On this episode we examine the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn by reflecting on the history of organizing and movement building here and then by asking what is the present state of the Movement for Black Lives here in Central Brooklyn, New York and nationwide. Joining us for this discussion are two organizers who […]
At the heart of the debate around charter schools in Central Brooklyn are issues of race and real estate. Brooklyn Deep contributor Max Freedman, who has been looking closely at demographic and enrollment patterns throughout New York, answer questions on charter schools in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.
In “Almost Brooklyn Summer” we ask if street harassment invisible to men, and discuss the commodification of Brooklyn. Guests Aaron Freeman, Co-Host / Engineer, This Week in Blackness Radio 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 […]
Guests Taja Lindley, Founder, Managing Member, Colored Girls Hustle Jessica Valoris, Visual artist, Performing artist, and Poet Segments 1. Colored Girl Hustle: Audre Lorde told us that “caring for [yourself] is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” But with so many attacks on our self-esteem, our families, and […]
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 wake of Staten Island resident Eric Garner’s death at the hands of NYPD, we ask what has changed in Central Brooklyn policing since the […]
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 Central Brooklynites. Then in the wake of the resurfacing of rape accusations against Bill Cosby– we question if we should be indicting the “art” along with […]
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 politically. Guests Rae Gomes, Mother, Writer, & Activist Shatia Strother, Community Organizer, FUREE Segments 1. Motherhood, Womanhood & Movements: For women, deciding to be an activist means fighting a struggle […]
On this month’s Third Rail, we are tackling the politics of parenting. First by breaking down the differences between traditional public, charter, and private schools, and then by discussing the state of education organizing in Central Brooklyn. Guest Natasha Capers, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice Mark Winston Griffith, Brooklyn Movement Center Segments 1. Public vs. […]