Hasson J. Rashid

CCTV, Alliance of Cambridge Tenant (ACT) , Cambridge MA
I have earned a BS in Human Service, MS in Human Service,one and a half years as a doctoral candidate at Capella University.
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April 18, 2015 - 5:44pm Block Starz Music Television, the makers of OSCAR MICHEAUX: THE CZAR OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD, and American Current See Magazine present THE FORMULA: PROFILES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUCCESS. Jeremiah G. Hamilton (sometimes Jerry Hamilton) was a Wall Street broker noted as "the only black millionaire in New York" by James McCune Smith about a decade before the American Civil War. Hamilton was a shrewd financial agent, amassing a fortune of $2 million ($43 million today) by the time of his death in 1875.“Profiles of African-American Success” Documentary is a groundbreaking film that celebrates twelve Black entrepreneurs who succeeded against the odds. SOURCE: Block Starz Music Television LLC is a producer of documentary films, television and web series. http://www.theczarofblackhollywood.com, 4594 Chase Oaks Drive Sarasota, FL 3424, P: (888) 474-3999, E: info [at] blockstarztv [dot] com read more
April 17, 2015 - 3:22pm CONSTRUCTION JOBS – CAMBRIDGE, MA CTA Construction Company, Inc. currently has (2) construction projects in Cambridge, MA and is seeking applicants for various construction trades. Applications will be screened for skill / trade and experience and will be forwarded to various project subcontractors for their consideration. Minority, Female, Section 3 and,Local Resident, and HOMELESS applicants are highly encouraged to apply. These projects involve the renovation of (2) residential Cambridge Housing Authority apartment complexes in Cambridge, MA. Work on these projects will begin in the Spring/Summer 2015 and will continue for the next several years. Note that pay wages for workers on these projects will be in accordance with the Federal Davis Bacon Act. If you are interested in applying for a full or part‐time construction trade job,please visit our website at www.cambjobs.com and complete an online application. If you have a resume, please fill out an online application on our website as noted above and email your resume to jobs@cambjobs.com. If you do not have internet access, please call (781) 786‐6649 and leave a message.  TRABAJOS EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN... read more
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March 31, 2015 - 4:02pm AGENDA ITEMS: City Managers i#19; Calendar I#1,I12; / 3/30/15 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND ELECTION TIMES ARE ALMOST UPON US ONCE AGAIN. FAILURE OF OUR ELECTED POLICY MAKERS TO TIE IN, AN ANTI-HOMELESSNESS POVERTY STRATEGY, INTO THE PLANNING FOR THE FOUNDRY BUILDING, WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD, AS AN ACT, OF CIRCUMVENTING THE LEGITIMATE AND FAIR HOUSING NEEDS, OF THE HOMELESSNESS SECTOR, OF THOSE STRICKEN BY POVERTY IN OUR MIDST. ANY FUTURE DISPOSAL OR HANDLING OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY, AND REDEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS, MUST INVOLVE THE INCLUSION OF AN ANTI-HOMELESSNESS POVERTY STRATEGY. WITH THE FOUNDRY BUILDING, DON’T BECOME LIKE, THE PLANNERS OF THE VOPLE AND SULLIVAN COURT HOUSE SITES, WHO FAILED TO INCLUDE AND ADDRESS THE GROWING CRISIS OF HOMELESSNESS, AND HOW THESE SITES COULD HAVE BEEN UTILIZED TO HELP THE HOMELESS SECTOR BUILD A PRACTICAL PATH OUT OF POVERTY. THE FOUNDRY BUILDING, VOLPE AND SULLIVAN SITES ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE PRAYERS OF MANY CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, MOSQUES, AND OTHER LOCAL HOUSES OF WORSHIP, THAT SEEK TO SOLVE THE IMMEDIATE HOUSING NEEDS OF THOSE HOMELESS IN OUR MIDST. THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, THE 10 YEAR PAN TO END HOMELESSNESS,... read more
March 26, 2015 - 7:59pm PARTICIPATORY VOTING LOCATIONS: Participatory Budget Project Voting - City Hall 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2015 Location: City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Lobby Make your voice heard! If you're a Cambridge resident 12 years of age or older, YOU can VOTE on how to spend $500,000 from the City's Capital Budget. Background: In December, the City launched the Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative inviting the community to share ideas on projects to improve Cambridge. Over 40 volunteer Budget Delegates evaluated 380 ideas that were submitted and developed project proposals to meet community needs. From Mar. 22-28, we are inviting Cambridge residents age 12 or older to vote on which projects will get funded. There will be about 20 projects on the ballot for capital improvements related to: Culture & Community Facilities Environment, Public Health & Public Safety Parks & Recreation Streets & Sidewalks The City will allocate $500,000 in FY16 Capital Funds to the winning projects. Cambridge’s pilot PB project directly involves residents in the budgeting and city-building process, and helps ensure that the city’s Capital Plan reflects the... read more
