Saturday, December 16, 2017

Learn How Daymond John And Southeast Queens Leaders Recently Sponsored Hip Hop Toy Giveaway

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Daymond "The Shark" John, Founder of FUBU, and State Senator Leroy Comrie Spread Christmas Cheer With Gifts For Area Children   


Southeast Queens raised business standout Daymond John, Founder of FUBU, along with newly elected Council Member Adrienne Adams, the NYPD, Toys For Tots, FUBUmobil and State Senator Leroy Comrie, recently sponsored the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council Toy Giveaway.  They reportedly were able "to distribute toys to kids at both P.S. 40Q and P.S. 48Q" according to Senator Comrie. 

Comrie went on to state "one of my office's greatest traditions is working with the community to spread cheer at the holiday to all families.  Moreover, the Senator stated "I am glad that these events are helping to secure a partnership between the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council, that they can continue to work together into the new year to provide scholarships, support, and mentorship to the students at these schools."


See How This Successful Educator Rose From Homelessness And Foster Care To Publishing Her New Novel

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Columbus, Dawnell Jacobs, a local Georgia educator, has released her highest selling novel in bookstores, Amazon and on Kindle. Writer’s Digest has hailed her novel as "a classic love triangle" with a "satisfactory" conclusion.

Although unknown to most readers, the characters in her novel are based loosely on her own life. At 17 years old, Jacobs was homeless. Her mother, due to a mental illness, abandoned her and her three younger siblings (ages 3, 5, and 7) in the care of social services.




Take A Look At This Thought Provoking Advice For Young Athletes

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Nationwide Don't Be A Dumb Jock: Why Education, Social Responsibility and Financial Independence Go Hand and Ball by Aaron Johnson speaks through the lens of a former college football athlete. Johnson has more than 25 years of competitive athletic and fitness education experience.


Find Out Why This Married Couple Believes Fasting Will Spark Your Marriage

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In a contemporary environment where so many singles, couples, and married individuals are seeking answers, solutions, and advice, the husband and wife team of Shelbie and Hasani Ali have worked collaboratively to merge their creative energies and writing skills to pen the book, Fasting: Make Your Love Electric.


Movie Night Wednesdays @ Central – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (PG-13)

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 It’s Wednesday evening, then its movie time at the Central Library. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.



Twenty/Thirty Brunch: Coping with the Holidays

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Dealing with loss? Loneliness? Too busy running around? It’s hard sometimes for all of us to get into the season. Let’s deal with it together. 




Happy Chanukah

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Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Financial Strategist Sheila Ritter

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Bowie, MD - It is the height of the holiday shopping season. Money is a necessity. Because of the influences of capitalism here in the U.S., cash remains king, regardless of whoever assumes the presidential office.

Meanwhile, fewer workers are covered by pensions, an alarming 2/3 of the labor force with retirement plans admit to not regularly contributing to their 401(k), and the future of Social Security provisions is becoming more and more questionable.

People are also living longer. Those who have spent their entire lives working hard for every penny now need to think smarter. And the smarter way is by making wise decisions with the money we’ve worked so hard for.

Be Inspired On How Attorney Zulu Ali Fights Against Injustice in The Criminal Justice System

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Nationwide Attorney Zulu Ali, founder of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California and the Justice by Jury Reform Initiative Committee (JJRI Committee), will be hosting a conference as a nationwide initiative to address the rising crisis of wrongful convictions and police brutality against blacks and other citizens.



Attorney Ali has issued the following statement on behalf of the committee:


Black owned published company launches kickstarter

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 Bristow, OK Articulate Communication Publications, SLLC is a Christian based company desirous of bringing positivity and innovation to the family-oriented community of Bristow, OK.

As small business owners, they wish to boost the economy by enhancing the artistic goals of authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, and performers, curb delinq Ruency in the area and augment the historic value of Route 66.


See How Two SASS-E Toddler Kid Sisters Are Taking The Fashion Industry By Storm

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Fashion Company For Toddlers Reflects The
Creativity Of Two Sisters



Chicago, IL - Kid sisters Stephanie and Samantha Smith have set out to show the world their concept of high fashion. Their company, SASS-E Todds, is a unique clothing line created by toddlers for toddlers.

The two girls love to create and design clothing and accessories. They are hosting A Play Date Pop Up Shop at Little Hand Learning Center on December 16th at 2:00pm in Chicago, IL.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

See Why Southeast Queens Residents Are Building An Economic Empowering Credit Union

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Saywalah Kesselly Shares The Vision Of The
 Southeast Queens Proposed Credit Union



By Kamau Austin & Dujon Ricks Interviewing Saywalah Kesselly

Southeast Queens, increasingly is drawing a diverse population. However the area still is over 90% Black.  It also has a historic place in Black and US history in that it is the first large area in the US where the average Black income exceeded whites in the surrounding area.  With this heritage of economic progress there's no surprise that residents are extremely interested in homeownership and economic empowerment.

The Greater Jamaica and Southeast Queens area is also home to one of the largest concentrations of Black homeowners in the country.  However, Southeast Queens, homeowners experienced the largest amount foreclosures in NYC related to the Great Recession of 2008.

In has been known now that ethnic or interest groups who have been able to form lending organizations for homes or businesses like credit unions or microfinance business lending organizations have been able to accelerate their economic success.  For example there are nonprofits that have been able to give tens of billions of dollars to their ethnic groups like Accion and Grameen Bank (to Latinos and Asians respectively) with business loans.  In a similar fashion credit unions have been able to help members get less predatory lending for homes, cars, and even student loans than commercial banks focused on profit margins.

But what is a credit union and how can it help Southeast Queens?  According to Wikipedia "A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members."

Could a similar type of nonprofit financial organization help residents further economically develop Southeast Queens?  Enter Saywalah Kesselly, the catalyst behind the Southeast Queens Proposed Credit Union to give us the mission of the developing nonprofit finance organization.
  
Saywalah Kesselly
Saywalah Kesselly - Saywalah graduated from the W.V.S. Tubman High School in Liberia in 1981, and immigrated to the United States in 1984 in search of higher education, graduated from Baruch College with a BBA degree in Economics in 1991. Currently, Saywalah is the Executive Director of the African Center for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

Saywalah started the ACCE, after some young people he personally knew were killed in senseless violence.  He started the Center to help young people excel in life.

He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph P. Addabo Family Health Center, Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corporation and former President of the Board of Directors of Arverne Limited Profit Housing Corporation.

He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Union Square Award, 2006 HBA / Times Ledger Newspaper “Community Impact Awards,” New York City Council Citations and many others.  These days Selwayla is very involved in the creation of a Proposed Southeast Queens Credit Union (FCU) to help bring about credit and economic development in the area. Our Associate Publisher, Dujon Ricks, caught up with Kesselly for a brief interview.



Learn About The 30TH Anniversary Honoring The 1st Black To Own A Billion Dollar Company Reginald F. Lewis

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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Honoring the 1st Black $Billion Dealmaker, upon the 30th anniversary of his historical deal that changed the face of America business forever. On November 30, 1987, Reginald Francis Lewis closed the $985 million leveraged buyout of Beatrice International Foods, which at the time, was the largest offshore transaction ever completed in the United States. The Wall Street move was celebrated around the world as the deal that made Lewis the first-ever African American billionaire business tycoon. Michael Milken was his investment banker, and the company made the Fortune 500 list.

The $Billion Deal opened the doors for more African Americans, women and minorities to play in the billion-dollar business league. The event also marked the founding of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc., the first African American owned enterprise to break through the billion-dollar mark when it grossed $1.8 billion in sales on its first year. Lewis died from brain cancer in 1993 and left behind a legacy that continues to inspire young African Americans and all Americans. Learn more about his family and legacy below...


Southeast Queens Rep Greg Meeks Calls For Congressional Investigations Into Claims Of President Trump's Sexual Misconduct

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From The Office Of US Congressman Gregory W. Meeks

Southeast Queens US Rep. Greg Meeks Introduces Resolution Calling for
Congress to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims against Pres. Trump

Rep. Gregory Meeks (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks today introduced House Resolution 655, which calls upon Congress to investigate sexual misconduct claims against President Trump. Regarding the resolution’s introduction, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

"At the beginning of this year, millions of Americans—men and women alike—flooded the streets for the Women’s March to protest injustice and sexism. They protested and lifted their voices in the tradition of trailblazing Americans like Sojourner Truth and Gloria Steinem. Now, our nation is having a long overdue, watershed moment, with thousands of courageous women coming forward and uniting against sexual harassment."


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

See Why Southeast Queens Residents Are Building An Economic Empowering Credit Union

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Saywalah Kesselly Shares The Vision Of The
 Southeast Queens Proposed Credit Union

By Kamau Austin & Dujon Ricks Interviewing Saywalah Kesselly



Southeast Queens, increasingly is drawing a diverse population. However the area still is over 90% Black.  It also has a historic place in Black and US history in that it is the first large area in the US where the average Black income exceeded whites in the surrounding area.  With this heritage of economic progress there's no surprise that residents are extremely interested in homeownership and economic empowerment.

The Greater Jamaica and Southeast Queens area is also home to one of the largest concentrations of Black homeowners in the country.  However, Southeast Queens, homeowners experienced the largest amount foreclosures in NYC related to the Great Recession of 2008.

In has been known now that ethnic or interest groups who have been able to form lending organizations for homes or businesses like credit unions or microfinance business lending organizations have been able to accelerate their economic success.  For example there are nonprofits that have been able to give tens of billions of dollars to their ethnic groups like Accion and Grameen Bank (to Latinos and Asians respectively) with business loans.  In a similar fashion credit unions have been able to help members get less predatory lending for homes, cars, and even student loans than commercial banks focused on profit margins.

But what is a credit union and how can it help Southeast Queens?  According to Wikipedia "A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members."

Could a similar type of nonprofit financial organization help residents further economically develop Southeast Queens?  Enter Saywalah Kesselly, the catalyst behind the Southeast Queens Proposed Credit Union to give us the mission of the developing nonprofit finance organization.
  
Saywalah Kesselly
Saywalah Kesselly - Saywalah graduated from the W.V.S. Tubman High School in Liberia in 1981, and immigrated to the United States in 1984 in search of higher education, graduated from Baruch College with a BBA degree in Economics in 1991. Currently, Saywalah is the Executive Director of the African Center for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

Saywalah started the ACCE, after some young people he personally knew were killed in senseless violence.  He started the Center to help young people excel in life.

He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph P. Addabo Family Health Center, Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corporation and former President of the Board of Directors of Arverne Limited Profit Housing Corporation.

He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Union Square Award, 2006 HBA / Times Ledger Newspaper “Community Impact Awards,” New York City Council Citations and many others.  These days Selwayla is very involved in the creation of a Proposed Southeast Queens Credit Union (FCU) to help bring about credit and economic development in the area. Our Associate Publisher, Dujon Ricks, caught up with Kesselly for a brief interview.



Monday, December 11, 2017

File Before The Deadline for the Tom Joyner Scholarships

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Don't Miss The Deadline For
The Tom Joyner Scholarships

Dallas, TX - Tom Joyner is reminding students that the deadline for the Tom Joyner Foundation® ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program is rapidly approaching.The highly coveted scholarship will cover all the expenses of one talented student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2018.


Discover How Two Teenagers "15 Years Old" Are Having Fun And Kicking Butt In Business

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Nationwide - 15-year old entrepreneurs, Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges, are disrupting the entrepreneur industry, leading by example after having started a business at a young age.

