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It’s getting real: The newest generation of Brooklyn Deep journalists have seized the airwaves; our police accountability working group is taking back the streets; BMC’s member training Academy is stirring sh*t up; and our members have now raised more money than ever before. Read below how we’ve cranked up the volume in Central Brooklyn.
The New Voices of Central Brooklyn
Brooklyn Deep is once again partnering with Radio Rookies, the New York Public Radio journalism initiative that trains high schoolers to create broadcast-ready radio content. Since November, Brooklyn Deep has been working with five Central Brooklyn teens to produce stories about themselves, their communities and their world. In the process, they're learning how to conduct an interview, develop a story, craft a script and digitally edit audio recordings. Read more about them here.
Justice for Akai Gurley
& Ramarley Graham
A jury convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang last month of manslaughter and official misconduct in the killing of Akai Gurley. Following the conviction, the NYPD fired both Peter Liang and his partner, Shaun Landau. Huge shoutouts to our allies CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities for packing the courts during the trial and providing support to Akai Gurley’s family!

We are still demanding justice for the police murder of Ramarley Graham in his home, in front of his grandmother and 6 year-old brother. BMC stands with #RiseUp4Ramarley in demanding Ramarley’s killers be fired by the NYPD and for the Department of Justice to take on this case. For more info on BMC’s Police Accountability efforts, email paw@brooklynmovementcenter.org.
Which Way
is Up?
Membership Organizing Academy
Let's pause to acknowledge our members and solidarity supporters who hit us up to the tune of $30k in 2015, three times what we raised the previous year in individual contributions!!

But... our budget is $300,000! And this year we need to raise $50k from individuals like you in order to keep pace with our growth and the grants we're no longer eligible for. We're asking you to click here and either contribute for the first time or twice more than you did the last time.
The Member Organizing Academy is in full swing. Members and new heads alike turned out to our Anti-Gentrification in The Age of Black-Led Organizing event last month. There was so much energy in the room that we hosted a part two last week. See what went down here.

Next up: Build with Me, a workshop in effective best practices for liberatory solidarity and allyship. Join us this Thursday at 6:30 pm at 375 Stuyvesant Ave, btw Decatur and Bainbridge Aves.
Brooklyn Deep
Third Rail Podcast
This month on Third Rail, Lumumba Bandele (Senior Community Organizer, NAACP Legal Defense Fund) and Ejeris Dixon (Founding Director, Vision Change Win), join us to examine the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn by reflecting on the history of organizing and movement building here and then by asking what is the present state of the Movement for Black Lives here in Central Brooklyn, New York and nationwide. Listen here! And find us on iTunes and on Stitcher. Listen here! And find us on iTunes and on Stitcher.
Full-time at Brooklyn Deep
Starting this month, Veralyn Williams, who has been BMC's Communication Organizer since 2013, will offically become Brooklyn Deep's first full-time staff member.

As Managing Editor, Veralyn will be working with local journalists and Central Brooklyn residents to produce investigative news and documenting stories that chronicle neighborhood change in Central Brooklyn and bring transparency to the exercise of institutional power. Email her at vwilliams@brooklyndeep.org.
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