Third Rail Eps 22: The Politics of Parenting

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. […]

Third Rail Express: What if the Charleston Massacre happened in Central Brooklyn?

On Thursday, June 17th, Dylann Roof a white, 21-year-old man allegedly entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina during their evening bible study. And after one hour, Roof stood up and opened fire, fatally shooting 6 women and 3 men. BMC staff share their initial reaction to this news and ask what we would […]

Third Rail Eps 21: Same ‘Ish, Different Lens

We have explored gentrification and street harassment on Third Rail before, but on this month’s show we focus on these subjects through a different lens. First we discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and then we break down being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn. Guest Tasha Amezcua, SOS Program […]

Third Rail Eps 20: Crown Heights Fight

On “Crown Heights Fight” we report on the state of tenant organizing in Central Brooklyn and how tenants are reacting to rising rents. We then put to the test the notion that Bed-Stuy gets more political and media love than Crown Heights. Guest zakia henderson-brown, Board Member, Brooklyn Movement Center Joel Feingold, Member, Crown Heights […]

Third Rail Eps 19: Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power

On “Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power” we break down movement messaging and ask what strategies are being used today. We want to know: Is hip hop still relevant as an organizing tool? And what is the difference between marketing and community outreach? Guest Autumn Marie,Communication activist and community organizer, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement […]