Last Fall, Pt. 1: A Tale of Two Brownsvilles | Issue No. 21

#BHeard Amplified is a new BRIC initiative that meets emerging producers where they live and gives them the tools and the know-how to tell the stories that they think matter most. Producer Sriyanka Ray and media artist Nicole Solomon spent eight weeks in Brownsville as part of a collaboration with The Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) teaching a small group of students how to develop a podcast. This month, we’re sharing stories from seven of Brooklyn’s newest audio-makers.


Word on the Street
By Dashawn Oden
Talking to Brownsville with DayDay. 

Hit Me Up Good News
By Barbra Jones
Taking the chains off the minds of the youth & love, using self-love and self-discovery.

Don’t Touch My Money
By Anita Pierce & Francois Pierce
Tips and resources on money management for everyday individuals from a single man and the mom of a spunky 4-year-old.

Asking Black Women
By Nasheva-Starr
Asking Questions about being a Black woman from non-Black people.

Let’s talk Maternal Health 
By Suzette Jack
Maternal health information from Suzette Jack and the Hope & Healing Family Center.

A Child’s World
By Dovie Matthews
Teaching the youth.

Brooklyn, USA is produced by Sachar Mathias, Emily Boghossian, Shirin Barghi, Khyriel Palmer, and Charlie Hoixie. This episode was edited by Nicole Solomon, and produced by Dashawn Oden, Barbra Jones, Anita Pierce, Francois Pierce, Nasheva-Starr, Suzette Jack, and Dovie Matthews, with help from Sriyanka Ray and Sharrington Haynes. #BHeard Amplified is supported by Lincoln Center’s Cultural Innovation Fund which is generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center.

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