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NYPD Detains Black Lives Matter Activists For More Than 30 Hours On Low-Level Charges

On the same night that NYPD officers stood by while protesters attacked civilians and a journalist during a Borough Park protest against COVID-19 restrictions, the police department arrested four Black Lives Matter activists in Bedford-Stuyvesant for low-level offenses and detained them for two nights before they were released. Click here to view original web page […]

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Two Black Lives Matter Protesters Allegedly Set An Empty Cop Car On Fire. Now They Face Up To Life In Prison.

The NYPD van on a Brooklyn street was banged up and empty, a battered steel shell with shattered windows and a mask of spray paint. Shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, the fourth straight night of nationwide protests against police brutality, a Molotov cocktail set it ablaze. A surveillance camera perched outside the […]

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Bed-Stuy’s Black Lives Matter Mural Gets Festive for West Indian Day

On Saturday, West Indian Day celebrations lit up the Black Lives Matter mural on Bed-Stuy’s Fulton St with live music, health and wellness activities and a steelpan performance by 11-year-old Musical Marli, Brooklyn Paper reports. Hosted by the Bed-Stuy Mural Collective, the office of Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr. and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway BID, the West […]

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Bed-Stuy’s Black Lives Matter Mural Becomes Hub for Community Activities

Starting Saturday, Bed-Stuy’s Black Lives Matter mural will become a hub for community activities and programing as leaders come together under the new Bed-Stuy Mural Collective. The group will hold socially responsible activities, wellness, arts and culture programming starting this weekend, running Fridays and Saturdays through Labor Day. Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. said the […]

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Black Business Owners Hang On Through Covid Crisis as Black Lives Matter Movement Surges

Miriam Milord, the Black owner of BCakeNY in Brooklyn, had to completely reimagine her custom dessert business when the coronavirus pandemic hit New York. She usually served events of around 75 to 100 people, but, with social distancing guidelines, customers cancelled those gatherings. All of her orders disappeared. “So that stopped, you know, from one […]

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Brooklyn ‘Black Lives Matter’ street mural to become pedestrian plaza: de Blasio

Volunteers painted a “Black Lives Matter” mural on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street this past weekend — and the block will become a pedestrian plaza during the summer months, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. Artist Dawud West, Brooklyn Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. and a group of volunteers painted the 375-foot mural on Fulton Street, between Marcy […]

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Black Lives Matter Brooklyn Stands in Solidarity with Protestors at Medgar Evers

BY:  Anthony Beckford, President, Black Lives Matter– Brooklyn To make things very clear, Black Lives Matter Brooklyn stands with the students and faculty of Medgar Evers College in their fight against injustice, harassment and demand for changes. Black Lives Matter Brooklyn attended the march on June 8, 2020 that started from the Grand Army Plaza […]

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Medgar Evers College Statement on June 8, 2020 Manipulation of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd Protestors

On June 8, 2020, protestors were invited to Medgar Evers College to march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and honor George Floyd. However, a small group of disgruntled Medgar Evers College community members used a megaphone to manipulate the protestors into chanting for the immediate removal of President Rudolph F. Crew. Protestors […]

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Peaceful Vigil for Black Lives Matter Sees Local Politicians Calling for an End to Police Brutality

Hundreds of people turned out for a peaceful vigil supporting Black Lives Matter at Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick Wednesday night, calling for police accountability and a defunding of the NYPD. The vigil was part of an ongoing series of protests and demonstrations that have followed the murder of unarmed black man, George Floyd, on […]

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President of Black Lives Matter in Brooklyn Running For City Council in Flatbush

Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Community Advocate, Anthony Beckford, announced his intentions to again run for the 45th New York City Council seat in 2021. He is also the President of Black Lives Matter in Brooklyn. The 45th Council District seat which includes the communities of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands and […]