National Reparations Activists and Lawyers to Apply Pressure on Congressional Hearing

Reparations by Any Means

Reparations and the 2020 Elections

Take a Stand for Reparations

Hearing on H.R. 40, Legislation to Study Slave Reparations

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 18, 2019 / — Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black people in America. The struggle for Reparations advocates for the uncompensated debt associated with the transatlantic slave trade and the 400-year Black Holocaust. On Wednesday, June 19th an historic Congressional Hearing on Reparations will be held.

On Wednesday, June 19th a national press conference scheduled for 9am by an umbrella coalition formed by Black Empowerment ( consisting of national lawyers, and human rights activists from across the country, including leaders from Black Lawyers For Justice (BlackRightsMatter), Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights ( the New Black Panther Party, recovery act activists and others will be in full attendance during the hearing on H.R. 40, legislation to study slavery and to propose actual remedies in the form of Reparations for the descendants of slavery here in America.

Representatives from N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America) have been invited and expected to attend. (

“For over 400 years Black people in America (Afro-Descendants) have suffered under the worst Holocaust and enslavement known to mankind.” – Malik Z. Shabazz, Black Empowerment Delegation Leader






Presenters at the Reparations news conference include Dr. Mustafa Al-Ansari, Esq. facilitator for Afro-Descendant Institute for Human Rights; Malik Z. Shabazz Esq. National President of Black Lawyers for Justice; Minister Hashim Nzinga, National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party; John Cheeks, Recovery Act; Nation of Islam representatives. Also expected are national representatives of N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America). Their mere presence, voice and uncompromising position of these hard-line organizations is expected to apply pressure to the Congressional Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee.

“There is a growing militancy and growing Black Nationalism in America due to Donald Trump and his presidency. This new militant generation is represented by the New Black Panther Party and we will be in force on Capitol Hill to ensure things go the right way.” – Hashim Nzinga – National Chairman – New Black Panther Party

“We have to become a collective so that we can determine the harms and be able to implement the Collective Reparations measures and funds. We have to have land and territory and independence.” – Dr. Mustafa Ansari – Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights

On Monday, July 1, 2019 a coalition of Reparations groups, coordinated by Black Empowerment ( will hold a National press conference entitled, “Reparations and the 2020 Election.” This dynamic news conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 1pm-3pm.

Reparations actions and activities are scheduled for 20 cities. A national Mission Statement designed to solidify and advise the course of the Reparations Movement will emerge on this day. Organizers are planning boycotts and demonstrations and shut downs of non-Black businesses, Unity meetings and educational seminars nationwide on this National Reparations Day of July 1, 2019.

Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq.
Black Empowerment
+1 202-875-9623
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Craig Schoenfeld Launches Successful Strategic Communications Plans

Take the guesswork out of campaign communications using Craig Schoenfeld’s expertise.

DES MOINES, IOWA, USA, June 17, 2019 / — Communications is a broad term, and quite frankly, a broad professional field. It includes all those who want to create, push, deliver, or study information that goes to the public or to the masses. Public relations, marketing, journalism, video producers, educators, and researchers are all examples of communications professionals with different agendas.

Strategic communications in particular has become very popular the past two decades. It’s a term that describes the merging of communication efforts with a specific plan or agenda. Craig Schoenfeld, president of CR3 Connect, helps clients put forth the best message possible in order to reach specific goals, promote an organization, or advocate for legislation. The messages needs to not only be persuasive and compelling, but also delivered through the right channels, at the right time, to the right audience.

There are now more avenues to reach the public than there has ever been in history. From traditional print, to television, to social media, navigating options and choosing the best avenue can be overwhelming and very challenging to a non-professional. Craig Schoenfeld believes that the excellent execution of crafting messages, deployment, and delivery, takes research and experience.

With more than 20 years of experience as a lobbyist, political strategist, press spokesperson, and campaign operations manager, Craig Schoenfeld understands how vital a smart and actionable communications plan is to his clients. In fact, it is the backbone of his business, CR3 Connect. Craig Schoenfeld guides his clients through the entire process, seeing the campaign through properly from start to finish.

A strategic communications plan needs consistent access to the same communication channels. Networking can provide additional access to channels that others may not have access too. Craig Schoenfeld has developed excellent relations throughout his entire career with high ranking elected officials, business organizations, and activists across the Midwest United States.

