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:
- Vonnice Brown - Apostle's House
- Okems Okemezie - City of Newark African Commission
- Marques-Aquil Lewis - 'Da Youth' Organization
- Judith Thomas-Morris - Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)
- Philip S. Thomas - Newark Symphony Hall
- Earl "Street Doctor" Best - Street Warriors, Inc.
- Eric Saunders - Tri-City Peoples Corporation
- Keith Green - United Way of Essex and West Hudson
- Robert Farley - Unified Vailsburg Services Organization
- Rutgers Distinguished Service Professor Clement Price
Dr. Kendell Sprott, Acting Chairman of Pediatrics,
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School