March 23, 2015 - 8:03pm The tragic killing in Chapel Hill has revealed the ugly face of extremism once again, and served to create tension and misunderstanding. However, these events have also mobilized people of good conscience from all faiths and backgrounds, who will not let extremists define their beliefs. With the support of the families of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, Unity Productions Foundation, an award winning film producer for PBS, invites North Carolina based schools, civic, faith-based, and policy groups as well as concerned citizens anywhere in the US to show our films, for a limited time, at no cost. These films have been screened thousands of times across the country and have shown to increase understanding by engaging audiences in meaningful dialogue about issues involving Muslims and their relations with people of other faiths and societies. UPF's Award Winning PBS Films include Prince Among Slaves, which tells the story of an African Muslim Prince enslaved in Mississippi, Enemy of the Reich, about a Muslim woman who fought the Nazis, Islamic Art, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, and others. Screenings can be organized in classrooms, at local movie houses,... read more
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March 19, 2015 - 3:56pm PEACE BE UNTO YOU (3/16/15) HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID OF 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, MY PUBLIC COMMENT IS ON CALENDAR ITEM#1, AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS ITEM#11, AND OTHER AGENDA ITEMS THAT PERTAIN TO HOMELESSNESS. IN CAMBRIDGE HOMELESSNESS HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN DESIGNATED AS A CRISIS, PARTLY BECAUSE OF LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OTHER REASONS. OUR MUNICIPALITY HAS ALSO OFFICIALLY CALLED FOR THE EASING AND ERADICATION, OF HOMELESSNESS AS AN OFFICIAL HIGH PRIORITY OBJECTIVE AND GOAL. IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME YOU ALL HAVE HEARD ME SAY,THAT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, IN ITS PUZZELING HAST TO GAIN A COMMERCIAL PROFIT FROM THE FOUNDRY BUILDING (FB), HAS FAILED TO DECLARE THE FB AS SURPLUS PROPERTY, IN ACCORD WITH STATE, FEDERAL, AND POSSIBLY LOCAL ORDINANCES, AND OTHER STATUES PERTAINING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR OUR HOMELESSNESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC, AND IT WON’T BE THE LAST TIME THAT YOU’LL HEAR ME SAY IT. OUR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT HERE IN CAMBRIDGE HAS ALSO OFFICIALLY FAILED TO LET ITS SOCIAL/ HUMAN SERVICES, AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS KNOW SPECIFICALLY, THAT THIS FB PROPERTY WAS AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESSNESS AND OTHER POVERTY USES. OFFICIALLY DECLARING THE FB AS SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY... read more
March 11, 2015 - 5:44pm CCTV's Human Service News and Information Program ( 3/11/2015):VIDEO: Cambridge,MA from Hasson Rashid on Vimeo. read more
March 10, 2015 - 9:17pm PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY/ I'M HASSON RASHID IN REGARDS TO THE CITY’S PROPOSAL TO DISPOSE OF A LONG-TERM LEASE HOLD IN THE FOUNDRY BUILDING PROPERTY, THE RIGHTS OF OUR HOMELESSNESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC, MUST BE RESPECTED. THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, MAKES REFERENCE TO AVAILABLE CITY PROPERTIES, ETC., TO BE USED TO HELP IN THE WORK OF EASING AND ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS. WHAT YOUR DOING HERE TONIGHT, IF YOU DON’T KNOW IT OR NOT, INVOLVES A CONNECTION FEDERAL CONSOLIDATED PLANNING COMPLIANCE MANDATES. I REQUEST THAT YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT IT MEANS TO CIRCUMVENT THE FEDERAL CONSOLIDATED PLANNING PROCESS AND DICTATES, BY GRANTING THE CAMBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, ITS GO AHEAD TO BECOME OVERSEER OF THE FOUNDRY BUILDING PROPERTIES. YOURS IN PEACE, MR. HASSON J. RASHID read more
March 8, 2015 - 8:53pm PEACE BE UNTO TO YOU, (3/2/15). I’M HASSON RASHID, RESIDING AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, MY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY IS IN REGARDS TO AGENDA ITEMS ( UNFINISHED BUSINESS# 15; POLICY ORDER AND RESOLUTION LIST I#2). THE FOUNDRY BUILDING (FB) IS A SUITABLE CITY OWNED PROPERTY, A VACANT FACILITY, CATEGORIZED AS UNDERUTILIZED, EXCESS OR SURPLUS, AND I GO ON THE RECORD STATING THAT IT SHOULD BE DONATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING AND HELPING, OUR HOMELESSNESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC. OUT OF THE INITIAL FOUR OPTIONS TO COMMENCE FB PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENTS, ONE WAS CHOSEN, IT PROPOSED TO NAME THE CAMBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CRA) TO STEER FUTURE FB PLANNING, DEVELOPMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, ETC. THE LIVING RECORD DEMONSTRATES THAT IN THE PAST, AND UP UNTIL THE PRESENT, THE CRA HAS NEGLECTED AND CIRCUMVENTED, THE LITIGATE RIGHTS OF THE POOREST OF THE POOR, TO BE INCLUDED IN ITS FUTURE ORIENTATED PLANNING, DEVELOPMENTS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS,. NOT ONLY THE CRA, IN ITS PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, FOR THE SO-CALLED INNOVATIVE ECONOMIC WELL BEING OF THE CAMBRIDGE REGION, BUT LOCAL FEDERAL AFFILIATES, STATE,REGIONAL, AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ENTITIES, IN THEIR PLANNING, RECOMMENDATION, ARE... read more
March 5, 2015 - 2:59pm read more
February 26, 2015 - 9:22pm A Florida cop has been suspended (with pay) after a video emerged that shows him slapping a homeless man in the face. The cell phone footage shows the officer trying to force the man, identified as Bruce Laclair by the Miami Herald, out of a bus terminal. He grasps Laclair's arm and pushes him, causing Laclair to lose his balance and fall to the ground, hard. Laclair says (somewhat understandably) "fuck you" to the cop, who spits out, “Relax. I am telling you right now what’s going to happen. I’m escorting you out right now. You are not going to go pee. You are not supposed to be here." As Laclair tries to argue the officer slaps him so hard across the face he falls to the ground again (see the video below). The newspaper reports that Laclair was arrested for trespassing. It's not clear how he managed to pull off trespassing at a bus terminal, but it's also not surprising, since Florida has led the way in coming up with creative ways to criminalize the activities of homeless people. Multiple cities in the state have established bans on asking for money, sleeping in public and a slew of other innocuous activities that are, in practice, only applied to the homeless. The laws serve... read more
February 25, 2015 - 5:42pm read more
February 24, 2015 - 9:22pm PEACE BE UNTO TO YOU FEBRUARY 23,2015 MY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY IS IN REGARDS TO: CALENDAR IT#2; UNFINISHED BUSINESS I#13, AWAITING REPORT LIST I# 15-03, AND POLICY ORDER RESOLUTION LIST I#1. TODAY I’M STILL CONCERNED ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OUR CHRONIC ADULT HOMELESSNESS SUB-POPULATION AND ITS MOSAIC. RECENT STUDIES AND REPORTS, POINT TO THE URGENCY OF THIS GROWING SEGMENT OF OUR MUNICIPALITY. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE ARE ACTUAL FEDERAL MANDATES STATING, THAT VACANT CITY OWNED PROPERTIES AND FACILITIES, SHOULD BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF EASING OR ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS. I URGE YOU, DON’T RESORT TO ALLOWING ONE OF YOUR LOWER PRIORITIES TO CIRCUMVENT THE URGENT NEED TO CONVERT, THE FOUNDRY BUILDING INTO HOUSING AND RELATING, HUMAN SERVICES, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE TO THE FORGOTTEN, OUR NEGLECTED LINK, THE HOMELESS SUB-POPULATION AND ITS MOSAIC. THE FOUNDRY BUILDING CAN BE RECONSTRUCTED OR REDEVELOPED INTO A NEW PUBLIC FACILITY TO ACCOMMODATE, ADDRESS, AND REPRESENT AN ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY,THAT PERTAINS TO THE URGENT NEED FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES AND HUMAN SERVICES, FOR OUR CHRONIC HOMELESS... read more
February 19, 2015 - 9:45pm Cities in the United States have a long history of criminalizing the public presence of people they consider undesirable. In the late 1800s, Southern cities established “sundown towns,” laws that restricted black people from being outside after sunset. Throughout the 19th century, cities ratified “ugly laws,” banning people who were diseased or deformed from being outside. During the Great Depression, California cities passed an “anti-Okie” law, making it illegal to assist poor people entering the state. Today, society’s target is homeless people. Beginning in the 1980s when the federal government slashed the affordable housing budget, cities have enacted thousands of laws to criminalize basic human needs such as resting, sleeping, standing, and sitting, as well as acts like panhandling and food sharing. That’s why the Western Regional Advocacy Project, a network of homeless advocacy groups on the West Coast, is pushing to pass the Right to Rest Act in Oregon, Colorado and California this year. The act, the first of its kind, would protect all residents’ right to rest, allowing people to occupy and use public spaces without fear of discrimination. The legislation was written... read more
February 18, 2015 - 5:42pm read more
February 12, 2015 - 8:03pm Peace Be Unto You, I would like for you to take a look at my new petition project, and if "God is Willing" please help in the process of procuring signatures on it.The purpose is to convince and persuade the City of Cambridge, MA to convert city own land and facility (The Foundry Building) into a full multipurpose human service center for affordable homeless housing. Your input is important to me, and to our local homeless sector. Please return signature filled petitions to Alliance of Cambridge Tenants 135 Prospect Street Basement Cambridge, MA 02139tenants@earthlink.net 617-499-7031 (C/O Mr. Hasson J. Rashid) OR, Mr. Hasson J. Rashid, P.O. Box 382313, Cambridge,MA 02139hasson.rashid@gmail.com Thank you very much. Yours In Peace, Mr. Hasson Rashid read more
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