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Day: <span>November 15, 2019</span>

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Friday, November 15th  Black Public Media Open Call Deadline Attention filmmakers! This year’s Open Call is for feature-length documentaries, shorts (nonfiction or scripted) or limited podcast series for public media distribution. Selected projects will receive production funds to advance their work. There are no limits on the subject area. However, BPM encourages work that will […]readmore

Byron Allen Vs. Comcast

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On When A Racial Discrimination Case Is “Plausible” Enough To Go Forward — Update By Ted Johnson, deadline.com Byron Allen’s racial discrimination case against Comcast came before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, as some of the justices questioned what a plaintiff has to show in a pleading to survive beyond its […]readmore

Melanie Garcia Missing

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police said Saturday they’re searching for a 15-year-old girl missing since June. Melanie Garcia, 15, was last seen at around 3:45 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Services at 479 New Jersey Ave. in East New York on June 22, a police spokesperson said Saturday. Garcia is 5 feet 3 inches […]readmore

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, dies at 60

By Darryl CooteNov. 10 (UPI) — Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly Sunday in his sleep at the age of 60, the not-for-profit healthcare company said. “On behalf of our board of directors, employees and physicians, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard’s family during this very difficult time,” the […]readmore

As Above, So Below

Thinker’s Notebook   By Marlon Rice I can tell you dozens of subway stories from my time growing up in this community.  When I was a kid, my mom would take the train home and if she needed extra hands to carry bags then she’d call me when she was leaving work and I would […]readmore

America needs to seriously tax the rich – I should

By George Zimmer If Donald Trump really wants to make America great again, he’d do what our country did when it was at the height of its economic stability and equality: increase the top income tax rate to 90%.  Instead, what we have now is a tax system put into place for present-day robber barons […]readmore

WBAI’s First Week Back Reveals Need for Advocacy and Vigilant

by Maitefa Angaza In the week since WBAI 99.5FM returned to the air, relieved loyal fans (New York fans) and those across the tri-state area have been repeatedly warned that the battle is not yet over. Judge Melissa Crane of the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled in favor of the station, ordering its Pacifica Foundation parent […]readmore

Introduced Legislation Would Remove Westchester and Rockland Counties from New

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) recently introduced the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act (HR-4984) to help counter skyrocketing rent prices in New York and other major American metropolitan areas. “Affordable housing has become out of reach for so many New Yorkers and in urban areas across America—when I’m home in Brooklyn, constituents […]readmore