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  • 01:33


    in Entertainment

    Once featured on the cable television network LifeTime sharing the message of menstrual wellness, Valarie Carey is a retired New York City Police Sergeant turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!® and author of calendar series by the same name. TOTM! Time Of The Month!® (Val’s Word! Publishing) hands out tips and advice for girls and women of all ages who menstruate. Valarie Carey often called Val, conducts TOTM! menstrual wellness workshops for teens, women, and single dads. She is a published author, most recently co-authored The Art of Activation book with Lucinda Cross. Val is a mentor and community activist in her native Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Having served with several national organizations including NOBLE National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives and publishing a monthly local newsletter named Val’s Word!, Carey believes in community.Carey has mentored the youth at the local PAL (Police Athletic League) through Mentoring USA and currently holds a seat on the executive board of Brooklyn CARES, a local chapter of The National CARES Mentoring Movement(NCMM). Val Carey hosted a 2x weekly show TOTM! Tea Talk for nearly 3 years until October 3, 2013 when her sister Miriam Carey was shot at with her 13 month old baby in the car and tragically killed in Washington, DC by U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police. She has since launched the campaign #YouPlus1 Until Justice is Done to have Congress conduct an independent query into the death of her sister Miriam Carey.

  • 00:37

    Raluca Vrabie, M.D. treating IBD , Crohns and Colitis with a diverse skill set

    in Motivation

    Dr. Raluca Vrabie was born in Bucharest, Romania, under communism. She lived there until the age 13, then emigrated through Austria to the United States.

    She resides in New York almost the whole time since (high school at Stuyvesant in Manhattan, college at Cooper Union in the Village, medical school and residency at Mount Sinai on the Upper East Side). After travelling to Philladelphia for a fellowship at UPenn, she came right back to begin her career at Winthrop Hospital in 2010.

    She currently lives in Forest Hills with her husband, whom she knows since high school, and started dating in college. Her Husband is Chinese and a programmer for the Intercontinental Exchange. They have twin girls.

    She is interested in inflammatory bowel disease because treating it requires so many diverse skills: procedural aptitude, an understanding of the immune system, the ability to communicate complex concepts simply, etc. never bored at work. She thinks her patients are amazing people, for accomplishing all that they do with this disease burden in tow: marriages, children, masters’ degrees, spin classes, quitting IV drug use, divorces, moving to a new country, running a diner.

    Winthrop Gastroenterology Associates, PC
    222 Station Plaza North, Suite 428
    Mineola, NY 11501
    (516) 663-2066

    Strategies of Success
    Brian A Cohen Host

  • 2 Officers Down New York New York= 187

    in Motivation


    Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.“No warning, no provocation — they were quite simply assassinated, targeted for their uniform,” Police Commissioner William Bratton said.

    Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 3 p.m. when they were shot point-blank in the head by lone gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who had addresses in Georgia, Maryland and Brooklyn.

    Moments after killing the two officers, Brinsley, too, was dead, having turned his gun on himself on a nearby subway platform as cops closed in.

    Liu, 32, a newlywed of only two months, had seven years on the force; Ramos, 40, dad to two sons, had two years on the job.

    Brinsley was already a fugitive, suspected of putting a bullet in his ex-girlfriend’s abdomen at her residence in Baltimore at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Bratton said.

    By early Saturday afternoon — just three hours before shooting Liu and Ramos — vile anti-police threats were posted to Brinsley’s Instagram page. The threats referenced the ­recent police-involved killings of Garner and Brown.

    “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” a person believed to be the gunman wrote. “They Take 1 Of Ours . . . Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” the post continued, ending with, “This May Be My Final Post.”The Instagram page included an image of a silver automatic handgun with a wooden handle.

  • 00:57

    *What's the 411/911 ? w/ Bro.Rudolph & Sis.Lachele*

    in Culture

    Tonight's co- host is Paramedic Lyndale Brunson of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Lenox Hill Hospital and Chief of Training for Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp and Save A Life Rescue Squad

    Call In @ 347.857.45.14   also via www.blogtalkradio.com/hereafterisnow

  • 01:29

    In Connection With The 5 R's: Race, Rights, Religion, Reduction, & Resiliency

    in Lifestyle

    This month, The Clarkie-Connection turns its focus on to several topics that may seem disparate but, actually, are not so dissimilar or unrelated.  We'll begin with an historical perspective, taking a brief look at the famed "Niagara Falls Conference" of 1905 and how that led to the formation of the NAACP, before moving on to the adoption of the 14th amendment and how it addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws.  This will lead, directly, into a discussion of The Hobby Lobby case - currently in the news and, more specifically, the Supreme Court - and how that is shaping the national debate on religious freedom in America.  We'll then pick up where we left off last month in our ongoing discussion of The State of Education in America by looking at the staggering reductions in matriculations of minority students within NYC's three specialized schools.  Thirdly, we'll be shining a spotlight on how resiliency through racial/cultural identity, particularly for African-American youth, can positively impact academic achievement and success.  Join us for a complex series of topical issues and see how we deftly interweave them over the course of the hour!  Don't Miss This One! ~

