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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 14 August 2009

Volume  4, Number 4

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams  (President/CEO), 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 … 04

Employment and Training  Opportunities … 05

Health Matters …06

Green Piece … 07

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 08

SpotLight … 09

Arts for Awareness … 10

Coming Up …13

Computers and Technology … 22

A Hand Up … 22

On The Airways … 24





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Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you  want done because he wants to do it.   - Dwight Eisenhower






















































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It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
-- Publius Cornelius  Tacitus.












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"Planning is thinking beforehand how something is to be made or  done, and mixing imagination with the product – which in a broad sense makes  all of us planners. The only difference is that some people get a license to  get paid for thinking and the rest of us just contribute our good thoughts to  our fellow man."
Paul R.  Williams










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A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your mother says  your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?'

The little  boy replied, 'Thank God he's in bed!'

 (Thanks to Vernon Brown  for this  selection)




















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For the Lexophiliacs

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.



































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The greatest and noblest  pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the  next is to shake off old prejudices.
-- Frederick the Great


















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I long, as does every human being, to be at home  wherever I find myself.
Maya  Angelou







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The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop  the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. - Elaine Agather










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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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without  trials.
 - Chinese Proverb






If you have a  favorite relevant quote, why not share it with our readers. send to

We will credit you  with the submission.








































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If You Love Something

If you love something, set it free.
 If it comes back, it will always be yours.
 If it doesn't come back, it was never yours to begin with.

But, if it just sits in your living room,
 messes up your stuff, eats your food,
 uses your telephone, takes your money
 and doesn't appear to realize that you had set it free...

...You either married it or gave birth to it.






































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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!


A man who thought he was John the Baptist was disturbing  the neighborhood, so for public safety, he was committed.

 He was put in a room with another crazy, and immediately began his routine,  "I am John The Baptist! Jesus Christ has sent me!"

 The other guy looked at him and declared, "I did not!"

(Special  thanks  to Kathy Parsons for this  submission.)


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

(Family appropriate)














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I am in shape. Round is a shape.















































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A good deal of trouble has  been caused in the world by too much intelligence and too little wisdom.












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One who understands much  displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
 Alexander Chase







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Word Of The Week

redoubtable \rih-DOW-tuh-buhl\: Arousing fear  or alarm; formidable.  Illustrious; eminent;  worthy of respect or honor.







Greetings  Coalition Family!


We are now into the 4th volume of this  publication, we could not have survived without readers who valued our  contribution enough to share it with their families and friends. Through your  efforts we have met some very dynamic individuals who have and are making  their own contributions to the efforts of The Coalition, inc. and other  entities that are positioning to make significant changes in the quality of  life in our communities.


We wish to extend a humble and heartfelt thank you for  being with us, and we promise that we will continue with all the strength we  are granted through the power of GOD.




Question of the  week: Do you think the people contesting the legitimacy of President Obama’s  birth certificate are in possession of any significant portion of their  faculties?













A person without a mission  is as a ship without a navigator. Anywhere they go is an accident.  Madu



Back To School Jam


presented by

South Philadelphia  Neighborhood Athletic League


Date: Saturday,  August 29, 2009

Location: Smith  Playground

25th & Jackson  Street

Time: 10am - 6pm


SPNAL Coaches Vs.  Youth Basketball tournament

Music, Family, and  Fun


FREE *  *   * FREE

- Health & Nutrition  workshops

- Credit and  Financial planning workshops

-Career Resources

- Educational  Resources


Platters by  Patricia's Dish

Amusement rides for  $5.00 for 4-hours

Face Painting,  snowcones, cotton candy


Performances by:

- INSTYLE Peace  Production

- Quinn Martin,  Poet & Author

- Virtuous Woman

and many more....


For more  information contact Kimyetta Lewis 215-316-3087

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will be given away  for

FREE. That's  right.......FREE !!!

You don't want to  miss it.


