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Sharpton lieutenant branches out to form new civil rights group

February 15 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

One of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s top lieutenants is leaving the National Action Network to strike out on his own. The Rev. Kevin McCall, who has served as the National Action Network’s crisis director for the past five years, told the Brooklyn Eagle that he is leaving his post to form his own organization to […]

Protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday morning demanded that courts return homes confiscated from Brooklyn residents through the Third Party Transfer program. Many of the now-valuable homes had paid-off mortgages but were confiscated due to a late water bill or tax payment. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Protesters: Homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods ‘stolen’ by city’s TPT program

February 13 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“We want our deeds back!” Homes in gentrifying black and brown communities in Brooklyn are being “stolen” from their rightful owners through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Third Party Transfer (TPT) program, said the chanting protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. “We want the courts to reverse their decisions and […]

Food pantry opening in Brownsville and South Jamaica services all including the homeless

January 29 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

When Americans were in the midst of the government’s longest-ever shutdown, companies and organizations opened their doors to help federal employees who were not receiving their paychecks. Free pizza, free haircuts, free movies and free nonperishable goods were all offered to government workers. “A lot of these businesses are doing these services from the heart, […]