Acclaimed Author & Civil Rights Activist, Kimlin Johnson, Examines Anti-Police Protesting & Police Fight for Their Lives

Acclaimed Author & Civil Rights Activist Kimlin Johnson

“Hate hurts everyone and does not resolve anything. What if these two officers that are fighting for their lives have never killed anyone Black nor Brown?"

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2020 / — Anti-police protesters descended on a Los Angeles hospital where two deputies were fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot in the head, chanting, “we hope they die,” according to officials. The sick chants came outside as the two rookie officers, one a 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy, were still fighting for their lives after being “critically injured” as they sat in their patrol car in the caught-on-camera ambush in Compton.

Acclaimed author and civil rights activist, Kimlin Johnson, gives her take on the situation shedding light on how as how human beings as a whole need to treat each other better and be mindful of others positions. “Hate hurts everyone and does not resolve anything. What if these two officers that are fighting for their lives have never killed anyone Black nor Brown? And if they have wrongfully murdered someone Black or Brown, the Bible says, ‘vengeance is mine says the Lord,’” states Kimlin Johnson.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was quick to make an official statement to mitigate similar future situations. “To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted early Sunday. “People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”

Officers branded the protest an unlawful assembly, and arrested two people who refused to move — including a reporter without credentials who “ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back” and “interfered with the arrest,” the department said.

“It is our job as civil rights activists and human beings that have had to deal with all of this hate, racism and murders to Defund the Police,” continues Johnson. As Black human beings, we can’t call on police officers, however I am paying their salary and some police officers think they can kill a Black or Brown person on a whim. Hell no, we ain’t no more, #defundthepolice,” states Johnson. According to U.S. Department of Justice report in 2016, there are approximately 18,000 Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. This includes City Police Departments, County Sherriff’s Offices, State Police Highway Patrol and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. By defunding the police Johnson states, “There are three key elements:

· Disband certain police functions and totally rebuild with Authenticity.

· Redistribute Money into Mental Health and respective communities with specific Accountability measures.

· Mandatory Surveys for all low-income, middle-income and high income areas (in this order) on what protection measures will make them feel secure.”

If you want to further know about Kimlin’s unique look on race relations that examines both sides of Black racial issues, you should check out her book “Authenticity, Accountability & Ambitions”. This book relates to this recent protesting incident, showing that people, consisting of whether Black or police, can’t make automatic assumptions of each no matter what. The book recently celebrated its 2nd year anniversary and uncovers a raw Kimlin as she unapologetically stands for being brave to address her challenges and concerns as a Black mom, wife, and human being. Kirkus Reviews recently praised her book calling it, “An engrossing exploration of Black life and history from the perspective of a Black woman. After devoting a chapter to the mistakes she made in her own life, Johnson turns her attention to 10 negative character traits that she sees in different subsets of Black Americans, from those who are too ‘Bougie’ to those who tell others ‘You Ain’t Black Enough’”.

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Tamil Political Parties Jointly Urge Sri Lankan President to Lift the Ban on Remembering Tamil Martyrs

"The said prohibition has caused severe pain of mind and emotional impact on the collective consciousness of our people…."

We frankly state that we will be left with no alternative other than registering our disapproval and condemnation in a peaceful and democratic manner, in the event of this issue remaining unresolved”

— Tamil Political Parties.

JAFFNA, SRI LANKA, September 20, 2020 / — In an urgent letter to Sri Lankan President Gothabaya Rajapaksa, Tamil political parties jointly urged him to lift the ban on remembering Tamil Martyrs. Failure to do so will result in peaceful protest said the letter.

The letter was signed by several political parties, including component parties of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led by former leader of the opposition Mr. Sampanthan, Justice Wigneswaran’s five party Political alliance Tamil Makkal Thesia Kooddani (TMTK), and Gajen Ponnambalam’s political party Tamil National People's Front (TNPF).

The current situation developed when several Magistrates, at the request of the police, banned remembrance of Martyr Thileepan who died after a protest Hungarian strike against Government sponsored Sinhalese settlements (colonization) in Tamil areas and some other demands.