Date: September 6,  2009

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Better  Way Ministries

4815 Stenton Ave.

Philadelphia, PA  19144


For more details or  to pre-register call 215-844-1405

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The Food stamp program under the new stimulus package is now called  the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Did you know?

Eligibility for  SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food insecure households are  now eligible.

On the website, under the Food and Nutrition parent  handout, you will find several organizations who can help families find out  if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS website they can apply for these  benefits and many others.

For more info you  can also go to

Please continue to  link families in need with the appropriate social services agencies that  serve them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.

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ACCEL Community  Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community


Enrolling Now!

K thru 12

Register by  calling: 610.352.9925

 Accel Community Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community is now enrolling for the 2009/2010 school year.

If you are looking  for a safe, fun and interactive environment where your child can learn and  socialize with their cyber peers? Are looking for training learning coaches  to help with your child's cyber course work, homework and test?


Well look no  further. Accel provides a daily structure, homework assistance, and tutoring  to cyber families. The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 to  3:00 pm with an afterschool program that runs until 6:00 pm. Accel serves  families with youth in grades K-12.


For enrollment  information, please call 610-352-9925 or visit us on the web at

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Nutritional  Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring its annual  

Summer Food Service  Program

from now through  September 4, 2009. 

Last summer, more  than 600 sites and

25, 000 children  participated in the program.


Participating sites  can offer children lunch and a choice of breakfast or snack.  Most Philadelphia and many suburban  neighborhoods qualify. 

To sign up, contact  Nutritional Development Services at 215-895-3470. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’web link on  The Coalition, Inc. web site -----


The  Food stamp program under the new stimulus package is now called the SNAP  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Did you know?

Eligibility for  SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food insecure households are  now eligible.

On the website, under the Food and Nutrition parent  handout, you will find several organizations who can help families find out  if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS website they can apply for these  benefits and many others.

For more info you  can also go to

Please continue to  link families in need with the appropriate social services agencies that serve  them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.

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Online resources for parents:,,








Back By Popular  Demand...

Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble



Mali Sadjo

The Legend of the  Hippopotamus


Friday, August 14th  at 8pm

Abington Art Center

515 Meetinghouse  Road

Jenkintown, PA  19046


The Legend of the  hippopotamus, "Mali Sadjo" originates from the Mande ethnic group  of West Africa. The piece was created through an extensive apprenticeship in  Guinea, West Africa in December 2008. The ballet through a dance drama  communicates how relationships between human beings are often reflected in  nature and how they cultivate the environment to fulfill their needs.


Vendors are needed.  Please contact us for vendor application

Price: $40.00 must  bring space and tables


For tickets: $25.00  per person

Bring a lawn chair  and blanket to enjoy Kulu Mele under the stars


Kùlú Mèlé African  American Dance Ensemble is the longest-lived African dance company in  Philadelphia and is dedicated to serving the community by presenting and  preserving culture, dance and music of the African Diaspora.


For more  information please contact:

Raveena Media Group

E:  Ph: 267-386-8204 ext.2

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Education Programs Manager

The Enterprise  Center CDC

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States

Salary: Mid 30's

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Infant heart defects tied to maternal smoking


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A woman who  smokes during pregnancy increases the risk that her child will be born with a  heart defect, a new study published in Pediatrics shows.

To clarify the relationship between  prenatal smoke exposure and congenital heart defects, Dr. Sadia Malik of the  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and her colleagues  evaluated 3,067 infants born with heart defects, unrelated to genetic  syndromes, who were included in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  These infants were compared with 3,947 babies with normal hearts. The parents  of all of the infants were also evaluated.

Women who reported smoking in the month  before becoming pregnant or the first trimester were more likely to give  birth to a child with a defect in one or more of the walls separating the  chambers of the heart, known a septal defect, the researchers found.

The more a woman smoked, the greater was  the likelihood that she would have an infant with a defect. Women who smoked  25 or more cigarettes daily during pregnancy were more likely to have infants  with obstructions on the right side of the heart.

Compared with the infants of mothers who  did not smoke during pregnancy, infants whose mothers were heavy smokers were  twice as likely to have a septal defect. Malik's group found no relationship  between second-hand smoke exposure and congenital heart defects.

