Here and Now: The show helping former inmates turn their lives around

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Sunday, August 29, 2021
Here and Now: The show helping former inmates turn their lives around
On this episode of Here and Now, the show helping former inmates turn their lives around. Plus, supporting minority-owned small businesses.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, Brian Hamilton and Claudia Shivers from 'Free Enterprise,' the TV show featuring the real-life stories of former inmates turning their lives around by starting their own businesses.

Plus, building on more than five decades of service, how the Harlem Commonwealth Council is helping to keep minority-owned small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

And, feeding families in need, the Brotherhood Sister Sol is on track to serve a million meals by the end of the year.

Finally, a celebration of food and culture, a sneak peek of the 'EatUp' special showcasing the stories of black chefs and restauranteurs.

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We are also publishing resources in a range of areas, which will grow and can be found below:

Ways to Help

Black Lives Matter

Black Voters Matter Fund


National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

No New Jails NYC

Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

Black LGBTQIA + Migrants Project

Teaching the Next Generation

Black Lives Matter at School

Creating Space To Talk About Racism At Your School

Teaching for Black Lives - Rethinking Schools

Black-Owned Bookstores in New York and New Jersey

Cafe con Libros (Brooklyn)

Grandma's Place (Harlem)

Sister's Uptown (Manhattan)

Source of Knowledge (Newark)

The Lit. Bar (Bronx)

The Little Boho Bookshop (Bayonne)


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism



Black Wall Street 1921

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

Still Processing:


American Son: Available on Netflix

If Beale Street Could Talk: Available on Hulu

Just Mercy: Available on Amazon Prime

Selma: Available on Amazon Prime

The Hate U Give: Available on Amazon Prime

When They See Us: Available on Netflix


13th: Available on Netflix

America Inside Out with Katie Couric: Available on National Geographic

Becoming: Available on Netflix

I am Not Your Negro: Available on YouTube