The letter states: "this urgent appeal on a matter of both political and emotional significance to our people, namely, the prohibition imposed on their annual commemorative events in paying their homage to Martyr Thileepan".

"The said prohibition has caused severe pain of mind and emotional impact on the collective consciousness of our people…."

"We frankly state that we will be left with no alternative other than registering our disapproval and condemnation in a peaceful and democratic manner, in the event of this issue remaining unresolved".

Former Member of Parliament M.K. Shivajilingam was arrested when he paid homage to Thileepan and currently released on bail.

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Scott Cooper Miami Project Awards Scholarship to Texas A&M University Student

Angelina Gonzalez, Scholarship Winner

Angelina Gonzalez, Scholarship Winner

Racial Injustice In Present Day America

Racial Injustice In Present Day America

Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is unique in the sense that it requires students to write essays that are thought-provoking and controversial.

This award taught me that your voice matters and to not give up on your dreams. Thank you again to the Scott Cooper Miami Project for this amazing opportunity.”

— Angelina Gonzalez, Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Winner

MIAMI, FL, USA, September 20, 2020 / — The Scott Cooper Miami Project is pleased to announce that Angelina Gonazalez of College Station, Texas is the latest winner of the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship.

Angelina is attending Texas A&M University in Fall 2020. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Mathematics/Science Certification Concentration). This will prepare Angelina to pursue a career as a science and mathematics educator.

Angelina's essay is titled, "The Racial Injustice In Present Day America" and can be read on the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship website.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Award, said Angelina Gonzalez. "This award will not only help me further my education at Texas A&M University, but it has also changed my perspective on how I can make an impact in the world with my voice. Getting this scholarship has made me excited for this fall semester by not having to worry as much about how I am going to afford my dream university. This award taught me that your voice matters and to not give up on your dreams. Thank you again to the Scott Cooper Miami Project for this amazing opportunity."

The scholarship application required each student to submit an essay on one of three topics:

(1) Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement and why?
(2) Do you agree with the NBA’s decision to restart the basketball season on July 30th?
(3) How did Fortnite gain 350 million users in such a short period of time?

“We are pleased that our scholarship applications continue to grow each month," said Scott Cooper, "There were many wonderful, well-written, and passionate essays on racial injustice. The first sentence of Angelina's essay really got my attention. As always, It was a difficult choice but there can only be one winner.”

The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is unique in the sense that it requires students to write essays that are thought-provoking and controversial. The scholarship committee is looking to award creative thinkers. It does not base its awards on GPA or the student’s prior academic achievements.

Applicants to the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship are required to be entering or enrolled in a post-secondary program including Business, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Healthcare, Education, or Fitness.


The Scott Cooper Florida based Miami Scholarship just announced its newest scholarship opportunity. Students are required to submit an essay on one of three topics.

(1) If you could meet with any person (living or dead) for an hour, who would it be?
(2) What is your favorite Netflix series and why?
(3) What is your biggest failure and what have you learned from it?

Applications are due by October 31, 2020, and the winner will be announced on November 15, 2020.


The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is an arm of the Scott Cooper Miami Project. It is a private research organization that provides an investigative reporting platform. It proposes solutions to public policy challenges and focuses on “forgotten communities” throughout the world with the goal of making them safer and more secure, healthier, and more prosperous. By creating awareness through various digital marketing platforms, Scott Cooper Miami partners with small organizations, to give them a voice and fight for those that have been unable to deliver their message

The Scott Cooper Miami Project is nonprofit and nonpartisan and committed to the public interest. The organization was originally based in Miami, Florida but has since relocated to Istanbul, Turkey.

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Team Drip Releases 'Please Don't Shoot Me!' A Song and Video that Deals with Issues of Racism and Police Brutality

Featuring Shateish, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nottz and keyboards by Arn B!

Team Drip – Please Don’t Shoot Me single

Vote For A Change!

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2020 / — 2020 has been a rough year so far, and it’s not over yet! The Corona Virus has crippled nations and brought them to their knees but there is one thing that has been crippling America for a long time…racism and police brutality! There are opinions on both sides of the coin but everyone agrees – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Some people have created movements, most popular being the Black Lives Matter movement, others have decided to take a knee and others use their platform as an artist or entertainer to bring light to the situation, especially in Hip Hop.

One Hip Hop group named Team Drip is using their artistic expression to voice their frustration and disappointment in the treatment of civilians, mostly black. They recorded a powerful song called Please Don’t Shoot Me which addresses these issues. The song is accompanied by a video that is more powerful and evokes a lot of emotions.

The song and video begins with a child-like chant by a crowd of mothers, singing ‘hands up, please don’t shoot me!’ This crowd gathered in Portland after George Floyd called out for his mother while Officer Chauvin kept his knee on his neck for several minutes which contributed to his death. The video then shows various cell phone clips and bodycam coverage of police brutality that is both disturbing and infuriating! From the shooting of Walter Scott to the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile the video builds its case from the beginning! A piano chord comes in under the chant. Then a soulful, raspy, female voice comes in singing ‘Tell me do you see it? Do you see what we go thru?’ Then the Team Drip artists are revealed, KJIGGA and Smurf, then the female singer, Shateish. The video location is the Lee Monument in Richmond, Va. The beat comes in, a soulful bassline and organ along with a hard drum track. Another disturbing clip of Eric Garner being choked by police plays while Shateish sings ‘I can’t breathe’!

Then Smurf begins rapping – ‘I’m a black man…’ and clips play along with his words. As he says ‘How you never get convicted when you’re wearing a bodycam’ a clip of Stephon Clarke getting shot plays. Shateish ad libs behind Smurf’s vocals making his verse stronger and gives it more feeling. His final verse ‘George a knee to the head, Breonna shots to the flesh…’ shows footage of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Shateish comes in for the hook. In the hook she sings ‘I can’t breathe’ with such emotion you can feeling her frustration! Clips of women being abused by police along with Daniel Prude who was suffocated in police custody plays.

KJIGGA comes in ‘Please don’t shoot…’ then the video cuts to Charles Kinsey, a behavior tech at a group home that laid on the ground with his hands up to protect a patient and was shot by police for no reason. After the clip the video goes back to KJIGGA rapping ‘I’m a black man…’. Shateish ad libs over KJIGGA’s verses while more clips of police brutality play throughout his verse. The video builds with its clips until the hook comes in again and Shateish explodes with vocals! ‘I can’t breathe’ is so forceful and her breakdown is even more heartfelt, as if one of her own children has fallen victim to the police.

The video concludes with Shateish singing ‘I’m gonna be somebody, please…’ while the third Team Drip member, Lik says “When we say black lives matter, we don’t mean we’re better than anybody, we’re saying our lives matter, too’. The video shows various people in the video with face masks on that says ‘Please don’t shoot me’ and holding their fists up in solidarity.

The final clip that plays is of Roderick Walker, a Lyft passenger who was savagely beaten by police because he didn’t have ID on him. His girlfriend is screaming while his child watches in horror and starts screaming ‘DADDY!’

The video tugs at the listeners’ emotions and pulls you into what the victims were feeling at that time.

KJIGGA and Smurf deliver a song that is both impactful and relevant to today’s issues. Vote to make a change!

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Team Drip – Please Don’t Shoot Me ft. Shateish

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Akathisia Awareness can Reduce Suicide

Akathisia Awareness Saves Lives

Adverse drug effects are a leading cause of patient harm and death

Nobody is immune to akathisia.”

— Wendy Dolin, MISSD Founder

CHICAGO, IL, US, September 19, 2020 / — September is Suicide Prevention Month, and September 20th is designated International Akathisia Awareness Day by the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD). Akathisia is a disorder induced by various medications that can cause a person to experience such intense inner restlessness that the sufferer is driven to violence, self-harm, and suicide.

"The COVID-19 epidemic has increased public awareness of adverse drug effects," said Wendy Dolin, founder of MISSD. "Prescriptions for medications that can cause akathisia have increased since the virus started. In addition, some drugs explored as possible COVID-19 cures can cause akathisia. Other medications associated with akathisia risks include various drugs prescribed for acne, asthma, malaria, and depression. Now more than ever, it is time to talk about akathisia."

"The World Health Organization states adverse drug effects are common causes of patient harm affecting millions of people every year," said Dolin. "Unfortunately, akathisia is an adverse drug effect that is frequently misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Nobody is immune to akathisia."

While mental health challenges do not precipitate akathisia-induced deaths in the same way as in traditional suicides, suicide prevention organizations and crisis hotlines can help reduce these avoidable deaths by asking questions about medications and adverse drug effects.

"Patient safety is a team effort," said Dolin. "Healthcare consumers should obtain informed consent and discuss risk info with their doctors and pharmacists. Carefully read the medication leaflet that accompanies prescriptions, and be aware of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warnings," said Dolin.

The FDA black box warnings are the most vital warnings pharmaceutical products can carry. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to include Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, have FDA black box warnings about suicidality. MISSD recommends that consumers identify a medication buddy to help monitor for any unusual behavior changes whenever stopping, starting, or changing doses of SSRIs and other medications that can cause akathisia.

MISSD's educational resources include an accredited, 1-hour online course, two public health videos, an akathisia podcast series, a YouTube channel, and informative brochures. Dolin will also be discussing akathisia on Susan Guthrie's September 28th "The Divorce and Beyond" podcast.

"Many suicide prevention organizations and mental health nonprofits have strong financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry," said Dolin. "MISSD takes no funding from the pharmaceutical industry, and all our resources are available to the public at no charge."

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Equality California and the California Young Democrats Endorse Justin Sha for Fremont Mayor

Justin Sha's headshot is shown along with an endorsement logo from Equality California.

Justin Sha receives the endorsement of Equality California for his 2020 Fremont mayoral campaign.

A photo of Ken Yeager is posted along with the quote: “Fremont needs new leadership and bold vision to address regional issues regarding transportation, housing, and the environment. Justin understands the importance of transparency and community dialogue

Fmr Santa Clara Supervisor Ken Yeager endorses Justin Sha for Fremont Mayor.

This week, Democrat Justin Sha received endorsements from two major statewide organizations, Equality California and the California Young Democrats.

I’m endorsing Justin Sha for Fremont Mayor because he will be the strongest advocate to move Fremont and Silicon Valley forward.”

— Ken Yeager, fmr Santa Clara Supervisor

FREMONT, CA, USA, September 19, 2020 / — Today, Equality California announced its endorsement of four candidates running for local office in the Golden State, including Justin Sha for Mayor of the City of Fremont. Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, with over 900,000 members.

“We are excited to support Justin Sha for Fremont Mayor. He is the pro-equality candidate in this race, who cares greatly about diversity, inclusion, and representation of all Fremont residents. As an openly LGBTQ+ candidate, Justin Sha understands what it feels like to not have a voice, and we know he will champion LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice,” said Rick Chavez Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California.

Justin Sha has received the endorsement of former Santa Clara Supervisor Ken Yeager, who served on the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors until terming out in 2018. Ken Yeager provided a statement today.

“Fremont needs new leadership and bold vision to address regional issues regarding transportation, housing, and the environment. Justin understands the importance of transparency and community dialogue in solving these issues. I’m endorsing Justin Sha for Fremont Mayor because he will be the strongest advocate to move Fremont and Silicon Valley forward.”

Earlier this week, Justin Sha received the endorsement of the California Young Democrats.


About Justin Sha:

Justin Sha is running for Mayor of Fremont, CA. Sha is VP of Customer Success at Droisys, a global technology company headquartered in Fremont, and he teaches business law at Ohlone College. Sha is an involved community member, serving on local nonprofit boards. He is the Chairman of Asian American Millennials for American Advancement as well as a member of the Ohlone College Foundation Board. Sha received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.

