Here and Now: Combating gun violence in NYC; Celebrating Black History Month

NEW YORK (WABC) — On this episode of Here and Now, we talk with community organizers on the frontlines in the battle against gun violence in New York City.

Just a few days ago, President Joe Biden visited the city to meet with local elected officials about the escalating gun violence and what needs to be done to get illegal weapons off the streets.

Erica Ford, the co-founder of Life Camp Inc. in Queens, and Iesha Sekou, CEO and founder of Street Corner Resources in Harlem, join us.

Also ahead, the examine the link between the pandemic and the risk of heart disease in the Black community.

We also continue our celebration of Black History Month by turning our attention to what’s happening virtually at the one-stop shop for lessons in the Black Experience, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

Plus, Disney’s ‘Soul of Jazz – An American Adventure’ is now on display at the National Museum of Jazz in Harlem.

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We are also publishing resources in a range of areas, which will grow and can be found below:

Ways to Help
Black Lives Matter
Black Voters Matter Fund
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform
No New Jails NYC
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)
Black LGBTQIA + Migrants Project

Teaching the Next Generation
Black Lives Matter at School
Creating Space To Talk About Racism At Your School

Teaching for Black Lives – Rethinking Schools

Black-Owned Bookstores in New York and New Jersey
Cafe con Libros (Brooklyn)
Grandma’s Place (Harlem)
Sister’s Uptown (Manhattan)
Source of Knowledge (Newark)
The Lit. Bar (Bronx)
The Little Boho Bookshop (Bayonne)

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism


Black Wall Street 1921
Jemele Hill is Unbothered
Still Processing:
American Son: Available on Netflix
If Beale Street Could Talk: Available on Hulu
Just Mercy: Available on Amazon Prime
Selma: Available on Amazon Prime
The Hate U Give: Available on Amazon Prime
When They See Us: Available on Netflix

13th: Available on Netflix
America Inside Out with Katie Couric: Available on National Geographic
Becoming: Available on Netflix
I am Not Your Negro: Available on YouTube

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