By Yolande Brener
“There is nothing correctional going on in correctional facilities,” said Mumia Abu-Jamal. “You cannot correct people by putting them in a box and denying them every so-called right that is entitled to every person.” Continue reading
Posted in Film, movie, Movie Review
Tagged Alice Walker, Black Panther, Black Panthers, Cornel West, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Documentary, Film, Frank Rizzo, George Washington, mumia, Mumia Abu Jamal, NPR, Philadelphia, Stephen Vittoria, United States, Yolande Brener, Yolande’s Yard
Young, bearded, a bit scruffy, a young man walked into a community organizing office in East Harlem, lugging a heavy bag. Continue reading
Posted in East Harlem, Politics
Tagged ACORN, Barack Obama, Earlham College, East Brooklyn Congregations, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Grant Lindsay, Industrial Areas Foundation, John M. Howting, Manhattan Together, Melvin Howting, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Rhea Byer-Ettinger, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Saul Alinsky
By David Gorn, NPR
I was just talking about this after looking at some football games during the holidays and realized that the commercials were louder than the game announcers:
Anyone who watches TV can tell you: When the commercials come on, it feels like you’re being blasted by volume. At some point, we’ve all reached for the mute button, because those ads are so much louder than the shows surrounding them.
But do TV commercials really have to be louder than the TV programs? That’s what Congress is deciding right now.
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Tagged commercials, NPR, TV
National Public Radio is canceling “News & Notes” and “Day to Day” effective in March, and the network is reducing its work force by 7 percent, NPR announced on Wednesday.
A projected $2 million deficit for fiscal year 2009 has become $23 million with the downturn in the economy, the network said.
“Neither program was attracting sufficient levels of audience or national underwriting necessary to sustain continued production under these tough financial circumstances,” Dennis Haarsager, interim president and CEO, said in a message to NPR affiliates. Continue reading
A newspaper reporter recently became the subject of news when he was thrown out of the press area during a rally for Sen. John McCain. Stephen Price of the Tallahassee Democrat was one of several reporters covering McCain’s stop-over in Panama City, Florida last Friday. Continue reading
A Proposal for Major Re-Zoning Shakes Up an Historic Street
Changes are coming to 125th Street. Plans to rezone Harlem’s main artery look headed for approval in the city council, after a compromise to limit the height of new buildings to 19 stories. The amount of affordable housing in the plan has also been increased. While the look of 125th Street will change, it’s less clear what will happen to its identity.
Look and listen to the story of 125th Street > harlem
By Siddhartha Mitter for www.npr.org
Next Sunday, April 6th, while Liane Hansen is on the road in Egypt, NPR’s Lynn Neary speaks with Harlem resident Maya Angelou on Weekend Edition at 8:30 am, on 93.9 FM on the radio dial check them out at www.npr.org.