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A Different Twist on Thanksgiving Meals

Dawn Skeete | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dawn Skeete

A lot of people think of Thanksgiving as a time of autumn leaves, family and friends, apple cider, turkey and pumpkin pie. But for some what's in your kitchen in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day meal needs to have a sign affixed that reads "Proceed with Caution."

Bed-Stuy Building Has No Heat For At Least 17 Years

DNAinfo.com | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Residents of an affordable housing building in Bed-Stuy say their management company has only just begun restoring heat to thei...

This Brave Congressman Taught Me How to Break News

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I first learned how to break news in 1982 thanks to Major R. Owens, a canny yet noble fighter for economic and social justice who served 12 terms in Congress and died this week.

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

Alan Singer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00 people, more than 75 percent of whom were African-American, gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

All The Good People

Father Jim O'Shea, C.P. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Father Jim O'Shea, C.P.

Paula Deen is an easy target. Temporarily destroying her career is a soothing balm for a national soul tortured by what to do about the current scourge of racism and inequality that is not a remnant of the past but a policy of the present.

11-Year-Old Girl Shot By Stray Bullet Is Paralyzed

| Posted 08.02.2013 | New York

By Claire Cameron BEDFORD STUYVESANT -- An 11-year-old girl may never walk again after she was shot in the neck outside her home Friday night when ...

11-Year-Old Girl Shot By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn

| Posted 08.01.2013 | New York

By Leela de Kretser BEDFORD STUYVESANT — An 11-year-old girl was shot in the neck as she walked outside her home Friday night when a teen gunman...

Sandy: Six Months Later, Rebuilding and Renewal

Jack Lund | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Jack Lund

Like the waves that crash on its beaches, time after time over its 100-year history Coney Island and its amusement parks have been razed to the ground by fire and flood, only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and return bigger and better than ever.

Turning Fans Into Fundraisers

Gary Laermer | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

It is a new world of opportunity. For three straight days, every time I could refresh my Internet browser and see that dozens of new donors had made a gift to the YMCA of Greater New York.

Uncommon Art: A Candlemaker Draws Inspiration From Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Patrick McGinnis

With a resident community of artists, Bed-Stuy, like Bushwick, has become a focal point for new forms of artistic expression.

Movie Review: Broken City

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.22.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

See the film if you want to solve the riddle or skip it if it is all too familiar to you after seeing your share of Sidney Lumet films which deal with the same theme, but with greater skill.

ABC News Employee Shot To Death In Brooklyn

DNAinfo | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT -- An ABC News staffer was shot and killed on Macon Street Thursday night, police and the network said, prompting fed up community ...

Man Electrocuted By Third Rail

DNAinfo | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A man was electrocuted at the Broadway Junction A and C subway station Friday afternoon after landing on the train tracks and t...

Woman Sues NYPD Over Arrest

| Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor NEW YORK CITY — A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman who was arrested after taping a stop-and-frisk in her neighbo...

From Texas to Brooklyn

Alison Spiegel | Posted 08.03.2012 | New York
Alison Spiegel

Summer is the season for BBQ, and this summer, Texas BBQ is getting a lot of attention in New York. But there's more to Texan cuisine than BBQ, and food-forward Brooklyn is now home to New York's most recent Texan import: the Kolache.

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: After 3-Year-Old Shot, A Rally To End Violence In Bed-Stuy

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN -- Isaiah Rivera was playing in an elephant-shaped sprinkler on a warm Sunday afternoon earlier this month when two men charged into the play...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

To Bill Gates: I Don't Need Your Money

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Don't get me wrong. I deeply respect that you and your wife care about the community and the world. But if you want to really help, here's one small way:

Krisanne Alcantara

Brooklyn Teens Bridge Income, Generational Divides Through Community Restoration

HuffingtonPost.com | Krisanne Alcantara | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

One Bed-Stuy man is responsible for putting over 500 Brooklyn teens out on the streets, but not in the way you might be thinking. Barnabas Shakur, ...

Brooklyn Girl Found Dead In Mother's Arms

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

Police are investigating the murder of a two-year-old Bed-Stuy girl stabbed to death early Friday morning in a fourth-floor apartment on Putnam Avenue...

A Bed-Stuy Grandmother Fights To Keep Her Home Of 44 Years

Bed-Stuy Patch | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Let Ms. Mary Ward tell you her life story. She's talkative, for sure, and a touch feisty. Standing all of a diminuitive 5-feet tall, Ms. Ward has l...

Activists Hate Foie Gras Donuts, Protest Restaurant

Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

Vegan blogger Annie Hartnett is so outraged by Brooklyn restaurant Do Or Dine's foie gras donuts, that she's started a petition in protest. "Foie g...

WATCH: Cabby Goes Crazy, Really Doesn't Want To Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 07.03.2011 | New York

Although New York cabbies are legally required to bring you to the outer boroughs, they often refuse. In fact, an undercover investigation from The Ta...

Keeping the American Dream of Homeownership Alive

Joshua Lockwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joshua Lockwood

2010-12-29-habitat.jpgWe are all too familiar with the incredible devastation that the foreclosure crisis as inflicted across America: homeowners left destitute, communities destroyed, businesses ruined.

Mapping Race in New York City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

2010-09-24-racepull.jpgA map of New York City by race and ethnicity suggests that perhaps the place isn't quite the melting pot that it is claimed to be.