The investigators also found the 19 percent  of the non-smokers reported smoking just before pregnancy or in the first  trimester, the researchers note, which is in line with data reported by other  U.S. studies.

"If even a fraction of congenital  heart defects and other birth defects could be prevented by decreasing  maternal tobacco use, it would result in improved reproductive outcomes and a  saving of millions of health care dollars," they conclude.

Congenital heart defects occur in up to 10  out of every 1,000 live births in the United States, and infants who survive  frequently need multiple surgeries to correct the problem and still may  suffer permanent disability, Malik's group points out.


About 28 percent of U.S. women of  childbearing age smoke, the researchers add, and one in five of these women  don't quit when they become pregnant, meaning about one million babies each  year may have been exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb.

SOURCE: Pediatrics, April 2008.

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

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For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly









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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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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The Shaw Middle  School

Parent &  Community Resource Center


The Shaw Middle  School is preparing to open our Parent & Community
 Resource Center. We are excited about establishing this special place
 for Parents, Community Organizations and Leaders. A place exclusively
 for them to meet, learn and share the essential tools need to capture
 safe and productive homes, schools and communities. We need your help
 with donations. We accept money, supplies (books, magazines, dvds,
 etc), furniture, paint and volunteers. We are also asking parents of
 Shaw Middle School student to contact Ms. Williams, 215-727-2161.









Statue of Freedom

The White House Dome’s “Statue  of Freedom”

by Nancy-Ellen


All of this time in silence she  stood. 

Five tons of freedom stood tall...  and heavy.  Ironically she was put together in 1863, by slaves.   Slaves assembled this symbol of freedom and lifted her up. Slaves dug and cut  exquisite stones from the quarries of Virginia and transported them to the  state capitol. They hauled lumber, dug ditches and did whatever was necessary  to create the White House Dome, a building symbolic of freedom throughout the  entire world. It is only fitting the statue of Freedom stands at the top of  her dome, despite the fact that half the workforce that hoisted her high  belonged to the strength and stamina of slaves. 

So who is this Statue of Freedom? Her  name is Persephone the child of Zeus and Demeter in Greek mythology. She is  also mistakenly called the goddess of the underworld only because she was  abducted by Hades who like other gods, wooed her.  When Persephone was  picking flowers, the ground opened up and she was snatched into the  underworld.  Helios (the all-seeing sun) told Persephone’s mother who  was by now combing the earth looking for her child.  Zeus (Persephone’s  father) convinced Hades to release his daughter but only under the condition  that she returns for a season every year. You see, it was law that if you ate  anything in the underworld you were sentenced to staying there forever and  Hades had tricked young Persephone to eat a few pomegranate seeds. Each year  that Persephone was required to return to the underground, was the time when  her mother Demeter refused to allow the earth to become fertile...hence the  onset of the season winter.


Irony has its way with life and art  plays a role in it.  Persephone is chosen as the symbol of American  Freedom and Philip Reed an enslaved Black man at the time of the building was  responsible for casting the statue of Freedom.  He delegated that she be  casted as 5 one-ton segments.  The sections were casted in Bladensburg  Maryland, and then relocated by wagon to D.C. It was the year 1863 when the  statue of freedom was placed at the top of the White House dome, and it was  celebrated with a 35 gun salute.  It was also the very year that the  Emancipation Proclamation was issued. That very year, Philip Reed became a  free man. That’s irony at its best. One hundred forty-five years after that,  a Black man is sworn in under the dome of freedom as President of the United  States.  That’s pure art!  Perhaps now, her mother, our land will  bear fruit.

 Nancy-Ellen studied fine arts at Penn State University and is  co-producer of "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness", a  radio journal that features the arts & culture along with sustainable  economic development, environmental justice, HIV/AIDS education Wednesday’s  at 2:00pm on WNWR 1540 AM.

