A Civil Rights Movement Grows in Brooklyn

Two meetings last week, one in a modest community center across the street from a waterfront Brooklyn housing project, the other in a well-lit assembly room…

Harlem Raid Families from Both Sides Make a Plan

It was early August, exactly two months after the largest raid in New York City history at the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, when 20 people, mostly older folks, crammed into the Community Board 9 office in a tiny storefront in Harlem.

Basketball Tournament Honors Slain Harlem Teen Tayshana ‘Chicken’ Murphy

The Tayshana Chicken Murphy Foundation hosted the 2014 Ball N Peace Citywide Showcase at Lindsay Park on Sunday, attracting more than 200 inner-city children to compete on the same courts where Murphy once learned the game of basketball. Taylonn Murphy, Tayshana’s father, founded the annual tournament in 2012 to honor his slain daughter and “all children who have lost their lives due to gun violence.”

“This is where it all started for Tayshana. It’s only right we start the Ball N Peace showcase here, too.”