Karen Lucchesi & Former DEA Special Agent Phil Jordan Connect for an Exclusive Book Tour

Karen Lucchesi & Phil Jordan

Innocence Texas

Lucchesi & Jordan will speak out against past and current instances of government corruption.

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, July 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Karen Lucchesi & Former DEA Special Agent Phil Jordan join forces on August 4, 2018 (1-3pm CDT) at Southlake, Texas’ Barnes & Noble, for an exclusive tour of her best-selling book, "Innocent Woman, The Karen Lucchesi Story.”

In addition to both leaders speaking out against past and current instances of government corruption, Lucchesi plans to read book excerpts that detail her harrowing real-life story of how she was framed for laundering money and facing a 10-year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit.

To this day, Lucchesi believes she was set up – framed – by a conniving federal investigator and an unethical lawyer. Confident of possessing ironclad proof of her innocence, Lucchesi sought a trial rather than taking a plea deal. During her trial, Lucchesi noted that key pieces of evidence that could have swayed the jury in her case were not allowed to be entered— including polygraph tests, undercover videotapes, and reported fraud before her case even started.

Instead, a jury convicted her after a one-day trial, and a judge sentenced her to six years. Her term began on Jan. 30, 2004.

“Hearing the door shut. Knowing my family was gone. Lying in the top bunk. Staring at the ceiling. The emptiness. Shackles and handcuffs. Not knowing where you’re going. Roach infested room. Feeling hungry. The mental abuse. Walking down a long tunnel. Am I ever going to get home?” Lucchesi chillingly reminisces when describing her unlawful incarceration.

While she was in prison, former DEA Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas office Phil Jordan reviewed her case. He found no evidence of money laundering. “In simple words, I can just say that this is a clear case of entrapment,” Jordan said. “An innocent woman went to prison wrongfully.”

Now embarking on a media tour to spotlight awareness on innocent citizens that are traumatized by unfair prosecution, Lucchesi has appeared on CBS, WFAA Ch. 8, graced the Fort Worth Weekly cover, has spoken at countless national events, while “INNOCENT WOMAN” remains one of the top-selling biographies by a woman on Amazon.

"I hope to inspire others with my memoir," Lucchesi concludes. "No matter what challenges in life you come across, you can overcome them with faith, passion, and determination.”

Karen Lucchesi, a passionate advocate against wrongful convictions, has launched a charitable fundraiser for Innocence Texas, an organization that provides free, first-class investigative and legal services to indigent prisoners serving time for crimes they did not commit.


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AMCD Calls on Secretary Pompeo to Condemn Arrest of Christian Activists in Lebanon

Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, center, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, Archbishop Paul N. Sayah, left, vicar general of the Maronite Catholic Church, and Maronite Bishop Gregory J. Mansour of Brooklyn. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The arrest of Christian activists in or from Lebanon is a targeted political move to intimidate and deter Lebanese Christian activists.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the American Mideast Coalition for Democracy wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to condemn the arrest and interrogation of Maronite Christian activists in Lebanon and to address the matter directly with Lebanon’s Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, who will be attending the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event being held in Washington DC next week and hosted by Secretary Pompeo.

Last year (May 20, 2017), the Philos Project held a conference in New York City composed of Syriac Maronite Christians who are working to revive the ancient Aramaic language, culture, and Aramean identity. Aramaic was the common language spoken by Jesus in the First Century.

This conference, opened by Maronite bishop Gregory Mansour, included many community delegates from the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. It was attended by three Maronite Christian citizens of Israel, one Maronite priest and two brothers who have a program teaching Aramaic for the Maronite communities in Israel.

One of the attendees from Sweden, Roni Doumit, visited Lebanon a couple months ago. At that time, the Lebanese authorities questioned him about contacts with any citizens from what they call the “enemy state” (Israel). The authorities took the information and let him go. Last week he went back to Lebanon and was arrested and has been jailed. The formal allegation is “facilitating the connection with citizens of the enemy state.”

