Post Tagged with: "East Flatbush"

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams alongside 45th Council District candidate Monique Chandler-Waterman. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Williams Supports Activist Chandler-Waterman in Council Bid

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics April 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorsed community activist Monique Chandler-Waterman in next month’s special election for his former City Council seat, reports Kings County Politics.

Flatbush (Photo by Pamela Drew, Creative Commons license)

Campaigns Underway for Jumaane Williams’ Council Seat

Brooklyn, Politics March 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Bklyner and Kings County Politics profile the eight candidates who have announced their campaign for the City Council seat to be vacated by Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams.

The Caribbean Women’s Health Association is one of a few organizations in East Flatbush helping women with workshops focusing on how to deal with pregnancy trauma. (Photo by Larisa Karr via Bklyner)

Addressing Infant Mortality in East Flatbush

Black, Brooklyn, Health November 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner reports on local organizations that help women cope with the loss of a child, and educate them to have healthier pregnancies.

Registering voters (Photo by Tatyana Bellamy-Walker via Amsterdam News)

Raising Voter Turnout in East Flatbush

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics November 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Volunteers at the nonprofit East Flatbush Village have organized pop-up voter registration drives in the Brooklyn neighborhood to improve voter turnout and clear up voting confusion, reports Amsterdam News.

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

Co-owner of the German’s Soup in East Flatbush, Clinton Urling holds a bowl of his late father’s famous chicken soup. He says he and his older brother Hubert Urling Jr., who runs the flagship Georgetown location, make the soups following their father’s recipe. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Caribbean Life)

Offering Cow Heel Soup in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American May 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

German’s Soup, a restaurant based in Guyana, has opened its first international branch in East Flatbush with the founder’s son as the co-owner, reports Caribbean Life.

Dr. Danielle Brown reading from her book, "East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home." (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

‘East of Flatbush, North of Love’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

In “East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home,” Danielle Brown, a trained ethnomusicologist, uses music to tell her story of growing up in the West Indian neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.

At the community forum in East Flatbush, a police officer joins community resident in a discussion group. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Exploring NYPD-Community Relations

Brooklyn, Communities, Police, Queens December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Community-NYPD forums to explore stop-and-frisk and other police activities in various communities are being held by the court-mandated NYC Joint Remedial Process (JRP). Ditmas Park Corner and Times Ledger reported on two recent meetings.

Photo by Sierra Leone Starks

Young Boxer Finds Second Chance in Ring

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Sports September 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Claude Staten Jr. takes his fight from the East Flatbush streets to the Barclays Center ring.

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

Demonstrators protested against police brutality on Saturday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Photo by Kathleen Horan via WNYC)

Kimani Gray Funeral Reignites Police Brutality Protests

African American, Crime, Opinion March 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

The funeral for Kimani Gray, a teenager who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer, was followed by a demonstration in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with plenty of police present, local news outlets report.

Students from Redemption Inc., a youth organization, perform a skit about gangs and guns. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

Finding the ‘Right Things’ After Fatal Police Shooting

Brooklyn, Crime, Education March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

High schoolers in East Flatbush attended workshops on violence, sex ed, and police interaction, in a seminar which happened to fall a week after the NYPD shot and killed local teen Kimani Gray, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Kimani "Kiki" Gray, 16, of East Flatbush, was shot and killed by plainclothes NYPD officers on Saturday night. (Photo via SocialistWorker.org)

Opinion: East Flatbush Police ‘Notorious’ for ‘Abuse of Power’

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, Opinion March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Giving context to the shooting of teenager Kimani Gray last Saturday, an opinion piece in The Indypendent, and originally in SocialistWorker.org, calls the police precinct in East Flatbush one with “a long record of abuse and brutality.”