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Community, Future, and Gucci: Diddy Talks New App With Jay-Z To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: "It's About Blacks Gaining Economic Power"@balleralert Diddy Talks New App With ‪Jay-Z‬ To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: “It’s About Blacks Gaining Economic Power” - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brother Love himself, or Diddy, as many still recognize his name as, was the cover story for the newest issue of GQ magazine. The interview mentioned a lot of projects we can expect to see from Diddy in the near future, including the new app that he and ‪Jay-Z‬ want to develop to connect consumers to black-owned business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He stated, "My culture… I want to be an authentic, unapologetic warrior for black culture and the culture of the street and how it moves. My thing is most importantly to change the narrative of the black race. I can't relate to anything that isn't about that.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There wasn’t much mentioned about the app’s name, release date, etc. Yet, Brother Love let up lightly about the apps projected function. When you open it, you will be able to search any city for black-owned or black-friendly business for you to patronize. Like a digital directory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He goes on to clarify, saying, "This is not about taking away from any other community… We'll still go to Chinatown. We'll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It's about blacks gaining economic power.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to seeing how the app works and what kind of businesses you will be able to find once you explore its search engines.
Community, Future, and Gucci: Diddy
 Talks New App With Jay-Z To Connect
 Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New
 GQ Interview: "It's About Blacks Gaining
 Economic Power"@balleralert
Diddy Talks New App With ‪Jay-Z‬ To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: “It’s About Blacks Gaining Economic Power” - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brother Love himself, or Diddy, as many still recognize his name as, was the cover story for the newest issue of GQ magazine. The interview mentioned a lot of projects we can expect to see from Diddy in the near future, including the new app that he and ‪Jay-Z‬ want to develop to connect consumers to black-owned business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He stated, "My culture… I want to be an authentic, unapologetic warrior for black culture and the culture of the street and how it moves. My thing is most importantly to change the narrative of the black race. I can't relate to anything that isn't about that.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There wasn’t much mentioned about the app’s name, release date, etc. Yet, Brother Love let up lightly about the apps projected function. When you open it, you will be able to search any city for black-owned or black-friendly business for you to patronize. Like a digital directory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He goes on to clarify, saying, "This is not about taking away from any other community… We'll still go to Chinatown. We'll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It's about blacks gaining economic power.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to seeing how the app works and what kind of businesses you will be able to find once you explore its search engines.

Diddy Talks New App With ‪Jay-Z‬ To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: “It’s About Blacks Gaining Economic Pow...

Basketball, Club, and Family: COMEI CLAP FOR THIS Socio-Economic Status (SES) I. Another factor- that apes a persons identity can be his socio-economic status (SES). This refers to the social standing of an individual or group of people in society s often measured as a combination of the following four factors Education level > Income Job (e.g. White-collar vs. blue-collar) White collar refers to people who work in an office or professional environment. Blue collar refers to workers who do manual work in a factory or workshop environment. Ownership of wealth, which can take the form of the kind of house you live in (e.g. HDB flat vs. 3. In Singapore, income is usually used to measure a person's SES. Sometimes, one or more of the 4. SES can determine a person's choice of language, housing, food, entertainment and activities. This 5. Some of choices could include the following privately owned property). factors are also used to determine a person's SES can also influence friends he interacts with Lower SES Higher SES Use of formal English in daily conversation orat Use of Singlish or different dialects in daily home Sports like golf or tennis at an exclusive country club Regular fine dining at expensive restaurants conversation or at home Sports like soccer or basketball at the local HDB estate Eating at hawker centres or at home Youths taking on part-time jobs during vacation time to meet basic family needs Youths traveling overseas during school holidays credits to Ahmad Matin SOCIAL STUDIES ASSESSMENT BOOK Wtf I didn't know "Socio-Economic Status" in Singapore is defined like that
Basketball, Club, and Family: COMEI CLAP FOR THIS
 Socio-Economic Status (SES)
 I. Another factor- that
 apes a persons identity can be his socio-economic status (SES). This refers
 to the social standing of an individual or group of people in society
 s often measured as a combination of the following four factors
 Education level
 > Income
 Job (e.g. White-collar vs. blue-collar)
 White collar refers to people who work in an office or professional environment.
 Blue
 collar refers to workers who do manual work in a factory or workshop environment.
 Ownership of wealth, which can take the form of the kind of house you live in (e.g. HDB flat vs.
 3. In Singapore, income is usually used to measure a person's SES. Sometimes, one or more of the
 4. SES can determine a person's choice of language, housing, food, entertainment and activities. This
 5. Some of choices could include the following
 privately owned property).
 factors are also used to determine a person's SES
 can also influence friends he interacts with
 Lower SES
 Higher SES
 Use of formal English in daily conversation orat
 Use of Singlish or different dialects in daily
 home
 Sports like golf or tennis at an exclusive country club
 Regular fine dining at expensive restaurants
 conversation or at home
 Sports like soccer or basketball at the local HDB
 estate
 Eating at hawker centres or at home
 Youths taking on part-time jobs during vacation
 time to meet basic family needs
 Youths traveling overseas during school holidays
 credits to Ahmad Matin
 SOCIAL STUDIES ASSESSMENT BOOK
Wtf I didn't know "Socio-Economic Status" in Singapore is defined like that

