Tag Archives: Poverty

Obama’s Housing Secretary Warns Ben Carson to Support New York City Public Housing — Observer

Something I feel important to post…

“It is communities like New York City that propel our GDP, and it’s the many folks who live in HUD-assisted housing who are a part of that success.”

via Obama’s Housing Secretary Warns Ben Carson to Support New York City Public Housing — Observer

Hope- Feeding the Homeless Like They Aren’t Homeless… Check it Out

they treat me like i am not homeless.png

And this is how the world could be;
And this is how the world SHOULD be…”-Tupac Shakur

Sad something so obvious is amazing and wonderful… In the following tweet I link a video that shows what this CEO is doing to help homeless people eat, work and LEARN via vocational programs. They go out of their way to help give work experience and other aid to the homeless… Additionally,….The food is healthy food, served like you’d be served anywhere…treat the homeless GOOD and build a better world.png

I love that quote… How true…. Additionally, there are no trays, no lines, none of what the regular soup kitchens tend to be like. More people with money should be reaching out like this… Everything does come down to money, and that’s a problem. – Video follows in link ->

Watch the video by clicking the link above to see how the homeless are treated; fed and given a chance at this ‘soup kitchen’; they are treated like anyone else going out to eat…Exactly like the human beings they are. THE CEO HOPES TO EXPAND AND OPEN 5 MORE BY 2018. That is a real, respectable and good soul… Where are the rest?

What is wrong with this world; how can anyone be so cold as to turn down the simple act of giving and receiving respect, dignity, care and concern for fellow souls?

This life shouldn’t be about money. Yes, we need it, sadly. But making it all about the money, all about your ‘status’ or what you have…you are truly lost and need to do some soul searching, I’d say.

For those interested, here is a link to the above for more information and other resources -> click HERE.

 

One Third of Humans Face Malnutrition

As I am posting this from my phone I can’t copy over from the app I’m reading this on so I’m taking a screen shot… Being malnourished impacts a third of the human race, and it’s apparently what they are calling the “new norm”. Here are a few passages from the article, with link to follow. 


To read the full article click here

Chicago Residents Water Contaminated; Filing Lawsuit Against the City

While in Flint, MI the people are suffering, yet their Governor Rick Synder still roams freely. The state of Michigan has said it will spend $28 million on “solving” this crisis. Disgusting Governor has promised to place more funds towards the people of Flint in his upcoming budget proposal.

Money spending has been proposed to be used to buy extra bottles of water and to buy filters and similar systems to watch and track any “developmental  delays” in young kids.The major disaster the lead water has produced has gone ignored and unheard for too long. Now, however, that is about to change as Flint will be included as part of an emergency bill.

As I’ve noted  before in many posts, tragically Flint is not the only place in America where this sort of greedy abuse by the government can be found. Coming in next to Flint (yet receiving none of the media’s attention) is the people of Chicago against the city of Chicago for not informing anyone what-so-ever that their water had been contaminated and that for the past 8 years at least residents of the city were drinking lead contaminated water.

There has to be

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Environmental Racism… Brockovich Calls Out City Of Stockton For Chloramine Plan

Things as we see happening in Flint, MI, (only because of forced attention and even now coverage isn’t as intense as it should be) happen and have been happening in poor and/or Black communities around America at an extremely high rate. In Cali Methane and the gas leaks have forced sickness and people to have to relocate; not just a few either… 10,000. Ten. Thousand. I’ll have videos up on that and other places all over racist America regarding stories ignored by the forprofit media just like these…. For now, if you want to know more please read a brief summary on it here. And below, is another example….

Well-known environment activist Erin Brockovich is voicing her concerns about the City of Stockton’s plan to add chloramines to its drinking water.

Source: Erin Brockovich Calls Out City Of Stockton For Chloramine Plan

Google’s Donation To Help Fight Racism & Police Brutality

With so much negativity all it takes is something like this to make me feel a little more inspired. I probably am the last to hear about it but still, I’m going to share.

I like to think the donations and work Google does for social justice they are doing from the heart; from true concern and care for what is happening in the world; homelessness, racism, poverty and so forth. In the article to follow, it is announced Google will be donating $2.5 million to organizations fighting racism and police brutality.

Not everyone is so happy about it, which isn’t shocking. Sadly too many value money over life and it shows. Google and a small portion of others seem to disagree, though, thankfully. I don’t understand what the problem is; money is replaceable- people are not. If you have money and you believe in a righteous cause it is only right to help as you can. Those with differing views are the sort I have no desire to know. In my opinion Google’s actions are definitely worth giving gratitude towards, without a doubt.

“We want to give local nonprofits the resources and support needed to be bold and innovative in their approach to our region’s toughest social challenges, including those associated with racial injustice.”- Justin Steele, the regional head of giving at Google.org

Below is the news article, and again, to read up on their other projects check out www.google.org . Article and link follow.

Google is giving $2.35 million in grants to organizations fighting for racial justice in its backyard.

