Third Rail Eps 17: Activism 360

February 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 17: Activism 360

Believe it or not, activist are not just battling “the system” day and night. In this episode of Third Rail we discuss how sometimes, we’re fighting our schedules, to squeeze in activism beyond the workplace. And then we talk about the struggle between generations that fundamentally see different solutions to the same issue. Guests Kristen […]

Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?

January 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?

In this episode of Third Rail we discuss two potential strategies for community and social justice wins. First by examining black and brown neighborhoods in other cities, that may have some lessons for Central Brooklyn on the gentrification front. And then by tackling an age-old community organizing question: is it best to fight for social justice change […]

Third Rail Eps 8: The Personal is Political

May 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 8: The Personal is Political

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Taja Lindley, Founder, Managing Member, Colored Girls Hustle Jessica Valoris, Visual artist, Performing artist, and Poet Segments 1. Colored Girl Hustle: Audre […]

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

May 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

On the morning I heard about the 200+ Nigerian girls who were kidnapped at their Chibok boarding school by the militant group Boko Haram I was with guy I’m seeing, who happens to be Nigerian. We were listening to the BBC and he (basically) assured me this happens all the time, that they (Boko Haram) […]

Third Rail Eps 7: Laughing to Keep From Crying

May 8th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 7: Laughing to Keep From Crying

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Lois Thompson, Producer, Comedian & Host, The Brown Girl Comedy Show L. Michelle, Comedian, Actress, and Writer Segments 1. Brown Girl Comedy: […]

Third Rail Eps 6: Organizing & Funding the Revolution

April 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 6: Organizing & Funding the Revolution

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Braeden Lentz, Development Manager, Urban Justice Center Maurice Mitchell, Coordinator, New York Civic Engagement Table Segments 1. Black Community Organizing: Is there […]

Third Rail Eps 5: Social Justice. You about this life?

April 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 5: Social Justice. You about this life?

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Mark Winston Griffith, BMC’s Executive Director Segments 1. Music that changed me: Music is a huge part of how we come to […]

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

March 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Mychal Denzel Smith, Writer, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute Marlon Peterson, Writer, Director of Community Relations, Fortune Society Segments 1. Cycle of Gentrification: A recent Spike […]

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    As I mentally prepare to watch and discuss ‪#‎GirlsRising‬ today– a film that portrays the lives of nine young girls from around the world describing the challenges they face being denied an education– I googled “chibok kidnapping nigeria." 

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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