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I wanted to take a minute to share some great news. I am now a contributor to The Grio, an African American focused website that is owned by NBC. My article, on Paterson N.J in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene is the lead article on the site today. I would greatly appreciate it if you could tweet the link, post it on your facebook site and comment on the article on The Grio.
 
City of Paterson Under Water in More Ways than One http://soc.li/kSqcwBj
 
The process of  being asked to write the piece and completing it was a 24 hour whirlwind.   The great interviews would not have been possible without the generosity of several Patersonians, especially Oronde Haggans. I met Oronde on the NJ Transit bus that I took down to Paterson from New York on Friday morning . Not only did he allow me to interview him for the article, he also volunteered to be my unofficial guide around Paterson. After working an overnight shift, he took several hours out of his day for a complete stranger. 

It has been an interesting summer. But I feel as though the impending change in seasons is bringing me good luck. Thank you in advance for reading the article. I hope that you will continue to enjoy the holiday weekend.

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About chelsealynr

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder is a contributor to The Grio, the Huffington Post and the Downtown Express, the local paper for Lower Manhattan. She holds a master’s of science degree in International Relations from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. She was appointed Executive Director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus in 2005. A position that she maintained until the summer of 2010. Miss Rudder is a member of WNET channel 13′s Community Advisory Board and of Community Board One, the local governing body of Lower Manhattan. She received her bachelor’s degree from Pace University in Communications and Political Science in 2005. Chelsea-Lyn resides in New York City and is a native of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Chelsea-Lyn is a former Miss Teen USA delegate representing the state of Michigan. Miss Rudder has served as a spokesperson and fundraiser for The American Heart/Stroke Association, Michigan Special Olympics, SADD and Detroit’s Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Association. Follow Miss Rudder on Twitter @ChelseaLynR . Please direct media and speaking engagement requests to RequestCLR@gmail.com .
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