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Friday August 10, 2012

Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 3

The Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams (President/CEO), John E. Churchville (Treasurer),


Abu Mashkuwr Naadim Abdulkhabir, Josephine Blow, Stanley Daniels, Nijah Famous, Lansana Koroma, Abdul Malik Raheem, Lewis Williams

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 03

Employment and Training Opportunities … 04

Health Matters …05

Green Piece … 08

Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 08

SpotLight … 09

Arts for Awareness … 11

Coming Up …12

Computers and Technology … 16

A Hand Up … 17

Word-of-the-Week … 18

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There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. - French Proverb

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To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Lao Tzu

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

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Women naturally want a man they can respect and honor. When women see weakness in men the ties become weakened and she begins to lose interest. She wants the man to take charge and will naturally SUBMIT to the GOD force she see's in men and will allow him to lead (if he's worthy). All women want a man of POWER not a man that COWERS... Carlos Muhammad

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Please all, and you will please none. - Aesop

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Don't let anything stop you. There will be times when you'll be
disappointed, but you can't stop. Make yourself the very best that you can make of what you are.. The very best!”- Sadie T. Alexander

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We will be spotlighting members and organizations weekly, 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 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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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

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A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. - English Proverb

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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

The other day my husband and I had words… unfortunately, he didn’t get to use any of his.

(Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.)

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It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.  ~Author Unknown

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"If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs." - Mary Mcleod Bethune

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"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die." - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed." - Whitney M. Young

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"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

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pervicacious \puhr-vih-KAY-shuhs\, Refusing to change one's ideas, behavior, etc.; stubborn; obstinate.

Greetings Coalition Family!

To Protect And Serve

In the year 2007, too many unsolved murders of young black men in the city of Philadelphia, many cases with 0 leads and no hope of a solution. A police officer is killed during a taproom robbery; the suspect is custody less than two weeks later. Two retired policemen murdered and the suspect is behind bars within hours, with the police commissioner all but guaranteeing that when convicted, the suspect will never see the street again. A rookie police officer is shot, suspect taken into custody within the hour. The police make no secret that they pursue shooters of law enforcement agents with more vigor than they do shooters of the ‘average’ citizen, claiming that ‘If someone will shoot a cop, then the general public is in grave peril’. How much fertilizer is that? Police personnel in many cases have bulls-eyes on their backs simply because they have to deal with the negative elements of society, and therefore anger those who are already criminal-minded and the most likely in possession of firearms and of a temperament to use them. The ‘average’ citizen does not come into this kind of contact with this element of society! So that logic is extremely flawed!
Police vigorously pursue their attackers because they must make an example of them so that it never appears that law enforcement is soft or vulnerable to successful attack. In the pursuit of a cop-killer, the commissioner stated “…money and time are not an object.” Wouldn’t it be a blessing if they felt that way about the ‘average’ citizen, our children?

To protect and serve has no meaning in the community, it has no meaning because the slogan is not intended for us, it is directed at us. Take notice that the police departments all over this land are designed to keep the ‘average’ citizen in place. They are there to protect the interests of the powerful and affluent, those who are important to commerce. Have you ever been the victim of a break-in and had to wait an hour or more for the police to show up just to take a report? Ever had your vehicle broken into and had an unconcerned officer show up and fill out a report only to advise you that it is unlikely your property will ever be recovered? Ask yourself these questions, how long would it take for the police to respond to a break-in at Macy’s dept. store? What would be their posture if a Fed Ex truck were broken into on your block? These answers will dispel the myth that the police are here to serve the general populace and that they are overworked in our neighborhoods.

The police make sure the powerbrokers sleep soundly at night. The police organization is in place to maintain the status quo. Copyright © 2008 G. R. Adams

We each hold a piece to the puzzle.” – Dr. John Elliott Churchville

Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate”


It is easier to build children than it is to repair men.”…Frederick Douglass

With the winter moratorium over for Utility shutoffs, many families have to make the decision to pay their utility bills while sacrificing necessities such as summer food for their children. On the newly designed CAP4Kids website at , under the Utilities subsection ( you will find listing of utilities programs for low income families as well as energy saving ideas.

Also, under the Food/Nutrition subsection of emergency food resources ( you will find summer food programs for kids as well as a listing of various emergency food resources in Philadelphia.