Wtf I didn't know "Socio-Economic Status" in Singapore is defined like that

Africa, Community, and Empire: Ryan Coogler and Michael B Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life @balleralert Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success of their first three projects: “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther”, super Director Ryan Coogler and Hollywood Star Michael B. Jordan are already teaming up for more projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to multiple reports, the duo is now looking to start a project centered around the life of Mansa Musa. Both Coogler and Jordan feel it is important to create influential films that reflect the Black community and the contributions that have been made throughout history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “You got to tell stories in today, or in the future,” says Jordan. “Or can we go back even further? There’s always one period that people want to go back to, but can we go back to Hannibal? Or Mansa Musa, destroying economies as he traveled? Can we go back to the Egyptians?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mansa Musa was an influential African ruler in the fourteenth century. He was emperor of the Mali Empire, a land filled with gold, which he casually handed out during his religious expedition to Mecca, ultimately causing economic crises to cities that were unfamiliar with such wealth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 1324, Musa became the first Muslim ruler to trek almost four-thousand-miles. During his travels, he encountered rulers of the Middle East and Europe, which helped to put Mali on European maps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He helped improve Islamic education and he also brought back government bureaucrats and architects. With the development of mosques and a major university, the city of Timbuktu became more urbanized. Musa ruled for 25 years and during that time, Western Africa was said to be at peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While there is no word on when this project will take off, the duo is already in pre-production for another film titled “Wrong Answer,” about a 2006 standardized testing scandal in Atlanta. The sequel to “Creed” is also on the way.
Africa, Community, and Empire: Ryan Coogler and Michael B
 Jordan Looking to Bring The Story
 of Mansa Musa to Life
 @balleralert
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success of their first three projects: “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther”, super Director Ryan Coogler and Hollywood Star Michael B. Jordan are already teaming up for more projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to multiple reports, the duo is now looking to start a project centered around the life of Mansa Musa. Both Coogler and Jordan feel it is important to create influential films that reflect the Black community and the contributions that have been made throughout history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “You got to tell stories in today, or in the future,” says Jordan. “Or can we go back even further? There’s always one period that people want to go back to, but can we go back to Hannibal? Or Mansa Musa, destroying economies as he traveled? Can we go back to the Egyptians?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mansa Musa was an influential African ruler in the fourteenth century. He was emperor of the Mali Empire, a land filled with gold, which he casually handed out during his religious expedition to Mecca, ultimately causing economic crises to cities that were unfamiliar with such wealth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 1324, Musa became the first Muslim ruler to trek almost four-thousand-miles. During his travels, he encountered rulers of the Middle East and Europe, which helped to put Mali on European maps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He helped improve Islamic education and he also brought back government bureaucrats and architects. With the development of mosques and a major university, the city of Timbuktu became more urbanized. Musa ruled for 25 years and during that time, Western Africa was said to be at peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While there is no word on when this project will take off, the duo is already in pre-production for another film titled “Wrong Answer,” about a 2006 standardized testing scandal in Atlanta. The sequel to “Creed” is also on the way.

Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success o...

Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP President's Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards @balleralert Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.
Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP
 President's Award At the 49th NAACP
 Image Awards
 @balleralert
Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.

Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Family, Lawyer, and Memes: Nelly Threatens Legal Action Against Rape Accuser for False Accusations @balleralert PROPERTYOF DERRTY ENT Nelly Threatens Legal Action Against Rape Accuser for False Accusations- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Nelly’s rape case has been dismissed, the rapper is not finished with it. In fact, according to TMZ, the rapper is considering legal action against the accuser for false accusations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, prosecutors dropped the case against Nelly because the accuser refused to cooperate. According to the woman’s lawyer, the alleged victim felt that she would never be able to stand up against his celebrity status and the public pressure. As a result, she refused to move forward with the case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, officials tried to proceed with the case without the victim’s cooperation, but their efforts failed, ultimately forcing prosecutors to toss the case. Now that Nelly is in the clear, he is considering legal action against the victim, as his lawyer says he “has suffered very real damage to his reputation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He has incurred an economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation,” the attorney said, adding that “This type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault.”
Family, Lawyer, and Memes: Nelly
 Threatens Legal Action Against
 Rape Accuser for False Accusations
 @balleralert
 PROPERTYOF
 DERRTY ENT
Nelly Threatens Legal Action Against Rape Accuser for False Accusations- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Nelly’s rape case has been dismissed, the rapper is not finished with it. In fact, according to TMZ, the rapper is considering legal action against the accuser for false accusations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, prosecutors dropped the case against Nelly because the accuser refused to cooperate. According to the woman’s lawyer, the alleged victim felt that she would never be able to stand up against his celebrity status and the public pressure. As a result, she refused to move forward with the case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, officials tried to proceed with the case without the victim’s cooperation, but their efforts failed, ultimately forcing prosecutors to toss the case. Now that Nelly is in the clear, he is considering legal action against the victim, as his lawyer says he “has suffered very real damage to his reputation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He has incurred an economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation,” the attorney said, adding that “This type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault.”

Nelly Threatens Legal Action Against Rape Accuser for False Accusations- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Nelly’s rape case has...

America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote" @balleralert Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”
America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's
 Rise in Warning to America; Encourages
 Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote"
 @balleralert
Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”

Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀...

Community, Drugs, and Lottery: $52 Million Lottery Winner Will Rebuild Historically Black Neighborhood: "There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there." @balleralert $52 Million Lottery Winner Will Rebuild Historically Black Neighborhood: “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.” - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2010, MiguelPilgram was the winner of a $52 million lottery jackpot that enabled him to start his own real estate company, ThePilgramGroup. Now he plans to use his winnings to build up properties across south Florida, specifically, a well-known Main Street named SistrunkBoulevard that was once a wealthy area for African Americans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sistrunk was often referred to as the “historical heartbeat of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest black community,” which is located right in the middle of most of the city’s black businesses. The area was named after JamesSistrunk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James was a black physician who helped found the first Black hospital in Broward County in 1938, when segregation laws prohibited Blacks from entering the east side of the tracks where they could be seen and treated in “white” hospitals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Post-desegregation, the area started to lose its high economic status and became a haven for gun violence, abandoned buildings, and drugs. However, Pilgram recently bought three buildings he plans to make into a jazz lounge, blues lounge, restaurants, and a center for performing arts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For me, it’s [about] preserving the community as a whole,” Pilgram told an NBC local affiliate station in South Florida, adding that Sistrunk was once a hub of “success for businessmen.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Along with Pilgram, Edduard Prince, community activist and legal specialist says outside developers are “drooling” to invest in Sistrunk which, like similar cases, will strip the neighborhood of its history and culture while pushing out current residents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pilgram’s plan is to do the exact opposite. He wants to develop the location while keeping the culture and its people there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was raised in a similar environment,” he told The Sun-Sentinel. “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that’s, ForTheCulture.
Community, Drugs, and Lottery: $52 Million Lottery Winner Will Rebuild
 Historically Black Neighborhood: "There is
 a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to
 invest there."
 @balleralert
$52 Million Lottery Winner Will Rebuild Historically Black Neighborhood: “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.” - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2010, MiguelPilgram was the winner of a $52 million lottery jackpot that enabled him to start his own real estate company, ThePilgramGroup. Now he plans to use his winnings to build up properties across south Florida, specifically, a well-known Main Street named SistrunkBoulevard that was once a wealthy area for African Americans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sistrunk was often referred to as the “historical heartbeat of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest black community,” which is located right in the middle of most of the city’s black businesses. The area was named after JamesSistrunk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James was a black physician who helped found the first Black hospital in Broward County in 1938, when segregation laws prohibited Blacks from entering the east side of the tracks where they could be seen and treated in “white” hospitals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Post-desegregation, the area started to lose its high economic status and became a haven for gun violence, abandoned buildings, and drugs. However, Pilgram recently bought three buildings he plans to make into a jazz lounge, blues lounge, restaurants, and a center for performing arts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For me, it’s [about] preserving the community as a whole,” Pilgram told an NBC local affiliate station in South Florida, adding that Sistrunk was once a hub of “success for businessmen.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Along with Pilgram, Edduard Prince, community activist and legal specialist says outside developers are “drooling” to invest in Sistrunk which, like similar cases, will strip the neighborhood of its history and culture while pushing out current residents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pilgram’s plan is to do the exact opposite. He wants to develop the location while keeping the culture and its people there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was raised in a similar environment,” he told The Sun-Sentinel. “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that’s, ForTheCulture.

$52 Million Lottery Winner Will Rebuild Historically Black Neighborhood: “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.” ...