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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Bichotte gives thanks for ‘new place’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte recently opened her new office on Flatbush Avenue, giving thanks to all who helped in her move. Comment

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Williams honors Kaepernick with City Council proclamation

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has presented former National Football League (NFL) quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick with a New York City Council proclamation honoring him for his “commitment to protesting the systemic oppression of and police brutality toward people of color.” Comment

Fort Greener joins classic Ailey ballet

Brooklyn: She scored a spot in a classic. A Brooklyn dance student is performing in Alvin Ailey’s classic ballet “Memoria,” this weekend at New York City Center. Fort Greene native Shaina McGregor, who is of Jamaican background, is a student of The Ailey School’s Ailey / Fordham program and one of select students chosen to perform in the timeless piece the legendary dancer choreographed in memory of his friend Joyce Trisler. Dancing in the nearly four-decade-old piece is a big feat for many students in the school, and after auditioning for a spot in it this fall, McGregor was thrilled to learn she would be one of the lucky students. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Brooklyn: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dared the community to find another homestead in Brooklyn with more decorations than that of Frank Seddio Esp., who for the past 45 years has brought holiday magic to the corner of E 93rd Street and Flatlands Avenue, in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Comment

Old Time Grand Market brings Caribbean-style Christmas to Canarsie

Arts & Theater: It’s a home away from home for the holidays. The fifth annual Old Time Grand Market returns this year, and it is coming to Brooklyn for the first time, at the Holy Family Church in Canarsie on Dec. 10. The formerly Queens-based festival is a yearly event that boasts of recreating Caribbean-style holiday traditions to soothe the longing for home during a time where people are celebrating their cultural customs, said the organizer. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Vincy community activist Haywood passes

St Vincent: Just four days before he was to be honored by a Vincentian group in Brooklyn, popular Vincentian community activist Maxwell Haywood died on Wednesday after ailing for some time. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Perry honors outstanding 11

Perry honors outstanding 11

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assembyman Nick Perry recently honored 11 outstanding community figures at his 25th Anniversary Award Gala at Paradise Catering Hall on Avenue U in Brooklyn. Comment

Bomba-tastic Christmas show

Bomba-tastic Christmas show

Music: A group of intergenerational musicians and dancers are set to perform a Puerto Rican style Christmas show at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts on Dec. 10. The East-Harlem based band Los Pleneros de la 21, is presenting “Christmas in El Barrio,” — the band’s take on traditional Puerto Rican music with a New York twist. The universal joy the band members plan on sparking will be loved by everyone, said the group’s founder. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Vincentian diplomat recalled after fracas

St Vincent: As St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves on Monday recalled diplomat Sehon Marshall “for consultation” after he allegedly punched his newly-appointed diplomat wife in her face early Friday morning, the couple’s Brooklyn neighbors have choice words for Marshall, according to reports. Comment

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