Seth Low Houses And Reginald Bowman Enjoy Family Day As They Work To Improve Public Housing And Prepare For Elections

Family Day Was A Huge Success At Seth Low Houses As They Prepare To Address The Dropout Crisis, Unemployment, Healthcare, Drugs, Crime, Gun And Gang Violence By Working With The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council And Their 7 E’s 4 Power Tour, Power 105.1, vitaminwater, Council Member Mealy, The AIDS HealthCare Foundation And Many Others

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Reginald Bowman, Charles Fisher, Randy Fisher holding vitaminwater.

“Vote 4 New Hope With The Power In Public Housing”

At the 2015 Seth Low Family Day Event, we caught up with Reginald Bowman, President of the NYCHA City-Wide Council of President and one of the most credible people we have known that is actually on the ground, in the developments using his contacts and skills to make life better for NYCHA residents. We meet a lot of people in NYCHA, but for over 7 years now, this man has made many sacrifices for his NYCHA Family and their ongoing struggle to obtain the support, services, security and economic opportunities needed for residents to live a productive life.

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Charles Fisher interviews Reginald Bowman while Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” looks on.

Things are slowly improving in Public Housing thanks to committed leaders like Mr. Bowman, his team, and a host of elected officials who have been leading the charge for decades. We are looking forward to working with Reggie and bringing him the resources to make NYCHA a better place to live for all residents. Yes there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, but things are finally moving in the right direction and as a team we will get the job done. We have several new initiatives with Power 105.1, “The Shark” Daymond John, vitaminwater, RavePCS, Hip-Hop Wireless, Microsoft, the Source Magazine and celebrities from the entertainment industry that we are about to introduce to NYCHA through Mr. Bowman that will provide more opportunities for the residents, with a focus on the safety and economic empowerment of the youth and young adults in NYCHA. Let’s get into the interview.

  1. How many years has Seth Low been doing Family Days?

Seth Low houses has been doing Family Days since the 1960’s.

  1. What does Family Day mean to you and the community?

Family day is both a celebration and a reunion. We celebrate the meaning of Family and its bonds that go beyond just blood ties, and a reunion of the people who have lived in the Seth Low Public Housing Community and the Public Housing Community of Brownsville for decades.

  1. What are you doing as President of the NYCHA Council of Presidents to address Crime, Poverty, Unemployment, and Gun & Gang Violence?

It is my belief that the problems of Crime, Gun and Gang Violence, are a direct result of Poverty and Unemployment. We have made efforts to launch projects such as the Brooklyn East Anti-Violence Initiative and create partnerships with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to provide Training and Employment programs, which provide real job opportunities for residents. These initiatives work hand in hand with all stakeholders to promote resident owned business development, and concrete opportunities for alternatives to criminal activities, that are a direct result of unemployment.

  1. How are relations with NYPD and what can be done to improve them?

As the co-creator of the Safety and Security Task force, a partnership with the NYCHA residents, NYPD and City Agencies, we proactively have worked to address and improve the relationships between Law enforcement and Public Housing residents. The efforts resulted in the changing of the NYPD Housing Patrol Guide, and established an ongoing effort to meet regularly to improve communications and active initiatives between the police and the community. The efforts have a long way to go.

  1. Let’s talk about the Political Power in NYCHA and the role residents can play in the upcoming Presidential Elections?

I launched the “Vote 4 New Hope” and “Power in Public Housing” initiatives with The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council in 2008, to organize the more than 200,000 registered voters in Public Housing in NYC to be the deciding vote in Local, State and Federal Elections. According to a Daily News article the Public Housing vote had a very high turn out in New York and did play a role in electing President Obama to the White House. We have proven to be an effective voice as we quietly elected key politicians to office, which is evidenced by the recent investments of millions of dollars in Public Housing by State and City Governments. I hope that we can again use the “VOTE FOR NEW HOPE” power and influence as a strategy in the 2016 Presidential elections and organize with the Music Industry to be the deciding vote in the 2016 elections. We have the votes to do it. We just need to get mobilized and take over the political arena as the youth and entertainment industry has done in the past.

  1. Why are there so many youth and young adults killing each other in Brooklyn and throughout the city?  What can we do about it?

I have no real answer to this. It is my belief that this country’s culture of violence, war and conflict can be researched and blamed for some of this, and the continued mass killings and police killings, everywhere, are all related. I believe that until we realize this is a national problem, with a need for real comprehensive solutions, the violence will continue to destroy our youth and communities.

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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” stands in front of the 7 E’s 4 Power banner holding vitaminwater.
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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” looking buff holding vitaminwater.
  1. Give me your thoughts about today’s event? 