Armatures in business or politics can run into the issue of professionalism and poor PR management. An entire campaign could come undone with something as simple as a thoughtless post on Twitter. Craig Schoenfeld helps clients avoid using unstrategic communications, which can negatively impact a campaign in the long run. Preventative measures are always better than trying to clean up an avoidable reputation error.

Accomplishing goals with strategic communications is an art that Craig Schoenfeld has mastered at his company, CR3 Connect. Without creating a master plan, cranking out information can be unproductive due to running the risks of misallocating efforts. Craig Schoenfeld focuses on concrete outcomes, in-depth analysis, and precise implementation with the big picture in mind, always. For more information about Craig Schoenfeld and CR3 Connect, visit:

Caroline Hunter
Web Presence, LLC
+1 7865519491
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Heather Zichal Joins Blue Prosperity Coalition As Executive Director

Blue Prosperity Coalition Logo School of Fish

Former Obama White House climate aide works to protect the world’s oceans.

Protecting the ocean is a critical component in the global fight for climate resilience.”

— Heather Zichal, Executive Director of the Blue Prosperity Coalition

WASHINGTON D.C., CA, USA, June 17, 2019 / — Heather Zichal has joined the Waitt Foundation as Executive Director of the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a global network of governments, NGOs, academia, scientists, and ocean experts working to advance ocean conservation goals by balancing sustainable use of marine resources with economic growth.

Ms. Zichal brings with her deep experience in the public and private sector. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Corporate Engagement for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), coordinating engagement with multi-lateral corporations to advance innovative approaches to some of the world’s most complex sustainability challenges. Ms. Zichal also served as the lead Obama White House aide on energy and climate issues. In her role as the Deputy Assistant to the President for energy and climate change, she was instrumental in the design and execution of numerous policies and regulations to reduce carbon pollution and enhance protection of natural resources. Ms. Zichal has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including working as former Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry's Legislative Director.

“Protecting the ocean is a critical component in the global fight for climate resilience. By taking bold steps to reach the goal of protecting 30% of the ocean, we will make huge strides towards long-term economic sustainability, food security, resilience from storms, and protection of the biodiversity of marine life.” Heather Zichal commented.

The Blue Prosperity Coalition offers world-class planning, legal, advocacy, strategy, and scientific expertise to help governments achieve 30% marine protection while sustainably growing their ocean economies. Founding members include the Waitt Institute, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, Ocean Unite, Dynamic Planet and the Waitt Foundation.

“On behalf of the Blue Prosperity Coalition we are thrilled to have Heather’s extensive expertise on our side while we work to protect oceans globally. Her longstanding history of uniting stakeholders, governments, and communities on environmental topics will be invaluable in our work to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.” said Ted Waitt, Founder and Chairman of the Waitt Foundation and Blue Prosperity Coalition founding member.

The global ocean economy is estimated at $24 Trillion USD, yet ocean resources are declining rapidly worldwide – bombarded with human-imposed threats like overfishing, pollution and climate change. Experts recommend strongly protecting at least 30% of the world’s ocean to help maintain marine resources while maximizing yields and sustainable economic growth. In 2016, intergovernmental organization IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) set a global target to protect “30% of each marine habitat” in “highly protected areas with no extractive activities” by 2030.

Through the Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute, the Blue Prosperity Coalition has formed partnerships with the Regional Government of the Azores, Bermuda, Curaçao, Barbuda and the Kingdom of Tonga, and continues to expand their work with committed governments to reach the global target of 30% protection. In February, the Regional Government of the Azores vowed to protect 150,000 sq. kilometers of their waters. Earlier this June, the Government of Bermuda committed to protecting at least 90,000 sq. kilometers in no-take marine reserves.

Based in San Diego, CA, the Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute play a leading role in the Blue Prosperity Coalition’s Marine Spatial Planning process. The Waitt foundation is a grant-making organization that provides funding for Blue Prosperity Coalition initiatives. The Waitt Institute is an operating foundation that partners with governments to achieve sustainable ocean management through Marine Spatial Planning, fisheries management, and community stewardship with each Blue Prosperity site.

At the Waitt Foundation, Heather will fully dedicate her time to leading the Blue Prosperity Coalition. This newly created position will work closely alongside Cherie Prothro-Shea, Managing Director of the Waitt Foundation, and Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, J.D., Executive Director of the Waitt Institute. She will be based in Washington D.C.

Shayna Brody
Waitt Foundation
+1 719-229-5237
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

June 2019 cryptocurrency market capitalization analysis by Corindex Platform

COR Index

How market capitalization of the leading cryptocurrencies fairs when expressed solely in USD.

NY, NEW YORK, US, June 17, 2019 / — Corindex June 2019 Cryptocurrency Exchange report, released on June 7, features the most vital data on exchange operations and refined transaction volumes of various cryptocurrencies.

One of the most pivotal indicators displayed in this report is Currency/USD Market Capitalization, which omits the intercurrency pricings, which, may differ quite significantly from the current fiat rates, and provides information only on the crypto to fiat rates, therefore allowing for an evaluation of how much the sum of all coins or tokens of a certain crypto asset are actually worth in fiat currency. It is calculated by multiplying the average currency to USD rate of a certain crypto asset by a total circulating volume, or, in other words, emission of that asset.

According to the report, the total USD value of all Bitcoins has reached 138 800 725 479,00 USD, a 36.74% increase over previous monthly results. Ethereum is second in this category, but by a huge margin. Having increased by almost 45% during June, its monthly Currency/USD Market capitalization is 26 540 057 658,00 USD. Ripple is a close third with a USD market cap of 17 720 913 431,00 USD, 138.44% of the May’s monthly results. BitcoinCash, with a similar gain of 38.51% is fourth in this category, boasting a monthly USD market cap of 7 074 832 085,00 USD. Litecoin closes this top five following closely behind Bitcoin Cash with a monthly currency/USD volume of 6 900 772 771,00 USD, which is almost fifty percent increase over the previous month.

While we might and should eventually move on from assessing the value of cryptocurrency assets in terms of fiat currencies, for now, it remains pretty much the only viable way due to high volatility and the general unpredictability of the cryptocurrency markets. On of the most compelling features of the Corindex report is that it not only provides you access to various cryptocurrency indicators but also explains how they are derived, which makes it definitely worth checking out.

Alex Corindex
COR Index inc
+1 9292165387
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Iranian-Americans from California Will Rally in DC to Support Iran Regime Change by Iranians

June 21, 2019, Iranian Americans Rally for a Free Iran, Washington, DCگردهمائی ایرانیان در

June 21, 2019, Iranian Americans Rally for a Free Iran, Washington, DCگردهمائی ایرانیان در

The thousands at the rally will urge the recognition of the Iranian people’s right to overthrow the murderous regime ruling Iran.

The thousands at the rally will urge the recognition of the Iranian people’s right to overthrow this murderous regime and call for a firm policy and the continuation of maximum pressure.”

— Hamid Azimi

ALBANY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATE, June 17, 2019 / — Iranian-Americans from California Will Rally in DC to Support Iran
Regime Change by Iranians

The Iranian American Community of Northern California and the California Society for Democracy in Iran (in southern California) are thrilled to join several thousand Iranians on Friday, June 21, across from the State Department, to support regime change by Iranians.

Our message is simple: The ruling theocracy has been at war with the people of Iran and the international community and is escalating its warmongering and terrorism.

The thousands at the rally will urge the recognition of the Iranian people’s right to overthrow this murderous regime and call for a firm policy and the continuation of maximum pressure.

The four-decade-long policy of appeasement and turning a blind eye on the regime’s brazen transgressions have only emboldened the world’s leading per capita executioner of its citizens and the most active state sponsor of terrorism.

The United States should designate the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and expand sanctions to other sectors of the regime’s economy, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office (Bait).

