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Brooklyn45 is a public affairs television program that enlightens, empowers, and educates Brooklyn residents.

Airs every Tuesday and Thursday @ 9:00am and 8:00pm

Upcoming Programs

Challenges Faced By Homeowners And Renters

Date: 10/20/2020 and 10/22/2020
Topic: A disscussion on the challenges faced by many homeowners and renters due to the stresses from COVID-19. Guest: Khari Edwards.

Why Blacks and Hispanics Must Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election

Date: 10/27/2020 and 10/29/2020
Topic: A discussion on the importance of voting in the 2020 Presidential Elections and what is at stake.  Guests: NYS Assemblymember Walter Mosley; Arnie Segarra, NYC Commissioner on Human Rights; and Gerard Cadet, Vice President of 1199. 


Featured ArticleS:

Have You Completed Your

2020 Census?


Brooklyn has one of the lowest responses to the 2020 Census count in the United States. Go to our Brooklyn45 YouTube channel and listen to Dr. John Flateau, Director of the US Census Information Center at Medgar Evers College, telling Brooklyn45 host Sam Taitt how that’s going to affect the more than 2 million people living in Brooklyn. You’ll hear which black neighborhoods in Brooklyn are going to suffer most if people living there do not fill out the Census forms.

Even if you filled yours out already, please remind everyone you know to do the same and to tell others that they must fill out the Census 2020 forms. Watch this program, share the information and invite others to do the same.



Small Businesses

Faced With

Re-opening Challenges


Too many small businesses in New York City are facing what seem to them to be unsurmountable challenges because of the Covid-19 restrictions. For countless of these minority-owned businesses, it’s a scenario of life and death staring them in the face. For those who that have been fortunate to reopen, each day raises questions about tomorrow. A bright tomorrow seems to be in a distant future.

Two small business owners and a small business expert share their experiences in this week’s edition of Brooklyn45. They are Neslie Brunache – owner of Bk9 Modern Caribbean Cuisine, Carol Urena – hair stylist at Punta Cana Beauty Salon, and small business expert Gregg Bishop whose name is familiar to small businesses all over New York City.

The Economic Policy Institute is predicting that the Covid-19 disease could potentially wipe out three million jobs from the U.S. economy before this summer is over; and while most small businesses do not have large payrolls and dozens of employees, the shutdown is a nightmare. For those that have been able to reopen, the question on many lips or in dreams during restless nights is “how do we pay bills with this social distancing – fewer customers who don’t want to wait on line.” Another concern is the millions of jobs that have been lost: how will the unemployed or persons with limited financial resources purchase products they need or would love to have.  This does not auger well for small businesses. The Federal Emergency Relief Agency says that 40% of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster.  These are dreary days for so many.

Watch this program this week on Brooklyn45. You’ll also be impressed listening to Esayah Zurishaddai Edghill, an 8thgrader at Nest+ school for the gifted and talented being interviewed by Young Academic Achiever host Alonta Wrighton.   


Additional Resources:

Federal Emergency Relief Agency:    

Small Business Administration:


Young Academic Achiever

Pheona Angoy

Midwood H.S., 10th Grade



Brooklyn45, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Brooklyn45, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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