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January 02, 2018 at 5:30 am

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 […]

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January 01, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The right to education, health, safety and equity.  They’re all things that all children should be entitled to. But for at risk youth getting them is not a guarantee. We caught up with the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Samantha Levine, and one of the scholars who has beaten the odds, Elphram Chowdhury. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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January 01, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of […]

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January 01, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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 […]

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January 01, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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 […]

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December 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

It was a morning bombshell for NBC’s “Today” viewers, as Savannah Guthrie announced live on the air that co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired following sexual misconduct allegations. Lauer is the latest in a string of high-powered men in the media and entertainment business to be terminated from his job over allegations of inappropriate behavior. We have the latest. What does the new GOP tax plan mean for your bottom line if […]

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December 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

Congress passed the most sweeping re-write of the tax code in decades, with a presidential signature expected in days. But what will it really do for us and our states? Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism joins us to break down the tax code reform. As a part of our […]

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