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News From The Coalition, Inc. 6th Day March 15, 2013 “Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 26 The Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors Gary R. Adams (President/CEO), John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Members: 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 … 03 Health Matters …04 Green Piece … 06 Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 06 SpotLight … 07 Arts for Awareness … 09 Coming Up …10 Computers and Technology … 11 A Hand Up … 12 Word-of-the-Week … 13 Greetings Coalition Family! I’m not one to subscribe to the race theory, but, as I have occasionally said over the years, if you (evolved man) wish to be the progeny of apes, please be my guest, far be it from me to deny you your heritage, but as for me, and my kind, we were created in the image of GOD ALMIGHTY (Blessings and mercies flow from Him). Just what could be the explanation of the origin of different nations? This is where I will refer to one of the oldest history books we have at our disposal, the Bible, or its progenitor, the Torah. In the Bible, it says “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground…”1 Anyone who does any gardening at all knows that fertile soil is black, especially newly created virgin soil. To change black soil into a white man would require an additional miracle, there is no mention of a miracle changing that soil to white or “ruddy”, as suggested by Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (I suppose bending the truth can be ‘exhausting’). Also, it is obvious the term ‘dust’ is a misnomer. Dust is a result of erosion, skin flaking, dander and manufacturing, situations not applicable to this instance. You can find reference to red and hairy people (Gen. 5:25) and even people ‘as white as snow’ (IIKings 5:25) but these reference new nations, not races. I hope this is at least food for thought for my evolutionist friends. I do not expect you to run out and be baptized, but I do believe enough in your intelligence to expect that you will no longer hold to, and propagate theories that have been generated solely by racism. In the darkness there are luminaries, some light the way, others simply illuminate themselves. - Madu We each hold a piece to the puzzle.” – Dr. John Elliott Churchville “Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate” 1 Genesis 2: 7 Page 02 Allah does not destroy the men whom one hates. - Wolof saying If this publication is being forwarded to you, and you wish to be placed on our mailing list, send an email to TheCoalitionNews@gmail.com with “subscribe” in the subject. If you are receiving this publication without consent, send an email with “unsubscribe” in the subject to be removed from our database. If you would like to report on a recent community event, feel free to send us a brief account of what happened in document format, and we will share it with our readers. Send your information to: News From The Coalition, Inc. All entries for submission should be received by noon, the Monday prior to publish date and in Press Release form. FOR OUR CHILDREN “It is easier to build children than it is to repair men.”…Frederick Douglass Program seeks donations for prom attendees The Philadelphia Youth Advocate Program is looking for items for both boys and girls who can't afford all the trimmings that come with going to their junior or senior proms. Item examples include dresses, shoes, shirts, ties, dress pants, hair styles/cuts, nails, accessories (all sizes, shapes, colors, length, etc. To help, call Sophia Scott at 215-599-2174 ext. 279 ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Attention Pre K Parents!!! Enrollment is for 2013-2014 on going on through March 2013- SPACE IS LIMITED!!! - Children must be 3years old by Sept 1, 2013 Contact 2015-400-4270 to register. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Office of Specialized Services of the School District of Phila. The Office of Specialized Services (OSS) is committed to the educational, social, physical, and emotional well being of students within the School District of Philadelphia. The OSS provides comprehensive special education, behavioral health, school health, and prevention/intervention programs. 215-400-4170 http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/oss On the www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia website Please also remember that this and all content on CAP4Kids can be translated into almost any language using the flags at the bottom of each page. Thanks. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Page 03 "We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion what is and what is not their 'proper sphere.' The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain to." Harriet Taylor Mill We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition, Inc. is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map which is read in more than One hundred eighty countries! Click here: EightCitiesMAP Choose “Philadelphia’s Online Community “Newsletter” from the menu. THIS WEEK How to Start a Nonprofit This is a free workshop that will help individuals start and grow sustainable nonprofit organizations. Date and Time: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 10:00-11:30AM Location: Urban League 121 Broad Street, 9th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 For more information, please call Dean Iezzi at (267) 331-5971 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OPPORUNITIES PLBC Virtual Job Fair Are you job searching? The PLBC has added a Virtual Job Fair to the online Employment Center to assist you in beginning your job search. Employers across the state are looking to add qualified, hardworking individuals to their respective teams, and many of them are hiring now! I recommend that you have an updated resume and reference list and be prepared to fill out applications and cover letters for each job to which you apply. The Employment Center also features many tools that can helpprepare you for employment, including resume writing tips and samples. The road to employment is littered with obstacles, but I will continue to partner with you through the process. I encourage you to take Page 04 "If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman." Margaret Thatcher If you have a favorite relevant quote, why not share it with our readers. send to TheCoalitionNews@gmail.com We will credit you with the submission. JOIN THE COALITION, INC! To join The Coalition go to: TheCoalitionInc.net and download a copy of the Pledge of Commitment and return it to us email@example.com advantage of this resource. If you are unable to reach the Virtual Job Fair through the link provided, you can also visit by typing in the URLhttp://www.pahouse.com/EmploymentCenter/?pg=job_fair. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ---- - King of Prussia Career Fair Monday, March 18, 2013 11AM - 2PM Crowne Plaza Hotel Valley Forge 260 Mall Boulevard King of Prussia, PA 19406 https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com Philadelphia Career Fair Monday, April 8, 2013, 11AM - 2PM Crowne Plaza 4010 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com The Diversity Job Fair of Philadelphia Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10AM - 1PM Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel 640 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 http://www.catalystcareergroup.com HEALTH MATTERS The Genesis Project XI There is the Goldenseal root and there is the Goldenseal herb, the root is more potent. When the decision is made to use it, this root is used to dissipate mucus and to neutralize poisons(taken as needed; usually consumed not more than one week maximum). Herbs work best in combination with other herbs. Goldenseal in combination with Echinacea gives great balance to the system. If one decides to use Goldenseal it’s important to understand that this herb is like the marines. It accomplishes the mission of cleansing. However during this process the action of Goldenseal, Mother Nature’s antibiotic, destroys bacteria good and bad. Therefore it is important to replace the good bacteria with yogurt. Plain yogurt is Page 05 "It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts," Aung San Suu Kyi If you would like to report on a recent community event, feel free to send us a brief account of what happened in document format, and we will share it with our readers. Send your information to: News From The Coalition, Inc. All entries for submission should be received by noon, the Monday prior to publish date and in Press Release form. preferable. The more sugar in the yogurt, as we find in most markets, the less potent the yogurt will be. There are acidophilus capsules, also buttermilk or kefir will do the job as well. Goldenseal can be like a true friend, when you learn how to use it. In mild cases this root is a great way to start the cleansing process. For certain cases considered being more severe, the application of goldenseal is plausible at a specific point in time. For the male and female organs saw palmetto is quite useful. Nettle, sarsaparilla, saw palmetto and bee pollen nourish the prostate. Black cohash, slippery elm and uvi-ursi have a healing effect on the uterus. Black cohash is also recommended for the thyroid as well as kelp, and the amino acid L-tyrosine that we find in fresh bee pollen. Let’s not forget white willow bark, Mother Nature’s aspirin that reduces pain and inflammation. These are just a few herbs, and there are thousands, that can help along the transitional journey to what can be called “Health Wealth”(sm). Each individual is challenged in a way as unique as the individual self. If one is filled with much waste, then the nature of that condition says make the transition a slow process. For women who are with child, don’t do anything drastic. In this case the cleansing process should begin at least two or three months before conception. Healing grace includes drinking the cleanest possible water, again eating salads and other green leafy vegetables should be considered. Extra virgin olive oil and a little lemon juice, with organic sesame tahini make a good salad dressing. For some tastes, balsamic vinegar or a soy cheese dressing work well. It’s a good idea to make extra virgin olive oil your butter, and in some cases almond butter or peanut butter. We might recall the prophet Daniel ate salad at one point instead of eating the king’s dead meat diet. It is so important to remember the adage “moderation is the key”. Copyright Don Ringgold 2013 FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Mill Creek Farm stand, 49th and Brown (no chemicals) Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm Farmers’ Market, 52nd and Haverford Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm firstname.lastname@example.org |267.242.5339 millcreekurbanfarm.org ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Page 06 "...the Government must not think that they can stop this agitation. It will go on...We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in out efforts to become law- makers." Emmeline Pankhurst JOIN THE COALITION, INC! To join The Coalition go to: TheCoalitionInc.net and download a copy of the Pledge of Commitment and return it to us email@example.com GREEN PIECE Recycling Services Inc. in Pottstown takes styrofoam on Saturday and Tuesday mornings. http://www.recyclingservices.org/ For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly http://www.greenjobsphilly.org/news ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS & INSTRUCTION United Way seeks applicants for Philly Roots Fellowship United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has released an application to select 15 individuals to participate in the Philly Roots Fellowship. The Philly Roots Initiative was developed by United Way and its partners in an attempt to systemically, yet creatively, ensure that young African American men graduate from high school and are college and career ready. The program equips formal and informal adult mentors with the tools they need to assist young men in achieving these goals. Eligible applicants include: * Individuals (coaches, community members, leaders of groups or small grassroots organizations) that have worked with the same group of at least five young black men in grades 6-12, for at least one year * Individuals who can commit to making a strong contribution to this emerging community of practice, and who will make a serious effort to increase the capacity and impact of their mentoring work and the broader Philadelphia community * Individuals who have been and will continue to do the work they’ve been doing regardless of whether there is funding or not, or whether they are being compensated to do it, and regardless of where they are employed. Individuals need not be employed or affiliated with a 501(c)(3) organization to apply. Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate that they are serving young black men in grades 6-12 at risk of dropping out of school, who attend schools on United Way’s Targeted Schools List. To download the application, go here. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Page 07 "Ladies, we must remind ourselves that the weapon of the vote will be for us, just as it is for man, the only means of obtaining the reforms we desire. As long as we remain excluded from civic life, men will attend to their own interests rather than to our." Hubertine Auclert If you have a favorite joke or quote, why not share it with our readers. send to TheCoalitionNews@gmail.com We will credit you with the submission. 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. Grants for Women You May Qualify for Grants to Earn a Degree Online. Search Schools. EducationConnection.com/GrantsInfo Apply For Scholarships Stop Paying For College! Apply For Scholarships Online Today. CollegeAdviser.com $10,000 Scholarship No GPA, No Essay, No Stress! Takes Only 3 Short Min. Don't Wait www.ScholarshipZone.com SpotLight On Our Efforts African Women's Charity Organization Building African Women’s & Youth Movements and Forming International sisterhood Education Campaign The All- African People’s Revolutionary Unification Party is organizing an education campaign around the topic of, “The Development of Humanity; with an emphasis on Women, especially African Women.” This will include understanding the “modes of production.” In the history of humanity there has been five major types of production relationships known to humanity: communalism, feudalism, capitalism, and socialism leading to communism. There is a severe lack of understanding about the modes of production because it is not taught in educational institutions. The reason it is so important to learn about the modes of production is: 1. It deals with who is in power in society and therefore gives you the reasons why certain things are a certain way. It shows the necessity of struggling for power. 2. It shows the most important changes in human development and gives people a weapon to affect change in the people’s interest. 3. It shows that women were in the leadership of society for over 90% of humanities history. 4. It shows that for over 90% of the history of humanity, Page 08 "Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman's thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government...Whiter is a nation tending when brains count for less than bullion, and clowns made laws for queens?' Elizabeth Cady Stanton If you would like to report on a recent community event, feel free to send us a brief account of what happened in document format, and we will share it with our readers. Send your information to: News From The Coalition, Inc. All entries for submission should be received by noon, the Monday prior to publish date and in Press Release form. human beings did not exploit and oppress each other and it refutes the idea was at war from the beginning. 5. It shows when exploitation and oppression started and what it takes to get rid of exploitation and oppression. 6. It shows the importance of human labor. It confirms that the people are the makers of history and not individuals and there is honor in being a common person. 7. It gives an organized way of understanding history and is a liberating force for the people who learn it. These are a few reasons to learn about the modes of production. The people who learn have a big responsibility to share and teach the information with as many other people as possible. We do not own the media or the educational institutions in the society so it is on us the powerless masses to get this information to the people. As a start we suggest reading the book, Class Struggle in Africa by Kwame Nkumah. The way to have the biggest impact is to read and discuss the book collectively. History is a weapon. It can be used to inspire or demobilize the people. History in the hands of the masses of the people will be guided by the love of justice and truth. The masses of the people have never been the oppressors; they have been the oppressed. The masses have no reason to hide the truth, but someone who has oppressed the people does have a reason to hide the truth. We call on all oppressed people to organize because organization is a potent weapon of the oppressed. Our goal is to become so organized that we can do in one day what previously took us 20 years. In order to do this everyone must join an organization that is working for the people. P.O. Box 23074 Oakland , CA 94623-0074 U.S.A. Phone: (415) 789-7360 Email: ForAfricanWomen@att.net Website: http://hometown.aol.com/forafricanwomen/myhomepage/index.html ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- OpportUNITY, Inc @ The Willie G. Williams Community Center A Construction Training Program Providing Human Services 1016-18 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 Office: 267-297-8006 Cell: 267-579-6301 Page 09 "I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat." Rebecca West If you have a favorite relevant quote, why not share it with our readers. send to TheCoalitionNews@gmail.com We will credit you with the submission. We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition, Inc. is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map which is read in more than One hundred eighty-five countries! Click here: EightCitiesMAP Choose “Philadelphia’s Online Community “Newsletter” from the menu. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Family Survival Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization provides cultural, educational, spiritual and economic tools needed to create a positive and lasting legacy within the African American community. Family Survival Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was founded by Brothers Rashie Abdul Samad and Rashie Abdur Rahim after realizing that the key to reclaiming the African American community lies in re- establishing connection with Africa, it's art, history, culture, economy and people. The program started with exposing young people to the culture of African music and art, as well as learning the basics of business. While the founding principles remain intact, the program has expanded by partnering with other community organizations and businesses in the spirit of umoja (unity) to ensure our collective Family Survival. Together, these organizations will make an even greater impact on the youth and elders in the community for the benefit of whole. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ---- - ARTS FOR AWARENESS 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 Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place 1310 No. Broad St. Phila Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am . Poets . Rappers . Singers . Spoken Word Artists ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Page 10 Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner! A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire. The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically. "Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make several low-level passes." "Why?" asked the nervous pilot. "Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures." After a long pause, the "pilot" replied: "You mean, you're not my instructor?" (Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.) Page 11 COMING UP Back on My Feet 5-Miler set The AT&T Back on My Feet 5-Miler will be held on March 30th of this year, directly benefiting the Back on My Feet foundation for the homeless. BoMF is a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change that results in employment and independent living. This year's run takes place on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Each runner gets a free T-shirt with registration fees. Race Date: Saturday, March 30th Time: 8:30am race start (volunteer needs will begin earlier than this time) Location: West River Drive, Fairmount ParkFor more information, please visit our race website: www.bomfphilly5miler.com On Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 America and the World Will Celebrate Take A Young Black Man To Worship Day! With 75% of young Black males 16 to 24 years old in New York City not working, with the leading cause of death for young Black men in American being homicide and with nearly 50% of the 2.3 million prisoners in prisons in America being mostly young Black men, the questions arises, "What would Jesus have done in these times?" And the answer is, He would have taken a young Black man to worship! Easter Sunday is a great time for you and your church to make a commitment to help and support young Black men. Call Nathan at 773.285.9600 receive an organizing guide and to join the list of faith organizations across America that have participated in this program. * * Outside PA * * * "Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers!" Mary Wollstonecraft Page 12 COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY Philadelphia OIC launches public digital literacy training with LIFT, Comcast on North Broad Street The lessons, which are free and open to the public, are meant to teach citizens how to use the Internet in a safe and effective way. OIC’s other training sessions include success through social networking and getting the most out of Gmail. Classes are also held in LIFT’s West Philadelphia offices at 57th & Chestnut Sts. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- Free online journal focuses on technology for nonprofits Technology can help nonprofits create the change they want to see in the world. But even with daily evidence of world-changing innovations and applications of technology, it's difficult for nonprofit leaders to know how to apply it to their missions. NTEN:Change, a free online journal from the Nonprofit Technology Network, provides the guidance and practical considerations nonprofits need to make the sound investments and decisions that will help them meet their goals. Free subscriptions are available here. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- 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 "There is nothing new except what has been forgotten," Marie Antoinette Page 13 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. www.mobilecitizen.org/grantphiladelphia ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site ----- A HAND UP! "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: http://nofullprices.net FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 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? WORD-OF-THE- WEEK incipient \in-SIP-ee- uhnt\, Beginning to exist or appear. 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 www.900AMWURD.com 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: www.blogtalkradio.com/empresschi 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 email@example.com 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: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/civilalert This spot reserved for The Coalition, Inc. friend and supporter Jeff Hart**
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