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Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

New hotline helps families find free summer meals for kids

   Starting this week, families in Philadelphia can call a toll-free hotline to find nearby locations that offer free summer meals for children. Operated by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, the hotline is 1-855-252-MEAL (6325). Families can also text “MEAL” to 84700

to receive a call back.
   “During the regular school year, tens of thousands of low-income students rely on free or reduced-price meals at school,” said Carey Morgan, Coalition Executive Director.
   “But when school is out and they’re not getting that food, they face higher risks of hunger and malnutrition. The Philly Summer Meals Hotline will help families fill that void, by referring them to nearby recreation centers, parks, churches and community organizations that offer free meals to kids and teens.”
   Last year, more than 119,000 children in Pennsylvania received summer meals. But that’s less than one-fourth of the 553,000 low-income children who received free or reduced-priced lunch during the regular school year—a sign that many low-income children who need summer meals aren’t getting them, according to a recent report from the Food Research and Action Center. Recent budget cuts have also forced the School District of Philadelphia to reduce the number of summer programs it offers, meaning fewer students will be eating free meals in summer school this year.
   Despite the change, “there are still nearly 1,000 sites serving free summer meals in Philadelphia, so there’s no reason any child should go hungry this summer,” Morgan said.
   Free summer meals are available to children age 18 and under. There is no registration or income requirement at most sites.
  Visit for more information..

Text “MEAL” to 84700 to receive a call back from the coalition.

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Nicetown CDC will kick-off to its

10th Anniversary Give Back Festival.

The Nicetown CDC continues to revitalize Nicetown with a priority to re-establish arts & culture through education, collaboration, and partnership. In 2002, with the generous help of Nicetown celebrity natives Ms. Jade and Chris & Neef, the Nicetown CDC Give Back to the Community Festival, fondly known as “The Give Back,” was started by Nicetown CDC. Community and faith based organizations work together with the NTCDC on a year-round basis to coordinate and develop the event. This includes the Nicetown CDC/NAC, Nicetown Business Association, Block Captain Committee of Nicetown, Omega Psi Phi “Q” Fraternity, and Temple University.

The 2-day Give Back Festival is scheduled for

August 10th & 11th, 2012,

and features live performances from the Delphonics, Billy Paul, Amazing Grace and the Sound of Philadelphia with Bill Jolly.

Friday August 10th:

1PM-5PM - The Give Back College Fair kicks off the Give Back Festival, beginning with a focus on education and live band entertainment. Local and regional colleges, universities, and technical schools provide on-site and accessible resource information to the community.

4:30PM-5PM- The Zakee Z. Abdur Rahman Education Scholarships were established to ensure a positive legacy for a young businessman and entrepreneur, who lost his life to senseless violence on June 12, 2009. He was a valuable part of the family business that he was to inherit, and was the eldest son of Zakariyya Abdur Rahman, Nicetown CDC’s President and CEO. Financial college education scholarships will be presented on the Give Back stage to local high school graduates.

5PM-10PM - Philly SoulStock – NuMillenium Sound produces collaboration with live bands and talented artists with a diverse blend of artistic and cultural entertainment. Hosted by Nina Capone, Soulstock will provide

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Beech Community Services at Cecil B. Moore Corridoor


Jazz On The Ave.

An outdoor festival hosted by Patty Jackson of WDAS FM and Soul Comedy Café’s own TuRae, with live entertainment, children’s activities, and vendors. Performances by Richard Jah Ace and Sons of Ace, Robert Kenyatta & Kallgata, the Mambo Syndicate, Charisa-The-Violin Diva, MOM-Music Of Matter, and Project Hornz. DJ Space Bug will be the DJ for the Columbia Avenue Reunion at 17th $ Cecil B. Moore Avenue with line dancing, a Zumba Party and live entertainment by Alfie Pollit and other artists.

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Job Fair of Philadelphia

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


King of Prussia Career Fair

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Valley Forge

260 Mall Boulevard 

King of Prussia, PA 19406


Diversity / Professional Job Fair

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

237 South Broad Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19107


Philadelphia Job Fair

Monday, September 17, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West

4010 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131


Jobadelphia Career Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Citizens Bank Park 

One Citizens Bank Way 

Philadelphia, PA 19148

Job Fair of Philadelphia

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


NAACP Professional Career Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10am - 3pm

Embassy Suites Airport 

9000 Bartram Avenue 

Philadelphia, PA 19153


Exercise, meds both help depressed heart patients

By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK | Wed Aug 1, 2012 3:37pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart disease who are also depressed may get as much relief from their depression symptoms with regular exercise as with medication, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of 101 heart patients with signs of depression, those who exercised for 90 minutes per week and those who started taking Zoloft both improved significantly compared to participants assigned to drug-free placebo pills.

Pfizer supplied the Zoloft (known generically as sertraline) and placebos for the study, but researchers said the company was not involved with any other part of it.

Dr. Alan Rozanski, who wrote an editorial accompanying the new study, said exercise can be thought of as another "potent tool on the shelf" to fight depression in heart patients.

"The attractiveness of exercise is that it has so many other physical benefits and it ought to be something very highly considered," said Rozanski, of St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York.

According to the authors, up to 40 percent of heart patients have symptoms of depression - and depression itself has been linked to a higher risk of further heart trouble.

Those findings, they say, led the American Heart Association to recommend heart patients be screened for depression.

Past studies have produced mixed results on whether or not antidepressants or other established treatments may ease depression in heart patients. There is, however, a growing body of research that suggests exercise may help.

On Tuesday, researchers published a study of over 2,300 people with heart failure randomly assigned to exercise or usual care, which found the extra activity led to modest reductions in depression symptoms (see Reuters Health story of July 31, 2012).

For the new study, out Wednesday, "We wanted to evaluate exercise and antidepressant medications in patients with heart disease and elevated depressive symptoms," said James Blumenthal, the lead researcher on both the current study and the earlier report.

Blumenthal, a clinical psychologist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, recruited 101 heart patients with depression between June 2006 and September 2010.

Those patients were separated into three groups: 37 went to supervised exercise sessions three times per week for a total of 90 minutes, 40 were given Zoloft and 24 took a placebo pill, with each intervention lasting four months.


The researchers analyzed participants' depression scores on a standard scale from 0 to 68, where 0 to 8 is considered normal and higher scores reflect more severe depression.

Before the start of treatment, each group's average score ranged from about 13.5 to 14.5.

Depression symptoms improved over time across the board. Participants in the exercise and medication groups, however, saw a bigger benefit than those on the placebo.

Scores fell by 6.1 points in the Zoloft group, by 7.5 points among exercisers and by 4.5 points in the placebo group.

There wasn't a clear difference between the exercise and antidepressant group on those overall scores, the researchers reported in the Journal of American College of Cardiology.

But compared to those treated with Zoloft, more people who started out with major depressive disorder and were assigned to the exercise sessions improved enough for their symptoms to be considered in the normal range.

And exercisers were less likely to be tired or report sexual problems than people on antidepressants.

The study was a randomized controlled trial, considered the "gold standard" of medical research, but the researchers warn that they had a small number of participants. Still, the majority of people involved stuck to their treatment plans - possibly because even exercise wasn't too time consuming.

"I think 90 minutes (per week) seems to be sufficient for most patients," Blumenthal told Reuters Health. The big jump is from doing nothing to doing something."

SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, online August 1, 2012.

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The Surprising Link Between Air Pollution & Diabetes

Where you live may put you at risk.

Air pollution is not just bad for your lungs; it may increase your chances of having diabetes. According to a new study by Children’s Hospital in Boston, people who live in areas with the highest levels of pollution have a 20% greater chance of getting adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.

Surgery for Diabetes?

After adjusting for lifestyle factors like weight and education, air pollution remained associated with this type of diabetes,” says study co-author Dr. Allison Goldfine of Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center.

Over 23 million Americans have diabetes, and experts now believe that environmental factors may play a role. Air pollution might cause chronic low-grade inflammation, “and inflammation can make you more susceptible to the disease,” Dr. Goldfine says.

5 Common Myths About Diabetes

While more studies are under way, consider this healthy living twofer: “Walk and ride your bike as much as possible,” Dr. Goldfine urges. “You’ll reduce pollution and get the exercise you need to prevent diabetes.”


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Mill Creek Farm stand, 49th and Brown (no chemicals)

Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm

Farmers’ Market, 52nd and Haverford

Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm


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DR. PATCH ADAMS PREPARES TO BUILD A SOLAR FREE CLINIC ON A FIVE ACRE LOT IN NORTH PHILLY (west Allegheny @ 17th St.) to be surrounded by orchards, gardens, playground, providing primary care and green jobs training.

Donations are requested for pavement removal and soil remediation, greenhousing, building supplies, plantings, office, medical and dental supplies.

