Russian trolls tricked Americans into helping them sow divisions along racial lines leading up to the 2016 election and into 2017—even right here in Brooklyn. A phony website called “Black Fist” paid Bed-Stuy based activist Omowale Adewale to hold self-defense classes geared towards African-Americans, Buzzfeed News reports [https://www.
Kettle & Thread, 1219 Church Avenue. (Photo by Nathan Thompson)More events inspired by the call to political activism are popping up along Church Avenue. Kettle & Thread is hosting #resist nights every Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm [http://www.kettleandthreadbrooklyn.com], and owner Beth Barraclough is keeping the doors open for
(Photo via Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)For the past two weeks, Brooklyn has been peppered with Trump resistance events, from parent-led immigrant support rallies [/belong-parents-stage-immigrant-support-rallies-outside-ditmas-park-schools/] to bodega strikes [/thousands-yemeni-americans-supporters-rally-trumps-muslim-ban/] to hand-delivering power bars to Senators [/thousands-brooklyn-send-senator-schumer-message-resist-trump/]. For those of you seeking to keep the momentum alive or make your voice h
Katia Kelly’s blog Pardon Me For Asking has been documenting Carroll Gardens and Gowanus for over a decade. (Photo by Donny Levit / Park Slope Stoop)First, bookmark the blog Pardon Me For Asking [http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/]. There’s something rather meta-journalistic about Katia Kelly’s role as the
(Photo via francis_ellen [https://www.instagram.com/p/BGoppKSnTZ9/?hl=en])In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando [/stand-orlando-tonight-grand-army-plaza-unity-vigil/#.V5o1XZMrLe0], the killings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas, and the string of attacks [/cops-investigating-hate/#.V5o1JJMrLe0] against Muslims during Ramadan, a group of Bay Ridgites are coming
Lou Powsner (Photo Credit: Daniel Bush via Brooklyn Daily)Councilman Mark Treyger will join friends and family of the late Lou Powsner [/passing-community-activist-lou-powsner-93/#.VgRbg2RVikp] on Saturday, September 26, at 11am to co-name the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 17th Street in memory of the longtime southern Brooklyn resident and
Source: Shorefront Y [http://www.shorefronty.org/]More than 250 kids, parents and community leaders converged on the Riegelman Boardwalk this Sunday to take a 1.2 mile stroll for a good cause. Source: Shorefront Y [http://www.shorefronty.org/]The fifth annual Walk for Autism organized by the Shorefront
Activists Victor Moses and Cuiyu Wu attend Equality for Flatbush’s fundraiser at Bar Chord on Sunday, March 22.Equality for Flatbush [https://www.facebook.com/EqualityForFlatbush] organizers are well on their way to raising the $12,000 they need to launch a combination neighborhood storytelling platform and housing justice
Courtesy of Councilman Treyger’s officePublic Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/11/construction-begins-coney-island-boardwalk/
Councilman Alan Maisel is teaming up with two organizations during the week of Veteran’s Day to bring cell phones for active military members deployed abroad, and food for stateside veterans in need. The pol is asking neighbors to bring non-perishable food to his district office at 2424 Ralph Avenue
Councilman Chaim Deutsch hosted his second community cleanup on Sunday, with volunteers turning out to sweep the sidewalks and gutters of Avenue U between Nostrand Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. Dozens turned out, including volunteers from Homecrest Community Services and local schools like Sheepshead Bay High School and Midwood High
Source: GoodNCrazy/FlickrBensonhurst resident Iljirijana Glavatovic recently started a virtual book drive to raise money for students at a Brooklyn public elementary school. A sophomore at City College, Glavatovic and her three siblings decided to open an online book drive using the services of a charity organization called First Book.
You may have seen a petition being circulated online recently called Save Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education [http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-brooklyn-college], which has received over half of its 2,000 signatures needed so far. Opposition to the campaign, however, is coming from an unlikely place–Corey
Gerritsen Beach — ignored in the initial wake of Superstorm Sandy [/ignored-by-city-gerritsen-beach-comes-together-in-recovery-efforts/] — will be getting a little help from their friends in a very big way this week. The tight-knit neighborhood, which suffered unprecedented damages despite being classified as Zone B flood area [/after-sandys-devastation-senator-golden-wants-gerritsen-beach-reclassified-as-zone-a/] (a secondary flood plain where evacuation was
The Checkmate, Cancer! team.Karafin at the 2005 PCF WalkathonChildhood cancer is the number one cause of non-accidental deaths [http://snowdropfoundation.org/?page_id=116] among children, with 12,000 diagnoses each year. Elona Karafin, a 19-year-old Bensonhurst native, has started ”Checkmate, Cancer!”, a team participating in the annual Pediatric
Source: Brocken Inaglory via Wikimedia CommonsOn July 9, more than 700 Canada Geese [/751-geese-gassed-in-jamaica-bay/] were rounded up and killed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Instead of dumping the dead geese into landfills, the meat from the birds was donated to food pantries and soup kitchens in New York. Normally,
Steiner (Source: brandonsteiner.com)Daily News’ source for all things Brooklyn, Denis Hamill, has got a heartwarming Father’s Day tale [centersquarejournal.basecamphq.com/projects/8223536-local-independent-online-news-publishers-trade-group/log] for all of us to learn a little kindnessfrom. A Native American teenager, who never knew his biological father, celebrated Father’s Day
The approximate location of the proposed natural gas pipeline.After the House of Representatives passed a bill last week approving the construction of a three-mile gas pipeline, running underneath Jamaica Bay through Brooklyn and Queens, environmentalists and local leaders are outraged, claiming they were kept in the dark about it.