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The "Offering Reconciliation" Project, initiated by the Israeli Friends of the Family Forum
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Friday 06 June 2008

Volume 2, Number 40

Coalition Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams, President

John E. Churchville, Treasurer

Yvonne Haughton, Secretary


Stanley Daniels

Tom Henry

Calvin Johnson

Patricia Coyne

Abdul Malik Raheem

Angela Mohammed


Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 09

Employment and Training Opportunities … 11

Health Matters … 16

Green Piece … 19

Grants and Scholarships … 19

SpotLight … 21

Arts for Awareness … 23

Coming Up …26

Computers and Technology … 33

A Hand Up … 34

On The Airways … 35


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If you would like to report on a recent community event, feel free to send us a brief account of what happened, we will share it with our readers.

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Tuskeegee Anyone?


Government sponsored experiments with poor Baltimore, Maryland families!
















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We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map

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“Newsletter” from the menu.













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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
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KNITTING CIRCLE Grab your knitting needles and your girlfriends for this night of crafting, sipping and shopping. Every Wed, 6-8pm, FREE ,


37 N. 3rd St.  Phila., PA     267-671-0737
























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Volunteers are still needed to help organize the first INTER-FAITH COMMUNITY
SURVIVAL SUMMIT to be held in the city of Philadelphia. For information or to volunteer or register as a representative for your place of worship, call 215.387.2734 or email:





























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At my granddaughter's wedding, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married the longest. Since it turned out to be my husband and me, the DJ asked us, "What advice would you give to the newly married couple?"

I said, "The three most important words in a marriage are, 'You're probably right.'" Everyone then looked expectantly at my husband.

"She's probably right," he said.




























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During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director how do you determine whether a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a
teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup. "

"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"
























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Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
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Word of The Week: quotidian \kwoh-TID-ee-uhn\: Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever; Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.







































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One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
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Three small boys were bragging about their fathers. The first boasted that his dad owned his own business, the second, that his dad played professional football, the third said, “That’s nothing, my dad owns hell.”

“No way,” the other boy scoffed, “Nobody can own hell.”

“Sure he can,” My grandpa told my grandma that my mom gave it to him last night.”


























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We will be spotlighting members and organizations weekly, if you wish to have your organization spotlighted, forward to us information on your primary mission, your current projects and/or how you would want other members of The Coalition, Inc. to be involved. Many of us are already being a support to one another, but there is plenty of room for improvement.












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Volunteers are still needed to help organize the first INTER-FAITH COMMUNITY
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Greetings Coalition Family!


Join Us for The 2008 Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival


Saturday 8am – 4pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center


A Change In Progress: /I am Somebody to a Child/


No Cost Event


Keynote Speakers: Jeffrey M. Leving, Esq., Author of Father’s Rights

Fatherhood Award Recipient Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles


/Men: Bring a Good Friend/Women: Contact a Loved One/GrandMothers: Make sure they all Attend/


Attendees and exhibitors register at:


For more information, visit:


Our family is growing! If your neighborhood or community organization has not yet joined The Coalition, Inc., please take a copy of the information packet to your next meeting. A copy can be downloaded from the ‘Files’ section of our Google group. Join The Coalition, Inc.!


Join A HAND UP! To make donations or donation requests.


Gary R. Adams,

Co-Founder, The Coalition, Inc.


Join our Google group





Stan Daniels to Editor




We recently received this helpful information:


For young men entering 10th and 11th grades.


Pass it on to those that may be interested, post at your church & etc.


Click on the link below, it will take you to the Morehouse website.


Morehouse Summer Program

Morehouse College will be offering a Summer Institute (Project Identity) for African-American males entering the 10th and 11th grades.

1310                  Three weeks (June 7 – 28)

1310                  Creative Writing

1310                  SAT Prep

1310                  Debate

1310                  Pre-Calculus

1310                  Leadership development

1310                  Enrichment activities

1310                  $400 fee (includes meals, housing and activities)




and there is more information on our own Web site.




Stan Daniels


Urban Cartographer Online



This summer the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) will hold 2 Aviation Career Education Camps sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

The purpose of each one-week program is to introduce interested youth to the world of aviation by exposing them to the many challenging careers and opportunities which the aviation industry has to offer.

This is a program has been around for several years and is an outstanding opportunity for all of our children.


Please take the time to read the brochure/application in the ‘FILES’ section of our Google group:

and pass it along to anyone that you know who may be interested.

The age range is for boys and girls between 14-18 years old.

The best part of the camp other than the exposure is that it is FREE!!!! Delta Air Lines pays the entire cost.


Application deadline is June 2, 2008. Please visit or for additional details.





JUNE 22-28; and JULY 6-12

If your ideal school is one where the classrooms include over 7,000 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and streams, and where learning about our environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun and meeting new friends, then the Penn State Conservation Leadership School (CLS) is for you. It’s not a recreational summer camp, although lots of fun is definitely on the agenda. It’s a RE-Creation experience, leading you to learn, to live, and to think critically about sustaining our environment.

In the unique setting at The Pennsylvania State University’s Stone Valley Recreation Area near State College, Pa., students between the ages of 15 and 18 learn about the environment and conservation during a one-week program that emphasizes field-based, hands-on learning, group problem solving, and leadership.

This year’s program will include a special session on leadership developed by the PA Rural Leadership Program (RULE) and an interactive ropes course challenge that will foster cooperation and teamwork.  The 2008 curriculum will focus on important natural resource issues including:

  • Analyzing your hometown drinking water  
    Participants will bring a water sample from home and learn how to test for various pollutants that may occur in Pennsylvania water supplies.
  • Deer population management and habitat conservation 
    Representatives from the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will discuss strategies on how to achieve biologically and socially balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social, and legal constraints.
  • Recycling: Beyond the Bin 
    Students will get a behind- the-scenes look at the recycling process and learn how and why this essential “R” (reduce, reuse, and recycle) plays a key role in our waste management practices.
  • What is wood? 
    Participants may walk away from CLS with a new appreciation for one of the earth’s most versatile and sustainable resources.
  • “Green” Buildings  
    Students will tour some of Penn State’s newest and award-winning “green” buildings, which bring together new technologies, sustainable materials, and creative designs.

Conservation Leadership School is being offered twice this summer, June 22-28 and July 6-12.  The same program is offered for each week.  During their stay at Stone Valley, the students will work in teams with the faculty and staff from the School of Forest Resources, and representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Scholarships are available from participating Conservation Districts in Pennsylvania and area sportsmen clubs for students representing their district at CLS.  For a listing of participating organizations and to register online, please visit: and click on Conservation Leadership School.  For more information please contact the Office of Conferences and Short Courses at (814) 865-8301 or email at to receive registration materials.

Registration is limited so please apply early.

For questions regarding the content of the program, contact Mike Powell, Director of CLS, at (814) 863-1113 or email at


Community College of Philadelphia’s Act Now/Act 101 Program

The Act Now/Act 101 Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the following new opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.


Mentoring Program: It is important for students to meet professionals, outside of the Act Now/Act 101 Program, who have completed college and who would be available to offer guidance and support as they pursue their academic and career goals.


Informational Interviews: While some of our students have chosen majors to pursue others are still undecided. It is helpful for them to meet professionals in the fields they are considering. The time commitment for Informational Interviews is minimal. The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a list of individuals representing a variety of professions. Interested students will contact the representatives to schedule an interview. Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in person and should take no longer than an hour.


For application or more information, please email

Erika Hernandez



The Sigma Sharks Pop Warner football program is looking for coaches for the 2008 season beginning this summer. We have 4 teams covering ages 7 – 13, and practice at 19th and Washington Ave. Time commitment is 10hrs/week in August and 6hrs/week in Sept./Oct. For more information: Coach Darron at 267.972.8921 or email:


Resources for Children’s Health’s SAFE program has openings for new clients. In our SAFE program, we provide parents of children aged birth through 5 years with the information, resources and support they need to raise healthy and happy children. A peer and professional staff conduct services. Spanish-speaking case managers are available.

Services include:


·        In-home visits Help in obtaining medical, pediatric and well-baby care;

·        Accompaniment to medical appointments and other appointments;

·        Connecting participants to supportive community resources to

meet identified needs;

·        Health and nutrition information, resources and written handouts;

·        Incentives- baby items, parent-child activity books, home safety items, and others;

·        Assisting participants in securing health insurance or other benefits;

·        Supporting participants in engaging in healthy lifestyle practices, such as smoking cessation, exercise and good adult and child nutrition;

·        “Hands-on” support, such as grocery shopping to show participants how to purchase good quality nutritional food at reasonable prices; and

·        Positive parenting and health education workshops, which are open to everyone in the community.


For more information, to sign up, or to make a referral to the SAFE Program, please contact Brenda Rochester, SAFE Supervisor, at 215.985.6252.


Kids With a Mission!

The 1st African American Kids Entrepreneur Radio Show on

Junior Entrepreneurs On The Move Radio show Saturdays at 6pm.

You can find JEOTM at

JEOTM  Radio is the brainchild of 2 young men Jerry who is 12 years old and his brother RJ AKA Spidey Boy who is 8 years old.

JEOTM was created to encourage and foster the entrepreneurial spirit in young people.

Each show will feature guests that introduce youth early on to business concepts and entrepreneurship.

By empowering youth JEOTM Radio seeks to instill key skills that will enable financial independence.


RESOURCE Program (PEER) presents


Free parenting classes

Attend the FREE non-judgmental ten week program and receive a


$100.00 food gift card or Earn $100.00 towards a utility bill of your choice


Classes are held weekly at

Tustin Recreation Center

5901 Columbia Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19151

Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Other sites available – Enrollment is ongoing


A project of the Lutheran Children and Family Service


Sonya Harris-Saunders, Program Coordinator 215.339.8002 ext 19

Wendy Brown, Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248


Dear Coalition members and friends,

The disturbing pattern of violence, particularly violent acts by and against youth continues at a horrific pace in Philadelphia.  News reports of youth violence have become commonplace in Philadelphia and the country.

This summer Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc., a non profit organization which strives to teach alternatives to negative behavior and violence will sponsor a “Youth Summer Basketball League” this league will have two age divisions (11-12-13) and (14-15-16) league play will begin on June 24, 2008. An afternoon community event will take place at the Tustin Recreation Center located at 5901 Columbia Ave. (60th & Lancaster) on June 21, 2008 between 4:00-8:30 pm in celebration of the league and community involvement. We are asking for community and grass-root organizations to celebrate with us on June 21, 2008 e in a variety of activities which included (2) exhibition basketball games, community information tables , poetry, spoken word, and live entertainment. 

          The goal of Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc. is to provide wholesome, Positive activities for youth which provide an environment to encourage a sense of ethical, social and neighborhood responsibility through community service and involvement.  This is guided by three basics beliefs:  that violence is preventable, peace is possible and both are best achieved through community-driven strategies that demonstrate the power of collective action. Your support is critical to our success in realizing our organization goal of motivating community residents to partner with us to reverse this deadly trend. We look forward to your partnership in this effort.  Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (267) 262-1615 if you have any questions or need additional information. 


Sincerely, Abdul Al-Maliki (President)

Stop The Madness-Stop The Violence Inc.




is looking for tutors for their tutoring program at East Spencer Miller Elementary School at 43rd and Westminster.  Tutoring takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, and is for students 8-12 years of age.


If you or anyone you know can help during either of these two timeframes, please contact Malik (aka Norm) Johnson, at 215-410-2859.


Please share this information; you never know who has a couple of hours a week to help our kids. 




C&C Athletic Association also has a tutoring and mentoring program at Eastwick Recreation Center at 80th and Mars Sts. For students, age 10-17. This program runs from November to April. Contact Calvin Johnson (215-738-5181) if you can help or know someone who needs to be tutored.


