“‘Al, the purpose of our movement has never been to just get civil rights for us, it’s to protect and stand for civil and human rights for everyone.’”
Two Crown Heights luxury buildings would raise area rents and cast plant-killing shadows over the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, residents say.
Rabbi Avi Weiss reflects on the 25th anniversary of the acquittal of Lemrick Nelson for the Murder of Yankel Rosenbaum in the Crown Heights Riots.
The family of a Crown Heights man killed during the Crown Heights riots, which tore through the Brooklyn neighborhood 25 years ago, condemned an upcoming street festival to be held next week in a commemoration of the events of 1991.
In what is the closest he will probably ever come to an apology, Al Sharpton (onetime firebrand turned soon-to-be MSNBC host) writes in today’s Daily News about his conduct during the Crown Heights riots that “our language and tone sometimes exacerbated tensions and played to the extremists rather than raising the issue of the value of this young man whom we were so concerned about.”