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MetroFocus: August 28, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 28, 2020
Tonight, we examine the underlying issues behind the recent shootings and the backlash unfolding in our communities with Dr. Robert Gonzalez- St. John’s professor and retired NYPD Assistant Commissioner of Training and Dr. Crystal Fleming- SUNY Stony Brook professor and author of “How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On ...
MetroFocus: August 27, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 27, 2020
Polls show that the race for the White House is getting tighter. Tonight, HBO Real Time with Bill Maher writer Amy Holmes and Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and political commentator Ellis Henican are back with a look at the highs, lows, and takeaways of the 2020 Republican National Convention and to ...
“HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON: JOHN LEWIS AND THE POWER OF HOPE”
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...
MetroFocus: August 26, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...
MetroFocus: August 25, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 25, 2020
A century ago, White women got the right to vote. It took nearly 50 more years for that to extend to Black women. Tonight, the 19th’s Errin Haines reports on what the two groups have done at the ballot box since then. Then in her book “Leadership In Turbulent Times,” ...
‘WE’ VERSUS ‘ME’
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MetroFocus | August 25, 2020
A century ago, White women got the right to vote. It took nearly 50 more years for that to extend to Black women. Tonight, the 19th’s Errin Haines reports on what the two groups have done at the ballot box since then.
MetroFocus: August 24, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 24, 2020
A look at the news making local and national headlines this week and how it impacts the tri-state. Tonight’s panel features political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, Dr. Christina Greer and NY Daily News editorial board member, Laura Nahmias.
MetroFocus: August 20, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 20, 2020
The Democratic National Convention comes to a close on the heels of rousing words last night from Biden running mate Kamala Harris, and headline grabbing speeches from the Obamas, Hillary Clinton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and more.
MetroFocus: August 19, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 19, 2020
According to Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent data- while many shops are surviving, at least 2,800 small businesses have permanently closed their doors since March, leaving thousands of New Yorkers out of work and in financial peril. Tonight, he shares the details of his new proposal to “Save Main Street” and ...
NEW BOOK “THE TALK: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE, LOVE & TRUTH”
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MetroFocus | August 19, 2020
Coming of age is a difficult journey for most young people. But when that journey is fraught with issues like gender, class and race, it can be doubly difficult. These are often subjects parents have a hard time discussing openly and frankly with their children.