Another Lebanese architect, Amine Iskandar, was also called in for questioning last week. The authorities took his cell phone and asked him to come back to meet with them on July 18, 2018. After his initial questioning, he was asked to return again on July, 23. He is not sure what will happen and what kind of allegation will throw at him.

“Lebanese law forbids Lebanese citizens from visiting Israel or being in contact with Israeli authorities. It does not specifically forbid citizens from attending international conferences which happen to be attended by citizens from Israel,” explained AMCD Secretary, Rebecca Bynum. “Mr. Doumit, a joint Swedish-Lebanese citizen, and Mr. Amine Iskandar, a Lebanese citizen, belong to the Maronite community and were attending a conference organized by the Maronite community. It was chaired by a Maronite Bishop who is under the authority of the Maronite Patriarch in Lebanon, who himself has visited Jerusalem in 2014.”

“Besides,” added AMCD President, John Hajjar, “a world Maronite Conference in Rome has included dozens of Maronites living in Israel, who mingled with Maronites from Lebanon openly. Among the Maronites who attended that conference, there are many politicians who live in Lebanon. No one has questioned them for the past 18 years.”

“Even more,” he continued, “the New York Conference was attended by a number of Lebanese citizens, including an adviser to President Aoun of Lebanon, who himself met with the three Israeli citizens at the conference. And he was not questioned in Beirut. And last but not least, members of the Druze community of Israel often meet with Druze leaders from Lebanon either in Lebanon or Jordan or other parts in the Middle East, and Lebanese authorities do not bother them.”

We further observe that former Knesset member and Israeli citizen, Azmi Bishara, frequently travels to Lebanon for meetings including with officials. He was never questioned.

This and more, is evidence that the arrest of Christian activists in or from Lebanon, at the hands of the Lebanese security agencies, is a targeted political move to intimidate and deter Lebanese Christian activists who are working on reviving their language, the language of Jesus Christ, and defending the historical and cultural identity of the Lebanese Christian community. The two persons arrested, or about to be charged, have nothing to do with Lebanese-Israeli relations and are -as evidence would show- dedicating their lives to Christianity.

It is hoped that the Lebanese Foreign Minister Bassil will be confronted on this issue and asked how it is he can attend an event to advance religious freedom when his government is arresting Christians for the “crime” of meeting with other Maronite Christians from Israel? Why is it that only the Christians of Lebanon are being oppressed in this way?

AMCD implores Secretary Pompeo to demand the immediate release of Mr. Doumit and that Lebanese authorities cease their interrogation of Mr. Iskandar. AMCD further hopes that Secretary Pompeo will demand the full implementation of the UN Human Rights Declaration regarding the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly – even threatening to withhold US aid until this is achieved.

Furthermore, AMCD contacted members of congress and the appropriations committee in charge of funding for foreign aid to make sure funding will be reconsidered if this situation is not resolved immediately.

The Maronite Patriarch was also informed of the situation, as were other Lebanese politicians.

Rebecca Bynum
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
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TROY, MI, USA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NOW, the real work begins. How can "THE NEW ANGRY AMERICAN WOMAN", prosper in her exciting, modern Feminist created world?

NOW an American woman can have a successful love life, a very rewarding career, family and/or Lesbian lover, if she goes about it in the right way. All this and much more is explosively revealed in "THE NEW ANGRY AMERICAN WOMAN"

This sensational book is available in Amazon paperback, Kindle eBook, Apple's iBookstore, Barnes & Noble's NOOK.

The American woman has a right to be angry. She has been cheated out of her very life. The author offers women the opportunity to find happiness in her life and avoid poverty and lonely old age

The author is a poet, inventor, entrepreneur and philosopher. The author’s main purpose in life is to bring entertaining and thought provoking subject matter to assist individuals in becoming open-minded, independent thinkers.

The author’s body of work can be found at undergroundfreedompress.com.

