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‘Justice for Jussie’ Rally Planned for Empire Actor

‘Justice for Jussie’ Rally Planned for Empire Actor

Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL) and Queerocracy, along with many other supporting organizations, are staging a rally at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza Friday evening for Jussie Smollett, who was hospitalized following a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago ...

Holy Sh*t! Et tu Bed-Stuy?

By Kim Hill, Bed-Stuy resident “I’m gonna lay down my burdens... down by the riverside, and I ain’t gonna study war no more...” My 7-year-old son was singing this during his evening bath time. It was a song he had ...

Recapture the Fierce Urgency of Now

The uptick in hate crimes, harassment, and even outright violence against people because of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion in the wake of Tuesday’s election result is deeply troubling. In my community of Crown Heights, blocks away from my ...

Rejecting Hate in Our Community

It is important to speak out against hate wherever, whenever, however it appears in our community. That is why I join those speaking out against an event to be held at the Brooklyn Commons this evening featuring anti-Semitic so-called researcher ...