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<p>Mural of Yusef Hawkins on Verona Street and Bed‑Stuy (Nosayaba Odesanya photo)</p>

Mural of Yusef Hawkins on Verona Street and Bed‑Stuy (Nosayaba Odesanya photo)

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We will never forget Yusef Hawkins

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Yusef Hawkins’ death. The racially polarizing incident set the city ablaze with racial tensions and tarnished a Bensonhurst community.