A new article by the Washington Informer highlights the link between foster care and homelessness citing that according to one local organization, nearly 40% of young homeless people in DC were either in foster care or the juvenile justice system before ending up on the street. As a former foster kid…(read Nicole A. Childers story on blackandbrownnews.com )
(Photo: BlackandBrownNews.com). This circa 1900 Smith Premier No. 2 Typewriter is showcased at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism (NYC), in the student “newsroom.” Once upon a time, this was the primary tool journalists-writers used to create communication (reports) for the public.
Real talk: In the 2012 election cycle, $6 Billion dollars was spent to influence voters, while 47 million in the U.S. are living under the poverty level. That is a national crisis.
Sharon Toomer, BBN’s publisher; Robert L. Hawkins, Ph.D. of NYU Silver School of Social Work; and, David R. Jones of Community Service Society of New York join the discussion on CUNY-TV’s “Independent Sources”. Watch the Video….
(Photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room).
The Mormon Church was – agruably, still is – a purveyor of discrimination; it viewed Black people as unholy, as servants and “cursed by the the mark of Cain.” As a faithful, longstanding Mormon, Governor Romney’s worldview is informed and shaped by the Church’s controversial dogma. That doctrine and its influence over Romney requires much greater questioning and examination from journalists who report for major news media outlets. Read more here…
Which Mitt Romney Are You Voting For? Do You Really Trust This Guy? Read more here.
BBN’s Very INTERESTING Person Series profiles interesting people from all walks of life. Our VIP picks are not always widely known or public figures. Some are ordinary and some are extraordinary people. What makes someone an interesting figure? Whether they are flawless or flawed, noble OR unlikable, individuals are interesting to us because of their life story, life’s work, life experiences OR contributions to the local, national and global community.
Gina Winstanley, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta by President Barack Obama. Ambassador Winstanley is BBN’s first profile in our “Very INTERESTING Person” series.
DC 37, New York City’s largest public employee union, last week released its list of candidates it endorses for the September 13 Primary Race. Three candidates on the list are currently either under investigation or indicted by state and federal authorities.
Brooklyn’s Transformer has arrived. It is here to stay. There is nothing to stop it. Still, to the protect the Public’s best interest, there is an urgent call for Governor Cuomo’s oversight.
In a candid letter addressed to Andrew Cuomo, a group of Brooklyn’s clergy outline the impact of failed promises to the community and ask the governor to step in and provide accountability and oversight in the Atlantic Yards Project. (The centerpiece of the AYP is the Nets Arena-Barclays Center).
Read BBN’s Special Report: The Cloud Over BK’s ‘Transformer’: Nets Arena Leaves a Community Behind, Ignored
Study: Between January and June 2012, “Every 40 hours in the United States one Black woman, man or child is killed by police, and by a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes.”