News Voices Community Engagement

Eyes Like Mine / www.eyeslikemine.org

Krystle Allen, a Newark native, founded Eyes Like Mine Incorporated, a nonprofit organization established in March of 2014. The organization was founded with the help of Naquela Wright and Ihsaan R. Muhammad Esq., to introduce a unique pattern of advocacy for individuals who are vision impaired or blind. Their goal is to empower, enlighten, and innovate communities in New Jersey about vision loss and make resources available for people with vision loss.

Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair state University

The Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund in Newark is an opportunity for local reporters, media makers, organizations and city residents to apply with collaborative projects to meet information needs identified throughout the city.

Downtown Newark, New Jersey. (Wikimedia Photo/King of Hearts)

  

WBGO/Newark Public Radio launched a fund for city residents, community groups, and organizations who are addressing COVID-19 and other issues impacting their community either as a direct result of the pandemic or are linked to and heightened by it. The WBGO Newsroom Mini-grants Program will award grants for projects that address COVID-19 and other issues impacting their community and a commitment to sharing relevant news and information in their neighborhood. 

Here are our 2020 mini-grant awardees:  

The Gem Project, Inc.

Brit Harley / Newark Public Radio/WBGO

Newark native, Khajuaan Walker, is the visionary behind Coal Crown Creative; a lifestyle brand committed to exploring what it means to be Black and a self-advocate through programming and self-expression. Be heard, be loved, and be accomplished are the three pillars that all CCC programs and initiatives are grounded in. Coal Crown Creative released “Classically Beautiful”, two filmed discussions that featured Black women and their relationship to internal and external beauty.

Voting Block
Chrystofer "Dolo Foto” Davis

The Center For Cooperative Media at Montclair State University is in the midst of its latest Voting Block initative which is designed to amplify the voices of people who live in various cities.  This time Voting Block is focusing on Paterson, Newark and Camden.

Voting Block's Manya Brachear Pashman came into the WBGO studios to talk to WBGO News Director Doug Doyle about the project and WBGO's News Voices Fellow Brit Harley's role as a facilitator in the Newark part of the grant-funded initiative.