The Dollars and Sense of Blackness

How is the global economic downturn affecting the African-American community?

In the first part (July 30, 2009) of this special two-part series, a collaboration with WNYC, our group of panelists takes a look at the impact on the central Brooklyn communities of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy. In the follow-up, August 6, 2009, hosted by WBGO News Director Doug Doyle, we were joined by community activists and stake-holders who shared their experiences, thoughts, and observations about Newark and did a little brainstorming about possible solutions.

The Impact on Central Brooklyn (59 mins):

Dollars and Sense of Blackness-Newark Forum (1 hr 27 mins):

Here are some of the participants in the Newark forum: