Reclaiming Our Way promoting the well-being of African American children & families


Portrayals of Black Women in Media: A Conversation at the Schomburg Center

To close Women's History Month, the Schomburg Center hosted a special panel discussion with leading journalists, writers and bloggers around representations of Black women in global media. The speakers included, Vanessa Karen DeLuca (Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine), Demetria Lucas D'Oyley (author of Don’t Waste Your Pretty Blogger & A Belle in Brooklyn), Farai Chideya (award-winning journalist, author and host of One with Farai) and moderated by journalist, Akisa Omulepu.

This event took place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Part 1  (approximately 30 mins.)


Part 2  (approximately 30 mins.)

Part 3  (approximately 23 mins.)


Dr. Cornel West: The State of the Black Economy


Dr. Cornel West, a prominent and provocative intellectual, joins CNN financial contributor Ryan Mack to discuss the history of generational poverty and wealth and the current state of the economy for African Americans. In 2013, we will inaugurate the first black president for his second term into the highest office in the United States. Yet the 2010 Census Bureau showed that the median black household made 59.8 percent as much as the median white household; 40 percent of black students fail to graduate high school on time; and 27.4 percent of blacks live in poverty compared to the overall poverty rate of 15 percent. Join us for this interactive dialogue that will fold audiences into the conversation, led by award-winning author and radio host, Farai Chideya. Learn more about EMANCIPATION 150, part of The NEXT New York Conversation series.


Wed Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST — Wed Feb 6, 2013 8:15pm EST