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Sean Mireskandari, Grand Iranian Attorney, Weighs In On Iranian Government’s Plot To Assassinate U.S. Ambassador

Sean Mireskandari

"It was known at that time the attempts on the lives of U.S. ambassadors would not be limited to one ambassador but to kill several…"- Sean

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, September 18, 2020 / — The Iranian government is weighing a plot to assassinate the U.S ambassador to South Africa, a report said Sunday. Authorities have been aware of a general threat against Ambassador Lana Marks since the spring, but intelligence reports about the plot have become more specific in recent weeks, Politico reported, citing two unnamed government officials. According to the report, the intelligence community isn’t sure why Iran would target Marks, who does not appear to have any known links to the country.

Prominent Iranian attorney and U.S. citizen who studied law in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, Sean Mireskandari, is not surprised that the terrorist government of the Islamic Republic of Iran wants to assassinate American citizens in retaliation for the killing of the King of Terrorists, Qassem Soleimani.

Sean, who is one of the most highly acclaimed lawyers in England, continues his thoughts by stating, “The Islamic Republic made their intentions known straight after the killing of Soleimani when they announced, through the Supreme Leader, that there will be retaliation against US citizens.” Sean recognizes that as of January 22 of this year, the security forces of the USA were informed that the Supreme Leader himself had ordered the killing of soft targets and personally came up with the idea of killing U.S. ambassadors.

He continues by stating, "It was known at that time the attempts on the lives of U.S. ambassadors would not be limited to one ambassador but to kill several, reasons being that it would make headlines around the world, it would make the Islamic republic look strong and invincible in front of the poor Iranian nation and be a warning to other countries especially the Arab states."

Sean believes that it was no coincidence that the attacks were planned to place at this time as it would have a negative effect on the US elections for President Trump. If the attacks took place, President Trump would have to retaliate which would have an adverse effect on his campaign for re-election.

Part of the President's campaign has been based on his ability over the last four years in not entering wars but preventing them which has brought our troops home. Such an attack would have placed the President in a damned if you do and damned if you don’t position. Sean concludes by praising the U.S. security forces and stating, “Bravo for preventing such attacks on innocent and brave Americans.”

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Cindi Love Invited to Serve as Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks

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Cindi Love

The Centre for Global Inclusion invites Cindi Love, O4U Executive as Expert Panelist for the upcoming Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 / — The Centre for Global Inclusion, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has invited Cindi Love, Executive Director of Out for Undergrad(O4U) and 2017 Editor of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks Special Edition for Higher Education, to be an Expert Panelist for the upcoming Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Organizations Around the World – 2021 Edition (GDEIB). The Benchmarks publication will be available in 2021 and distributed to registered users at no charge.

Love is a long-tenured human rights advocate and activist, educator, corporate executive and thought leader in efforts to successfully navigate deep differences between societal groups. She is the author of “Would Jesus Discriminate: The 21st Century Question?” and former Executive Director of Soulforce, known for its public practice of nonviolent resistance of religion based discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

During the Obama administration, Love served on the Working Advisory Group to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Religion & Foreign Policy as well as the Leadership Council for CELIE The Civic Engagement and Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. She was a contributor to “PolicyThink: Women of Color Federal Policy Brief” presented to President Trump’s Transition Team. President Obama invited her to the White House on two separate occasions in recognition of her work to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. In recognition of her role on the Human Rights Campaign Faith and Religion Council, in March 2014, Love was asked to co-lead the closing words at the Defense of Marriage Act rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. Love was also one of the 40 guests of President George Bush, Sr. and First Lady Barbara Bush at at the First Tee Foundation Secret Service development event. Love’s work as a faith leader was recognized by late Senator Edward Kennedy as the developer of a high-impact first response to Hurricane Katrina victims. Love also served as plenary member of the United Nations UUO Compass Coalition for LGBTQ+ Human Rights and as a thematic country specialist for LGBTQ+ human rights with Amnesty International.

Love was the 2016 recipient of the Facilitator Award by Stetson University College of Law for innovation and diligence in creating safe college campuses. She is a former executive of the New York Stock Exchange listed TORO Company (NYE:TTC) serving for 5 years after TORO acquired her company, Integration Control Systems and Services, Inc in 1995. In 1990 Love was named one of North America’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs by one of North America’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs by INC Magazine, Young Entrepreneur’s Organization and MIT. In 1990, she was in the inaugural class of MIT’s “Birthing of Giants” program developed by Verne Harnish and received the David Bohnett Fellowship to the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program for State & Local Officials. Love holds the doctorate from Texas Tech University in Educational Administration with a specialization in due process and applied her research in early adoption to the integration of emerging technology to classroom and rehabilitation facilities. She served on the Long Range Technology Committee created by the Texas Legislature. Her work was recognized by the Texas Legislature and by the late Texas Governor Ann Richards. ‪ Love was chairperson for School Vision of Texas, Apple’s largest sales agency in the United States from 1993–1995 and COO of Friendly Robotics, a high tech firm in Tel Aviv 2000-2001. She served as a Visiting Investigator for NASA in 1995 and has served for 40 years as a director of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Shelton advocacy program. In 2018, Love’s life was featured as one of the six international leadership archetypes in Dr. John Dugan’s seminal text “Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives (2018).”

Love said, “I am honored to be included in this important work with my esteemed colleagues from around the world. I’ve spent a major part of my life for the past four decades thinking and talking to people in all kinds of disciplines, walks of life and places. The core of that conversation has been about breaking down barriers and navigating our differences. Reading Ralph Waldo Emerson as a teenager and living through the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam Nam War inspired me—still inspire me—Emerson said, ‘Every wall is a Door.’ I believe that is true. The walls and doors are our own social constructions, our own choices. We always have the option to choose even if only inside ourselves. The act of choosing connection over division—love over hate—makes all the difference.”

The GDEIB Expert Panelists are selected for their experience, knowledge, scholarship, and willingness to contribute significantly to the practical, consensus-based research that enables the benchmarks to work for small, medium, and large organizations in all sectors with various approaches to DEI around the world. Expert Panelists share their thought leadership to develop the GDEIB and thereby help elevate the quality of DEI work.

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Local Businesses Urban Grape & Dartmouth Vision Stay Strong in Boston's Vibrant South End with a Helping Hand from NEDC

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 / — To say this year has been a challenge for Boston’s small business community would be a massive understatement. We wanted to highlight two businesses here among many that we think are valuable and highly deserving of community support.

Boston is known for its strength, resilience and sense of community. Back in June David Supple, CEO of NEDC saw that certain businesses in Boston had sustained damage to their premises in these difficult times. David reached out to TJ and Hadley of Urban Grape and Dr. Everett Sabre and Dartmouth Vision and offered to give them a hand. NEDC donated their time and materials to help repair both premises and get them back operational and open for business.

Urban Grape:
303 Columbus Ave, Boston

Urban Grape is an award-winning, trendy and cutting-edge wine, craft beer and spirits store located in Boston’s vibrant and artistic South End. Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team TJ and Hadley Douglass, Urban Grape has a warmth and culture all of its own. Knowledgeable, kind, creative and service oriented, Urban Grape has created an ethos that welcomes wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs of all levels to enjoy, learn and share in this community. Urban Grape are inclusive in the extreme and bring ample joy to the table.

Dartmouth Vision:
130 Dartmouth Street

Quality eye care and personal attention are the focus at Dartmouth Street Vision–a family optometry practice that prides itself on individual care and attention to all clients. It’s a family affair at Dartmouth Vision–Dr. Everett Sabree is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry and has been with Dartmouth Vision for over 25 years now. His son Jamil Sabree works with him and both are warm, professional and welcoming. Entire families are welcome at Dartmouth Street Vision–located across from the Back Bay T station. Dartmouth Vision’s specialties include eye exams, contact lens exams and treating eye infections–their clear goal is to serve patients by helping them with their personal eye health through provision of professional, high quality state-of-the-art eye care. Due to Covid one can now order contacts directly from their site on-line and have them delivered to one’s home but they are open on reduced hours on location!

