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Episode 12: Brooklyn Underhill Stories: All Global Soul

A long time resident on Brooklyn’s Underhill Avenue shares story of Cheryl’s Global Soul: a small-minority-woman-LGBTQ owned business is the heart of a block “making it” despite no start-up capital, gentrification and a pandemic. “Our windows framed Underhill Avenue. We saw everything. Cars lost tires & hubcaps, shots fired, Labor Day eating roti, goat &…

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Episode 11: Daughter of Brooklyn Finds the Circus

Past stories that inform present life on Underhill Avenue & Eastern Parkway – artists, entrepreneurs, a changing community. A black Brooklyn woman becomes an international circus star. Susan is an aerial artist, dancer and choreographer, an international circus star, a black woman who went to Brooklyn public schools, graduated from Stanford University and worked on…

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Episode 10: Special Edition MY U.S. Capitol 1-06-2021

DC will always be my spiritual home. I lived, loved, laughed, cried there for 21 years. The events at the US Capital on January 6 leave me suspended in disbelief. I had a personal and special relationship with the Capitol.  

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Episode 9: Brooklyn Moves Water

For 20+ years, a diverse community of Brooklyn women (and a few men), have learned from Torello Cabrol how to build a community workout with love, care and respect for each other.

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Episode 8: Shirley Chisholm: Founding Mother of Contemporary Black Politics

Shirley Chisholm, Brooklyn’s own, in 1968 the first African American woman elected to Congress. In 1972 she was the first woman nominated to be President. Conversation with Barbara Bullard, a Brooklyn Bed-Sty resident at the forefront of working to protect Chisholm’s legacy and a producer of a planned feature film starring Anika Noni Rose. Joined by cultural writer Gene Seymour, hosts Marie Nahikian & PJ Ryan explore connections to the historic nomination of Kamala Harris and highlight why “Miss Shirley” always said “being first is not enough.”

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Episode 05: 3 White Southern Sisters

“With all deliberate speed” 3 Southern white sisters experience 1960 Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 1967 Kathleen Cleaver encounter & Coretta Scott King interview, high school desegregation violence, Asheville, NC 1972

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