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Black Ink TV Nov. 17

This week’s Black Ink TV features Sports Report with Alex Pineda, Special Events with Claudia Balthazar (Little Rock Nine), Poltical T with T by Tatiana Brown and Entertainment Report with Djenane Beaulieu and Elisha McNeil.

Black Ink TV is a bi-weekly web cast for Hofstra University’s Association of Black Journalists. It serves as a platform for HofstraUABJ’s members that are aspiring broadcast journalists and on-air talent.

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Black Ink TV: Oct 25

This week’s show features Political T with T, Immigration, Entertainment Report and The Pock.A.Book.

Black Ink TV provides a platform for Hofstra University’s Association of Black Journalists’ aspiring broadcast journalists and on-air talent. Videos are put recorded by participating members.

-Claudia Balthazar, President 

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Black Ink TV: Oct. 9 show

 

Black Ink TV is our new web series for aspiring broadcast journalists, on-air talent and producers. We post bi-weekly and members get to share their talent for the world to see. We’re working on making Black Ink TV better with every take.

This week features:

HUABJ’s trip to Washington D.C., Hofstra’s School of Communication name change, a story on college debt and an entertainment piece on Rihanna and more.

-Claudia Balthazar, President 

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Team Building: Trip to Governor’s Island

Gov Island Sign 1Going to Governor’s Island with HUABJ reminded me of trips with my family.  Although, my family and I weren’t coming off the ferry to go to Staten Island, it was still fun to explore the harbor. Times like that is what I miss most about home.

My favorite part of the trip was exploring the different art exhibitions on the island. The art exhibitions were Gov Island Artinspirational, innovative and entertaining. The creativity that each artist expressed was quite breath-taking. I’m very fond of artistic expression and anything that spells out someone’s creativity instantly captures my attention.

Going on this trip definitely made me more comfortable with the idea of joining HUABJ. The fall 2013 president, Claudia Balthazar was very informative, supportive, and quite friendly.

Honestly, I’ve always considered myself a writer. Being a part of this organization will give me the skills I need to develop in the future. I want to work in the writing field and film industry. I know that HUABJ will help me with my goals.

The only concern I have is learning how to manage all of my responsibilities to this organization, my school work, and other clubs. As a first-year student transitioning into Hofstra, I see that I have a lot of options to get involved on campus. I know that’s what college is all about.

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Xavier Edward, Photo Editor 

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Outside of “I”sland

Over Hofstra University’s spring break March 24 to 29, 2013, 30 students decided to sacrifice their vacation to make a difference in another person’s life.

This year, Hofstra’s Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) Alternative Spring Break (ASB), partnered with the National Relief Network (NRN) to allow students to work with Hurricane Irene relief in Bayboro, North Carolina. NRN is a non-profit organization that sends groups to federally declared disaster zones that have been destroyed by natural disasters.

ASB is an annual program, founded in 2006 when OSLA partnered with the Interfaith Center and Student Government Association (SGA) to volunteer in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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Alpha Kappa Psi Honors Women in Business

L to R, Yeni Castro, Ashley Kowal, Brian St. Hubert, Christina Whitehurst, Dr. Elizabeth Venuti Photo credit: Claudia Balthazar

L to R, Yeni Castro, Ashley Kowal, Brian St. Hubert, Christina Whitehurst, Dr. Elizabeth Venuti Photo credit: Claudia Balthazar

Women all over the world are breaking through various barriers to work in the corporate world of America. Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, held the panel “women in business”, on Feb. 6, 2013 at Hofstra University, to inform the audience about a woman’s experience in the corporate world of business. During the panel, women discussed how females could play positive roles in their positions.

Yeni Castro, printer business planning associate of Canon USA, is new at her job and recognized that she’ll have to work to have a progressive future, just like anybody else. “There are going to be stereotypes and misconceptions but being a woman and knowing what job you have, you’ll look past that and do what it takes,” she said. “Do whatever you do one hundred percent.”

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A Moment of Silence for the Sandy Hook Victims and Hope for Gun Control

Photo taken by Elaine Rezende on Dec. 17, 2012.

Photo taken by Elaine Rezende on Dec. 17, 2012.

The nation is weeping over the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 children dead in Newtown Connecticut on Friday; a cry for more gun control.

“It’s important that we have gun control because anyone can buy a gun right now,” said Mayor of the Village of Hempstead, Wayne Hall Senior and a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, at a candle light vigil held at Hofstra University on Dec. 17. 2012. “There’s only a certain amount of mayors and some of them don’t believe in gun control. We need the voters to stand up and say enough is enough.”

The Xi Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. along with Hofstra’s Black Student Union and the Nu Tau chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. brought the Hofstra community together for a moment of silence, a prayer and an exchange of thoughts for the people who lost their lives at Sandy Hook.

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Political Figures and Experts Discuss Poverty in America at Brookings

Two panelists at the Brookings Institution Discussion, A Poverty and Opportunity Agenda: What's in Store for the Next Four Years? Left to Right, JoAnne Barnhart and Mona Sutphen. Dec. 5 2012 in Washington D.C.

Two panelists at the Brookings Institution Discussion, A Poverty and Opportunity Agenda: What’s in Store for the Next Four Years? Left to Right, JoAnne Barnhart and Mona Sutphen. Dec. 5 2012 in Washington D.C.

The New Year is right around the corner, and while most people are probably worrying about their New Year’s Resolutions, there are still concerns about the fiscal cliff. Depending on the President’s and Congress’ decision, America’s economy may have to face reduced spending for safety net programs and tax increases on higher income families to address the nation’s deficit. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, held an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. to discuss what’s in store for the next four years.

Two major political figures and a panel of experts with extensive experience in previous administrations talked about the impact of the election on programs affecting the poor and the opportunities for economic advancement. In particular, panelists were vocal about proposals intended to help the economy by spending on safety nets for the poor.

“We need to preserve the safety net,” said Isabel Sawhil, senior fellow and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. The safety net includes programs that promote upward mobility like Social Security and the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps and Medicaid.

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Food not Bombs Volunteers Donate Every Sunday

The Hempstead chapter of Food not Bombs donates food and clothing every Sunday starting at 2pm in front of the Hempstead Railroad Station. Residents from Hempstead and the neighboring community line up each Sunday for supplies needed for their families. After Hurricane Sandy, different chapters from around Long Island, Staten Island and Rockaways have found that the need for resources have increased; there are a lot of resources to donate but a lot of it is used rather quickly.

Food not Bombs was founded in the 1980’s by eight Protestors who were protesting against nuclear power weapons. They advocate that in order to move forward, countries need to spend money on food, and not bombs. Since its founding, the organization has spread worldwide and has active groups in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. FNB Co-Founder Keith McHenry, was present at the Food share last Sunday.

-Claudia Balthazar

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