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News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 04  September 2009

Volume  4, Number 7

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams  (President/CEO), John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec.  Secretary),


Josephine Blow, Stanley  Daniels, Edwin Desamour, Nijah Famous, Kendall  Hayes-Fullard, Tom ‘Bunny’ Henry, Abdul Malik  Raheem

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 05

Employment and Training  Opportunities … 07

Health Matters …07

Green Piece … 08

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 11

SpotLight … 14

Arts for Awareness … 17

Coming Up …18

Computers and Technology … 27

A Hand Up … 28

On The Airways … 30





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We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on  it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they  gradually pass away. - Chuang Tzu




















































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He who will not see is more blind than he who cannot see....Madu












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Children are like mosquitoes.  The minute they stop making a noise, you know they're getting into something.




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Tipper Gore discovered that her husband's great great  uncle, Gunther Gore, was hanged for horse stealing  and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889.

The only existing photograph shows him standing on the gallows. On the  back of the picture is this inscription: "Gunther  Gore; horse thief. Sent to Tennessee Prison 1883, escaped 1887.  Robbed the Tennessee Flyer six times. Caught by  Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

After letting President Clinton's large staff of  professional image consultants review this discovery, they took the  following actions to assist Al's campaign to become our next president. They  decided to crop Gunther's picture, scan it in as an  enlarged image, and edited it with image processing software so that all that  is seen in the final picture is a head shot. Along with this enhanced photo,  the accompanying biographical sketch was sent to the Associated Press:

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For the Lexophiliacs

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.



































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"Gunther  Gore was a famous cattleman in early Tennessee history. His business empire grew to include acquisition  of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Tennessee railroad company. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several  years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave  to resume his business enterprise with the railroad. In 1887 he was a key  player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective  Agency. In 1889 Gunther regrettably died suddenly  during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform on  which he was standing collapsed."








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While the rest of the world has been improving  technology, Ghana  has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Maya Angelou







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People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do  something, and those people who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the  other way? - Oliver Wendell Holmes







The Raw Family Newsletter















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Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of  character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and  it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.-  Lewis H. Lapham






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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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Mother was walking with her four year old daughter one day when the  daughter picked up something off the ground and started to put it into her  mouth. The mother stopped her and said she shouldn't do that.

"Why," asked the little girl.

"Because it’s dirty. It's been on the ground. You don't know  where it's been. It probably has germs."

The little girl looked up at her mom with admiration and asked,  "How do you know so much?"

Thinking quickly, the mother said, "All moms know so much. We  have to. It's on the Mommy Test. If you don't know it, you don't get to be a  mommy."

The little girl pondered this for a few minutes, then  her face brightened. "I get it!" she said. "If you don't pass  the test, you get to be a daddy!"

"Yup," said the mom.



























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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

A man asked his wife, "What would you most like for  your birthday?"
 She said, "I'd love to be ten again."

 On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they  went to a theme park. He put her on every ride in the park, the Death Slide,  The Screaming
Loop, the Wall of Fear.  Everything there was, she had a go.

 She staggered out of the theme park five hours later, her head reeling and  her stomach upside down. Into McDonald's they went, where she was given a Double  Big Mac with extra fries and a strawberry shake. Then off to a movie theater,  more burgers, popcorn, cola and sweets. At last she staggered home with her  husband and collapsed into bed.

 Her husband leaned over and asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being  ten again?"

 One eye opened and she groaned, "Actually I meant dress size."


(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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Age is a state of mind, and  it’s none of your business what state I live in.














































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When I was a young minister, a funeral director asked me to hold a  graveside service for a homeless man with no family or friends. The funeral  was to be at a cemetery way out in the country. This was a new cemetery and  this man was the first to be laid to rest there.

I was not familiar with the area and became lost. Being a typical man,  of course, I did not ask for directions. I finally found the cemetery about  an hour late. The back hoe was there and the crew was eating their lunch. The  hearse was nowhere to be seen.

I apologized to the workers for being late. As I looked into the open  grave, I saw the vault lid already in place. I told the workers I would not  keep them long, but that this was the proper thing to do. The workers, still  eating their lunch, gathered around the opening.

I was young and enthusiastic and poured out my heart and soul as I  preached. The workers joined in with, "Praise the Lord,"  "Amen," and "Glory!" I got so into the service that I  preached and preached and preached, from Genesis to The Revelation.

When  the service was over, I said a prayer and walked to my car. As I opened the  door, I heard one of the workers say, "I never saw anything like that  before and I've been putting in septic systems for twenty years."





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Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999-follow  women.  - Groucho  Marx







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You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer  and forge yourself into one.
 Henry D. Thoreau













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There was a guy telling his friend that he and his wife had  a serious argument the night before. "But it ended," he said,  "when she came crawling to me on her hands and knees." "What  did she say?" asked the friend. The husband replied, "She said,  'Come out from under that bed, you coward!'"






























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Word Of The Week

fortuitous  \for-TOO-uh-tuhs; -TYOO-\  Happening by chance; coming or  occurring by accident, or without any known cause; Happening by a fortunate  or lucky chance; Fortunate or lucky.






















Greetings  Coalition Family!


“There is always something to do. There are hungry people  to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And  while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too  much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those  whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove  from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.”
-- Nikki Giovanni.


Times are  definitely tough, and they are going to get tougher, but these are the times  when the wheat is separated from the chaff, when those destined to accomplish  good things get their chance to show what they are made of. Our communities  are in need, what are you made of?   Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.









I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything,  but I can do something. And that I can do, I ought to do. And that I ought to  do, by the grace of God, I shall do.

Edward Everett Hale











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,  PA19144


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

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Video Conference  – Making the connections to Address the Whole Student


The Pennsylvania  Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is

pleased to announce  the following videoconference opportunity:


Secondary  Transition: Making the Connections to Address the Whole



September 18, 2009

Various Downlink  Sites across Pennsylvania

9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


A holistic approach  to transition planning promotes engagement and a seamless transition for  youth with disabilities. During this videoconference session information  regarding the rationale for a holistic approach to transition planning will  be discussed. Connections to regulatory, effective practice,  and communication strategies will be shared with participants.


Specific topics to be addressed at this session include:

- The Pennsylvania Post School Outcome Survey (PaPOS) and the requirements for 200910 implementation.  This is a required training for LEAs in PaPOS Cohort Year # 5

- Utilization and functionality of the Summary of Academic  Achievement and Functional Performance (SAAFP)

- Implementation strategies for effective cross  stakeholder communication

including a review of the changes and updates to

- Employing standards-aligned practices for improving  transition services

for students with disabilities

- Understanding and implementation of effective assessment  strategies


Credit Offered: Act 48


Audience: Stakeholders supporting post-school outcomes for  youth/young adults with disabilities: Intermediate unit and school district  transition consultants; General, special education, and career and technical  education teachers and supervisors; Vocational Rehabilitation counselors  & supervisors; Representatives of post-secondary education and training;

Assistive technology professionals (educators, agency  staff and providers);

Guidance counselors; Families/Caregivers; Youth/young  adults involved in secondary transition planning; School psychologists;  Social workers;

MH/MR/C&Y case managers and supervisors; Regional  Department of Public Welfare staff (OMR/OMHSAS/OCYF); Community adult  service/rehabilitation providers (employment, residential, and others);  State/County Department of Health staff; School Health Nurses; Juvenile  justice direct service staff (community-based, institution-based,  residential; Others interested in secondary transition planning.


You may register directly on-line by visiting and entering the Registration On-line page.


