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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 17 April 2009

Volume  3, Number 30

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams (President),  John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec. 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 … 07

Employment and Training  Opportunities … 12

Health Matters …12

Green Piece … 15

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 17

SpotLight … 23

Arts for Awareness … 23

Coming Up …24

Computers and Technology … 30

A Hand Up … 30

On The Airways … 32





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"Everybody  can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college  degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to  serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't  have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know  the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a  heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that  servant." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

















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Wouldn't it  be nice to be able to forgive each other as quickly and effortlessly as  children forgive each other?

















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If love does not know how to give  and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never  fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
Emma Goldman










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The new  employee stood before the paper shredder looking confused. "Need some  help?" a secretary, walking by, asked. "Yes," he replied,  "how does this thing work?" "Simple," she said, taking  the fat report from his hand and feeding it into the shredder. "Thanks,  but where do the copies come out?"

































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Without realizing it, the  individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of  greatest distress.
-- Milan Kundera.










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The  wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by  quotations… Benjamin  Disraeli


















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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:  ''I'm with you kid. Let's go.''
Maya Angelou










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Why is it that most irons  have a setting for 'permanent press' garments?
-- Unknown.

















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The Raw Family Newsletter















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Those who wish to gain security by restricting freedom will not have  nor do they deserve either one.
-- Benjamin Franklin.






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Two old ladies have played bridge together for many years,  and naturally they have gotten to know each other pretty well. One day,  during a game of cards, one lady suddenly looks up at the other and says,  "I realize we've known each other for many years, but for the life of  me, I just can't bring it to mind... would you please tell me your name  again, dear?" There is dead silence for a couple of minutes, then the  other lady responds, "How soon do you need to know?"


(Many thanks to Awilda Mendez  for this submission.)



Submit your own humor, and let our readers know how funny you can be.  We definitely need the help. ; )

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Submit you own humor  pleeeeeze, and let us know how funny you can be. We definitely need the help.  ; )

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"In prosperity our  friends know us; in adversity we know our friends." …John Churton  Collins
















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Not everyone is healthy  enough to have a front row seat in our lives.

There are some people in  you life that need to be loved from a distance.

It’s amazing what you can  accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize,

your time with draining  negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships.

Observe the relationships  around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and  which ones discourage?

Which ones are on a path of  growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain  people do you feel better or worse?

Which ones always have  drama or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality,  respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you,

the easier it will become  for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row

and who should be moved to  the balcony of your life.

“If you cannot ‘change’ the people  around you, change the people that you are around”






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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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"Too often we underestimate the power of a  touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the  smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life  around." - Leo Buscaglia
























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Word Of The Week

antiquarian  \an-tuh-KWAIR-ee-uhn\, One who collects, studies, or deals in objects or  relics from the past. Of or pertaining to antiquarians or objects or relics  from the past.







Greetings  Coalition Family!


Join Coalition members and friends as they participate in the 6th  Annual INTERFAITH WALK FOR PEACE and RECONCILIATION

Sunday 03 May 2009 in Philadelphia


"People of Light,  People of Hope, People of Courage."


Walking Dialogue among Jews, Muslims,  Christians, Sikh, Buddhists, Baha'i, Hindu, and Others. Come walk in peace,  wear white as an expression of unity. Celebrate with Prayer, Music, and  Sharing. (See page 27)


For My Daughters Library is expanding  its’ Board of directors, candidates are encouraged to send résumé’s to Yvonne  M. Haughton, Director director@formydaughterlibrary.org267-795-7811


Want  your fifteen minutes of fame? Find out how to get free airtime on the “Life,  Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness” radio program, WNWR ‘New World Radio’  1540 AM. Please contact us for available dates and times.


We want to hear  from you! The Coalition, Inc. website is open! This is our website,  let us build it together! Let us know what you think.  


Due to the length of some announcements, full text will be available in  our group The Coalition, Inc. Group  as will be noted. Thank you for your continued support.


"The world basically and fundamentally is constituted on the  basis of harmony. Everything works in co-operation with something else."  Preston Bradley





With  support from the PA Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia, Hoops returns for a  3rd season. The program combines basketball practice and refereed games with  conflict resolution instruction for 100+ teenagers. According to Mitch  Little, DCS' Deputy Director, "Hoops gives kids a positive alternative  and a chance to connect with caring adults including a face- off between kids  and Philadelphia police officers."



phone: 215-336-5505

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Free  Eyeglasses For Children

12 years old  and under!


Target is  doing a special promotion for their optical service. It could end any time  but will definitely end no later than April 29th. Children 12 and under can  get a free pair of glasses.


They need to  bring in a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor and Target will  let the child pick from about 40 different frames. They will place their best  lenses in the frames that are non-glare and scratch resistant and normally  sell for $200.00. There are no income guidelines.

Any child 12  or under is eligible.


You can find  stores with optical departments at or;  to confirm they are participating before making a trip to their store.

