Archive | May, 2016

Homeless to lose some spots after 2 New Bedford transitional housing programs lose HUD funding

30 May

Please help.

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I’m taking a step back from classic films for a moment to talk with all my fellow bloggers. In my “real” life, I have a job as program director of Network House in New Bedford, MA. It’s part of the Veteran’s Transition House, and a ten bed program for civilians suffering from homelessness and substance abuse. Network House has helped hundreds of people get their lives back on track since it’s inception in 1998.

But no more. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to stop funding transitional programs and go with Housing First, designed to put people directly into permanent housing situations. They feel this is the best way to go, and we, along with other transitional programs, have been defunded as of 4/30/16.

But for the nine men currently residing at Network House, they now have nowhere to go. They came to us directly from detoxes…

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The world is not a commodity worth arguing over…&… Dünya öyle bir metâ (mal) değil ki, nizâa (kavgaya) değsin. ~Hafiz of Shiraz

29 May

Romans 12:18
New King James Version (NKJV)

18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

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The tranquillity of both worlds lies in the understanding of these two words: generosity towards friends, forbearance towards enemies.

İki cihanın da istirahatı (huzuru), şu iki sözün tefsirinden ibarettir: Dostlara mürüvvet (iyilik yapmak), düşmanlarla geçim!

~Hafiz of Shiraz

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Meet and Greet @ Dream Big: 5/14/16

29 May

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Come Join the Party!!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
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  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Remember to put the glass down! & Bardağı yere bırakmayı unutma!

23 May

Take everything to God in prayer.
1 Peter 5:7King James Version (KJV)

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

King James Version (KJV)

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them…

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OVERTIME: It’s about time. | U.S. Department of Labor

18 May

Good News!! Expanded Overtime Pay!!

JoAnn Chateau

A long overdue advancement for working people…

Here’s what President Obama says about the new overtime rules…

SOURCE: The White House

Email from President Obama: I’ve Got News For You on Overtime

[…] “Tomorrow, we’re strengthening our overtime pay rules to make sure millions of Americans’ hard work is rewarded. If you work more than 40 hours a week, you should get paid for it or get extra time off to spend with your family and loved ones. It’s one of most important steps we’re taking to help grow middle-class wages and put $12 billion more dollars in the pockets of hardworking Americans over the next 10 years.

For generations, overtime protections have meant that an honest day’s work should get a fair day’s pay, and that’s helped American workers climb the ladder of success. That’s what middle-class economics are all about. But after years of inflation and lobbyists’…

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SHUKR (THANKFULNESS) TO ALLAH…&…Allah’a Şükür!

18 May

This is a message we all need to take to heart because Gratefulness resonates for all the children of Abraham. All God’s Creation. https://youtu.be/yE0W-kQyz6A4

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

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1. We can never count Allah’s Blessings: Be ever grateful to Allah for everything that you possess including your wealth, health, status, intellectual abilities and life.

Allah says:

“Is, then, He Who creates comparable to any that cannot create? Will you not, then, take heed? For should you try to count Allah’s blessings, you could never compute them…” (An-Nahl 16:17-19).

2. Shaytan’s primary mission is to make human beings ungrateful: From the very beginning of the human being’s creation, the issue of gratefulness and thankfulness to Allah has been debated. After refusing to bow to Adam, Satan said:

“Then I will certainly come to them from before them and from behind them, and from the right-hand side and from the left-hand side, and You (Allah) shall not find most of them thankful” (Al-Araf 7:17).

3. The opposite of Shukr (gratitude) is Kufr (disbelief): In many places in the Quran, Allah…

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The Nubian Ninja Stings America

16 May

My Story and My Song.

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Most people who know me know that I’m an Opinionated Black Woman. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a Liberal/Progressive on most issues. I support Women’s Rights including a Woman’s right to choose. Yes I’m Pro-Choice. I also support my Gay and Lesbian family, friends and co-workers. I have no shame in my game and no filters. Also I don’t care about what people think of me. Only my opinion of me matters to me.  As I’ve said before and I will continue to say I validate myself. I don’t look for support from anyone or anybody else.
As an African-American Woman I know what it is to be the target of assumptions. During the eight years I’ve been at my current job (I’m a museum security guard) it has been white men (however white women can be just as ignorant) who assume that because I’m a Black Woman…

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