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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May 3, 2014 - 3:06pm Washington, DC – 5/1/14) – Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council proudly released “American Muslims Get… Happy,” a music video set against the backdrop of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The video features American Muslims from all across the United States. Watch: “American Muslims Get… Happy!” The national endeavor was inspired by the wildly popular “Happy British Muslims” video that received more than one million views, and showcased a rainbow of Muslims, young and old, male and female, moving to the catchy universal tune. On the heels of other “Happy” videos which have focused on specific cities or schools, MPAC has created the first video that features Muslims from all over the country, highlighting the rich diversity of American Muslims. The video includes Muslims from Washington, DC, Los Angeles, East Lansing, MI, and Tempe, AZ. Additionally, Congressmen Andre Carson (D-IN) makes a cameo in the video along with other notable American Muslim leaders. Last week, The Washington Post recently covered the filming of the video in Washington, DC, and quoted MPAC’s Director of the Washington, DC Office Haris Tarin as saying, “Since this song has gone viral, we thought, why not... read more
May 2, 2014 - 11:38pm Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) is hosting an Open House and PSA Day on May 5. SCATV has been the public access station in Somerville since 1983. The studio at 90 Union Square will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. for tours and information about how Somerville residents can learn to use HD cameras, create studio TV shows, become a radio DJ, or cover important local stories for Somerville Neighborhood News. Non-profit organizations are invited to come in between noon and 8 p.m. to record a 60-second promotional video, or "PSA," about their services that will air on SCATV Channel 3. Organizations should call the SCATV studio at 617-628-8826 for details about this valuable offer and to schedule a tape time. The PSA is free for organizations that join SCATV. SOURCE: http://somerville.wickedlocal.com/article/20140502/NEWS/140509591 read more
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May 2, 2014 - 12:33am HomeTowne TV in Summit launches membership campaign NJ.com Today, HTTV is recognized as a premier community access TV station serving ... HomeTowne TV's weekly news broadcast features stories from The HomeTowne TV (HTTV) has launched a mail campaign to 8,500 households in the City of Summit, an exciting feat for this growing nonprofit community access television station, to grow its membership and have the ability to provide more informative and engaging programming. With an all volunteer Board of Trustees, and dependent on only volunteers to run the station, HomeTowne TV has grown exponentially in recent years. Under the direction of President and CEO Fred Honold, the station has attracted a unique group of talented, dedicated people from the surrounding towns to revitalize the station. Today, HTTV is recognized as a premier community access TV station serving more than 30 towns, and has been nominated and won several prestigious awards, including Telly Awards, and the JAM Video Award for excellence in programming. A nonprofit local access and award-winning station, HTTV broadcasts via Verizon channel 33 and Comcast channel 36 to Summit, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights... read more
May 1, 2014 - 1:51pm The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that honor, and many Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the country. “Things are pretty flat,” said Kathy Washburn of Mount Vernon, Iowa. “You have mostly lower level and high and not a lot in between.” Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times By David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades. After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans. The numbers, based on surveys conducted over the past 35 years, offer some of the most detailed publicly available comparisons for different income groups in different countries over time. They suggest that most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Although... read more
