James WorrellLooking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... More >>
Caleb FergusonIt's the holidays and time for nightly benefit parties. This month, we're be circling back to non-profits and art groups we've talked to through out 2011 as they gear up for their annual shindigs. Today we're talking to Valery Jean, Executive Director of Families United for Rac ... More >>
Michelle D. AndersonIqbal Hossaint, manager of New Bombay Masala, had no idea the building his restaurant rents from will be auctioned todayYesterday, the Voice wrote about a protest happening today at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Led by Occupy Wall Street and the group Organizing for Occupation ... More >>
Updated below: the singers have been released. Organizing for Occupation co-sponsored the first Occupy Wall Street action in Brooklyn today, and it didn't disappoint in terms of adding some Brooklyn flair to the once Manhattan bound scene. About a hundred people rallied outside Brooklyn Supreme Co ... More >>
Michael PremoThe group Organizing for Occupation will bring Occupy Wall Street to Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, in a joint action from the two groups at Brooklyn Supreme Cout that will call for an end to foreclosure auctions. "O4O" first made news in August, when their members surrounded t ... More >>
Ode to Mama from Housing is a Human Right on Vimeo. Mary Ward, the 82-year-old Bed-Stuy resident facing eviction following a predatory loan debacle, has been granted a meeting with the investigation team of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office next week, her lawyer Karen Gargamelli tells us.
Steven ThrasherOur Steven Thrasher is currently on the scene outside the home of 82-year-old Bed-Stuy resident Mary Ward. Ward was scheduled to be evicted today and her home foreclosed on, but Thrasher reports that Assembly woman Annette Robinson "seems to have brokered an agreement to at lea ... More >>
At Brooklyns Bedford Bowl, the Stakes Are High and the Obsessions Run Deep