1. You will have a nationwide connection with primarily African
American parents and other parents who have children of color.
2. You will receive EXCLUSIVE discounts and special offers with over
40 selected businesses that have created or represent companies with items that will encourage children of color to feel proud and
positive about their heritage. Most of these companies are owned and
operated by African Americans, something to be proud of in itself.
3. You will receive a monthly email with not only EXCLUSIVE discounts and offers, but the opportunity to win GREAT prizes from our Black Parent Connect Shops. Each monthly prize will be valued at $50 or more.
4. You will also receive special tips, news and other parenting information when visiting our website.
(This is open to non-members as well)
5. FREE and Easy to join! Just simply join by clicking on our JOIN NOW page on our navigator tab at

Joan Gosier, President HBCU kidz, Inc.
954-302-4540 x701
“An Education that is superior, exciting, challenging and custom-designed to fit each student’s needs and interests.” 


This Week…




City-wide campaign ends with poetry event for at-risk teen males and mentorship drive


The M.A.N. Campaign is a social service marketing campaign for the recruitment of mentors.

The creation of the campaign was a response to the need to decrease the rate of imprisonment, truancy, and senseless violence amongst African American males under twenty-five years of age in Philadelphia.

Originally a six-month effort, The M.A.N. Campaign which began in July 2007 was extended until Spring 2008.

The campaign comes to an end with two concurrent events:

The MISsed Education Poetry Slam for truant teens and a M.A.N. Mentorship Drive for male mentors.


On Saturday, June 7, 2008, The M.A.N. Campaign in conjunction with the Department of Truancy and Prevention will host an event for the truant young men they purpose to help. The campaign and its supporters believe that there is a benefit to bringing young men together to hear stories from professional men that have beat the odds.

The MISsed Education Poetry Slam will take place at the Philadelphia Daily News Building from Noon to 3PM.


The headliner poet for the The MISsed Education Poetry Slam is Philadelphia-born, Tony Award Winner, HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice. Additional speakers include National Author and Columnist Solomon Jones along with M.A.N. Advocates: Author Mister Mann Frisby and FOX 29 Sports Reporter Bill Vargus. Youth from The Enterprise Center's Project Great Potential will also share stories about how they are overcoming the odds by focusing on entrepreneurship.

The event is sponsored in part by Verizon Wireless, Chase, and SpeakToMe, Inc.

Youth attendees will receive free food and giveaways such as T-shirts, haircuts, and movie passes.

Youth can pick up free passes to attend the event from Yvonne McCoy of the Department of Truancy and Prevention. Space is limited for adults.


For more information, visit or

Contact: Andrea Hodge

Mobile: (302) 250-7602



In addition to the poetry event for male youth, The M.A.N. Campaign will hold its final mentorship drive for men at the 2008 Fatherhood Festival. The festival is an all day event taking place at the Philadelphia Convention Center from 9AM- 4PM. Men interested in signing up to become mentors can stop by The M.A.N. Campaign table.

The free event is hosted by Daddy UniverseCity, Inc.

For more information on the event, visit




(and occasional Tuesday) FILMS!!

NEAR 45TH & REGENT June 6 – Sep 12, 8 pm or dusk


Friday, June 6


The Great Debaters

In 1935 the debating team from Wiley College, a small

black university in eastern Texas, rose to nation

prominence with a long string of victories over other

teams, many from all white schools. Along the way the team

members and their professor coach Melvin B. Tolson,

portrayed by Denzel Washington, endure the racial insults,

intimidation and acts of gruesome violence that were the

hallmark of Jim Crow in the south.

The excellent cast also


Forrest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett and Nate Parker. 

2007; 124 minutes


Film showings are free.  Schedule subject to change.

For more info, contact International Action Center at

215-724-1618 or




Socialize with the public education community at the annual

"Turning the Page for Change" event!

Celebrate the part the Philadelphia Public School Notebook plays as an independent, grassroots media source in the movement for quality and equality in Philadelphia's schools.

The celebration includes food and drinks, student musicians and caricaturists, student journalism awards, door prizes and other surprises!

Join us on June 9 to help keep Turning the Page for Change.

Tickets are $50-discounts for students, parents, and people under 25.

For more information visit or

call 215-951-0330 x 2160.







I want to share with you management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO). Please feel free to share this information.    Each office will hire six (6) management positions.  Within the Philadelphia Region twelve (12) ELCOs will open.  Early Local Census Offices will open throughout the Commonwealth of PA in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton as well as Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The positions are full time, temporary employment (2 year appointment – position ends when office closes after Census 2010).  I want to share with you management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).


For more information: See “Early Local Census Office Opportunities” in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google group



The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit in West Philadelphia, is looking for a Street Team Manager.

Please send resumes and cover letters to Peggy Shane, HR Manager, at, and please direct any questions to Imanni Wilkes, Associate Director, at 


Thank you!


The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation (TEC-CDC)


4548 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139


Job Title: Street Team Manager


Type of position: Full-time, including some evening and weekend hours


Salary: Based on qualifications and experience, $30,000--$40,000 annually plus benefits


General Description: The mission of TEC-CDC is to build neighborhoods where people are willing, able, and organized to achieve their common goals. TEC-CDC works in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, which is located between 45th and 52nd Streets from Market to Spruce Streets in West Philadelphia, to implement resident-led projects.




- Managing a staff of 15-20 Street Team organizers


- Training the Street Team in communication and relationship-building



- Coordinating canvassing operations throughout Walnut Hill


- Coaching each Street Team member to meet personal and professional



- Managing relationships with the Street Team's partner organizations


- Maintaining timesheets, budgets, and hiring for the Street Team


Qualifications and Experience:


- Candidate must be energetic, creative, personable, self-motivated,

and committed to community empowerment


- Excellent verbal and written communicator


- Community organizing and/or management experience


- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


- Familiarity with Philadelphia's nonprofit sector education


- High school diploma required; bachelor's degree or master's degree





Peggy Shane, HR Manager: (215) 895-4004,


For more information, please see The Enterprise Center CDC's website at


Imanni Wilkes


Associate Director, Community Empowerment


The Enterprise Center CDC


4548 Market Street


Philadelphia, PA 19139


Phone: 215/895-4095


Fax: 215/895-4001






Part-Time Research Interviewers Positions Available!!
Women’s Health Research The University Of Pennsylvania


Contribute to a well-known and exciting in-community research study
in its 13th year.


