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Brooklyn, Take Your Seat and Make Your Voices Heard

Brooklyn, Take Your Seat and Make Your Voices Heard

This year, the Brooklyn Community Foundation is making stops in 10 new neighborhoods, to identify issues and build connections and collaborations at the grassroots level.
Cover Lover Madness Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop With an All Hip-Hop Album Cover Challenge

Cover Lover Madness Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop With an All Hip-Hop Album Cover Challenge

A rowdy event where album covers face off in a bracket tournament built like March Madness.
U.S. VP Kamala Harris Offers Words of Support for Brooklyn’s Center for Black Literature

U.S. VP Kamala Harris Offers Words of Support for Brooklyn’s Center for Black Literature

In advance of this year’s National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College, hosted by The Center for Black Literature, the Center is sharing this letter of support by our very own U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris
Brooklyn Entrepreneur Ingrid Murray Receives Women-N-M.O.T.I.O.N. Empowerment Award

Brooklyn Entrepreneur Ingrid Murray Receives Women-N-M.O.T.I.O.N. Empowerment Award

This Sunday, successful Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Ingrid Murray will receive Young Gifted & Black’s Women-N-Motion Empowerment Award.

Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Crime Continues to Go Down in NYC

From serious crimes like murder and shootings to quality-of-life issues like fare evasion, enforcement is up and crime rates are lower. 
Breaking the Cycle: Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Need More Job Opportunities

Breaking the Cycle: Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Need More Job Opportunities

As a society, we have to do better at giving people the tools they need to successfully re-enter their communities.

How to Snag a NYC Apartment With Less-Than-Perfect Credit or Low Income

The use of guarantors is relatively common in the New York City rental market, as it can provide added security for the landlord and help to ensure that the rent is paid on time.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams Op-Ed: Earned Income Tax Credit-- You earned it, and NYC will help you get

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Op-Ed: Earned Income Tax Credit-- You earned it, and NYC will help you get

My mission as Mayor of New York City is to focus on the needs of working people of this city. One of the best ways we can do that is to get money back in your pocket – money you have earned, money you need to support your family.
This Woman Cleaned up the Wreckage of Her Past and Creates Space for Other Women to Exchange

This Woman Cleaned up the Wreckage of Her Past and Creates Space for Other Women to Exchange

Since being hired for a temporary position in the City's HRA agency, Sandy Bryant-Townsend has been poured into by women and pays it forward
What Financial Qualifications are Landlords in NYC Looking For?

What Financial Qualifications are Landlords in NYC Looking For?

It is paramount that you make sure that you have what it takes financially to get approved.