East NY The next frontier

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http://brokelyn.com/real-estate-ad-calls-east-new-york-next-frontier/

As spotted by Curbed, new apartments at 577 New Lots Avenue in East New York are being advertised as “the next frontier,” which is exactly what Spike Lee just got done yelling at motherfuckers about. The worst part about this ad is that it obviously appeals to someone, maybe even someone you know and love. Beyond that, there’s not much to say, or do, about this, except stare at it until your eye starts twitching and then you eventually start laughing because hey, whatever, nothing matters.

Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement

click the link to download the file and learn more! Very important for our community and especially our sons!

https://www.aclu.org/national-security/know-your-rights-when-encountering-law-enforcement

Know Your Rights

If government agents question you, it is important to understand your rights. You should be careful about what you say when approached by federal, state or local law enforcement officials. If you give answers, they can be used against you in a criminal, immigration, or civil case.

Over the past two years, the FBI, for example, has significantly increased its use of “voluntary” interviews – especially within specific racial, ethnic, and religious communities – often encouraging interviewees to serve as informants in their communities.

The ACLU’s Know Your Rights booklet provides effective and useful guidance in a user-friendly question and answer format. The booklet addresses what rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by federal, state or local law enforcement officers. This booklet is for citizens and non-citizens with extra information for non-citizens in a separate section. Another section covers what can happen to you at airports and other points of entry into the United States. The last section discusses concerns you may have related to your charitable contributions and religious or political beliefs. The booklet tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated.

This free booklet is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi. Booklets in these languages are available for download below.

Wellness Center in East NY!

Hello East New York lovers!

So sorry I have been out of touch! I have been so incredibly busy. Right now I am in massage therapy school undergoing a rigorous educational regimen. The end goal is to open a small wellness center in East New York. There services such as yoga, pilates, spa services, therapeutic and swedish massage sessions would take place. At low cost and/or sliding scale for the members of the East NY community, it will be incredibly helpful in providing for the community alternative health and relaxation services normally not afforded to us. 

School is hard and incredibly exhausting. But I am suffering for you to bring some luxuries to this community. I hope I will be able to get all your assistance when I am in start up phase. Tonight I am applying for a grant to help with start up costs for the center. Later in the year I hope to be looking for space. I hope to get volunteers that are a part of the wellness community to come in and assist in educating and caring for all of our health and well being.

I will be in touch monthly or weekly if I can. Making additions to this blog and showing the rest of Brooklyn and New York just how wonderful this community is.

 

Hugs!

ENY Blogger

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

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We hates us some poor people. First, they insist on being poor when it is so easy to not be poor. They do things like buy expensive designer belts and $2500 luxury handbags.

Screen shot 2013-10-29 at 12.11.13 PMTo be fair, this isn’t about Eroll Louis. His is a belief held by many people, including lots of black people, poor people, formerly poor people, etc. It is, I suspect, an honest expression of incredulity. If you are poor, why do you spend money on useless status symbols like handbags and belts and clothes and shoes and televisions and cars?

One thing I’ve learned is that one person’s illogical belief is another person’s survival skill. And nothing is more logical than trying to survive.

My family is a classic black American migration family. We have rural Southern roots, moved north and almost all have returned. I grew up watching my great-grandmother, and later my…

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