It is time to hold the theocracy to account for its decades of terrorism and warmongering policies.
CONTACT: Hamid Azimi
PHONE: 415-652-1525

Hamid Azimi
The Iranian American Community of Northern California
+1 415-652-1525
email us here
Visit us on social media:

June 21, 2019, Iranian Americans Rally for a Free Iran, Washington, DCگردهمائی ایرانیان در

Source: EIN Presswire

Decision Point AI predicts M&A value outcomes pre acquisition as part of corporate due diligence and valuation

Decision Point AI Mergers and Acquisitions tag cloud

Decision Point AI Mergers and Acquisitions tag cloud

Decision Point AI strategic logic M&A workflow in AI

Decision Point AI strategic logic M&A workflow

Decision Point AI human subject matter expert questionnaire in M&A

Decision Point AI human subject matter expert questionnaire in M&A

Decision Point AI predicts risks, issues and answers will the combined firms return good value post acquisition, before acquisition as part of due diligence

Veriluma Limited (ASX:VRI)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — Internationally M&A has a high failure rate

Up to 90% of Mergers and Acquisitions Fail, according to a Harvard Business Review report, the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sits between 70 percent and 90 percent.

Our AI approach is based on comprehensive research into the reasons behind the low success rate utilizing the research of Dr. Thomas Straub, Reasons for Frequent Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions, a comprehensive analysis. Dr. Straub has adopted holistic understanding of M&A as a crucial part of business development.

It is evident that companies’ long-term success is at least partially dependent on their strategic actions. And these are often shaped in practice by merger and acquisition activity. Thus phenomena as varied as globalization, value-chain optimization, or product diversification are often implemented as M&A operations. In no few cases, M&A activity constitutes the company’s strategy. Prof. Dr. Dr. José-Carlos Jarillo 2007.

The focus is therefore on core elements – strategic logic, cultural behaviour and financial benefits. Decision Point AI is able to predict the risks before the acquisition takes place using the following question;

will the combined firms return good value post acquisition?

Then, we list the factors that might provide insight to their combined performance, such as the Strategic Logic, Organizational Behaviour, and Financial Position.

Next, we break down each of the major terms (such as Strategic Logic) into their sub-issues, drivers, and indicators.

Strategic Logic with sub-issues, drivers and indicators

Having listed all of the issues that bear on this problem, (or at least having made a start), we now structure a model that describes the relevant relationships between these issues.

The relationship between the issues is expressed in terms of conditional probability. In the example above, in the real world, we would anticipate it is very likely that IF combined firms have good strategic logic (Combining firms has good strategic logic) THEN the combined firms would deliver good value (Combined firms’ performance delivers good value).

In this M&A example, we use several layers of reasoning from base information that is measurable in the real world, to aggregated ones, such as Production Operation Similarity.

Almost all objects in the system can be annotated with external links to web pages, PDF, images, spreadsheets, etc.

Human expertise is combined with the AI logic in the form of workshop based and individually identified experts in client organisations answering questionnaires to be built into the AI.

Above shows the observations made with respect to all of the issues contained in the questionnaire. Where there is colour there is information. More colour = more certainty. No colour = no data.

Predict early to identify the risks and save costs

A client used a recent example of a takeover on which they were the corporate advisor.  The acquirer was a AUD $350m Enterprise Value ("EV") listed entity, the target a AUD $75m EV listed entity, in the same industry sector. The takeover had completed earlier and earnings and other results were beginning to become apparent.

They found the Decision Point AI methodology thoughtful and comprehensive. In particular, the program asked for a broad range of non-financial factors to be considered, some of which they found were not usually quantified in pre-acquisition analysis of takeovers, but should be.   Acquirers and advisors alike tended to focus on easily quantifiable factors, such as EPS accretion/dilution and return on shareholders' funds. The Decision Point AI methodology could be helpful to assist acquirers and advisors alike in assessing longer term benefits, to each of the employees, clients and shareholders of each entity – acquirer and target.

Next Steps….

Decision Point AI methodology is focused on a part human and part machine integration which requires a major commitment in time and finance to achieve on the first question being answered it although gets a great deal easier over time. The next step is a proof of concept (POC) which costs between USD $65,000 and USD $130,000 as it actually answers a critical business question so practically delivers value. Additionally it requires the involvement and time of senior leadership to create a bespoke structure around their business capability and knowledge. Creating the POC takes 6-8 weeks depending upon complexity and access to subject matter experts within the the client company and involves both workshops and once identified expert questionnaires. The clients intellectual property pertaining to their own knowledge and observations remain their property.

Related Decision Point AI case studies

Author: Karl Smith, Director

Karl Smith
Decision Point
+1 800-650-2487
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

How can we let our children play Russian roulette with drugs?

Kids learning about drugs

You’re never to young to learn the truth about drugs

Young people promoting Drug Free World

Young people advocating for the truth about drugs

Drug education training seminar

Parents and neighbors learning about drugs

Free materials on harms of drugs

Free Drug Free World materials

Logo Drug-Free World

Drug Free World Logo

That is exactly what is happening across the country as synthetic drugs hit our schools and neighborhoods.

Taking K2/Spice is like playing Russian roulette, because you never know when a hit will be deadly.”

— Thalia Ghiglia, Drug-Free World program, Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 13, 2019 / — Promoted as “legal” and “safe” synthetic marijuana, also called K2, Spice or Scooby Snax, is neither legal nor safe, though growing in usage. K2 is not marijuana as there are no marijuana plant leaves at all in this drug. It is more correctly called a synthetic cannabinoid.

Synthetic drugs are made up of shredded plant material, which is then sprayed with devastatingly harmful man-made chemical poisons intended to simulate THC, the mind-altering ingredient found in the marijuana plant.

The broad term “synthetic cannabinoids” refers to a list of 225 currently known man-made chemical compounds designed to mimic THC. The list keeps growing as those making the compounds try to keep ahead of law enforcement’s efforts to label each compound as illegal. Additionally, one never knows what has been sprayed on the plant material or how much. Even inside the same batch, the strength and reactions can vary.

The Center for Behavior Health Statistics reported that emergency room visits doubled between 2010 and 2011 due to synthetic drugs with 28,531 ER visits in 2011 – 78% were among adolescents and young adults aged 12-29. Although current statistics are not available, the increasing problem was shown in 2018 in Washington, DC, where more than 1,600 people were transported to emergency rooms by ambulance in a two month period of time with five deaths in one week alone. Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed emergency legislation to prohibit the sale of synthetics in local stores, which was swiftly passed.

An American College of Emergency Physicians survey in 2016 reported more than 95% of responding physicians said the number of patients they had treated for synthetic drug use either had increased (61%) or remained the same (35%) since 2014. Most alarming, 87% reported seeing violent acts and 42% had staff injured within the last year by patients using these drugs.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, paranoia and hallucinations as just some of the results from synthetic cannabinoids (K2/spice) use.

“Taking K2/Spice is like playing Russian roulette, because you never know when a hit will be deadly,” said Thalia Ghiglia, advocacy director of the Drug-Free World program in Washington, DC.

“How can we stand by while our youth join the tens of thousands of people across the country having severe reactions and ending up in hospital emergency rooms or in some cases mental hospitals or the coroner’s office?” she continued.

“Education is the key to the help that is needed to save our youth,” Ms. Ghiglia said.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, works with many other prevention centers, to educate youth that these drugs are essentially poisons. The Foundation’s “Truth About Drugs” program includes free drug prevention and education booklets and videos in 22 languages, easily accessed through the internet or through local programs.

The Foundation for a Drug- Free World, a non-profit public benefit corporation based in Los Angeles that focuses on grassroots level drug prevention and education and provides high quality materials to health counselors, teachers, sheriff’s departments and police, all over the world. Through the Foundation its volunteers, partners and other allies’ efforts, more than 62 million of the Foundation’s educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held, and the Foundation’s public service announcements have reach more that 260 million viewers in 123 countries.

For more information on advocates doing drug education go to

Thalia Ghiglia
Drug Free World
+1 202-667-6404
email us here

Drug-Free World education specialist

Source: EIN Presswire

Natalie Cline, West Virginia Democrat, Announces Run for U.S. Congress in WV-01

Natalie Cline for U.S. Congress West Virginia's 1st

Natalie Cline for U.S. Congress West Virginia’s 1st

Democrat Natalie Cline announced today that she will seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia's 1st Congressional District.


Wheeling, WV – Democrat Natalie Cline announced today that she will seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the West Virginia 1st Congressional District. Natalie grew up in Williamstown, WV and is a graduate of Williamstown High School.

“I’m running for Congress because I believe in this country and our idealistic state. West Virginia has a long history of standing up for civil liberties – be it our secession from Virginia or the mine bosses in 1920. West Virginians are responsible for the very first unions this country would ever see and the teacher strikes that inspired the nation. It is time we take a stance again, and send a representative to Washington who will stand up for the values that this state expects and deserves.”

