Notice of Nomination and Election of Convener

Notice of Nomination and Election of Convener for American Coalition for Good Government (ACGG) We need new leadership for the ACGG. Marvin Muhammad of Houston, Texas has done a marvelous job and we are grateful for his leadership. ACGG Convener Election Coordinators (CECs) are assisting in this process and we are grateful for their help. Nomination of a candidate is the first step. If you want to nominate a candidate, please advise the CEC who has sent you this email on or before 5 p.m. EST on September 29, 2017. (If you do not have someone in mind as a candidate, you are not obligated to nominate one.) The candidates will be notified and they…

An Appeal to Right Minded People and Organizations: The Muslim Voice on Solutions to Violence

By Yahya Shabazz,  West Coast Coordinator , American Coalition for Good Government As-Salaam- Alaikum (Peace be Upon You): West Coast Regional Coordinator This is an open appeal to all right minded people and organizations, inviting them to a discussion on the topics mentioned in this article. We are deeply concerned with the moral decline of our country, with a special emphasis on gun violence. The situation we are facing is the exact same situation witnessed by Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) over fourteen hundred years ago, however, due to modern technology and massive manufacturing of weapons our situation is fourteen (14) times worse. As Muslims, we must feel obligated to address issues as our Prophet did, using the…

Frontline Examines Why Wall-Street Executives Are to Big to Prosecute

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Our Children, Our Present, Our Future

By Fleming El-Amin Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator, American Coalition for Good Government The media has been inundated with opposing views on the appropriate response to the tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut and Chicago, Illinois. The theme for these horrendous and cruel events is the safety of our children. How do we as responsible citizens do a better job of addressing the violent culture that has placed our children in their sights as targets? Can we honestly just say that these killings are the price we pay for living in a Democracy? As a Civics and Economics High School teacher, I am familiar with the historical context of the liberty we have in the 2nd Amendment. “A well…

Connecting Communities for the Common Good

The Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed Participates in  “Connecting Communities For The Common Good” Conversations & Partnership Opportunities with the Obama Administration’s Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office See pictures here..

Prisons and Prison Rentry – The Justice Department

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Get Involved in National and Community Service

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Understand How Your Federal Tax Dollars Are Being Spent

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HUD, VA to Provide Permanent Housing, Case Management to Nearly 700 Homeless Veterans

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$100 Million Funding Available

Dear Community Leaders, I’m pleased to inform you that today the availability of over $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants was announced here at HHS. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic disease, violence and injury, and improve mental health and equity. Notably, this round of funding increases the grant cycle to a five-year period, which will allow communities more time to tailor and implement strategies, engage communities and ultimately shift norms around healthy eating and physical activity. It will also engage multiple sectors, encouraging community-based organizations, local and state governments to work together to build sustainable, effective…