For info 215.805.8330 or

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

For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly

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We are currently running a fundraiser online at We are trying to get some new equipment for our drill team. If you would be so kind to put our link in your upcoming news letter it would be so kind we need help in all ways available. Please help MAGIC MUSIC GROUP DRILLTEAM as we try to raise enough money to get new drums. Our link is You really have to look at the link cause its spelled a little different.. Thank you. Also if you are not doing anything we will be performing at 48th & brown tomorrow at 12pm, it’s a show up and show out drillarama.. So please feel free to come out and watch us do our thing. Thanks and have a blessed night, (Director) of MAGIC MUSIC GROUP DRILLTEAM. DARRICK STORY!!!!!

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by the The Nation of Islam to check the violence tearing down what is left of The National Black Community.

Rather than conduct it's Men Meeting Monday evenings, the Fruit of Islam (The Men) have mobilized in the streets in a reported "100" cities across America. The objective is to organize community wide efforts of every element in the community to clean up the so-called "up tick in violence" that haunts us. Whatever city we happen to be in, please report back if you intend to relate in some way to this important, historic initiative effort, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, The National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. 

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Open Letter To Our Community: Save Sistas' Place

by Bob Law

It is called Sistas' Place, but in realty, it has always been our place. For 17 years, Sistas' Place has remained one of the most courageous, significant, independent, stand-alone cultural institutions serving the Black Community.

This is one cultural and political institution that truly belongs to us, and as such we will sustain it. Sistas' Place has no corporate sponsors, wealthy guardian angels, but Sistas' Place has you and I. And the good news is that 's enough.

To address their critical financial challenge, we are launching a Sistas' Place

membership drive . We need 400 people in the next 20 days to become sustaining members of Sistas' Place by buying a $30 membership. Please

become a sustaining member by sending your membership fee of $30 to

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn 11216. Make checks, money orders payable to the Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hammer Woman's Coalition

I Respect You

Bob Law

The Renaissance Men for Sistas' Place

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I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. Pauline Kael

National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour


Sunday, August 19, 2012


A staged spoken word adaptation about Race Relations, Urban Culture and History.

Followed by an OPEN MIC.


4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Free and Open to the Public!!! Seating is Limited!!!

Facility is wheel chair accessible.

Please RSVP

or 215-254-9314

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



a staged adaptation about homelessness and the effects of

drugs, alcohol, substance abuse and criminal behavior on

human beings and urban communities.



a staged adaptation for the remembrance of the Katrina Storm victims and Gulf Coast Tragedy which took the lives of many Americans and created a different concept for homeless people or citizenry.

Paul Robeson House Museum

4949 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA. 19139

Facility is wheel chair accessible!!

Tickets: $10 for both performances

For more information contact

or 267-230-0317.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 2pm


The return of the Gospel Musical and

National Touring production that explores the

relationships of Men and Women and its effects

on the family structure and child development.

Sponsored inconjunction with the Christian Writers

& Artists Guild.


4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Facility is wheel chair accessible.

Tickets: $15.00 per person (Group Rates available)

For more information contact or


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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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Million Fathers March

The Million Father March is an opportunity for Black men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year. On the first day of school each year since the March began in 2004, Black fathers, relatives, men, and significant male caregivers are asked to take their children to their first day of school. Fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family will participate in the event. Last year, 100,000,000 fathers in 767 cities took their children to school on the first day of school. This year we expect 1,250,000 fathers in 800 cities to participate in the Million Father March 2012.

Among the participating cities is our very own Philadelphia. A former educator and proud father David Fattah is the coordinator for the Million Father March 2012 here. This year for the first time The House of Umoja will be creating a companion journal to accompany the March and would like to distribute it to the participating fathers and care givers and also the interested public not only here in Philadelphia but also in the other participating cities.

House of Umoja Inc., All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
5625 Master St. Philadelphia PA 19131 215
Phone-473-5893 Fax 215 879-5340

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The Father's Day Rally Committee

will sponsor the

National Black on Black Violence & Crime Conference - Black Self Genocide: Confronting the Enemy Within


Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th at

Pennsylvania Convention Center

12th and Arch Sts.


   Participants will include community violence and crime prevention activists, leaders of anti-violence groups, criminal justice and social service practitioners, local and state government leaders, youth leaders, school officials, behavioral health providers, faith community leaders, and elected officials.
   The goal of the conference is to develop a national network of individuals and groups that are working to eradicate violence and to disseminate evidence-based information on black on black violence and the crime prevention programs that are effective.
   For more information, go here.

