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Brooklyn NAACP, Ampry-Samuel to Hold Community Meeting in Wake of Shooting of Saheed Vassell

Saturday's meeting aims to provide space for the community to "channel their anger into building the infrastructure needed to combat the recurrence of these killings.
Local Officials Demand Answers on Fatal Shooting of Saheed Vassell

Local Officials Demand Answers on Fatal Shooting of Saheed Vassell

Local elected officials expressed their condolences and concerns; a community vigil is scheduled to be held this evening. Photo credit: Facebook On Wednesday afternoon, New York City police officers fatally shot an unarmed black man in Crown Heights.

Brooklyn DA Gonzalez Commemorates Dr. King's 'Titanic Legacy'

"Even though Dr. King's life ended April 4, 1968, his ideas and dreams live on — they are just as powerful today as they were the day he was murdered." Photo credit: blackenterprise.

Brooklyn Nonprofits Sparking Social Change Can Now Apply for 100K 'Spark Prize'

Presented by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Spark Prize recognizes organizations with a strong commitment to addressing critical challenges and opportunities in Brooklyn. Spark Prize winner 2018.
Hillel Place Plaza, a New Community Space Planned in the Heart of Flatbush

Hillel Place Plaza, a New Community Space Planned in the Heart of Flatbush

Coming September, a temporary installation of Hillel Place Plaza will serve the community as a gathering place for cultural exchange and creative programming including performances and classes.

Brooklyn Public Library Announces Plans for $135M Overhaul

The plan includes updates to the infrastructure, the creation of new public spaces and to increase publicly accessible space by 50 Percent over the next five years.

The STEM Future is Female and Diverse, Thanks to Digital Girl Inc.'s Hackathon

With the Youth Tech Challenge, Digital Girl Inc. challenges Brooklyn kids to envision the changes they would like to see in their community through technology Photo courtesy Digital Girl, Inc.

Congresswoman Clarke, FDNY Deputy Chief Boyd to be Honored for Their Pioneering Leadership

During Healthfirst's annual Women's History Celebration, Congresswoman Clarke and Deputy Chief Boyd will be recognized for their community service and their trailblazing role as women in leadership Two pioneering Brooklyn women will be among the ten

Black Law Students and Rebuilding Together NYC Light up Brownsville

Light It Up is a multi-phase initiative designed to bring better street lighting to strategically mapped 'dark zones' throughout the city - and to Brownsville.

Brownsville Nonprofits Launch 'Solar Pioneer Bootcamp' Youth Workforce Development Program

The Solar Pioneer Bootcamp initiative focused on increasing access to affordable clean energy and free home repairs, while up-skilling Brownsville youth in preparation for future employment within the solar industry.