Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

One of the historic houses at Weeksville Heritage Center. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Weeksville Raises More Than $200K

Black, Brooklyn, History May 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

BK Reader and Brooklyn Daily Eagle report on a crowdfunding effort to save the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.

Members of The Movement to Protect the People say shadows from planned developments would harm plants in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouses. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Crown Heights High-Rise Opponents Garner More Funds

Brooklyn, Real Estate April 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm

A Crown Heights group, Movement to Protect the People, has received a spike in donations since its petition against developments in Crown Heights led to a temporary restraining order on construction, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

“We don’t believe the NYPD narrative,” said Lorna Vassell. “We never did.” (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Year Later: Urging Justice for Saheed Vassell

Brooklyn, Police April 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

At a march in Crown Heights on the anniversary of the death of Saheed Vassell, his family, friends and other supporters continued their push for accountability, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Alice Mckay wearing a shirt with a photo of her 21-year-old son Kameron who was fatally shot in Brownsville almost five years ago. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Brooklyn Parents of Shooting Victims Cope Together

Brooklyn, Social Services October 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Two group therapy programs in Crown Heights provide mental health support to parents who lost their children to gun violence, reports Amsterdam News.

Artist Patricia Barthe at Banboche Mas’ fundraiser in Crown Heights on Aug. 10. (Photo by Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Caribbean Life)

Haitian Mas Band to Debut at West Indian Parade

Brooklyn August 23, 2018 at 11:57 am

Caribbean Life speaks to the co-founder of the only Haitian masquerade group to participate in this year’s West Indian Day Parade.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo in front of the new mural in Brower Park in Crown Heights. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Unity at the ‘One Crown Heights’ Festival

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The One Crown Heights Festival marked unity between the Black and Jewish communities, reports Kings County Politics.

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.