Friday, November 15, 2019

Checkout How US Rep Greg Meeks Is Working To Insure Fair Banking In SE Queens & LI

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Meeks, Brown, and Members of Congress Demand Bank Regulators Strengthen, Not Weaken the Community Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, along with 27 members of Congress sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC demanding that the three banking agencies not issue a proposed rule unless it has the support of the community development and civil rights groups that represent the communities the Community Reinvestment Act was designed to serve.
“Policies that restrict access to credit and banking, such as those that result in redlining, have perpetuated a long legacy of discrimination and disinvestment in America, and held back impoverished minority communities,” wrote the members. “Given this history, any changes to the CRA must hold lenders accountable for meeting the local credit and investment needs of LMI communities where the lender has branches or other facilities while appropriately considering changes in our banking system.” 
The full text of the letter is below and the PDF can be found HERE:

Congressmen Greg Meeks also stated today "Minority Banks disproportionately serve low income, underbanked, minority communities. Their decreasing numbers, combined with irrefutable data on banking discrimination in non-minority banks, is a systemic problem I am working hard to address."

See How The World Of Money Is Offering $7,000 In Prizes For Young Entrepreneurs

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Win Up To $7,000 in Prizes At The 4th Annual "World of Money Youth Business Pitch Competition"
New York, New York - Teaming up with JPMorgan Chase Advancing Black Pathways Initiative, the World of Money, a 14-year New York City based non-profit youth financial education organization will host its 4th Annual Youth Business Pitch Competition” on November 22, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at JPMorgan Chase, 4 Metrotech in Brooklyn, New York. World of Money Founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb shares, “We are proud to partner with JP Morgan Chase to promote financial education and invest in young entrepreneurs, ages 10 – 23, with $7,000 in cash prizes. It is gratifying to support youth from around the country as they pitch their brilliant businesses to a panel of seasoned executives.”

ABOUT THE WORLD OF MONEY
The World of Money was founded in 2005 and is a New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth with a sound financial education. Nearly 4,000 youth between ages 7 – 18, and their families have received World of Money’s 120 classroom hours of financial education and forums.

This approach has steadily broken a generational cycle and changed the way youth and their parents understand their money. Mandarin Chinese, excel spreadsheet and community service courses are included.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

See How The B.E.S.T. Pop-up Shop Brings The 3rd UPlifting "Winter Wonderland Experience" To Southeast Queens

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The B.E.S.T. Winter Wonderland Experience Uplifts And Empowers Area Residents And Community Businesses For The 3rd Holiday Season
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On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 the B.E.S.T. Networking Group, started by visionary and community minded Founder Marsha Duke, is sponsoring an innovative family orientated fun pop-up shop called the Winter Wonderland Experience.  The Winter Wonderland Experience, pop-up shop promises to be a great community event for both the attendees and vendors.  It offers a fun less stressed shopping experience with dynamic and creative entrepreneurs in Southeast Queens.

It afford area residents the chance to support community based and small businesses.  When area residents support small and community based businesses they actually help to bring more employment, income, and raise property values in their community. 

The Winter Wonderland Experience, is a pop-up shop tapping into this national trend with a distinct local flavor.  Southeast and Jamaica Queens, NY, is still a hotbed of innovative and impressive business people ready to showcase their products.

Southeast Queens has a history enriched with some of the most creative artists and talented entrepreneurs in the world growing up in the area.  Most people in our area know jazz and hip hop artists and business people like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Lena Horne, Russell Simmons, Daymond John, LL Kool J, Nikki Minage, 50 Cent and many others hail from the area.


The Winter Wonderland Experience, however looks to showcase today's local talent on a broader scale beyond just entertainment to the community and visitors in nearby areas.  This is the 3rd year of the pop-up shop.  In the past the Winter Wonderland Experience, has showcased vendors and merchants as diverse as the health focused Regale Vitamin brand to the creative and mesmerizing desserts of "Gateau du Ciel" which means heavenly desserts in French.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Black Speaker Launches Boot Camp to Help Other Speakers

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 AWARD-WINNING BLACK SPEAKER, AUTHOR AND TRAINER TEACHES OTHERS HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SPEAKING BUSINESS




Nationwide  Speaking and training is a multi-billion dollar industry. More and more schools, companies and organizations are seeking and paying qualified speakers big dollars to come in and solve problems and add value through speaking and training their organizations using the speaker's expertise, experience and knowledge.

The challenge is there are many qualified African Americans with expertise, experience and knowledge who want to start a speaking business, but don't know how to get started or how to expand their speaking and training careers to do it full-time.

Shop Black Week Campaign is Nov 22-29

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"SHOP BLACK WEEK" CAMPAIGN TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES WILL BE NOVEMBER 22 TO 29


Nationwide -- As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week. More than 100 groups have designated November 22 to 29 as Shop Black Week, a time of supporting Black-owned businesses by purchasing products, goods, or services from Black entrepreneurs.

The Shop Black Week campaign is a nationwide campaign that simply asks every American to support Black-owned businesses in November. Participating entities include organizations, Online-social groups and publications that have made the commitment to help spread the word with their social media accounts.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Senator James Sanders Jr. Hosts Successful Community Development Day

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Senator James Sanders Jr. Hosts Successful Community Development Day

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Community Development Day in partnership with Rochdale Village on September 26, 2019 at the Rochdale Village Community Center. Senator Sanders conducted this event as part of his mission to prepare community members to be self-sufficient and successful in their endeavors. 

Senator Sanders strives to provide the community with the resources required to accomplish their business goals. Community Development Day delivered key training for those interested in starting a small business or non-profit, bringing experts in their respective fields to the event to impart their knowledge.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Globally Acclaimed Southeast Queens Jazz Artist Ed Jackson To Perform In Brooklyn

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Enjoy A Night Of Tasteful Jazz In Brooklyn With The Globally Acclaimed Southeast Queens Based Jazz Artist Ed Jackson
Ed Jackson And The Backdrop Of The Sugar Hill Supper Club In Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
Queens, NY -- Internationally acclaimed jazz musician Ed Jackson, who also operates several businesses in Southeast Queens, NY, is recently back from Brazil and the United Kingdom.  Jackson was in Brazil recording his next album and in the United Kingdom performing with the legendary Fat Back Band.

However, he is looking to make the rounds again in the NYC area.  Jackson, a well regarded alto saxophonist and recording artist, is also the club owner of Jackson Room, a St. Albans epicenter of jazz.

Ed for over 7 years has been endeavoring to bring world class jazz back to the community in Southeast Queens and NYC.  On Monday, November 4th, 2019 (between 7 pm and 11 pm) Jackson will bring his namesake Ed Jackson Quartet, to Brooklyn in a performance billed as "Enjoy A Night Of Tasteful Jazz In Brooklyn," at the Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant.

"I want to invite you to an exclusive engagement of the Ed Jackson Quartet in Brooklyn's Bed Stuy area - at the well regarded soul food supper club & restaurant: Sugar Hill.  Sugar Hill is known as a highly regarded eatery and upscale club" says Jackson.

Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant has been providing delicious quality and healthy soul food dishes for almost 40 years in Brooklyn.  The likes of the 1st Black NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Hillary Clinton, Hazel Dukes, Mike Tyson, Mark Breland,  Zab Judah, and many other celebrities and community leaders have enjoyed the cuisine at this fine dining establishment.

Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant is an artisan soul food restaurant that mixes southern hospitality that also showcases cosmopolitan musical artistry.  It is located at 217 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.