This event was a total success and achieved the objective of bringing people together to celebrate and honor life and be “Reunited With Family and Friends.”

  1. Any special shout outs for your Family Day supporters? 

Special Shout Out to Power 105.1 and vitaminwater, The Seth Low Houses Board Members, the NYCHA Staff, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the Source Magazine, and the Seth Low Houses Family.

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Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher stand by the cases of vitaminwater.
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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” works out with 2 cases of vitaminwater; why don’t you try it?
  1. As you well know we are pushing to get more sponsors involved with NYCHA, this year we have Power 105.1 and vitaminwater, give me your thoughts?

The NYCHA communities generate and spend millions in purchases and it is about time that those corporations give something back to the community and we would like to thank Power 105.1 for being in the forefront of these activities and we look forward to working with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the station, and their sponsors in the future.

  1. Give me your thoughts about your ongoing plan to make NYCHA a better place for all residents citywide?

I believe and vision using the economic and political power of NYCHA Communities residents to restore the infrastructure of the facilities and be a force for restoring the ladder of economic and social opportunities that NYCHA is intended to be for years to come.


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Charles Fisher and Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” hold up the banner and vitaminwater with a resident of Seth Low Houses wearing a Worthy Lifestyle shirt and hat.



The Negro Family: The Case For National Action (the 1965 Moynihan Report) was written by Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a sociologist and later U.S. Senator. It focused on the deep roots of black poverty in America and concluded controversially that the relative absence of nuclear families (those having both a father and mother present) would greatly hinder further progress toward economic and political equality.

Moynihan argued that the rise in single-mother families was not due to a lack of jobs but rather to a destructive vein in ghetto culture that could be traced back to slavery and Jim Crow discrimination. Though black sociologist E. Franklin Frazier had already introduced the idea in the 1930s, Moynihan’s argument defied conventional social-science wisdom. As he wrote later, “The work began in the most orthodox setting, the U.S. Department of Labor, to establish at some level of statistical conciseness what ‘everyone knew’: that economic conditions determine social conditions. Whereupon, it turned out that what everyone knew was evidently not so.”

LINK TO THE FULL REPORT:’s%20The%20Negro%20Family.pdf

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50 Cent and Sharieff “the Fitness Sheriff.”

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50 Cent Shows Off New Home In Africa Amid Bankruptcy Woes In Connecticut

Fif posts a video this weekend of his new home somewhere in Africa while selling his CT. mansion after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year

“My crib is almost finished in AFRICA,”

proclaims a 40 year old 50 Cent via Instagram, posting a video that shows his followers the outside of his newly acquired property. He went on to say, “I’m gonna have the craziest House warming party ever. I’ll explain later. I got a good life, man.”

In July, 50 filed for bankruptcy after having to shell out $24 million in lawsuits, including the sex tape case with Rick Ross‘ baby’s mother. He’s been trying to sell his $8.5 million mansion in Farmington, Connecticut once owned by boxing great Mike Tyson, but to no avail.

50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has yet to reveal the exact location on the massive continent of Africa where he purchased his new home. With countless hit records and several successful business deals, Jackson is regarded as one of Hip Hop’s top earners of all time.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

[Interview] POWER Star Rotimi “Dre” Tells Us What To Expect Next Season! Watch It Here

This young man has not only manage to steal the show with his jaw dropping looks, but dominates his bad boy role and claims his character!

The finale of Starz hit series Power has fans at the edge of their seats, eager to catch next season. The show introduced the newest cast addition,Rotimi, who plays “Dre” in Season 2 and lets just say the ladies aren’t mad at all! The 26-year-old New Jersey native shares his experience transitioning from a college student, straight into major roles on television and his story is truly inspiring. In addition to acting, Rotimi has singer/songwriter on his resume and recently signed with Power’s executive producer, 50 cent, on his G-Unit label. Quickly things are taking off for his career as he readies his new EP which includes his single “Lotto” featuring 50 Cent, and prepares to start shooting Season 3 of Power.

In the interview Rotimi opens up about who he is outside of the lights and cameras, and as a single man what characteristics a woman has to have to steal his heart. He also spills that “Dre” just might be wearing suits and ties with “Ghost” on next season of Power. Take a look at our exclusive interview and here how he landed the role of “Dre”, what he looks for in a woman, and get some insight on Season 3 of.

By Tia Long (@BytiaLong)

Friday Laughs: Watch 50 Cent Throw Tony Yayo Into Some Bushes

50 Cent is still clowning, no matter what

50 Cent is known for lots of things, sure, but in 2015, his prowess on social media is undeniable. Whenever something controversial happens, like Puff going Rambo on his son’s football coach, or Drake vs Meek Mill, the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper is right there, armed with a 15-second clip that could easily earn him a spot on Saturday Night Live.

This time around, 50’s got his G-Unit brethren, Tony Yayo, is the brunt of the joke. Above, for an unbeknownst reason, Fif grabs Yayo, and throws him into some nearby bushes. Hilarious.

Police, Artists, Elected Officials And The Community Unite For National Night Out Against Crime


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Anand Cyril, Charles Fisher, 103 Pct. DI Capelmann, former 103 Pc.t Community Council President Donna Clopton, Randy Fisher, Det. Ricky Lowe.

Shootings and murders have now become a common occurrence in America as most of us have become desensitized to violence.  After years of a decline in violent crimes in several major U.S. cities has spiked during the first half of this year.  The number of murders in 2015 jumped by 33% or more in Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis.  Meanwhile in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, the homicide toll climbed 19% and the number of shooting incidents increased by 21% during the first half of the year.  The increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor Black and Latino neighborhoods.  Criminologists note that the surge in murders in many big American cities came after 20 years of decline.  Homicide rates peaked in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as crack-cocaine wreaked havoc on many urban areas.  In NYC more than 2,200 murders were counted in 1993.

To address the increase in crime, 2015 marks the 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime initiative (NNO).  In 2014, 38.1 million people participated in a host of events which included citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations and local, state, and federal officials from 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases.

As the work continues to improve public safety the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) with their Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence project partnered with the NYPD to promote the National Night Out Against Crime initiative to: help improve relations between the Community and Police; get more young people involved with the 32 year old Crime Prevention Project; create new ideas to reduce gun and gang violence while empowering local communities.  This year the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Campaign received an Inspirational Message from President Obama, along with Proclamations and Resolutions from a host of elected officials including: NYS Governor Cuomo, NYS Senate & Assembly, NYC Mayor de Blasio, NYC Council, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who all recognized the outstanding work of the initiative.  This kicked off 105 events over 105 days with Power 105.1 radio, 50 Cent, the Source Magazine, “The Shark” Daymond John, metroPCS, ravePCS, vitaminwater and a host of other sponsors who are all committed to improve public safety.

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Charles Fisher, Council Members Wills, Miller, Weprin, Randy Fisher.

To achieve their goals the HHSYC created the Night Out Against Crime Talent Search, which offered young participants many ways to win prizes using their talent, skills and/or just attending a National Night Out event in their community in support of their local precinct.  The Kings Park event with the 103rd Pct. Community Council in Jamaica, Queens was a major success as many young people for the first time saw police officers as regular citizens going the extra mile to promote a day of fun, food, music, a Karate Demonstration, Bouncers, Face Painting, Award Presentations and Health Vendors.  There were greetings, Award Presentations and announcements from a host of elected officials including: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Council Members Ruben Wills; Daneek Miller and Saul Weprin .  

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Youth participants holding vitaminwater.
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Youth participants holding vitaminwater.







We want to give a big shout out to vitaminwater for supporting this anti-crime event, as well as their gracious contribution of mouth-watering juices and thirst quenching water.  It is important for corporations to get involved with events that can help stop the violence and improve relations between the community and law enforcement agencies and we applaud vitaminwater for taking the lead and being socially responsible in this area.  One thing that can be said about vitaminwater and 50 cent is that they are always in the ‘hood supporting local events that have an impact on the quality of life in the community.  There is a real need for more artist and companies that are committed to public safety and empowering local communities because the government can not do it alone, as you can see by the rise in crime and violence.

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Said Detective Ricky Lowe, Community Affairs of the 103rd Pct. “I want to thank the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Power 105.1 and vitaminwater for the juices and the water which really helped make our event a success.”

Said 50 Cent “Queens is where I was raised so you know I’m gonna go all out to do anything to stop the violence and encourage young people to step up their game to keep the peace and protect their ‘hood.”

We really appreciate the support we received from vitaminwater and all the other vendors and supporters.  I’m looking forward to working with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Power 105.1 and vitaminwater on other projects that address public safety, police/community relations and youth empowerment,” ended Deputy Inspector John G. Cappelmann.

Said Donna Clopton, former President of the 103rd Pct. Community Council, “Yes this is my last year, I’m moving on.  But I do want to thank Charles and Randy Fisher for all their support with vitaminwater and Power 105.1.  Their efforts to engage the young citizens and increase our youth attendance was definitely a success and we look forward to helping them expand on their Night Out Against Crime Talent Search Initiative next year.”


National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.  The agency is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network, NATW was able to launch the annual National Night Out campaign.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.  Together, we are making that happen.

For more information on the NYPD or National Night Out hit us up at

Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @HHSYC).

Ja Rule and 50 Cent Are Arguing on Social Media…in 2015

These two just can’t help themselves

50 Cent and Ja Rule were involved in one of the crazier rap beefs in Hip Hop history, resulting in Ja becoming a notch in 50’s belt, when the Queens rapper did his best to obliterate almost every prominent New York rapper, and their affiliates.

Today, the prevalent rap riff involves Drake and Meek Mill, and though Drake may have put the finishing touches on the Philly rep at OVO Fest last night, there will still be bad blood between the two, presumably. Apparently, that’s also the case with Ja Rule and 50 Cent.

Over a decade after their initial back-and-forth, which reportedly turned violent, 50 Cent and Ja Rule have taken it to Instagram, after 50 decided it was the perfect time to address Ja Rule’s allegation that he’d beat 50 with a bat in the midst of their original feud.

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Naturally, Ja Rule responded, using 50’s GQ cover and an expletive-laden caption as a retort.

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They’ll be in their respective nursing homes carrying this home. We guarantee it.

50 Cent and EFFEN Vodka Take Over The Shrine Nightclub in Chicago

50 Cent brought his talents to the Windy City on Thursday, July 30, hosting a day full of events throughout the city, concluding with a party at The Shrine night club in the city’s South Loop neighborhood.

Hosting the evening’s festivities, 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, poured free shots of EFFEN Vodka to wailing fans, hopping over the gated stage giving out free bottles to fans. Jackson’s most popular hits, “P.I.M.P.” and “In Da Club,” blazed speakers as the soundtrack to the night, as fans rapped along every lyric to their favorites, including his 2003 Get Rich or Die Tryin’ track, “What Up Gangsta,” which he briefly performed.

The G-Unit boss man amped the crowd, requesting for Chicago’s hottest local artists, as DJ ibHappy and DJ Mile High responded with hits from King Louie and Spenzo’s “Wife Er.” The Power producer rocked to Future’s “March Madness” and Rico Richie’s “Poppin’,”before Chicago artist Yung Stakks performed.


Hosted by popular Chicago promoter Susu Barakat, Shrine Thursdays was yet another hit! – Angela Wilson (@SheisAngela)


Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

‘Southpaw’ Starring 50 Cent and Jake Gyllenhaal Hits Theaters This Weekend

Southpaw is a boxing term that designates the stance where the boxer has his right hand and right foot forward, leading with right jabs, and following with a left cross right hook. Southpaw is the normal stance for a left-handed boxer. Continue reading ‘Southpaw’ Starring 50 Cent and Jake Gyllenhaal Hits Theaters This Weekend

50 Cent Testifies That His Lifestyle Is An Illusion

The Hip Hop mogul from Queens downplayed his baller lifestyle while testifying in court yesterday during a the online sex tape hearing

Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent testified in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday that his gaudy jewelry and luxury cars are all for show.

According to 50, who was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the top five richest Hip Hop artists with a net worth of $155 million, all of the diamonds and Ferraris are loan outs that have to be returned.

“I take all of the jewelry and cars back to the stores.”

Jackson was ordered to pay $5 million to Rick Ross‘ child’s mother, of whom Fif released an explicit sex romp with a former boyfriend. Jackson’s lawyer vehemently declares that his client is only worth $4.4 million dollars, which prompted his recent bankruptcy declaration.

When the judge asked the multi platinum recording artist about selling 38 million records, 50 replied,

“I only make 10 cents a record.”

This further reinforces the idea that Hip Hop, like all other forms of music and art, are just entertainment. will bring you an update on this story as it develops.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

50 Cent Responds to Bankruptcy Reports

G-Unit’s head honcho, in the face of chapter 11, is still cracking jokes

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy, and people were pretty confused. You mean, the super-rich rapper, actor, and entrepreneur is “broke”? Not quite, but the news was still startling.

In light of 50 Cent being slapped by a jury with an order to pay up $5 million to the mother of Rick Ross‘ daughter for involving her leaked sex tape in a parody tape he created several years ago, Fif decided that filing for chapter 11 was his best recourse. The following is his reasoning:

I’m taking the precautions that any other good businessperson would take in this situation. You know when you’re successful and stuff, you become a target. I don’t wanna be a bullseye. I don’t want anybody to pick me as the guy that they just come to with astronomical claims and go through all that. Walt Disney has filed bankruptcy. Donald Trump has filed bankruptcy. It means you’re reorganizing your finances, but it does stop things from moving forward that you don’t want moving forward.

I gotta decent legal team. You don’t have to worry.

Still, there’s never a dull moment with 50, and yesterday on Instagram he posed in front of a pretty economic car, and captioned the photo “Times are hard out here LMAO.”

Gotta love this guy.