April 30, 2014 - 8:55am Project Bread - A Fresh Approach to Ending Hunger The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The most excellent charity consists in your satisfying the hungry stomach." On Sunday, May 4th, Muslims Against Hunger is proud to be joining in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. Every May, over 40,000 people walk all or part of a 20-mile course through Greater Boston, earning the pledges they’ve collected to support Project Bread’s fresh approach to ending hunger in our state. Together, we raise awareness of the reality of hunger in our state, make a powerful statement about our shared commitment to help people in need, and, importantly, raise funds that make it possible to develop, fund, and facilitate much-needed programs—programs that interrupt the cycle of food insecurity in our communities, programs that provide hope. By sponsoring any member of the Muslims Against Hunger Team - including yourself, you help change thousands of lives across our state. For many individuals and families across the state, hunger is a very real part of their daily lives. In fact, food insecurity affects the lives of over 700,000 people in the Commonwealth—almost 40% more than before the... read more
April 30, 2014 - 8:08am Peace Be Unto You Dear Beloved SIngle Room Occupancy (SROs), Section 8(Vouchers), and Public Housing residents and tenants, that made it possible for me to serve Cambridge's population of Low Income Renters once again. I'm in debited to you all, and I extend my gratitude out to you all, for voting me in as your Alliance of Cambridge (ACT) Board of Directors (BOD) representative, and renewing our social contract, and my promises to not sell your interest out, to the greedy landlord/ management/ developers machines. I must especially thank all Low Income Renters among those out there in our CCTV/ Belive viewers base, that also voted for my re-election to the ACT BOD. I assure you that you can count on me during this new term, of the ACT BOD to represent Poor Renters legitimate concerns,interest, and problems all the way, regardless of who or what don't like it. My contact information is added below, so if there is anything on your mind, you'd like to share with me, and if you would like to appear and become a guest on my CCTV/ BeLive TV program "Human Service News and Information," to discuss low income renters issue,concerns, and problems, etc., then please feel free to contact... read more
April 29, 2014 - 2:47pm MY QUEST TO ADD AND INCLUDE POOR PEOPLES/POVERTY ISSUES AND PRIORITIES INTO THE PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN. DEAR MEMBERS OF THE CAMBRIDGE, MA CITY COUNCIL, MY BRIEF PRESENTATION TO YOU ALL TODAY, IS IN REGARDS TO THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS: CHARTER RIGHT: ON THE TABLE; ITEM # 2, ITEM. # 4 AWAITING REPORT LIST ITEM # 14-18 COMMUNICATIONS: ALL # ITEMS RELATING TO THE MASTER PLAN POLICY ORDER AND RESOLUTION LIST: ITEM # 11 COMMITTEE REPORT #2 COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS: ITEM #3 THESE ITEMS CAN LEAD TO POTENTIAL RESOURCES TO STIMULATE DEVELOPMENT OF CAMBRIDGE’S POOR POPULATION, OPPORTUNITIES TO ADDRESS POVERTY IN THE COMMUNITY, AND ADDITIONAL POVERTY REDUCING PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES. WHEN I SPEAK OF POOR PEOPLES, I MEAN STRUGGLING NON-WORKING POOR PEOPLES AND STRUGGLING WORKING POOR PEOPLES, AND ALL THOSE POOR PEOPLES CAUGHT UP IN THE TRAJECTORY BETWEEN THOSE TWO STRUGGLING POOR EXTREMES. I MR. HASSON J. RASHID, A RESIDENT AND CITIZEN OF CAMBRIDGE, MA, STEP FORTH TO CALL FOR A DEMOCRATIC, INCLUSIVE PROCESS, TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE TYPE MASTER PLAN, AND TO GET INVOLVE WITH THE PROCESS TO HELP PRIORITIZE HOW RATIONAL URBAN PLANNING, SPECIFICALLY... read more
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April 23, 2014 - 8:21am Governor Patrick criticizes radio station shutdown Governor Patrick said he tried to dissuade federal agents raiding the radio station in Grove Hall. Governor Deval Patrick sharply criticized federal agents for shutting down an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall and said he tried to dissuade them from raiding the station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community. Patrick, the state’s first African-American governor, said he had received advanced warning from the US attorney’s office that TOUCH 106.1 FM was going to be raided and urged the office not to proceed. SOURCE: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/18/governor-patrick-criticizes-... http://blackstonian.com/info/2014/04/governor-patrick-criticizes-radio-s... Governor Patrick said he tried to dissuade federal agents raiding the radio station in Grove Hall. Governor Deval Patrick and several other politicians of color reacted swiftly Friday to the closing of Touch 106.1 FM, a popular unlicensed radio station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community. Patrick said he had received advance warning from the US attorney’s office about the federal raid on the station and had urged the office not to... read more
