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Screenwriter. Historian. Graduate of Cornell University. Currently taking graduate classes at Lehman College.

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37 Articles, 12 Quick Links, 26 Comments, 1 Diaries, 0 Polls

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Thursday, August 21, 2014     

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The Diversity of Academy Awards 2014 Illustrates a Changing Film Industry
(2 comments) The film industry is starting to address the lack of diversity.

Monday, August 4, 2014     

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Wild Bird Fund Rescues Injured and Sick Birds in Metro NYC
(1 comments) This organization rescues wild birds as well as educates the public on wild birds and there care.

Saturday, August 2, 2014     

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Harlem's New Renaissance Comes at a Price to the Poor and Elderly
(1 comments) The oldest residents pay the highest price as Harlem continues to be developed.

Friday, August 1, 2014     

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The Corporate Sector Completely Assimilates Brooklyn, NY's Williamsburg
(2 comments) Williamsburg, one of the first hip parts of Brooklyn has been completely assimilated by the corporate sector.

Friday, July 11, 2014     

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Rapid Gentrification Hitting Bed Stuy and Changing the Neighborhood's Racial Demographics
(1 comments) Gentrification has rapidly changed the racial demographics in Bedstuy.

Thursday, July 10, 2014     

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Controversial Jackson Heights/Corona BID Threatens Immigrant-Owned Businesses in Queens, NY
The controversy over this Business-Improvement District has come to a peak, as the city now must weigh in on whether this BID should become a reality.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014     

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Mayor de Blasio Restores HIV Funds Bloomberg Era Cut
(1 comments) De Blasio has restored Bloomberg's cuts to HIV programs and even improved on the funding.

Sunday, July 6, 2014     

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Lower East Side: Gentrification or Destruction?
(5 comments) Lower East Side's transformation has rapidly changed this once working class neighborhood as tenement housing was destroyed and replaced with luxury apartments.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014     

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Child Protective Services Unlawfully Remove Children From Their Families
(3 comments) Michigan has a problem with the rubber stamping of removal orders of children from their homes. This is a violation of Michigan law, which mandates personal review from a judge. These women were not allowed to give their defense.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014     

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Asian American Film Lab’s Programming Comes to NYC Media TV
(1 comments) Asian American Film Lab Brings Its Original Programming to NYC Media TV!

Sunday, February 9, 2014     

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Occupy Wall Street's Founders and Take Ownership of the Movement
(4 comments) Occupy Wall Street Founders Step Forward

Thursday, February 6, 2014     

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Marjorie Hill, GMHC's First Black Woman CEO, Thrown Under the Bus
(1 comments) Marjorie Hill, GMHC's first Black Woman CEO, was thrown under the bus by the board of directors. While she was rightfully fired, there are as much to blame for GMHC's issues as Hill herself.

Thursday, January 30, 2014     

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Gentrification Is Merely the Transformation Of Large Cities Into Post Industrial Cities
(7 comments) Gentrification is much more than rich people buying up poor neighborhoods.

Monday, October 28, 2013     

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Unfinished Works: An Evening of Autumn Entertainment
Korea Society holds joint event with Asian American Film Lab on staged reading of independent film scripts.

Friday, May 24, 2013     

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Web Series Black Folk Don't Explores Stereotypes of African Americans
Black Folk Don't is a web series that explores stereotypes of Black Americans, and debunks them.

Sunday, May 5, 2013     

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Web Panel at IFP Highlights Erosion of Barriers to Diverse Filmmakers
(2 comments) Diverse Panel at IFP talks about the web and independent film.

Friday, April 26, 2013     

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Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute Help to Increase Diversity in Media
(1 comments) Tribeca Film Festival and its affiliate Tribeca Film Institute work hard to increase diversity in the media.

Monday, April 8, 2013     

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Fast Food Workers in New York Go on Strike
Fast Food Workers are in striking in New York. They are protesting low pay, lack of benefits, deplorable working conditions.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013     

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MTA NY Raises Fares and Tolls Again
MTA NYC is raising fares and tolls again. There must be other ways of raising necessary funds.

Saturday, February 16, 2013     

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Bloomberg Reduces Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana from Misdemeanor to Violation
(6 comments) NYC reduces penalties for marijuana possession.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013     

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The First Stages of Privatization of New York's Housing Projects
(1 comments) NYC prepares privatization of its housing projects.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013     

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Feb. 7th Industry Spotlight at Asian American Film Lab
Review of Event at Asian American Film Lab

Tuesday, July 31, 2012     

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72HourShootOut Competition
(1 comments) Asian American Film Festival promotes diversity, fights against marginalization of Asians in the media.

Saturday, December 24, 2011     

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The Degeneration of Occupy Wall Street Into A Charity
(14 comments) How Occupy Wall Street Has Degenerated Into a Charity. Vagabonds from other states have polluted Occupy Wall Street, perhaps beyond repair.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011     

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Use and Abuse of the Chronically Homeless in the Occupy Wall Street Movement
(3 comments) Chronic Homeless members of occupiers have been pushed to the side, in favor of more well to do occupiers.

Sunday, December 4, 2011     

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Occupy Broadway Street Performances, Dec. 2-3, 2011
Occupy Wall Street brings theatre and music to an outdoor performance in a privately owned public park.

Saturday, December 3, 2011     

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World Aids Day Protesters Arrested Near NY City Hall
Vocal New York led a march from Zucotti Park to City Hall on World Aids Day. The purpose of this is to raise awareness on the need for funding for HIV, Malaria, Tuberculous, Hepatitis C, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and other serious illness and healthcare in general.

Sunday, November 27, 2011     

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Occupiers Help Needy Stay in or Obtain Housing
(2 comments) Occupy Wall Street has gone local. At the grassroots level around the country, occupation is working on issues such as housing and other matters that directly affect communities.

Thursday, November 24, 2011     

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California Leads the Fight Against Social Injustice
California has often lead the nation in progressive movements. Occupy Wall Street is being redefined and reignited in California.

Sunday, November 20, 2011     

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Media Coverage of Occupy More Positive As Of Nov. 17th
Upon seeing Occupy move forward, the mainstream media coverage changed. Part of this was because journalists were assaulted during the shutdown of Zucotti. The other part is that the newspapers and other media sources sense the shift in public opinion.

Thursday, November 17, 2011     

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Bloomberg-Secret Ally of the Occupiers
Bloomberg's actions have revitalized the movement.

Sunday, November 13, 2011     

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Teamsters Strike at Sotheby's supported by Occupiers
(1 comments) Teamsters 814 unites with Occupy to protest Sotheby's attempts to replace their union workers with temps.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011     

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Occupy Wall Street's Dialog With Uptown Justice Movements
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is now creating a dialog with Occupy Wall Street. The groups are exploring ways to achieve their goals. With each other support and the support of all the other Occupy movements and allied people.

Saturday, November 5, 2011     

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OWS Encourages The Growth Of Independent Media
(1 comments) OWS is promoting the growth of new media.

Monday, October 31, 2011     

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Occupy Wall Street Unites The 99%
(1 comments) Occupy Wall Street Unites the public and progressive movements in ways the general public hasn't.

Sunday, October 30, 2011     

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Discrimination And Nepotism In Hollywood
(2 comments) The problems caused by nepotism and discrimination in the film industry affect the whole society, and reinforce the oppression of raciam minorities.

Thursday, October 27, 2011     

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Occupy Central Park 11/11/2011
Join this cultural event/festival for the planning of the next phase of the occupation!