Web site Editor's note:
The statue is actually on the Capitol building.
Back in that day, however, where ever "Massah" ruled from was the white house. 

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In Memory of Marcus Mosiah Garvey


Up you mighty nation, you can accomplish  what you will

our FATHER chose you for a reason, and HE  lives in you still.

The time is past for secrets to be unsealed

truths long hidden must now be revealed.

We are the ones the Great FATHER chose

it's time for you to learn what everyone  else knows.

All we need, is pray, learn to read the  Word

stop being influenced by things that we've  heard.

HE created us in HIS image from the virgin  dust

tell me son, who looks more like soil than  us?

In Deuteronomy HE said we would come to a  fall

if we did not forever on HIS Holy Name call

A stranger would come and take us to a  foreign land

enslave, persecute us for four hundred  years and

until we turned our stiff necks back to HIM

we would suffer and die at another’s whim.

We struggle, protest, cast the vote, ‘fight  the power’

But nothing we’ve done has changed the tone  of this hour.

We've been given a SAVIOR who can change  this day

but through the lies and deceit we forgot  HIS true name to say.

Don't take the word of this mere man who is  corrupted

study the Word for yourself, don't let  HaSatan interrupt it.

We are the people spoken of in the words of  the great book

The pretenders know this and don't want you  to look.

Fall to your knees, pray for your mind to  be free

listen only to HIS voice, HE’LL give you  new eyes to see.

We are the people through whom the world  will be saved

the perpetrators will try to take this  secret to their graves.

This is a truth kept hidden from you up to  this time

that you believed in your oppressor is  really the crime.

Up you mighty nation, you will accomplish  what you will

our Father chose you for a reason, and HE lives in you still.

                                               Ga’Kufu Ngozi  Madu





Ariana Santiago  hosts this event,

which features live  painting, fashion previews and music.

Every first &  third Thu



Patterson's Palace,

1621 Cecil B. Moore  Ave.


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An Afternoon of Poetry


Every second  Saturday of the month from 1 – 3 PM


Open Mike!

Serenity  Inspirational Gifts & Coffee


140 So. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA


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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

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Urban Associates  Happy hour Networking event

Friday August 14th

6-9 pm

Tavern 17 @ the  Warrick Hotel

17th and Locust St.

Free admission,  bring business cards rsvp Jeff Pinckney 215-669-8004

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Nationwide On Your  Side Tour with Tavis Smiley

Saturday, August  15th 2009

Philadelphia, PA

10:00 AM

Philadelphia  Marriott

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA  19107

FREE! Open to the  Public! FREE LUNCH PROVIDED


Everyone Welcome to  hear Tavis LIVE at 10:00am


Join Tavis Smiley,  host of the Tavis Smiley show on PBS / PRI,

along with local  dignitaries


community business  leaders for an exciting day of empowering exchange




                       What are you doing today to prepare for  tomorrow?

                       It's never too late to start thinking about  the future

                      What's important for you and your family


The first 200  existing Nationwide customers to register are invited to attend a special  appreciation activity hosted by Tavis Smiley, at the conclusion of the  morning presentation.


Space is limited -  so please register early


NO TICKET necessary  for the day's events


Please complete the  online registration


We appreciate your  interest and look forward to your participation with Tavis Smiley and the

Nationwide On Your  Side Tour.


NOTE: Registration  will also be available to everyone on-site.

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Food Sampling


Kids In Need,  Recovered Addicts, Inc.

a 5013c will host  their first annual Women Can Cook Too event on

Sunday August 16,  2009

at the

First District  Plaza

3801 Market Street

3pm to 7pm

this is a food  sampling event for charity to help with youth programs and scholarships.


To participate or  purchase tickets call 215-681-4868


Looking for  volunteers, sponsors and vendors and wellness persons.

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“Black August”

Observance  & Salute

presented by


The Million Woman  Movement Intl., The Black Women’s Defense League, African Women For  Reparations Cadre, and The “ A Million Black Women Rising” Sistahoods


Teach In’s  & Activist/Advocates Training Sessions  for

“Sistahs, Young  Adults, and Youth”




·      Political  Prisoners & “Hands Off Assata” Teach In


·      African  Reparations: Restitution & Retribution    and   "What Would Our  Ancestors Want Us To Do Now/Today?

