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Health care grows in Brooklyn

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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When you think of quality health care, I’m sure Fulton Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn isn’t the first place that comes to mind. In this broadcast package, produced by Juan De Jesus and Courtney Carter, we examine a health clinic that works in Central Brooklyn.

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Sophisticated Blogger

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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WordPress hasn’t crashed…yet. As we wrap up the semester at the J-School (i know, weak link) there are about twelve people adding posts right now and some of them are posting what they learned this semester and I too will take that route. When I met a classmate for the first time this summer, I […]

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When will the MTA get it together?

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City passed their 2010 budget today. Most budgets are passed without any notice and if so, maybe a brief mention on the 11 o’clock local news–But today was a different story. I recieved a breaking news alert via a text message from WABC-Channel 7 in New York City. […]

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Mediaite forgets journalists of color

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Mediaite, a news and opinion blog that covers the media industry, recently released a multimedia list of 28 media leaders who died this decade. The list included all the expectations of great journalists, like Tim Russert and Peter Jennings, who have passed away this decade. Mediaite even extended the list to include names that you […]

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"Waterless" Toothbrush unveiled at New York Dental Convention

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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A toothbrush that does not use running water for rinsing was unveiled at a national dental convention in New York City today. The Aquafree Toothbrush is a new toothbrush that combines water conservation and convenience. The brush has a tank handle, which has two valves, one containing a small amount of water and the other […]

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BuzzKill: Being arrested for not tipping

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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One month ago, a group of seven friends decided to go to a Friday night Happy Hour but the night didn’t end up being a happy one. Two of the seven were arrested for not leaving a big enough tip. Leslie Pope, 22, a senior at Moravian College and John Wagner, 24, a graduate student […]

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The Queensboro Bridge & The ING New York City Marathon

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Mile 15 of The ING New York City Marathon is an uphill battle. As runners make a left turn onto The Queensboro Bridge, it’s just the runner, a bridge, and sheer willpower. For a mile, the runners are by themselves, with no spectators or cheering, as they enter Manhattan for the second half of the […]

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Governor Paterson is a no show in Brooklyn

Posted on 22. Oct, 2009 by .

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First AME Zion Church in Brooklyn was a packed house yesterday. Politicians, community members, and candidates gathered at the historic pillar of Bed-Stuy for “A Community Conversation with New York State Governor David Paterson.” The only problem was Governor Paterson didn’t show up. Governor Paterson’s absence didn’t stop the show. Community members asked elected officials […]

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BuzzKill: Reverse Discrimination at a Historically Black Campus

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .

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Imagine you won a beauty pageant at your undergraduate institution. You ran on a platform of mentoring girls aged 11-14 and you won the contest, which entitles you to a scholarship and to potentially qualify for Miss Virginia, which leads to Miss America. When you are crowned, a noticeable amount of your classmates walk out. […]

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Cornerstone Baptist Church

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Vibrant colors, joyous singing, tears, and extravagant hats are some of the scenes taking place on an October morning in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Inside a pastor ties pole vaulting, Jay-Z’s newest album, and blackberry’s to The Bible. Cornerstone Baptist Church is a staple in the Bed-Stuy community. Residents say […]

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