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Screenwriter. Historian. BA in History and certificate in Latin American studies from Cornell University. MA in English Education from Columbia University. Very interested in public policy.


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marijuana Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (19 comments)     

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The Federal War on Drugs is Unconstitutional The federal war on drugs is unconstitutional. There is nothing in the US constitution that gives the federal government the right to make drugs or the drug business illegal so long as it is conducted in state.

Wine Monday, July 18, 2016 (1 comments)     

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My New Film Wine Tasting Article on my new indie film project Wine Tasting.

Shot of Los Angeles Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (13 comments)     

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Activism Channeled Through Public Schools Article on how investments in education have led to substantially increased minority enrollments.

Bernie and Jane Sunday, April 10, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Sanders Is the Best Candidate by Far for Working Class Majority Sanders policies are the best by far for working class and poor majority.

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Diversity Does Not Equal Black Giving Black actors awards at SAG does not address the lack of diversity in the industry.

Oscars Sunday, January 24, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Academy Confronts Structural Racism In the Film Industry The Academy finally addresses issues of structural racism.

Bus Going Down Street in Downtown LA Monday, January 18, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The Reurbanization of Los Angeles Los Angeles has transformed from the nation's biggest suburb to a sophisticated city.

Raymond Arrieta Thursday, December 24, 2015 (6 comments)     

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NBC Universal Telemundo Host Raymond Arrieta Does Racist Blackface and Brownface Performances On TV NBC Universal Telemundo Airs Racist Blackface and Brownface performances by Raymond Arrieta!

Abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR Saturday, December 12, 2015 (1 comments)     

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Push Towards Reactivation of Queens, NY abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR Train Tracks Push to restore train service to abandoned railroad in Queens, NY.

Cary Woodworth Saturday, March 14, 2015 (1 comments)     

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Cary Woodworth on his latest projects, film festivals, Chinese films and independent film Cary Woodworth speaks on acting in Chinese language films, on the independent film scene and on film festivals.

21 juli 2012-DSC_0720 Thursday, August 21, 2014 (2 comments)     

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

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

IMG_4399.JPG Saturday, August 2, 2014 (1 comments)     

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

Vermin @ The Atlantic 2014 Friday, August 1, 2014 (2 comments)     

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

Rotherham Slamfest 3 - The Starkins Friday, July 11, 2014 (1 comments)     

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

P2830097 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.

DSC04091 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (1 comments)     

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

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

DSC_0232 Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (3 comments)     

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Child Protective Services Unlawfully Remove Children From Their Families 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.

NYCLife Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (1 comments)     

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

//www.thenation.com/sites/default/files/user/20/ows_banner_ap_img.jpg: Image from a quicklink Sunday, February 9, 2014 (4 comments)     

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Occupy Wall Street's Founders and Take Ownership of the Movement Occupy Wall Street Founders Step Forward

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Marjorie Hill, GMHC's First Black Woman CEO, Thrown Under the Bus 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.

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Gentrification Is Merely the Transformation Of Large Cities Into Post Industrial Cities 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/33147718@N05/8618628686/: Filming at a Movietone event in Circular Quay, Sydney Sunday, May 5, 2013 (2 comments)     

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

Friday, April 26, 2013 (1 comments)     

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

//www.flickr.com/photos/33671002@N00/8207864637/ 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.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (1 comments)     

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The First Stages of Privatization of New York's Housing Projects 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 (1 comments)     

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

Saturday, December 24, 2011 (14 comments)     

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The Degeneration of Occupy Wall Street Into A Charity 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 (3 comments)     

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

Times Square 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.

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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.

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Occupiers Help Needy Stay in or Obtain Housing 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.

california 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 (1 comments)     

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Teamsters Strike at Sotheby's supported by Occupiers 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 (1 comments)     

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OWS Encourages The Growth Of Independent Media OWS is promoting the growth of new media.

Monday, October 31, 2011 (1 comments)     

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Discrimination And Nepotism In Hollywood 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!