Veteran Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell Says That It’s Not Too Late to Hold Klansmen to Account

Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell thinks that it’s not too late to go after Ku Klux Klan members for their civil right abuses, he told a room full of people at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Wednesday night.  In a conversation with NPR’s Jami Floyd celebrating Black History Month, Mitchell detailed three of the several stories …

Brooklyn’s Diwali Celebration Shines Light on Family Separation at the Southern Border

Words and photographs by Katie Herchenroeder Tea lights illuminated Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday night as interfaith community members celebrated Diwali, a festival of lights observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists.  They were praying for something specific this year: an end to family separation at the Southern border.  Treats could be found around the …

“ZITS! SHTA! TSURIK!” Dog Owners Direct Their Pups at “Yiddish for Dogs” in Central Park

Words and photographs by Katie Herchenroeder Dog owner Diane Bushwick adjusted her Hungarian Pumi’s yamaka while commanding him to sit in Yiddish. “ZITS!” she instructed her dog, Hudson, in a small Central Park enclave near 67th Street and 5th Avenue on Sunday morning. "Zits!" means "Sit!" Ann Toback and her dog Jesse in Central Park on …