David Supple, CEO of NEDC stated the following: “Both Urban Grape and Dartmouth Vision are valuable businesses which play key roles in our Boston community. TJ, Hadley and Dr. Sabree and his family are warm, wonderful people of goodwill who truly go above and beyond in their care and service to others and their families. We were honored at NEDC to be able to assist them to carry forward in these challenging times. We urge everyone to shop local in Boston and bring them your business! You won’t be disappointed!”

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New England Design & Construction is an award-winning, full-service creative Architectural Design Build firm specializing in sustainable high-end and luxury Architectural Design Build across Boston. NEDC puts a premium on top-quality workmanship and customer service and NEDC's team of professionals are often praised for their creativity, service and artisan-level professionalism. The firm is headed by David Supple, an alumnus of Tufts University, former standout Lacrosse player, father of two, and passionate advocate of the client benefits of full-service Architectural Design Build and the true role of the Architect throughout history as Master Builder. NEDC takes their clients through full architectural design, planning and remodel services within their own sphere of responsibility. Lifting Spirits with Spaces is NEDC’s motto with a focus on creative and sustainable design.

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New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Chairman Hashim Nzinga Passes

Chairman Hashim Nzinga

Panther Comrades, Hold the Line.”

— Chairman Hashim Nzinga

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 / — With great sadness, we announce the loss of Chairman Hashim Nzinga, the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Brother Hashim Nzinga, our beloved Five-star General, joined the ancestors’ early morning Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Hashim transitioned at his home surrounded by his loving family. Hashim battled Stage 4 colon cancer and was given six months to live. Being the warrior and soldier that he was, Hashim fought to the end and never complained. Hashim Nzinga was born in Midland, Texas on July 24, 1962.

In 1994 Hashim became the Chief of Staff for Minister Khallid Muhammad, the controversial and popular former Nation of Islam Spokesman for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and later, the New Black Panther Party Chairman until February 17, 2001. Minister Hashim then served as the NBPP National Chief of Staff from 2001 until 2013 under the leadership of NBPP Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz. During this span Hashim served on the frontlines of many campaigns of justice for Blacks including the 1998 Million Youth March in New York; the 2005 Millions More Movement effort; the 2006 Duke University Lacrosse team alleged rape incident; the 2007 West Virginia Megan Williams rape and torture case. Hashim Nzinga has represented and aided such music stars as Lil’ Boosie and Webbie; Pimp C and Bun B of UGK; Erykah Badu and others.

Since assuming the leadership over the New Black Panther Party, Hashim provided a steady hand of guidance in times of racial unrest in America. The New Black Panther Party, under his leadership, has been in the trenches in the fight against police brutality and efforts to arm Blacks for self-defense across America. From Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, Baltimore in 2015, and everywhere in between up until the George Floyd unrest, the New Black Panthers under his leadership have been deeply involved in this fight.

Minister Hashim Nzinga was a loving father and leaves behind seven beautiful children to carry on his legacy. Hashim is beloved all throughout the Black nation by scores of activists and scholars who were touched by his warm and genuine personality as well as his principled convictions.

Panther Comrades, the Chairman always said, “Hold the Line,” and now more than ever we have to band together and “Hold the Line” and send our beloved Chairman to his final rest with the utmost respect.

Homegoing arrangements for Chairman Hashim Akhenaten Nzinga
Wake: Friday, September 18, 2020 – 5pm – 7pm
Divine Mortuary Funeral Home
5620 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058

Homegoing Services: Saturday, September 19, 2020
3D Complex
2244 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Service 1: 11:00am – Family
Eulogy by Pastor Charles Washington

Service 2: 1:00pm – Close Friends and Church Family
Eulogy by Pastor Jamal Bryant – New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Service 3: 3pm – 7pm Black Power Community Tribute
Eulogy by Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq. – New Black Panther Party Chairman Emeritus

All are welcome to the 3pm program to hear and see the love afforded to one of our great servants of the Liberation Movement of our people.

Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.
Black Lawyers for Justice
+1 301-513-5445
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire