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Brooklyn youth jailed for 17 years for killing college student at J’Ouvert

People: A judge in Brooklyn on Friday, May 17 sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016. Comment
People: First-year Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie on Thursday, May 9 held a Housing Forum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with the goal of connecting tenants to officials at city agencies and nonprofits who can help resolve their housing issues and build awareness of the effort to reform the rent laws in New York State. Comment

Persaud to host College Resource Fair

New York: Brooklyn Senator Roxanne J. Persaud will host on Saturday her annual Senate District 19 College Resource Fair, featuring dozens of colleges and representatives from across New York and other states. Comment

Haitian American assemblywoman wants gov’t more accessible

New York: Newly-elected Haitian American Assemblywoman, Dr. Mathylde Frontus is focused on making government more accessible for constituents in the 46th Assembly District in Brooklyn. Comment

Haitian culture comes alive with ‘Sans-Souci’

Haiti: UNI, a Haitian an artist collective, says it is collaborating with the Consulate General of Haiti in New York in celebrating Haitian Flag Day on May 18 at the Judson Memorial Church in Washington Square in Manhattan under the theme, “San-Souci.” Comment

Annual Tribute to Ancestors of Middle Passage

People: The People of the Sun Middle Passage at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College says it will hold its 30th Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage, between 16th and 17th Streets on the Boardwalk, Coney Island, on Saturday, June 8, from noon to sun down. Comment
People: Haitian American Farah Louis emerged victorious Tuesday night in a crowded field in a special election to fill the seat vacated by former New York City Caribbean American Councilman Jumaane Williams, who was recently elected New York City Public Advocate. Comment

Patti La Belle to kick off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival concert, June 4

Music: The legendary, Patti LaBelle, known for electrifying performances, will kick off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, on Tuesday, June 4, at 8 pm. Comment

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