Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors
R. Adams, President
E. Churchville, Treasurer
Our Children … 02
Week … 05
and Training Opportunities … 07
Matters … 09
Piece … 10
and Scholarships … 12
for Awareness … 13
and Technology … 18
Hand Up … 19
The Airways … 20
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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of
reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for
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are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Volunteers are still needed to help organize the first
SURVIVAL SUMMIT to be held in the city of Philadelphia. For information or to
volunteer or register as a representative for your place of worship, call
215.387.2734 or email:
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that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the
greatest innovator. Francis
When NASA first started
sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not
work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade
and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down,
underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging
from below freezing to 300°C. …The Russians used a pencil.
The doctor that had been seeing an 80-year-old woman for most of her
life finally retired. At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a
list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her.
the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he realized
she had a prescription for birth control pills.
"Mrs. Smith, do you realize these are BIRTH CONTROL pills?
"Yes, they help me sleep at night."
"Mrs. Smith, I assure you there is absolutely NOTHING in these that
could possibly help you sleep!"
She reached out and patted the young Doctor's knee. "Yes, dear, I know
that. But every morning, I grind one up and mix it in the glass of orange
juice that my 16 year old granddaughter
drinks...And believe me, it helps me sleep at night."
What is it
about the job of the vice-president that seems to dissolve all common sense?
Most of us remember the Dan Quayle experience, but the self-proclaimed
creator of the Internet has a enough of his own to take us through to the end
of the year…
"I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret
I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse
with those people."
…former Vice President Al Gore
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"When your mind goes blank, be sure to
turn off the sound."
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Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for
that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may
defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact
because you think you are.
-- Norman Vincent Peale.
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We will be spotlighting
members and organizations, if you wish to have your organization spotlighted,
forward to us information on your primary mission, your current projects
and/or how you would want other members of The Coalition, Inc. to be
involved. Many of us are already being a support to one another, but there is
plenty of room for improvement.
A turtle was walking down
an alley in New York when he was mugged by a gang of snails. A police
detective came to investigate and asked the turtle if he could explain what
The turtle looked at the detective with a confused look on his face
and replied “I don't know, it all happened so fast.”
of The Week: tarradiddle
\tair-uh-DID-uhl\, A petty falsehood; a fib. Pretentious nonsense.
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Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before
them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
-- Orison Swett Marden.
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Greetings Coalition Family!
Weekend of Peace was a huge success! With ten sites around the city, this was
the most ambitious effort to date. Organizations and organizational leaders
from across the city came together with elected officials and city agencies
to produce educational, inspirational and entertaining programs for hundreds
of young people and their families.
look forward to Weekend of Peace 2009.
Consider becoming a part of The Coalition’s 2009
Week of Peace, volunteers and organizations are welcomed.
For more information call: Calvin Johnson
Gary Hines 215.264.6847 www.CandC.org;
Malik Johnson 215.410.2859,
Nasir Al-Maliki 267.262.1615 www.stm-stv.org:
Deborah Toney-Moore 267.242.2624; or
The Coalition, Inc. at 215.387.2734 www.TheCoalitionInc.org.
Vendors who wish to have a table at next years event
should contact Angela Mohammed at Sankofa@aol.com
Our new website is open! Please take a moment to visit. We are
building and we want your input. Please contact us with your suggestions and
This is our website, let’s build it together!
Join A HAND UP! To make donations or donation requests.
Co-Founder, The Coalition, Inc.
our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
FOR OUR CHILDREN
A Back to School Workshop
and School Supply Giveaway
Topic: "Say No To Drugs and Violence"
Enhancing Lives Through Action is hosting a back to school workshop and
school supply giveaway.
Youths Ages 12 - 17
Saturday, August 16, 2008
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cedar Park Presbyterian Church - Social Hall
7740 Limekiln Pike
Limekiln Pike and Upsal Street
Philadelphia, PA 19150
SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL YOUTHS IN ATTENDANCE.
Please call 215-552-8720 to RSVP the number of youths and the age range of
the youths attending.
Program Coordinator’s Position available in our
after school program.
will be required to supervise the after school program, students, and staff.
Person will be required to implement daily
projects, oversee the homework/tutoring program, supervise the after school
newsletter, and communicate with parents.
Must have at least 2 years experience working with
youth and/or operating a youth program. Interested candidates, please
call 610-352-9925 or 9900.
107 Long Lane
Upper Darby, PA
SEEKING TUTORS &
Just 1 hour a week can change a young persons life! STARS, a new initiative
at the Philadelphia Job Corps Center, is seeking dynamic mentors and tutors
to join our volunteer team and work with our students. Be a part of the
solution! Contact Darvin Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
PARENTING EDUCATION and
RESOURCE Program (PEER) presents
Free parenting classes
Attend the FREE non-judgmental ten week
program and receive a
$100.00 food gift card or
Earn $100.00 towards a utility bill of your choice
Classes are held weekly at
Tustin Recreation Center
5901 Columbia Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Other sites available –
Enrollment is ongoing
A project of the Lutheran
Children and Family Service
Program Coordinator 215.339.8002 ext 19
Brown, Administrative Assistant 215.424.3741 ext 248
BLACK PARENT CONNECT BENEFITS
1. You will have a nationwide connection with primarily African
American parents and other parents who have children of color.
2. You will receive EXCLUSIVE discounts and special offers with over
40 selected businesses that have created or represent companies with items
that will encourage children of color to feel proud and
positive about their heritage. Most of these companies are owned and
operated by African Americans, something to be proud of in itself.
3. You will receive a monthly email with not only EXCLUSIVE discounts and
offers, but the opportunity to win GREAT prizes from our Black Parent Connect
Shops. Each monthly prize will be valued at $50 or more.
will also receive special tips, news and other parenting information when
visiting our website.
is open to non-members as well)
5. FREE and Easy to join! Just simply join by clicking on our JOIN NOW page
on our navigator tab at www.BlackParentConnect.com
Joan Gosier, President HBCU kidz, Inc.
“An Education that is superior, exciting,
challenging and custom-designed to fit each student’s needs and interests.”
Music Presents: Great Performances”
City: Philadelphia Station: WPVI-TV ABC
Date: August 10th
Time: 1:00 PM
Set Your VCR,
DVR to record or TIVO “Gospel Music Presents”.
Us Again or Watch US Later!!!!
Now, in its
11th year on the air, Badami Productions brings you “Gospel Music Presents: Great
Performances” with the most current chart toping performances by the most
current Gospel Music award winners. The artists in this special are all
Traditional and Traditional/ Contemporary singers, whose performances were
specifically selected to entertain family audiences from 8 to 80 with their
great performances and variety of Gospel Music styles.
are: great performances from the Living Legends of Gospel Music: Shirley Caesar, a Vanessa
Bell Armstrong “Tribute”, introduced by Nayo Wallace, Phil Tarver, Cynthia
Jones, Bishop Neil Roberson, The Williams Brothers and Friends, The Bridge
Project, Pastor JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise.
your friends and family to watch the airing of this show. And If they
email us we will notify them when we are next on.
Visit us @ www.badamitv.com
and Recording this show supports Gospel Music which is the foundation of all
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Become a Tree Tender!
Take part in the "growing" TreeVitalize movement, a program
by Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
(DCNR) to increase Southeast Pennsylvania's tree cover and the
benefits that trees offer us all. Join us for 9 hours of hands-on
training that covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper
care and working within your community. This training course was
developed by staff from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
and Penn State School of Forest Resources. It is based on PHS's Tree
Tenders project which, since 1993, has trained over 1600 community
volunteers from 100 Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Check out the weekday evenings at three different locations this fall
to see which one fits into your schedule. It is designed for lay
people and experts alike. The course is free but registration is
There are several ways to register. See below for a registration form
which could be faxed to 215-988-8810 or mailed in. You can also register
online, by going to www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org, and
choosing "Tree Tenders Training".
For more information contact:
Barley Van Clief, 215-988-8793 or email@example.com
Mindy Maslin, 215-988-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing a Job Skills
Training and Job Development Workshop
and Support Group
Tuesday and Thursday
Evenings 7:00-8:30 PM for ages 16-22.
The group sessions are at:
The Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center
2646 Kenningston Ave. Philadelphia 19133
If you are unemployed or underemployed or are seeking to be on your own
please hit the email reply to make sure to get to us to register or to get
additional information. You can call the Center 215-426-9422 but the e-mail
reply would work best for now.
Classes will be on-going through the end of the year each Tuesday and
Thursday and you can start in at anytime.
There is no charge for these sessions just bring your enthusiasm and your
ideas. Join us as we take a project from "thought to finish" and
learn the skills necessary to create, build, sell and sustain a product
The Learn-To-Shelter Program is a pilot job training and economic development
program that is part of the services offered at the center in an affiliation
with Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia.
I want to share with you
management opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
Please feel free to share
this information. Each office will hire six (6) management
positions. Within the Philadelphia Region twelve (12) ELCOs will
open. Early Local Census Offices will open throughout the Commonwealth
of PA in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton as well as
Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of
The positions are full
time, temporary employment (2 year appointment – position ends when office
closes after Census 2010). I want to share with you management
opportunities for Census 2010 – Early Local Census Office (ELCO).
