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Fight For Injustice

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

 

On April 3, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) began coordinating a series of sit-ins and nonviolent demonstrations against racial injustice in Birmingham, Alabama. On April 12, he was violently arrested on the charge of parading without a permit, per an injunction against “parading, demonstrating, boycotting, trespassing and picketing” that a local circuit judge had issued two days earlier, a week into the protests.

 

On the day of Dr. King’s arrest, eight male Alabama clergymen issued a public statement directed at him, titled “The Call for Unity,” following a letter penned a few months earlier under the title “An Appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense.” They accused him of being an “outsider” to the community’s cause, suggested that racial injustice in Alabama shouldn’t be his business, and claimed that the nonviolent resistance demonstrations he led were “unwise and untimely.” “We further strongly urge our own Negro community to withdraw support from these demonstrations,” they wrote. It was such a blatant example of the very injustice Dr. King had dedicated his life to eradicating — the hijacking of what should be “common sense” to all in the service of what is “common” and convenient to only those in power — that he felt compelled to respond. The following day, while still in jail, he penned a remarkable book-length open letter. (“Never before have I written a letter this long,” he marveled as he penned the final paragraphs.)

 

Aware of the media’s power to incite the popular imagination, King and his team began distributing mimeographed copies to the clergy of Birmingham and eventually made their way to the press. Major newspapers and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Post, published excerpts. The full text was eventually published as Letter from Birmingham City Jail (public library) and became not only a foundational text of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s but an enduring manifesto for social justice and the human struggle for equality in every sense of the word, in every corner of the world.

 

 

BY Maria Papova- Brain Pickings



NYC Business & Fun With Cathy Berger

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM



WLINY

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM

I am proud to announce our newest show at WLINY with motivational speaker Kevin McCrudden. Additionally, my partners Eric Koppleman and Phil Jusino and I are working on some great new shows that will discuss local Long Island businesses. Lastly, it was great to be a guest on Kop and Crew in the Morning at our station....such a great group of people. I am proud of my WLINY family!



Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:55 PM


Chanukah Telethon

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Recording the Chanukah Telethon at GVP Studios! What an amazing and unique experience!



Americans For Legal Reform

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Always great to see Gary Jacobs, advocate for victims of the court system. Gary helps people who have been forced into situations in court because of an abusive spouse, he helps those who are victims of parental alientation,  and misuse/abuse of the judicial system.

ALL parents deserve equal parenting rights and just because one wants a divorce, they shouldn't be punsihed as a parent. 

It is my belief that victims of domestic violence become victims of the court system because the abusive spouse is able to further harm their victim with use of the law and manipulation. If there's money and power - then that victim may never escape. For help, please visit: http://americans4legalreform.com/


SCRW

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Fantastic evening honoring Susan Vrophol by The Suffolk County Republican Women



Poetry

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 3:55 PM

you

Posted on November 26, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Giovanni Mata...

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 8:25 AM

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."


― Muhammad Ali




Casualties Of War- Movie Premier

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Certainly a compelling evening at the premier of Casualties Of War by famed director Yahya McClain. It was a huge reality on how families, parents and extended families suffer from alientaion and misuse of the system by narcisstic and abusive parents. 

Casualties Of WAR is a gripping documentary on Family Court, Attorneys, Corruption, Title 4D Funding, Parental Alienation and CPS. It featured Long Island family Law Reform activists Dr. Carlos Rivera & Michael Gilligan, as well as President of Americans for Legal Reform Gary Jacobs.

I think this film is one that every parent should see....because most people do not realize what can happen...until it happens. The film is an incredible and compelling documentary depicting the pain caused by defects in the system and depicts the plight of both mothers and fathers.

 


Honored to be a part of the mission. 


All of a sudden....brrrrr...

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 9:25 AM

The woods are lovely, dark and deep....but I have promises I have to keep

And miles to go before I sleep...

-Robert Frost



The One & Only Joe Campolo

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 10:20 PM

Happy to be a part of the production of CM&M Live with host, Joe Campolo. 


Manny Vilar and Montauk

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 10:15 PM

It's sad to see what has happened to our beaches in Montauk. It's time to start advocating for safety and protection of our land...that is currenlty under watch by the US Army Corps. Unfortunately, they're not doing a very good job...so we need to start working together. Manny Vilar has the plan. It's time to listen. 




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