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Are NYC Shelters Safe For Service Animals Today?

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Brooklyn, NY -  With the latest data about service animals in the news today, news reporters failed to interview Service Animal, Charm who formerly resided at Magnolia House Women's Shelter Adult Protective Services program back in May 2017.  On May 30, 2017, service animal, Charm was punched in a NYC shelter around 7 pm by a woman named Seannell Campbell over a dispute regarding Charm's handler's recent employment.  The handler stated that she slept in an open dormitory style setting in a single twin bed with her service animal when every night for 60 days until she had recent had an encounter about her employment status with a service animal accompanying her.  According to the reports, an argument broke out with the Head Social Worker at Magnolia House over taking the service animal on an interview.  When the Social Worker refused to divulge information on Charm's handler, the mentally ill woman assaulted the service animal so it would result in the dogs death.  The …

The NABJ Denounces Body Shaming As Hateful Social Media Cyberbullying Today

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NABJ Denounces Cyberbullying and Body Shaming Journalists Face TV journalist Demetria Obilor was a recent victim of online harassment
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is appalled at the insensitive and hateful social media posts recently leveled toward traffic reporter Demetria Obilor of WFAA-TV in Dallas. While many have shared messages of support, Obilor has been the target of negative social media posts that criticize her hair, looks and attire. One viewer, expressing her displeasure, even called for a boycott of the station.
"The negative comments lodged at Demetria Obilor are very disturbing. The rhetoric is classic cyberbullying and the undertones are hurtful and demeaning," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "We hope that employers abhor this kind of harassment and online hate when they see it, support their employees, and cultivate diversity and inclusiveness."
Obilor, a graduate of the University of Kansa…

Rapper Fabulous Appears At Club Lust NYC

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Brooklyn, NY -  Social Justice Leadership comes in all kinds of modes in the entertainment industry and abroad.  The true definition of what Social Justice means is the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.  The Brooklyn-born rapper, Fabulous fits that definition of wealth today as he made his featured appearance last night at Club Lust NY - Brooklyn along with DJ Spin King to celebrate their Birthday bashes and appreciation for their fans. The rapper, born as John David Jackson. and known on stage as "Fabulous" supported his home town "Brooklyn" with private dancers.   As Black wealth today associates a new meaning within our society, more appreciation for healthcare and how women are taken care of in the workplace becomes a highly valued concern within Brooklyn's community.

No one is just tipping dollars for nude models, a new language of racial equity is being discussed, engaged, and supported amongst celebrities, anti-racis…

USDA Aims to Improve Literacy Food and Nutrition Education for Low-Income Communities

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Press Release
Media Contact: Selina Meiners, (202) 734-9376

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises that bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

“This program reaches into neighborhoods across America to improve access to food and nutrition education, assist community outreach, and empower local farms,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “These NIFA investments help communities develop field to fork food systems that provide long-term community solutions.”

The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFP) are to meet the food needs of low-income individuals, increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their food needs, prom…