The ’70’s funk and soul icon Sly Stone, front man of Sly and the Family Stone, has called a van home for years after falling out of the entertainment limelight along with being cheated out of millions of dollars for his music.
Being a huge fan of Sly and the family I for one was disheartened to hear the legendary guitarist and all around musician had hit the skids so hard.
I have followed his fall from grace and the defection of women, friends, fans, and business partners. Lose the money lose the phoneys, lose the trophies.
Sly found this out when he dropped hard from a lofty mansion status to the gutters of poverty and damned near homelessness.
After years out of the limelight and living on the fringes of society, Sly Stone may have a blessing coming that is long overdue. Read about it here. ->Jury Awards Sly Stone 5 Million Dollars in Unpaid Royalties — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
First of all, let me be clear that I applaud anyone that attempts to offer up solutions to stop this bloodletting and death that is resulting from interactions between law enforcement and African-Americans.
The problem I do have with some of these ideas and solutions is they tend to somehow put the responsibility of staying out of harms way on the citizen by suggesting they make certain concessions and capitulations other ethnic groups never have to do. Those suggestions alone underscore the glaring fact that there is something larger looming when it comes to law enforcement’s attitudes toward African-Americans.
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Police are outgunning terrorists on American soil.
Despite a number of high-profile attacks that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans both in the United States and abroad, police continue to pose a far deadlier and more immediate threat to Americans than terrorists.
At least 8,882 civilians have been killed by police since 9/11. This figure is based on government data and civilian- and media-run databases of police killings, although experts agree that the true number could be far higher.
By contrast, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, still the deadliest act of terrorism committed on U.S. soil, claimed the lives of 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others.Even including the “Global War on Terror,” in which about 6,879 U.S. service members were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which were a direct result of 9/11, and more recent terrorist attacks like the San Bernardino shooting (14 deaths), the Orlando nightclub shooting (49 deaths), or even the attack on Dallas police officers protecting a Black Lives Matter march (five deaths), those who receive public funds to “protect and serve” are proving to be deadlier than terrorists.
Source: US Police Have Killed Nearly 9,000 Civilians Since 9/11
Uber has a special deal for Manhattanites this summer:
Unlimited UberPool rides during commuting hours, at rates cheaper than the New York City subway.
The company announced that it’s offering an UberPool “commute card” to members of Gilt City, a flash sales site, for the months of July and August 2016.
The pass is good for rides on Pool, Uber’s pseudo-carpooling service, anywhere in Manhattan below 125th Street during weekday commuting hours (7-10am and 5-8pm, Monday through Friday).
Uber is selling a two-week pass for $49, a four-week pass for $79, and an eight-week pass for $159. Joining Gilt City is free.Translation: This is cheap. Really, absurdly cheap.
Source: Commuting with Uber in New York is cheaper than taking the subway this summer ‹ Reader — WordPress.com
New York renters this one is for you.
by Cezary Podkul ProPublica, July 6, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Thousands of landlords in New York City are being told to give tenants new, rent-regulated leases because of a tax break they received. That means their apartments will be subject to city-set rent limits, and some tenants might be able to recover past overcharges. Rent limits would apply even to apartments that lease for more than $2,700 a month – the usual cutoff for the regulation known as “rent stabilization.”
Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “Meet the NYC Tax Break That Could Save You From Eviction Or A Big Rent Hike”