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

October 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

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 Greenwood, Owner & CEO, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns Kai Wright, Editor-at-Large, Colorlines Segments 1. Journalism that Builds Community: Although digital and social media have opened up new ways for people to share stories […]

Third Rail Eps 10: Brooklyn Summer

July 4th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

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: It’s summer! Which means free concerts, trips to Coney Island and… campaign season! What are the big races we should be paying attention to in Central Brooklyn? And how can we hold elected […]

Third Rail Eps 9: Almost Brooklyn Summer

June 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 9: Almost Brooklyn Summer

Guests Aaron Freeman, Co-Host / Engineer, This Week in Blackness Radio Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center Segments 1. Is street harassment invisible to men?:The conversations we have with most men about street harassment involve a lot of shock, confusion and disbelief. The ones we have with people who experience harassment are full […]

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

May 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) — a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn. [Check out one of the videos Veralyn Media created with BMC!] Central Brooklyn […]

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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