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Respecting Differences in Interracial Relationships

Respecting Differences in Interracial Relationships

After a night out in Brooklyn, local writer Shenisis Kirkland is left pondering the status of interracial relationships in the U.S.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Affordable Homes for New Yorkers

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Affordable Homes for New Yorkers

NYC Mayor Eric Adams shares his thoughts on the programs his administration has created to get people out of shelters and into stable housing faster.
Op-Ed: Combating Climate Change with Equity and Justice — A Call to Action for New York

Op-Ed: Combating Climate Change with Equity and Justice — A Call to Action for New York

A robust cap-and-invest program, championed by climate justice advocates, is essential to ensuring that corporate polluters pay for climate action, not the average person, writes Rami Dinnawi, a campaign and policy manager at Brooklyn-based human rights advocacy organization El Puente.
Op-Ed: Investment in Tech Infrastructure is a Lifeline for Brooklyn’s Small Businesses

Op-Ed: Investment in Tech Infrastructure is a Lifeline for Brooklyn’s Small Businesses

Jules Block, the owner of pet grooming salon Bark Slope, shares her thoughts on the City's LinkNYC program and how it has helped her business.
Creating a Community and Nurturing Space for Writers: The Wild Seeds Retreat for Writers of Color

Creating a Community and Nurturing Space for Writers: The Wild Seeds Retreat for Writers of Color

The Wild Seeds Writers Retreat, hosted by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, provides a writing community for new and established writers of color to focus on the craft of writing — and so much more.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: How We Make New York City Safer

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: How We Make New York City Safer

Shootings are down by 27% through the first seven months of this year, Mayor Eric Adams writes.
Coming Clean, Being Clean

Coming Clean, Being Clean

Not only did the pills ameliorate physical pain, it also took away a different kind of pain, a spiritual pain. The years of feeling this non-specific kind of fear and anxiety disappeared with the opioids.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Getting Sidewalk Sheds Down

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Getting Sidewalk Sheds Down

Scaffolding blocks sunlight, keeps pedestrians away from businesses, and is a magnet for illegal activity, Mayor Eric Adams writes.
Op-Ed: Two Rising High School Students Prepare for the Challenges of Stuyvesant High School

Op-Ed: Two Rising High School Students Prepare for the Challenges of Stuyvesant High School

Two Brooklyn high school students — Jada Halsey and Mariela Garcia-Ramirez — succeeded against the odds and got into a competitive high school with the help of a free test prep program, writes local editor Diallo Hall.
Op-Ed: Achieving Our Nation — Review of 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window'

Op-Ed: Achieving Our Nation — Review of 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window'

This year, the Brooklyn Academy of Music brought Lorraine Hansberry's lesser-known masterpiece and last play "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" to the stage for its first major New York revival since its original production in 1964.