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Greetings Family of the Agogo Center

My name is Sister Basiymah Muhammad Bey

I am reaching out to you as  the coordinator of the 21st century annual Marcus Garvey Community Parade and Birthday Celebration Festival. Working to Keep the Culture Alive

We bring you this year another example of Garveyism as we join together to collaborate on Violent issues effecting Black (African) People such as Violence in the schools, Police brutality, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse, Health Care, Culture, Education, Prisons and others

We are asking  for your support  to come out and take part in this annual  historical event. This years event will be a two (2) day Community Celebration August 18 &19 2012 held in collaboration with the Annual Nation of African Peoples Unity Day & The Ma' at Celebration in Memory of the founder Our Brother Ahamad Thair, One of OUR 


Brothers & Sisters We are asking you to come out and join us on Saturday August 18, 2012 from 2-5 PM  as We STAND UP & WALK IT OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY  starting at 59 & Lansdowne Ave. & on Sunday August 19, 2012 at Malcolm X & Betty Shabbaz Park located at 52nd Locust St.(RAIN DATE AUGUST 25th) from 12 noon to 8pm  We Present AFRICANS UNITE!!! As We Celebrate African People, African Culture &  History with Music, Food, Speakers, Games, Entertainment and MUCH  MORE.


* * Outside PA * * *

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives to honor Dick Gregory

Celebrating its 45th Anniversary in Birmingham and Epes, Alabama
Please Join us!!! 

  ATLANTA....On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (Federation) will honor the renowned Dick Gregory at its Estelle Witherspoon Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) will serve as honorary chair of the event. The Annual Meeting will be held on August 17 & 18 at the Federation's Rural Training and Research Center in Epes, Alabama.

 The theme for the 45th Anniversary is "Cooperatives Make a Better World". The theme acknowledges not only the significant contributions made by cooperatives in the South, the country and the world, but also that this year has been designated by the United Nations as the "International Year of Cooperatives".

 The Annual Meeting celebration at the Federation's Rural Training & Research Center in Epes, Alabama will include workshops and plenaries on the upcoming Farm Bill, Rural Development programs that impact our rural communities, an update on the Black Farmer Lawsuit and information about the women's lawsuit filed against the USDA. There will also be a fish fry and auction on Friday evening followed by state caucuses on Saturday.

 "We look forward to seeing farmers, friends and supporters from around the country at our Annual Meeting in Epes and to honor Dick Gregory in Birmingham," said Ralph Paige, Executive Director of the Federation. "It's the time of year when we assess what has been done and still needs to be done in both the state and federal policy program areas to assist rural communities....and we depend on the advice and direction from our membership and other stakeholders for these decisions."

 For more information, please call Jackie Ward in our Atlanta office at 404 765 0991 or go to our website at    

Note: The Federation/LAF, now in its 45th year, assists Black family farmers across the South with farm management, debt restructuring, alternative crop suggestions, marketing expertise and a whole range of services to ensure family farm survivability.  


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Group offers low-cost web access to nonprofits

Mobile Citizen, a provider of mobile broadband for education and nonprofits, will offer a Technology Assistance Grant program beginning in January to provide non-profit organizations with affordable access to the Internet.

Available only in Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, the grant includes reduced-price service from Mobile Citizen, with unlimited usage for only $10/month or $120/year per account. It bundles Mobile Citizen’s wireless broadband, powered by WiMAX, a fourth generation (4G) technology from Clearwire Corporation with a variety of benefits available only to grantees, including:

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"None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us." - Thurgood Marshall

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A: All of our coupons are actual manufacturer coupons. Fewer and fewer retailers accept coupons that are printed from your computer because of a huge increase in counterfeit coupons. Actual manufacturer coupons which we issue are accepted everywhere that coupons are accepted.

Q: Can these coupons be doubled?
A: Yes. These are manufacturer issued coupons and may be doubled in any store that offers double coupons.

Q: What are the face values and the expiration dates of these coupons?
A: Being manufacturer coupons, the manufacturer determines the face values of the coupons. We currently stock coupons ranging in value from 40 cents to 5.00 dollars. The coupon expiration dates are generally valid for 90 days.

Q: How can I use $1,000.00 worth of coupons in 90 days?
A: With our program, you get to choose the coupons you want, when you want them. This way you never have to worry about the coupons expiring.

Q: How do I choose the coupons I want?
A: Each coupon book contains coupon request slips which you fill out and send in. Those coupons are then mailed to you. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site -----

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