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Black Women, Brooklyn, Entertainment, Glory Edim, News, Well Read Black Girl -

Glory Edim, 35, is a well-read Black girl and her Well-Read Black Girl community is growing each day.

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Brooklyn, Entertainment, Featured, key, Tracy Morgan -

It was no laughing matter for comedian and Brooklyn native Tracy Morgan Friday when he received the key to the New York City borough where he grew up. Morgan choked up and fought back tears on Friday as Brooklyn bequeathed the key to the borough to him on Friday. “I’m from Brooklyn … I’m in service to […]

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Jeremiah Harvey didn’t ask for any of this. He was merely leaving a bodega in Brooklyn, New York, when his book bag—which was unaware of racial dynamics, white woman victimhood, or Emmit Till, made the costly mistake of brushing against a white woman’s backside.

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brooklyn, cornerstore caroline, cornerstore caroline apologizes, sahara deli, theresa klein -

The white woman nationally known and locally heckled as “Cornerstore Caroline” now says she’s sorry for falsely accusing a 9-year-old black boy of sexually assaulting her.

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afropunk, black boy joy, black girl magic, black music, blackness, brooklyn, erykah badu, music festival -

Every year like clockwork, the ultimate young black reunion takes place on the lawns of Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, as all the stylish friends you wish you had come out stunting in their bright, bold, and very unapologetically black street style, ready to mosh and sway the hot evenings away.

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Brawl, Brooklyn, brows, Nails, News, Protest -

A vicious brawl at a Brooklyn nail salon sparked protests outside the salon and a call to close down the shop after several Black women were beaten by Asian employees.

The post Manager of the Brooklyn salon where workers assaulted Black customers speaks out appeared first on theGrio.

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Assault, Black Women, Brooklyn, Nail Salon, News -

Everyone is still trying to sort out what was happening inside a Brooklyn nail salon where a pretty wild melee took place with broomsticks flying during a beat-down after a customer allegedly refused to pay for a botched eye brow job.

The post Brow Beaten: Brooklyn salon workers physically attack Black women after they refused to pay for unsatisfactory brow service appeared first on theGrio.

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Brooklyn, News, Racism, Uber, Video -

  A white woman in Brooklyn recently had a panic attack and called the police simply because she spotted a Black woman standing outside her day waiting for an Uber. According to Ebony, Darsell Obregon was waiting for an Uber on July 25, when a white woman—now identified as Arabella Juniper—called 911 on her. In Brooklyn, of […]

The post #UberWhileBlack: White woman calls cops on Black woman waiting for ride in the rain appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Art, Black Artists, Brooklyn, Entertainment, God is Trans, News, Opinion -

The controversial exhibit "God is Trans" is shaking up the art world. Writer George Johnson reveiws the artwork and explains why.

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#blackonblue, Activism, Activist, Bill de Blasio, Black lives matter, BLM, Brooklyn, Chirlane McCray, Delrawn Small, Inspiration, Natasha Alford, News, NYC, NYPD, police reform, Politics, Shooting, Top Stories, True Story, Victoria Davis, Video, Wayne Isaacs -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

The post Sister Soldier: The Story of Victoria Davis appeared first on theGrio.

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Brooklyn, Criminal Justice Reform, Good News, Graduation, Inspiration, Johnny Perez, Living, Mass Incarceration, New York City, Rikers, Solitary Confinement, St. Francis College Brooklyn, Video -

Johnny Perez used to speak to himself in solitary confinement, just to hear a human voice. The isolation inside Rikers Island prison walls could drive anyone crazy.  But for Perez, then a 21-year-old young man facing 15 years for robbery (stemming from stealing food from a convenience store) he had to do whatever it took […]

The post Prison guards used to tease Johnny Perez for studying. Now he’s graduating from college. appeared first on theGrio.

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Brooklyn, Gowanus Court, Jeremyville, New York, The Last O.G., Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan -

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus rests alongside the 1.8-mile Gowanus Canal, a body of water so contaminated with industrial waste that it’s been named a Superfund site by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. A few minutes’ drive from the canal, a basketball court in the center of the Gowanus Houses project was also in need […]

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Boycott, Brooklyn, News, Racial Profiling, Racism, Williamsburg -

A boutique in Brooklyn, NY is accused of racially profiling a woman and accusing her of shoplifting while trying on clothes with her teenage daughter.

