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About Freelance New York Press Club

Freelance Photo Journalist and Wellness writer. Member of The New York Press Club for more than ten years. Honorable Mention 2009, New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. Founder "Pick A Veteran to Treat Facebook" Music producer, songwriter. Who is seeking justice in the New Civil Rights Era.

American Second President

LBJ was the second President who directly supported increasing the citizenship of Black Americans. Prior to his intervention and prompting congress to pass the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964. American Blacks were only two-thirds American citizens. The world was taking notice, ” is America truly a country were all men and women are equal.” We seem to be still working on that. Thanks to all the brave citizens who stood up to domestic terrorism, along with world opinion. This was the force that produced change fifty years ago.

President Obama stated during his address at the National Action Network  convention in New York City, Friday April 18th. We must become motivated and proactive to protecting our gains as citizens for there are elements in our country that would like to turn back the clock.  It is up to you, the citizen to maintain voting rights among other civil rights laws pass over the years.  The message is out. Thanks for stopping by and continue good health. (this posting was updated and blog again)

PTSD or Fraud, 1020 New York City

Another group of New York City retired public safety employees were arrested and charged with disability fraud. This was the second group to be arrested and suspected of filing fake, bogus Social Security Disability Insurance benefits claims based on their duty during World Trade Center Crisis. The New York City District Attorney Office stated all received money benefits, some totaling more than $ 100.000 dollars.  The Social Security Agency Investigators stated  a red flag was produced when claims from the same health professionals, claims case managers, and attorneys came from the same parties.  SSI investigators then conducted a surveillance investigation into the activities of these former public safety personnel and found the activity contrary to the agency mental health claims laws.

Co-Occurring Disorders are PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression, in most cases there is Substance Abuse. For the purpose of this article, SSDI staffers ask during the claim process, “can you work”, your answer must be no. SSDI law is strict, anyone receiving benefits cannot perform any gainful employment at any time while obtaining benefits. The problems seem to be, “is your free time work”, “can I conduct any activity, even those not related to work.” The DA office is seeking  a conviction if the following is not available. These conditions are chronic mental health disorders, which mandate professional counseling for life. One should be in a support group of some type, professional or self-help. Some consumers need mental health medications. The information on the consumers narrative ( report from patient) must be supported. NYPD officers have memo pads which a supervisor sign-off while on duty. Family members should weigh in as supporters.

Base on the information presented to the public by the Manhattan  D.A. office the complete claim process was false reporting and professional fraud. ” My only concern having manage numerous Veterans Claims, some who were public safety employees, will my consumers and I have a legal problem ? Binder Binder has conducted Legal Representation for SSDI claims for 35 years now, they refer to the same professionals, their case managers are the same employees. Must their consumers be concern about government investigators ?

I am sure there is wrongdoing here, however I have asked my consumers,” get out the house, go camping, fishing,” take a trip to see your family in Florida. I will be waiting and following Mr. Vance for we both have concerns. 1020 America. 

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Best- Kept !

English: USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center Dire...

English: USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center Director and Huffington Post & Jewish Journal Columnist Marty Kaplan. Photo taken by Edo Photographer Creative Commons License (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the last posting for the year 2013 I trust those who have reviewed the material posted on this Blog came away with the idea we have completed  our mission.  We are proactive to events, happenings, and history in the New Civil Rights Era. Our world has change so we all must react, adjust, wonder what is next in our lives.  Unlike bloggers like Washington, Huffington Post, or the Daily Beast, this manager does not have the legal or financial support to conduct investigations into misconduct and wrongdoing.  We do however follow the Noun of being a blog, a website containing  writer’s who present, based on evidence, their own experiences, observations,opinions, with images, and links to other websites.  Still we received backlash attacks for following the noun of blogging.  Maybe we are doing something currently.  Over the years  I have  been able to have discussions with major players in media. Given the opportunity to cover the President of the United States, let the backlash keep coming. We will continue to use available media resources to perform our mission.

January first is the way most of the world start a new fresh look at life. Lets work together  toward looking at  December 31st 2014 with pride of Human accomplishments.  HAPPY NEW YEAR and continue good health.