Essynce started her business at the age of 10 and is owner of Essynce Couture, LLC based in Hillside, NJ. She’s an entrepreneur, actress, motivational speaker, fashion designer/stylist and author.



Checkout How Colin Kaepernick's Protests Inspires New Book That Shatters Black Male Stereotypes

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Once Homeless For Two Years Success Coach
Shatters Black Male Stereotypes

Stafford, TX Entrepreneur, author, radio and TV host, Coach Michael Taylor, will unveil his newest book, Shattering Black Male Stereotypes, at a free online empowerment summit scheduled for January 2018.

Shattering Black Male Stereotypes highlights the 10 most destructive media generated illusions about Black men. It is a practical, informative and illustrative resource packed with proven solutions and techniques to help the average black man overcome the stereotype mindset and live above the generic media illusions about the black race.



Get In The Holiday Spirit With The Vocal Artistry Of - A Jewel Tones Holiday

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Please join the Jewel Tones for a festive concert of seasonal music! This vintage vocal trio – featuring Valerie Grehan, Stephanie Horowitz, and Holly Sickinger – will sing old and new favorites to get you into the holiday spirit!



Classic Movie Thursdays @ Central – “Bachelor Mother”

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 If it’s Thursday afternoon, then its movie time at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin’s Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly’s unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep the single woman and “her” baby together.



American Legion Post 483’s 1st Holiday Celebration

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 American Legion Post 483 is pleased to invite one and all to their 1st annual holiday celebration. For more information, contact Commander Noble Lawrence at (516) 690-5138 or loverboy5739@gmail.com or contact William McDonald at (718) 986-3456 or whm6363@gmail.com. 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

York College Observatory Public Open Night

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The Observatory is open to the public every second or third Wednesday of the month rain or shine at 7:30pm (8:30pm during daylight saving time).

 

Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “Home Alone” (1990 Rated PG)

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If it’s Tuesday afternoon, then its movie time at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.


York College Big Band: “Dizzy meets Monk”

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Be there when the York College Big Band presents “Dizzy meets Monk”!  Do not miss this New York City Band.




Broadway Holiday Magic Comes To Southeast Queens FREE Tonight

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Broadway Holiday Magic With Award-Winning Composer & Lyricist Bobby Cronin And All-Star Cast

An evening of holiday favorites, Broadway classics, and original tunes by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max), featuring some of Broadway’s brightest talent including Anne Brummel (Elphaba in Wicked), Chase Crandell (Mary & Max), Javier Ignacio (Side Show on Broadway), Alicia Krakauer (Kiss Me Kate), Kyle Scatliffe (most recent Broadway revivals of The Color Purple and Les Misérables).



Checkout These 3 Important Scholarship Programs For Lower Income Women

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Nationwide - Women are leaders in business and technology, and their careers usually start with college education. Because of this, more and more programs are being created to help single moms and low income women attend and graduate from college.


Southeast Queens And Harlem Peace Groups Help Decrease Shooting Deaths To An All Time Low In NYC

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2 Stop The Violence Leaders Spear Head Organizations To
Increase The Peace and Help Stop Violent Crime in NYC

By Kamau Austin, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Southeast Queens Scoop

We constantly hear the question from conservatives and apologists for over aggressive police tactics, which too often result in deadly consequences, in the Black community - why don't Black organizations focus on "Black on Black crime?"  Well there are at least a couple organizations which do exactly that in the NYC.

These two groups Life Camp Inc., of Southeast Queens, and Street Corner Resources of Harlem, along with many other persons in the community have contributed to a deep drop in violent crimes in NYC especially over the last few years.  The number of gun related killings in NYC this year (2017) is under 300 in a city of about 8.5 million people.  And if current trends continue the year will close with it being the safest year in NYC for -  about 50 years!

Erica Ford of Southeast Queens (left) and Ieshua Sekou of Upper Harlem (lower right) are
leaders of 2 different stop the violence and increase the peace type organizations