Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded 7 Major Contracts Including JFK Airport In Southeast Queens New York

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FAMILY-OWNED CONSTRUCTION FIRM AWARDED 7 MULTI-MILLION CONTRACTS INCLUDING JFK AIRPORT

Meet Darrell K. Choates, Sr., his father, his son, and his grandson (that's 4 generations), the owners of Choates G Contracting LLC, a Black-owned construction firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company has recently scored — not one or two — but seven new multi-million dollar contracts including a $30 million reconstruction project of JFK Airport's Terminal 1 in New York City and a $25 million construction project in Ghana.

With more than four decades of inimitable experience in the construction industry, Mr. Choates has garnered a laudable reputation as the CEO of the firm. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), they manage large-scale development projects, construct senior living residences, and provide technologically advanced SaaS platforms creating Smart Cities.

In a career filled with highlights, Mr. Choates is most proud to have protected the legacy of his company as a strong minority-managed organization. Likewise, he has served the region of Philadelphia as the owner of a registered nonprofit community organization, Logan Community Enterprise Center, which among other non-profit activities sponsors bi-weekly food drives.

Monday, January 17, 2022

NYC Speaks Springboards Citywide Survey To Get Input From Residents On Their Concerns And Priorities For Mayor Eric Adams' Admin

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NYC SPEAKS LAUNCHES CITYWIDE SURVEY TO INFORM KEY PRIORITIES OF THE MAYOR ERIC ADAMS ADMINISTRATION

Survey results will inform community conversations across the city that will help guide budget and policy priorities in New York City. 

NYC Speaks–the public engagement campaign designed to inform the priorities of newly elected Mayor Eric Adams and his administration – announced today the launch of the first phase of the initiative: a citywide survey that will seek input from New Yorkers about their communities, the issues they face and the future of the city. 

The survey, which can be completed at NYCspeaks.org, will be open to the public from today through January 28, 2022. The survey asks New Yorkers a variety of questions about topics that concern them such as Health & Well-being, Housing & Neighborhoods, Economy & Workforce, Racial Equity, Gender Justice, Climate & Infrastructure, Education & Youth Development, Public Safety, Arts & Culture, and Civic Engagement. In addition to English, the survey will be available online in the top 10 languages spoken by New Yorkers with limited English proficiency:  Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Polish. 

NYC Speaks is focusing on driving participation in communities that are too often left out of decision making processes and shaped by disparities. 18 organizations are acting as Community Data Partners, overseeing the work of more than 150 on-the-ground canvassers in the 33 priority neighborhoods identified by the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity. All canvassing will be done with COVID safety protocols in place, including mandatory masking and social distancing. In addition, NYC Speaks is partnering with elected officials, nonprofits, and other civic organizations across the five boroughs to encourage participation in the survey.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

World News | See How Africa And The World Is Mourning Anti-apartheid Hero Desmond Tutu

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Africa And The World Mourns Anti-apartheid Hero Desmond Tutu
The Late Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Pic Source Wikipedia

By Afrikan Correspondent Thandisizwe Mgudlwa 

KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined fellow world leaders in mourning South Africa's anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu.

Tutu who has died in Cape Town on the morning of Sunday, December 26, 2021, was 90 years of age.  In a message of condolence to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the People of the Republic of South Africa, and the family of the Tutu family, Kenyatta mourned the ever-smiling Archbishop Desmond Tutu as an African icon of freedom, peace and reconciliation.

"The passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a big blow not only to the Republic of South Africa where he leaves behind huge footprints as an anti-apartheid hero but to the entire African continent where he is deeply respected and celebrated as a peacemaker.

KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta| Pic source Wikipedia

Through his distinguished work over the years as a cleric, freedom fighter and peacemaker, Archbishop Tutu inspired a generation of African leaders who embraced his non-violent approaches in the liberation struggle," Kenyatta hailed the former head of the South African Anglican Church.

Kenyatta wished Ramaphosa, South Africans and the family of the departed prelate God's comfort as they come to terms with his demise.