J Joyce
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Youth Take a Stand in Favor of Human Rights Education at the United Nations, Gain International Attention.

More than a 100 young men and women filed into the iconic Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York July 5th and 6th for the International Human Rights Summit

Young activists were selected based on their accomplishments in the field of human rights. They represented their countries at the Summit.

More than 100 young people were selected: youth delegates who represented their countries, and youth ambassadors, former delegates who have continued to serve as human rights activists.

Youth representing 60 nations gathered at the UN to celebrate the 15th Human Rights Summit and 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Always see the situation from a Human Rights perspective, the person goes first. Denounce, never silence against injustice and abuse; and be patient and firm when defending values.”

— Luis Almagro, Secretary-General, Organization of American States

UNITED NATIONS HQ, NEW YORK , USA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, July 6, 2018 More than a 100 young men and women filed into the iconic Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York July 5th and 6th for the International Human Rights Summit hosted by Youth for Human Rights International. There youth were welcomed by dignitaries and guests with a standing ovation. Through their commitment to raising awareness and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they represent the hope for a humane and peaceful future.

Youths at the summit were selected to represent their countries on the basis of their own human rights accomplishments toward making human rights a fact. Among these youth delegates were youth from Washington DC, there to represent the human rights work being done in the Nation’s Capital. They were welcomed by the summit’s sponsor the Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Costa Rica and its co-sponsors the Permanent Missions to the UN of Cyprus, Australia, Morocco and Romania.

Adopted by the UN General Assembly 70 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) defined for the first time the 30 fundamental rights to which all men, women and children are entitled by their very existence. The preamble to the document asserts the importance of education in bringing about a civilization in which every person is treated with respect and where they may accomplish their own potential in a world at peace.

Perhaps nowhere was this better illustrated than by the presentation of the keynote speaker of the first day of the summit: Brigadier General Alberto Sepúlveda, Commander of the Seventh Division, National Army of Colombia. General Sepúlveda spoke of the way his country has redefined what it means to serve in the military. They have provided education to all soldiers on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the educational materials of United for Human Rights and its program for young people Youth for Human Rights International. He presented a slideshow showing the work of the Colombian armed forces to ensure the rights of all through their service in times of disaster and their human rights education initiative. His speech was included in the UN’s broadcast of the first day of the event.


One of the highlights of the event was the presentation by the keynote speaker of the summit’s second day at the UN His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary-General, Organization of American States, and former Foreign Minister of Uruguay. An exemplary diplomat, he is an outspoken proponent for the rights of the people of Latin America. He inspired youth with his advice: “Always see the situation from a Human Rights perspective, the person goes first. Denounce, never silence against injustice and abuse; and be patient and firm when defending values.”

Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights in Washington, DC, highlighted the importance of education saying, "We cannot let our society be ignorant of human rights. We would be denying them their own freedom and potential happiness. It is our responsibility to make human rights known through whatever actions we take – big or small." She discussed the need for education in the basic rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as grounding in today's political climate as well as plans to launch future education initiatives in schools.

During the event the annual Human Rights Hero Awards were presented to three outstanding humanitarians:

David Kritsun and Youth for Human Rights of Israel for uniting diverse ethnic and religious communities in ancient conflict zones. Through their work, they have extended human rights education across 23 regions of Tel Aviv and to nearly 100,000 in Jerusalem, thus building a foundation for peace and common understanding.

Mr. Nfamara Jawneh, founder and executive director of Beekanyang Kafo, a human rights NGO. For 22 years under a dictatorship in the Gambia, he was a leading voice and major force to bring change through his broad human rights awareness and democracy campaign. His grassroots activities reached more than 20,000, directly teaching them human rights. He collaborates with the new democratic national government and non-governmental agencies to build a framework for human rights education.

Despite constant risk and active threat from the Islamic State, Mr. Issa Sufyan Hussein has trained more than 1,000 intelligence, security and police personnel in Kurdistan on human rights. He was one of the first to use and implement the United and Youth for Human Rights curriculum in Kurdish and now trains other educators to carry his activities forward.

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is the youth component of United for Human Rights (UHR). It is a global nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the purpose to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.

YHRI has now grown into a global movement with over 150 chapters and its educational materials, translated into 27 languages, bring the message of human rights to 195 nations. The Youth for Human Rights public service announcements and The Story of Human Rights educational film air on several hundred television stations in dozens of countries each year.

To date, more than 1.4 million students have been empowered with human rights education through the Youth for Human Rights curriculum. Further, partnerships to foster human rights have been forged with nearly 1,500 organizations and government agencies in 92 countries. Through these partnerships, human rights organizations and government bodies have been supported in their mission to improve the well-being of local, regional and national populations.

All told, thousands of organizations and governments have joined forces with Youth for Human Rights, helping to educate tens of millions around the world.
The Church of Scientology and Scientologists support United for Human Rights and make their educational materials available free of charge. For more information, visit the Scientology website or Scientology.tv.

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Brenda Reiss Forgiveness Coaching to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

REDMOND, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The author Marianne Williamson once said, “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”

Brenda Reiss is a forgiveness coach, specializing in Radical Forgiveness, a revolutionary five-stage process to heal relationships, let go of anger and blame, and find peace in any situation.

“The secret is that all forgiveness is self-forgiveness,” says Brenda, “but we can't always jump into ourselves first. There's too much shame and guilt. Before jumping into the lion's den—ourselves—let's start outside of ourselves, so we can begin to see what our patterns are.”

Brenda was introduced to Radical Forgiveness following a very challenging divorce.

“I didn't know who I was without this person,” she recalls. “I could not get to that point of forgiveness using the traditional method. I thought you were supposed to forgive and move on. It doesn't work that way.”

It was at this time Brenda found an advertisement for a "forgiveness coach” who showed Brenda the patterns she’d never been shown before, even after years of talk therapy.

“Forgiveness to me is a spiritual and emotional feeling (change to experience),” says Brenda. Radical forgiveness gives us a framework. It gives your mind something to do so your heart can heal. It's a very tangible process because when emotions are too out of control, you can't really do much of anything. We can’t forgive until we’re ready to take responsibility.”

Through this five-stage process, Brenda guides her clients as they explore their feelings, their sadness, their anger, validating the part of us that has been wounded and hurt, and clearing the beliefs about ourselves we associate with this experience.

Then comes the final step: radical forgiveness, where you look at your experience from a different perspective.

“Forgiveness doesn’t mean we condone the behavior,” says Brenda. By being willing to shift our perception about the stories in our lives, we can become curious and ask ourselves questions like: “What can we learn from this? What if this happened for my individual growth and purpose? What if life isn’t happening to me. but happening for me? It opens up this whole world. We no longer have to be the victim, but more importantly, we no longer have to be the judge.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Brenda Reiss in an interview with Jim Masters on July 23rd at 12pm EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on July 30th at 12pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Brenda Reiss Forgiveness Coaching, visit www.brendareisscoaching.com

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Hollywood Comes to Capitol Hill—World Premiere of “Whistleblower” at 7th Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights

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Washington Whistleblowers Week Group Photo (2007)

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Michael McCray, Esq. CPA (inactive) -- Whistleblower Summit Organizer

Michael McCray, Esq. CPA (inactive) — Whistleblower Summit Organizer

Hugh Heffner (Civil Rights & First Amendment), James Comey (Whistleblower) and Kathy Cole (Documentary Film) to receive Pillar Human Rights Award

There is no Free Press without confidential sources. There can be no Congressional Oversight without government informants. Whistleblowers are the ‘Fifth Estate’ protecting freedom and liberty.”

— Michael McCray, Esq., CPA (inactive)

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights will host its seventh annual event July 30th—August 1st, 2018. Whistleblowers and advocates will roll out the red carpet on Capitol Hill for the World Premier of “Whistleblower” a documentary film about seven New York state whistleblowers during this year’s annual Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights. The theme for the summit is “Whistlebloweing Works.” The summit includes an awards reception to honor the Pillar Human Rights Award winners and a solidarity dinner at the National Press Club.

ACORN 8 will host free discussion panels and events open to the public that celebrate the important role of whistleblowers and their advocates. The events, which will take place on Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and other nearby locations, are cosponsored by ACORN 8, Pacifica Foundation, Justice Integrity Project, National Whistleblower Center, Government Accountability Project, Public Citizen, Project On Government Oversight, Federally Employed Women—Legal Education Fund and Coalition For Change. Marcel Reid, summit co-organizer and Whistleblower Liaison for the Pacifica Radio Network announces the continued support from the Pacifica Foundation.

During the summit, the National Whistleblower Center will sponsor a National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Luncheon to commemorate the passage of the first Whistleblower Law by the U.S. Continental Congress on July 30, 1778.

“That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or any other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any person in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”
— Resolution of the U.S. Continental Congress

Among the other events is a July 30 movie night in which the “World Premier” film screening of “Whistleblower” a documentary about seven New York state whistleblowers. Following the screening, there will be a meet and greet, and Q&A panel discussion led by led by Kathy Cole and seven New York State Whistleblowers. Movie night will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Busboys & Poets at 20201 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Conference organizer Michael McCray, a native Arkansan who moved to Washington, D.C. during the Clinton administration, says “it is important for the public at large, not just lawyers and advocates, to appreciate the value and sacrifices that whistleblower make for society. Hosting the world premiere of this compelling documentary—produced by New York whistleblowers will help make that point clear.”

A full schedule of events can be found at "Summit At A Glance" (www.WhistleblowerSummit.com)

For more information on the Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights, contact Michael McCray, 870-543-0024; mccray.michael@gmail.com.

Michael McCray
ACORN 8-Whistleblower Summit
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"FERGUSON" The Musical headed to Los Angeles with Laurence Fishburnes' Mother; Ms. Hattie Fishburne

The Musical

w/Hattie Fishburne


12 MEN, DIFFERENT VIEWS, ONE TRIAL- It's a whole different story when it hits home”

— Peachanda Dubose

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The pain of African-Americans, unlawfully killed by police officers from NY to Tulsa Oklahoma, "FERGUSON" The Musical, The NAACP Award-winning production, loosely based on an incident from nearly 4 years ago, in Ferguson Missouri, is returning to the stage Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Moved by the events in Ferguson, DuBose, an NAACP Image, and Theatre Award-winning playwright decided to use her gift to help tell the story theatrically and musically in an effort to bring healing and awareness.

DuBose has added veteran actress and mother of the Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne, Ms. Hattie Crawford Fishburne to the cast of the all-male jury panel as a special guest delivering a cameo performance that is sure to leave her audience yearning for more.

The play was inspired by the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed August 9, 2014, by police, sparking nationwide protests and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. On November 24th of that same year, a grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson, the policeman who killed Brown. That news set off even more national protests.

The characters portrayed in this production had a troubled past growing up, and some people thought, "He had it coming," said the gifted playwright. "Ferguson: The Musical" is an all-male cast of veteran actors, singers, spoken word artists, and rappers. Most, who are serving as jurors trying to decide the fate of the white officer who killed this young man. Will he be found guilty? Or will he be yet another officer exonerated after killing a black citizen?

The dialogue at times is heated and intense from one of the court's deliberation rooms as they go over the young man's checkered past and the officer's possible future but, there is a twist in this playwright's script.

