Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Today I went out and did a story on Continuum Cycles bike store in Harlem. I got some really good feedback form the customers and employees. I was lucky enough to get to the store in time to interview the employees who were with the bike store for the longest and took enough pride in the bike store to stay committed even at the new location in Harlem. Unfortunately I didn't get to interview the owner because he's busy managing the other store Downtown. But he's a busy man and we have rescheduled for the another day.
I know you all read about it already, but it went so well i have to mention it again.
We hit the streets with our mic, Video Camera and regular camera ready to roll, well expect for forgetting the tape. I wasn't sure how we would be received in the community asking questions about Gay Marriage. As we suspected some people did not want to be interviewed, but most where eager to tell us what they thought. Some even went to get their friends to have them speak. At one point we had a waiting list of interviewees. It was alot of fun and a great learning experience for all of us. Getting the different views from a variety of different people was interesting, peoples opinions vary so much on such a hot topic.
Have a great day!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I went today to set up an interview with Jeff Underwood the owner and Chief Mechanic of Continuum Cycles. Dushawn took pictures of the bikes (which he loves) and also of the store as it is now a working progress. Ciann helped me out with a couple of questions. Also, I go to speak to the part owner James Muessig who said he believes this bike store is the "east village coming uptown." To him harlem needs a bike shop.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I have to give a tip of my hat to all the students that went on the story today. It was nice to see the improvements we all talked about. Lets not stop at doing a good job. I know we still can do better.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I believe in everyone at HarlemLIVE. I see how much work is being done and I know it will continue. Shem and I have to use a video service(vimeo) because there are so many videos. We all feel the momentum of the work being done; lets all be a force behind it. I commend all your efforts, but I know we can all do better. I'm going to step my game up and any of my students will too. I haven't tapped into the creativity that I know my web/video students possess. I don't think you guys(students) really get the pat on the back you deserve, but just know I think that you're all wicked awesome. Soon it will be a new year, a new president and now we need to set a new bar for greatness at HL. Get ready for content worthy of HL's name (one frame at a time)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Bowling is probably the best sport ever! Im dead serious! I am on my schools bowling team. At first, I only signed up because I could get a pass from gym and get free periods! SWEET! But after the first week, I realized that I was pretty good a bowling, and that it was a lot of fun.
The season is unfortunately, very short and ended last week. i already miss it... even though the last game was last thursday! lol I love the girls on my team, and we worked very hard together. We were so close to the championship! If we had won one more game, we would had made it =( it was pretty disappointing because we worked so hard and really got along as a team. I going to miss my teammates and just having fun in the alley. On Thursday, i have individual bowling, so i am a little worried about not having my team to back me up, but I am sure i will be fine. my best game was last Wednesday, where i bowled a 137. I am proud at my accomplishments, and I can't wait for next season!
Stefanie and I worked on her Hostel story for a while, its coming along, Tammara and I worked on her new story and I got to meet Ashley for the first time. Ashely, Stefanie and I went to try to get a story out of the bike shop down the block, the owner was rude, but we will get a story out of him eventually. When we walked in he had some sort of death metal playing in the back round, and was explaining to some guy that he only makes money from labor, and sells parts at the whole sale price he gets the parts at. He told us to come back later, "he was with a customer". When I left Harlem Live later that night, the "customer" was still there talking to him, I don't think that he was a customer, in my opinion that guy was just rude.
Another great day at HLive, I hope your pasta came out good Ashely!
See you all later this week
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Everyone was so happy this week. Everyone was a 'part of history.' Obama won... we still all have problems. I'm not nuts about the pigment in Obama's skin; I'm excited to see that he is a leader that will most likely take the country in a better direction. A lot of people play the race game, but to be in a progressive state of mind one must be able to see no difference between a person's appearance and beliefs. I glad to see Americans elect a great president, no more no less just a great president. Now with Obama out the way lets get into the run down.
Everyone in HarlemLIVE go add yourself to the new contact list!!!! CLICK HERE to get started.
The site is getting the content it deserves. We are using the bandwidth like no tomorrow. Shem and I will be working on a new video player next week to help the site let up on the heavy load of videos. All the students are giving us( Luisa, me: team Wiisa) lots of video for the show and site. Keep it up. The show is coming close to finished.
- African Day Parade (done)
- Halloween Parade (done)
- Scranton PA (done)
- HL reality (in progress)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Today was a good day for me.. i woke up and i kiss m picture on my wall..then got to school early..then went to the museum of American history and had some good food thanks to my teacher Terri. then i come to hl and Selly let me know the first African American president will be speaking live in Chicago,Illinois so i went to CNN to see if they was covering the event since i became such a fan of them since this past summer due to Selly bringing me to CNN headquarters, i just be looking at there site more and everything.
so they have Obama speaking Live so i watched it and to be honest this was the first time i ever actually listen to what he was saying before and i felt bad seeing how i voted for him and only knew that he was black, wanted a change, wanted to make the economy back to its old self and i finally got the chance to just sit down and listen and watch our future and present president. it made me feel a type of way inside of me, it was like wow he really does sound like he will start to make life a little bit better for us Americans and make people understand all you have to do is work for what you want in life and to me that gives me motivation to succeed in life.
<----After i listened to what Obama i been thinking one day i can make m voice heard and make a difference when i get older. i have the goal to make my voice heard more, because i feel that my voice is not all that need to be put into action but i need to take a stand and get more involve which with harlemlive i will be able to.
And I Have Officially Blogged Out!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
hello hehehehhe. today Rich was getting on my nerve. gonna kill him!!!!! He wants me to write more about I have no idea. so i'm liking harlem live soooo far. Hope to meet some cool people like ciara n beyonce to interview them..... kinda running out of things to say.
