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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 30 October 2009

Volume  4, Number 14

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 …

This Week …

Employment and Training  Opportunities …

Health Matters …

Green Piece …

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction…

SpotLight …

Arts for Awareness …

Coming Up …

Computers and Technology …

A Hand Up …

On The Airways …





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Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another  presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.  Kal Menninger





















































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The degree of one's emotion varies  inversely with one's knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you  get. -- Bertrand Russell












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Behold,  how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! –  Psalm 133:1




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Two guys are  walking down a road when they come across a deep hole beside it. Being  curious, they go over and check it out. When they look down, they are  surprised to find they can't see the bottom. So they drop a couple of rocks  down the hole and listen... Nothing. One of them says, "Man, that's a  deep hole!"

 Thinking they might hear something larger hit the bottom, they find a big,  old cinder block and pitch it over the side. The pause and listen intently...  They hear a sound, but it is coming from behind them! They quickly turn  around to see a goat bearing down on them with it head lowered, flying along,  its feet barely touching the ground, its moving so fast!

 The two men dive out of its way just in time and the goat plunges past them,  into the seemingly bottomless hole, to its doom. The two look at each other  and say, "Boy that was close! We'd better get away from this thing before  we end up with the goat!".

 So they continue on their way down the road until they happen across this  farmer working near it. The men again put their heads together and figure  that the goat belongs to the farmer and thye decide to tell him what happened.  (cont. next page)



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"Hey Mr.  Farmer. do you happen to own a goat?", one of the men asked.

 The farmer replies, "Yeah, why do you ask?"

 The men then tell what happened at the hole and how they narrowly avoided  death in the hole from the speeding goat.

 The farmer said, "Well boys, I don't think that was my goat. You see, my  goat is really old and crippled up with arthritis. There is no way he could  have been moving that fast. Besides, I have him tied to a big, old cinder  block."


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 The head doctors in an insane asylum had a  meeting and decided that one of their patients was potentially well. So they  decide to test him and take him to the movies.

 When they get to the movie theatre, there are signs of wet paint pointing to  the benches.

 The doctors just sit down, but the patient puts a newspaper down first and  then sits down. The doctors get all excited because they think maybe he's in  touch with reality now. So they ask him, "Why did you put the newspaper  down first?"

 He answers, "So I'd be higher and have a better view."


Doctor:  "It's no good. I can't find anything wrong with you. It must just be the  effects of drinking."

 Patient: "I'll come back when you're sober then!"





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Love is like a virus. It  can happen to anybody at any time.
Maya  Angelou



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"Freethinkers are those 
who are willing to use 
their minds without pre
judice and without fear
to understand things th
at clash with their own 
customs, privileges, or 
beliefs. This state of 
mind is not common, but 
it is essential for rig
ht thinking." ~Leo Niko
laevich Tolstoy



The Raw Family Newsletter















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"I fall, I stand still… 
I trudge on. I gain a l
ittle… I get more eager 
and climb higher and be
gin to see the widening 
horizon. Every struggle 
is a victory." --Helen 


























































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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy’s Korner!

Three nurses  arrive at the pearly gates. St. Peter asks the first why he should admit her.  She replies that she has been an emergency room nurse and has saved thousands  and thousands of lives.

 "OK", he says, "Come on in!"

 The second reports that he has been an ICU nurse and he, too, has saved  thousands and thousands of lives. St. Peter lets him in, too. St. Peter asks  the third nurse the same question.

 She replies that she has been a managed care nurse and has saved thousands  and thousands of dollars for the insurance company.

 St. Peter replies, "OK. Come on in. But you can only stay three  days."


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Word Of The Week

provender  \PROV-uhn-duhr\  Dry food for domestic animals, such as hay,  straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed; Food or provisions.

Greetings  Coalition Family!


We’re Back! Overcoming obstacles is how we are  strengthened, as in weight training, the more and greater the resistance the  more dramatic the results. So we must not complain, because the greater the  trials, the more prepared we are for the challenges we face. Strong spirits  makes strong warriors.

















"When you feel  like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first  place."

~ Unknown












Students  Can Learn More about Their College

Options  at the Free Philadelphia National College Fair


Arlington, VA –The Philadelphia National College Fair will be held Sunday,  November 15, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA  from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the National Association for  College Admission Counseling (NACAC), hosted by the Pennsylvania Association  for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), and in partnership with the Mayor's  PhillyGoes2College initiative. This event is free and open to the public.


