Brooklyn

Twenty years ago today, rioting in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn shed light on state of black-Jewish relations in a city where both communities vie for influential shares of everything from political influence to real estate. A once power alliance that helped institute dramatic change during the Civil Right Era took an abrupt turn […]

NEW YORK — William Boyland Jr., a Democratic New York state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was shot at while driving his car through Brooklyn with his seven year old son, resulting in a bullet in his back window. Black News 2 reports: Boyland and his son were left unhurt, but there is still a question of […]

NEW YORK — The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, a historically Black neighborhood famously depicted in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,” is becoming more and more mixed due to a high influx of whites moving in. The white migration has made rent prices higher and forced many African Americans to move from […]

A Brooklyn teen was struck and killed by a SUV on Saturday evening after helping six other children escape the out-of-control vehicle. Kira Goddard, 13, was outside her Brownsville residence when she noticed a Range Rover approaching erratically. Goddard shepherded the other children into the building but was struck and killed before she could save herself. […]

NEW YORK — Two female African American police officers have made history by becoming the first top cops to command a city precinct. Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes and Capt. Vanessa Kight are now the top cops at Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvestant. Women comprise 17.2% of uniformed officers in the NYPD. African-Americans make up 16.5% […]

According to data from last year’s Census, the Black population in a number of Brooklyn neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Clinton Hill has decreased by one-third over the last decade. NY1 reports: The findings also reflect a trend in black migration to the suburbs. New York City’s black population declined by 2 percent. It is […]

New York Fire Department electrician, Gregory Seabrook, found a noose in his locker after suing the FDNY for racial discrimination. The New York Daily News reports: Gregory Seabrook, an FDNY communications electrician for nearly 20 years, found the noose Thursday at the FDNY facility at 87 Union St. in Brooklyn, his lawyers said yesterday. “There’s […]

Brooklyn — A brawl between what appears to be high school students and the NYPD was caught on tape and posted on YouTube. The fight appears to be at the Broadway Junction Subway stop in Brooklyn. RELATED STORIES Woman Says Cops Brutally Beat Her For Not Picking Up Dog Poop NYPD Paid $1 Billion In […]

Brooklyn — Men in Brooklyn have started a group “We Make Us Better” that is escorting people home from the train station after a bunch of recent robberies in their Bed-Stuy neighborhood. The New York Daily News reports: After a spate of recent muggings and robberies, a group of 20 Bedford-Stuyvesant men started escorting people […]

New York — Michael Brea, an actor who has appeared on the TV show “Ugly Betty” and the movie, “Step Up: 3D” was arrested for killing his mother, Yannick Brea with a freemason sword, the New York Post reports. “I heard a shriek and a woman yelling ‘help me’,” Vernal Bent said. “We called 911 […]

The New York Post is reporting that Garina Fearon, a 34-year-old Riker’s Island Correction Officer and single mom from Brooklyn, New York has won $54 million from Mega-Millions. Fearon, who spent part of her youth in a homeless shelter with no stable family, went on to endure sickening abuse from the monsters in her care. […]

I first want to say thank you to God for giving me an incredible opportunity to run as a Democrat for Congress in 2010. I am so profoundly in love with Brooklyn, New York, with the residents of Brooklyn, because I truly believe in one Brooklyn, and I believe that Brooklyn is America with its […]