April 22, 2014 - 12:22am States Select Agencies to Administer the National Housing Trust Fund State officials across the country are taking proactive steps to prepare for implementation of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have designated an agency to receive their NHTF grant and administer the state program. Advocates in the remaining states have identified their preferred agencies, those that work best for extremely low income renters. The NHTF is a block grant to states, administered by HUD. Under the NHTF statute, a state is to designate a state agency, for instance, a housing finance agency, housing and community development entity, tribally designated housing entity or other qualified entity of the state to administer the funds. In most cases, the governor has the authority to make the selection, but other states require the designation be made through the state legislature. Utah and Maine are two examples where state legislatures recently made their designations. The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) recommended the Maine State Housing Authority (Maine Housing) as the agency to administer NHTF dollars. On March 5, MAHC testified in... read more
April 21, 2014 - 2:13pm The Czar of Black Hollywood Announcing: The Premiere Of The Czar of Black Hollywood documentary begins April 19th, watch it live at:http://www.cctvcambridge.org/channel08 Please "Like" The Czar of Black Hollywood Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/oscarmicheauxdocumentary. The premiere of the Oscar Micheaux - The Czar of Black Hollywood documentary is scheduled for cablecast on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6 PM on Comcast Channel 8 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The documentary will stream live at the same time at the following link: http://www.cctvcambridge.org/channel08 It will also air subsequently the following weeks at various times, and you can use the interactive schedule at: http://www.cctvcambridge.org/ Below is the schedule for the Week of April 19 – 25, 2014: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6 PM Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 PM Oscar Micheaux - The Czar of Black Hollywood is a production of Block Starz Music Television LLC. It was conceived and written by Producer Bayer L. Mack, using Library of Congress archived footage, photos, illustrations and vintage music... read more
April 19, 2014 - 12:05pm Bro. Charles Statement on TOUCH FM raid Posted On 18 Apr, 2014 - By TOUCHFM - With 3 Comments The FCC raided the office of Dorchester-based company TOUCH 106.1 FM on April 17th, 2014 TOUCH 106.1 FM would like to say THANK YOU Boston for the wonderful 8 yrs we had together. The staff, volunteers, radio personalities, and management which makes up TOUCHFM will continue to be the voice of the people of Boston. Visit us at www.touchfm.org for up to date information. LIKE US on Facebookwww.facebook.com/officialTOUCHFM JOIN our Facebook Group Pagewww.facebook.com/groups/TOUCHFM Follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/touchfm SOURCE:Bro. Charles, TOUCH 106.1 FM THE FABRIC OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, http://touchfm.org/?p=13930#comments read more
April 18, 2014 - 10:52pm ATTENTION ALL PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND SECTION 8 VOUCHER TENANTS! VOTE: In the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants Board of Directors Election At the Manning Apartments, 237 Franklin Street Terrace Room, Cambridge, MA ACT BOARD ELECTION APRIL 21,2014 MANNING 2 TO 5PM ACT BOARD ELECTION DEADLINE FOR BALLOTS IS APRIL 21,2014. To all CHA public housing tenants and CHA voucher holders, The last day to vote for the board of the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants is Monday April 21,2014. If you have not recieved a ballot please come to the Manning Apartments between 2pm and 5 pm on Monday April 21,2014.At that time you may cast your vote. Please email me with any questions or concers. Fred Lewis Office Manager; Alliance of Cambridge Tenants; tenants@earthlink.net Phone Number: 617-499-7031. Tenants@earthlink.net Good morning! This is a notice (to some) and reminder (to others) that— IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO MAIL IN ACT ELECTION BALLOTS. LATE BALLOTS may also be brought to the BALLOT BOX AT MANNING APARTMENTS on MONDAY April 21st. Because of the poor mail service we have experienced this year, the votes will not actually be counted on April 21 (as originally planned). To give time for the mail... read more
