Thirty years later, Yusuf Hawkins’ murder still shocks in a changed Brooklyn | The City

Clifford Michel, The City, The City A memorial for Yusuf Hawkins in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY. Featured Image [dropcap]Until[/dropcap] this week, Mohamed Kootabeda never heard the name Yusuf Hawkins. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″] Kootabeda was shocked to learn the story of the African-American 16-year-old who was set upon by a mob of […]

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