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David Brooks on The meaning of Pomegranate, a Whole Foods for Orthodox Jews

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Pomegranate looks like any island of upscale consumerism, but deep down it is based on a countercultural understanding of how life should work.

Map of NYC Haitians

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“Mwen beni non ou!” (“I Bless Your Name!”). 152,811 NYC Haitians have created a rich variety of faith-based organizations providing music and worship for the soul, great joumou soup (squash) in restaurants, theology books, and radio programs for children.

Edwidge Danticat and the Faiths of NYC Haitians

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Edwidge Danticat, who attended the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men Church in Brooklyn before moving to Miami, is probably the most celebrated Haitian author in the United States. Filled with a rich, shimmering language, her novels and stories draw upon her life as a girl left by her US-bound parents to be brought up [...]

Brooklyn 14 Flatbush Census Map

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In Brooklyn District 14 we met some memorable people who gave us great advice and a warm welcome. We also met some NYPD detectives from the anti-terrorist squad who wondered what were we doing.

Faith-based is a business address in Flatbush

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We stopped outside The King’s Chamber Barber Shop near Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. “Hmm,” we considered what was the significance of the name and the logo with a crown on a cross above scissors. The owner Anthony Austin came out to see what we were doing and explained his business. “In everything…one should honor the King. [...]

Girl Power in Flatbush

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Under the searing sun and stench of roadside garbage, a teenage Hispanic girl carrying a baby boy comes out of a door next to a church. Her tousled hair looked like she’d been up all night. The baby’s unwashed face was smeared with dirt; a diaper was the only thing covering his bare skin. Was [...]