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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Disgraced New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairwoman, Shola Olatoye, has stepped down. Now NYCHA’s tenants, who have suffered with heatless, unsafe, and vermin-ridden homes, step forward with parting words for her and shed light on the next steps for their communities. As the war on opioids continues, a possible turning point toward victory for turning the tide. Former City Council Speaker, […]
As Holocaust Remembrance begins, PBS presents “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II.” A preview of their fight against prejudice on the battlefield and in the barracks. Aired on April 11, 2018.
Former City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, & Former City Council Member, Elizabeth Crowley, sound the call for 21 women to be on the next City Council by 2021. They’re here with a plan to bridge the gender push. Aired on April 11, 2018.
We continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America” with a the story of The National Dance Institute of New York. They offer inner city kids a chance of being creative and free while developing the full mind. You don’t want to miss it! Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a […]
This weekend, on November 19, we remember the victims of childhood abuse with World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. Dr. Mary Pulido, Executive Director of the The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) joins us to talk about the agency that’s been protecting New York’s most vulnerable for more than 100 years. Aired November 17, 2017 and April 10, […]