The award-winning production stars: DeJuan Christopher, NAACP Theatre Award Nominated-Alfred E. Rutherford, NAACP Award Winning-Jaimyon Parker, Cer Collins, ReShaun Groomes, Sidney George Ginyard, Shawn Turner, Marwan Granville, Britt Prentice, in addition to: PEACH Theatre Award winning-Malachi Rivers, Michael Higgenbottom, Mayan Industry Award winning-Darelle D. Dove, and "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" Season 10 Finalists: Celebrity recording artists: Jeffery Lewis, & Zuri Craig "The Craig Lewis Band" all endow the audience with their stellar music, song, and spoken word performances!
Veteran actor Mr. Ernest Harden Jr. (of "White Men Can't Jump" and "THE JEFFERSON'S)" owns the stage with his electric stage presence, while leading Man Lamont, Young takes you on an unforgettable journey, with a compelling performance that you will never forget!

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
8:00 pm
Hudson Theatres
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038

"FERGUSON" The Musical
3x NAACP Theatre Award Nominated
2018 Best Supporting Actor
2018 Best Music Director
2018 Best Choreography

2018 Best Choreography

•July 19th. Los Angeles, CA
•December 29th. Ferguson, MO

Ms. DuBose directs this dramatic musical and is available for interview
upon requests.

Mayan.ticketbud.com/-ferguson-the-musical- (http://mayan.ticketbud.com/-ferguson-the-musical)

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NATICK, MA, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release Contact: Claire Burgess, 339-788-7476


Natick, MA., June 26, 2018 – Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center in Natick, MA is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Woburn-based Cummings Foundation. RCS is one of 100 local nonprofits selected from 597 applicants for the Cummings Foundation’s “$100k for 100” program.
RCS Learning Center will use the grant to support the hire of a new position and implementation of communication campaign efforts to build awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “We are so honored and grateful to receive this generous grant from the Cummings Foundation,” said Denise Rizzo-Ranieri, M.S. Ed., RCS President and Co-founder. “There are key deficits including the lack of high quality ABA-based educational behavioral programs, communication and verbal behavioral supportive programs, vocational programs supporting transition into adulthood, and advocacy and support for the ASD community,” said Rizzo-Ranieri, who is also the Chief of Design and Innovation at RCS. “We look forward to implementing a comprehensive program to further address the needs for these deficits. This grant will be significant in helping us achieve success in filling these voids.”
Rizzo-Ranieri and RCS Development Manager Julie Falcucci will join approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the grant recipients. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $220 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone. This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including autism education and programs, homelessness prevention and affordable housing, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.
The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like Realizing Children’s Strengths that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”

The complete list of 100 grant is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

About Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center
Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center is a leading not-for-profit, chapter 766 approved private special educational school that provides the highest quality individualized behavioral and educational services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. For over a decade RCS Learning Center has exceeded the standards for teaching students with Autism through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment methodology with an emphasis on Verbal Behavioral Model for teaching communication and language skills. Individualized curriculum, programming, and 1:1 support is tailored to meet the needs of each student that includes specialized vocational program for students 14 years and older. Our highly respected leaders in the field of ABA conduct cutting edge research, present at national and local conferences and provide intensive training for individuals in the field of Behavioral Analysis and ABA. RCS Learning Center is based in Natick, MA and is a 501c3b non-profit. More information is available at www.rcslearning.org

About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn. Bill Cummings released his self-written memoir, “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist,” in March 2018. The book may be purchased at cummings.com/book.

Claire Burgess
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Stop and Frisk 6.13.18 Sheriff Road Washington, DC

Black Lawyers for Justice is launching a full and complete civil and human rights inquiry into these events.

If we find the violations that we suspect, we will file litigation on behalf of the victims of June 13 and other incidents of false arrests and racial profiling in the District.”

— Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CONTACT: Malik Shabazz, Esq. attorney.shabazz@yahoo.com
Black Lawyers for Justice 301.513.5445
Media Contact: PressInfo@blfjustice.com

SUBJECT: News Conference to Condemn MPD Officers’ Action on 6.13.18 Sheriff Road NE

LOCATION: 5214 Sheriff Road NE – Washington, DC

DATE AND TIME: Thursday – July 19, 2018 – 5:30pm

Washington (DC) – On June 13, 2018, a group of African-American males peacefully enjoying themselves in the 5200 block of Sheriff Road NE (Washington, DC), were attacked by DC Metropolitan Police Department. The young men did nothing wrong and did not permit a search by MPD officers.

In violation of the citizens’ Constitutional and human rights, several police officers detained and illegally searched them. Some were falsely arrested and beaten. Personal property such as cell phones were also destroyed by MPD police officers. Retaliatory arrests were also made the following day.

Chief Newsham denies claims that police used an undercover officer in the June 13 incident, and that there is a ‘spike in homicides’ in this particular neighborhood.

A yearlong WUSA9 investigation uncovered eight out of 10 people stopped and frisked by DC Police are African-American. It also found that the department has failed to follow a law passed in 2016 to better track stop and frisk in the district, as a way to protect against racial bias.

“He is calling my community liars,” says ANC Commissioner Anthony Lorenzo Green. “He’s calling the entire block liars.”

At a recent community meeting held July 12, 2018, a 16-year old youth said she feels harassed because police officers follow her and classmates to and from school, the store or the recreation center. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-police-focus-on-communities-hit-by-a-rise-in-violence-but-residents-feel-targeted/2018/07/13/339ee47a-85c8-11e8-8553-a3ce89036c78_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.92bb3b504760

Attorney Shabazz says ‘Black Lawyers for Justice is launching a full and complete civil and human rights inquiry into these events. If we find the violations that we suspect, we will file litigation on behalf of the victims of June 13 and other incidents of false arrests and racial profiling in the District.’-END-

Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq.
Black Lawyers for Justice
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Triage Cancer Unveils New Website

National non-profit Triage Cancer today unveiled its new website that houses the organization’s life-changing resources for the cancer community.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — News Release
July 16, 2018
Contact: Joanna Morales, jm@triagecancer.org


LOS ANGELES, CA, July 16, 2018 — National non-profit Triage Cancer today unveiled its new website that houses the organization’s life-changing resources for the cancer community. The new website provides best-in-class materials to help all those affected by cancer, while also providing an easy-to-navigate interface.

Founded in 2012, by two cancer rights attorneys, Joanna Morales and Monica Bryant, Triage Cancer provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials and resources.

Visitors to the new website can learn about Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau members and their areas of expertise, which also includes cancer survivors and caregivers who share their cancer journey with a variety of audiences.

The new website allows people to browse resources by topic, an exciting new feature for those looking for specific information on cancer-related topics. It also includes information by location about topics such as advocacy, clinical trials, disability insurance, employment, estate planning, finances, health insurance, and stress management. And because what protections individuals might have access to depends on where they live, there are also resources listed by location and a chart of state laws covering a variety of topics that may impact the financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis.

“When someone is dealing with a cancer diagnosis, there are so many different things they are faced with, decisions to make, and information to learn. Trying to juggle it all can be incredibly overwhelming,” said Morales. “Our goal is to provide access to quality information about all types of cancer survivorship issues, beyond diagnosis. From the practical issues of managing finances and insurance to the emotional and psychological well-being after cancer, having these tools and resources empowers survivors.”

“Survivors’ concerns may change depending on what stage of the cancer survivorship journey they are in. When newly diagnosed, concerns might be focused on treatment options, health insurance coverage and finances,” Morales added. “During treatment, a survivor may need to know about side effects, nutrition and employment issues. Once treatment is complete, concerns may shift toward survivorship care planning, relationship issues, and educational rights. This website includes resources and education materials about all of these challenges.”

Anyone interested in making a donation to Triage Cancer to help fund the continued efforts of providing life-savings resources to the cancer community, can do so at https://triagecancer.org/support-us.

To learn more about Triage Cancer, please visit www.triagecancer.org

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the radically escalating number of people with cancer, their families, caregivers, advocates and health care professional successfully navigate the legal and practical issues that arise. Follow us on social media! @TriageCancer

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Source: EIN Presswire