Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally

    Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally

    In this episode of Third Rail we break down two conversations happening nationally and on a local level. First, by examining the mid-term elections and how the results will affect...

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      Third Rail Express: #IndictTheSystem

      #IndictTheSystem: We discuss the non indictment of both cops who killed an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Gardner in Staten Island, and the on-going protesting that has fo...

    • Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally
      Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally

      In this episode of Third Rail we break down two conversations happening nationally and on a local level. First, by examining the mid-term elections and how the results will affect...

    • Third Rail Eps 14: Revolutionary Birth
      Third Rail Eps 14: Revolutionary Birth

      In “Revolutionary Birth” we discuss motherhood and womanhood in movement spaces with two mothers living in Central Brooklyn. And we share books that have shaped us poli...

    • Third Rail Eps 13: Telling stories. Taking care of business.
      Third Rail Eps 13: Telling stories. Taking care of business.

      In “Telling stories. Taking care of business.” we explore the intersection between citizen journalism and community entrepreneurship in Central Brooklyn. Guests Monique Greenwo...

    • Third Rail Eps 12: Environmental Justice
      Third Rail Eps 12: Environmental Justice

      In “Environmental Justice” we discuss ways we can elevate “green” concerns and the many connections to race, class, and gender. And we also challenge the idea that the envi...

    • Third Rail Eps 11: Street Talk
      Third Rail Eps 11: Street Talk

      In “Street Talk” we discuss the most outrageous things that have been said or done to us on the street, and some of the ways we’ve reacted. Also in this installment, in the w...

    • Third Rail Eps 10: Brooklyn Summer
      Third Rail Eps 10: Brooklyn Summer

      Guests James Subudhi, BMC Board Member, Neighborhood Activist Britney Whaley, Political Organizer, Working Families PartyCenter Segments 1. 2014 Races & Elected Accountability:...

    • Third Rail Eps 9: Almost Brooklyn Summer
      Third Rail Eps 9: Almost Brooklyn Summer

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    • The End of NPR's Blackest Show (Ebony.com)
      The End of NPR’s Blackest Show (Ebony.com)

      Believe it or not, I was actually listening to Michel Martin, NPR’s Tell Me More (TMM) host and Marilyn Geewax, NPR’s Senior Business Editor tell me why 3 million young peopl...


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      My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

      "I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

      —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration



    • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.


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      Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.


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