December 13, 2013 - 12:40pm
Members of Cambridge’s nonprofit public and private sector, community based and faith based organizations.This is an invitation to all groups, networks and coalitions in Cambridge to help us continue on the path of creating greater equity in our society through eradicating poverty in communities of color. If you would like to become a partner in the forming of a cross-sector, community-led network, here in Cambridge, MA, that will be working toward the eradication of poverty through efforts in education, healthcare, community/economic development, environmental justice or youth development, then you are being invited to take part in the Inclusion Initiative.
The Inclusion Initiative (II) is a grant program of Third Sector New England,that encourages collaborative, community-led solutions to solving the persistent and systemic, problems that perpetuate poverty and inequality in our region.The II is a race based program. The focus is on “communities of color.” This community does not have to have a shared geographic identity, but the “affected population” must be people of color.
The II wants to encourage the development and growth, of a network here in Cambridge to...
December 13, 2013 - 8:39am
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Crittenton Women's Union Live! Work! and Thrive! with CWU
Live! Work! and Thrive! with CWU
Share CWU's TEDxBeaconStreet talk and help take innovative anti-poverty solutions to the next level!
On November 17, Crittenton Women's Union President/CEO Beth Babcock took the stage to present before live, simulcast, and online audiences for the second annual TEDxBeaconStreet event. Within the TEDx time frame of a lightning 15 minutes, Beth presented some new insights and approaches to anti-poverty work offered by cutting-edge brain science.
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By harnessing the plasticity of the brain, executive function skills- which help us navigate the world around us and plan ahead for our best futures- can be developed. Adding this layer of skill building to anti-poverty programs at CWU is delivering astounding early outcomes, including high rates of educational success and home ownership.
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December 13, 2013 - 7:59am
National Service Briefing
December 12, 2013
Volume 20, No. 48
In this month's Grants Alert, we share 20 grants & awards, including YSA's Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants and these 13 new opportunities added since the last Grants Alert:
The Campus Kitchens Project Online Planner Video Grant Competition
Echoing Green Fellowships
Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grants
2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
The Bezos Scholars Program
8 DoSomething.org Scholarships
More information about all these opportunities is below.
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Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? One in five children in America don't. But this is a problem that can be solved, and kids are a part of the solution. That's why YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are offering Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants, funding of up to $500 for youth that live in the U.S. to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities. Find out how you can help end childhood hunger: www.YSA.org/grants/sodexoyouth
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December 12, 2013 - 4:18pm
December 10, 2013 - 9:57pm
Public/Community Access/ PEG TV NEWS
Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a bill, the Community Access Preservation (CAP) Act
Baldwin Markey Introduce Bill To Protect PEG Channels
Law Would Require MSOs to Continue Funding Channels, Make Them as Accessible as Other Networks
By: Mike Reynolds Dec 10 2013 - 02:26pm
Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a bill, the Community Access Preservation (CAP) Act, that would bolster public educational and government access channel as "budgets tighten" and delivery models change.
Markey and Baldwin argue the channels are necessary to preserve diverse voices in a time of media consolidation. The bill is also a way to address state video franchising laws that have "devastated" PEG funding. They point out that in six states, including Baldwin's home state, all funding for PEG channels has been cut. The FCC also rule in 2007, under then chairman Kevin Martin, that PEG fees could only be used for equipment and facilities, not operating expenses.
The CAP Act would amend the Cable Act of 1992 to say that those franchise fees can be used for any purpose, including salaries. It also "...
December 10, 2013 - 3:46pm
Media Killed the Public Access Television Star?
Public access television began as a dream and a struggle of community activists. They saw in cable a new platform for alternative voices—a counterbalance to the gridlocked political commentary that dominated commercial news channels. And for many, public access TV became an effective way to engage local constituents and spur discussion. Gearing up for his 1996 bid for the Illinois Senate, a young Barack Obama shared his political journey in his first televised interview on a government-access cable program—Connie Martinson Talks Books. But today, mainstream media—from Fox News to MSNBC—has subverted community cable. And its advocates are sounding the alarm.
“In this democracy, we should have the ability to use our airwaves—it’s basic,” said Tonya Gonzalez, Vice President of Public Affairs for DCTV, in a recent conversation at New America about how cable and telephone industry lobbying has undercut Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channels, or, “PEG Channels.” Mark Lloyd, moderator and Director of New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative, kicked off the discussion with a key question: How is PEG...
December 6, 2013 - 4:44am
With Allah's Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
The Mosque Cares
Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
It is with heavy hearts that we send condolences and messages of love and support to the Mandela family.
Nelson Mandela's influence and excellent leadership have led to great things for South Africa and all of humanity; we have all benefited from his promotion of peace and reconciliation.
President Barack Obama said, "We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. So it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set: to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love; to never discount the difference that one person can make; to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice."
May G-d/ Allah have mercy on him and grant him Paradise.
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Mr. Hasson J. Rashid producer and host of CCTV's The History, Community Life, and Diversities of Muslim Americans in News England, the "Human Service News and Information" weekly CCTV program.
December 6, 2013 - 4:20am
Writing a book is therapeutic
Eric Donald Hackley | December 4, 2013
I decided to write a book after I was Kicked off Fort Wayne Public Access Television after 30 years of Hosting and Producing Cable TV Talk-Shows. The 1st thing I want to say about Fort Wayne Public Access TV Manager Norman is, he’s one helluva nice guy. Low keyed, stoic, and will listen calmly and extremely patiently to what you have to say or discuss. He’s a good manager although, perhaps his company policies that he’s chocking me with may reap with just a pinch of Historic White Supremacy and Jim Crow. I had believed that we were partners together in cable Television, to enlighten the world of ethnic people in Fort Wayne. I thought that sharing my goals and objectives would be intelligent, as I viewed him as an ally in pursuit of my and his Public Access TV destiny. Therefore, I with full clarity of mind, henceforth nominate myself retroactively, “HOUSE Nigger” of the Year 2011. I confidently thought we were a team until I was kicked off the air after doing a Live Call-In Talk-show with Kevin Muhammad.
Norman, like I said is a heckuva nice guy. When he finally wrote me the letter that for months I asked him to...
December 6, 2013 - 3:30am
By Douglas Kellner (http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/)
A community will evolve only when a people control their own communications.- Frantz Fanon
Genuine democracy requires the participation of individuals in matters of concern to their common social and political life. During an era in which mass media of communication arbitrate political and social reality and wield tremendous power over how individuals see the world and live their lives, the democratization of the media becomes an issue of paramount importance. Democratic media require media that further democracy and that allow individuals access to their fellow citizens. Genuine democracy requires individuals who, minimally, are informed concerning the political issues and processes in their country, and, maximally, who participate in public debate and decision-making. One could argue that in the United States today, neither of these preconditions are met and that the U.S. is thus suffering a crisis of democracy (Kellner 1990).
In this article, I shall argue that public access television provides one of the few real existing possibilities for alternative television, and the best possibility for using the broadcast...
December 4, 2013 - 8:32pm