For information on program content, contact Michael Stoehr at or 412-826-6864


For general registration information, contact Kristen Olszyk at

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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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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:,,







Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Older Houses

September 9, 2009

6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Tacony  Branch Library

6742  Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia


Energy Efficiency  in Older Houses


Presented by:

The Preservation Alliance  for Greater Philadelphia

and The FairmountPark Historic Preservation Trust


In Collaboration  with:

The Historical  Society of Tacony

Tacony  Civic Association

Tacony  Community Development Corporation

Historic Germantown

Historic RittenhouseTown

The Germantown  Historical Society

The Chestnut Hill  Historical Society


The Preservation  Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce the next in our  ongoing series of workshops for owners, and aspiring owners, of historic  homes. Attendees will have a great opportunity to learn about the best  practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.


These workshops are  free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


Reservation/information:  Contact Patrick Hauck, Director of Neighborhood Preservation Programs,  215-546-1146 x4 or



6742  Torresdale Avenue

Philadelphia,  PA

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Leading  in Difficult Times


A  series of Two Leadership Training Seminars Designed for Re-Thinking and  Re-Tooling for Today’s Issues, Problems and Opportunities


Facilitated by: John Elliott  Churchville, Ph.D., J.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive  Officer

Liberation Fellowship  Community Development Corporation


Each 1 ½-hour interactive leadership training seminar provides  specific insights for developing enhanced leadership skills that are required  for successful navigation of movements, institutions, organizations,  families, and one’s self through hard times.


Session  1: Leading from the Bottom: Making My Change in Changing Times Wednesday, September 9, 2009

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

440  North Broad Street,  Room 1169


Session  2: Leading from the Margin: Changing My Behavior

Thursday, September 10, 2009

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

440  North Broad Street,  Room 1169


Leading from the Bottom: Making My Change in  Changing Times


In this first leadership training seminar, participants will focus on  personal identity and purpose issues (Who am I? What is my mission in life?)  These issues will be presented in the context of the present global economic  crisis. Participants will explore fundamental leadership concepts and learn  the basic steps necessary to recreate, reposition and redeploy themselves for  optimum service to family, community and society.


Leading from the Margin: Changing My  Behavior


In this second leadership training seminar, participants will focus  on developing positive behaviors that will move them from where they are to  where they wish to be in order to maximize their full human potential.  Participants will also learn the basic steps to forming positive leadership  habits and will explore their contagious nature. In addition, they will learn  how to use their own growth and development as the catalyst for encouraging  people around them to do the same.




Education Programs Manager

The Enterprise  Center CDC

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States

Salary: Mid 30's

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What’s For Lunch?

What you eat  can add years to your appearance and take a toll on your youthfulness.


How about a bacon dog on a bun with French  fries prepared in golden corn oil, and a coke? Hey! Why not top it off with a  nice fresh glazed doughnut?


Here is a list of the top ten foods that  age you, followed by a list that provides quite different results.


10 Terrible Aging Foods;
 2.Hot Dogs
 3.Potato Chips
 4.White Bread
 5.White Potatoes
 6.Corn Oil
 7.Sugary processed cereals
 8.Sugary soft drinks
 9.Red meats

 10 Top Anti-Aging Foods
 3.Spinach, dark leafy greens
 4.Salmon and Sardines
 5.Whole grain cereals
 7.Nuts,notably almonds, walnuts
 8.Legumes, including peanuts
 9.Green tea
 10. Extra virgin olive oil

 List provided by: Rosie LaVertue

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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 DelawareValley — 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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World Green Energy  Symposium

September 25 - 26, 2009


SheratonCenterCity & ComcastCenter

Philadelphia,  PA


Register Today!





New and  "Green" Energy is the

Responsibility of  all mankind.

The World Green  Energy Symposium Hosts, Sponsors and Partners invite you to join them in what  is sure to be one of the most exciting, educational and innovative energy  events of its kind focusing on green, clean and renewable energy technology.


