color of Change campaign urging the release of information about the killing of Saheed Vassell)

Demanding Justice for Saheed Vassell

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police June 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

His parents, and thousands who signed petitions, are demanding more information about the killing of Saheed Vassell by police in April, report Amsterdam News and Black Star News.

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.

Mohammed Kamara in good spirits at his store. (Photo by Emily Rostek via BKReader)

Liberian Tries to Save His Store

African, Brooklyn, Business February 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BK Reader reports on the plight of a Liberian immigrant who is trying to save his hardware store in Crown Heights.

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.

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.

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.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

More than 100 students, parents and community members waited over an hour for Dept. of Education officials to show up and explain their decision to close W. E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

School Closing Planned in Crown Heights

Education, New York, Real Estate December 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Department of Education plans to close a school in gentrifying Crown Heights, and community members believe that development is behind the plan, reports Kings County Politics.

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.

The Bedford-Union Armory in brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Criticized in Neighborhoods of Color

Brooklyn, Housing December 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Anti-gentrification activists question the city’s decision to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a recreational center, a controversy that adds to the one created by the rezoning of East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Participating artist Jazmin Hayes in front of her work displaying cornrows. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Caribbean Life)

Art at a New Community Center

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Works by local artists are on exhibit at the new Crown Heights location of Diaspora Community Services, reports Caribbean Life.