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Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Steps In To Keep Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center Open

Days after an announcement that Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn would be closing, New York State gave the hospital a reprieve by committing to funding until March of next year.

12/23/2013

Mos Def (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Rapper Yasiin Bey Undergoes Painful Force Feeding To Draw Attention To Guantanamo

Brooklyn-born rapper and actor Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has been drawing attention to a prisoners’ hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay with a graphic video in which he volunteers to be force-fed as the prisoners are.

07/08/2013

Indonesian families in New York and New Jersey are fighting to avoid deportation. (credit: Facebook.com)

Temporary Reprieve For Indonesian Christians Facing Deportation

A group of Indonesian Christians facing deportation has been granted a temporary reprieve, according to the leader of a New Jersey church that granted them sanctuary.

02/25/2013