Posts filed under Activism

Gang Databases: Stop And Frisk 2.0 (full)

With crime at an all-time low, NYPD Chief of Detectives, Dermont Shea, is spear-heading a new media frenzy to encourage the city to continue spending millions in policing: Gangs are Coming Back.  But are they? 

The Truth Behind NYPD's Gang Database (Teaser)

I remember visibly shaking when I first heard Taylonn Murphy Sr. tell this story. The cruelty and lack of empathy involved in how the officer regarded the boy is exactly the sort of trauma over-policing invites into our neighborhoods.

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by Paul Notice

Ever wonder what some of the people who stop you on the street are fundraising for? Well, we took a quick minute with Tamarra from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to find out more. What she says will surprise you.

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Police Reform Activist Running for NYC Mayor

On Wednesday, April 5th at 1:30PM by 1 Police Plaza, long-time social, racial, & criminal justice advocate Bob Gangi formally announced his candidacy for NYC mayor, challenging Bill de Blasio in the Democratic primary on September 12th. Gangi presented his vision for a more just, safe, inclusive, & affordable city for all NYers.

Woke Fantasy: Once & Future Nerd | The Notice Blog

Let's talk about the award-winning comedic audio drama, The Once & Future Nerd. It was created by Christian Madera, who's taking the fantasy elements of "Elder Scrolls," and combining it with the self-awareness of "Cabin In The Woods." Read on to see how the podcast came together, podcast factoids, and so much more.

This Guy is Writing 100 Colleges For Antifascist Representation

I was arguing with some folks the other day. I was like, "No platform for Nazis!" And they were like, "Everybody deserves to be heard!" And this one lady told me that she learned a lot from all sorts of speakers at her school. I told her, "Why not have me speak? I'm just as qualified as Nazis. I'm more entertaining. And I'm not a racist."

Empathy Lens: Trump's National Budget

Many people of color, women, LGBT folks, differently-abled people, and others don't the privilege to just ignore harmful beliefs, as their often times the target of those ideas being practiced in policy, or personal behavior. Here's how to engage with ideas outside of your own, even if they're fundamentally harmful to your livelihood. Presenting: Empathy Lens.

NYC's #SwipeItForward Campaign is BACK!

On 03.20.17, a collective of everyday New Yorkers went to Yankee Stadium with over $2,000 in Metrocard passes. Their objective? Free Swipes to those in need.

Let's Talk About Intersectional Politics | RPC

In this episode, Sita Sarkar joins Paul Notice as they talk about Intersectionality at the Women's March, Mayor DeBlasio's surprisingly hostile policies toward immigrants, the Civil Rights Era's connection to the Immigrant Story, and much more.  

Feminist Boxing

Feminism comes in all shapes and forms. For Luke Reunion, it came through his annoyance that the female boxers in his league, never had a chance to compete in the championships. So, Luke decided to fix that.
 

NIKE IS CO-OPTING REVOLUTIONARY RHETORIC TO SELL THEIR BULLSHIT SHOES

The tweet read, “IF WE CAN BE EQUALS IN SPORT, WE CAN BE EQUALS EVERYWHERE.” All caps. Because champions don’t use lower case. This is a really weird statement because we’re obviously not all equal in sports. My understanding is that the whole point of sports is to see who’s better at doing the sport. If everybody was equal and all sports were tied, nobody would watch.

Hijab Solidarity in an Uber Ride

On the way to another shoot, I met one of the founders of Lilith Magazine, a publication that empowers Jewish Feminists. She was wearing a hijab in solidarity in light of Trump's "Muslim Ban." And this got me thinking..