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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Stylist remembers shooting at salon six years later

Brooklyn: Coming face to face with death six years ago when a crook tried to rob her hair salon, Haitian-American hair stylist Sabine Bellevue, did not think she would be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her natural hair salon, Sabine’s Hallway. Comment

Schumer ready for leadership debate

New York: With completion of both the presidential and vice presidential debates, voters might now be decided about which of the two presidential candidates might pose a clear and present danger to their future after the Nov. 8 election. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Conference tackles violence towards transgender community

Brooklyn: Domestic violence in the transgender community got the spotlight at the 14th Annual Domestic Violence Conference at St. Francis College on Oct. 21. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Annual gala honors Kenny Leon and Joe Kennedy III

Manhattan: Donors raised about $600,000 for the 18th Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala in Manhattan on Oct. 17. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Order of Black Nuns celebrates 100th anniversary with mass

Manhattan: Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and parishioners, got to honor sisters of of the Order of Black Nuns at a mass on Oct. 7. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Caribbean center sending clothes and funds to Haiti

Haiti: The Caribbean American Center of New York will send donations to Haiti to assist in the relief effort in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane. Comment

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Crown Heights girl hosts bake sale for a cause

Brooklyn: A young baker gave Kings County hospital a sweet deal with fund raising bake sale for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Oct. 10. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Helping with Haiti’s hurricane relief

Haiti: Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti on Oct. 4 leading to the deaths of 1,000 people. Now a week after the catastrophic hurricane ravaged southern Haiti, people interested in contributing to Haiti’s relief are encouraged to donate to organizations with a history of grass roots work in Haiti. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Grant winner expands mental health youth workshops

Brooklyn: A local Brooklyn man is hoping to mentally heal Brooklyn’s youth with his therapy workshops. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Barbadian designer battles Alzheimers with fashion

Fashion: A Brooklyn-based fashion designer is serving up stylish looks with a charitable cause. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Formerly homeless woman talks overcoming in debut book

People: Facing abuse and teen pregnancy, Christina Richardson left home when she was 17 years old. Being homeless on and off for seven years, she trekked her way out of the New York City shelter system three years ago, and in her debut book titled “The Pleasure in the Pain” — she talks about her life. Comment

Undocumented Haitians face deportation

Haiti: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed deep concern about the resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants from the United States. Comment

Second annual grant competition awards 3

Haiti: Haitian entrepreneurs received some considerable funds for their start-ups at the second annual PowerUp! Kreyol Business Plan competition in Prospect Heights on Sept. 26. Comment

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Urgent care center opens fifth location in Brooklyn

Brooklyn: Bushwick is the latest neighborhood to be served by an urgent care center. The new location opened in the underserved area on Sept. 21. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Inaugural ceremony celebrates men of color

Brooklyn: Hardworking men of color were celebrated in high style at a ceremony awarding and honoring men for their achievements on Sept. 17. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Flatbush Junction carnival counters J’Ouvert violence

Music: Call it a J’ouv-over. Comment

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Vox pop: Should the city consider shutting down J’ouvert?

Brooklyn: The shooting deaths of two young parade-goers at this years J’ouvert parade is forcing local pols and community members to think about the possibility of permanently shutting down the parade. Critics of the annual pre-dawn carnival celebration — which starts in Prospect Heights and ends in Prospect Lefferts-Gardens — say the large gathering which is estimated to be 250,000 people, is an attraction for violent crime. Whereas fans of J’ouvert say critics are using the cultural fest as a scapegoat, ignoring the crime that usually occurs in the area. Comment

Guyanese designer debuts eco-friendly designs

Fashion: Pursuing fashion was not on her immediate table but finding a loophole into design whilst having a full time job is what brought this designer to the industry. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Consul general not singled out for recall: Gonsalves

St Vincent: Despite agitation in some quarters in New York, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves says ex-New York Consul General Selmon Walters was not singled out for recall. Comment

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Artist displays realistic artwork from carnival

Arts & Theater: Florida-based artist Weldon Ryan has painted many pieces of art depicting carnival-partying people for almost three decades. Frequenting carnival events in Miami and Brooklyn, Ryan captures images from these colorful events, and paints them on canvasses. He recently showcased these artworks, some for the first time, and he is ready to paint even more. Comment

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Young talent preps for school with concert

Brooklyn: Local kids closed out summer showcasing their talents one last time before school starts. Comment

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Jamaican pageant winner to debut during Labor Day weekend

Music: Former Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell will make her big apple debut this week for two major Caribbean events in New York City — one of the largest Caribbean music events, and the West Indian American Day Carnival on Labor Day. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

State Department to host panel on Caribbean

Brooklyn: The U.S. Department of State plans to talk Caribbean issues concluding a week of Caribbean celebrations. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

New netball courts debut in Crown Heights

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and community leaders unveiled the Carlos Lezama Netball Courts at Lincoln Terrace park in Crown Heights on Aug. 27. Comment

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Fiancée of Sean Bell speaks at benefit event

Brooklyn: Local artists expressed feelings about police violence at the “Fists Up, Guns Down” benefit show, at the Five Myles Gallery on Aug. 19. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Local dancer becomes international choreographer

Music: A Brooklyn choreographer is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016


Fashion: It is a pageant based in history. A dozen people entered the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene on August 20 for the 48th Queen of the Bay New York pageant. The pageant, which honors Belizean beauties coinciding with the country’s battle to independence from Spain – crowned a winner for 2016-2017 title. Comment

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Jerk fest brings staycation to Williamsburg

Food: Wanderlusters rejoice — a 12-day festival has come to Williamsburg to bring the Caribbean to Brooklyn for weeks of music, food, and island vibes. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

Socacize brings a Caribbean style to exercising

Music: Forget the gym and get fit for carnival to soca music. A dance workout that combines soca music and exercise, better known as socacize, gets participants physically active to a sound they know best. That is the concept for the high-and-low aerobic workout instructed to Caribbean music. With the Labor Day parade approaching, dance instructors want you to get ready for carnival and encourage more health-conscious attitudes in the Caribbean community. Comment

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Parker wants safe staffing bill into law by 2017

Brooklyn: Nurses who work in hospitals could soon find their jobs easier if this new bill aimed to decrease patient ratio passes. Comment