Freelance writing round-up – articles authored by Tony Bear! and then published on other websites
Communicators gotta communicate! Please check out my professional writing assignments published on other websites. An on-going display of them appears below. In the business, we call this ‘freelance writing’ – being a writer-for-hire to work on certain stories or topics as needed. Freelance writing can be very enjoyable whether you are interested in many subjects or like writing about your favorite subjects. With a little luck, freelance writing can often be a tidy way to let my fingers do the walking all the way to the bank! Drop a note my way via LinkedIn, my Contact form on the blog, or book me via WriterAccess.
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Exerpt from Medium: "My woke state of mind is having a hard time with 'celebrating' Juneteenth. The sordid legacy of slavery makes the observance bittersweet. To me, the idea of 'rejoicing' the day Black people had our God-given freedom 'returned' to us reinforces the slave master mentality that is so deeply intertwined in the DNA of this country."
Exerpt from MissionHousing.org: Mission Housing begins life and safety upgrades; Mayor’s office funding retrofit on various permanently affordable rental units – The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development for the City and County of San Francisco, also known as MOHCD, has awarded Mission Housing Development Corporation $4.5 million to perform wholesale structural improvements on several buildings in the Mission Housing portfolio.
Exerpt from ComptonHerald.org: There will be more to this Election Day than encouraging everyone to vote, as desperate measures are employed by people who think winning fair-and-square is out of reach
Exerpt from MissionHousing.org: Affordable housing, supportive services changing lives of vulnerable San Franciscans; film documents inspirational stories – A documentary film puts faces on the human side of the San Francisco affordable housing crisis. In “3000 Stories,” students from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Cinema program interviewed residents of Mission Housing Development Corporation.
Exerpt from MissionHousing.org: Changing neighborhood spurs community organizations, city government to draft gentrification solutions – Over several years, a coalition of community organizations and nonprofits, including Mission Housing Development Corporation, met monthly with city planners to grind out an extensive list of possible solutions and strategies. The result: “Mission Action Plan 2020.”
Please visit my page on Medium, where you'll find articles with my opinion on various topics, and re-posts of a few popular pieces from The Celebrity-free Zone.
Exerpt from MissionHousing.org: Hundreds of Mission Housing tenants enjoy holiday festivities thanks to Resident Services team – Eighteen holiday celebrations spread among fifteen buildings. Hundreds of toys distributed. One thousand pounds of food served. Lots of smiling faces seen. Every year, the Resident Services team of Mission Housing Development Corporation makes sure tenants get a little dose of holiday cheer.
Exerpt from imdb.com: My expectations: action, smart dialogue, interesting characters. That’s exactly what I got! – The Magnificent Seven was a great popcorn churner of a movie! And, a box office winner! The Magnificent Seven made an estimated $35 million in its opening weekend, coming in at number one.
Exerpt from MissionHousing.org: Housing tour of the Mission provides details, discussion about future of Mission affordable housing – Twenty-five people from a variety of backgrounds toured a slice of the Mission District on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Most were stakeholders — residents, business owners, and other interested parties — who wanted to learn about the initiatives underway to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood.
Excerpt from ComptonHerald.org: Stanford research project uncovers keys to enhance longevity – Life expectancy into our 80s and beyond has become commonplace. Now, a Stanford University project aims to reveal how our culture can contribute to living longer – with full lives.
Excerpt from ComptonHerald.org: One of Compton’s Own is giving props to his roots as no one else could. Compton native son and multiple GRAMMY nominee Kendrick Lamar is celebrating the greatness of his hometown in a new short film. The feature is part of the ad campaign launched to build hype for the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards being presented Feb. 15.
Excerpt from The Culture Trip: The Bay Area is Ground Zero for art and culture. The visual arts are well represented in a number of world-renowned museums and galleries. Add in the smaller, homegrown galleries, and the number of places to enjoy art can be mind-boggling. A few days of prowling the Bay Area art scene might be chicken soup for the soul of any artist or art aficionado.
Excerpt from ComptonHerald.org: Recently, President Obama said the song, “How Much a Dollar Cost” by “Compton’s Own” Kendrick Lamar was his favorite song of 2015. Last October, the president finally got to meet one of his favorite performers. Lamar was President Obama’s guest in the Oval Office. The two discussed solutions to some of the issues plaguing America’s inner cities.
Excerpt from The Culture Trip: Millions of travel articles suggest diversions destined to leave vacationers without a care in the world for an entire weekend. This is often referred to as ‘taking your mind off things’ and is usually accompanied by generous amounts of alcohol and dessert. For Thoughtful People, or ‘geeks’ as we prefer to be called, a couple of days spent indulging our scientific curiosity about the world around us is how we find diversion, facilitated instead by large quantities of caffeinated drinks.
Excerpt from The Culture Trip: Traveling is often about disconnecting and taking a break from ‘brain drain.’ Yet a day of focused thinking and learning is a perfect diversion from the mundane. Oakland, like San Francisco, has several stops that make for a great Geek Weekend without breaking the bank. Use a car to get around so you can be on your own schedule. Weekend parking around Oakland is plentiful and often free, and travel time between stops is 25 minutes or less.
Excerpt from The Culture Trip: One huge benefit of being in the San Francisco Bay area: a visit to one of Mother Nature’s water features fits easily into your day. Take your pick – ocean, bay, lake, river, or estuary… a relaxing view is minutes away. The SF Bay Area has plenty to offer water lovers who want to stay dry.