Choice, Community, Dating, Personal Leadership, Relationships, Sex

Sex and The Soul With Donna Freitas

January 8, 2014

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The Savvy Panel revisits “The Hook-Up Culture” from a different lens.  Deemed by many to be a trend or a declaration of sexual independence, author of  Sex and the Soul, Donna Freitas challenges us to think that hooking up could be a mere excuse for covering the fact that just maybe there is a yearning expectation for more than just sex. The prospect of a relationship or lack of substance, perhaps… Toni and co-hosts Jennifer Jones Austin  and Denise Arbesu  discuss Freitas’ social research. After conducting  a series of interviews with college students, Freitas analysis measures the integration of sex, religion and spirituality. This discussion delves into the functionality of the hook-up culture as well as breaks down Freitas’ qualitative analysis of  the conflicting nature of casual sex on campuses.

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on  NYCLife  for more interesting and provocative conversations.

Written by Patrice Floy

Choice, Community, Economics, Race and Multiculturalism, Relationships

Coming to The Table…

January 7, 2014

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It seems like race relations continues to be a behind the curtain issue. Unbeknownst or in denial to many, the impact of slavery still weighs very heavily on our family’s lineage. Toni, Co-hosts Denise Arbesu and Sylvia Wong chat with Elizabeth Sturgess-LLerena, Julie Finch and Mitchell Woo on how to attack the legacy of slavery in order to truly reconcile in the present and move forward. Sylvia, Julie and Elizabeth share with the panel  their involvement in an organization called, Coming to The Table which is a diverse and very active group passionate about researching and discovering one’s family history and involvement in slavery.  Mitchell also leads the panel to analyze the “divide and conquer “mentality and how it creates a disconnect between races and opportunity. The candid conversation delves into  the notion of “white privilege,” and the complexities that transpire from it. This is definitely a must see!

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

 

Written by Patrice Floy

Career, Choice, Community, Personal Leadership, Women in Business

Give Your Blank!

January 7, 2014

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When it comes to New York tax payers one things for sure is that they want to know that their hard earned money is going to great lengths in strengthening communities. Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings – Burford is making sure that things are getting done. Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, Diahann discusses with Toni and Savvy co-hosts Ellen Salpeter Collette Ellis  and Denise Arbesu  – her initiative to provide great service and volunteerism throughout New York. Diahann passionately discusses her mission to facilitate the right services and resources in attempts to stimulate a generation to be more active in lending a helping hand in order to collectively gain a greater sense of social camaraderie and progress throughout New York.

For more information on where you can help volunteer please visit, NYC Service.

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

Written by Patrice Floy

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Social Class with David Abaire

January 6, 2014

 

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Class in America may seem to be a taboo topic for many but not for American Playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lindsay- Abaire . Toni along with co-hosts Anna GlassEllen SalPeter and Denise Arbesu chats with Abaire on growing up in South Boston and how that experience helped color his perspective on exploring the notion of race, class and opportunity in his rave reviewed playwrights “Good People” and “Rabbit Hole.” Throughout this discussion Abaire and the panel examines the history of Boston’s neo-neighborhood, creating personable characters and his process of writing as a dramatist. This engaging discussion with Abaire can teach that the “putting yourself” out there approach as an artist can be a great testament to the success that Abaire is basking in now.

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

 

Written by Patrice Floy

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How to Nurture an Athlete in NYC

January 6, 2014

 

 

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The high school athlete needs their interest nurtured! It’s a pivotal time to start shaping future adults, decision makers and athletes with a promising professional athletic career. Toni and savvy co-host Lisa Bing chats with Ben Glascoe  who sits on the Executive Board of Trey Whitfield School in Brownsville, Hall of Famer and Co- founder of Whitfield High School AB Whitfield,  In the Zone host Michael Bellamy, Adrian Striker of NY Diamond Mom  and Khalid Green, NBA scout for Brooklyn Nets lends their support and advice to parents raising children who are and want to be athletes. The experts stress the importance of parental involvement and the significance of the coach and athlete relationship in building an athlete’s character. A great conversation that discusses the type of support it takes to build confidence, discipline and academic advocacy in a sport that has become sensationalized by making money. This discussion can help parents, mentors and coaches build a solid minded athlete!

 

Written by Patrice Floy

Career, Economics, Finance, Relationships, Women in Business

Strategies to Break through the Glass Ceiling

January 5, 2014

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Today’s woman might have all the credentials to rise to the corporate ladder but there’s more to defining success. Toni and Savvy co-hosts Ellen Salpeter and Denise Arbesu chat with Mercy College professor Phyllis White Thorne and Co-author Elaine Meryl Brown of the “Little Black book of Success”  about tapping into one’s professional navigational skills, overcoming relationship hurdles in the workplace and the significance of letting your intuition be your guide to being politically savvy! A must see supportive conversation on helping every woman to being more strategic and progressive in any field!

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

 

Written by Patrice Floy

 

 

Community, Economics, Finance

Bed-Stuy Now!

January 4, 2014

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Bed-Stuy, affectionately shortened by Brooklynites is “The Destination for Culture!” The beloved neighborhood is in great hands with support of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Seated in the restoration’s Billy Holiday Theater, Toni chats with Chief Strategy officer Gordon Bell, Executive Director Rhonda Lewis of Greater Newark LISC, Restoration veteran Marjorie Moon and Colbin Graham. The team discusses their ongoing initiative to support and help residents stabilize income and economic vitality. The panel converse about their efforts in renovating and modifying a healthy evolving environment for residents, businesses and artists in Bed-Stuy!

Brooklyn Savvy airs 8:00 am on Sundays and Channel 25, Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov and look for more interesting and provocative conversations.

 

Written by Patrice Floy

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What’s Your Narrative?

November 28, 2013

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The old cliché, “you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been” reigns true in this thought provoking discussion. Toni along with Brooklyn Savvy co-hosts Lisa Bing and Denise Arbesu chats with genealogist Sylvia Wong- Lewis and genealogist and author Wilhemina Kelly on the history of “The African American Family.” The ladies discuss the significance of acknowledging oral history and the value of discussing slavery’s role and effect on American History today. Throughout the discussion a series of relative accounts between the ladies on the panel is discovered and revealed! This episode is the perfect boost in encouraging the pursuit of strengthening oone’s foundation and building a bigger family tree.

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov and look for Brooklyn Savvy, for more interesting and provocative conversations.

Written by Patrice Floy