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This #BHeard Town Hall was produced in partnership with The Intercept, CUNY CLEAR and The Secret Life of Muslims. Our panelists and audience discuss religious profiling, Islamophobia, the travel ban and the effects the Trump administration has had on the Muslim perspective in the city.

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In 2014, following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the national discussion around race and policing, BRIC TV launched its Emmy award winning #BHeard Town Hall series: a who’s who of local politicians, activists, journalists and community members, who gather in BRIC House to unpack some of the most important yet difficult social issues facing the borough today. Partners have included NYC Public Radio, The Intercept, The Marshall Project,Columbia Journalism Review and Drug Policy Alliance. 

In the 1970's, President Nixon declared a "War On Drugs." Billions of dollars have since been spent, millions of people incarcerated, and nearly forty years later, we are still no closer to a solution. This so-called war disproportionately targets, prosecutes and incarcerates people of color.
The government is declaring war on the press and the press is fighting to uphold the journalistic freedom necessary for democracy to function. Genuine news media outlets are discredited at every turn while fake news -- the real fake news -- gains influence. It's no wonder that public trust in the media is at an unprecedented low.

2018 NY Emmy Award Winner

New York City has a school segregation problem. It's more segregated today than it was 30 years ago. And it's not only racial segregation, it's also economic. The concentration of poverty in our schools creates a never-ending cycle that goes beyond the classroom. And as Brooklyn continues to gentrify, the school divide is only getting worse.