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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is a community development corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, the first to be established in the United States. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the neighborhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, was home to middle class German, Italian and Jewish immigrants and their descendants. In the 1920s, African-Americans migrating from the South settled in the area. Starting in 1930, people from Harlem moved into the neighborhood; as the impoverished black population increased, banks reduced lending to local residents and businesses. By 1950, the number of blacks had risen to 155,000, comprising about 55 percent of the population of Bedford–Stuyvesant. Over the next decade, real estate agents and speculators employed blockbusting to make quick profits; as a result middle-class white homes were turned over to poorer black families. By 1960, eighty-five percent of the population was black. By the mid-1960s, 450,000 residents occupied the neighborhood’s nine square miles.

Bedford–Stuyvesant had become Brooklyn’s most populous neighborhood and had the second largest concentration of African-Americans in the United States. Garbage pickup decreased and local schools deteriorated; the streets became dangerous as juvenile delinquency, gang activity, heroin use increased. Around 80 percent of residents were high school dropouts and about 36 percent of children were born to unmarried mothers. Economic downturn was in part facilitated by the decline of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the closure of a Sheffield Farms milk-bottling plant on Fulton Street. Half of the housing was classified as "dilapidated and insufficient." Rates of venereal disease were among the highest in the United States, while infant mortality was the highest. On July 16, 1964, an off-duty white police lieutenant, Thomas Gilligan and killed a 15-year old black boy, James Powell. Two nights violence broke out in Harlem, on the 20th of July rioting started at the intersection of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue in Bedford–Stuyvesant.

This carried on for three nights in the latter neighborhood and resulted in 276 arrests, 22 injuries, 556 incidents of property damage which cost an estimated $350,000. The riot brought national attention to Bedford -- Stuyvesant. On November 21, the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council hosted an all-day conference at Pratt Institute in response to the summer riot. 600 local civic and political leaders discussed ways to improve the area. In the end it was decided that the Pratt Institute's Planning Department would conduct a six-month survey of local challenges and the potential for redevelopment; the study focused on a 12-block section of the community, finding much of the housing in the area at the point of decay. However, it was found that chances of rehabilitation in the area were "greatly enhanced" by the fact that 22.5 percent of buildings were owner occupied, 9.7 percent of buildings were owned by individuals that lived close by, the average homeowner resided in the area for 15 years.

The Planning Department's report concluded that New York City should "mobilize all necessary antipoverty and other social welfare and educational programs" to save the neighborhood from further decline. However, Youth-in-Action, the community's city anti-poverty agency, was only allocated $440,000 out of a requested $2.6 million budget for 1965, forcing it to cut many of its programs. Late in 1965 Robert F. Kennedy, the junior senator of New York, decided to give an address on race and poverty. Disturbed by the Watts riots in Los Angeles, he was worried that America's racial crisis was shifting from the rural South to the urban North, he was concerned that white support for black demands within the community was declining and that race relations were near to boiling over. Kennedy gave three consecutive speeches in Manhattan on January 20, 21, 22, 1966. Most of the content was in line with John F. Kennedy's New Frontier programs, with proposals for job training, rent subsidies, students loans for the poor, housing desegregation.

He broke with President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society rhetorical optimism, arguing that the situation for black Americans was worsening instead of improving, he asserted that welfare and stricter code enforcement were not solving the problems facing ghettos and that community involvement and action from the private sector were necessary to combat urban poverty. Kennedy warned. Several days Kennedy decided to create his own anti-poverty program, he told speechwriter Adam Walinsky, "I want to do something about all this. Some kind of project that goes after some of these problemssee what you can put together."In mid-February, Kennedy spent an afternoon touring Bedford–Stuyvesant. Afterwards, he attended a meeting with community activists at the local YMCA building. Similar in manner to the Baldwin–Kennedy meeting of 1964, Brooklyn community leaders were bitter towards the senator and lectured him on the problems black residents of the neighborhood faced. Civil Court Judge Thomas R. Jones said, "I'm weary of Senator.

Weary of speeches, weary of promises that aren't keptThe Negro people are angry, and, judge that I am, I'm angry, too. No one is helping us." Kennedy was irritated by the way. As he drove back to Manhattan he told his aides, "I could be smoking a cigar down in Palm Beach. I don't have to take that. Why do I have to go out and get abused for a lot of things I haven't done?" Several moments he said, "Maybe this wo

Evermore (novel)

Evermore is a fantasy novel by Alyson Noël released in 2009. It is the first novel in the Immortals series. Evermore was an immediate bestseller and, as of October 11, 2009, had spent 34 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. Bloom: Ever is the protagonist and narrator of the story. Having lost her family in a tragic car accident, she struggles to cope with her new life living with her aunt blaming herself for her family's deaths and wishing it on herself. Having once been confident and easy-going, she becomes a recluse branded a'freak' by classmates as she can read thoughts as well as knowing parts of people's life at the touch, she despises this. Until, one day, a new boy joins her class, she tries to ignore him at first, but she falls in love, her world changes. Damen Auguste Esposito: Damen Auguste is an Immortal, the first one to exist, his father made an elixir that promotes everlasting life. He fell in love with Ever when he first met his wife separated. Life after life, Ever's reincarnations were killed in "accidents".

