Gotham Gazette

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Native Americans

Native Americans

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    The Shinnecock billboard on Route 27 (photo via a Shinnecock Nation member)


    New York State Attorney General Letitia James earned a reputation as a relentless fighter for working people in the Brooklyn gentrification struggles of the early 21st century. Representing parts of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant in the early 2000s, City Council Member James insisted that low-income and working people must have a place and a future in Brooklyn.

    Block by block, James helped community members keep their

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