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April 15, 2014 - 10:19pm Dear Friends, I have some exciting news to share. Today, we learned that the New York Police Department has dismantled the unit dedicated to spying on Muslims in New York, New Jersey, and throughout the northeast. This is a great step forward – one that we hope will eventually lead to the full and complete end to the NYPD's Muslim spying program.This development comes after almost three years of litigation and advocacy work by Muslim Advocates and our allies: Muslim Advocates organized complaint letters to three State Attorneys General and the U.S. Attorney General supported by 100+ community, faith, civic, and civil rights organizations.Muslim Advocates filed three lawsuits – including the first legal challenge to the program in federal court (Hassan, et al. v. City of New York) and two public records requests (one each in New York and New Jersey).The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund partnered with Muslim Advocates on the New York public records request, and The Center for Constitutional Rights joined us on the legal challenge in federal court in New Jersey. A number of Members of Congress and civic, community, faith, and civil rights leaders and organizations... read more
April 14, 2014 - 4:52pm Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam Photo Ayaan Hirsi Ali has called Islam “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.” Facing growing criticism, Brandeis University said Tuesday that it had reversed course and would not award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner for women’s rights and a fierce critic of Islam, who has called the religion “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.” “We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values,” the university said in a statement released eight days after it had announced that Ms. Hirsi Ali and four other people would be honored at its commencement on May 18. The university said that the president of Brandeis, Frederick M. Lawrence, discussed the matter with Ms. Hirsi Ali on Tuesday, and that she “is welcome to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue.” Universities consider it important to make a distinction between inviting a speaker who may air unpopular or provocative views that the institution does not endorse, and awarding an honorary degree, which is more akin to affirming the body of a recipient’s... read more
April 14, 2014 - 12:16pm Photo of Raquel Evita Saraswati New Film on Muslim Women’s Rights Stir Backlash and Controversy The award-winning film HONOR DIARIES featuring nine brave women fighting for Muslim women's rights has caused a stir. The film sheds light on harsh abuses including child marriages, honor killings, and FGM. After over 100 screenings, Muslim advocacy groups are silencing the film. Screenings at three universities have been cancelled recently due to intimidation, and Muslim women in the film are now being harassed on social media-despite Council on American-Islamic Relations' acknowledgement that, "we don't have a problem with the content of the film." Efforts to silence HONOR DIARIES are silencing these brave women, and downplaying a massive human rights concern. Around the world, women at risk of abuse are silenced daily. The film is currently on DIRECTV and iTunes, and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, TheHill.com, National Post, The Washington Examiner and Huffington Post. Here are some of the women featured in HONOR DIARIES: Zainab Kahn Zainab is a licensed clinical therapist, and an activist for global women's rights, and an artist. Zainab has worked extensively with... read more
April 14, 2014 - 11:54am ‘Jinn’ Based on Islamic Folklore: Indian American Director Indian American writer-director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s supernatural thriller “Jinn” opens in theaters Apr. 4. SAN LEANDRO, Calif., United States Indian American filmmaker Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad is gearing up to take movie fans on a journey into a whole new realm of cinema with the release of his supernatural thriller “Jinn.” Written and directed by Ahmad, the film is set to release across the United States Apr. 4 and is based on supernatural creatures in Islamic and Arabic folklore. When asked how he came up with the concept for “Jinn,” the Michigan-born filmmaker told India-West, “I’ve known about jinn all my life. The concept was always very scary, but cool at the same time, and I used to wonder why some of my friends knew about the jinn and others didn’t.” Wikipedia describes jinn as intelligent spirits of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans. “We’d never seen a movie, comic book, television show or video game about them,” said Ahmad. “Imagine growing up on ghost stories but having no cinematic portrayal of ghosts. Jinn are part of a mythology... read more
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