· Longitudinal study of Reproductive Hormones in the late reproductive years.
· Focus on hormonal fluctuation and correlations with psychological and physical symptoms of the menopausal transition.
· 300 female subjects, aged 45-60, living throughout the Philadelphia region

· Visit homes of female subjects throughout Philadelphia region
· Conduct in depth research interviews and draw blood samples


· BA, BS, or RN preferred, will consider LPN or MA.
· Excellent communication skills
· Serious attention to detail required

· Interview or research experience helpful
· Interest in women’s health important
· Car and valid driver’s license and insurance required
· Weekday/evening and weekend hours available
· Phlebotomy required; will train, but preference given to those all ready certified.

Ø Position available immediately
Ø PAY: $15.00/hour

Email Best! Can also fax or send resume to:

The RHORS Study 3701 Market Street Suite # 820 Philadelphia, PA 19104-
Phone: (215) 614-0226
Fax: (215) 349-5521

Location: UPENN
Compensation: $15 per hour + mileage reimbursement
This is a part-time job.




If you’ve ever looked at a job listing and thought, “I’d be perfect for this job, if only…,” you understand the discouragement a lot of job seekers in Philadelphia feel.

Understanding these barriers, the employment volunteers at  have launched a free tool that helps jobseekers look for jobs and apply online,

Positions range from Banquet Server to Call Center Manager. When it comes to meeting the qualifications for a job, is there any flexibility? That depends on the employer, but in most cases, the answer is yes. Certainly, it helps to understand how your own experience and needs match up to what the employer wants and is willing to offer, which isn’t always an easy task, thanks to the obscure language typical of many job listings.

Google needs business reps – nationwide
Now you can Make Money Through the Google Business Referral Program and Help Google Locate Businesses in Your Neighborhood
”As a Google Business Referral Representative, you’ll visit local
businesses to collect information (such as hours of operation, types of payment accepted, etc.) for Google Maps, and tell them about Google
Maps and Google AdWords. You’ll also take a few digital photos of the
business that will appear on the Google Maps listing along with the
business information. After the visit, you submit the business’ info
and photo(s) to Google through your Local Business Referrals Center,

and we’ll pay you up to $10 for each listing that is approved by
Google and verified by the business,” according to the Google website.





Straight Up: A Men’s HIV Prevention Initiative

will hold its


1st annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament


Mill Creek Playground

47th and Brown Streets,

Philadelphia PA 19104


Saturday June 7, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Straight Up provides increased community presence and health promotion, educational programs, mentoring, testing and counseling for HIV to heterosexual men of color.


We are seeking men ages 16-35 to register a team (minimum 3 player’s maximum 4 players) in the tournament. Every player will receive a t-shirt, backpack, condoms and information on HIV prevention.


There will also be a cash prize for the winning team, raffles, food, entertainment and free HIV testing available all day…Get your results in 20 minutes.


For more information or to register please contact Circle of Care at 215-985-2657.




National Day of Protest Against Health Insurance Corporations:

Thursday, June 19th!

12 Noon at Cigna, 5 Penn Center (15th and Market)



Join nurses, doctors, patients and Americans of every

stripe protesting in memory of the countless victims of

the insurance industry.  Protests are being held around

the country on the day when health insurance lobbyists are having their annual convention.  Cigna is being protested

because they are one of the merciless health insurance

giants that deny care every day, responsible for the death

of 17-year-old Natalie Sarkisyan when that corporation

denied her a liver transplant.


More info on the June 19 protest: call 610-567-2907 x113





Philabundance recently launched the

Fresh for All” program,

a quick and easy way to put quality,

produce into the hands of those who need it most.

The cost of fresh fruits and vegetables is rising,

so these healthy foods are the first to get cut when money is tight.

Where is Fresh for All?

Fresh for All sites are currently located in Salem and Camden Counties, NJ and Delaware County, PA.

Delaware County Housing Authority Community Center

1825 Constitution Ave., Woodlyn, PA 19094

• Distributions held every Friday from 12:30-1:30pm.

St. John’s Baptist Church

Provided in partnership with Camden Area Health Education Center, Inc.


400 N. 30th Street, Camden, NJ 08105

• Distributions held every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am.

St. John’s Pentecostal Outreach

22 New Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079

• Distributions held every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30pm.

Fresh for All Membership

Becoming a Fresh for All member is free and easy. Interested

individuals are asked to provide basic

household information.

Fresh for All is not connected with any government agency, so becoming a member will not affect any other benefits members are receiving.

Members are asked to bring their

own boxes or bags to distributions.

Volunteers are needed

For more information on Fresh for All or to become a Fresh for All

member or volunteer please contact Tunisia at 215-339-0900 x238.



Coming Soon! Noted Herbalist Ann Pringle will be sharing natural health information in this section. Ann Pringle has been a vegetarian for more than 23 years. She initially studied nutrition and vegetarianism on her own, and later attended Temple University where she took

classes under a vegetarian nutritionist and herbologist.

Ms. Pringle also lectures on health, herbs and has operated her own herbal company for nearly ten tears.



South Philadelphia Neighborhood Athletic League

Healthy Mind – Healthy Body

“Weigh To Go” Fitness Challenge

For a $10.00 registration fee participants receive

·        Exercise Workshops

·        Nutritional recipes

·        Cooking Classes

·        Access To A Local Gym and cash incentives for “The Biggest Loser”

To register contact Kimyetta Lewis 267.250.4846



Resources for Children’s Health’s SAFE program has openings and is looking for referrals!  SAFE provides home visiting and case management, parenting support, and family health and wellness education for parents of young children, ages birth to five, in South Philadelphia. All services are free. Spanish-speaking staff is also available.
To make a referral or for more information, please call Brenda Rochester,
215-985-6252 or email


The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for children who have health care needs not covered by their commercial health insurance. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family’s share of the cost of medical services. Learn more about us and how to apply.



Another Event brought to you by

The KB Experience


Enjoy Live Music, Network & Learn How to go Green


Presented by: CORT



Smokin Mirrors- Music from the 60’s &70’s

Dani Mari- Singer, Song Writer

Simple – A Phish Tribute Band



DATE: Friday, June 13th

TIME: 4PM to 8PM

LOCATION: Wholefoods Roof Top- 10th and SOUTH ST.

RSVP: By June 6th to or call 215-787-0471






ETA Grants Announced: Demonstration Projects Targeting Dislocated Workers


The recently announced grants from the Employment and Training Administration are intended for organizations who offer retraining and job placement services to dislocated workers. The grants are intended for State Workforce Agencies, including those in the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.


State Workforce Agencies (SWAs), including those from the territories listed above, are eligible to apply. Each SWA needs to identify the One-Stop Career Center and local workforce investment board and that would be participating in the proposed project. To see a full copy of this communication go to


Deadline: June 13, 2008;



Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award


The MusicLink Foundation, working as a pipeline organization for the

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation,

is seeking music students in financial need who may qualify for the

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award.

This is a scholarship program that specifically applies to


Students do not necessarily have to be enrolled in the MusicLink program to apply.

Although musical potential is a factor in the selection process, students with a strong academic record are encouraged to apply.


Please forward this on to any students who may qualify or teachers who

may have students that qualify for the award.

We have included a link to the Jack Kent Cooke’s website which includes the application materials.

If you do know of any students who will be applying, we would appreciate it if you could include their names and email

addresses in an email to Jennifer Kitchin, Talent Coordinator,

MusicLink Foundation (

This will help them to monitor them through the application process.


Please see the ‘Young Scholars Awards’ in the ‘Discussions’ section of our Google group:



Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning.
Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation NSF.

For more information, click here: https://www. default.asp


Adult Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants award funding to non-profit
organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of
literacy assistance. Organizations must provide assistance in one of
the following instructional areas:
·    Adult basic education;

·    General education diploma preparation; or
·    English for speakers of other languages.

o       GED preparation
o       English for speakers of other languages
·       Children’s education;
·       Parent and child together time (PACT); and,
Parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their child.

Following is information for students interested in getting support for
higher education
Go to:

More information available in our Google group:



The 2008 Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival

     Fathers from all backgrounds, from over seven states will converge on the Pennsylvania Convention center for the third year in a row for the 2008 Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival. The mission is to become better parents.

     This year, more than over 400 men will gather on June 7th for a one of a kind event at the PA Convention Center. This FREE event aims to bring together all kind of fathers and father figures- those of in intact or blended families, married fathers, single fathers, stepfathers, fathers-to-be, new fathers, grandfathers, adoptive fathers, and, older brothers. Fathers of all races, cultures, backgrounds, religions, creeds, and color will attend.

     It is being organized by Daddy UniverseCity and sponsored by The United Way of SouthEastern Pennslyvania, Prudential Ins, Clear Channel Radio/ Power99 & WDAS, The Parent Leadership Academy, Department of Human Services (DHS)/Division of Community Based Prevention Services (DCBPS), Office of Truancy and Delinquency Prevention, EPIC Stakeholder Project, Real Men Cook of Phila, Proud Poppa, and other organizations.

     Our Keynote Speaker for this event will be famed Attorney Jeffrey M.Leving, Author of Fathers Rights.

Our 2008 Fatherhood Award Recipient this year is Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles.

This conference will bring together a panel of city council, judges, state workers; state representatives and psychologists for a premier roundtable event entitled the Fight for Equality. This roundtable will look to resolve the barriers that men face raising children. “It is time to direct the complaints to the people we voted in power to resolve them,” says Joel Austin, President/CEO of Daddy UniverseCity Inc.

     Tracks that will be discussed include: Fatherhood & Parenting, Healthy Relationships/Communications, Money Management, Life Skills, and Health & Wellness. These are the foundations of parenthood.

An estimated 33 percent of children in the United States live away from their biological fathers. When children grow up without fathers, they suffer incarceration, drugs, and crime. Women are more likely to have teenage pregnancies, be unwed mothers or face child abuse. The problems of crime and violence in our city is a direct result of the lack of positive male participation in child development, it is time to address the problem.

Exhibitors should register for a table at

Attendance is free, but we urge fathers, agencies, organizations, and companies to register fathers at   For more information visit

Contact The Planning Committee at or call 610-721-6757






Lords and Ladies, Squires and Maids, and Good Gentles All!

Midsummer Productions LLC is proud to present the

Midsummer Renaissance Faire to be held at the

Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, PA.

June 7th and 8th from 10 am – 7 pm (rain or shine)


The 200 wooded acres of the Ukrainian Homestead will be transformed

into the 16th century Province of Rostand the first weekend in June.

The Duke of Rostand has died, leaving no immediate heir, and two

opposing Parties battle to decide who will succeed him. The day will

be filled with adventure, treachery, and intrigue! Forget twenty-four

hour news services; this is how politics used to be settled.


Written and directed by Brian DiBonaventure, the battle of succession

is played out through the entire faire day.

Two suitors (Joshua Daniel Gieringer and Phillip Jones) fight for the hand of Lady Isabel (Allegra Billy) and the title of Duke of Rostand. Pulling the strings behind the scene are the villainous Lord Chancellor (Michael Pizolato) and the Duchess Eleanor (Jennifer Chamberlain-Thomas). Who will win the lady's hand? Who will ascend as Duke? Will even the impartial

ambassadors Jonathan of the Royal House of Stewart (Peter David

Hughes) and Cardinal Stefan Colberto (Stephen Mazlum) be able to keep

the proceeding fair and balanced? Welcome to Rostand, where cutthroat

politics is not just an expression!


Walk through our gates and be transported into a world filled with

magicians, middle-eastern belly dancers, fire breathers, wandering

minstrels, and a live combat. Stroll through our marketplace and

enjoy a day of shopping or pull up a chair and feast like a king on a

turkey leg or a hearty bowl of stew. A day at the faire includes

grand adventure, enchanting entertainment, the finest artisans in the

land, and a cast of motley characters that interact with the audience

making every trip a memorable one for all ages.


This year we are proud to feature Daniel Greenwolf—The Celtic Magician

on our main stage. As well as an assortment of other performers

throughout the fairegrounds, including the fire performance group

Kaji-Da, the celtic ensemble Blackjacks and Blarney, period musket and

cannon demonstrations by Lord Scrope of Bolten's Retinue, and middle

eastern belly dancing by Sephira Phaedra to name a few.


The Midsummer Renaissance Faire is open on

June 7th and 8th from 10 am – 7 pm (rain or shine) just minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in scenic Lehighton, PA.

Admissions is $15 for adults; $7 for children

ages five through twelve; free admission for children four and under;

and $13.50 for senior citizens and military (with ID).

Group rates (20 or more) available when ordered in advance.

More information and

ticket reservations can be found at  or by

calling (610)587-9778.




Father Figure enterprises and

The Underground Railroad Company



Coming This Spring!!!

A universal groundbreaking documentary that focuses on the relationship between fathers and daughters. It is an inspiration to families everywhere. The film touches on the importance of a father in our society, the role he plays in shaping his daughter’s choices in men, and in the ramifications of fatherless homes.


Father Figure is more than a film. It is a spiritual, physical and emotional experience that will challenge the audience’s perception of what a father figure is or should be. It will cause them to examine their relationships with their fathers, and for men, it will encourage them to consider what type of father they desire to be.

If you would like to align yourself with the

Father Figure Movement

or purchase a copy of the DVD, please contact us.




Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase Continues…


Acentos is a program of the louderARTS Project, Inc., presented in conjunction with the Bronx Writers’ Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Acentos provides a renewed spotlight for Latino poetry in a venue that fosters an encouraging atmosphere for writers of diverse backgrounds and experience, in a setting that stimulates both open dialogue and an increased sense of community in the culturally resurgent South Bronx.

Acentos is presented every second and fourth Tuesday of the month by Oscar Bermeo, Jessica Torres, Fish Vargas and Rich Villar.

Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase is now held

every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm at the

Bruckner Bar & Grill, One Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of Third Ave).

IRT #6 Train to 138th Street Station.

For information, visit their website:,

send email:

or view newsletter:



African American Short Films – Syndicated Television Program –

Accepting Submissions


African American Short Films, a nationally televised showcase of

short films starring, produced, written and/or directed by African-

American filmmakers, is accepting submissions for it’s 2008 /10

seasons. “African American Short Films” airs quarterly on network

affiliates in over 100 cities nationwide. This is a wonderful

opportunity to showcase one’s work on a national level.


Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis. Accepted films receive




Short films should be between 1-28 minutes in length.

Viewing copies must be submitted on VHS, Mini DV or DVD in NTSC format.

Short films may originate on any format or medium (i.e.; Mini DV,

Digibeta, Beta SP, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, etc.,…)

Please note the running time and format shot on.


Send submissions to:


Badami Productions

419 North Larchmont Blvd., P.O. Box #322

Los Angeles, CA 90004

ATTN: “African American Short Films”


Please include your contact information and tell us where you heard

about African American Short Films.

Viewing copies will not be returned.


For questions or additional information email: or

go to




An Afternoon of Poetry


Every second Saturday of the month from 1 – 3 PM


Serenity Inspirational Gifts & Coffee


140 So. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA



Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St. Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am

·        Poets

·        Rappers

·        Singers

·        Spoken Word Artists

$5.00 cover








Friday, june 13, 2008

fatherhood reception


800 North broad street


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

tickets call: 215-236-3372

19th annual father’s day picnic

sunday, june 15, 2008

location: belmont grove belmont mansion drive &

chamounix drive

time: 12:00 noon till 6:00 pm



Honorary chair of 2008 father’s day celebration

for more information call 215-236-3372

The Fathers’ Day Rally Committee, Inc.

The Hatfield House 3201 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Co-Sponsored by

Philadelphia Fatherhood

Practitioners Network



Los Angeles Black Book Expo to be held June 14, 2008

Fourth annual event to feature authors, exhibitors from across U.S.

Special programs for the youth, book expo after party


There is a spoken word venue, “Merilene Murphy’s Spoken Worlds” including poetry readings with featured artists and the first annual LABBX Youth Poetry Fest with participants competing for a grand prize. The Children’s Literary Zone will present children’s book authors, storytellers and the first annual LABBX Young Authors Forum.


The fourth annual Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) will be held Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. with a two hour after party featuring networking and live entertainment on the Ahmanson Senior Center, Exposition Park.


Confirmed authors appearing at LABBX: Alretha Thomas, Dr. William D. Wright, Frederick Williams and Patryce “Choc’Let’ Banks (also performing in the after party along with singer Wendy Alane Wright), Maxine Thompson and Bruce George, Co-Founder of The Def Poetry Jam and founder of The Bandana Republic.


Featured performers for the Spoken Worlds program include: Sacramento artists Terry a O’Neal and Terry Moore, Master Griot duo members of The Coalition, Inc. Quiet Rage, Sardonyx Jade and the hosts of the venue, the Poets Jazz House.


General event information including author and exhibitor applications are available online at or by calling 323-385-7103. Detailed information on all festival activities will be posted in the LABBX blog,


The physical address for the LABBX is P.O. Box 44600, Los Angeles, CA 90044.

Volunteers are welcome to assist the LABBX committee.



Pastors for Peace


19th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba


Camden - Friday, June 20

In just three weeks South Jersey will be hosting the Cuba Caravan as it passes through Camden on its way to challenge the illegal and immoral embargo against the people of Cuba.

Save the date and invite your family and friends to an evening of good food, friendship, and solidarity.

Meet caravanistas from around the US and other countries and learn why they decided to join the Caravan. Almost 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, the US government prohibits trading relations with Cuba and denies Americans their right to travel there.  The Caravan defies these prohibitions by raising humanitarian aid and transporting it to Cuba.  It has become a beacon in the affirmation of basic human rights and justice. As we make the final plans to support the Caravan's efforts, we need your help to make this event a success.

Please take a minute now to decide how you can help and send us an email to let us know! There are four ways you can help:

If you can host caravanistas at your home the night of June 20, email

If you can help out with food, email


Please spread the word. If your church or organization would like more information about participating, email


Help us on a cleanup project one week before the event. Join us on Saturday, June 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 am as we get the buildings at Newton Friends Meeting ready for the Caravan. Bring cleaning supplies if you can (optional) and email us at to let us know you will be there.

Thanks for your support, and see you on June 20! More info about the Caravan:





You are cordially invited to the annual DHS EPIC Stakeholder Summit and Recognition Event.  The one-day summit will convene key leadership and Stakeholders from, business, faith community, educators, and law enforcement, government, and community residents, throughout the city.  You will have the opportunity to learn what is happening in your community, and review the strategic plans developed by your community’s Stakeholders active in the Equal Partnership In Change process.

Please come out and join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21, 2008 at

The School for the Future
4021 Parkside Avenues
Philadelphia, PA

The day will consist of presentations from local and national perspectives on trauma and its impact on an individual, support systems, and the community.  A panel of professionals will be convened to participate in a moderated question and answer session which will provide opportunities for attendees to participate and obtain additional information.  During the afternoon session you may have the opportunity to learn about and impact future programming and collaborate with the EPIC Stakeholders throughout the upcoming year.  

We look forward to joining you on this day and are eagerly anticipating your contribution to the process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lorraine McGirt at 215 683 4046.



Mount Tabor Church

110 W. Rittenhouse Street

Phila. Pa.19144

Vending Spaces are available for our Community Fun Day

June 21,2008 (rain date June 28,2008)       

9:00 AM -- 4:00 Pm

$25.00 Provide your own Table

No Food Vendors

Event will include; Vendors, Health screenings, Games, Food, Information hand outs to inform the community etc.

A fun day for all.

Contact: Leath McCallum 215-276-0749

Church: 215-844-2756



"Back to Basics” Main Event"
  The event will be held the day before Father's Day, on June 14, 2008  at Fairhill Park on 4th St and Lehigh Ave 

beginning at 2 pm and ending at 6 pm.  

The premise for the event is to pay homage to being an "Hombre" (means "man" in Spanish) a Padre (a father), an Abuelo (a grandfather) and a Padrino (a term in Spanish used for a godfather or a father like figure).

It is the goal of the committee to create an environment filled with Compadres (meaning my son’s godfather or protector).

Man-to-Man conversations will take place promoting the important role that Latino Men will play on changing the current status of the community.

The theme for the day will be to get back to the way it used to be,  "Back to Basics". Where people took care of people, when respect of people and property were the norm, when you truly were your brother's keeper!

An environment will be created, where organizations will set up information tables and will present on stage opportunities for Latino Men to get involved through volunteering. Volunteers will be recruited to coach a sports team, join a town watch, be a block captain, mentor a youth, become a cub scout leader and much more.

The  day will be filled with:
Free Food
Live Salsa  bands(Jimmy george) and more
T.V,  interviews
Face painting for the  children
The focus for the day will be the continuous  reading of the Pledge (Spanish and English) from the stage. Special Guests will be invited to read the pledge with the other "Compadres" who will commit to returning in one year and recruit more "Hombres".
Your Company or Organization can Join and be part of a movement for peace, unity and neighborhood.


For more information: Bill Summers, Site Coordinator
North Philadelphia Weed and Seed Project
100 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19125
Office: 215-739-7950




Honor The Heroes Benefit


June 21, 2008....6:00pm. x 11:00pm.


Cannstatter's (Frankford & Academy)


Beer, Dunk tanks, food will be provided by

Texas Roadhouse & Carabba's Italian Restaurants.

Silent auctions, string bands, dj's, and 2 live bands.


Please come out and show your support.

We are hoping for some corporate sponsors for the large jumbo tron, which was used at the funerals. This will be a huge event, with 5,000 people expected. This Jumbo Tron will be used to do a slide show of the Officers, but is expensive to rent.

I will have tickets if anyone would like to purchase them. They are $25.00 each, the proceeds for the event will now go towards the Liczbinski family, Anne Skerski wants the money to benefit the Liczbinski family. She felt that so much was done for Gary already and we have renamed the evening to Honor the Heroes Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, Gary Skerski, and Chuck Cassidy With all proceeds for the event to benefit the Liczbinski family.


Thanks, Mark Mroz





The Institute of the Black World 21st Century

State of the Black World Conference II


“Return to the Source”


Restoring Family – Rebuilding Community

Renewing the Struggle


New Orleans, November 19-23, 2008

Ernest Morial Convention Center


The Program

·        Damu Smith Leadership Training Institute

·        Katrina Policy Roundtables

·        National Town Hall Meeting on the Black Agends and the Presidential Election

·        Special Session on Haiti

·        Pan African Policy Forum

·        Black Family Summit

·        Health Summit Planning Session

·        Issue Area Policy/Strategy Working Sessions

·        Intergenerational Dialogue on the Black Freedom Struggle

·        Poetry Slam and Other Cultural-Political Edu-taimment


Among the invited speakers…

Mayor Ray Nagin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bev Mad Smith Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Maulana Karenga,, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Haki Madbhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Congressman John Conyers, Prof. Grif, Dr. Thad Mathis, Reverend Jeremiah Wright,


Registration Information

The Headquarter Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street $153 Single or Double plus tax and occupancy, $20 for additional occupants 504.962.0500

For downloadable pre-registration form click here


For on-line pre registration click here






Free Computers For Schools
(800) 939-6000
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
773-583-7575 Office
773-583-7585 Fax



We have over 1,000 Pentium 4 desktop computers that need a home...


