Real Estate

BAN Brings People Together to Solve Social Ills

By Akosua K. Albritton On June 5, 2017, the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) held a planning session at JACK. JACK is a small nonprofit theater located at 505½ Waverly Avenue on the southern border of Clinton Hill. This venue was the appropriate place for BAN’s meeting. JACK offers live performances and seats 50 people. The […]readmore

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Community Organizing Led by Love

By Akosua K Albritton For years, it had become known that Brooklyn Community Board 9 (CB9) meetings could become contentious. Some board members and residents were dissatisfied with how District Manager Pearl Miles carried out her responsibilities. The struggle for control of the community board and the community itself came to a boiling point when […]readmore

Education

Evaluating Teachers by Student Improvement

By Akosua K. Albritton New York City still wrestles with the questions: Is it that Latoya cannot spell? Or is it that Latoya’s mother works two jobs and isn’t going to Parents’ Night? Or is it that Mrs. Franken has not set up a print-rich environment? Or is it that Mr. Dixon, the principal, is […]readmore