Category : New York

Northeast / New York - 1 month ago

My Hair, My Crown

Sa’Nique Jackson-Samuels Hair… is a Black girls crown, it lets her embrace her African roots, it is our connection to a lost heritage. My hair is my crown. I embrace it in many styles. Perm, press, natural, braids or weaves, I have done it all. Th...

Northeast / New York - 1 month ago

City Caught Trying to Grab Senior

Photo by Tsubasa Berg Ms. Marlene Saunders, a long time resident and homeowner of 1217 Dean Street. The city today abruptly reversed a decision to take a senior citizen’s brownstone house on a gentrified Crown Heights block after pressure from Cit...

Northeast / New York - 1 month ago

Community Gardens are Urban Oases

In the midst of fast-paced urban Brooklyn, there exists lush, quiet oases. These oases were once building lots where Italianate rowhouses or federal-style mansions stood. Now, they are community gardens where, in the main, neighbors come together t...