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12th Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference to be Held in Crown Heights

This year's theme addresses rewriting the narrative and image of the Black and Latino male The CUNY Black Male Initiative 8th Annual Conference on Race, Law and Justice at York College/CUNY Photo: theforumnewsgroup.

Sukkot, Lulav and 'Those Wooden Huts' Explained

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Salsa in Downtown Bklyn in Support of Puerto Rico Relief

The Puerto Rico Relief party, a drive for much needed supplies such as diapers and batteries, will kick off with a free salsa lesson, followed by tunes from DJ John John Acevedo In support of the city's Puerto Rico Relief efforts, Downtown Brooklyn P

Healthfirst to Host Paint Party, Health and Wellness Expo in Brownsville

The annual health and wellness expo will be joined by Congresswoman Yvette D.

A Business Partnership Fit for a Goddess Blossoms in Bed Stuy

When one door shuts, another opens, as the saying goes; but two Bedford-Stuyvesant businesses have gone one up by sharing an entrance and letting the old and new come together People are sitting under a leafy peach tree, some have wine, some coffee.

Brooklyn DA Program 'Begin Again' Helps to Dismiss 645,000 Warrants in NYC

Warrants of 10 years or older which were issued for minor infractions, are being dismissed in 4 of the 5 boroughs, giving affected New Yorkers a chance for a new beginning Acting DA Eric Gonzalez during a Begin Again event.
Community Board 16 Meeting Gets Heated Over Community-Police Relations

Community Board 16 Meeting Gets Heated Over Community-Police Relations

State Senator Montgomery's warning against Proposal 1, a fed-up resident and the issue of police responsiveness made for a heated meeting.

Women Roll up Their Sleeves to Renovate Brownsville Women's Shelters

Led by Rebuilding Together NYC, volunteers from the real estate industry built a greenhouse, created chalk walls, and painted hallways and ceilings for two women's shelters Volunteers create chalk surfaces and repaint murals in the shared playground.

Brooklyn Median Income is on the Rise, but Not Spread Equally

Since 2008, Brooklyn's median income has increased by 14 percent, reaching $55,150 on average per household Brooklyn households have steadily increased their income since the recession in 2008, reported amNY .
Bklyn Anti-Gentrification Group is 'Taking it Back Before it's Gone'

Bklyn Anti-Gentrification Group is 'Taking it Back Before it's Gone'

Founded in 2013 by activist Imani Henry, Equality for Flatbush has been fighting against gentrification and police repression through numerous campaigns, rallies and marches Equality for Flatbush, a Brooklyn-based anti-gentrification group, wants to