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. I host two TV programs on "BeLive" at CCTV Cambridge,MA entitled 'Human Service News and information," and "The History,Community Life, and Diversities of Muslim Americans in...
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June 5, 2014 - 7:26pm Seeking Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Hampshire College in Massachusetts Deadline Open until filled Type Non tenure track Salary Not specified Employment Type Full-time Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of social entrepreneurship in the School of Interdisciplinary Art to begin immediately. We seek a colleague with a record of developing and teaching courses in entrepreneurship that focus on entrepreneurial approaches in a broader social and interdisciplinary context. In addition, the candidate will develop courses, which involve a larger understanding of how social entrepreneurs develop innovative and creative solutions and mobilize available resources to impact the greater global society. The faculty member is expected to conduct research in the field and related areas in entrepreneurship and work in collaboration with the entrepreneurship coordinator to develop programming, curriculum development and outreach activities that involve undergraduate students with the business and non-profit community. The... read more
June 4, 2014 - 7:07pm Juneteenth Events in Boston, MA – June 16-22, 2014 FREE. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is featuring a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 at 4pm to 9:45pm. There will be tours, works by local artists and members of the Future Boston Alliance to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. The free admission starts at 4pm. (If you have events going on for your organization, please let us know and we will post them) Juneteenth Events in Massachusetts: Dillaway-Thomas House – Roxbury Heritage State Park June 16-22 USlave Art Exhibit – Juneteenth: A Tribute to our Ancestors June 19 (Thursday) Juneteenth Flag Raising in John Eliot Square June 19 (Thursday) Colored Ladies of the 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Glory Brigade June 22 (Sunday) Juneteenth Film, Video & Play Festival (original works-prizes) for further information call Boston Ben/Ben Haith, National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation, 617/445-5445 Franklin Park, Dorchester (rear of the Shattuck Hospital) June 21 (Saturday) - Juneteenth Celebration – Family Picnic – 11am for further information call Evelyn at 617/442-1218, Danny at 617/862-3707 or Roberta at 617/541-9200 Masjid Al Quaran, 35 Intervale Street, Dorchester June... read more
June 3, 2014 - 9:23pm Fox 2 News Headlines A metro Detroit Special Olympics athlete is training for the USA Games, but he's used to being under pressure and in the spotlight. Ryan Gray also hosts his own tv show. "The hardest part about being a host, Deena, is thinking about the questions. The questions, right, making sure we adapt the questions to our guests," he says. Ryan, 33, always dreamed of being an investigative reporter, so he took a class and eventually asked to host a community access TV show with his buddies, David and Erin. Now, once a month, he and his peers produce "Community Corner" at Lake Orion's public access TV station. Seventy-seven shows later, they've learned as much as they've taught. "I think they teach people who watch their program that they're intelligent, they're witty; they're charming; they're funny; and that comes across on their television program and they have opinions that matter," says Joe Johnson from Orion ONTV. Ryan's mom, Pam Gray thinks that, "it focuses on their abilities and it allows them to see themselves in a great light." When Ryan isn't honing his TV skills, he's perfecting his swing as he loves golf. Because of that love, he's been selected to represent... read more
June 3, 2014 - 8:56pm WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The White Plains Youth Bureau’s annual youth job fair drew 230 students vying for 130 positions Monday afternoon, June 2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, according to its executive director, Frank Williams. All students chose three jobs that interested them before the job fair. Egypt Cesar, a freshman at Westchester Community College, interviewed for an internship at White Plains Public Access TV. “I want to be a director, and I interviewed the director for a college project. They said the best way to get into the business is by who you know,” she said. White Plains Public Access has had interns work part-time jobs at the television station and stay on for years, said Keith Baker, production coordinator for the station. He said one even went on to work for the “Daily Show With John Stewart.” “It’s good for the kids, it’s good for us,” Jim Kenny, executive director of White Plains Public Access, said. Cesar said she participated in another Youth Bureau program last October that prepares students to work in retail, which helped her land a season job soon after at Toys R Us. “The Youth Bureau has a lot of programs to get them this far and get their resume done,” she... read more
May 30, 2014 - 4:35pm Social Entrepreneurship – The Social Way To Monetize Your Mission Posted on May 30, 2014 by Nicola Grace 0 Social Entrepreneurship – The Social Way To Monetize Your Mission The past five years have seen a huge surge in people seeking greater meaning and purpose to their working life. This surge inturn has given rise to the modern day phenomenon – Social Entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship is the act of using a for profit business model to solve some social, planetary or environmental problem. The bottom line is not just measured in profit for the social entrepreneur, it’s measured in terms of the triple bottom line – People, Planet & Prosperity. Did you know that Millennials are 80% more likely to create a business that will drive social change, than baby boomers who would start a charity or foundation instead of using a for profit business model. Making money by making a difference is the new trend driving a more heart centred economy into existence. Yet purpose driven people often struggle with money and 50% of businesses fail in their first few years. So being on purpose and using a business model to drive social change doesn’t guarantee your success. The majority... read more
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May 25, 2014 - 4:03am By Dr Boyce Watkins I checked my email yesterday to find a message sent by the Interim President and CEO of the NAACP, Lorraine C. Miller. I had to read the message a couple of times to make sure she wasn’t writing to me directly, since I wanted to share this message with my readers. But I’ll confess that their mass emails are written so well, you would almost think they are writing directly to you. Also, given that I’ve corresponded personally with former NAACP President Ben Jealous on multiple occasions, I couldn’t be entirely sure they were reaching out to me. But that is neither here nor there. I decided to go ahead and share this correspondence with others so they can make their own decision. Here is a confessional thought that just crossed my mind: When I think about the way Donald Sterling was able to purchase the good graces of LA Chapter NAACP President Leon Jenkins, I am reminded of many other situations I’ve confronted that seemed to point toward corruption in both the local and national chapters of the NAACP. Some examples might include the following: 1) When the NAACP has stood in lockstep support of the Obama Administration’s initiatives on gay rights and... read more
May 23, 2014 - 6:08pm St. Paul, Minnesota — A network of video servers from Tightrope Media Systems is supporting Northwest Community Television (NWCT), which provides local origination, public access and government (PEG) channels to cable subscribers in nine Minneapolis-area suburbs. NWCT recently added nine new Cablecast SXLE SD video servers to its infrastructure to support government access Channel 16, bringing its total to 13 systems enterprise-wide. The network previously broadcast its government access programming from videotape machines in a central facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The new Channel 16 Cablecast systems reside in dedicated production control rooms built for each city hall. NWCT channels are carried by Comcast, which reaches more than 75,000 cable households in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Channel 16 carries live and replayed video of city council and other meetings from city halls throughout the area. The channel also carries video programming specifically produced for each city by NWCT staff. The Tightrope servers allow Channel 16 to efficiently narrowcast this programming, enabling residents to see meetings and other important information relevant to their... read more
May 23, 2014 - 5:43pm Peace Be Unto You, Good Evening, since this business about possible use of the Foundry Building began, I went on record maintaining support for it to be used as a center to create and expand, economic opportunities for the poor. I declare here and now, that my support for it being utilized in that way, has not change. Further, I feel that it should be added to any part and parcel comprehensive planning, as a comprehensive assault for the alleviation and ending of poverty and homelessness, in Cambridge. Unfortunately, I see no mention specifically of empowering the poor, and helping poor peoples here in Cambridge advance out of poverty forth coming. In Item 9-15 in Unfinished Business Mr. Rossi has submitted intentions to borrow upwards of $15 Million for various purposes, but none of the money will be specifically designated towards ending the evils of poverty here in Cambridge, or advancing a comprehensive assault on it. Instead it appears that a fortress to keep the poor out is being build up and erected, here in Cambridge. I know some of you may not believe in God, but God will judge you all by the degree to which you improve the circumstance of the least of our citizens... read more
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May 17, 2014 - 9:12pm Juneteenth Events in Boston, MA – June 16-22, 2014 FREE. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is featuring a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 at 4pm to 9:45pm. There will be tours, works by local artists and members of the Future Boston Alliance to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. The free admission starts at 4pm. (If you have events going on for your organization, please let us know and we will post them) Juneteenth Events in Massachusetts: Dillaway-Thomas House – Roxbury Heritage State Park June 16-22 USlave Art Exhibit – Juneteenth: A Tribute to our Ancestors June 19 (Thursday) Juneteenth Flag Raising in John Eliot Square June 19 (Thursday) Colored Ladies of the 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Glory Brigade June 22 (Sunday) Juneteenth Film, Video & Play Festival (original works-prizes) for further information call Boston Ben/Ben Haith, National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation, 617/445-5445 Franklin Park, Dorchester (rear of the Shattuck Hospital) June 21 (Saturday) - Juneteenth Celebration – Family Picnic – 11am for further information call Evelyn at 617/442-1218, Danny at 617/862-3707 or Roberta at 617/541-9200 Masjid Al Quaran, 35 Intervale Street, Dorchester June... read more
May 16, 2014 - 12:26am Grants & Awards State Farm Student Achievement Program Deadline: June 6 K-12 public school teachers in the United States and select Canadian provinces are invited to apply for YSA's State Farm Student Achievement Program to implement an extended service and learning program in their classroom, school, or school district. Funding of $1,000 for one-classroom, or up to $4,000 for school districts or groups of teachers is provided, as well as training and ongoing consulting from YSA's education experts. Learn more at: www.YSA.org/studentachievement A program introduction webinar for all interested applicants will be held on May 19 at 5:00 PM Eastern. Register at http://bit.ly/1hrqhks National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program Deadline: June 19 The National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program is for young leaders who want to take their campaigns, causes, and service activities to the next level. The year-long program funds and trains youth (ages 16-22) to lead community change. Ambassadors receive a $1,000 project grant and a trip to Washington D.C. for an amazing training program. Fifty-one NCAM Youth Ambassadors will be selected - one per state and... read more
