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The BMC has so many accomplishments from last year to celebrate, but the real excitement lies ahead. If 2013 is to be remembered as the year our membership was born, 2014 will be known for bringing education reform, a food co-op, and  a new citizen journalism voice  to Central Brooklyn. That’s what Brooklyn movement is all about, forwardness. So come ride with us.
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Participatory Budgeting (PB) means you decide how  to spend $1 million for community projects in Central Brooklyn. Sign our petition and join 200 of your neighbors in calling on your City Council representatives to be down with PB!

Want more background information on PB? Click here.
Teen Citizen Journalism Workshop
Next month, BMC is partnering with Telem Center for the African Child, an organization providing children of African descent the opportunity to celebrate their heritage. We're running a week-long radio workshop to teach students (ages 13-18):
  1. How to be a reporter.
  2. How to interview effectively.
  3. How to create an audio postcard.
This Central Brooklyn Radio Workshop will be held on Monday, February 17th to Friday, February 21st, and will explore the complexities of street harassment across cultures. Learn more here.
The Case for Black Gentrification: Lessons from Brickton, Philadelphia
BMC Contributor Marly Pierre-Louis  moves past the usual gentrification debate positions of  "black versus white, the conquered versus the conqueror" and offers a case study she believes Brooklyn can learn from. [Read more]
The Art of Losing an Election
Four years after coming close to upsetting an incumbent, Mark Winston Griffith, BMC's ED, outlines hard lessons he learned after running for office in 2009, losing, and deciding not to run again. ‪
[Read more]
Bed-Stuy – Buy or Die?
BMC Contributor Melody Nixon explores the nuances of being a lower-income white gentrifier in the fast-changing, historically black neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
[Read more]
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