Post Tagged with: "video"

A still from Christine Streich's video on Daniela Alulema, a DREAM act advocate.

Video: Immigration Policy Change May ‘Open Doors’

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video June 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Activists from the growing student movement for the DREAM Act cautiously applauded today’s news that President Barack Obama will implement many of its provisions — including 25-year-old Daniela Alulema, an Ecuadorian who has been unable to work legally since she graduated college. Christine Streich shot this video portrait for Voices of NY.

A still from Natalia Osipova's video portrait of Dr. Leonid Isakov.

Video: A Pediatrician Who Rarely Sees His Children

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video June 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

A pediatrician with 16 years of experience in Uzbekistan, Leonid Isakov struggled to became a board-certified doctor and open his own clinic in Brooklyn. Now his clinic’s waiting room is filled with his small patients, but Isakov has little time to spend with his own children. Natalia Osipova shot a video portrait of this hard-working immigrant entrepreneur for Voices of NY.

Jeffrey Conroy (Left) and Marcelo Lucero (Right) (Photos via Long Island Wins)

Documentary: After the Murder Trial, a Hate Crime Still Vexes Long Island

Crime, Long Island, Video June 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Marcelo Lucero’s attackers have been convicted, but thanks to a new documentary, his murder case is again in the limelight, three and a half years after a teenager stabbed the immigrant from Ecuador in Suffolk County for being Latino, Long Island Wins reported.

Chris Bilal, flanked by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Joo-Hyun Kang of Communities United for Police Reform, Lambda Legal’s Kevin Cathcart, the NAACP's Ben Jealous, HRC’s Marty Rouse, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. (Photo by William Alatriste / Gay City News)

In Silence, a Common Ground Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, LGBTQ, Video June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Bucking the tendency to assume that African-Americans are hostile to the LGBT community, community organizers from both groups, as well as others affected by police stop-and-frisk practices, plan to march silently together on Father’s Day.

In their video for The Brooklyn Ink, Frank Runyeon and Tania Rashid tagged along with the Bronx County Safety Patrol to patrol the streets of Echo Park.

Video: Patrolling the Bronx With a Neighborhood Watch Group

Bronx, Crime, Video May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida has brought on some public scrutiny of neighborhood watch groups across the country. The Brooklyn Ink tagged along recently with one such group patrolling the streets of the Echo Park neighborhood in the Bronx.

Video Finish: A Fairy Godmother to Many Cinderellas

Video Finish: A Fairy Godmother to Many Cinderellas

Culture, Featured Posts, Video May 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

We couldn’t think of a better way to go into the long weekend than this video from Brooklyn Ink on the L.A.C.E. Leading Ladies prom dress giveaway, where the nonprofit donated high-end gowns to Brooklyn teens who would otherwise have missed their proms.

Cast members from Gondry's “The We and the I.” (Photo by Matthew J. Perlman/Hunts Point Express)

A Local Look at Michel Gondry’s Bronx-Based Film, ‘The We and the I’

Bronx, Culture, Video May 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Details remain slim on the latest film that director Michel Gondry premiered at Cannes, which focuses on a group of Bronx teenagers. But a Hunts Point Express article from October about the filming offers some local insight into the film’s non-professional cast, its locales and the process behind “The We and the I.”

Screen grab of the rapper "Brooklyn Shanti" from video by Brooklyn Ink.

Video: Hip-Hop With a Bengali Flavor

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video May 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Nabin Laskar, the Bengali-American rapper known as Brooklyn Shanti, describes his path to hip-hop music and the challenges he faced along the way in a video interview with The Brooklyn Ink.

Still from the video "Gentrification’s Casualties: Brooklyn Under the Radar" by Brooklyn Ink

The Human Cost of Brooklyn’s Gentrification

Brooklyn, Housing, Video May 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A video piece from Brooklyn Ink puts a human face on the cost of gentrification, profiling a tenant who says her landlord set fire to her apartment to force her family out, and another who says the unsafe conditions in her apartment have left her with serious health problems.

A still from the movie "Deaf Jam." (Photo courtesy of Gat PR, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Film Review: ‘Deaf Jam,’ a Window Into ASL Poetry Slam Scene

Culture, Video May 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

A new documentary follows a group of teenagers as they discover the vibrant New York City subculture of the deaf poetry scene, The Jewish Daily Forward reports in Allen Ellenzweig’s mostly positive review of the film, “Deaf Jam.”

Video: The Limbo King From Laventille

Video: The Limbo King From Laventille

Culture, Video May 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This video, by former Voices of NY editor Sherrie-Ann De Leon, was a welcome treat on a rainy New York City morning, evoking tropical celebrations with dance numbers from Trinidad at the Universoul Circus.

The new Spanish-language nespaper INDIGNación dedicated an issue to the May Day Occupy Wall Street protests. (Photo by Jenny Marc via GlobalPost)

Media in Focus: A Blog Ends, Another Expands, and a Newspaper is Born

Media, Politics, Video May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

As the South-Asian blog Sepia Mutiny takes a bow, a new Spanish-language newspaper with roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement launches and the local news blog DNAinfo expands into all five boroughs.

Connor McCrate and Getzy Edelman of Streimel Viking entertain a crowd in Brooklyn. (Photo by Sonja Sharp/DNAinfo)

Ex-Hasidic Death Metal Band Rocks Crown Heights

Culture, Religion, Video May 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

First there was Matisyahu, the Hasidic hip hop and dancehall phenomenon. Now, DNAinfo reports, Crown Heights has Streimel Viking — death metal by way of Orthodox Judaism.

Voices in Focus: MTV to Cast African New Yorkers for African Interview Show

Economy, Media, Video April 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

MTV Base MEETS, an interview show that runs on African MTV networks, seeks young Africans living in NYC; an ethnic newspaper editor argues against handing out newspapers for free; the library system tackles unemployment; and some more coverage of the Ippies awards.

Immigrants Skeptical of Obama’s Commitment to Immigration Reform

Immigration, Politics, Video April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The Polish publication Nowy Dziennik covered President Barack Obama’s interview with the Spanish television station Univision last week, in which he discussed immigration reform. Polish-Americans, like other immigrants, remain skeptical of the President’s promises, after what many consider a disappointing first term.