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Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

June 4th, 2015 Written by | Comments Off on Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

Washington D.C. – Over 500 Ukrainian American protestors rallied in the President Obama’s backyard on March 5th over the prolonged Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine. Activist from around the country, including New York, Pennsylvania and Detroit, urged president Barack Obama to deliver the defensive lethal weapons as promised in the Freedom Support Act signed in 2014. Credit: … Continue reading Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

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Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

June 4th, 2015 Written by | Comments Off on Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

Washington D.C. – Over 500 Ukrainian American protestors rallied in the President Obama’s backyard on March 5th over the prolonged Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine. Activist from around the country, including New York, Pensilvania and Detroit, urged president Barack Obama to deliver the defensive lethal weapons as promised in the Freedom Support Act signed in 2014. Credit: … Continue reading Activists Demand Arms for Ukraine in D.C.

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Ukrainian Institute of America: Spreads Culture Through Peace and War

November 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Ukrainian Institute of America: Spreads Culture Through Peace and War

The UIA’s mission at large focuses on spreading the Ukrainian traditions. Today, the institute took on a critical role to…

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Ukrainian Institute of America: Spreads Culture Through Peace and War

November 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Ukrainian Institute of America: Spreads Culture Through Peace and War

Ms. Sidlovych-director at the UIA
Ms. Sidlovych-director at the UIA

Olena Sidlovych invited me to her office inside of an old mention known as the Ukrainian Institute of America  on the 79th street of the Fifth Avenue Museum Mile across the scenic Central Park.

The UIA’s mission at large focuses on spreading the Ukrainian traditions and keeping them alive for the New York diaspora of many Ukrainian generations by hosting various cultural events, expositions and concerts.

Today, the institute took on a critical role to spread awareness about the historical turn of events in Ukraine that turned from a peaceful protest in Kiev’s central square (Maidan) last November – to a current undeclared war on the country’s East boarder to defend the rights and freedom of citizens and county’s independence.

Expositions straight from Maidan, Kiev,  are currently housed under the ancient roof of the institute.

– “Maidan. Ukraine. Road To Freedom” – ” Paintings, posters, photography, film and music by Ukrainian artists who participated in Ukraine’s uprising against a corrupt regime.”

– “Taras Polataiko. War. 11 Portraits”- “Polataiko’s project of 11 injured Ukrainian soldiers, launched the National Art Museum of Ukraine’s fundraiser for the wounded in the war against Russian invasion.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Media · new york · PRO PEACE NY · Q&A · UA · uia · ukrainian institute of america

Yes to the Sketch: Becoming a Pantora Bride with Designer Andrea Pitter

November 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Yes to the Sketch: Becoming a Pantora Bride with Designer Andrea Pitter

IMG_0865Fabric enthusiast, Brooklyn girl, and six years of experience, Andrea Pitter is our November feature for Brooklyn Success of the month. An acronym for her birth name Andrea Tora Pitter, Pantora Bridal is birth to a successful business. The young African-American designer sits with such poise and grace. Her professionalism is displayed effortlessly. She’s what some may call an “old soul.”

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As I sit in awe of several beautiful bridal gowns all hand-sewned by the designer, I cannot help but to notice intricate details that each lace, bead and crystal is stitched with. “You should be the elevated version of yourself,” Pitter tells us of every bride on their wedding day. Words of wisdom from the mature designer just flows continuously as she continues, “when you get married you are half of you and half of someone else. That person should elevate you. You elevate each other.”

PHOTOS: INSIDE THE BRIDAL SHOP

She humors us as she recalls moments of the brides fittings. they are often accompanied with their  bridesmaids and of course the mother-of-the-bride. “Moms try to pin [the dress], fluff the trains (she chuckles to herself) I just tell them relax, enjoy it.”

Every experience with her brides are different. The process begins with an appointment that includes a very detailed questionnaire. Information like budget, date, type of event, are all pertinent in Pitter designing the right style dress for the bride to be. then there’s the fitting. All appointments are by appointment only so that she can provide the ultimate experience. All curtains are closed so that no passerby’s are able to look into the storefront and distract the bride. It is a very intimate setting. Some brides cry and some are just completely thrown away by Pitter’s ability to capture their vision and make their dream dress into a reality.

Although the young designer says, she’s “not sure” where Pantora Bridal s going she’s “taking it all in stride,” she currently service brides locally and internationally. She’s faced countless moments of failure and advises any aspiring entrepreneur to “just start.”

Pitter likes her experiences with her brides. Brides “comeback and want anniversary dresses. They stop in to say hi.” “they are Pantora brides. they are family.”

They are Pantora Brides

To see more of Pantora Bridal by Andrea Pitter click here They are Pantora Brides and be just as thrown away as her brides.

