Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Brooklyn Man Charged With Defrauding PPP Of $2 Million

Leon Miles

On Monday, a Brooklyn man was arrested for defrauding the federal Paycheck Protection Program of almost $2 million.  NBC News 4 Washington reports that Leon Miles, 51, is accused of applying for $1,904,593 in May on behalf of his limited liability company. According to court papers, he claimed the company had …

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Brooklyn Woman Breaks Guinness World Record For Biggest Afro

Simone Williams

A New York woman’s afro has officially been certified the biggest in the world by the Guinness World Records. Simone Williams’ of Brooklyn dethroned New Orleans social worker Aevin Dugas of the title after she held onto it for eight years. Dugas naturally-grown fro measures  4-foot-4-inches in circumference. Williams’ hair …

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Teenage Chess Champion Hopes To Become Chess Master

Jessica Hyatt, a sophomore at Success Academy in Brooklyn, New York, was awarded the Daniel Feinberg Success in Chess Award, which includes a $40,000 college scholarship.  She is one of the Top 10 Black female chess players, with the dream of becoming the first black female chess master. “I play whenever …

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1-Year-Old Shot And Killed At Brooklyn Cookout

A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed on Sunday night after two men opened fire on a Brooklyn cookout. According to the New York Times, the incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood around 11:30 pm. Baby Davell Gardner was in his stroller near the Raymond Bush Playground when two men …

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Brooklyn Borough President Speaks Out Against Gentrification In New York: “New York City Belongs To The People That Was Here”

Eric Adams Against Gentrification

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, spoke at Harlem’s “King Day Celebration” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and spoke out about gentrification throughout the city. “New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is,” Adams explained. Continuing his denouncement of gentrification, …

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The Brooklyn Nets And Minnesota Timberwolves Pay Homage To Biggie And Prince With “City Edition” Uniforms For This Season

The Brooklyn Nets are showing love to Biggie and Minnesota Timberwolves are honoring their hometown hero, Prince by wearing “City Edition” special edition uniforms, which incorporate multiple references to the legacies of both musicians. According to the press release, the Timberwolves uniforms are described to have the left vent on …

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