He always began to lose hope. Damen has access to a place where dead souls that did not cross over stay. According to book, he is more than six hundred years old. Granted by his immortality, great artists like William Shakespeare, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh had given him pieces of artwork. Sabine: Sabine is Ever's aunt who takes care of Ever and stays with her after her family died. Although Ever is thankful for Sabine taking her in, she feels like she took away Sabine's freedom; the book describes her profession as an attorney. She is out of house, busy in her work and earns great money. Riley Bloom: Ever's 12-year-old little sister who died in the car accident. Is visited by Riley's ghost who always butts into Ever's life or gives her information on every celebrity in the universe. Drina Auguste: Drina Auguste was Damen's wife and one of the first Immortals, she is ruthless and has always believed that she is superior to others. She will stop at nothing to get him back, she has been killing Ever's reincarnations one after the other in a sadistic way.

Drina hopes that Damen will see that he loves her, not Ever and that humans don't deserve his compassion. She is killed by Ever during their second fight in Ever's kitchen. Ava: Ava is a psychic far less powerful than Ever or Damen, she can see dead souls. Ava was hired by Ever's Aunt Sabine for a Halloween party, she turned to Ever when she failed. Noticed she had a violet aura, which stands for "Highly spiritual, intuition". Ava taught Ever to make a shield around her which helped her to forget of thought-hearing and aura-seeing and to mix with other people like a normal girl. Haven: One of Ever's only friends. Haven is self-conscious and eager to fit in with other people, changes her style to achieve this, she adores cupcakes and shows a keen interest in Damen, gets agitated when he only pays attention to Ever and not her. Haven becomes affiliated with Drina, much to Ever's dismay, which causes huge problems in the story. Miles: An over-the-top drama queen, Miles adores being in the spotlight. Found texting his latest boyfriend, gossiping or practicing the lines to his lead role in the musical Hairspray.

Although unaware of Ever's secret he has always been a true friend to her. Stacia Miller: An popular girl at Ever's school who taunts Ever, she ridicules her with rude comments such as "loser" or "freak". She is jealous of Ever for getting the hot new guy, she threatens people to get her way. When Ever was addicted to drinking Stacia pretended to be her friend and drank with her but just enough not to get drunk later turned Ever into the principal where she got suspended. On March 28, 2011, Alyson Noël announced that all 10 books in both The Immortals and The Riley Bloom Series have been optioned by Summit Entertainment. Author's website

Sophia Lane Poole

Sophia Lane Poole was an English orientalist. She was the estranged wife of Edward Poole and sister of the famous orientalist Edward William Lane, who suggested that she and her sons join him in Egypt so that she could report on the female side of Egypt's gender-segregated society; the result was her book of letters The Englishwoman in Egypt: Letters from Cairo. She wrote that The opportunities I might enjoy of obtaining an insight into the mode of life of the higher classes of the ladies in this country, of seeing many things interesting in themselves, rendered more so by their being accessible only to a lady, suggested to him the idea that I might both gratify my own curiosity and collect much information of a novel and interesting nature, which he proposed I should embody in a series of familiar letters to a friend. Like her brother, Poole adopted local customs and dress in order to gain acceptance in Egyptian social circles. An Egyptian acquaintance of Edward Lane wrote that his household consisted of his mother and sister, " always wore the Egyptian dress, never left the house except swathed and veiled.

The Sheykh al-Dessouki, who frequented Lane’s house never saw their faces." However, Poole herself hated veiling, writes that she veiled only in order to gain access to harems and other "women-only" areas. She died on 6 May 1891 at the home of her eldest son, Reginald Stuart Poole, at the British Museum, was buried at West Norwood Cemetery. Another son, Edward Stanley Poole, became an Arabic scholar and editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Sophias' brother was a distinguished engraver and lithographer, her other brother, Edward William Lane was an orientalist like her and so were her sons Reginald Stuart Poole and Stanley Lane-Poole who were notable orientalists and archaeologists. Leila Ahmed "Edward W Lane", London, 1978 Elizabeth Baigent, ‘Poole, Sophia Lane ’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 12 Oct 2010

Mac Alejandre

Mac C. Alejandre is a Filipino film and television director, as well as the head of The 5 Network's artist management division "Talent5". For Love or Money Never Say Goodbye Nandito Ako Amaya Endless Love The Last Prince Totoy Bato Joaquin Bordado MariMar Asian Treasures Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap Muli Now and Forever Majika Darna Joyride Click Ikaw Na Sana The Annulment Just One Summer Ang Panday 2 In Your Eyes Ang Panday One True Love I Will Always Love You Hari ng Sablay Say That You Love Me Let the Love Begin Lastikman Liberated 2 Singles Captain Barbell Liberated Sukdulan Ikaw Lamang Ang Lahat ng Ito'y Para Sa'Yo Ikaw Na Sana Wala Na Bang Pag Ibig? Isang Tanong Isang Sagot Dahil Tanging Ikaw Habang May Buhay Okey si Ma'am Campus Girls Mac C. Alejandre on Twitter Mac Alejandre on IMDb

Tenting on the Old Camp Ground

"Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" was a popular song during the American Civil War. A particular favorite of enlisted men in the Union army, it was written in 1863 by Walter Kittredge and first performed in that year at Old High Rock, Massachusetts. A Methodist camp meeting variant appeared with title "Tenting Again" in 1869, using the same tune but words modified for the religious environment. Charles Ives quoted the song in his own political song, "They Are There," changing the lyrics to "Tenting on a new campground"—referring to a worldwide social democracy. Lyrics from the original sheet music: Billings, John D.. Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life. Boston: George M. Smith & Co.. Kittredge, Walter. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground". Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.. Smith, Col. Stories of Great National Songs. Milwaukee: The Young Churchman Co.. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", Peerless QuartetCylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", Osbourne H.

The Good Old Songs We Used to'61 to' 65, -- Project Gutenberg. MIDI for "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", from Project Gutenberg. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground from American Music Preservation The short film A NATION SINGS is available for free download at the Internet Archive