How Michael K. Williams, a native son of Brooklyn, gave back to NYC

Actor Michael K. Williams, who died of a suspected heroin overdose Monday, dedicated himself to helping keep city kids safe from violence when the five-time Emmy nominee wasn’t acting on hit TV shows like “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire.”

Michael K. Williams speaks out after The Black Wall Street was vandalized earlier this year.Robert Miller

“Brooklyn is mourning one of its native sons,” the borough’s president and Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams tweeted shortly after news broke about the East Flatbush native’s passing.

“Michael K. Williams was a generational talent and a tireless advocate for social justice. As Omar in The Wire, he once said ‘sometimes who

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