After Broad and Market

After Broad and Market

In 2003, WNET journalist Jenna Flanagan reported on the murder of 15-year-old Newark native Sakia Gunn. Now, 20 years on, Flanagan revisits the story to examine what progress might have been made in protecting Newark’s queer youth -- and how exactly justice was served in one of New Jersey’s first prosecuted LGBTQ+ hate crime homicides. Flanagan sits down to talk with those whose lives intersected with Sakia’s — from her classmates and friends to the wide community of academics, artists, journalists, and politicians that got to know Sakia only after her death. Join us as we explore the impact of one person’s life on a whole community in WNET’s original multipart documentary podcast series.

Episodes

August 28, 2023 8 mins
As a thank-you for everyone who listened to our miniseries, we are sharing Professor Kim Pearson's reading of her poem "A Libation for Sakia." This is a bonus episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LWC Studios and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from The WNET Group. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multiplatform public media initiative from The WNET Group in New York reporti...
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Some 20 years after the murder of Sakia Gunn, another anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime killing makes national headlines. As yet another grieving community fights to raise awareness for social justice, we ask: What do we as a nation owe to Sakia Gunn, O'Shae Sibley, and the scores of Black queer youth for whom personal safety is a matter of daily concern?  This is the fifth and final episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LW...
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August 14, 2023 34 mins
Sakia Gunn's death was a queer rallying cry across New Jersey. But over time, much of the initial political support seemed to evaporate. This episode looks at efforts to legislate, regulate, and mandate education in Newark and beyond as a result of this tragedy. This is the fourth episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LWC Studios and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from The WNET Group. Chasing the D...
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Though they came from different worlds, the lives of Sakia Gunn and of lead reporter Jenna Flanagan intersected in meaningful ways. By exploring the history of Newark and contextualizing her own Blackness, Jenna gains a deeper understanding of who Sakia was 20 years ago. This is the third episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LWC Studios and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from The WNET Group. Chasi...
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How did street harassment lead to New Jersey’s first prosecuted hate crime homicide? By speaking to academics, activists, and clergy members, we seek to find out if Sakia’s identity as a gender nonconforming lesbian put her at risk within her own community. This is the second episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LWC Studios and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from The WNET Group. Chasing the Dream:...
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June 26, 2023 29 mins
At a bus stop in downtown Newark in 2003, a queer teenager’s life was lost in a homicide that should have rocked the nation. Why did that not happen? By exploring who Sakia Gunn was in life, we take an in-depth look at why her story matters so much 20 years later. This is the first episode of "After Broad and Market," a co-production of LWC Studios and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from The WNET Group. Chasing the ...
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June 9, 2023 3 mins
In 2003, WNET journalist Jenna Flanagan reported on the murder of 15-year-old Newark native Sakia Gunn. Now, 20 years on, Flanagan revisits the story to examine what progress might have been made in protecting Newark’s queer youth -- and how exactly justice was served in one of New Jersey’s first prosecuted LGBTQ+ hate crime homicides. Flanagan sits down to talk with those whose lives intersected with Sakia’s — from her classmates ...
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