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The Coalition, Inc.

Friday August 24, 2012

Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 5

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 … 07

Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 09

SpotLight … 09

Arts for Awareness … 10

Coming Up …12

Computers and Technology … 16

A Hand Up … 17

Word-of-the-Week … 18

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"A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows public opinion."
Chinese Proverbs

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I take issue with many people's description of people being "Illegal" Immigrants. There aren't any illegal Human Beings as far as I'm concerned.” ― Dennis Kucinich

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The divide of race has been America's constant curse. And each new wave of immigrants gives new targets to old prejudices. Prejudice and contempt, cloaked in the pretense of religious or political conviction are no different. These forces have nearly destroyed our nation in the past. They plague us still. They fuel the fanaticism of terror. And they torment the lives of millions in fractured nations all around the world. These obsessions cripple both those who hate and, of course, those who are hated, robbing both of what they might become. – William Jefferson Clinton

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Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens. - Thomas Sowell

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History shows that it is not only senseless and cruel, but also difficult to state who is a foreigner.”
Claudio Magris

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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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The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.” - Avram Noam Chomsky

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I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. - Newt Gingrich

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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

A group of girlfriends is on vacation when they see a 5-story hotel with a sign that reads: “For Women Only.” Since they are without their boyfriends and husbands, they decide to go in.

The bouncer, a very attractive guy, explains to them how it works. “We have 5 floors. Go up floor by floor, and once you find what you are looking for, you can stay there. It’s easy to decide since each floor has a sign telling you what’s inside.”

So they start going up and on the first floor the sign reads: “All the men on this floor are short and plain.” The friends laugh and without hesitation move on to the next floor.

The sign on the second floor reads: “All the men here are short and handsome.” Still, this isn’t good enough, so the friends continue on up.

They reach the third floor and the sign reads: “All the men here are tall and plain.”

They still want to do better, and so, knowing there are still two floors left, they continued on up.

On the fourth floor, the sign is perfect: “All the men here are tall and handsome.” The women get all excited and are going in when they realize that there is still one floor left. Wondering what they are missing, they head on up to the fifth floor.

There they find a sign that reads: “There are no men here. This floor was built only to prove that there is no way to please a woman.”

(Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.)

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When Europeans arrived on this continent, they blew it with the Native Americans. They plowed over them, taking as much as they could of their land and valuables, and respecting almost nothing about the native cultures. They lost the wisdom of the indigenous peoples-wisdom about the land and connectedness to the great web of life…We have another chance with all these refugees. People come here penniless but not cultureless. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce a better America…” ― Mary Bray Pipher

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As a lawyer I set up a practice defending illegal Canadian immigrants, that’s why I became a plumber. - Madu

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America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. – James Madison

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Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans—liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal—the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history. Across the Pacific, across the Atlantic, they came from every point on the compass—many passing beneath the Statue of Liberty—with fear and vision, with sorrow and adventure, fleeing tyranny or terror, seeking haven, and all seeking hope…Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future. – George H. W. Bush

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The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. – George Washington

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Immigrant families have integrated themselves into our communities, establishing deep roots. Whenever they have settled, they have made lasting contributions to the economic vitality and diversity of our communities and our nation. Our economy depends on these hard-working, taxpaying workers. They have assisted America in its economic boom. – Senator Edward M. Kennedy

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Everyone who is a natural citizen of this land, move to a reservation and await further instruction. – Madu

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I just got back from checking the U.S.-Canadian border fence… took me three minutes. - Madu


verisimilitude \ver-uh-suh-MIL-uh-tood; -tyood\ The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true; Something that has the appearance of being true or real.

Greetings Coalition Family!

An open letter to the governor of Arizona and the president of the United States of America

I’m going to make this short and sweet. The aboriginal peoples from Alaska to Argentina are the natural legal residents of all the Americas. If there is such a thing as an illegal alien, it is the criminal element who raped, stole, murdered and kidnapped to establish illegal colonies and corporations here and elsewhere around the globe.

Restricting the movement of the original inhabitants through their ancestral homelands is immoral, and as illegal as having someone break into your home and deny free access to you and your progeny.

Does South Africa bring back any memories? Oppression is oppression, no matter the language!

The above is solely the personal opinion of this writer and does not represent any entity I am affiliated with. Ed.

We asked for workers. We got people instead.”
Max Frisch

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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Saturday, 25 August 2012


Stretching from 60th/Woodland Plaza out to Yeadon


Gathering at 60th/Woodland Plaza (light refreshments)


Linking Hands up Woodland Ave to Yeadon (Delaware County)

The PURPOSE of the 2012 HANDS FOR PEACE ACROSS SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA and YEADON is to show the world that love and compassion are still alive and well in Philadelphia - and that our partners in cooperation and collaboration don’t stop at the City limits – but extend throughout Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, and into Yeadon Borough and Delaware County.

This event will highlight the personal responsibility that each of us takes to create peace – and how necessary we are to one another to succeed in this.

A number of other activities have been planned or are being sponsored throughout the day in Southwest and South Philadelphia and Delaware County by various participating groups and organizations, including State Senator Anthony H Williams, Keystone Mercy, Yeadon Borough, Yeadon Educational Athletic Association, Kingsessing Recreation Center (Family Fun Day), Neighborhood United Against Drugs, Myers Recreation Center, Paschall Reunion, Weekend of Peace, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Shop-rite, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, and others.


INFORMATION: Paul “Earthquake” Moore 215-724-7430

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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


New York urges new mothers to breastfeed babies

By Ray Sanchez

NEW YORK | Wed Aug 1, 2012 1:08pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies, drawing criticism from some parents who say officials are interfering with their health choices.

State health commissioners announced on Tuesday that letters highlighting the importance of breastfeeding were being sent to hospitals, reminding them of regulations limiting unnecessary formula feedings for breastfed newborns.

The state initiative coincides with Bloomberg's call for hospitals to lock away their baby formula and have nurses encourage new mothers to breastfeed.

Under the mayor's plan, slated to start September 3, the city will keep a record of the number of bottles that hospitals stock and use. Formula would be signed out like medication.

The pro-breastfeeding campaign has drawn the ire of some women who argue it stigmatizes infant formula and interferes with a mother's choice of what to feed her child.

A number of the city's other health initiatives -- including cracking down on large-sized sodas and banning smoking in public places -- have attracted similar criticism from those who accuse the mayor of creating a "nanny" state.

"I breastfed both of my kids and it took me a good three weeks before I figured it out," said Rene Syler, who wrote about the issue on her website "I can't imagine what it must be like to be in the hospital with someone sort of standing over your shoulder and lecturing you every time you ask for a bottle to feed your crying baby."

Under current regulations, hospitals are only allowed to provide formula to infants who have an indicated medical reason and a doctor's order for the supplemental feedings, the state health department said in a statement.

Still, only 39.7 percent of newborn infants in New York are exclusively breastfed -- well below the federal government goal of 70 percent, the state health department said. Roughly half of breastfed infants received supplemental formula in the hospital.

"We recognize that there are women that won't be able to breastfeed or chose to not breastfeed for a variety of reasons and that is a choice they should be able to make," said Dr. Barbara Wallace, the state health department's director of chronic disease prevention.

The state health department said the benefits of breastfeeding included fewer episodes of acute respiratory illnesses, inner-ear infections and gastroenteritis.

Mothers who do not breastfeed are at increased risk for postpartum bleeding and anemia, and have higher rates of breast cancer later in life, the health department statement said.

(Editing by Paul Thomasch and Lisa Shumaker)

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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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More ways to save water.

The silent seeper.

A leaky toilet may go unnoticed, as will the extra cash absorbed by your water bill. To check for leaks, add enough food coloring to your toilet tank to really brighten the water. After 30 minutes look to see if any of the dye has leaked into the bowl.

Every flush counts.

An estimated 30% of household water usage is flushed down the toilet. If your toilet is more than 30 years old, upgrading to a low-consumption toilet can save you up to 4 gallons per flush.

Rain, rain...please stay!”

Use barrels to capture rain from your eaves trough and save it for the next time you have to water your garden or lawn.

Be conservative, cover up.

Keep a cover on your swimming pool when it's not in use. This will decrease water loss due to evaporation by 90%.

Reduce by filling up.

You'll use a lot less water if you only run your laundry or dishwasher with a full load. Running two half loads uses twice as much water.

Stock up.

Use water you've boiled your veggies in to make stocks, soups or, pour it on your garden when it's cooled.

Catch the savings.

If you're running the bath or shower waiting for the water to heat up, put a large bucket under to catch the water. Use this water for plants, pets, cleaning etc.

Washing away your worth.

Get into the habit of turning the tap off when washing your face, brushing your teeth or shaving, and only have it on when necessary. Water running when it's not in direct use is needlessly soaking up your money.

Think before you print

Do you really need a hard copy? Use both sides of the paper if you do and add a 'think before you print' footer to your emails.

See for yourself.

Conduct a household water audit to help identify areas that you can cut water usage. Click here for water audit guidelines.

Switch off to lather.

Half the time we're in the shower is spent avoiding the water while we soap up - so switch off while you lather for big water and energy savings.

Cool it.

Keep some water in the fridge for an instant refreshing ice cold glass of water. No need to run the tap.


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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. (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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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


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 National Alliance of Women Veterans


Patriot Day and National Day of Service

September 11th, 2012 marks our third year for celebrating those lives lost at the World Trade Centers in New York City. Our nation is being urged to

honor that tragedy in our cities and neighborhoods throughout the country. April 21st, 2009, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and

Remembrance were enacted by President Barack Obama and are being observed and celebrated throughout the country. The National Alliance of

Women Veterans Incorporated, a Philadelphia-based organization has participated in community activities in honor of this observance throughout the

city of Philadelphia.

The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated is concerned about “the state of our communities” since the attack on our country in

September 11th, 2001. Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, this country has been alerted to the vulnerability of our existence as Americans.

The security once felt has been agitated by our government’s need to fight “terror” and has changed the way we now live in many ways.

On a national level, our governments and cabinet members have been extremely involved in drafting legislation and policies to support the fight on

terror. However, we need to express the impact this fight has on our citizens and communities. Philadelphia is directly addressing the fight on terror

and has among the many agencies the Homeland Security Department and other federal entities to defend against any threats to our city.

NAWV, Inc. hopes to educate and empower communities to ensure that those with limited resources have an ability to protect and defend themselves;

Red Cross, Salvation Army and other local organizations and NGOs are equipped to provide training and support in the event of any unfortunate

situation. Community leaders and organizations are urged to become involved in the effort for educating and empowering Americans who reside in

the communities of Philadelphia.

CPR, Survival and Emergency Preparedness are skills being taught throughout the city led by many organizations. Where we are Post-9-11 and what

can we do to ensure safety and survival for the residents of Philadelphia?

On September 11, 2012, we are hosting a discussion, networking event to talk about the grassroots activities on the issues related to Post-9-11. We

want to highlight the following issues:

  • Our returning military and their families who live among us

  • The Training and education of our communities

  • Where are our strengths and weaknesses at the community levels

  • Volunteerism and community service

  • First Responders and Military Impact on Community

The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated comprises present and past military individuals with vast knowledge and resources in many

disciplines and fields; to include being trained and certified as Nuclear and Security Experts during an October 10th, 2010 summit by our nation’s

highest level Defense and Security Experts. We desire to spotlight our military in our community’s effort for providing at the local, grassroots levels

for education and training the residents of our urban communities. We have given over 50 Presidential Volunteer Community Service Awards for

over 300,000 hours of service and held various forums, roundtables and honoring ceremonies for our community, military and supporters.

We are seeking participants as volunteers for our Planning Committee; and sponsors at every level. Anyone who desires to support this agenda may

contact Cathy Santos at 215-834-4228 or email:

The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated is a 501 c3 tax exempt nonprofit public charity. Please support our military and veterans; any contributions

or donations are tax-deductible. Contributions statements are provided upon requests; please consider an online donation at

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public

Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2009, as Patriot Day and National

Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at

half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks

against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and

interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of

those our Nation lost, to observe this day with other ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning

at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of

the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. BARACK OBAMA

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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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* * Outside PA * * *


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Nonprofit Technology Network,

provides the guidance and practical considerations nonprofits need to

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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:

-- 12 months of service from Mobile Citizen extended to 15 months at no additional charge. With this, nonprofits receive three free months of service per account.

-- Dedicated Mobile Citizen Customer Care customized for non-profit organizations.

-- A free one-year membership to NTEN, a nonprofit technology network, ongoing information and news as well as access to a support community.

-- A choice of additional benefits including an educational webinar series.

For more information, email Free Trial.

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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

America’s Original Savings Network

As amazing as it may sound many people do not realize how easy it is

to LEGALLY stop paying for their groceries! This is how the one hour

television show began for the company whose website is at:


Q: Are these manufacturer coupons or coupons that I print on my computer?

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 -----

Remember to support The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…

Please listen to the "Time For An Awakening" Program with Bro. Elliott, this and every Sunday at 7 pm. Listen at Call 215.634.8065 or toll free 1-866-361-0900 to join the discourse!!!!

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

Or send an instant message to to chat on line.

Civil Alert Radio with Sabir Bey- Every Tuesday 9:30 p.m. EST (6:30 P.M. PST)

Format Style: Open forum along with special invited guests.

Listen via your cell: 858.357.8450 On the web:

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