The Green Expo  segment of the World Green Energy Symposium will take place in the ComcastCenter; Philadelphia's  newest addition to grace its skyline. And with its ambitious incorporation of  eco-friendly technologies, the Center is the tallest LEED certified building  in the United States.


More than 63  million people live within driving distance from Philadelphia.  Philadelphia is the second  largest city on the East Coast, with a metropolitan population of 5.8  million. Philadelphia is  conveniently located in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, 100 miles south  of New York, 133 miles north of  Washington, D.C.,  and 55 miles from Atlantic City.


The 2009 World  Green Energy Symposium and Exposition will bring together government leaders,  business leaders, businesses, innovators, university and college students,  and the public in an atmosphere conducive to information exchange on new and  alternative green energy possibilities and opportunities


Because of your  commitment and involvement in New Energy, you are cordially invited to  participate in this exciting world event with a focus on green, clean and  renewable energy technology.


We look forward to  your participation.


World Green Energy  Symposium Executive Council, Hosts, Partners and Sponsors 


"Our future is  what We build it to be."

President Obama  said about renewable energy; $150-billion will be put towards energy  independence over the next 10 years. Never has this nation (United  States) seen such a move forward on this  important issue.

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"...2.3  million people have in recent years found new jobs in the renewable energy  sector alone, and the potential for job growth in the sector is huge.  Employment in alternative energies may rise to 2.1 million in wind and 6.3  million in solar power by 2030; " UNEP - UN Environmental Program Report


Learn about energy  alternative and new initiatives

Get updates on the  Stimulus, tax incentives and rebates

Network and hear  from government, business, and educational, environmental energy subject  matter experts.

Join others in  networking opportunities to create potential joint ventures and partnerships  and present your products and services to other businesses, venture  capitalists, government, educators, and general public in a well publicized,  media sponsored exciting world event.

See existing and  new innovative products and technology with a focus on New Energy, Wind,  Solar, BioFuels, Green and New Energy Construction,  and Green Transportation

Attendees &  Exhibitors WILL  Meet  Customers, VIPs, educators, manufacturers, builders, innovators, researchers,  businesses showcasing alternative and renewable energy technology products  (solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal), lending  institutions, angel investors, venture capitalists, government bodies, and  more.


To Register, click the registration invitation on the  following link to see full details on

2009 World Green  Energy Symposium 



Sponsors WILL Join  the 2009 VIP Sponsorship Circle  from Global to Green Circle  sponsors who have committed to promise and demonstrate support for a clean,  green, sustainable world for future generations to enjoy.  This is the opportunity to communicate your  support and to send your message to your target audiences and open new doors  of informational change.


Sponsor Contact: 


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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




City website offers emergency preparedness info for  nonprofits


September is  National Preparedness Month and a time when the Department of Homeland  Security, with the support of coalition partners, works to increase public  awareness about emergency preparedness.   

During the month of  September, consider hosting or participating in activities related to  preparedness.

This year, National  Preparedness Month focuses on encouraging individuals, families and  communities to get an Emergency  Supply Kit; make a

Family  Emergency Plan; get informed about emergencies and their appropriate  responses; and participate in emergency volunteer efforts.

In Philadelphia,  the Office of Emergency Management has established a new webpage dedicated to  information for nonprofit organizations and how they should prepare for an  emergency.  The site offers a toolkit  on Business  Continuity Planning, a Planning  Checklist, and other useful information.

The OEM is also  hosting Family Preparedness Workshops in September on the following dates and  times to help individuals and families be better prepared for any kind of  emergency:


-- Wednesday,  September 9th at 7pm at the JohnPerzelCommunity  Center, 2990 St.  Vincent Street;

-- Tuesday,  September 15th at 7pm at the 6th  Police District, 235 N. 11th Street;

-- Thursday,  September 17th at 7pm at  Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road;

-- Thursday,  September 24th at 6pm at the  24th/25th Police Districts at 3901 Whitaker Avenue.

The workshops will  feature presentations by the American Red Cross, the Office of Emergency  Management, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. There will be  door prizes, information on Philadelphia’s  neighborhood evacuation plans and signup sheets for emergency text alerts  through ReadyNotifyPA.

For more  information, click here.

Ridge speaks at  Free Library:  After September 11, 2001, former Pennsylvania  GovernorTomRidge  was appointed the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. In  his candid memoir, The Test of Our Times, Ridge discusses the challenges  faced by the new and highly visible department, recounts early successes,  missteps, and controversial political maneuvering and offers a prescriptive  view for the future safety of the United  States.   Ridge will be speaking as part of the Author Series at the Free  Library of Philadelphia, 19th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia,  on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30pm.  Admission is free.

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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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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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My  Dear Friends on PhillyBlocks...Now is the Time to  Come to the Aid of the Party


I have just completed a long overdue updating/upgrading of  PhillyNeighborhoods .org. The home page links are  more relevant and practical and links on the various subsidiary pages are  fixed. the top of the home page you'll see an  appeal--"Help PhillyBlocks Help You. Donate  Now."


We've never undertaken an aggressive fund-raising drive  before--you know, where people and groups are asked to make contributions.  Well...if anyone thinks the Institute for the Study of Civic Values that  sponsors PhillyBlocks is flush with cash, rest  assured that we are not. Far from it.


Nothing stable replaced the City contract that was  terminated one year ago. I alerted PhillyBlocks and  the press to what happened because I saw it as the precursor of much worse.  Much worse has been upon us for some time. And now… thanks to the Pennsylvania  budget crisis, the other programs ISCV runs are all without payments as well.


When you read about groups where the staff is going on  unemployment…count us in.  We're there  with the rest of the non-profit community that is struggling for survival.  When I post information about the budget crisis, it's not just for you--in  this case, it's for us too. We're in this together.


Earlier this year Philadelphia Forward shut down.


Ed Goppelt terminated Hallwatch without warning in January. One day it was  online. Then it wasn't.


Are we next? Not without a fight.


Since I've made political contributions over the years,  I'm on a number of lists that candidates buy to seek out potential donors. So  they call. Mid-Day. Themselves. They tell me they're running for this that or  the other. They want $500--or $250--$100 if that's all we can afford. In  better days, I'd often respond. This is what they have to do day after day if  they hope to get elected. And it often works. One candidate running in a  suburban district has already raised $600,000 for his campaign since he  declared last spring.


That's what people are willing to give to politicians  running for office. And more.


For nine years, ISCV has run this program without asking  for anything from the people who use it.


We have no problem with that.  We were able to get support from the  Mayor's Office of Information Services and the Office of Housing and  Community Development in the previous administration. That's *your* money.  You shouldn't have to contribute twice.


That's gone and it's not coming back. I'm not  inviting--and will not post--anything about what happened last year. It's  history.


We've got to turn elsewhere. And the turning elsewhere  starts with you--the people who log on here every day for information and  discussion on how to make neighborhoods clean, safe, economically viable, and  a decent place to raise their children.


Candidates raise thousands of dollars to support their  campaigns. None of that is tax-deductible. But people give.


Can we raise  $250,000 to support PhillyBlocks?


Yes we can.


The answer starts  here and now.


Go to,  check out the web  site, and make a contribution.


Support one  another.


Ed Schwartz


Ed Schwartz,  Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 1218  Chestnut St.,

Rm. 702, Philadelphia,  Pa.19107  215-238-1434


ISCV web site:

Also Check out  "Neighborhoods  Online" at  

Or in Philadelphia:


"Citizenship  is the American ideal. There may be an army of actualities

opposed  to that ideal, but there is no ideal opposed to that ideal."

--G.K. Chesterton











**** “Poetry  & Praise Series” ****


***Calling All  Poets, Singers, Comedians, & Musicians***




The Place to be is


1500  Lombard Street,

Phila., PA19146

Rev. Michael King,  Pastor


***Live Musical  Band- “MTM” Many Thoughts of Music***


SATURDAY – 09/05/2009


FROM – 5pm to 9pm

$10.00 Donation

$5.00 Donation for  Performing Poets/Singers


“This is a Birthday  Celebration for “Crucial” but instead of bringing Gifts, we are humbly asking  that you bring Clothes & Food to donate to the Homeless during these  Tough Economic Times.”


HOSTED BY:  “CRUCIAL”- Also Host of Panoramic Poetry, Sponsored by October Gallery


Also Featuring:


Poet/Writer/Author  – “Crucial”


Poet/Writer –“Allen  Turner”


Poet/Writer/Author/Musician/Singer  – “TaZiyahNahaRah”


The JUBILEE Singers  w/ Rease Maddox


Poetry & Praise  Ministry



DINNERS SOLD BY:  Paula & Eddie Soul Food Catering

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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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West  Philadelphia hosts

20th Annual  Neighborhood Festival


The West  Philadelphia Coalition of Neighborhoods and Business and State Senator  Anthony H. Williams will host the 20th Annual Neighborhood to Neighborhood  Street Festival on

Saturday, September  5th.

The free event is  an opportunity for old neighbors and new friends to become acquainted in a  fun filled and family-friendly environment.   It will feature children’s activities and rides, food and merchandise,  community resource information, giveaways, and live entertainment featuring a  national and local recording artists, disc jockey music, line dancing and  karaoke.

The festival will  take place


48th to 52nd & Baltimore  Avenue


For more  information, email Tamara Staley or  call 215-472-5416.

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14th Annual Wadsworth  Day

Sponsored by State  Senator LeAnna M. Washington and Community Outreach  200 Inc.

Saturday September 12th 2009

11 a.m - 7 p.m.

free admission

1500 and 1600  Blocks of Wadsworth Ave,  Mt. Airy Between Cheltenham and Michener  Ave.

live entertainment,  health screenings,

food and beverage  vendors,

shopping, drill  teams,

face  painting and more.

*vendors wanted*

for information  215-242-0472


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ICON Annual Cookout Event and Volleyball Tournament


ICON would like to  invite everyone to our Annual Cookout Event and First Ever Volleyball  Tournament.

Date: September 12th, 2009

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Picnic  Area #7 – Lemon Hill and Sedgley Drives @ Fairmount  Park Philadelphia

Cost: $10/person  early registration

$15/person at the  picnic site

Click Here to  Register: Registration

Volleyball  Tournament

Gather up for your  friends and sign up for your team.

For more  information about the tournament, please contact Chi Nguyen.

“Welcome Back to  School” Happy Hour

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The O.U.R.  Collective Presents 

"The UMOJA  Project"   






Africans Of  Antiquity, Of Our Families, and of Our Communities




Bring Your White  Candles, Photos, and Names


of Those To Be  Remembered


Sun. September 13th, 2009   


Starting at: 2:30 PM


The SonghaiCity  Cultural Center 


3117-24  Master St.


Admission Free


Everyone is invited  to Bring your White Candles, names & pictures of Ancestors and Loved ones  who have Passed On


ALSO:  Because It’s About Solutions:


The UMOJA Panel  Discussions


starting at 3:00 PM


·         Are African/Black People Really  Represented Properly in the Media?: Why There is a Need For Independent Black  Communications Outlets


·         Real Black Community and  Institutions Development (Economic,  Cultural Political Representation  and Actions etc.): How to Change The Present Paradigm and Are We Being Mis-Directed and Played (Like Pawns etc.) By Others?


·         Black Business & Entrepreneur  Development: The Need for and How to Obtain Support, Responsibilities,  Advancement


·         Is Public School/Charter Schools The  Answer For Us in the 21st Century: Can We/Should We Begin To Educate Our Own  Children


·         Police and Governmental Terrorism,  Misconduct, and Human Rights Violations


African Village  Community Town Meeting will be held around      6:30 P.M. after the Panel  Discussions


For more  information call The O.U.R. Collective at:




or e-mail:

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Tribute in Honor of

C. Vivian Stringer


John Chaney

Hall of Fame Coaches from CheyneyUniversity

Thursday, Sept.  17th 

6pm-9pm Donation $75.00


3801  Market St.

West Phila. 19104

Raising Money For  Scholarship Fund and Endowment Fund

Co Chairs, Ducky Birts and Don Hackney

Tickets and  information 215-471-3953  email

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General  Meeting of the Interracial Task Force


Monday, September 21, 2009

10:00 am

COMHAR--100  West Lehigh Ave.

ALL are  Welcome!  Your input is valuable

Please share this  information with your neighbors and invite them to come


The Intervention  Committee meets at 9:20 on the same  day and at the same location. Please plan to attend


Donna Diehl

215-707-1827  [voice]



Bridge of Courage”  Fundraising Event

hosted by

Women Organized  Against Rape (WOAR)

Proceeds from this  event enable WOAR to provide individual and group counseling, court and  medical accompaniment and advocacy to over 5,000 adults and children in the Philadelphia  area.

Parents, children,  women, men and the community as a whole have come to depend on WOAR’s programs.

WOAR is committed  to continuing to provide all individuals consistent support free of  charge.  We cannot continue to carry  out our mission without your continued generous support.  Please join us at our Benefit this year.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

5:30-7:30 pm


Park Avenue Banquet  Hall

4942  Parkside Avenue

Philadelphia,  PA19131


This year WOAR will  be honoring:


Kathleen M. Brown PhD - University  of PennsylvaniaSchool  of Nursing


Councilman William Greenlee – 15th Ward


Ralph Riviello, MD, FACEP –  Assoc. Professor of EmergencyMedicineDrexelUniv.College  of Medicine


Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior PastorEnonTabernacleBaptistChurch


For Tickets,  Sponsorship, Advertising and general information

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September 25-27, 2009


Friday, September  25, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm

Saturday, September  26, 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday, September  27, 9:00 am-2:30 pm


Note:  A commitment to participate throughout the  entire weekend is required.

This is a  cooperative workshop, where everybody contributes to the group’s experience.

Please plan to  arrive promptly on Friday.



2615  N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA  (4th/Lehigh)


There are,  available to all of us, powerful, effective ways to deal with conflict,  develop healthy relationships, and enhance the safety and well-being of all.


?    Rediscover the power of respect and  affirmation

?    Practice responsible, honest and  constructive communication

?    Explore the value of building a nurturing  community

?    Delve into the challenges and rewards of  cooperation

?    Experience creative problem solving and  conflict transformation




Teachers, Social  Workers, Community Organizers, People of Faith,

Police, Parents,  Youth, and…  Anybody seeking real  alternatives to violence!


Registration:  On or before September 18.  Space is limited.

Fees:  Advance payment: $5.00.  At the door:  $10.00

The workshop fees  are set to cover costs of materials and snacks.  Scholarships are available.


Information: Jorge Aráuz.  Tel: 215  421 5811; email:


The Alternative to  Violence Project (AVP) is an independent, non-sectarian, world-wide community  of volunteers dedicated to the search of healthy and constructive ways to  address conflict.   This workshop is  sponsored by the Fairhill Friends Ministry,  Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.


"The shackles  of violence can be transformed into wings of peace. There is a Power in the  human spirit that strives for justice, understanding and freedom,  transforming souls and transforming the world.  It has been manifested in the actions of  ordinary individuals and in the epic struggles of peoples seeking a world of  kindness, dignity and respect.  It has  been manifested in the lives of Gautama Buddha,  Jesus, Francis and Clare of Assisi, AhmadouBamba, Jane Adams, Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin L. King,  Cesar Chavez and Arnulfo Romero.  It is waiting to be manifested in our lives  too."  Jorge Arauz

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Fathers group holds domestic violence symposium


Daddy’s Right Here  will sponsor its fourth annual symposium on the them  Facing and Embracing Our Responsibilities,” focusing on the epidemic of  domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Since May, 46  people have been murdered in incidents of domestic violence, according to the  group.  Calling this a “public  tragedy,” the group will hold its symposium from

11am to 8pm on

Saturday, September  26th at

HolyTrinityBethlehemChurch Rectory at

11th and Rockland  Street

 in the city’s Logan  neighborhoods.

The symposium will  feature guest speakers, including keynoter Sumaki  Kenya Shan, resource tables, raffles and more. 

Other speakers  include Sylvia Horst of the Kids n Kin program of Turning Points for  Children, Thomas Gregory of the Philadelphia Health Department, James  Dickerson of the Fatherhood Institute, and Norman Jones of Normans Good Food.

To register, click here




* *  *  Outside PA   *  *  *



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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

EdwardsCenter, 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 EarltonBatles  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 SmithRobertsonMuseum  & 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 RutgersUniversity 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. MaliqueAmenhotep





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.



Where can Redlepord go for help?


My children's father lost his job & I lost mine over  the last several

years, it resulted in many  problems. After leaving the abusive

relationship & went into  shelter since I had no other options. I lost my

transitional housing when I could not confirm, I've  achieved the primary

goal of finding long term housing assistance, After I was  interviewed &

accepted by the PA Department of Human Services' 7 yr.  shelter plus

program. DHS's  follow up took so long, that the transitional housing

program terminated me for  incompliance. The appeal date had passed. When DHS decided to take back the  offer. This resulted in my ending up becoming homeless.


I had asked DHS to keep my case open prior to this, to  assist me in

keeping my children & myself out of an abusive  relation, where I

suffered a lot of Mental health  issues. I am still in therapy. When I was

trying to solve the housing  dilemma, my children were taken into custody & put in placement for lack  of suitable supervision. My 15yr old daughter was my babysitting for me since  my help was limited. She left 2 of my children alone when she misunderstood  & thought I wanted to get milk before I got home from my treatment  provider. One of their normal unscheduled visits resulted in removal of all 4  of my children. The Judge ordered to keep them in placement instill I secure  stable housing.

My children have been separated from their sister, have  all been in

placement for the last 11 months.


I am currently homeless but have secured housing  assistance & an

approved 3bdrm unit. It will  cover only the first & second months. Since I remain in treatment for my  disabilities, I am only on welfare & cannot afford to come up with the  $1800.00 needed for the required 2 month security.


Since the city budget crises, I don't know who has any  funds so I can

apply for assistance. Without it  I cant be reunified with my children &

they will remain in foster care.  If you know where I can get help right

away... please let me know.


I have went to every public organization & most don't  even help with

this kind of issue, the ones that  do... don't have any funding now. I

even contacted city & state officials because I never  felt so helpless

in my life. I hurt for my kids  like they hurt for me. It will be a year

that, I’ve been homeless. It was  my youngest child’s birthday when they

removed him & on the 16th he  will have another.


In the last 3 years. I also have several personal references  from the

lead personal from former treatment programs, 5 different  awards & 3

certificates for classes & training I received that  highlights my

abilities & the amount of  effort I apply myself with, to life.


I am have been fighting for my family alone, but have  learned to ask for

help. Thank you for your time.





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

EasternUniversityAcademy  a CharterSchool  serving students in Nicetown and EastFalls 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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Remember to support  The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…

Straight Up WORD with Dr. John Elliott Churchville, Senior Pastor of The LiberationFellowshipChurch 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.”


Civil Alert World with Brother SabirBey 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,

“Nu Day Resurrection and  Liberation" Show LIVE each Saturday evening 10:30 PM--12:00midnight EST.

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