Post Tagged with: "Fort Greene"

The five-day run of the International African Arts Festival, opening on June 30 in Fort Greene, will feature a large market with African clothing and crafts. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

African Arts Festival to Showcase History and Films

African, Brooklyn, Culture June 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The upcoming International African Arts Festival in Fort Greene will feature a documentary film festival for the first time, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Pearl Necklace (Photo by Doreen Garner via BKLYNER)

African Diaspora Exhibits in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture February 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

BKLYNER gives a rundown of three exhibits – on the “medical exploitation of Black women’s bodies,” Nigerian “books of love,” and tea drinking – currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

Lancelot Brown at his restaurant Jamaica Grill in Fort Greene. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Daily)

NYCHA Business Program Graduate Opens Brooklyn Restaurant

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Lancelot Brown, who enrolled in the Food Business Pathways Program of the New York City Housing Authority, recently opened Jamaica Grill in Fort Greene, reports Brooklyn Daily.

The cast of “Zingay”: Karen Joseph, Curtis Browne, Sharon James and Tala Albert. (Photo from Heat Wave Productions via Brooklyn Paper)

Black Magic and Caribbean Storytelling in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm

“Zingay” weaves themes of black magic, sorcery and Caribbean traditions into a one-act play to be performed Feb. 20 in Fort Greene, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Signing in at a food pantry in Fort Greene. (Photo via Brooklyn Ink)

In Brooklyn, More Diverse Customers Seek Food Assistance

Asian, Brooklyn, Communities, Food, Social Services October 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Food pantries in some Brooklyn neighborhoods report to Brooklyn Ink that they are serving a more diverse group of customers, including more Asians.

(Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Home for Protests, Politics and South African Food

African, Brooklyn, Education, Food November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Council member and museum founder Laurie Cumbo and rapper Blitz the Ambassador. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

A Masquerade Ball at MoCADA

Brooklyn, Culture May 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene held a masquerade ball to celebrate 15 years, and a new home, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Drawing by Richard Borge

‘Not Charlie’ and ‘Charlie’ – but Both Saddened

Muslim, Western European January 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

One local Muslim leader and one artist both express their sadness over the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market killings in Paris, in different ways.

Constant Bernard started the Haiti 155 nonprofit to strengthen the bond between Haiti and the U.S. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Spreading the Word on Haiti Via a Flea Market

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, In the News, Social Services September 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Constant Bernard started the Haiti 155 nonprofit to strengthen social and economic ties between Haiti and the U.S., reports Amsterdam News. On weekends, he’s actively promoting the cause – alongside the handbags and sunglasses of his stand at a Brooklyn flea market.

(Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

African Festival Brings ‘Justice’ to Brooklyn Park

African, African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

July descended on Fort Greene through drums beating, feet pounding, and Caribbean food wafting, courtesy of the International African Arts Festival, a four day celebration under the theme, “Ndunga,” which translate to justice, reports Amsterdam News and The Nabe.

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Changing demographics in the historically-black Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn has hit the Paul Robeson Theatre, a venue that features the works of black artists, as well as other community institutions, reports The Nabe.

Former site of Eva Daniels Realty (Photo by Shayna Estulin via The Brooklyn Ink)

Fort Greene’s Black Businesses, Victims of Their Own Success

African American, Brooklyn, Business August 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Changing demographics and the economic revitalization of Fort Greene’s Fulton Street have an unintended victim – the area’s black-owned businesses that once made this ‘black and brown ghetto’ a hub for art and culture, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

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