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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 .

Greetings, from a Professional Freelance Journalist!

My second article was published on The Grio this morning. I didn’t have to take a bus to New Jersey at 7 a.m this time, but there was still a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears. I love “journalisting” … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

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 … Continue reading

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“So Many Girls! So Little Time!”: Behind the Facade of Sex Tourism

My latest Huffington Post piece was just published. Check it out! Remember to comment on the site and tell a friend 😉 Don’t forget to become my fan on HuffPo.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chelsealyn-rudder/post_1425_b_795931.html

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Follow Me on Twitter @ChelseaLynR

Ok, I know this seems a little desperate. But I really want to increase the amount of people who follow me on Twitter. I got a lot of follow Friday’s from some great people today, with a lot of followers. … Continue reading

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Travel agent held in ‘sex tour’ case

“Don’t Call it a Comeback!” It’s true Big Apple tours, a so-called “sex tourism” travel agency that has had several run ins with the State of NY never went away. In fact, they bragged that they beat the state at their … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Teens Can’t Bake, But They Sure Can Strip

  “In Rhode Island, children under 18 aren’t allowed to perform a number of jobs labeled “hazardous”, including operating commercial baking machines, making bricks, or using industrial power tools. But the law doesn’t prohibit them from dancing in strip clubs … Continue reading

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The Village: Sex traffickers target Alaska Native women and girls

“There have been traffickers and pimps who specifically target Native girls because they feel that they’re versatile and they can post them (online) as Hawaiian, as Native, as Asian, as you name it,” said Jolene Goeden, a special agent for … Continue reading

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6th Annual World AIDS Day Women’s Prayer Breakfast

This morning I was honored to attend World Vision’s Annual World AIDS Day Women’s Prayer breakfast. It was a beautiful and spiritually uplifting event. Former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker. Her daughter Barbara was in the audience. … Continue reading

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Held as Slaves, Now Free

  I found this article on Anderson Cooper’s blog. Totally amazing that slavery is still happening right next door. “Nicole, Zena, Jacqueline and the other girls were held in groups in several houses around Newark and East Orange, New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Deception in Advertising: Local Sex Ads and Human Trafficking Victims

Double whammy! Two in one day. I am also featured in the NYC section today. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chelsealyn-rudder/post_1361_b_790497.html

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