Teamchildren an Audubon PA based regional outreach non profit has now distributed over 7,000 low cost refurbished computers to family’s schools and organizations throughout our region.


We have put smiles on the faces of more than 30,000 children helping them complete homework assignments, doing research on the Internet, and staying in communication with family and friends in the comfort and safety of their homes.


Through our Digital Outreach we are giving these children and their families the tools and opportunities to expand their educational and economic futures and to compete effectively in the 21st century.


We also have a limited number of Laptops


$185-$275 Administrative fee


Robert Toporek








Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:




Thank You

Strawberry Mansion Tennis Association

1800 Callowhill Street Suite#8

Philadelphia PA 19130

215.763.0581 check out our new web site.




The Olney Recreation Center is having its

Spring Coming Out on June 28, 2008

and I would like for it to be an educational event as well as


Does anyone have any resources for organizations that

conduct basic health screenings, health education or have resources or

information regarding finances that would be willing to come out and

share this information?


Please let me know, I don't know where to start.


Ms. A. Rutherford


Ogontz District


Income Maintenance




tel # 215-560-5008


fax # 215-560-5116


Got Space?


Local Non-Profit is looking for room to develop!


For My Daughter is looking for approximately 350 - 500 square feet of indoor space for an academic Youth Program.



Separate Male & Female Restrooms

Secure, yet visible to the community

Room for desks and tables (no more than 10)

Spacious enough for computers and lots books

Year round, weekday and weekend access

Really, reasonable rent!



Yvonne Haughton 267-795-7811



Community College of Philadelphia's Act Now/Act 101 Program
The Act Now/Act 101 Program is seeking your assistance in the development of the following new opportunities for their Leadership Learning Community students.

Mentoring Program: It is important for students to meet professionals, outside of the Act Now/Act 101 Program, who have completed college and who would be available to offer guidance and support as they pursue their academic and career goals. An in-person introductory meeting will be scheduled by the Act Now Program in February. Mentors would then be then expected to communicate via email, telephone or in person with their Act Now student once during the month of March and once during the month of April.

Informational Interviews: While some of our students have chosen majors to pursue others are still undecided. It is helpful for them to meet professionals in the fields they are considering. The time commitment for Informational Interviews is minimal. The Act Now/Act 101 Program will keep a list of individuals representing a variety of professions. Interested students will contact the representatives to schedule an interview. Interviews may be conducted by telephone or in person and should take no longer than an hour.

For application or more information, please email Erika Hernandez


Remember to support The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…

Technically Speaking with the award winning JC Lamkin on WNWR 1540 AM, Saturdays at 2pm.

Straight Up WORD with Dr. John Elliott Churchville on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 7am.


Sister Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March, Saturdays 11pm to 1am on Blog Talk Radio “Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show 

Call in and give your thoughts, comments, opinions at 1-646-652-2232 

or send an instant message to to chat on line

Just want to listen in:

Look for the return of Bro. Sabir Bey and CivilAlert World, formerly of W.U.R.D. to the airways soon!



fr. Paul M. Washington, former rector of the Church of the Advocate at
18th and fr. Paul M. Washington Avenue in North Philadelphia.  The
Forum, like Father Washington, is a provider and legitimizer of public
space for the free expression of dissident Black voices on public
issues central to our communities.  The Forum's purpose is to provide
a public space and an opportunity to be heard to Black persons and
groups who bring non-traditional approaches to ways of thinking and
organizing focused on solving pressing community problems. Proud
member of The Coalition!
visit our website:
and join our Yahoo group:
Gary R. Adams, Chairman
John E. Churchville, PhD, Founder





First Anniversary Issue!

The Coalition was born out of the first Community Organizational Summit held at The Church of the Advocate at 18th & Father Paul M. Washington Ave. on July 26th 2006. At that time more than fifty organizations signed on. Presently, there are more than one hundred organizational members, and nearly one hundred pending. The first FYI The Coalition Weekly Digest was distributed August 25th 2006, thank you for a great year!

Gary R. Adams,

Community Liaison for The Coalition



Click here to join the Coalition
Join the Coalition!

More Coalition Information




Become a Peacemaker!

You can help by standing strong
with a sustaining presence.

 10,000 Men - A Call to Action

10,000 Men - A Call to Action

For more information
call 215-731-0541.
Kenny Gamble & Bill Cosby

Over 10,000 Black Men Answer Call

Black Men Answer Call







New York City rapper releases video that brings the truth about Hip-Hop into schools
and, talks to 6th and 7th graders about the lies of popular rappers, their lyrics,
and the negative influence of the music they listen to.

Read More Here







WDAS History:

Keep the knowledge of our history alive
and share it with our posterity!

WDAS History:
One Radio Station's Role in the History of
the Human Rights and Peace Movements.

WDAS History

(With Photographs!)



View the Previous Edition

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Rev. Al Sharpton:
" 'Reach up' to stem violence"
Read More Here

More updates are coming soon.






As the
"JENA 6"
Case receives more public scrutiny,
perhaps it is time to take another look at
Some Louisiana Local Area Coverage!

Freedom fighters are outraged by Human Rights violations
As the outrage grows

you can add your support and
sign the petition


& to keep up with New Developments

Search "Google News"

For more activity information
Contact Local Area Organizations



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"I, for one, believe that if you give people a thorough understanding
of what confronts them
and the basic causes that produce it,
they'll create their own program,
and when the people create a program,
you get action."
-Malcolm X


"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrate it."

"We must work on . . . attacking the causes and healing the effects."
-Martin Luther King Jr.







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