As the process of applying to and selecting  a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents  need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is  an excellent way to gather information about colleges and universities. The National College Fair program  provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate  the college-admission process.


The fair allows students and parents to  meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national  and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and  universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial  aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information  pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center,  students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.


“The resources and opportunities that the  National College Fairs provide for students and their families are  invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs,  Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by  the caliber of students attending our programs.”


Now in its 37th year, the National College  Fair program annually helps more than 850,000 students and families  nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the  most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC currently  sponsors fairs in 50 locations. For a complete schedule, visit


More  Information

More information about the Philadelphia National  College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges exhibiting  at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair is available on the NACAC  Web site at, by emailing or by calling 800/822-6285.


About  NACAC

NACAC is an Arlington VA-based education  association of more than

11,000 primary and secondary school  counselors,

independent counselors, college admission  and financial aid officers, enrollment

managers, and organizations that work with  students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary  education.

Founded in 1937, the association is  committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social  responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in  the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

This program is also approved by the  National Association of Secondary School Principals.


For more  information, contact: Christy Houston                                                                               800/822-6285

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Help For Parents With School-Age Children


Are you a parent, relative, or health care professional  with any of the following scenarios?

* Not too sure how to register child for Kindergarten or  Head Start.

* Trying to decide on what type of school best fits a  child's needs. Public or Charter or Magnet or Catholic?

* Want to get a child motivate and focused on college.

* Want to get child back in school after taking a leave,  but don't know what options there are for out-of-school youth.

* Child being bullied in school and don't know what to do.

* Child not doing well in school and may have a learning  difference.

On the  website, under the Education parent  handout

and the Resource  tab  there are resources in the community to  help advocates for children find help for their child's educational needs.

Please become  familiar with the listed resources and continue to bridge the gap between  families in need and the agencies and resources that serve them.

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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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Online resources for parents:,,









Last Friday Art Blend at Vivant Art  Collection


Networking Party,  Art Exhibition & Live Vocal Performance


Hosted by A New Day  with Micah Sims Radio Show

Friday, October  30th, 2009 –

6pm - 10pm


A New Day w/Micah  Sims Radio Talk Show

Every Wednesday  12noon to 2pm    1540AM WNWR

Vivant Art  Collection | 60 North Second Street | Philadelphia | PA 19106

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Multicultural  Professional Job Fair


The 24th annual  Philadelphia International Art Expo

 is scheduled for

November 13, 14 and  15, 2009 at the

Liacouras Center,

Temple University,

Philadelphia, PA.


This Expo is one of  the nation's largest Art Expo with over 200 exhibitors and over 40,000  attendees.


We have presented  this Expo for 24 years and this year we wish to expand our community outreach  program to include - A Multicultural Professional Job Fair.


October Gallery  would like to extend an invitation to your company to be one of our featured  vendor / recruiter at this year's Expo 2009 Career Fair. The Multicultural  Professional Job Fair at Art Expo will be held

Friday, November  13, 2009 from

2 to 6 pm,

Liacouras Center,

Philadelphia, PA.





                     Shellfish May Raise  Diabetes Risk: Study


Wed Oct 21, 2009


By Joene Hendy


NEW YORK (Reuters  Health) – Eating white and oily fish regularly may provide protection against  type 2 diabetes, but eating shellfish may have the opposite effect, a study  from the UK hints.


The study team  noted about 25 percent less risk of type 2 diabetes amond men and women who  reported eating one or more, as opposed to fewer servings of white or oily  fish each week.


Unexpectedly,  however, they found that men and women who ate similar amounts of shellfish –  primarily prawns, crab, and mussels – had about 36 percent increased risk of  developing type 2 diabetes.


But “it may not be  shellfish per se which increased the risk for diabetes.” Dr. Nita Forouhi, of  Addrnbroooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, noted in an email to  Reuters Health.


Rather, the cooking  and preparation methods used in the UK, for example, oils usd  when frying or batter – and  mayonnaise-based sauces served with the shellfish, may increase cholesterol  intake, which in turn, may raise diabetes risk.


Forouhi and colleagues assessed the weekly  intake of shellfish plus white fish such as cod, haddock, sole and halibut,  or oily fish such as mackerel, kippers, tuna and salmon, reported by 9,801  men and 12, 183 women.


The study participants were 40 to 79 years  old at the time and had on history of diabetes.


Over an average of 10 years, 725 of these  men and women developed type 2 diabetes.


