2017 Year in Review, BK Reader, Overview, Top Stories

If you didn’t happened to catch some of these amazing stories when they were first published, here is a quick look back!

Wow! What a year it has been for news in America!

Nationally, thanks to the election of our new U.S. president, the headlines read more like stories from The Onion.com than a serious reporting of our nation’s state of affairs:

Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ faceoff with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’

Trump mocks Bob Corker’s height, escalating feud with a key Republican

Trump Said in June Haitians ‘All Have AIDS,’ Nigerians Live in ‘Huts‘”

You really couldn’t make this stuff!

However, locally, across Central and East Brooklyn, BK Reader’s headlines reflected the work, challenges, accomplishments and the diverse voices of our residents aimed at arming the community with news that inspires action, activism and personal empowerment.

Check out our list of the top-1o stories of 2017. If you didn’t happened to catch some of these when they were first published, here is a look back! If you did have the fortune to read them before, reread and then share them with others!

#10.  The newly renovated Billie Holiday Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season

#9. Councilmember Laurie Cumbo talks frankly about the trials and triumphs of working while pregnant

#8.  She’s Gotta Have It” Director Spike Lee and Actress Dewanda Wise give BK Reader the skinny on the reboot of the iconic 80s flick

#7.  Brooklyn Braised is a new farm-to-table, prepared meals food delivery service, using fresh ingredients sourced weekly through a network of local farmers.

#6. Close to 300 stakeholders in Brooklyn’s healthcare industry packed inside the auditorium of Brookdale Hospital to share the findings and recommendations of a two-year study on the ailing state of health services in Central and Northeast Brooklyn.

#5. Google Taps Bed-Stuy Entrepreneur Angelina Darrisaw as Bklyn’s Digital Career Coach

#4. Activist, recording artist and singer Solange Knowles hosted a surprise pop-up shop and book signing on at Bed Stuy’s “We Buy Gold” art gallery.

#3. A disappointing reminder that racist beliefs, thoughts and actions do exist in Brooklyn and, further, can be lurking right next door.

#2.A group of residents from Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 has staged yet another gentrifiers’ insurrection, against the incumbent Black culture of brownstone Brooklyn, with a last-minute attack against Afropunk.

#1. Entrepreneurs Jeffrey and Sade discovered a market niche in Brownsville, where pharmacies like Rite Aid were the neighborhood’s only carriers of haircare and skincare products


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