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  FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH


                                             "The Right Reverend Doctor" Martin Luther King, Jr., (2007)
Medium:  Drawing, pencil on paper

                                  Artist:  Crystal S Brown
                       

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Did you remember to Vote ?  Now that you've voted for the representative that you wanted, contact your 
representatives and let them know what your concerns are .  Things won't change unless you speak up!



                                                                                                                  

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Remembering Artist in the 21st Century
By:  Crystal S Brown, CEO

     This year, "2018," although seemingly elementary to accomplished artist, and art historians, the historical works of period artist wouldn't be complete without a mention of the 19th Century American  Landscape artist, Robert S Duncanson, 1821-1872.   Accordingly, Duncanson is noted among the very First (1st) African American Artist to achieve International acclaim as an Artist (specifically-a Landscape Artist).

African American Artist, and their respective compositions, I surmise, are rare not only in America throughout the world as a result of the diaspora.  The following Duncanson composition is selected not just for the overall ascetics, however, although living during one of the most heinous periods in history Duncanson retained a perspective  of the world full of vivacious beauty, serenity,
and hope which he was able to convey through his color palette,
"On the St. Annes, East Canada" (1863-1865)
Artist:  Robert S Duncanson
Medium:  Oil on Canvas (9.1" x 15")
Location:  The Smithsonian American Art Museum
(The above image is said to be in the public domain:  "...the copyright term is the authors life plus one hundred years..." The image is obtained from Wikipedia Commons)
To read more about this phenomenal artist and to view his compositions  click here.

Throughout history African American Artist, and their respective work(s) are a rare find.  To read more about these outstanding men and women visit, the Oxford African American Center.

On the Community
By:  Crystal S Brown, CEO

Numerous Community residents are presently enthralled in controversy with the present powers that be over one issue or another, i.e., housing, labor, finance, and now (again) education.  Education isn't a new controversy, however, in recent years it has made its' way to the forefront of public debate (again).  I'll be brief.  Taking away Community public schools isn't the solution to the problems, especially when it can be argued that the administration (or powers that be) is culpable for the ongoing adverse community dynamics.

When then administration understands, accepts,
include, and incorporates the community, as the viable residents that they are, and cease arbitrarily obstructing, villanizing, and disenfranchising community residents, perhaps we can begin to focus, and implement the kinds of changes that our children really need.

Taking away housing, businesses, and schools, etc., isn't going to solve the problems--it is just moving the problem from one place to another while exacerbating the issues:  Much like what is being done with the homeless population in our society.  A close look at a number of individual instances of homeless individuals will reveal that the administration and/or powers that be are indeed culpable for the delima (more will be expounded on this issue soon).

The Public Schools in the Community shouldn't be closed, parents, family members and community residents at large should be called upon to be a part of the solution to keep our children safe while providing a good home, livable income/entitlements  AND A GOOD EDUCATION - AT HOME - IN THE COMMUNITY!  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               (
                                                                                                                    TheCCRA-USA Founder, and CEO, Crystal S Brown & Former New York State Senator,  
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                                                                                                                     Former Brooklyn, Borough President, Martin Markowitz    

                                                                                                                                 Atlantic Antic "2013"


CHARTER 1:

"...In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness (please visit, https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript, to learn more)."



                                                                               
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CHARTER 2:

"... 
Five states had already named delegates to the proposed convention when the Continental Congress cautiously endorsed the proposal of the Annapolis Convention on February 21, 1787. Congress resolved that "it is expedient that . . . a convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held . . . for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the States render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government and the preservation of the Union." The Philadelphia Convention did not begin until May 25, nearly two weeks after it was scheduled to start, because a quorum of seven states was not present until then. (The State of RhodeIsland sent no delegates to the Convention.) George Washington was elected President of the Convention and William Jackson, who had served as Assistant Secretary of War, was named its secretary... (please visit, http://www.catalog.archives.gov/id/1046                                           

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Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson: 1 July 4, 1776 2:  

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 3We hold these truths to be self-evident: 4That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world. 

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