Nigel Roberts

Nigel Roberts

Nigel Roberts is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor.

‘My Brother Was Not an Out-of-Control Individual’: Family, Brownsville Community Hold Vigil for Man Killed in Police-Involved Shooting
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‘My Brother Was Not an Out-of-Control Individual’: Family, Brownsville Community Hold Vigil for Man Killed in Police-Involved Shooting

Kwesi Ashun’s sister Ama Bartley, wearing a red coat, sheds tears as she speaks about her brother’s death. Nigel Roberts/BklynerBROWNSVILLE – Dozens of Brownsville community activists, friends and neighbors held a vigil on Monday, Oct. 28, to remember Kwesi Ashun. Police Officer Lesly Lafontant fatally shot Ashun, 33,

Black-Led Coop Wants to End Food Inequality in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights
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Black-Led Coop Wants to End Food Inequality in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights

CBFC member-leader Ashleigh Eubanks doing recruitment and outreach. Courtesy of Central Brooklyn Food CoopBEDFORD-STUYVESANT – While high-priced grocery chains and specialty food stores are popping up across Brooklyn, many residents still lack access to affordable quality food in their community. Food inequality has long plagued low-income neighborhoods and has defied effective

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