GOP Republican Debate Update

D.A.M.N YC News Presents The GOP Republican Debate Update. The GOP Republican Debate has continued in the State of New Hampshire. The presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum participated in the event. All candidates expressed their views on the current issues such as health care and taxes in the country. The debate between these candidates display a face off and may show some strengths or weaknesses among them. In recent news Mitt Romney has become the front runner in the race for the presidency. In November who will you vote for, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for the presidency?

Rally for Gauntanamo Bay Prison

D.A.M.N YC News Presents the topic of the Gauntanamo Bay Prison. It has been the 10th anniversary of the first "war on terror" prison in Guantanamo Bay. A rally has occurred In Washington D.C. and hundreds of protestors have declared their views on the issue of the prison. Many have the opinion that there has been poor treatment among the prisoners in Cuba. President Barack Obama's promise to close Gauntanamo Bay Prison was mentioned as well. The topic of Gauntanamo Bay influenced the rally to hopefully make a statement about the issue of the inmates in prison. Stay tuned for the news segment and special 58 minute program covering the rally in Washington D.C.


December Show '11: "H.I.V. in the City"

New York City is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States. HIV diagnoses are 30% higher in the Brooklyn communities of East New York and New Lots than the New York City overall rate. East New York has one of the highest death rates in Brooklyn, New York. At 44.4 per 1000, the age-adjusted death rate in East New York is the second highest in New York City which averaged 29.8. Something needs to be done about this. DAMN YC News producers attempt to open up the dialogue and get the conversations re-ignited about this very important issue. What do you know abut HIV in the city?

December Show '11: "Supermodel by Maurice Kirya

The term supermodel (also spelled super-model, super model refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term became prominent in the popular culture of the 1980s. In this video, artist Maurice Kirya and  
Director Naheem Adio Kujenya, muster up this story about a beautiful model caught in the middle of a love triangle.  Check out this soultry song and video and please enjoy!


Occupy Foreclosures

Just before 11 am today- November 8, 2011, members of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), homeowners Pablo and Shirley Travieso and family, and members of Occupy Worcester lined up in front of the Traviesos' two-story house at 24 Illinois St., drowned out the voice of auctioneer John Baker by chanting loudly, and blocked his entry to the property. The 44 protesters held signs and their chants included "Bank of America/Bad for America", "Banks got Bailed Out/We got Sold Out", and "What does democracy look like?/This is what democracy looks like!" The auctioneer, John Baker, acting for Bank of New York Trust, trustee for a bundle of mortgages in which this one was included, gamely proceeded with the auction at 11am despite the noise, and as there were no other bidders, the bank took back the house for $79,900. This type of protest will be happening here in NYC this week. What would you do if the banks wanted to take back your home? Would you fight back. See what these people did in Worcester.


November Show '11: Herman Cain ( DAMN YC NEWS )

Who is Herman Cain?

Herman Cain He is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a former businessman, CEO (Godfather Pizza) , and radio show host. In all, he is a self made man who has never been phased by what is expedient or easy. Obama has his world famous "Hope for Change" proposal, now Herman has his own, 999 plan. No, its not a pizza deal, its just his proposal to help change America. His "999 plan" incorporates a 9% flat income tax, a 9% corporate tax, and a 9% national sales tax. On the surface, a flat 9% looks great for those with incremental tax rates. He hopes that his new proposal will help him win the election. He actually is the number #1 choice, right now, for the Republican party.

Here's a question for you guys, Do you think the "999 plan" wil be great to help the faliling econmy?

How long you think it will last after puting this plan into action?

Do you think this candidate is strong enough to run against President Obama?

Can he outlast the allegations of sexual harassment as his campaign marches on?

November Show '11: 2012 Elections ( DAMN YC NEWS)



Next year will be that time again when we may elect our 45th President. Obama shocked the world when he became the first African American president in US history and took down one of the most notorious terrorist, Osama Bin Laden . What can Republican candidates such as Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann do to win over the appeal of the American public and be able to go to move forward. These Canidates hopes to reprsents you, the people. These are important times for americans. WHo will lead us away from political unrestand a fairer economy.

November Show '11: Mass Direct Action (DAMN YC NEWS)

Poster for N17 Mass Direct Action: Print and Post Freely!

This flyers explains what plans the protesters is going to do on Thursday November 17, 2011. First, at 7:00am, the are going to rally at City Hall to the stock market. There, they are going to share stories of people who hit rock bottom during this economic crisis. 3:00pm, they are going to take the occupation to the streets and the subway by sharing stories and also travel the five boroughs. At 5:00pm the protesters is going to rally at Foley Square in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country's infrastructure and economy. Also there's going to a gospel chior and a marching band to suuport the movement. GO GET Em' GUYS!

Now, I have a question for all of you, will this movement impact the history of New York city or maybe the world?

From this epic movement, do you think the protesters have what it takes to change the economic and polittical system of the World?


October Show '11: Introduction

We'll try to make new introductions to the show as we get new producers. Check out this great song written by Jannell Tinsley and watch the Summer Youth Employment Program youth dance the news right into your living room at home. If you lover this show, or have any feedback for the show please email the Executive Producer, Derrick Dawkins. derrick@mnn.org


October Show '11: What PPl do In NYC

What do you do in NYC to pass the time? Check out this light hearted segmented produced by our news team to see what people get into in New York City.

October Show '11: Obesity Report

Overweight and obesity are caused by a complex array of genetic, metabolic, and behavioral interactions across a number of relevant social, environmental and policy contexts that influence eating and physical activity. The general consensus of obesity experts and researchers is that humans evolved to live in a very different environment than that in which they find themselves today. For hundreds of thousands of years, food was scarce and humans needed to work hard physically to survive. Because famine was not uncommon, there was biological pressure and survival advantage to be able to store energy as fat for the lean times. Unfortunately, there are parts of the world where famine still is commonplace. But for most of the Western world, food is now abundant, cheap and very available, while very little physical activity is required in the typical course of daily living. Are you obese? Check out this clip and think twice!