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Parents of Children With  Special Needs


From PA Medical Home, a  advocacy organization for Children with Special Health Care Needs and on the  website under Special Needs parent handout.


"Networking with  other parents of children with special needs can provide

you with a different type  of perspectives, information and emotional

support than you would  receive from care providers, friends, or family.

Start networking today at  the "Especially for Parents" social networking

site, a friendly online  community of parents in the state of



"Especially for  Parents" is an online network and forum where parents of

children and youth with  special health care needs can share knowledge

and offer support.  Members are able to start a discussion,  share tips,

tricks and shortcuts,  offer support to others, write a blog, create a

group for parents with  similar interests or situations, create a virtual

meeting spot for a local  community group, invite friends to become

community members, and  promote events.  Visit us by going to  and clicking on the "Parents"  button."

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2009  Youth Summer Job Fair & Activity

State  Representatives

Cherelle l. Parker

& Dwight Evans

Cordially invite You

to attend the

2nd Annual Expo


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Community College of Philadelphia

1300 W. Godfrey Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19141


Workshops are 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Expo is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(You must pre-register for the workshops. Only 100 spots  available on a first-come-first-served basis.)


Workshops include:

Student Financial Aid, Interviewing Skills, Resume  Writing


·       Summer Employment Opportunities for ages 14-21

·       Summer Activities for ages 5-21

·       Workshops Academic/Educational Resources


For More Information Or To Register Call: Rep. Parker’s  District Office at 215-242-7300 or

Rep. Evans’ District Office at 215-549-0220

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Male Student Mentoring Initiative (MSMI)


Pilot Project Description


The  Male Student Mentoring Initiative (MSMI) is a Circle of Care sponsored  leadership training Pilot Project of Liberation Fellowship Community  Development Corporation. The Project seeks to provide leadership training and  mentoring infused with STD and HIV/AIDS awareness education to separate  groups of 10 middle and 10 senior high school males in the Germantown and  Mount Airy sections of Philadelphia. The Project is grounded in a leadership  development-training curriculum that stresses personal responsibility and  accountability for being progressive leaders and positive role models in the  school and larger community. STD and HIV/AIDS education and prevention strategies  will be explored as part of the students’ work product, which will require  them to produce an education event for their peers and parents. The ultimate  goals of this Pilot Project are to:

1)    Determine whether progress can be made in affecting responsible  behavior change in the students; and

2) Decide the feasibility of refining and  expanding the Pilot into a fully integrated project of the Circle of Care  that will provide leadership development opportunities for young people.


For more information: (215) 848-8511


and  online: The Coalition Group

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Youth  conference focuses on wealth building strategies

The Philadelphia Alumnae  Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold the

Juanita Kidd Stout  Memorial Conference for Youth,

Succeeding Against the  Odds: Staying Focused in Uncertain Times, on Saturday, April 18th

Registration will begin at  8:15am 


The conference, for  students grades 5-12, is designed to inform young people about wealth  building strategies through hands-on activities that provide knowledge about  earning, saving, investing and making money.

The conference is  presented in honor of one of the sorority’s most prestigious members, the  late Juanita Kidd Stout, the first African American woman in America to be  elected judge, serving in the Municipal and Common Pleas Courts in  Philadelphia and serving the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.

In addition to interactive  workshops, it will feature a youth entrepreneur showcase including jewelry,  t-shirts, natural skincare products, unique handbags and tote bags.

Participants will also  receive a free gift bag, t-shirt, wealth building materials and more.

The conference will be  held at University of Pennsylvania,

Houston Hall,

3417 Spruce Street  Philadelphia. 

For more information, go here. or call 215-248-3388.

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Foster Parent  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


Looking for single or  married couples who do not have any children

living in their home-  ethnic diversity desired; must be MATURE---to

work with older adolescent  boys.

The qualified applicants  will be people who have their own home

and have a heart for  children;

will be able to provide a  safe, warm and supportive environment;

must have a sense of  humor; know how to laugh and have fun; must be of sound mind and judgment;

must be able to attend  monthly mandatory training and

must be able to work with  others.

You will be the primary  care-giver(s) responsible for the medical, educational, social and  therapeutic needs of the youth living in your home.

Potential applicants must  be able to possess clean clearances; including criminal record check, child  abuse and FBI clearances.

All applicants must be  able to attend monthly mandatory training.

Applicant's schedule will  need to be flexible enough to allow for accompanying youth to various weekly  appointments.


Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Compensation:  $700.00 bi-weekly stipend

This  is a contract job.

Reply  to Email:

Principals  only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please  do not contact job poster about other services, products or

commercial  interests.

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In Philadelphia there are many latchkey children,  children without role models, sedentary children, and Generation I (internet)  children spending hours in front of a screen (TV and/or computer). ALL of  these children have hidden or untapped talents and potential.


The After School Program handout  on Cap4Kids  lists hundreds of activities to help children and teens realize their  potentials and at the same time decrease their risk taking behaviors. From  Squash to Tennis, Horse Back Riding to Training for Marathons, Mural Art  making to Music recording.


The programs are many and the need is many. PLEASE  help families in need find specific activities that interest our children and  use the Cap4Kids After School handout to help bridge the gap between families  in need and the social service agencies that serve them.


In Philadelphia, and  listed on the  website,

there are so many  resources for families in need that it is sometimes overwhelming to cover  many of the issues that our families face as we try to link families in need  with the social service agencies that serve them.

To help, under the  Resource tab,  ,

we have added Cap4Kids  Parent Questionnaires that you can post in your office, exam rooms, schools,  and community centers to let families know what issues we can help them with  in their community.


Daniel  R. Taylor, D.O., FAAP

Assistant  Professor Drexel University College of Medicine

Director  Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy

City  Administrator Cap4Kids

St.  Christopher's Hospital for Children

Front  and Erie

Philadelphia,  PA 19134

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Online  resources for parents:,,


This Week…




Friday, April 17, 2009,  12:00pm


628 Bainbridge Street

Philadelphia, PA


Join Art Sanctuary for a  Groundbreaking Celebration of its new center, at 16th and Bainbridge  Streets.  In tandem with the Church of  the Advocate, home venue for large performances, this building will give Art  Sanctuary staff its own offices for the first time in 10 years; it will allow  them to put on film screenings and book signings, and give them a new space  for workshops and classrooms as well as the ability to record music and  spoken word, and exhibit visual art. The Advocate gave Art Sanctuary a great  and grand entrance; this will give us a place to call our own.


You have been a part of  this plan, so please join us! Our special friends, donors and funders will be  there, as well as special guest Hannibal Lokumbe, composer of "A  Shepherd Among Us," based on the life of the Advocate's Rev. Paul  Washington.


Friday, April 17, 2009,  7:00pm


Church of the Advocate

18th & Diamond Streets  (Use Gratz Street Entrance)

Philadelphia, PA


"A Shepherd Among  Us," based on the life of the Advocate's Rev. Paul Washington, an  original work which debuted this fall at Art Sanctuary's 10th Anniversary  Gala will be broadcast on WHYY.


If you missed the  performance, come to Church of the Advocate the night of the 17th, at 7pm,  for a special sneak preview of WHYY's On Canvas, which will air Wednesday,  April 22nd at 8pm.


Come and meet the  Grammy-nominated composer Hannibal Lokumbe, who created this original work,  and some of the performers who have played an important role to make this  concert beautiful and successful.


Reservation recommended by  emailing us at

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Guest Presenter


Dr. Tawana Ford Sabbath,  Ph.D.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


First African Presbyterian Church

42nd and Girard Avenue,  

Philadelphia, PA



3  CEU Credits Available for $15 • Certificates Available Immediately After The  Workshop


CEU credits provided by  the Chester Chapter NABSW, which has been designated as a pre-approved  provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section  47.36) by the Pennsylvania

State Board of Social  Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors.

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Free in the Plaza Festival
 Spring is in the air at the Kimmel Center. April 15 through May 8*,  it’s a Spring Fling, as Free in the Plaza offers an opportunity to unwind in  Commonwealth Plaza. Visit our casual café atmosphere, featuring Happy Hour  pricing, tapas selections, raffles and prizes, discount ticket offers, and  best of all, music ranging from jazz and dance to classical and pop. Look for  the Spring Fling listings below,  and check back for updates!

 There's no admission charge and the music is free. So tell your friends  there's a new place in the center of town to meet. It’s the Kimmel Center’s  Plaza!

 Spring Fling is part of the Kimmel Center's Arts for All  initiative. Through Arts for All, the Kimmel Center provides free educational  programs, community partnerships and expanded free programming. Special  thanks to our lead sponsor, Citi.

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Catch the Rebroadcast of  The Evoluer House Benefit Event Catwalk on ABC 6’s New Visions


In case you missed The  Evoluer House’s premièr fundraising fashion show and cocktail reception  Catwalk, tune into ABC 6’s program New Visions, April 18 at 7:30 pm (EST) for  a glimpse of the festivities that took place. The commitment and support was  overwhelming and  allowed us to raise  over $12,000! These much needed funds will go a long way to help us continue  addressing issues that affect today’s girls self-esteem and the ability to  succeed in life.


The Evoluer House is a 501  (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a wide-range of personal  development-related services for disadvantaged teen girls.

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Citizenship Days – pro  bono Immigration attorneys will be on hand to assist in the preparation of  naturalization applications and fee waivers

Philadelphia and State  College –

Saturday April 18th

Allentown – Sunday April  19th


PICC's First State Lobby  Day will be May 5th, in Harrisburg.


Pennsylvania Immigration  & Citizenship Coalition

2100 Arch Street, 7th  Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103


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Life-skills Training Certification Workshop


This one-day, six-hour  intensive workshop will certify your staff members, youth trainers and  instructors as Master Trainers of The Rites of Passage for Males Life-skills  Training Workshop for Young Men.


At the completion of this  workshop, you or your staff will be qualified to create, set-up and operate  your own successful Rites of Passage for Male Life-skills Training Workshops  at churches, schools and community centers.


Over 150 Master Trainers  have been trained since 2008.


The workshop curriculum  includes our unique method of teaching Life-skills: Self-esteem; Finding my  Career& Life Purpose; and Dress for Business Success.


Date: Saturday, April 18,  2009, 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM - Clinton, Maryland


For workshop dates,  locations and  additional  information contact or call (301)  627-1586

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Don't Get Demoralized




In the city of  Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania from

May 2008 until April 2009  there have been 36 unarmed

African American men  killed by the Philadelphia Police



The racist Fraternal Order  of Police have also gone after a strong and courageous African American  judge, Judge Craig Washington.  The  reason for this vicious attack is because he refuses to turn his courtroom  into a tool of propaganda for the Philadelphia Police Department.


Join Us:


DATE:    Monday, April 20, 2009

TIME:    10AM

PLACE:   Broad and Spring Garden Streets,  Philadelphia


We plan to march on the  Fraternal Order of Police headquarters,

1336 Spring Garden Street,  

and denounce the bigotry,  bias and racist murders that have been committed

by the Philadelphia Police  Department.


Sponsors:  Bro. Robert - African American Freedom and

Reconstruction League;

Sister Debbie Moore and  Bro. Harold Fisher, Attorney Leon A. Williams


For more information  215-474-3677   215-732-0180

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NBC10 Jump Start Your Job Search Event


Join The Career Wardrobe  and NBC10 for

“Jump Start Your Job Hunt”  event on

April 23rd

6:30pm : 8:30pm at the

Manayunk Brewery

(Main Street in Manayunk).


Career Wardrobe will be on  hand to answer questions about preparing for job interviews and will offer  participants tge opportunity to have their resumes reviewed by human resource  professionals.


The event will cover  everything you need to help with your job hunt: searching, building a resume,  interviewing and networking!


Recruiters, nonprofit  agencies and and staffing companies will be on hand to answer questions and  provide information about employment opportunities.


Participating  companies include:


·       Ajilon Professional Staffing

·       Robert Half International

·       Careerlink

·       Kane Partners

·       The Career Wardrobe

·       Integrity Career Transitions

·       Career Transitions Services

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Healthy Homes

Essentials for Practitioners Training


Thursday, April 23 &

Friday, April 24, 2009

2nd Baptist Church of  Germantown

6459  Germantown Avenue, corner of Upsal Street

Free parking–Enter off  Clivden Street

Continental breakfast  & lunch included both days!

Cost: $245 – Limited  scholarships available!


For more information: The Coalition, Inc. Group

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Philadelphia Youth Network  WorkReady Summer Internships:

Do you have a child,  family member or friend who is, or do you know a high school student? The  City of Philadelphia will host Philadelphia high school students in part-time  paid internships for six weeks over the summer.  Please visit our website  for program and application materials.

Best Regards,

The Office of Leadership  Investment


Stephanie Tipton                Dominique Aubry                Tara Mohr




(If you, a friend,  or loved one are trying to kick the habit of smoking, please pay attention to  this column over the next few weeks.)

Secondhand Smoke Is A  Major Concern

(  -- Although secondhand smoke has been linked to death and illness, a new  study suggests that parents around the world do very little to protect their  children from “passive smoking” exposure.

Heather  Wipfli, Ph.D., project director at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control  at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues  conducted home surveys in 31 countries.

Researchers  examined the smoking histories of the adults in the homes, exposures to  secondhand smoke inside the house and in the community, and attitudes toward  smoking. They used air-sampling technology to gauge nicotine levels in homes  and hair samples to measure individual exposure levels of non-smoking women  and children.

The study  appears in the April issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Concentrations  of nicotine in the air were 17 times higher in households with smokers  compared to those without, and nicotine concentrations were about 12.9 times  higher in homes that permitted smoking compared to households that  voluntarily banned it.

Researchers  found nicotine even in homes without smokers, indicating that visitors and  others sometimes smoked in the homes.

Children had  higher levels of nicotine than women did, and among children living with a  smoker, those under 5 years old had levels nearly twice as high as children  ages 5 and older did.

The United  States and Western Europe were not included in the study, which comprised  seven Eastern European countries, nine countries in North and South America,  12 Asian countries and three in the Middle East.

In study  countries, nearly all households permitted smoking inside, which represents a  major difference from the United States, where surveys by the Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 80 percent of homes no  longer allow smoking inside the living area.

This study  is among the first to demonstrate that secondhand smoke is a worldwide  concern, according to Kenneth Rosenman, M.D., professor of medicine at  Michigan State University.

Educational  programs have helped to achieve the large proportions of U.S. households that  do not allow indoor smoking and the results of this study, according to  Rosenman, should lead health organizations in other countries to step up  education activities aimed at increasing voluntary no-smoking policies.

“It is clear  from this study that if one is going to continue to smoke, then don’t smoke  at home and particularly not around your children,” Rosenman said. “If my  patient is not the smoker, it is important that they insist those that do  smoke don’t do so in the house or around them.” He was not associated with  the study.

“Our  research clearly shows that parents are failing to protect their children  from secondhand smoke exposure, perhaps because they are unaware of the  risks,” Wipfli said. “The results highlight the need to improve public  awareness of the importance to go outside to smoke to limit the exposure of  women and children living in the home.”

By De'Laney Rowland, BDO Staff Writer

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Get Fresh!

Volunteer with  Philabundance Fresh for All


You recycle out the wazoo  and consider yourself consigliore of the

enviro-sack mafia.

Hence, a cause you can  believe in: Philabundance wants to fill those ubiquitous bags with produce  through its new Fresh for All program.

And you can help by  volunteering.

The nonprofit hands out  perishables at six sites in the Delaware Valley — where nutritious diet  staples are hard to come by, especially in tough times.

With a minimum three-hour  commitment, you’ll keep busy.

Help with admin, approve  clients, or do community outreach (posting mailings, making phone calls).

Looking for something  physical?

Take food to sites, divide  apples, and dole out the goods.

You’ll be doing a major  part to help people get the fruits and veggies they need.

And that’s a green  movement to be proud of.


To participate in Fresh  for All, contact

Tunisia  Garnett (215-339-0900 ext. 238 or 

For more information, go  to 

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Four weeks; certificate of  completion. Intro to residential energy efficiency, basic carpentry, air  sealing, insulation, and heater maintenance. Qualify to work for the  Weatherization Assistance Program, contractors and related private companies.  “While ECA cannot guarantee every participant a job, we plan to hire 10  students from the first class, and we have partnered with other career  professionals to help place all the trainees.”

 Phone: (215) 988-0929
 Fax: (215) 988-0919


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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Disposal


The  City of Philadelphia provides FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal  at several area locations throughout the year. The first event is scheduled  for:

• Saturday, April 18th


Streets Department's  Training Center State Road at Ashburner Street, 1.3 miles north of Cottman  Avenue and south of Linden Avenue.


Examples of some of the  materials accepted for proper disposal include:

Computer equipment and TVs

Lawn & Garden Products  and Outdoor Products

Pesticides (bug sprays,  foggers and bombs, liquids, dusts, mouse baits/poisons and mothballs)

Chemical fertilizers

Grill type propane  cylinders (up to 20 lbs.)

Swimming pool chemicals


Indoor Pest Control  Products, Kitchen and Bathroom Products and Cleaning Solvents

Pesticides (bug sprays,  foggers and bombs, liquids, dusts, mouse baits and mothballs)

Bathroom cleaner

Tile cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaner


All-purpose cleaner

Oven cleaner

Drain cleaner

Stain and spot remover

Cleaning solvents

Aerosol cans

Fire extinguishers


Paint and Paint Related  Materials

Solvent-based paints and  stains

Paint thinner


Paint stripper and paint  brush cleaners


For more information about  these events please go to the city's website or call 215-686-5560

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The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture


The State of the Nation's  Imperiled Wildlife: An Earth Day Assessment

Thursday, April 23,  6:30-8:30 pm

Michael J. Bean: Senior  Director of Wildlife Program & Senior Attorney The Environmental Defense  Fund

Michael J. Bean co-directs  the Center for Conservation Incentives at The Environmental Defense Fund, and  oversees development and testing of incentive-based approaches to endangered  species conservation, particularly on private land.  He is also the author of The Evolution of National Wildlife Law  (Praeger, 1997), and has written numerous articles on wildlife protection and  wildlife law.



All Town Square and Urban  Sustainability Forum Programs take place in the main auditorium of The  Academy of Natural Sciences ( 

  The Academy is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,  Philadelphia, 19103

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We are inviting People/  Businesses in the Delaware Valley

to contact me about  participating in the

First Annual Elkins Estate  Earth Day Celebration.

Sunday 26th April

10 - 4

If you want to sell,  promote, educate or entertain, we have room for you!

How would you answer this  question?

Most important thing:

a. location, location,  location

        b.  timing

        c. attitude

        d.  connections


We will have all of the  above going for you!


For information; Amy  215.542.7570

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Recycling  Services Inc. in Pottstown takes styrofoam on Saturday and Tuesday  mornings.

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For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly





Helping Local Businesses Survive a Bad Economy


Should local businesses  use the Internet to become more profitable?

Hosted by the Greater  Germantown Business Association


Philadelphia, PA, --- 7  million Americans are “heavy” social media contributors (6+ activities) who  connect with 248 people on a ‘one to many’ basis in a typical week.  The percent of time people spend  communicating online has increased 18% since 2006, while time spent on  entertainment had declined 29 percent 1


“The problem is most small  business owners do not realize that their customer pool is online looking for  them,” says business owner, JC Lamkin, President, Gypsy Lane Technologies  (GLT) and member of the Greater Germantown Business Association (GGBA).  "A quick drive down the 8200 to 5100  blocks of Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia will result in the realization  that our area businesses are quickly folding.  But, if you take a cruise on social media websites, you will  begin to understand why ... prospective customers are online.  These days, it's not just about having a  website or the plummeting DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average).  It is about connecting with customers,  establishing your brand as a leader in your industry and building  relationships online.  Additionally,  many business owners don't realize that their customers are online discussing  their product and service needs. Social media sites are now allowing businesses  to develop relationships with customers.   Business owners just need to learn how to properly build a strategy  and tap into that customer pool."


To address the concerns  around closing Philadelphia area businesses, the Greater Germantown Business  Association welcomes all to attend the

Free Greater Germantown  Business Association’s regular monthly meetings held on the second

Tuesday of every month;

and, begins at

7:00 p.m. sharp with  updates,

the workshop immediately  follows.

Meeting adjourns at 8:00  p.m.


This interactive workshop  will be facilitated by tech expert, JC Lamkin, PMP, president of Gypsy Lane  Technologies (GLT), a professional Internet solutions company headquartered  in the Germantown section of Philadelphia with training offices in  Philadelphia and King of Prussia, PA. GLT specializes in best-in-class  database development, website development, social media strategies,  webcasting, online marketing, Flash multimedia and content management  solutions. GLT features an integrated team of web consultants, creative  designers, writers, coders and marketing professionals who know how to get  online results. 

Ms.  Lamkin will also be available to sign copies of her book, “Fabulous &  Tech-Filled, Volume 1”.  Additional  Social Media for Business workshops

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Yes You Can!


Self-esteem Training  Certification Workshops

This one-day six-hour  intensive workshop for women will certify your staff members and instructors  to teach the

"YES YOU CAN !  Self-esteem and Self-confidence.Workshop for Women.

At the completion of this  workshop, you and your staff will be certified as Master Trainers to teach  the "YES YOU CAN !" Workshop for Women, and you will be qualified  to create, set-up and operate this successful self-esteem training workshop  for women at churches, schools and community centers.


Date : Saturday, April 18,  2009, 9:00 AM - 2:30 pm –

Clinton, Maryland


For workshop dates,  locations and  additional  information contact  or call (301) 574-2226

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April 18th


"Expert advice + free  energy kit (efficient light bulbs, shower heads, weather-stripping, etc).  Stay warmer this winter, help the environment, prepare for the expiration of  PECO's rate caps!

PECO Financial Education  Center,

4027 Market St.

Register: Shawn McGeth at  215-307-4917

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Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants


NEA Foundation Accepting  Applications for Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants  Programs

Deadline: October 15, 2009

The NEA Foundation (  supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals,  and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in public  schools, colleges, and universities across the United States.

The foundation is  accepting applications for the following grant programs:

The Learning &  Leadership Grants program provides opportunities for teachers, education  support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in  high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in  professional growth.  Grants to  individuals fund participation in professional development experiences such  as summer institutes and action research. Grants to groups fund collegial  study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, and mentoring  experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. The grant amount is  $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups.


The Student Achievement  Grants program provides grants of $5,000 each to improve the academic achievement  of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen  knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve  students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with  honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly  encouraged. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies,  equipment, transportation, software, and scholars-in-residence.

Applicants must be  practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, public school  education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher  education institutions.


Visit the NEA Foundation  Web site for complete grant program information.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in  Education, visit:


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NIH Summer Institute on  Community-Based Participatory Research


The National Institutes of  Health has announced the 2nd summer institute. We are thrilled to see that  the organizers have responded to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s  (CCPH) comments on last year's summer institute.

When the 1st NIH institute  on CBPR was announced, CCPH expressed concern about its exclusive focus on  academic researchers.

In CBPR, the community is  involved at the very start of the research,

so it was incongruent that  the institute did not include the community partners or acknowledge the  possibility of a community partner as a principal investigator or co-PI.

This summer's institute  has been designed for community-academic partner teams (see below for  details).


CCPH has successfully  implemented community-academic partner team-based model of CBPR training: 


The training curriculum,  "Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships" is available online  at


If you're interested in  bringing a CBPR training workshop or institute to your location, contact CCPH  senior consultant Rachel Vaughn at  for more information.

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Self-Empowering Job  Readiness Workshops


You've given your  students/clients the knowledge and skills. The question now becomes-  "Can they SELL themselves?"

We're pleased to announce  that Love Movement Video has added a 5th   "Self Empowerment" workshop. Our "Job Readiness'  workshop focuses on the following goals for the participants

A. To feel more comfortable  and confident while job hunting

B.  Learning how to develop a career

C.  Incorporating video technology in job searches

D.  Developing Positive life Skills


The interactive workshops  consist of:



Practicing Techniques

Video Taping Mock  Interviews


Topics covered in workshops:

-Reading  the want ads

-Dressing  for success

-Setting  up Interviews


-Frequently  asked questions

-Body  Language

-Managing  work expenses

-Sales  and selling yourself

-Creating  your own niche


For info on the other  available workshops click  the link


IF your students or  clients can benefit from any of our "Self Empowerment" workshops  give me a call or an e-mail

Bernard D. Miller


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Even if you do not have a  college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, pass  this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind.  Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated  moneys for scholarship use to African Americans, a great deal of the money is  being returned because of a lack of interest.


No one is going to knock  on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.


Take the initiative to get  your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating  companies because we fail to apply for it.


Please pass this  information on to family members, nieces, nephews, and friends with children  etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college  student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful  additional money can be.

Our  youth really could use these scholarships. Thanks!!


For a list of scholarships  please visit our group ‘The Coalition, Inc.’

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Physicians For Social Responsibility’s



As  an outgrowth of our commitment to eliminate the epidemic of youth violence in  Philadelphia, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is hosting Legs Against  Arms, a 5K Race/Walk, at La Salle University on April 26, 2009.  We will  strengthen our legs while opposing illegal handguns in Philadelphia.   Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to participate as activists  and advocates for a future filled with hope, not harm.  Trish McDermott  was murdered at 9th and Chestnut Streets in 2005 and her family wanted a way  to celebrate her life rather than her traumatic death. At LAA II in 2008,  Team Trish was formed in her memory.  PSR and Team Trish invite you to  continue this tradition and get a team together to honor and celebrate the  life of a loved on lost to violence.  Any proceeds support PSR’s ongoing  violence prevention initiatives. 




North Stars Spoken Word Cafe


Join our after school arts students, North Stars for  a SPOKEN POETRY CAFE from 4:30-6:30 at our community partners' venue, Jimmy  John's (located on Temple's Main Campus). This FREE event is for middle and  high school students who want to share their written work with our audience.  Come on out during the spring break and  bring friends and family.


Hope to see you there!


North Stars' Spoken Word Cafe

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

4:00pm-6:00pm ~ Free

Jimmy John's

1601 N. 15th Street (Temple's Campus)

Phila, PA


Art Sanctuary North Stars' students invite Philly  youth to join them for a

Spoken Word Café.


The North Stars will be hosting and read their own  poetry created during

the semester under the guidance of our lead artist  instructor Trapeta

Mayson and spoken word instructor the Twin Poets of  DEF Poetry Jam. Bring your rhythm and rhymes.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! SPACE IS LIMITED! Please  contact our Education Coordinator Melissa Palmer (  at 215.232.4485.


Celebrating 10 years of the power of Black art to  transform, unite and enrich!

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Jus’  Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St. Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am

·       Poets

·       Rappers

·       Singers

·       Spoken Word Artists



You Are Invited to the


1st Statewide  Environmental Justice Conference:

"Building Healthy  & Improved Communities for All"


April 26-28, 2009 -  Sheraton Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey


Please visit the  conference’s web site for general information and

to download the  Registration and Scholarship Application Forms


Spaces are limited, so we  encourage you to register early.


This Conference is  sponsored by:


PA Environmental Justice  Advisory Board

PA Department of  Environmental Protection

Drexel University School  of Public Health

PA Department of Community  & Economic Development

PA Department of Health

PA Department of  Transportation

PA Department of Welfare

PA Department of Education

Waste Management

Other sponsors listed on  our web site


Nora L. Carreras |  Environmental Advocate

Department of  Environmental Protection

Southcentral Regional  Office

909 Elmerton Avenue |  Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717.705.4903 | Fax:  717.705.4930

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Life, Liberty and  Neighborhoods first our goal is to Activate, Educate & Motivate for  Change!


Public Watch-Dog Public  Forums: PCEC will host targeted neighborhood forums looking to primarily  touch those who reside within the surrounding community. We are not asking  for funds, and we ask that there be no solicitation of funds for any particular  candidate or political party.  We do  not support, oppose nor endorse any candidate. 

The purpose of these  events is to educate the public around issues that are on the table and  affecting Philadelphia as a whole.


The Philadelphia Civic  Engagement Committee (PCEC) is a volunteer based, non-profiting, non-partisan  group of individuals whose mission is to educate the citizens of Philadelphia  on current issues that affect the city as a whole. We are working towards  bettering Philadelphia, promoting a message of equality, empowerment, peace,  and working together to create better solutions for a better community.


These events are free and  open to the public.



Thursday, April 30th

6pm until 8pm

Greater Bethel Church

4610 Tackawanna Street

Philadelphia, PA 19124

***District Attorney and  Controller***



Dr. Chuck Williams:


Contact Information:


P. O BOX 63519


Fareeda Mabry, Chair


Cell: 267-243-1468



The League of Women Voters

Governor's Advisory  Commission on African American Affairs

Loraine Ballard Morrill-  Power 99 FM


More dates can be found  at: The Coalition Inc. Group  at Google

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Dad for A Day


May 1 (10am & 7:30pm)  & May 2 (7:30pm):


Several youths longing for  an active, loving and consistent father in their lives embark upon a journey  into a magical "Land of Dads" where their wishes are granted for a  dad, but only for a day. Join Art Sanctuary's North Stars after school art  students for this original multimedia production featuring poetry, spoken  word, African Dance and Drum. This is a not-to-be-missed performance by our  young people!

Reserve your space at this  production!


Art Sanctuary | Church of  the Advocate | 1801 W. Diamond Street | Philadelphia | PA | 19121-1590

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SUNDAY,  03 MAY 2009


Philadelphia - 6th Annual  "People of Light, People of Hope, People of Courage."


Walking Dialogue among  Jews, Muslims, Christians, Sikh, Buddhists, Baha'i, Hindu, and Others. Come  walk in peace, wear white as an expression of unity. Celebrate with Prayer,  Music, and Sharing.


OPENING GATHERING:  Philadelphia Cathedral [Jewish Prayer and  Music] (3723 Chestnut Street)

Walk west on Walnut; north  on 46th to Lancaster


FIRST STOP:  Philadelphia Masjid (4700 Wyalusing)

Walk east on Lancaster


NEXT STOP:   Millcreek Baptist Church

(641 N Preston between  40th/41st at Lancaster)

Walk east on Lancaster;  south on 38th


CLOSING GATHERING:   Philadelphia Cathedral (3723 Chestnut  Street)

(Food and Fellowship)




Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

1501 Germantown Avenue  (3rd/Jefferson)

Free parking; bus  available to Cathedral and return



A bus will follow walkers  for those who need to ride part of all of the way

Emergency medical  assistance will be available

Parking available - Market  Street between 38/39 ($3.00 contribution requested)

No political banners,  please.



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Civic Engagement in the  21st Century Forum

Wednesday, May 13

6:30-8:30pm 2231 N. Broad  Street

Philadelphia, PA


Candidates for  Philadelphia District Attorney and City Controller will be invited to speak  about their plans for improving Philadelphia’s city services.


Aissia  Richardson, President

African  American United Fund

2227  N. Broad Street

Philadelphia,  PA 19132

215-236/2100  phone

215-236/9077 fax

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*  *  *  Outside PA  *  *   *


A Practical Guide to Grant  Writing & Fundraising

Win More Grants for Your  Programs. This two session, evening workshop (6:30 PM - 8:15 PM) provides you  with grant writing and fundraising skills that are taught only to fundraising  executives.


Learn how to find Federal  & private grants; how to write successful grants; how to plan fundraising  events; how to find donors and more.


A 112-page copy of "A  Practical Guide to Grant Writing & Fundraising Manual" is included  in the cost of this workshop.


Date: Wednesday, April 22,  2009, 6:30 PM-8:15 PM –

Clinton, Maryland


Wednesday, April 29, 2009,  6:30 PM-8:15 PM –

Clinton, Maryland


For workshop dates, locations  and  additional  information contact  or call (301) 627-1586

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Summer  Youth Program


Program Description
In 1992, The Food Project began been  bringing young people from the city and the suburbs together to make a  difference in the lives of people in Greater Boston and on the North  Shore. Each year, a diverse group of 90 youth, ages 14-17, enter  The Food Project’s Summer Youth Program  and work to grow and distribute tens of thousands of pounds of produce for  people in need.  For many, it is a first job, and working in crews of  eight to ten, the youth gain invaluable skills of teamwork, accountability,  civic participation, and communication. 

During the six weeks, youth manage over 40  acres of land including suburban farms and remediated urban lots,  sell produce through farmers' markets and a Community Supported Agriculture  program, prepare and serve lunches in local soup kitchens and homeless  shelters, and help to prepare community lunches, where neighbors, youth,  staff, and visitors come together to share the harvest. Youth also participate  in four workshops each week, covering issues of diversity awareness, hunger  and homelessness, sustainable agriculture, and personal reflection. 

Through shared labor and structured activities, youth  develop a respect for themselves and for peers from very different  backgrounds, while acquiring a connection to food and the land.

How do I apply?
We are currently accepting applications  for the summer of 2009. Please note that deadlines are specific to  the information listed below.

Application Deadlines:
North Shore Site (NS residents  can apply for either deadline)
April 22nd in Lynn


For more information Click Here

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Free Online Computer Instruction

See ‘Archives’ at

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Got  Space?


Local  Non-Profit is looking for room to grow!


For  My Daughter Library is looking for about

700  square  feet of indoor space for our  exciting Youth Program.



Secure,  yet visible from the street

Room  for desks and tables (no more than 10)

Spacious  enough for computers and lots of books

Year  round, weekday and weekend access

Really,  reasonable rent!



Yvonne  267-795-7811








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



In  response to the needs of many grassroots organizations for the basic tools to  implement and sustain 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 Contact Us share  your expertise 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 (A HAND UP!)  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: Click  Here  or Mail to: A Hand Up!


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: A Hand Up!



















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, and  “...liberation of the oppressed, and social justice for the poor.”


Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Happiness with Dr. John Elliott Churchville and Nancy Ellen, Wednesdays  at 2pm WNWR New World Radio 1540 AM.


WELCOME BACK! Civil  Alert World with Brother Sabir Bey  Saturdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm on WNJC 1360 AM. Also listen in on WKDU 91.7 AM  Friday, 12am to 3am


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 

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