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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 14 November 2008

Volume  3, Number 11

The  Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary  R. Adams, President

John  E. Churchville, Treasurer

Yvonne  Haughton, Secretary


Josephine  Blow, Patricia Coyne, Stanley Daniels, Tom Henry, Calvin Johnson, Angela  Mohammed, Abdul Malik Raheem

Table  of content

For  Our Children … 02

This  Week … 04

Employment  and Training Opportunities … 09

Health  Matters …106

Green  Piece … 11

Grants,  Scholarships  & Instruction… 13

SpotLight  … 16

Arts  for Awareness … 17

Coming  Up …20

Computers  and Technology … 22

A  Hand Up … 22

On  The Airways … 24






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The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without  losing heart.
-- R. G. Ingersoll.








































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My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball  way from the bat.
Satchel Paige






























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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
























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A woman walks into a  diner carrying a dog under her arm. She puts the dog on the counter and  announces that the dog can talk. The woman says she has $100 she’s willing to  bet anyone who says he can’t. The cook quickly take the bet, and the dog’s  owner looks at the dog and asks, “What’s the thing on top of this building  that keeps the rain out?”

The dog answers,  “Roof.” The cook says, “Who are you kidding? I’m not paying.”

The dog’s owner says,  “Double or nothing, and I’ll ask him something else.” The cook agrees and the  owner turns to her dog and asks, “Who was the greatest baseball player ever?”

The dog answers with a  muffled “Ruth”

With  that the cook picks them both and tosses them out on the street. As they  bounced on the sidewalk in front of the diner, the dog looks at his owner and  says, “DiMaggio?”

























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To know yet to think that one  does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to  difficulty.
Lao Tzu





























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Remember that failure is an  event, not a person.
-- Unknown.




















































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What is it  about the job of the vice-president that seems to dissolve all common sense?  Most of us remember the Dan Quayle experience, but the self-proclaimed  creator of the Internet has  enough of  his own to take us through to the end of the year…


"We're all capable of mistakes,  but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have  made."
 -- Al Gore




















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We will be SpotLighting  members and organizations. 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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The Raw Family Newsletter


















































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Those  who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Lao Tzu














































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Live your beliefs and you can  turn the world around.
-- Henry David  Thoreau.


















































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Effective  action is always unjust.
Maya  Angelou












































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On a business trip to India, I arrived at the airport in  Delhi and
 took a taxi to my hotel, where I was greeted by my hospitable Indian host.

 The cab driver requested the equivalent of eight dollars U.S. for the
 fare. It seemed reasonable, so I started to hand him the money. But
 my host grabbed the bills and initiated a verbal assault upon the
 cabby, calling him a worthless parasite and a disgrace to their
 country for trying to overcharge visitors. My host threw half the
 amount at the driver and told him never to return. As the taxi sped
 off, my host gave me the remaining bills and asked, "How was your  trip?"

 "Fine ... until you chased the cab away with my luggage in the  trunk."














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A journey of a thousand miles always begins with one step.
-- Ancient Egyptian Proverb.































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There was a man who was born on the fifth day of May 1955,  whose lucky number was five. On his birthday he went to the racetrack and was  astounded to see that in the fifth race (Scheduled for five O’Clock) was a  horse called Pentagram was running with odds of 55 to 1. Rushing off to the  bank, the man was floored to find he had $5,555.55 in his bank account. He  withdrew the whole amount, dashed back to the races and bet all of it on  Pentagram to win… obviously, Pentagram came in fifth.



















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If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the  science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to  live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D.  Roosevelt
































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A woman opens her front door one morning to find a snail  sitting on her doorstep. She swings her leg back and kicks the snail all the  way down the walkway in front of her house. Two years later, the doorbell  rings. When the woman answers the door, she looks down and there was the  snail, who asks, “What was that all about?”


























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Word Of The Week

evince \ih-VIN(T)S\, To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make  evident; to bring to light.



























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Greetings  Coalition Family!


Congratulations  to President-Elect Barak Hussein Obama, may your administration mirror the  quality of your campaign.


 Last evenings “Urban Networking 101”interactive  workshop, was expertly presented by Michael Riceat the new For My  Daughter Library. Those in attendance were treated to an array of exercises  and given techniques to increase the effectiveness of business and social  interaction. Mr. Rice is planning part II of the series in the near future,  date and location TBA.


Look  for announcements of future workshops in The Coalition’s ongoing efforts to  raise the level of effectiveness of community organizations and businesses!  Suggestions are welcomed.


The Coalition,  Inc. website is open! Please take a moment to visit. We are building and we  want your input. This is our website, let us build it together! 



















This program provides  parents with access to Familet, a computer service that allows parents to  track their children’s grades and test scores and to access educational  resources.

The program offers parents  training on how to access and use these services.

The School District of  Philadelphia has arrangements with several computer dealers to offer parents  who need a computer or internet access hardware and software at a discounted  price.

For  more information call: 215.701.6507



For My Daughter  Library is a new after-school,  Saturday and summer time community based Library and resource  center, which provides programs and services for Daughters ages 8-14,  and their families.


For My Daughter Library  wants children in the community to understand the importance of recycling and  resource conservation. In an effort to lead by example For My Daughter  Library was created with recycled furnishings, energy efficient lighting and  up to date, previously owned, gently loved books and materials. Even the  interior paint is Eco-friendly! 


For My Daughter Library  offers opportunities to learn languages, access higher education and  strengthen environmental, family, community and self-respect and more in a safe,  girl-friendly and relaxed atmosphere for Daughters. And library membership is  FREE to youth ages 8 - 14! 


For My Daughter Library  also offers physical programs such as

Skiing and  Dragon boat Racing and promote health and family activities.

For more information contact Yvonne Haughton  Or call 267-795-7811.




Greetings from  the Center for Urban Youth Development (CUYD) at Eastern University and  the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements!

The Youth Development  Certificate offered through CUYD  and the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements <>  will start on September 16th. Youth workers will gain the necessary  foundation and skills to help youth transition into successful adulthood.  Don't worry, there is still time to register for the Certificate Program and  sharpen your own knowledge and skills in the field of youth work!

For more information go  to:


Parenting: a tough Task!


Confident Parents =  Confident Kids


Please join us to:

·       Learn and share, techniques for being a confident parent

·       Share your knowledge with other parents

·       Discuss your concerns

·       Listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics


Some of the subjects and  questions we will discuss and find answers to are:

   When my child does …………. What do I do?

   Boundaries: Setting Limits – Establishing  and enforcing family rules

   What is the difference between discipline  and punishment?

   Forms of effective discipline

   What is ADHD?

   How do I recognize a drug problem?

   Health care needs

   What is child abuse/neglect?

   Where do I go for help?

   How can I work effectively with my school  to get my child’s needs       met?




When:  Thursday evenings 6 PM – 8 PM


Where:  Presbyterian Children’s’ Village 6517 Chester Avenue 19142


To  register, or get more information, contact:

Ms.  Lauretta Keeys 215.730.2247


A light dinner will be  served

Tokens for transportation

Child care for up to 2  children per family

Bring a friend



This Week…



Free  computer class: Using Blogs


Philadelphia,  PA, --- Promoting an organization's agenda in the 21st century takes an  Internet presence. But, how does an organization or individual on a  shoestring budget convey information via the Internet? With the ongoing  Internet evolution, community members have more tools at their fingertips  than ever before to accomplish this required self-promotion.


On  Saturday, November 15, 2008, Liberation  Fellowship Community Development Corporation will host a free computer  workshop class called, "Using Blogs" to teach individuals and  organizations how to use the internet as an excellent resource for hunting,  gathering of resources and promoting their agendas.


This  workshop is an excellent opportunity for grass roots organizations and  community members to learn more about a wide range of e-topics, including  some fantastic how-to content for social networks and other tools.


During this  3-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn: What is a blog? Why do  I/my organization need one? How can I build and maintain a blog for free? How  can I promote my blog? How can I use a blog to generate revenue?


You will  also have the ability to participate from the comfort of your own home via  the live webcast for this event, via,  the Technically Speaking Radio, “Taking Tech to the Streets” web page.


Pre-requisites:  Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Internet navigation savvy.


Event  details

Date:  Saturday, November 15, 2008

Time: 1:30  p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Northwest Regional Library,

68 West  Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-2795

(Greene St.  & Chelten Ave.)

Meter  parking available in the rear


Cost: Free

Participants  must RSVP via  Space is limited.


JC Lamkin,  CNA, PMP, and President of Gypsy Lane Technologies will facilitate this  class. As Philadelphia’s renowned tech expert, Ms. Lamkin was an invited  panelist during the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference  on Internet Security; the Spotlight Speaker at the Commonwealth of  Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs  Business Exchange Breakfast; the 2007 Technology Council Gala Nominee for  Educator of the Year; recipient of the Business Award from the Philadelphia  Women's Opportunity Resource Center; and voted “Philadelphia's Most  influential Young Socialite” by readers of the Philly blogspot, Destination  Philadelphia.  Ms. Lamkin will also be available to sign copies of  her book, “Fabulous &, Volume 1”.



Peter Abrams Trenton  Atelier - Experiential Living & Learning   

Saturday, November 15  - 2PM until 4PM

Trenton Friends Meeting  Room

142 East Hanover Street

Downtown Trenton New  Jersey


Refreshments on Site

RSVP for individuals and  groups: call 206-202-2883




Women Leaders for  Entrepreneurship, the Environment, and Social Equity

Sunday, November 16 @ Greenable  - Philadelphia PA

Visit: www.weareboost.orgfor more details


Join  the Trenton Meeting of Friends, Margo Pelligrino,  Leon Rainbow, Prof. Alvyn Haywood, We  Are BOOST, Jaimie Cloud, Christopher Zelov,  Stacey Keneally ofGreen Faith, Pete Abrams  of Trenton Atelier, Susan Wolf of New Jersey Learns,  and many others on Saturday, November 15 from 2PM until 4PM at  the Trenton Friends Meeting Room for an open discussion and examination  of ways we can  collectively address pressing social, economic,  and educational issues by way using the arts, civics,  leadership, sustainability principles, innovative thinking, and creativity as  drivers towards positive change.


This  forum is totally free of charge and open to everyone of all persuasions,  educational backgrounds, employment status', and whether you consider  yourself young, old, or in between. No one has all the answers and  everyone is a stakeholder in this process.



The Institute of the Black  World 21st Century

State of the Black World  Conference II


Town Hall Meeting At New Orleans Confab


Excitement is building as organizers  across North and South America, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean are  preparing to lead delegations to the State of the Black World Conference  (SOBWC) in New Orleans, November 19-23, 2008.  The Conference is  timed to occur two weeks after an historic presidential election. While people of  African descent are excited about the prospect of an Obama victory, most  seasoned observers concur that a myriad of issues rooted in institutional  racism and poverty will continue to plague Black people in America and the  world whoever wins the White House. “The failure of government to respond  effectively to the tragedy of Katrina mirrors a failure to act in Darfur, the  Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. Millions of our people around the  world suffer because of these failures of vision and will,” remarked Rick Adams,  Chairman of the Conference Planning Committee. “SOBWC will be our political  convention, a time to collectively embrace priority policy proposals to  present to the new administration.”


In that spirit, the opening event for  SOBWC will be a National/International Town Hall Meeting, Thursday,  November 20th,  at the Ernest Morial Convention Center  focused on the theme The Black Agenda and the Presidential Election.   This marquee session will be moderated by Bev Smith, host of The  Bev Smith Show on the American  Urban Radio Networks (AURN), and CharlesOgletree,  Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law.  


The distinguished panelists include: Marc  Morial,  President/CEO National Urban League; Rev.Al   Sharpton, President, National Action Network (NAN); Rev. Jesse   L. Jackson, President,  National Rainbow/PUSH  Coalition; Ben Jealous, the new President/CEO,  NAACP; Dr.Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College for Women; Dr. Ronald  Walters, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland;  Dr.Elsie Scott, President/CEO,  Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: Dr. Iva E. CarruthersGeneral  Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.; Atty. Faya Rose Sanders,  Founder, Voting Rights Museum, Selma, Alabama; and, Dr. E. Faye Williams,  President, National Congress of Black Women. The Honorable Minister Louis  Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam, has also been invited to be a  panelist for the Town Hall Meeting.


Centered on the theme - Return to the Source, Restoring  Family, Rebuilding Community, Renewing the Struggle,SOBWC is  being convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century,  under the leadership of veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron  Daniels. A major goal of the conference is to focus national and international  attention on New Orleans and the Gulf in support of the right to return of  evacuees/displaced persons and their heroic struggle to reclaim and rebuild  their homes and neighborhoods.


Dr. Daniels hopes SOBWC will attract  hundreds of people from Black communities across the United States and people  of African descent communities in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South  America, Europe and Africa. “It is crystal clear that massive public and  private investments in people, families and communities is what is required  to rebuild communities like New Orleans in America and the Pan African  World,” according to Dr. Daniels. “The only way that is going to happen is if  there is a massive national and international movement anchored by  institutions like IBW to demand social justice and social change. SOBWC  will be a modest step in galvanizing such a movement,” he continued.


In addition to the Town Hall Meeting the  program/schedule will include the Damu Smith Leadership Development and  Organizer Training Institute; Katrina Policy Roundtables; a Special  Session on Haiti; Pan African Policy Forum; Black Family Summit; a wide range  of issue area Working Sessions; and Intergenerational Dialogues.


Members of the Conference National  Planning Committee include Rick Adams, Co-convener of the West PA Black  Political Assembly; Kimberley Richards, Peoples Institute for Survival and  Beyond, Co-Chairperson; George Turner, Events Planner; Badi Murphy,  Production Coordinator. Larry Hayes, National Association of Black Social  Workers, and Walter Umrani, Millions More Movement are the New Orleans  Liaisons. Carolyn McClair, CMPR Public Relations, is the Conference  Administrator.


Persons interested in attending SOBWC  should register now and make hotel and travel accommodations as soon as  possible.


For further Information call: 888.774.2921 or email or visit


Registration  Information

The  Headquarter Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street

$153  Single or Double plus tax and occupancy, $20 for additional occupant Call:  504.962.0500


For  downloadable pre-registration form click here


For on-line pre  registration click here



Men's Breakfast and Fellowship


Join the men of Oxford  Presbyterian Church for

Breakfast and Fellowship


Every First Saturday at  10:00am

Oxford Presbyterian  Church, 8501 Stenton

Avenue,(corner of Gowen  Ave) in Mt. Airy,

Philadelphia, Pa 19150


There will be time for  meditation, information and

inspirational events.


Bring your business cards.


All Men are Welcomed!



Fax (215)247-5496



Reverend Ethelyn R.  Taylor, Pastor






Internships Available at  WHYY


Children's Service  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Membership Marketing  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Voices in the  Family" Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Flicks" and  "Quick Pics" Production Assistant


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Graphic Design Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Public Information  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


Marketing and Promotions  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"It's Our City"  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States


"Radio Times"  Production Internship


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  United States


Web News and Information  Internship


Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States






Personal Trainer Stephanie G.

Will host classes for older adults and seniors

EVERY WEDNESDAY ~ 10am - 11am.


FREE screening and educational information


No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your  quality of life

and you don't have to spend a lot of time doing it  to see and feel

improvements. Older adults and seniors need to  engage in cardio,

strength training and flexibility exercises to stay  healthy and

maintain as much strength and functionality as possible.



Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church

5620 Wyalusing Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Time: 10am - 11am


FREE screening and educational information.


Questions please call the church at: 215-747-2600


Cost: $3.00


For bookings and speaking engagements contact:

Raveena Media Group

Ph: 267-386-8204 ext. 2 ~ Email:









Marty Blum Mayor  of Santa Barbara, California and Co-Chair of the US Conference of Mayors’s  Sustainable Development Taskforce Karis  Heibert Manager, Sustainability  Group, City of Vancouver Mark Alan Hughes Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia Ariella Rosenberg Maron Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability, New York  City

Moderated by J.  Blaine Bonham Jr., Executive Vice  President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Philadelphia  leadership will talk with officials and innovators from other cities who have  successfully implemented multi-faceted, citywide sustainability programs.  Their conversation will address issues such as the importance of leadership  at the highest levels, strategies for engaging individuals and communities,  mobilizing private sector investment, and how to institutionalize change.

This  event also celebrates the launch of Penn IUR’s latest publication, Growing  Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century -- a  timely collection of essays that address the fundamentals of sustainable city  building.

Serving as a backdrop to the discussion is the  exhibition Re-Imaging Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil, which  showcases projects that rethink our lives and the cities we live in for a  world after oil. Curated by Penn IUR and PennDesign and supported by the  Rockefeller Foundation, the exhibition covers a wide range of  disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design,  physics, engineering, and economics—and encompasses projects both current and  speculative. It will be on view November 10-19, 2008.


For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly




invites you to an inspiring, informative evening,  introducing our initiatives to bring clean, renewable, affordable energy to  the Bottom of the Pyramid! Learn more about our pioneering efforts to help  microfinance

clients access sustainable energy technology,  helping them thrive in the new carbon economy.





Focusing on biogas – clean renewable energy  technology

Presented by

D. Vidya Sagar

Director of SKg Sangha, INDIA

Courtesy of Wesco Credit



NOVEMBER 15, 2008

7:30 – 9:00 PM


Hosted by

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

121 Church Street, Parish Hall

Phoenixville, PA


For Further Information Please Contact

Betsy Teutsch, GMf Director of Special Projects


No Solicitations of funds.

We are grateful to St. Peter’s. Note that our event  is nondenominational.






Chinese Language Meetup


ICON and The Philadelphia  Chinese Meetup Group have agreed to lend support to each other for the  proliferation of bettering our opportunities for networking through the Asian  and Philadelphia community. Meet and mingle with fellow Chinese Speakers!  Come to a Chinese Language Meetup to practice speaking, build vocabulary and  finally figure out those verb conjugations! All ages and levels are welcome.  The Philadelphia Chinese meet up group also seeks to facilitate and promote  scholarship of language communication, and unity of people through healthy  interaction.


Sundays 5:00pm (every  week)

Zen Tea House

225 N 11th St

Philadelphia, PA 19107



“Call Me MISTER”


Do you know any Black  males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state  for 'FREE' ? Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male  teachers and will send them to universities/colleges for

4 years FREE.


The 'Call Me MISTER'  program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American  male teachers particularly among South Carolina 's lowest performing public  schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served,  socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER program  combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the  individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black  colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris  College and South Carolina State University.

To provide even greater  opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of  our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year  institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree.

In addition, the project  has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching  program.

Anderson University,  Benedict College, Claflin University,

Clemson University,  College of Charleston, Morris College,

South Carolina State  University, Greenville Technical College,

Midlands Technical  College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College,

Tri-County Technical  College, Trident Technical College.


The project provides:

Tuition for admitted  students pursuing approved programs of study at

participating colleges.

An academic support system  to help assure their success.

A cohort system for social  and cultural support.

Visit  for more details and the online  application or call (800) 640-2657.



Upcoming College Fairs


1)  Date:   Friday, November 21, 2008

Historically Black  Colleges and Universities Fair

Time:  3:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium

Contact:  Jennifer Garrett, Phone: 215-400-4130,  Email:


Students are encouraged to  bring copies of their transcripts because of the possibility of on-site  admissions.  Financial Aid workshops  will be available and application fees will be waived. Professional dress is  requested.


2)  Date:   Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joint Recruitment College  Fair- Hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and School  District of Philadelphia

Time:  4:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium


Gain information on  colleges and universities who are part of the Pennsylvania State System of  Higher Education.




Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: 12pm -3pm

Location: Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church,  Gym area

5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131


Every high school junior and senior student in the  Philadelphia and

its surrounding areas are invited to attend this  information day.

Pennsylvania College 2 and 4 year programs are  expected to attend.



Quality of Life Grant


Through the Quality of  Life Grant program, families that care for children and adults with autism  and other special needs may receive funding to offset their enormous  financial burdens. These grants provide families with stipends that may be  used for a wide variety of supports related to their family member.


To apply for funds



The Ron Brown  Scholars Program

seeks  African-American high school
 seniors to receive $10,000 annually for four (4) years to attend an
 accredited four-year college or university in the US. Deadline:
 January 9, 2009. Mail application,
 transcripts and recommendation letters in one package.

 For information, contact Ron Brown Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206,  Charlottesville, Va. 22901; 434-964-1588;;





This training is essential  to anyone who wishes to expand their area of influence, identify and utilize  new resources, seize new opportunities, help others, increase their  popularity, get a new job, hire a new employee and establish meaningful  collaborations.


We will address the  following topics:

Business Cards

Individual networking

Business networking

Resource development

Strategic networking  action plans.

How to make a positive  impression

Your Inner Game


Your guide for this  program is Michael Rice.  Mr. Rice is the  chief consultant and founder of Professional Networking Associates.  He is the Editor and Publisher of the  Connector, an internet magazine dedicated to empowering individual in  business and social networking and personal development.  He is also the creator of the networking  website:


Mr. Rice is also a  Community Development Specialist with the Department of Human Services,  Division of Community Based Prevention.   He was central in the development and implementation of a community  organizing initiative that had oversight in the augmentation of the ten EPIC  Community Stakeholder groups covering the entire city.  He also works with the Supporting  Community Outreach Program (SCOP), which includes 350 youth center  organizations with a budget of over 1.3 million annually.


Mr. Rice has over 25 years  experience in public relations, entertainment promotions, social work and  community and personal development.










“Panoramic Poetry” is EVERY 2nd & 3rd  Friday of the Month 11/14/2008 &  11/21/2008, YOU MUST request to read, it is a Feature ONLY List

Poetry Set


Where:    “OCTOBER GALLERY” – 701 Market Street Bldg., on the 3rd Floor. “Ross  Dept. Store” on Market St. Level. Mellon Center Bldg. This is Cheyney  University’s Center City Campus. Room # 319... Please enter from Market  Street or 8th Street Side entrance. 


When:     “FRIDAY” – November 14th, 2008 & November 21st, 2008 – Starting @  7:15pm


What:      “PANORAMIC POETRY” - POETS doing their thing – LYRICAL SPIRITS getting  down. {To view Previous  Performances}



Art Sanctuary’s 10th  Anniversary Gala

The 10th Anniversary Gala  will be extraordinary.   Grammy-nominated composer and jazz musician Hannibal Lokumbe has been  commissioned to write a new work for a 200-voice choir. “A Shepherd Among Us”  will premier at the Gala on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, followed by a reception at  Girard College.  First, event goers  will attend the world premier concert in the 1,500 seat Girard College Chapel  at 6:30pm. Immediately following the concert, gala reception attendees will  take a short walk across campus to historic Founders Hall where four themed  rooms will feature music, performance, food, drink and dancing with an  amazing diversity of great folks.

About Father Paul  Washington

Father Washington, a  crucial Philadelphia figure in the turbulent years of the 1960s and 70s,  believed that the Bible’s greatest and most insistent prophecy was its cry  for justice.  To this end, and to  improve the lives of black Americans, he welcomed the historic Black Unity  and Black Panther Conferences at the Church of the Advocate in North  Philadelphia, a National Historical Landmark. He also ordained the first  women priests in the Episcopal Church, the American arm of the worldwide  Anglican communion. Fr. Paul remained a tireless advocate of a peaceful, if  prophetic and disturbing, resolution. The mere sound of his eloquent,  baritone voice, it is said, could stop a riot. That is the voice that  Hannibal Lokumbe captures—to speak to us again.


Jaamil Kosoko – Poems and Dances


November 16, 2008 2 PM

Parkway Central Library

Montgomery Auditorium

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA



A showcase of collected  works created by poet and choreographer Jaamil Kosoko explores technology and  personal history.






National Artists Seeks Venues


We are seeking your  organization and/or educational institution as a site host or facility  sponsor of one or more events and activities which will highlight a  supportive scheduling about Non-Violence and PEACE.   Schools( public, catholic, charter, boarding & Independent),  Social Agencies, Community Groups, Juvenile Detention Facilities, College  Campuses, Recreation Centers and Churches have all become the foreshaddowing  benefit of our respondents  (Please  Feel Free to post, distribute, duplicate this correspondence to others or  forward by email or send through out through listserve)


(1)  "PEACE"  &   "NON-VIOLENCE".

A Spoken Word Performance  and/or Positive Hip Hop Concert

with prominent performers  seen on B.E.T., HBO, MTV, the Black Family Channel, etc.



Performances Available for  Classroom Visitations or Auditoriums


Potential Themes: Violence  & Crime Prevention

("Ain't You Bad or  Aren't You Kool", "I AM SOMEBODY", "To Be Young, Gifted  and Black with Rap" "Its All About My Ego & Trippin Me  Out", "WHY CHILDREN CRY IN THE DARK", "Oh God, Please  Send Me A Do Right Man" and "What You Don' Know Wil Hurt You",  plus other topics!!!!!!!!!

(previously performed for  St. Gabriels, Carson Valley Schools, Wordsworth, Devereaux, Diverified  Community Services, Bridging Worlds, Amonst Men, CEP Schools, AVRP programs,  Parkway, etc.)


Please check out the  webpage at   To join our mailing list or to receive by  mail a copy of our printed promotional packet please contact the following  persons:

Maurice Henderson

(856) 691-8600 ext. 814


More information also  available in our Google group  “Activities & Events for Schools, Social Agencies/Community Group”





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







                   Keepers Of The Culture – Souls Of Freedom:


                                      November 30, 2008 2 PM

                                       Parkway Central Library

                                      Montgomery Auditorium

                                            1901 Vine Street

                                            Philadelphia, PA


Poetry,  songs and historical interpretations, will focus on some major events and  personalities before and during the Civil War.



College and University Fairs


Date:  Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joint Recruitment College  Fair- Hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and School  District of Philadelphia

Time:  4:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location:  440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 (School District of Philadelphia), Education Center Atrium


Gain information on  colleges and universities who are part of the Pennsylvania State System of  Higher Education.



NIH Summit


The Science of  Eliminating Health Disparities


National Center on  Minority Health and Health Disparities


December 16 – 18, 2008


Gaylord National Resort  and Convention Center

National  Harbor, MD


Join the NIH Institutes,  Centers, Offices, and their many partners engaged in research on minority  health and health disparities to:

Highlight the research  progress of the NIH on health issues among racial/ethnic minority and  medically underserved populations

Increase awareness and  understanding of disparities in health

Showcase best-practice  models in research, capacity building, outreach, and integrated strategies to  eliminate health disparities

Identify strengths and  gaps in health disparities research

Network and dialogue with  the nation’s leading experts on minority health and health disparities


Sponsored by: National  Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)


The  NCMHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).




Will You Join A  Faith-Based Effort to Fight Violence?


We invite Philadelphia  area faith communities -- city and suburb, rich and poor, young and old— to  come together on


January 17, 2009


and witness the power of  faith in action!


Our belief:  As people of faith…

We embrace Dr. Martin  Luther King's hope for

peace and safety in our  communities.

We resist apathy to this  epidemic of violence, because fear, closed doors, and separation will not end  it.

We unite to bring God's  vision of a peaceable kingdom, without the violent loss of 400 lives in  Philadelphia alone last year.


Join with other  Philadelphia area faith communities as we gather in houses of worship for  prayer, education and discussion,

raise our hearts and  voices in worship and song,

hear from inspirational  preachers and teachers and take action.


We'll walk together to a  rally in front of a local gun store notorious for selling guns used to  threaten, wound and kill.


Together we'll call for  retailers of firearms to adopt a sensible Code of Conduct to dramatically  reduce the illegal trafficking of handguns.   This is the same code that has been adopted by Wal-Mart, America's top  gun seller.


Won't you join us?


A joint effort of the  Church of the Brethren,

Mennonite Church USA, Philadelphia  Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and others who want to  worship and witness


For more information or to  register email or call:







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






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


In  response to the needs of many grassroots organizations for the basic tools  needed to implement their ideas and projects, The Coalition, Inc. members  have come together to establish a network to facilitate the  distribution/re-distribution of unwanted, unneeded, surplus and even  repairable items for recycling.

·       If you have office supplies, electronics, office furniture, you are  updating, or no longer use, free up that space by offering them to someone  who can get good use from it.

·       If you have office space you do not have an immediate use for, offer  it to home-based organizations for a few hours a week as a meeting place.

·       If you have special skills such as grant/proposal writing, website  design/maintenance, or computer skills, please share and educate others.

·       If your organization offers aid to the less fortunate such as meals,

clothing, resume' writing, job search, SAT/LSAT  coaching, GED classes, scholarship help etc., share it here:



To  join The Coalition go to:  and download a copy of the Pledge of Commitment and return it to us


Those  in need of particular equipment, furnishings or supplies are encouraged to  join to this group (  to inquire if others are able to assist.


Any  group or individual may make donations, but individuals who wish to request  donations must do so through a member organization.

Organizations are encouraged to post notices of ongoing  or special community service programs that are open to the public i.e. Food  Banks; seasonal clothing/toys; fuel programs, etc.

To  post:


You  may also offer or make requests anonymously through the group moderators who  will arrange pick up/delivery via a third party.

If  you wish to assist others by making transportation available for pickups or  deliveries, please let a group moderator know.


To  join:







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

NEW TIME! Straight Up  WORD with Dr. John Elliott Churchville,  Senior Pastor of The Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus, on WNWR 1540 AM,  Sundays at 9:30am. Dr. Churchville will explore the Holy Scriptures verse by  verse for your spiritual and practical edification.

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Happiness with Dr. John Churchville and Nancy Ellen, Wednesdays at  1pm.


Sister  Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March, Saturdays 10:30pm to 12am 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.   



















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