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How did the media coverage of the Ray Rice scandal influence the public’s perception of domestic violence?

October 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on How did the media coverage of the Ray Rice scandal influence the public’s perception of domestic violence?

It seems as if the moment that TMZ released the second video relating to the Ray Rice case, the public was able to fully grasp the story.
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Back in February of 2014, when the story first leaked it was destined for mainstream media attention and here we are EIGHT months later it still sits atop; with Rice’s hearing on his suspension appeal tentatively set for early November, as reported by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
All in all sports is a reflection of the media, and the media is a reflection of society. Whatever happens in the sports world can have effects on everyone not just fans. After reviewing the timeline on the Ray Rice case provided by ESPN.COM, one can easily tell that the media was a crucial part of the story from the start, but the media can’t tell why some viewers to ignore the issue of domestic violence until actions were actually able to be seen.
When the story was first released it came with a video of Rice dragging his then fiancé out of the elevator. It was scripted that he assaulted her causing her to fall, but many chose to speculate and think otherwise. Not just the fans but even the Baltimore Ravens. The organization did not cut him at the time portraying the idea that they had forgave Rice and didn’t fully believe that he assaulted her. The fans and in essence the public took this as a sign that the incident wasn’t that big of a deal and decided to cheer on Ray Rice during practice and preseason.
However once the second video was released and the public was able to see the actual left hook that was delivered by Rice; their opinions quickly shifted. There was a complete uproar that day whether it was by the news stations or social media, everyone was in complete shock and disbelief. It was as if they never read the story in which practically worded out the actions seen in the video.
The power of the media was shown here to a full extent. A video of the most popular story at the time had surfaced and now all of sudden everyone was able to understand it. Most importantly though, the media here was able to bring the ethical issue of domestic violence to light. The people now were so interested in the issue and they called for actions to prevent it. Particularly in the NFL, when the media caused for the public to want the league to deliver more harsh punishments in reference to the issue.
The public’s perception of domestic violence was greatly influenced by the media. In this case it was a good thing as it created awareness and made a call for help. The media was able to define an issue that exists in everyday society and highlight it so that anyone can understand. The power of video is the main strength of the media and in the Ray Rice scenario, the influence created can help prevent fewer domestic violence acts.

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Tags: Domestic Violence · Media · NFL · Scandal

How did the media coverage of the Ray Rice scandal influence the public’s perception of domestic violence?

October 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on How did the media coverage of the Ray Rice scandal influence the public’s perception of domestic violence?

It seems as if the moment that TMZ released the second video relating to the Ray Rice case, the public was able to fully grasp the story.
 Untitled
Back in February of 2014, when the story first leaked it was destined for mainstream media attention and here we are EIGHT months later it still sits atop; with Rice’s hearing on his suspension appeal tentatively set for early November, as reported by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
All in all sports is a reflection of the media, and the media is a reflection of society. Whatever happens in the sports world can have effects on everyone not just fans. After reviewing the timeline on the Ray Rice case provided by ESPN.COM, one can easily tell that the media was a crucial part of the story from the start, but the media can’t tell why some viewers to ignore the issue of domestic violence until actions were actually able to be seen.
When the story was first released it came with a video of Rice dragging his then fiancé out of the elevator. It was scripted that he assaulted her causing her to fall, but many chose to speculate and think otherwise. Not just the fans but even the Baltimore Ravens. The organization did not cut him at the time portraying the idea that they had forgave Rice and didn’t fully believe that he assaulted her. The fans and in essence the public took this as a sign that the incident wasn’t that big of a deal and decided to cheer on Ray Rice during practice and preseason.
However once the second video was released and the public was able to see the actual left hook that was delivered by Rice; their opinions quickly shifted. There was a complete uproar that day whether it was by the news stations or social media, everyone was in complete shock and disbelief. It was as if they never read the story in which practically worded out the actions seen in the video.
The power of the media was shown here to a full extent. A video of the most popular story at the time had surfaced and now all of sudden everyone was able to understand it. Most importantly though, the media here was able to bring the ethical issue of domestic violence to light. The people now were so interested in the issue and they called for actions to prevent it. Particularly in the NFL, when the media caused for the public to want the league to deliver more harsh punishments in reference to the issue.
The public’s perception of domestic violence was greatly influenced by the media. In this case it was a good thing as it created awareness and made a call for help. The media was able to define an issue that exists in everyday society and highlight it so that anyone can understand. The power of video is the main strength of the media and in the Ray Rice scenario, the influence created can help prevent fewer domestic violence acts.

(more…)

Tags: Domestic Violence · Media · NFL · Scandal

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