"To my brother President Cyril Ramaphosa, the People of the Republic of South Africa and the family, friends and relatives of Archbishop Tutu, I pray to God to cover you all with his calming fortitude during this difficult period of mourning," Kenyatta condoled.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, the People of the Republic of South Africa Pic Source Wikipedia

Monday, January 10, 2022

12-Year Old Julius Faison, Creates Book About Black Superhero

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12-YEAR OLD JULIUS FAISON MAKES HISTORY, PUBLISHING BOOK ABOUT BLACK SUPERHERO

Julius Faison, a 12-year-old African American boy from New York City, enjoys reading adventurous books so much that he has written his own book about a Black superhero.

When the pandemic struck and he transitioned to virtual learning, he and his mom began working on creative storytelling to further develop writing skills. One story led to the publication of his first book, Jewels and Stella: The Secret, which tells the story of Jewels, also a 12-year-old boy, his friends, and his pet bird who are fighting evil to save the world.

Julius attends Durham Nativity School and lives in North Carolina with his mom, dad, brother and a host of animals, including Stella, their pet parrot. In addition to reading, he enjoys playing soccer, chess, gaming, and spending time with his family.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Once Rejected By 25 Universities Dr. Eli Joseph Become A Highly Respected And Sought After Educator and Researcher

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27-YEAR OLD WITH DOCTORATE DEGREE IN BUSINESS WAS INITIALLY REJECTED BY 25 UNIVERSITIES

Dr. Eli Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree at the age of 20, a master’s degree at age 21, and a doctorate degree while teaching at an Ivy League institution by the age of 24. As a TEDx speaker, he has always had a chip on his shoulder that was cultivated by the amount of failure and rejection that he has endured over the years. For that reason, he has authored a new book called The Perfect Rejection Resume that examines the introspective contrast of success (rejection) while providing unique ways that people can build confidence to overcome their failures.

Dr. Joseph has faced many rejections along the way. He comments, “We have a résumé that highlights our successes throughout our careers. Well recently, I created a rejection résumé which highlights all of my failures.” He cultivated a single-page document, formatted like a résumé that highlights all his major failures through education (rejections from institutions), work experience (rejections from firms), and awards (rejections from organizations).

The book uses his chapter interludes to collaborate with some influential people including Dr. Janice Gassam (Forbes Contributor), Jarry Lee (NYC signed Model/ Former BuzzFeed Deputy Editor), Devyn Simone (Wendy Williams/MTV television host), and many more.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Should Southeast Queens Go SOLAR? Exclusive Interview With Solar Energy Benefits Expert Dale Davids

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Dale Davids Explains The Benefits Of Solar Energy For Southeast Queens Homeowners In This Exclusive Interview

Dale Davids is on a mission to help homeowners in Southeast Queens, Long Island, and New York.  The insightful entrepreneur sees the light on how solar powered homes can benefit homeowners and all residents in our area.

People have heard about solar energy but the public still seems to be a little confused on how it can help them.  Davids has an impressive background in real estate, insurance, and now how solar energy can benefit Southeast Queens residents.

But first why don't we look to dispel some of the myths about solar energy.  Checkout the video below that Dale recommends can clear up some misconceptions about solar power.

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Discover How Despite COVID-19 Restrictions Brittany and Samuel Paculabo's Wedding Was "A Royal Day" Radiating Beauty And Love

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Bridal Bliss: Brittany and Samuel Paculabo's Wedding Was "A Royal Day" Filled with Lush, Greenery And LOTs Of Love!
After dating for a year, Samuel and Brittany became Mr. and Mrs. Paculabo in front of family and friends on September 1, 2021 in the United Kingdom.

The beautiful bride, Brittany Batson is a native Texan. She relives her special wedding day for us and shares, "It was our royal day."

Tell us how you found your true love, what made you decide to make a public commitment in the form of marriage and the wedding day?

Our wedding was held at Hengrave, Hall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6LZ, United Kingdom Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 3 p.m.