May 15, 2014 - 11:48pm Joe Lynch hosts the show “Greater Somerville,” one of the most popular cable programs on Somerville Community Access Television. oe Lynch hosts the show “Greater Somerville,” one of the most popular cable programs on Somerville Community Access Television. In a recent evening inside a cavernous former bank in downtown Brockton, Manuel Andrade sat down in front of three studio cameras and taped his 782d cable-access show in Creole. Photos: Local cable programs improving That same week, Joe Lynch arrived at a former fire station in Union Square to interview Attorney General Martha Coakley, a gubernatorial candidate, on Somerville Community Access TV. Jenn Adams delivers headlines as news director of Newton News. In the control room for Manuel Endrade 's Cape Verdean show, "Selo Ernestina," are Aaron Thibeault (left) and Walter Delgado, age 15. In Newton, Jenn Adams delivered details of Mayor Setti Warren’s proposed budget as she read from a teleprompter on NewTV. It has been 42 years since a landmark decision by the Federal Communications Commission created public access channels, opening the door to free speech advocates and anyone with the gumption and time to air a TV show for... read more
May 15, 2014 - 11:07pm Worcester City Council hires city manager search firm Worcester City Hall (T&G File Photo/TOM RETTIG) WORCESTER — The search for a new city manager can now begin in earnest. Worcester City Council Hires City Manager Search Firm, a Route Cambridge Failed to Take. Why and for What Reason(s)? After some delay, the City Council Tuesday night pulled the trigger and agreed to hire an executive search firm to assist in its nationwide hunt for a successor to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. His nine-month contract as the city's chief executive ends Oct. 3. By a unanimous vote, the council approved the recommendation of its Municipal Operations Committee to hire Randi Frank Consulting LLC of Wallingford, Conn. The firm was the low bidder ($23,000) among the three companies that bid on the consulting contract. Ms. Frank, the principal and owner of the consulting firm, has more than 30 years of public sector administration experience and 14 years as a public sector consultant. She has conducted more than 40 executive searches, 30 of which were in New England. Mayor Joseph M. Petty said the consultant has given assurances that it will be able to meet the Oct. 3 deadline the council is... read more
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May 10, 2014 - 9:54am Can Jewel change the public perception of public housing? Some of you may have seen this recent interview with singer-songwriter Jewel, where she explains why she is one of the faces of the Rethink Housing organization (go to 2:30 in the video to skip to her discussion of public housing). To those of us in the affordable housing industry—developers, builders, architects, government partners, investors, lenders, lawyers—we know why the availability of government-subsidized housing is so important to building safe and strong communities. And we already know that public housing isn’t free; it provides necessary support to help struggling single moms and disabled veterans, among other disadvantaged members of our society. We don’t need to hear a celebrity explain this to us or review a website with facts and statistics about the benefits stable housing provides children and families. So, some of us may wonder: what good will it do to have a “celebrity” like Jewel commercializing this effort? Remember, many of us know all of this because we live and work in the affordable housing industry every day—but even some of the most progressive people in the United States still look down on... read more
May 10, 2014 - 8:49am We'll soon be producing formats targeting the mobile market and internet radio, and our one-hour news show will be on public access stations in ... PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Hi. I'm Paul Jay of The Real News Network. Concentration of ownership leads to concentration of political power. An important piece of the structure of this power is a handful of major media and telecom conglomerates that have a monopoly on daily national and, very importantly, local television news. According to a USC Times poll, most people rely on local television for news and information. The same poll found that local newspapers were second choice. Amongst younger people, Facebook was first and local television news was second. It found that African-Americans are more inclined to turn to local television news. While local TV news is influential on the whole, its journalistic standards are extremely low, and according to Pew, 40 percent of its content is sports, traffic, and weather. When it does cover news, it turns tragedy into infotainment. It dehumanizes victims and perpetrators. It shuns historical and social context and avoids seeking effective solutions. If we're to engage in people in solving... read more
May 9, 2014 - 8:55pm US soldiers tour potential training sites in Nigeria in preparation for a new combat training mission, which U.S. Africa Command says is the first non-peacekeeping training U.S. forces have conducted on the continent. WASHINGTON — In a quiet escalation of its mission, U.S. Army’s Africa is preparing to send soldiers and special operations forces to Nigeria to train that nation’s forces for combat operations, a first for the command that traditionally has trained local forces for only peacekeeping missions. A story posted on the US Army’s official website on Friday said the team will arrive in Nigeria to train a newly formed 650-man Ranger battalion by the end of the month with an eye toward fighting the Boko Haram militant group. “It is not peacekeeping — it is every bit of what we call decisive action, meaning those soldiers will go in harm’s way to conduct counterinsurgency operations in their country to defeat a known threat,” said Col. John Ruffing, chief of US Army Africa’s Security Cooperation Division. The small American team, made up of 12 active duty, National Guard and special operators, will deploy for 35 days. The Nigerians requested the training after witnessing... read more
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