  • 00:43

    Gentrification in Brooklyn

    in Politics


    Gentrification is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents." It derives from gentry, meaning "aristocracy," and ultimately from the Old French word for "noble" or "high-born." Spike Lee denounced the economic and cultural consequences of more and more white people moving into predominantly African American neighborhoods, such as Harlem.
    Opponents of the proposed Bedford Historic District agree that many of the buildings recommended for designation are exquisite. But, they wonder, are they all so handsome as to deserve being draped with an official mantle of protection?Kirsten John Foy, the president of the Brooklyn chapter of the National Action Network, that, as a result of foreclosures and other factors, “people are being forced out of their homes at still alarming rates. At a time when the community was beginning to reestablish itself,”“why would we encourage gentrification, predatory lenders, buyers and racketeers? Making homeownership more costly for existing residents will accelerate normal market and business cycles, drive up evictions, and create more gentrification, more displacement.”


  • 02:07

    Underground Wednesday with Brooklyn Hughes and Queen Ebony

    in Radio

    BIO: Brooklyn Hughes was born & raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York. His influences to music is life itself & never having it easy. Hip hop inspirations Biggie Smalls, Jay-z, Nas, Tupac & Outkast. His love for for hip hop drives him to create music to inspire the aspire. Lives hip hop, loves hip hop, & is hip hop

  • 00:31

    WriteSpa TEEN - Corinne Demas

    in Writing

    Corinne Demas is the author of two collections of short stories, three novels, a memoir, a collection of poetry, a play, and numerous books for children. She is Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review.    

    She grew up in New York City, in Stuyvesant Town, the subject of her memoir, Eleven Stories High, Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968. She attended Hunter College High School, graduated from Tufts University, and completed a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She lived in Pittsburgh for a number of years, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and at Chatham College. Her awards include two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship.

  • 02:05

    Callywood Live with Willie Bradley & Bonnie Benji

    in Entertainment

    Callywood Live

    Willie BradleyThe Fayetteville, North Carolina based trumpeter had invited several young urban jazz sensations, including saxophonist Marcus Anderson and then 18 year old keyboardist Nicholas Cole, to join him onstage during one of his regular First Saturday of the Month gigs at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux. At the urging of Cole’s manager at the time, Kim Giles, owner of Beyond One Entertainment, Bradley hired Cole to produce & co-write Bradley’s first solo album. Several months later, the trumpeter and Nicholas have completed the trumpeter’s edgy, urban jazz flavored solo debut Another Day & Time. Released as a preview for the full collection, the title track has already been picked up and played regularly by the national cable service Music Choice.


    Bonnie Benji

    Raised in Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant area Bonnie Benji is known for her raw, rap-style and original style.

    Starting in 2010, Benji has digitally released successful mix tapes every year. Benji recently released her first digital single “By Yo’ Side”, produced by AraabMusik. By Yo Side, delves into her life, along with the trials and the tribulations she’s overcome in the last 4 years of her young career.

    She is currently working on Highlights an EPK (produced by RichAura, AraabMusik, MoneyMoss, The Majors, and VybeBeatz), to be released this year.



  • 00:33

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D Brown

    in Books

    This Saturday Feb. 1st my guest is author Milton Kelly. He'll be stopping by Author Chat to discuss his new book, Real Purpose of Networking.

    About the book:

    What is your purpose of networking? Most people actually don't know what their purpose of networking. Even I didn't know my purpose at first about networking. There are some that don't like to network and there are others that don't know anything about networking. I had thought that all I had to do was to hand out my business card and that was it. I was so wrong about that. Networking is all about making those connections and building solid relationships. In this book I will show you the importance of networking and the process of networking.

    About the author:

    Milton Kelly was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant in the section of Brooklyn,NY. Milton is a graduate of Park West High School in New York City. Milton had worked for Morgan Stanley for the past 18 years. In 2008 Milton had worked with Primerica as an Independent Representative for 3 1/2 years. Milton is currently an author of "Walking In God's Path Toward Your Destination Volume 1 To Change Your Mindset", "Walking In God's Path Toward Your Destination Volume 2 Building A Personal Relationship With Him" and "The Real Purpose Of Networking." Milton is currently working on his fourth book right now. Milton is a Freelance Writer with HubPages and The Yahoo Contributors Network. Milton is a member of the NJ Chapter of GMWA(Gospel Music Workshop of America) National Convention. He is also a member of BDPA-NY Networking Group, GW Networking Group and Black Creative Networking Group.

  • 00:25

    On the Air With Sci-Fi Author Gregory Townes

    in Entertainment


    Gregory Townes was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. Similar to the esteemed authors of the Harlem Renaissance, his writing attempts to redefine the boundaries of African American literature expression.

    His interdisciplinary approach to writing brings together several genres into one, as well as several historical ears.

    His blend of history and fantasy can be traced to his early childhood years.

    His first book, “The Tribe” is a powerful example of his symbolic and collaborative style. He draws upon the richness of both modern urban life and ancient culture within the context of an African centered perspective.