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TR 34: Culture and Community in Central Brooklyn

This month DeeArah Wright (co-director, JACK) and Kendra Ross (Founder/Director, STooPS Bed-Stuy) we’re looking at the intersection between culture and community in Central Brooklyn. First, we ask, Is there a Black Arts Movement in Brooklyn? And then in a related question, we ask, what does it take to sustain cultural institutions in Central Brooklyn? Segment […]

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TR 33: Relevance of Race in Central Brooklyn

This month two oral historians, Amaka Okechukwu (Weeksville Heritage Center) and Zaheer Ali (Brooklyn Historical Society), come on to tackle the relevance of race in Central Brooklyn. First by examining the impact of the Crown Heights “Riots.” Then we ask, are there dimensions that get missed by identifying Central Brooklyn neighborhoods, as black? Segment 1: […]

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TR Express: Impact of Orlando on Central Brooklyn

The LGBTQ community in Brooklyn woke up to a nightmare on Sunday. Reports of the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida filled Brooklyn and the rest of the world with horror. In this edition of Third Rail Express, local LGBTQ community members share their stories while attending healing events throughout the city. “My […]