5 of Brooklyn’s Best Black-Owned Restaurants | Brooklyn Magazine

Brooklyn Magazine features Black Owned Restaurant Month. Food is how cultures keep their traditions alive. Wherever populations roam, the one thing they can always bring with them are their recipes – the kitchen smells, salty sweet tastes on their tongues. So for Brooklyn, one of the most diverse boroughs of New York City, the food industry is an introduction to multiple cultures. Why highlight Black Restaurants? Brooklyn Magazine reaches out to Brooklyn’s most prominent Black restauranteers and patrons for the answer.

via 5 of Brooklyn’s Best Black-Owned Restaurants | Brooklyn Magazine.

“Black Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population and will have a buying power of $1.4 trillion by 2019,” Jamilah points out, “but how much of that money flows back into our communities?” As rents in New York City rise (and rise, and rise), long-standing businesses struggle to stay afloat. Historically, gentrification has disproportionately displaced minority communities, and with them, minority-owned businesses. BORM is one of many relatively new resources designed to foster support for businesses owned by African Americans, including the online directory Support Black Owned and apps like Around the Way, which locates nearby black-owned businesses. BORM is designed to celebrate some excellent restaurants that New York City Restaurant Week might’ve missed, and also to foster support for businesses in communities facing gentrification.

BORM lasts from September 9th to 30th, with 13 restaurants in Brooklyn and Harlem offering custom $35 three-course prix-fixe menus from Monday to Wednesday each week. Here, participating Brooklyn restaurant owners tell their stories and offer sneak peeks of their prix-fixe menus.

Latasha Harlins – Miscarriage of Justice

Murdered 15 year-old gets no justice from Dishonorable Judge Joyce Karlin

Murder defendant to testify at trial – Times Union

SCHENECTADY — The Brooklyn drug dealer and reputed Bloods gang member on trial charges that he gunned down popular Schenectady High School basketball player Eddie Stanley at a Mont Pleasant house party in 2011 will take the stand, his attorney said.

Cheryl Coleman, who is representing James “H-O” Wells, made the disclosure Wednesday during a legal skirmish with Chief Assistant District Attorney Philip Mueller.

via Murder defendant to testify at trial – Times Union.


Man Sues Parents For Not Getting Enough Love As A Child | The Urban Daily

32 year-old Bernard Anderson Bey filed a lawsuit claiming he and his younger sibling were raised in the poorest of conditions and weren’t given the right amount of love to turn into a productive citizen. Because of this, he’s suing his parents for $200,000. Considering Bey’s parents don’t have much money, Bey’s parents Bernard and Vickie Manley will have to mortgage their home to pay off the potential sum. Bernard Bey wants to take the money and buy two Dominos pizza franchises to give everyone in his family a means of income.

via Man Sues Parents For Not Getting Enough Love As A Child | The Urban Daily.


Bed-Stuy Ads Recommend Black People

RISE - Brooklyn

An anonymous group, RISE, is placing ads in bus shelters around Bed-Stuy to remind people that “Racism Still Exists,” the blog Color Lines reports. In a bus shelter on the corner of Nostrand and Halsey, for example, an ad says, “Don’t Want to Get Stopped by the NYPD? STOP BEING BLACK,” and then includes a series of statistics about the racial disparities in the execution of Stop and Frisk. The poster is RISE’s sixth; on the group’s Tumblr—which, like the ads, has no contact information—there are graphics about wealth disparity, smoking, fast food, education and more.

Because racism still exists!

via Bed-Stuy Ads Recommend Black People.