DA Ken Thompson Talks About Justice

Posted June 8, 2016 by brooklynsavvy
Categories: Gun pipeline, Illegal guns, Justice, Wrongly Convicted

Is Surrogacy Your Answer for Starting a Family

Posted February 20, 2016 by brooklynsavvy
Categories: Uncategorized

Strategic Makeup

Posted December 14, 2015 by brooklynsavvy
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Today on Brooklyn Savvy, Sarah Conley from Style It Online, and Keri Blair from MAC Cosmetics discuss how makeup and fashion can affect your experience in the workplace and beyond. They share makeup tips, key advice, and discuss what looking more fashionable, and stylish can do to your confidence and perception of yourself. How can you transform your look? How do you enhance your natural beauty? Keri and Sarah examine how color, and a combination of factors affect your overall appearance. Join Toni and the Brooklyn Savvy panel as they delve into the world of fashion and makeup, and its effects on women of all ages, at work, dinner or on a night out. Find answers to your questions and concerns on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

A Mayor’s Life with The Honorable David Dinkins

Posted November 25, 2015 by brooklynsavvy
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A Mayor's Life -rev from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

The first Black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, talks to Brooklyn Savvy about his extraordinary journey into public service and how “hopelessly hooked” he’s become. In a very relaxed mode, the former mayor gave interesting details about his governing of the biggest city in the U.S. Dinkins sounds funny at times and emotional occasionally. But the candidness with which the Jersey-born icon of New York expresses his views is telling. He is particular about the opportunities he embraced, the challenges that came along and his legacy. He emphasizes the roles of others in his success, describing himself as the “beneficiary of the hard work done by a lot of people.” Despite all the challenges Dinkins faced, he says being mayor of New York – a city he likens to a “gorgeous mosaic” – is the best job of its kind in the whole world. Mayor Dinkins also talked about his parents, his upbringing and the things that shaped his values. The full conversation, with Toni Williams, is inspired by Dinkin’s book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic.”

The Big Lie-Motherhood Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Posted August 31, 2015 by brooklynsavvy
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Tanya Selvaratnam says “for all the news stories about age and infertility, egg freezing, sperm donation, in vitro fertilization, and the like, many women believe in the fantasy that they can become mothers on their own timetables…She goes on to say that thinking you can have kids when you are ready is a flawed belief with devastating consequences. Check out this episode, and let us know what you think.

Brooklyn Savvy airs every Sunday morning on Channel 25 on (Cablevision 22) at 10:00am, and on Thursday at 3:00pm.

State of Nursing with Katie Duke, BSN

Posted November 30, 2014 by brooklynsavvy
Categories: Full Figured Women, Nurse Assaults, Nursing, Uncategorized, Women's Issues

Coming to the Table on Race Relations

Posted February 8, 2014 by brooklynsavvy
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It seems like race relations continues to be a behind the curtain issue. Unbeknownst or in denial to many, the impact of slavery still weighs very heavily on our family’s lineage. Toni, Co-hosts Denise Arbesu and Sylvia Wong chat with Elizabeth Sturgess-LLerena, Julie Finch and Mitchell Wu on how to confront the legacy of slavery in order to truly reconcile in the present and move forward. Sylvia, Julie and Elizabeth share with the panel their involvement in with Coming to The Table a diverse and very active group passionate about researching and discovering one’s family history and involvement in slavery. Mitchell also leads the panel to analyze the “divide and conquer “mentality and how it creates a disconnect between races and opportunity. The candid conversation delves into the notion of “white privilege,” and the complexities that transpire from it. This is definitely a must see!

Brooklyn Savvy airs 8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

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