JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 7:07 AM EDT Apr 13, 2019 A young Detroit couple who helped controversial New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win election last year as a democratic socialist are now launching a pro-socialism media company from their house on the city's east side. Their company, Means TV, is an Internet-only web streaming service that, for a monthly $10 subscription, would offer entertainment programming with "pro-worker" and "anti-capitalist" viewpoints, including original TV shows, talk shows, comedy sketches, reality TV and on-the-ground reporting. The service is the brainchild of filmmakers Naomi Burton, 29, and Nick Hayes, 22, a girlfriend-boyfriend duo who gained national attention last year for producing a campaign video for Ocasio-Cortez that went viral and helped to propel the formerly unknown candidate to an upset Democratic primary victory. Means TV began releasing … [Read more...] about Couple behind Ocasio-Cortez viral video starts pro-socialism Means TV
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff April 01, 2019 For almost a decade, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has been based on the eighth floor of a downtown high-rise, close to volunteers and donors, easy to reach for families and staff, and smack in the middle of a service area that stretches from Lawrence to Cape Cod.But by the end of the year, the agency is likely to be forced out by surging downtown Boston rents. It’s one of a growing number of nonprofits feeling the squeeze of the city’s hot office market. As tech firms and other well-funded companies pour into downtown and adjacent neighborhoods to capitalize on their central location and access to young workers, nonprofits are being priced out.“Nonprofits want all the same things around the private sector does,” said Liz Berthelette, director of research at Hunneman, a Boston real estate … [Read more...] about Nonprofits are being squeezed out of Boston offices as rents surge
I joined Facebook long before I knew I’d have a career that invites public criticism, which is probably why I felt comfortable writing comments like “I love littering” and “Our dorm smells like beer.” Safe to say those posts don’t align with my values a decade later, but I didn’t remember I’d posted them until last week, when I embarked on a social media cleanse after a video of freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college was leaked on Twitter. Its release was meant to smear her, though most people saw her moves as harmless and endearing. But we hardly go a week without hearing about people whose old posts came back to bite them. Here are seven tips for auditing your presence on the internet, a process experts say everyone should employ, whether you’re applying to college or joining Congress. 1. Google yourself monthly. Philadelphia social media expert Gerry Moran said folks should get into the habit of … [Read more...] about How to scrub social media of embarrassing videos of you dancing (or worse)
Jeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 8:27 am PST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected to Congress in 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected to Congress in 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected to Congress in 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected to Congress in 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans. Here's how much money that could raise. 1 / 15 Back to Gallery Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans. Here’s how much money that could raise.
Tiffany May New York Times News Service, 5:26 PM Days before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, officially took office in Washington as the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, video footage from her college days suddenly appeared on the internet. If the video showing her dancing and twirling barefoot on a rooftop was meant to be an embarrassing leak, it backfired badly. The dance video — a mash-up of 1980s dance moves from the movie “The Breakfast Club” and the music of “Lisztomania,” by the French band Phoenix — proved to be too endearing to many social media users. Some also saw a right-wing effort to undermine Ocasio-Cortez, a liberal Democrat known as “AOC” among her fans. A Twitter user identified as Richard Burr, a former contestant on “The Great British Bake Off,” wrote: “I love how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has turned American politics into a live action Footloose. People dancing!? Oh the … [Read more...] about A video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing at BU was meant as a smear. It backfired.