News: Local

CLIMATE AND RACIAL JUSTICE
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MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
We take a look at the climate and racial justice movement in New York with WE ACT For Environmental Justice co-founder Peggy Shepard. As part of our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, the environmental justice pioneer discusses the program’s efforts to protect communities ...
MetroFocus: September 23, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
Tonight, as Climate Week gets underway in NYC, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is pushing a new bill in Washington aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities over generations. Also, we take you back to the 1970’S when 80% of the Bronx ...
“FRONTLINE: THE CHOICE 2020: TRUMP VS. BIDEN”
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
In the midst of a historic pandemic, economic hardship, and a reckoning with racism, this November Americans will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. And before the votes a...
MetroFocus: September 22, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after To...
TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT? RITCHIE TORRES REACTS TO NYPD ATTACK
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after To...
MetroFocus: September 22, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
Ritchie Torres reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has "essentially become a hate group masquerading as a labor union." Also, tonight veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, joins us with a unique primer for voters in The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a ...
“FRONTLINE: THE CHOICE 2020: TRUMP VS. BIDEN”
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
Tonight veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, joins us with a unique primer for voters in The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary that tells the story of a deeply divided nation through the lives of the two men who want to lead it.
TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT?
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. He reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has "essentially ...
MetroFocus: September 21, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 21, 2020
This week Metrofocus Front Page Forecast veterans political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, noted author, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and a senior scholar at their Eagleton Institute of Politics, Dr. Saladin Ambar and NY Daily News editorial board member, Laura Nahmias weigh in.
MetroFocus: September 17, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 17, 2020
In the new book, “Sisters In Hate” journalist Seyward Darby sheds light on the new face of the alt-right with an eye-opening account of three women immersed in the white nationalist movement. Also, one initiative currently re-examining our past is the “We Are Sacred” project. Its mission: to help further ...