·         “Protecting & Defending Our Women & Girls”


Further Examination of Issues and necessary preparations  for Actions to address Rape, Oppression, and other Natural and Human Rights  Violations forced upon Black/African females worldwide.


“From Da Hood to  Darfur”


For more  information e-mail:  or

or call:  267-686-3802

These sessions are  Free and Open to All interested persons


DISCLAIMER NOTICE: This is an official (original) Million  Woman March/Movement (TM) Program and is not affiliated with any quasi,  sabotage oriented, or pretend group or persons claiming to have had any  initial participation (unless registered and approved by the National MWM now  (2009) etc.



Philly Sessions:

August 22-23,  2009 

5:00 p.m.

RACE 1st/O.U.R.  Studios 

11 S. 60th St.


Newark, NJ Session

August 29,  2009  

3:00 p.m. at the

"Stop The  Violence of Black Women & Girls Rally"

Market & Broad  Sts.


Remember: You are  either part the solution or you are part of the problem....

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Carroll Park Community Council, Inc 29th Annual Pride Fest


Carroll Park 58th  & Girard Avenue Phila, PA

Bring the family, a  chair or a blanket and plan to stay all day.

Vendors, Fun, Food,  Information and Special Recognition


Saturday August 22,  2009

12:00 noon – 8:00  pm

Rain Date August  29, 2009

Also Featuring:  Barbara Walker and more live entertainment

Flow Ministries,  Young Talents, Stilt Walkers

Children’s Stories  by Mama Nia

Drill Team and Much  More


Gospel Jazz    R&B   Spoken Word Dance

Vending  opportunities available – For more information on vending or entertainment

Talent Showcase  please call:

Carroll Park  Community Council, Inc

215-877-1157 - 5218  Master Street – Phila, PA 19131

Merchandise Vendors  $35.00       Food Vendors $60.00

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State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson's 1st Annual

Community  Appreciation Day

Come enjoy food,  fun, and entertainment. Bring your chairs and family Free admission, all are  welcome

Come meet and greet  elected officials, community leaders, neighbors, block captains, city and state  service providers

This year's event  is dedicated to the late Mamie Nichols, who laid the foundation of unity...

Host: State  Representative Kenyatta Johnson

Saturday, August  29, 2009

12:00pm - 8:00pm

      South Philadelphia

Point breeze Ave.  & Dickinson Sts.

Philadelphia, PA


For information  call 215-952-3378



* *  *  Outside PA   *  *  *


21st Annual  Birthday Celebration

For Visionary,  Pan-Africanist,

Back to Africa  Leader,


The Honorable  Marcus Mosiah Garvey

(August 17, 1887 –  June 10, 1940)

Presented by:

The Pan-African  Connection Bookstore and Resource Center


Theme: Breaking  With Old Ideas:

Freedom or  Servitude, Revolution or Reform;

Black Power or  Class Struggle;

Forward to  Repatriation; Forward to a United States of Socialist Africa Now!!!

Saturday, August  15, 2009

7 p.m, at the

Pan-African  Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

612 East Jefferson  Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75203


More Information  call 214-942-8262


Collective  Discussion on the vision and works of Marcus Garvey


v     Guest  Speakers, Poetry, African Dancing and Drumming

v     Collective on  6 hour work day (pay for 8hr) for working families

v     Collective  Discussion on Free Universal Healthcare

v     And a report  on the Medical School Scholarship Program from a  student attending the Latin American School of Medicine in  Havana, Cuba



v      “The Black  skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national  greatness”…. Marcus Garvey

v      “Africa for  the Africans... at home and abroad!”   ….Marcus Garvey


v      “A people  without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a  tree without roots”….. Marcus Garvey


v     “If man or  woman lacks Vision they are Blind.   Why do some of us lack the Vision of a Free People?”  Bandele Tyehimba


This event is Free  and Open to the Public

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The Healer's Sweat



Healers Need  Healing Too ~ Be Energized  Be Renewed

All Wholistic  Health Practitioners are Invited!



Every Third Friday,  8:30pm - 11:30pm


August 21st


September 18th


October 16th


November 12th


December 18th



Lake Claire  Community Land Trust


317 Nelms Avenue;  S.E. Atlanta,GA 30307


FACILITATED BY  Robert Pue, Sun Glazer & Reflexogist




Both men and women  practitioners are invited to attend. Please wear loose fitting clothing (men  may wear shorts and ladies may wear long sarong style dresses). Please also  bring

with you a bottle  of water and at least two towels.


To get the most out  of the sweat, it's good to eliminate or reduce your intake of the following  foods at least three days before the sweat and increase your water  consumption. This will allow you to withstand more heat and detoxify at a  higher level.



Starchy foods







$10 Love Offering


ABOUT Lake Claire  Sweat Lodge it's a green urban oasis in the heart of the city, now home to  The Healer's Sweat.




I-20 exit Moreland  Avenue North - R- Mc Clendon Avenue go thru four traffic lights

- R - Nelm Avenue,  parking is available on the street.


If you are a  hands-on practitioner and would like to provide services at the Sweat, let us  know.


Reservations are  strongly suggested but not required, call 404. 890 6564 or 770.621 5056 or  email us here at,  see you there!



Candles Created  & The Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia

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Al Fielder


14th Annual  Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival

Continues in  Greenville & Greenwood, Mississippi


Mississippi Jazz  & Heritage Festival

Honors Al Fielder  and Mulgrew Miller


(Greenville &  Greenwood, Mississippi) - The 14th Annual Mississippi Jazz & Heritage  Festival, celebrating Mississippi's great jazz legacy, will take place in the  Mississippi Delta on Saturday, Septemer 5, 2009, in Greenville, Mississippi,  at the Edwards Center, 749 Main Street, beginning at 6:00pm and Monday,  September, 7, 2009, in Greenwood, Mississippi, at Bo's Bar-b-Que Bar &  Grill, 507 Carrollton Avenue, beginning at 6:00pm. Meridian, Mississippi  native and master jazz drummer, Al Fielder and Greenwood, Mississippi native  and master jazz pianist, Mulgrew Miller, will be honored.

"We are  returning to Greenville and bringing the festival to Greenwood for the first  time over the Labor Day weekend," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr.,  M.D., Artistic Director of the Mississippi Jazz and Heritage Festival and  accomplished Belzoni, Mississippi resident jazz pianist and trumpeter. Myers  was a featured guest jazz artist at the 2006 Miles Davis 80th Birthday  Concert in East St. Louis and performs concerts throughout the country as the  National Juneteenth Jazz Artist. "Mississippi has a rich jazz legacy  that includes Shelby, Mississippi native historic jazz composer Gerald  Wilson, Jackson, Mississippi native world reknowned jazz vocalist Cassandra  Wilson, and Vicksburg, Mississippi native master jazz pianist Hank  Jones," continues Dr. Myers.


The festival is  sponsored by the National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)  and is a part of the "June is Black Music Month!" - CELEBRATING  JUNETEENTH JAZZ - "Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"  national concert series. Dr. Myers is the founder of the (NAJJP).


"Jazz is  African American Classical Music, created from the hearts, lives and souls of  black folks in America," states Rev., Dr. Myers, also Founder and  Chairman of the NAJJP, the Fellowship of Creative Christian Jazz Musicians  (FCCJM), the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) and the  National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign. "The preservation of our unique  African-American jazz music legacy is what Black Music Month and the  celebration of Juneteenth is all about."


The festival is  also dedicated to the late Woodville, Mississippi native and jazz legend  Lester "Prez" Young. "Lester Young is the father of the modern  jazz saxophone and was born August 27, 1909 and died in 1959, after a  historic career as one of the most influential jazz musicians of all  time," states Dr. Myers. "Billy Holiday gave him the title  "Prez", short for President of the tenor saxophone."


Dr. Myers will be  performing original compositions from his critically acclaimed jazz CD,  "Doctor's Orders." The CD includes popular original Mississippi  Delta jazz compositions like "Song For Tchula," "Message From  the Country" and "Blues For Tchula.."


Rachella Parks,  from Fort Worth, Texas, one of the top female jazz saxophonist in the world,  will be the featured guest artist. Jazz bassist "extraordinaire",  Dr. London Branch, retired professor of music and former Director of the  Jackson State University Orchestra, will be performing along with Cuban percussionist  Earlton Batles Manley and Jackson, Mississippi native, percussionist Wilton  Knott. Also performing will be Greenville, MS native jazz drummer Hal  Holbrook, Jackson, MS jazz drummer Noah Jelks, along with Aye Aton, formerly  with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, on drums and percussion.


Admission is free  and donations are appreciated. For more information contact Dr. Myers at  662-247-3364, 662-247-1471 e-mail:;  web site:  


The Mississippi  Jazz & Heritage Festival is a cooperative effort sponsored by:

National  Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)

The Myers  Foundation    The Black Arts Music  Society

The Smith Robertson  Museum & Cultural Center

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A Community  Event...



(The Man & the  Movement)




“It  became my dream in life to rescue my people – all people – from myths of the  African race.  This became my mission  in life, to tell the true story of the African, to recover the essence of his  early civilizations so that the tragedy of slavery, of colonization, of myths  about his fundamental inferiority may be destroyed forever.” – Ivan Van  Sertima


Saturday, September  12, 2009


5:45 – 8:00  p.m.  (free & open to the public)



2811 Adeline Street  

Oakland, CA


Dr. Ivan Van  Sertima was born in January 1935 in Guyana, South America.  In 1970, he immigrated to the United  States, and later began teaching at Rutgers University in the Dept. of  Africana Studies. In 1976, Van Sertima published his celebrated classic,  *They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America*.  In 1979, he founded the *Journal of  African Civilizations,* one of the most influential publications in the last  quarter of the 20th century.  For 15  years through the Journal, Dr. Van Sertima created a community of leading  scholars and writers who collectively provided proof of African contributions  to the world and successfully changed many of the mainstream myths about  Black people. The Journal also influenced the development of multicultural  curricula throughout the U.S.


Event Flyer





Prof. Manu Ampim



Bro. Malique  Amenhotep





Free Online Computer Instruction

See ‘Archives’ at

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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.


Big Picture  Philadelphia seeks school furniture

Big Picture  Philadelphia, a nationally-recognized model school program, is opening two new  middle-high schools in Philadelphia in September.

El Centro de  Estudiantes, an alternative school serving out-of-school-youth in Kensington  and

Eastern University  Academy a Charter School serving students in Nicetown and East Falls will  both operate on the nationally recognized Big  Picture school design.

BPP has put out a  call for furniture for the new schools.   The group is looking for organizations and businesses that may be  upgrading or changing facilities and have the following available: board  tables and chairs, individual cubicles, desks for teachers, file cabinets,  copiers and computers. Big Picture Philadelphia classrooms resemble warm,  well-lit office spaces that include a central meeting and learning space as  well as quiet, individualized places to work, read and study.

If you can help, email David Bromley or call  215-837-6102.

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Neighborhood Bike Works needs space


Neighborhood Bike Works needs some space in the  Temple U area.

We need a basement, garage or warehouse type  space to teach bike repair to youth and adults.

Do you know any churches, community centers or  other agencies that might have free or really cheap space to accommodate this  kind of service to the community?

I'd like to get something going by Sept 1st if  possible. I need to get to know some North Philly people, because we want to  bring bikes and bike mechanic lessons to the youth there.

Contact Andy Dyson at 215.873.6695

Neighborhood bike  works is a proud member of The coalition, Inc.


To  join: A Hand Up!









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