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You can look at types of projects federal stimulus funded in your area and associated jobs. I'm interested in how this very useful info could help your research, fundraising and advocacy.
From: "Light, Michelle" <LightM@omb.nyc.gov>
Date: Nov 23, 2011 10:49 AM
Subject: NYC Stimulus Tracker E-Newsletter - Nov 2011 Edition
To: "Light, Michelle" <LightM@omb.nyc.gov>
Friends and Colleagues:
As you may be aware, the ninth round of stimulus data, as mandated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was made available to the public on October 30, 2011.
The federal government, via Recovery.gov, offers a snapshot of all the contracts, grants and loans to prime and sub-recipients across the country, such as states, municipalities, non-profit organizations, businesses, hospitals, and universities.
Here in New York City, we continue to update our Stimulus Tracker website as our City continues to benefit from ARRA funds. Our goal is enhance transparency, share key statistics, and engage our citizens, so that you can see our progress with these grants. I have attached the latest edition of our Stimulus Tracker E-Newsletter, which was circulated earlier this week. You can sign up to receive these “Stimulus Tracker Updates” on our website.
In September 2011, we also launched a new Tumblr site to help tell the story of ARRA in New York City. Follow us. There will be new posts for you to check out on a weekly basis.
Hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to share with others who may be interested. The next quarterly reporting period for all ARRA recipients begins January 1, 2012.
Enjoy a happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
2nd Annual If I Had a Trillion Dollars (IHTD) Youth Film Festival | American Friends Service Committee
I'm working in a census area that has the highest youth unemployment and 7th highest overall unemployment, in the nation, according to the Chicago Reporter. Any suggestions for how a trillion could help communities like this?
“Stick Together” Obama Tells Black Misleadership Class At White House Conference | Black Agenda Report
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Date: Nov 21, 2011 4:32 AM
Subject: Apps for Metro Chicago News from MCIC
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From: "William Massey" <email@example.com>
Date: Nov 20, 2011 12:53 AM
Subject: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders More Episodes of "Welcome To Sweetie Pies"
SAY WHAT? OWN finally has a hit show? I'm referring to their reality program "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and being grateful, the network has ordered an addtional 10 more episodes of the show, bringing the total to 18 episodes to date. The new episodes start shooting next month to air in the spring.
The show follows the lives, loves and struggles of Robbie Montgomery and her family, who run the well knownSweetie Pie's soul food restaurant in St. Louis. The network claims that the show "made ratings waves," up73 percent from a year earlier, and the most recent episode was the high rated show ever.
According to Sheri Salata, co-president of OWN: "We've all fallen in love with the Montgomery family. You never know what they'll do or say next. We couldn't be more pleased viewers are tuning in to enjoy all the fun."
Just goes to show what people have been saying all along - just put some black people on OWN and watch viewers tune in.
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Occupy The Hood - The Civil Rights Movement for This Generation; Rumble Young Man Rumble - Black Male Achievement Summits; 54.9% Black Teen Unemployment Predicts Violence; "Woke Up Black!" - Youth Express Their Feelings
From: "The Black Star Project" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Nov 2, 2011 9:11 AM
Subject: Occupy The Hood - The Civil Rights Movement for This Generation; Rumble Young Man Rumble - Black Male Achievement Summits; 54.9% Black Teen Unemployment Predicts Violence; "Woke Up Black!" - Youth Express Their Feelings
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
By Brian Barrett
Kindle Fire or iPad 2?
Since the launch of the original iPad, Apple's had effectively zero competition. But wait! With the sleek, cheap Kindle Fire shipping Nov. 15th, we've suddenly got a legitimate contender. Choice is great. But, uhm, which choice should you make?
You're gonna hate this answer, but... It depends: on who you are, what you want to do with your tablet, how much you want to spend, and so on. Step into our office; we've got this.
I just want to watch movies on the couch
You don't always want to watch football, but football is always on, which is weird because aren't they only supposed to play on weekends? Whatever. All you want to do is watch what you want to watch, maybe read a magazine or two, and hit up Etsy and such—all from the comfort of your couch. The Kindle Fire may not have quite the app selection at its disposal as an iPad, and it's lacking a few features, but it's got a beautiful 16:9 screen, access to Amazon's massive content library, and a supafast browser that uses Amazon's cloud to pre-load your favorite pages.
Just looking to soak in some media? You should buy the... Kindle Fire
I travel a lot for business
On the one hand, the Kindle Fire is smaller and lighter, and will some day support Office docs. On the other hand, uh, everything else? You can get a 3G iPad 2, meaning you can connect anywhere. It has content creation tools so you can get a little work done on the plane. It's got Bluetooth and a front-facing camera that'll videoconference like a mofo. And its storage doesn't rely on the cloud, so you can load up as many Vin Diesel (business people, you like that guy, right?) movies as your eyeballs can handle on that redeye. Plus, there's a decent chance you can talk your company into buying you one.
Mr. or Ms. Platinum Elite, you should buy the... iPad 2
I already own at least one Apple product
Trying new things and broadening horizons is great, and you should never regret that one magical night in college. But let's be honest: one of the reasons Apple is so successful is that they've built up the most powerful, isolated ecosystem in tech. Which means that if you have a MacBook, or an Apple TV, or even an iPhone, they'll make your iPad 2 exponentially more useful—and vice versa: from iMessaging to Apple's awesome remote app, all the way up to that beautiful iCloud in the sky, and beyond. There are times you should fight the system, and times when the system works so well that you just kind of shrug and keep floating merrily along.
Cupertino Kid, you should buy the... iPad 2
I'm on a tight budget
Okay, if you're on a strict Ramen-slurping diet you probably shouldn't be shelling out for either of these. But for a lot of us, the price gap between the $200 Kindle Fire and the (minimum) $500 iPad 2 is way more influential than any spec sheet. And the things you sacrifice—taking pictures and video, modest content creation, bigger screen, more onboard storage—can either be replaced by another device you already own, or honestly doesn't matter that much.
Tight-belted Technophile, you should buy the... Kindle Fire (duh)
I want to get a tablet for my folks
Your parents birthed you, reared you, sheltered you, fed you. The holidays are approaching, and you want to go big this year. And I'll tell you this from personal experience: they will love a tablet. The iPad 2's got the name cred, a terrifically intuitive user interface, and FaceTime for weekly check-ins. The Kindle Fire's got everything they actually need for less than half the price, it's not like they've never heard of Amazon, and maybe you'd rather not video chat on account of your general disregard for hygiene. What it really comes down to is this: they'll appreciate the thought no matter what. Especially if you throw a 10 minute tutorial in the bargain.
Dear child, you should buy your parents the... Kindle Fire
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Update on the 11am Wednesday webcast I'm doing on the "The Future of Black Politics" for the University. Here's the direct link. https://www.facebook.com/uchicago?sk=app_191025314254993
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