Tyreke Borel

Police investigate after Brooklyn J'Ouvert shootings
Community Leaders

Canceling Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert Celebration Isn’t the Answer

As we still mourn the deaths of 17-year-old Tyreke Borel and 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau who were shot and killed last week during J’Ouvert, the early morning celebration that precedes the West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn, N.Y., many have used the tragic events to hold fast to uninformed positions in regards to the future of the event.