Move out the way b/c here WE come!!!!
A day in history that made a difference in my life.
yesterday i voted for the first time in my life and i felt like a made a difference like my voice was heard, my thought may come to the light. never had the feeling of making history and voting for Obama..i also went down to the Schoenberg Museum where they held an event in support of the 2008 elections. i was so proud to be in N.Y. last night because for the first time in my whole life i felt a change in everything. people on my block was going crazy..trowing things running around screaming OBAMA!!!! it just was an experience wish i had recorded it. now i and other African American have no reason to believe we can succeed cause if Obama can do it so can we.
we also went to 125Th street in front of the state building where they held their own event contain to the elections and got a chance to talk to some people and meet an CB11 reporter name Chris Glorioso and he gave us a first hand look at how the whole thing goes down when he does his interview and how long it takes to get it process and sent back to the studios. he also explain the equipment he had and how he did his voice over not even in an studio but, he wrote his lines out on his blackberry and then read them off as if he was at the studio onto an tape recorder and past his b role over his recordings.
Everywhere i went these past days I've seen nothing but Obama and Rangel posters or shirts and now to see that after all the talk about a black or colored man can not be president, to just see and be a witness of it makes me feel special and after i went to the state building my whole ride home all i heard about is "Obama the right man for the job" and "its time for a change in the white house" and in my head I'm like wow never knew it made people talk to each other so much and talk so positive, because usually when I'm on the train it either quiet or people arguing and last night it was peaceful and all for OBAMA.
Also today in school we have this thing in my school called "full group" and it where the whole school comes together for an hour and talk about things going on in life and in the school. and today a lot of kids screaming Obama and going wild because we have a new president and he African American and they was just all so happy to be aprat of history when in life as for as i know it people always doubt us to have an black president even 2pac doubt it--> "And although it seems heaven sent we ain't ready, to see a black president it ain't a secret don't conceal the fact the penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks" so i feel if 2pac felt this way in 1995 seeing how Bill Clinton was the president at the time. Althou a lot of people called Bill Clinton the "black" president. so if 2pac was around now he would be proud just like all the millions of African American in the world are today.
The New President Of The United States Of America--->
It is really interesting to me that Obama had 338 electoral votes, while McCain only had 140, but Obama only had 51% of the popular vote and McCain had 48% of the popular vote. This system does not make much sense to me, this would be a good story to investigate for Hlive, so we all understand it better.
Last week at HLive:
Last week Tammara and I worked on her article that covered HarlemLives trip to Scranton PA. We did a bunch of research into Scranton and into Pennsylvania and learned about the history of both. It seems like HLive had a good trip down there, and the interviews they conducted where interesting. Scranton seems like a very different kind of place from NYC. It must have been a shock for the students to experience that culture, or lack there of.
Today is another day at HLive, see you all later!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Yes, I am already aware the video is Shaking quite a bit. But hey, atleast Im giving you footage right?? Anyways, so after purchasing all the newspapers I could find (I want the before and afters of this day to record) I went home and had a light breakfast, thinking of my fellow Brooklynites (other New Yorkers and Americans too) and how inspired I felt to see such great numbers out to Vote, out to speak up and actually DO SOMETHING!! So I quickly got dressed and headed over to cast MY ballot, my voice and to leave my mark for the history books. (I hadnt planned to do so until later at around 11) When I went back I was suprised to see that the line had grew!!! But I was never more proud to stand on such a long line (and probably will never be again in my life! lol) Waiting on that line with everyone else was an exciting experience everyone knew we were all there for the same purpose, and we would all share quiet smiles with eachother trying to stop ourselves from jumping up and down and cheering for ourselves and the future. Alot more people than I expected were taking pictures, and a lady driving by honked her horn and pumped her arm as she drove by, excited to see so many people out to Vote. I took my spot on the line at 8:00Am and pulled the lever to the right at 9:00Am, and made history by putting my vote in for Obama..........small moment of silence to let it sink in........what it must mean for so many people around this nation (and the world) today, no matter what race you are, where you grew up, who you have voted for in the past, or where you are going in life, I am sure we all indulged in those few seconds of silence, of what was just made possible.
When leaving the Polling site I was even more amazed to see that the line had DOUBLED!!! I could only imagine what it will be like later after everyone gets out of work!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Hey fellow bloggers of HarlemLive, today was a very eventful day. I went out on a person on a street to ask questions about the November 4th elections. Tomorrow!!! So please, people get out and vote! This is a very important election, especially since a presidential candidate of African-American decent is running for presidency. Get out and Vote your voice must be heard.
SiGingOff......Te-Ga Zsa-Zsa Hamm
Everybody at HL has so much potential and I'm looking forward to going back to Sydney, and encouraging the young people I work with to be Harlem Live correspondents. Once an open discussion board and space for Harlem and Bankstown youth is complete, this will provide a great opportunity for young people across the world to communicate and discuss various issues and themes that concern them.
Thanks to Richard, Gisely, Brad and Shem for your Harlem hospitality!
And to all of the youth I have worked with- goodluck and God bless you all!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Another week another run down. Me and Luisa always hard at work to get the videos up to the site and tv(MNN). This week was a good one; got a lot of things done. First off the list is videos to the site main player. Scranton PA which was put up in record time. Me and Luisa broke that record by putting up 'Halloween 2008' in 2 days. In other news I've been doing some vast improvents on the HELM. The work and efforts of helm(hl apps) will soon be in use as I have created a contact list that is part of HarlemLIVE's database. GO AND LOOK AT Halloween 2008.
Let get things done a new video every week.