Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program.
He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community. MetroFocus sits down with award-winning actor, writer, community arts activist, and most recently the star, co-writer, and producer of the film, “Chapter and Verse,” Daniel Beaty. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]
Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child? If so, now’s your chance to become a mentor. We talk to Paula Gavin – the Chief Services Officer in charge of the new initiative, and Bianca Gottesman and Jade Nieves – a mentor-mentee duo from the organization i-Mentor – which builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation […]
An industry that has proven especially controversial: private prisons, and they’ve taken a financial hit from New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with the details. New York had an amazing day celebrating gay pride yesterday with an incredible record breaking turn out, but the celebration of equality continues. Tonight “First Person” host, Tonilyn Sideco, takes us inside her […]
The transit summer nightmare that’s more than just a bad dream-with new re-routings! New cancellations! And new delays! We’ll take you into the tunnels for a rare look at the breakdowns causing chaos for commuters. Putting an end to the stigma surrounding male sexual assault. Once a victim, now a leading voice-the son of NBA legend Isaiah Thomas, Zeke Thomas […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council reached a late night budget agreement to the tune of $85 billion dollars, but who are the real winners and losers when the cash is passed around? We’ve got analysis with the Editor-in-Chief of CITY & STATE, Jonathan Lentz. Next, New York and the rest of the world are on high alert […]
As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, so may essential services for those at grave risk. The president of the Mental Health Association, Kimberly Williams, is here to break down this potential catastrophic problem.