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Bipolar Disorder, Brooklyn, fatal police shooting, mental health issues, News, NYPD, Saheed Vassell -

Saheed Vassell was killed by police in a hail of bullets, described the 34-year man who suffered from mental health issues. 

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Beautiful, Brooklyn, Daughter, Jerome Spence, Michelle Hutchinson, News -

Minutes before he was fatally gunned down near his home on Easter evening, a New York City father had a chat with his 5-year-old daughter.

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Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Edwin R Woodriffe, FBI, News -

Some Bedford-Stuyvesant residents have decided they don’t want an intersection named after the first Black FBI agent killed in the line of duty. According to the New York Post, the Brooklyn Board 3 voted to name the intersection at Claver Place and Jefferson Street after Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe. Woodriffe, 27, was killed in […]

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25 Days of Black Biz, Brooklyn, Business, haircare, Le Luxe Studio, Lifestyle, Living, Nails, Reviews, self care, women entrepreneurs -

When it comes to beauty and haircare, black women know that taking good care of yourself takes time. Not only do we spend energy traveling to different locations to meet our beauty needs, but we also spend a good amount of money depending on where we shop. Le Luxe Beauty Studio in Brooklyn, NY is […]

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#HiddenHeroes, Activists, Actress, Black Historical Figures, Black History Month, Brooklyn, Dancer, Forever Stamp, Harlem, Lena, Lena Horne, lenahorne, News, Singer, Stamp, The Wiz, Top Stories, U.S. Postal Service, Video -

When you hit the post office this month, make sure to ask for a very special stamp to commemorate one of the most talented and beautiful women in American history: Lena Horne. The United States Postal Service is honoring the award winning actress, singer, and activist Lena Horne with a Forever stamp. Born June 30th, 1917, […]

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Alicia Garza, Black lives matter, Brooklyn, Crown Heights, News -

A high school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn has a new award to add to its trophy case thanks to the debate team earning a national championship win with a "Why Black Lives Matter" speech.

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25 Days of Black Biz, Black Owned, Brooklyn, brooklyn business, Buy Black, cynergy spa, Video -

Who doesn’t love a great spa day? Even better, who doesn’t love a spa day that is going to enhance your melaninated skin, while also being able to support a black owned business simultaneously. Owned by St. Vincent native, Marsha-Ann Boyea, downtown Brooklyn’s Cynergy Spa, favors a holistic approach while also incorporating its African-American heritage […]

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brooklyn, Culture, DeWanda Wise, Entertainment, ft. greene, Netflix, nola, Nola Darling, She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, TV -

Thanks to Spike Lee’s enduring legacy and Netflix magic, Nola Darling, the problematic heroine from […]

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Austin Peay Governors, Basketball, Brooklyn, James "Fly" Williams, New York -

New York documentary filmmaker Duffy Higgins was relaxing on Thursday, getting his mind right for Friday’s screening of his Brooklyn Basketball documentary, when his phone rang. Asked by a reporter for The Undefeated whether he had he heard the news about James “Fly” Williams, one of the basketball legends featured in his film, Higgins answered, […]

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Alfre Woodard, Bed Stuy, Black Film, Brooklyn, Entertainment, Gbenga Akinnabe, Hollywood, Inspiration, Knucklehead, Mental Health, Mental Illness, UMC, Urban Movie Channel -

Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe’s character in the new indie film Knucklehead is a young man who wants to be “mentally excellent” but thinks only prescription drugs can help. Poverty and abuse then slowly undermine him, leaving his mental disability unmanaged and his life spiraling out of control. Akinnagbe, who also executive produced the film, co-stars with Emmy award-winning actress Alfre […]

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Brooklyn, New York, Police Shootings, Social Activism -

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Trace and has been partially reprinted on The Undefeated. One of the youngest members of the D’Radoes Steel Orchestra was feeling especially ebullient. For the third year in a row, the 100-member group to which he belonged had won the top prize in the big steel pan […]

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brooklyn, bushwick, gentrification, gentrification in new york, leslie Rahaman, National, News -

Tenant Leslie Rahaman, a single mother with three children living in small, unkempt building in […]

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2014, brooklyn, Caribbean, News, West Indian Day Parade, World -

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets Monday for the annual West […]

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Brooklyn, Low Level Offense, Marijuana Arrests, New York, News, Pot, Pot Possession, Prison Industrial Complex -

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the thousands of people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges in Brooklyn will likely get the cases dropped before even having to go to court, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday in a novel move to address the heavy toll of pot arrests in the nation's largest city...

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