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Two Brooklyn women’s clinics may shutter as state looks to replace Trump funding cuts

August 13 | Kelly Mena

Two Central Brooklyn women’s health centers serving low-income women and women of color are facing closure due to a Trump administration rule restricting federal funds from abortion-related service providers. Now, the organization’s leadership is scrambling to find a lifeline. The “gag rule,” enacted by the Trump administration earlier this year, says federal Title X funding […]

Professor Karen Karbiener stands in front of 99 Ryerson St., where Walt Whitman lived. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

A pilgrimage to Walt Whitman’s Clinton Hill home

August 2 | Lore Croghan

Preservation advocates are using the co-naming of a Clinton Hill street as Walt Whitman Way as an occasion to spotlight their campaign for city landmark designation for the poet’s home, which stands nearby. “This humble house is the birthplace of our cultural Declaration of Independence,” New York University Professor Karen Karbiener, who’s the president of […]

David Roberts, the new leader of 651 ARTS. Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson

‘Art through our lens’: A Q&A with incoming 651 ARTS leader David Roberts

July 26 | Alex Williamson

Big changes are afoot at 651 ARTS, Brooklyn’s home for the African Diasporic performing arts since 1988. A few months after Raelle Myrick-Hodges was appointed 651’s new creative director and just before the organization’s big move into its first permanent home at 10 Lafayette Ave., 651 has yet another announcement: David Roberts will be taking […]

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