Carib PR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Whatz Up TV, one of New York City`s more popular Caribbean television program is bringing politics to the people this Caribbean Heritage Month with a `Rumble in Da Hood` political debate.
Patrick Fuller and Shaun Walsh of Whatz Up New York, which airs on CIN (the Caribbean International Network on Time Warner Channel 73 every Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m., will present the second in a series of debates featuring political hopefuls facing off against their incumbent rivals.
The Rumble in Da Hood debate will features candidates in the run for the 45th councilmatic race in Brooklyn, New York. The heavily Caribbean-populated district of Flatbush, which encompasses the district, is currently headed by Vincentian doctor, Kendall Stewart, who has held the seat since 2001.
Councilmember Stewart will be defending his seat against challengers Dexter Mckenzie, Rodrick Daley, Erlene King, Jumaane Williams and Sam Taitt.
The Rumble in Da Hood debate is set for Ink Well Jazz Comedy Jazz Café at 408 Rogers Avenue, between Sterling and Leffert in Brooklyn NY on Saturday, June 13, from 3:30 – 7 p. The Rumble will begin promptly at 5 p.m.
`We believe that this election is vital to our community and we fear that the election might go under the radar like many primary elections.,` commented Walsh on the motivation for the Rumble. `That`s why we decided to promote this event to bring it to light. Making the voter aware that they will be able to vote for a new councilperson is what we are aimed to do.`
`The debate, open to all free of charge, will give the community a chance to ask questions to the candidates and also to hear them answer questions about the community,` added Fuller. `And as the title states, there will be no holding back. We are looking forward to a candidate or two to get politically knocked out. Candidate are advised to come prepared, to brush up on their knowledge of the community, know different stats on crime, foreclosure, senior centers, youth program as everything will be fair game.`
Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Yvonne Graham and Jamaican Consul General to New York, are among the official guests scheduled to attend. Guests will also be treated to a complimentary buffet provided by the Fisheye Bar and Grill, 5913 Foster Ave, Bet Ralph and E 59 Street in Brooklyn while pizza will be provided by Chicago 60 Pizza.
Artist Screechy Don will provide the entertainment. Rumble in Da Hood is the second in the series. The first was held at Club Temptation when Kevin Parker Ran for his Senate Seat.
For more information on the Rumble contact Whatz UP New York at 718-859-2269 or email [email protected].