Ms Chiara De Blasio Holiday Gift

Christmas Holidays is a time of the year when some individuals tend to feel out of sorts, or depress. Not sharing the holidays with family,friends for whatever reason can produce negative feelings. “One might what to drink and or drug these feeling into place.” Make them right, simply go away. Now, we all know this type of activity is not going to help one who has depressing feelings. The problem is, we don’t all know. The young Ms De Blasio produced  a video for public viewing was timely for she might have save some people from enduring the emotional pain of depression and substance abuse. The thinking, look at her. This was a very brave act and an important one. Now that her father is Mayor of New York City, Mayor Elect at this posting. Sadly this type of private information has a way of becoming public.

A advocate for privacy for this at risk population and a professional for more than twenty years I would like to thank New York First Daughter for her public display of a very private matter. There is much work to do relating to the stigma of  consumers with mental health issues. All the laws our Congress has passed in support, Rehab. Act., ADA, HIPAA, among other civil rights laws have been largely ignored, overlooked. Violation happens each and everyday, and people have had their live ruin. Lost employment, family and friends who turn away because they do not understand.

Flag of the Mayoral Office of New York City Source

Flag of the Mayoral Office of New York City Source (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I trust New York City Newly elected Mayor  will work with the greater Mental Health Community in addressing Stigma of  Consumers. A good portion of these people have a good deal to offer New York City if given the option.  Continue good health Ms Blasio.

Civil Rights Lawyer Michelle Alexander Speaks Against Mass Incarceration: the “New Jim Crow”

Criminalizing America is this a liberal lament?


At a Monday talk, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander condemned mass incarceration of African-Americans as a form of legalized discrimination.

Monday at Yale University, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander condemned mass incarceration of African-Americans as a form of legalized discrimination. (Photo/Maria Zepeda)

Michelle Alexander, a civil rights lawyer who gained national renown after publishing the book “The New Jim Crow,” spoke to students and faculty at the Yale Divinity School Monday afternoon about the phenomenon of mass incarceration in the United States, which she described as a legalized form of racial discrimination. Because African-Americans make up a large percentage of America’s prison population, Alexander said millions of African-Americans nationwide are deprived of basic human rights to housing and employment, adding that the prisoners have fallen victim to the kind of racial discrimination that existed at the time of Jim Crow.

“We have not ended racial caste in America, we have merely redesigned it,” she said. “This is a system that has literally turned back the clock on racial progress in…

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Mandela ! RIP

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. Nelson Mandela former president of South Africa has been laid to rest.   Most of the world leaders shared the struggle and pain endured by this great man. They came to honor the idea of a free South Africa. Trusting other countries around the world will take hold  that all men and women  should have  the right to govern with dignity and a sense of nationalism.  What America calls Natural Law, “supposedly inherent principles of ethics and government,” Webster Legal Dictionary.   Which bring the point does America need a Mandela, a Madiba? We have a Black American  president, he however must represent all the people not just black Americans. There is Al Sharpton Leader of the Black Action Network based in New York  city. Can he move Black America forward to equality? I ask, who in America can,  at this time, curtail poverty and homelessness, gang activity by our youth. Under employment, medical issues that kill?  Is a collective black media pressing for coverage of issues and research the solutions? The church and its high-profile leaders, can they forge and produce compassion and funding of needs?  There is an answer, one that has brought change to this day. All Americans of good faith who understood the treatment and pain of Mandela during those years in prison (27) can become proactive again in their own space and surroundings and bring change. “It was all of you who help free him.  God Bless you all.”

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (Photo credit: Festival Karsh Ottawa)

Community Service,Watch Groups

NYPD Auxiliary Chevy Impala police car photogr...

NYPD Auxiliary Chevy Impala police car photographed in NYC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citizens across the nation have formed neighborhood watch groups, crime watch, if you will. The purpose and duties are to prevent crime and vandalism in their community by reporting these suspects to the network set for them by the local police. Part of the orientation instruction is to never approach these suspects while they are committing criminal act/s. They are to observed and report only.

Some communities have taken protecting their community more seriously and pass laws to allow their community citizens to become part-time police. Outside of New York City these part-time police persons are armed. These dedicated men and women known as Auxiliary Police assist during community events were more personnel can increase the safety factor.

My research has produced very little information relating to this community population conducting acts of misconduct and wrongdoing. In other words no George Zimmerman. Famed neighborhood watch group member from Sanford, Florida. Shooter of Trayon Martin.

English: A neighborhood watch sign attached to...

English: A neighborhood watch sign attached to a door. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)