BROOKLYN - Community-based organizations are losing $190 million in state funding as part of the latest string of cuts to close New York?s budget deficit.

The cuts will affect outreach programs in Brooklyn and the rest of the state. Medgar Evers College will be losing $150,000, along with other non-profits such as MoCada Museum of Art.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and other local residents are protesting the decision. Jeffries says the community groups shouldn?t be punished because the economy is in crisis.