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Keeping Bed-Stuy Alive …

🕔13:39, 8.Nov 2013

Allison Shillingford, Darius Clark — Macon Street Residents – win top BET Urbanworld Filmwriting Awards At BET’s recent Urbanworld Film Awards ceremony in TriBeCa, Macon Street residents Allison (Bonner )Shillingford & Darius Clark Monroe received the top writing awards in

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Less Fortunate Sandy  Victims Worried About Getting Their Share Of Federal Money

Less Fortunate Sandy Victims Worried About Getting Their Share Of Federal Money

🕔06:01, 31.Oct 2013

Coney Island NYCHA residents and Canarsie homeowners among those still suffering By Stephen Witt While Hurricane Sandy hurt everyone across the socioeconomic line, it hurt the poor a little more, according to published reports. The storm ravaged Brooklyn a year

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Barneys And Macy’s Investigated For Allegedly Treating Black Customers Like Criminals

🕔05:54, 31.Oct 2013

Erin Fuchs Businessinsider.com New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating allegations that Barneys and Macy’s detain and question customers based on their race, the New York Daily News reports. The attorney general asked Barneys and Macy’s to provide an

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Entrepreneurs Open “Brooklyn Burger & Brew”

Entrepreneurs Open “Brooklyn Burger & Brew”

🕔05:47, 31.Oct 2013

Upscale Burger Joint Caters to Families and Neighbors By Keith L. Forest It seems like every week there’s a new bar or restaurant opening in Brooklyn. As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn is outpacing Manhattan as a major

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Citywide African Burial Grounds Gain Recognition

Citywide African Burial Grounds Gain Recognition

🕔05:41, 31.Oct 2013

East New York Signs Unveiled; Harlem site plaques approved by City…and More! Can you imagine what it was like to be Black in our city before paved roads were common and ferries were the main way people crossed the river

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The Mandelas’ Wine Toast: From Their “House” To Ours

🕔15:20, 24.Oct 2013

An elegant, warm VIP reception for Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of global icon and South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, and Tukwini Mandela, his granddaughter, was hosted by Edmun Braithwaite, Joyce Turner and Michael Lambert, representing the 375-plus member Bedford-Stuyvesant

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CUNY Dismantles Community Center, Students Fight Back

CUNY Dismantles Community Center, Students Fight Back

🕔15:04, 24.Oct 2013

Shawn Carrié and Isabelle Nastasia On Sunday, October 20, at 11:00 a.m., NYPD officers and CUNY security marched into the main academic center at CUNY City College unannounced, put the campus on lockdown and seized files, documents and personal property.

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Central Brooklyn Homeowners Hope Rising Tide Of Water Rate Increases Will Recede

🕔14:45, 24.Oct 2013

City agency says no rate increase expected next year after 78% increase since 2005 By Stephen Witt After 12 years of astronomical water and sewer rate increases under the Bloomberg Administration, Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowners are holding their collective breaths wondering if

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After woman Dies In Brooklyn Holding Cell

🕔14:36, 24.Oct 2013

Witnesses say cops did nothing while woman convulsed for hours before dying By Stephen Witt The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in a Brooklyn holding cell after cops reportedly refused to help the convulsing victim despite the pleas

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Freeing Marissa Alexander

🕔14:32, 24.Oct 2013

Truthout.com Three years ago, a single warning shot sent Marissa Alexander to prison. Last month, an appeals court overturned her conviction, ruling that the jury received flawed instructions on self-defense. Supporters are calling for the prosecutor to drop all charges

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