Natalie is a Computational Linguist with a background in teaching. She has a strong background in research and has a passion for social policies that benefit workers. Coming from a long line of proud, hard-working West Virginians, she has seen the American Dream come to fruition for previous generations, only to all but disappear for today’s West Virginia workers.

“I’m stepping forward to fight for workers. It is time that West Virginia have a representative who will stand up to outside influencers, and who believes that West Virginia is worth fighting for. It is time to stand up and show that our politicians cannot be bought by pharmaceutical companies and mineral companies who see us as merely a dot on the map. It is time for someone to start working for West Virginia first.”

Natalie is running to represent the 1st Congressional district, which includes 20 counties spanning the mid-Ohio Valley, the northern panhandle and north eastern West Virginia.

“Our district deserves an energetic and motivated representative who empowers residents, gives residents access to their government and fights to impose real penalties on companies who violate labor and environmental standards.”

Natalie currently works for a software company located in Herndon, VA where she specializes in software development that can automatically extract important information from any type of document in a variety of languages; primarily for the defense, intelligence and law enforcement communities. She earned a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Salem International University in Salem, WV and a Master’s Degree in World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Natalie currently resides in Wheeling, WV with her husband and 4 year-old son, Teddy.

The campaign’s website is

Paid for by Natalie Cline for Congress


Natalie Cline
Natalie Cline for Congress
+1 304-312-8170
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire


Circle Arms in Foggy Bottom and Connecticut House in Van Ness Bring Total Property Count to 12

We warmly welcome Circle Arms and Connecticut House to DARO's residential portfolio offerings. Both are charming buildings in vibrant neighborhoods and are generating positive feedback from residents.”

— Carissa Barry, President of DARO Management

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 13, 2019 / — DARO announced today it has added two new buildings to its management oversight to bring its total property count to 12. DARO has been managing the two buildings since May 1, 2019, and residents at the new properties are responding positively to both DARO’s oversight and accessibility of the locations.

Circle Arms is located at 2416 K Street NW in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of NW Washington, DC. The community was built in 1964 and offers 48 fully furnished apartment homes which range in size from studio to one bedroom den. Circle Arms is conveniently located within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom metro, GW University and GW Hospital, and provides resident amenities such as a roof deck with views of the Potomac River and Georgetown.

Connecticut House is located at 4500 Connecticut Ave. NW in the Van Ness neighborhood of NW Washington, DC. Connecticut House was built in 1958 and offers 119 extremely large apartment homes ranging from studio to three bedrooms. The community is a block from the Van Ness metro, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Van Ness campus, and Soapstone Valley Park.

Carissa Barry, President of DARO Management, commented: “We are delighted to have added Circle Arms and Connecticut House to the Daro Management portfolio. The addition of these two communities further enhances our residential portfolio offerings. Both are charming buildings in vibrant neighborhoods.”

DARO’s commitment to rehabilitating, restoring and preserving historic properties are among a core set of values, along with their dedication to offering tenants the comfort of modern amenities, class-A service, a sense of community and a focus on sustainability.

Barry added: “As with all our buildings, we cherish the opportunity to offer our residents the features, elegance and legacy inherent in these vibrant communities, and we remain encouraged by the positive feedback we continue to receive from our residents.”

About Daro (
DARO was founded in 1935 by Dunbar A. Rosenthal. The 84-year-old company employs over 60 professionals across twelve revitalized historic properties and is known as a top owner-managed firm in the Metropolitan DC area. In 2013, after an infusion of capital into the portfolio, DARO began operating under new management with a renewed focus on strengthening customer service and community. DARO is proud to offer its tenants the charm and grandeur of DC’s historic properties alongside the comfort of modern amenities and class-A service. Daro’s management also takes pride in its sustainability program, aimed at preserving and rehabilitating historic properties and operating with the highest possible efficiency and smallest possible environmental footprint.