But the lower risk linked with white fish  and oily fish and the greater risk tied to shellfish intake remained when the  investigators allowed for a range of diabetes risk factors including physical  activity, obesity, alcohol use, and fruit and vegetable intake.


The investigators emphasized that the link  between shellfish intake and diabetes intake and diabetes risk requires  further investigations in other populations.


This observed link, Forouhi commented,  “does not imply that one is the cause of the other.”

The findings on white and oily fish  “reinforce the public health message to consume fish regularly, “the  investigators conclude, while the shellfish findings should be studied  further.


Source: Diabetes  Care October 2009


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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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Tips for making  oatmeal appealing to kids

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?Weavers Way #5 plastics recycling resumes


Fellow Recyclers,


Weavers Way collection of #5 plastics,  which are not included in the City’s recycling program, will be on the 3rd  Saturday of each month:  November 21,  and December 19. The program will skip January and resume in February.


The collections take place at the co-op's  garage,

at 542 Carpenter Lane,

which is across the street and a bit  further down the block from the Big Blue Marble bookstore.

Please note that we need volunteers to keep  this project going. (Weavers Way members can get work credit for helping us;  work shifts are available on co-op's the online calendar.)


The #5 category includes yogurt cups, sour  cream containers, hummus tubs, some medicine bottles, and more. Your  recyclables must be clean and dry to be accepted. Check to make sure there  are no other materials (paper, screws, other number plastics) on the items  you bring in. Impurities of any kind compromise the recycling process and  usually lead to the discarding of an entire batch. Exclude any lids unless  they are clearly marked #5. (Most lids from #5 containers are #4 plastic, but  this is not always the case.)


We ask recyclers for a small donation to  cover postage costs of mailing the recyclables to the Gimme 5 processing  facility in New York.

Before bringing your #5s to the collection,  be sure that they meet the requirements for Gimme 5:


All items must be CLEAN and DRY. If they  contained food or any oily or dirty product, make sure they have been washed,  not just rinsed. Items stacked when wet tend to stay wet, so allow washed  items to dry fully before stacking or packing.

The #5 stamp needs to be visible on each  item. Lids are separate items. Don’t assume lids are the same number plastic  as the container; sometimes they are but usually they are not. Check to make  sure there are no other materials (labels, paper, other number plastics,  metal) on the items you bring in.


Brita filters are also welcome! Let them  air dry for several days to make sure they are completely dry.


We'll see you soon!

Carolyn, Helen, Priscilla and Stevik

of the Weavers Way Environment Committee


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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





HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop


Workshop Summary

Culturally-Relevant Communication about  HIV/AIDS is an  interactive and user-friendly workshop. Ivan J. Juzang, MEE President and  Founder will examine the environmental influences, attitudes and behaviors  and unique communication style of urban, ethnic and other hard-to-reach  audiences; review theories and techniques for

developing cost-effective and  culturally-relevant communication strategies; and then show session attendees  how to apply these learnings to their own HIV/AIDS testing programs,  prevention services and outreach efforts.

Learning Objectives

 After attending the session, attendees will have the background necessary to  more effectively communicate with their target audiences about sex, sexuality  and HIV/AIDS. They will also have a clearer understanding of media  consumption patterns and other social factors that impact sexual  decision-making; and the attitudes, motivations and perceptions of minorities  on healthy sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment. Such  information will help interventionists, community-based organizations and  service

providers develop innovative and effective  messages and services targeted  to minority audiences.

Workshop Description:

 Topics explored during the session include:

The environmental context, peer group  dynamics and social interactions that influence sexual behaviors;

How service providers can be more culturally  aware, and increase the effectiveness of their outreach, media and materials;  and

Strategies for attracting the  hardest-to-reach audiences to HIV-prevention, testing and treatment programs.


For more information on other workshops and  schedules visit their website


To inquire about a  MEE Workshop at Your Organization call 215.829.4920 or Email here

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Hidden  Valley Salad Dressings

Love Your Veggies  Grant Program

Eligibility:  Elementary school programs nationwide.

Amount: Ten grants  of $10,000 each.

Purpose of Grant:  To help schools develop a program to offer fresh produce.


Deadline: November  6, 2009.

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At-  Risk Youth

Annie E. Casey  Foundation

A private  charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for  disadvantaged children in the United States. The foundation offers  community-focused grants. The site also has several publications. Provides  funding to both 501(c)(3) and local/state government. Organizations wishing  to send a proposal to the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than  three pages explaining the organization and its project and how the money  will be used. Send the letters to: The AEC Foundation; Attn: Office of the  President; 701 Saint Paul St.; Baltimore, MD 21202.

Phone: 410-547-6600

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AOL  Time Warner Foundation

The AOL Time Warner  Foundation is dedicated to using the power of media, communications and  information technology to serve the public interest and strengthen society.  However, rather than simply providing grant monies or funding unsolicited  requests, the foundation prefers to enter into sustainable strategic  partnerships with organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to  pioneering innovative ways of meeting four priorities: Equipping kids for the  21st century; Extending Internet benefits to all; Engaging communities in the  arts; and Empowering citizens and civic participation.

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AT&T  Foundation

The AT&T  Foundation seeks to educate, enrich, engage, and empower the communities  served by AT&T. The Foundation's funding areas are education, civic and  community service, and arts and culture.

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Beaumont  Foundation

The Beaumont  Foundation of America (BFA), a non-profit philanthropic organization, is  dedicated to the enriching the lives of individuals by providing technology  to historically underserved schools and communities. The foundation believes  technologies are essential tools for progress in the 21st century, and that  given access to digital information, people will have an equal opportunity to  advance socially, economically and intellectually.

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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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Banta  Company Foundation

The Banta Company  Foundation provides funding for at-risk youth and delinquency prevention  initiatives. The funds can be used for equipment, general/operating expenses,  seed money, program development, as well as other areas. For more information  please contact: Banta Company Foundation; 225 Main Street; PO Box 8003;  Menasha,WI 54952-8003.

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Best  Buy Children's Foundation

The mission of the  Best Buy Children's Foundation is to improve the lives of youth aged 5 - 18  in communities where Best Buy maintains a business presence. The Foundation  awards grants to nonprofit organizations with innovative approaches to  developing life skills in young people through education, mentoring, and  leadership development. Funds can be used for: program development; direct  project support; specific curriculum development; and scholarship aid for  participants in life skills or mentoring programs. The Foundation typically  awards grants ranging from $2000 - $10,000 to nonprofits.

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Healthy  Community Outreach Program

will be granted to  nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts which increase  awareness on critical health initiatives through health walks, health fairs  and health education outreach.

Grants up to  $25,000 will be considered.

Please provide all  levels of event sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations  with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may  apply for a grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital  campaigns; grants or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests;  political causes and events; or religious organizations in support of their  sacramental or theological functions.>Awards

Ongoing Deadline

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Ben  and Jerry's Foundation

Ben and Jerry's  Foundation has no specific program areas. The Foundation seeks projects that  lead to societal change or address the root causes of problems. The Foundation  awards grants ranging in amount from $1,000 to $15,000. Applicants must  submit a letter of interest at any time during the year.

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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!!


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SpotLight On Our Efforts


The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of  the Elderly


is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia,  dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people.

Setting CARIE apart from others in the aging field is its  sole focus on advocacy through a comprehensive array of activities, community  education programs, professional training and consultation, and referral  using a client-centered approach.  CARIE’s unique advocacy model helps  not only the individual client but many others through its work to inform  policy-makers, education programs targeted at providing information and  improving the ability of those who help frail older adults to give quality  care.

CARIE’s programs and services include community education,  professional training, and individual counseling and problem solving.  A  leader in the field of aging for more than 25 years, CARIE is recognized as a  vital resource for a wide range of audiences, including older adults, family  members and other caregivers, aging and other social service providers,  policy makers, and academicians.   Its services are provided  locally, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in some cases  nationally.

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.










Why was this film  suppressed by the American government?


Why did this film  effectively end the screen careers of Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly and Janet  League?


Why was actor J. A.  Preston written out of a soap opera?


Why did director  Ivan Dixon never direct another feature film?


Why was the book  and film banned in South Africa and Jamaica?


Why was it  necessary for the book to be first published in London?


Why was Sam Greenlee  targeted by the FBI, CIA & IRS?


Why has the FBI  refused to release Sam Greenlee´s secret files?


Ask these questions  and more.  Bring author\filmmaker Sam

Greenlee and his  award winning film to your campus.



Sam Greenlee, 307

6146 S. Kenwood  Ave.

Chicago, IL, 60637


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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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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.

To  join: A Hand Up!

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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  Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus, on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 9:30am.  Dr. Churchville will explore the Holy Scriptures verse by verse for your  spiritual and practical edification, and “...liberation of the oppressed, and  social justice for the poor.”


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


Sister Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million  Woman March,

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

"NU Day" is heard in Philly and, worldwide,  through the internet at:  Or you can tune in via podcast at 646-652-2232

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

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