Google.org, the technology giant’s philanthropic branch, announced on Tuesday donations to three groups in the San Francisco Bay Area: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the Silicon Valley De-Bug and the Oakland Unified School District’s African American Male Achievement Program.

“Google is proud to support social innovators who are striving to make the Bay Area even better for everyone,” Justin Steele, the regional head of giving at Google.org, said in a statement. “We want to give local nonprofits the resources and support needed to be bold and innovative in their approach to our region’s toughest social challenges, including those associated with racial injustice.”

One grant will launch an economic hub called Restore Oakland, which will house worker training classes, programs around racial justice, health care and child care in the city of Oakland, San Francisco’s lower-income neighbor. Another will fund a rapid-response network led by Black Lives Matter movement co-founder Patrisse Cullors to identify and react to police brutality against people of color across the country.

Google’s donations aim to help
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The Rich Get Richer, The Poor…Get Poorer. Why?

This isn’t a topic I normally speak or write on, but it is vital for revolution. Of course, first we need unity, those asleep must wake up and so forth… Regardless, this is a video of information regarding corporations, the government and money… We shouldn’t have homelessness, nor poverty, but the reasons we have these problems is obvious and much more than what this video speaks on however, it is a video on what really happens with money, it is a video which shows the sick but true way the government/corporations behave… A video I believe everyone should check out.

There’s only so Many Times One Can Nicely Ask… Video

I’m posting two short videos which I hope any and all who care about what’s going on- as well as those of you who don’t, will at least give the one minute video a chance. Think about what Tupac says in the 1 minute video. This is real knowledge; after all that has gone down how in this world do and if you do, HOW can you expect people to respond to poverty and the very people or government who did -and have- been doing the same thing for hundreds of years?

On a side note click here to read a brief entry about where I am and why my responses are so slow lately, especially today.

I feel the same; how he beautifully worded it; that’s of survival of the fittest from the kindest side. I fully, 100% support self defense against cops. I think that’s common sense. If I know I’m innocent but I also know you plan to kill me, why should I stand there and allow it if it can be stopped? That’s just basic common sense; I’ll speak more on why self defense and many other things don’t work in America in the report I spoke of in an upcoming video or blog.

Additionally, if you are a person and somehow you can’t comprehend what Black Lives Matters is about, who don’t understand why people are rioting, why people are finally getting fed up and acting out… I hope you will please take a minute or so, listen to these words of wisdom; these words of truth…
AND FINALLY,
To all of those who are racist, or, who have hate-filled hearts due to misunderstanding, listen and pretend it’s you talking; a hell that can be resolved easily, both your world, and the people you love as well. But it isn’t getting fixed because all of the American government’s money is sent to other countries; to anything that doesn’t support the prosperity in the Black community, it seems.

How Welfare/Job Centre Treats the Disabled- Video

This blows my mind. First, people who work with the disabled are saints (the ones who are kind and caring -such as this lady appears to be). However, when the government expects people with any disability; mental, emotional or physical, to work I don’t understand why the public is not outraged. The sweet young woman in the below video has a serious disability and upon watching her I would like anyone with a brain to name a job she could handle. Continue reading How Welfare/Job Centre Treats the Disabled- Video

Let’s Ensure Bloomberg Hears From Us, NYC, re: Community Safety Act

With the below, let’s make sure Bloomberg hears from ALL of us, the people of New York City. Those of us who don’t have protection, money and the, “power” he does. –

Council Members Call for Bloomberg to Listen to New Yorkers on NYPD Bills

Letter requests same “opportunity for public comment” that mayor usually holds before deciding to sign or veto legislation
July 18, 2013
Alex Moore (CM Lander), amoore@council.nyc.gov, 718-499-1090; Stefan Ringel (CM Williams), sringel@council.nyc.gov, 917-608-8784
NEW YORK, NY

Today, Council Members Jumaane D. Williams, Brad Lander, Robert Jackson, Fernando Cabrera, Rosie Mendez, and Melissa Mark-Viverito called on Mayor Bloomberg to hold a hearing for public comment on the recently passed Community Safety Act. The Council Members highlighted the importance of a public hearing, particularly in light of recent nationwide discussions and protests focused on the need to ban profiling.

It has been common practice under the Bloomberg administration to hold such hearings, so that New Yorkers can speak directly to the mayor about their support or opposition to legislation.

“Too often in debates like these, policymakers from some of the city’s wealthier and safer neighborhoods decide what is best for low-income communities and communities of color without actually listening to the members of those communities.
We hope you will allow New Yorkers to give you their thoughts directly, for or against the legislation, before you decide whether to sign or veto it.”

The Community Safety Act passed the City Council in June by a supermajority, following extensive hearings before the City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Oversight and Investigations Committees. The bill was improved by input from elected officials, law enforcement, and other members of the public.

Passage of the legislation marks the culmination of years of advocacy and community organizing by New York’s civil rights movement, including 2012 march, in which tens of thousands of New Yorkers marched against the NYPD’s stop, question, and frisk policy.

The letter follows in full:

and this post, was originally found HERE.