Please visit DARO’s two latest properties under management here:

Circle Arms –
Connecticut House –

Kimberly Macleod
kmacconnect pr
+1 917-587-0069
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire


2019 Amaka Chiwuike-UbaAnnual National Asthma Conference

ACUF holds the 2019 Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual National Asthma Conference themed “Better Breathing, Better Living: The Role of the Environment and Governance”

Together, We shall BEAT ASTHMA”

— Chiwuike Uba

ENUGU, AFRICA, NIGERIA, June 13, 2019 / — he Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) presents the 2019 Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual National Asthma Conference themed “Better Breathing, Better Living: The Role of the Environment and Governance”. The Conference will be held on Thursday, 18th July 2019 at the Oaklands Hotel in Enugu, Nigeria.

The Board Chairman of the Amaka Chiwuike Uba Foundation (ACUF), Dr. Chiwuike Uba, has said that the annual national asthma conference "is to throw more light on the role of the environment and governance on the management of respiratory diseases; especially, asthma".

In a statement to the media on Monday in Abuja, Uba said that the conference is so important, in view of people dying daily from air pollution-related diseases, including asthma complications and that "the conference is expected to X-ray the linkages between the environment and governance and its impact on health management, as well as make policy recommendations on ways to 'deal' with the identified challenges".

He revealed that the theme of the conference, "Better Breathing, Better Living: The Role of the Environment and Governance" is unique and coming at the right time, because "we are faced with challenges ranging from being rated as one the most polluted countries in the word to a country grappling with a lot of problems associated with other governance issues".

He added that, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is responsible for more than 12million deaths per year, that the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets —SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 6 (Clean water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable clean energy), SDG 13 (Climate action), SDG 14 (Life below water) and SDG 16 (Peace, Security and Strong Institutions) is dependent on the environment and governance outcomes.

"The Annual Conference is a platform to discuss national issues, especially health and related matters in an evidence-based approach. The workshop provides policy alternatives and action plan on how to solve the identified challenges because most diseases are associated with environmental and governance issues. Therefore, the 2019 conference will look at issues related to our environmental governance and other governance issues, as they affect health management in Nigeria.

"Governance is core to a sustainable environment and development. We recognize that Nigeria's economy will be improved if the environment provides better breathing and people live a healthy life with guaranteed access to quality and affordable health care. So, for a conference of this nature, you need people who have the passion and genuinely working for the progress, prosperity, and renaissance of our dear country, Nigeria," he said.

Uba further revealed that collaborators like Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS), the Knowledge and Policy Management Initiative (KAPOMI) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance, Nigeria are partners in the conference, even as he said that the choice of keynote and experts for the conference is "based on their passion for good governance, inclusiveness, access to quality and affordable healthcare and their expertise in the areas they would be speaking on".

He named some of the key speakers at the Conference to include Nigeria’s former Minister for Health – Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu who will be the chairman of the Conference; Dr. Oby Ezekwesili –the former World Bank Vice-President and Nigeria’s former Education Minister and presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) in the 2019 general elections; renowned public policy expert, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, Consultant Public Health Physician, Prof. Benjamin Uzochukwu, Consultant Respiratory and Chest Physician, Prof. Gregory Efosa Emerhbor, administrator and health professional, Prof. Rowland Ndoma-Egba, Ademola H. Adigun, Dr. Adaeze Ayuk, Dr. Ifediora Amobi, Larry Oguego, among other national and international experts.

Dr. Uba also called for a partnership to develop more strategic sources of funding in order to ensure sustainable long-term programming and improve the quality of life of people, saying that, "painfully, we are unable to do all that we propose to do; as a result of financial challenges. It is our hope that people will begin to support the Foundation financially by making donations and getting involved in fundraising for ACUF. We indeed need financial support."

“We also wish to appreciate individuals and some corporate organizations that provided one form of support or the other to the Foundation; especially, Oaklands Hotel & Amusement Park, Little Lung Africa (LLA), Blueprint Newspapers, Oracle Newspaper," he said.

ACUF was founded in 2016, in memory of Mrs. Amaka Uba, who died of asthma complications in 2016 with the vision of a society with better breathing, better living, and a happier, united and prosperous people. In achieving its mission of improving the quality of life of people, it carries out its objectives through the facilitation of evidence-based socio-economic research, policy dialogues/advocacy, training and education, and networking.

ACUF…improving the quality of life people. Support ACUF and together, we shall BEAT Asthma!

Paul Okah
Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF)
+234 8033095266
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire