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Forum Addresses ‘New Jim Crow’ Imprisonments

The imprisonment of young men of color is the topic of a Community Forum next week at First Unitarian Church.
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Milestones in Faith: Fort Greene church up for renovation

The future of the Carlton Mews Church, as it has come to be known, appears on an upcoming Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Brooklyn Law Briefs

Next Inn panel confronts daily ethical challenges Each and every day, the active practitioner is confronted with ethical challenges of surprising variety in dealing with clients, witnesses, opponents, jurors and, often, the media. … Full Article

Court OKs rule requiring parental consent for oral-suction circumcision

The New York City Health Department recently placed a restrictive regulation on the religious tradition, requiring parents to provide actual consent prior to the performance of a particular type of circumcision that is common in the ultra-Orthodox community, and a Manhattan judge agreed.  … Full Article

Brooklyn's Miss America: Her journeys from small town girl big city star

LAS VEGAS  — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. … Full Article

GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Lena Dunham's 'Girls' is Golden Globe's 'Best TV Comedy', she's 'Best TV Actress'

Lena Dunham said "it took a village to raise this very demented child" as she accepted the Golden Globe award for Best TV Comedy for HBO's "Girls" on Sunday night. … Full Article

Nets rally from 12 down in 3rd, beat Pacers 97-86

Deron Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Joe Johnson scored 20 points and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 12 points down in the third quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-86 Sunday night. … Full Article

BROOKLYN WHIZ KID SUICIDE: 'Intimidation and prosecutorial overreach' pushed Reddit co-founder over the cliff, family says

The family of a Reddit co-founder who committed suicide weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles is blaming prosecutors for his death. … Full Article

Alabama beauty finds fame in Park Slope — as Miss America 2013

LAS VEGAS — A woman who grew up in Alabama and moved to Brooklyn is the new Miss America, winning the title after tap dancing to a James Brown tune, deftly dealing with a question about guns, and raising the issue of child sexual abuse in her contestant platform. … Full Article

She's ideal! Park Slope beauty (an Alabama native) KOs southern belles, wins Miss America crown

UPDATED 1 AM— LAS VEGAS — A 23-year-old blonde from Brooklyn's Park Slope won the Miss America crown Saturday night after responding to a question about armed guards in schools, saying she opposed fighting violence with violence. … Full Article


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