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Brooklyn Girls 'Reclaim Their Throne' At Young Women Empowerment Conference

The Queen Geniuses Empowerment Conference provided a full day of motivational speakers, performances and workshops to foster confidence and leadership within young women Photo courtesy Office of State Senator Kevin Parker On Saturday, March 10, over

Cumbo, Mosley Host Resource Fair for Summer Internships, Jobs, Camps for Central Brooklyn Youth

The Youth Resource Fair welcomed more than 50 city agencies, nonprofit and cultural organizations to provide participants with seasonal and year-round opportunities for employment and arts programming.

Care Packages Made in East Flatbush for the Homeless in the Streets of NYC

Keshia Adams is all about care packages: To provide schools supplies and toys for kids, and toiletries, clothes and uplifting messages for NYC's homeless population Keshia Adams, founder of Lifting You for Tomorrow's Success at Palooza Kitchen, assem

Community Celebrates Dr King's Legacy with 'A Shared Dream' Tribute Concert in Bed-Stuy

"This tribute concert provides a platform for people of all ages to not only be reminded of Dr. King's life and legacy, but to encourage us all to continue to fight for what's right no matter how tough the road ahead may look," said Senator Parker.

Brooklyn Public Library to Open Teen Tech Hub

The new 14600-square feet teen tech center will offers hands-on activities for kids to develop critical digital and multi-media skills while working with state-of-the-art technology.

Just Leadership USA: Fighting the Criminal Justice System from the Inside Out

Just Leadership USA, an organization dedicated to cutting the country's prison population in half, is co-sponsoring a panel at Brooklyn Law School to discuss what closing Rikers Island would mean for Brooklyn Actor & activist, Gbenga Akinnagbe, s

ARTs East New York Launches CivLab Community Project to Transform Success Garden in East NY

CivLab is a community approach to gentrification, rezoning and city planning, aiming to reactive East New York's Success Garden by integrating the arts into civic life Photo credit: GrowNYC.

Local Nonprofit Offers Free SHSAT Prep Courses for Girls of Color

The course prepares girls of color, who are particularly underrepresented in specialized high schools, for the new SHSAT that the NYC Department of Education launched last October. Photo credit: Helicon Inc.

Bklyn Library Seeks Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights Creatives for Artist-in-Residence Program

The four- to ten-week program offers residencies to six to eight local artists from Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights and includes stipends, supplies and studio space Photo credit: Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Public Library , in partnership w

Local Tech Org Fundraises for East NY Kids to See Black Panther

"It is exciting to know that a movie like Black Panther can serve as an inspiration and a symbol of hope for my children," said Janet Huger, principal of East New York Middle School of Excellence.