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We know, we know, we throw the word “Becky” around a lot in these parts. But sometimes, there really is no other word that qwhite captures that particular blend of Caucasity, entitlement, split ends and aggressive victimhood.

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As the nation observed the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, NYPD officers shot and killed a Black man on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon. Police say they saw the man holding a metal object that turned out to be a pipe in his hand while taking a two-handed “shooting stance.” The New York […]

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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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Colin Warner, Crown Heights, Lakeith Stanfield, Movies, Nnamdi Asomugha, This American Life -

Six years into a 21-year stay in a New York state prison, Colin Warner, the lead character of the new film Crown Heights, is writing a letter. “Most prisoners know deep down they put themselves here,” he writes. “But I don’t have that comfort.” Written and directed by Matt Ruskin, Crown Heights uses a 2005 […]

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Antoinette Warner understands the definition of love standing the test of time. Her husband Colin Warner spent 21 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. Their relationship, dramatized in the new movie, Crown Heights, tells the heartbreaking story of Colin’s arrest at 18 years old in 1980 for the murder of another teenager in Brooklyn. The movie, adapted from […]

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Nnamdi Asomugha is taking a quick break. There’s a photographer, and the photographer’s assistant is setting up a new orangish background. Asomugha, in a gray Converse crewneck and slim-fit black pants, overhears a conversation that’s disdainful of grimy movie theaters and movie theater chains. He jumps in, makes a funny face and shakes his head […]

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A new cocktail bar in Crown Heights recently issued a press release bragging about a wall covered in bullet holes, but the holes might not even be real.

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