For more information: See
“Early Local Census Office Opportunities” in the ‘Discussions’ section of our
Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the
FINDING A JOB IN PHILLY JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT
you’ve ever looked at a job listing and thought, “I’d be perfect for this
job, if only…,” you understand the discouragement a lot of job seekers in
these barriers, the employment volunteers at WhatThePeopleREALLYThink.com have launched a free tool that helps
jobseekers look for jobs and apply online, http://phila.jobamatic.com.
range from Banquet Server to Call Center Manager. When it comes to meeting
the qualifications for a job, is there any flexibility? That depends on the
employer, but in most cases, the answer is yes. Certainly, it helps to understand
how your own experience and needs match up to what the employer wants and is
willing to offer, which isn’t always an easy task, thanks to the obscure
language typical of many job listings. http://phila.jobamatic.com
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is committed to
enhancing the quality of life for children who have health care needs not
covered by their commercial health insurance. The Foundation provides
financial assistance toward the family’s share of the cost of medical
services. Learn more about us and how to apply. http://www.uhccf.org/
Tip...Health Food Shopping Trends
Subject: Healthy Lifestyle Tip...Health Food Shopping
The article below is one in a series of occasional healthy lifestyle tips
that our friends at The Marketing Store are passing along.
Health food shopping trends continue to change as more consumers
demand greater variety in healthy food choices. Current studies indicate
that the majority of American consumers feel that improving health is a
top lifestyle priority. In fact, a recent study gave encouraging news that
about two-thirds of consumers are actually taking steps to improve their
health. Unlike decades before, consumer desires for convenience,
personalization and diet trends are leading to changes in the variety and
types of food choices offered in supermarkets nationwide...
Supermarkets are changing as they respond to the desires of the American
consumer when shopping for food. Perhaps you have noticed some of the
emerging health food shopping trends in favor of all-natural and organic
food products. Connectivity is also an important factor driving consumers,
as there is greater interest in belonging to and shopping with companies
which demonstrate shared values and attitudes. In addition, American
consumers are also looking for health food choices on-the-go when pressed
for time. This hurried lifestyle is also increasing the desire of over half
of US consumers to seek small indulgences to escape the pressures of everyday life. Because of time constraints, time-saving food choices, appliances and prepared meal consumption are also popular. Personalization is also an important consideration when shopping for food. The future will hold promise for consumers having a greater ability to customize and/or co-
create products to suit their preferences.
For the complete article, click here:
The University of
Pennsylvania is conducting an orientation for those who are 19 and older and
would like to attend college for FREE!!!!!
Please give your name and
telephone number to
Mrs. Finney at
215-387-4910 and get details.
University of Pennsylvania
Educational Opportunity Center
220 S. 40th
- You're 19 years or
- You don’t have a high
- Or you’ve graduated
from High School but never been to college
- Or you’ve defaulted
on your school loans and can’t get back into college
- You're sick and tired
of not being able to apply for better paying jobs or to get well
deserved promotions…just because of your not having that sheepskin!
us now for our Free Services
- Why don't you give
our 24-7 answering service a call at 215-573-8000
- And, why don't you
tell a relative or a friend about EOC and tell them that we're located
at 220 S. 40th St. Suite 260, in West Philadelphia
Come on! Contact EOC and
get that four-year college degree.
ON OUR EFFORTS
ARTS FOR AWARENESS
August 7th & 8th 2008
The 2008 Backspace Writers
Conference brings together agents, editors, and best-selling authors in the
heart of the publishing world. Come meet the people who can help your career!
Radisson Martinique, NYC
this reaches you in good health and spirits!! I'm working on a lot of
projects as usual. Come out if you can. Mark your calendars!!!
2737 Cambridge Street I'm hosting a training for the cast, crew and
supporters of my next piece on domestice violence which will be August 15-17,
2008. I've partnered with SANCTUARY and we're about to bring it!!! space is
extremely limited. If you or someone you know wants to attend, RSVP at
267.456.7432 by July 14!!! cost is $10.00 if you come, please bring an empty
alcoholic beverage bottle. THANKS!
Brutus is a lifelong human rights activist and poet. He is perhaps
best-known African poet writing in English, although his books were banned
for many years in his home country, South Africa. His tireless work against
apartheid in South Africa got him arrested and shot in 1963. He was sentenced
to an 18-month jail term of hard labor on Robben Island where he broke rocks
with Nelson Mandela. He was sent into exile in 1966 and proceeded to lead the
successful movement to have South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) banned
from the Olympics and other international sporting events. Since then he has
remained active in struggles for human and cultural rights, including co-founding
the Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance in 2002, connecting
international solidarity with workers to the philosophy of Black
Consciousness. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of
Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a great poet and one
of the few who successfully integrated a life in the arts with a life on the
front lines of the fight for justice and integrity for everyone
Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase Continues…
Acentos is a program of
the louderARTS Project, Inc., presented in conjunction with the Bronx
Writers’ Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Acentos provides a renewed
spotlight for Latino poetry in a venue that fosters an encouraging atmosphere
for writers of diverse backgrounds and experience, in a setting that
stimulates both open dialogue and an increased sense of community in the
culturally resurgent South Bronx.
Acentos is presented every
second and fourth Tuesday of the month by Oscar Bermeo, Jessica Torres, Fish
Vargas and Rich Villar.
Acentos Bronx Poetry
Showcase is now held
every 2nd &
4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm at the
Bruckner Bar & Grill,
One Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of Third Ave).
IRT #6 Train to 138th
For information, visit
their website: www.louderarts.com/acentos,
send email: email@example.com
or view newsletter: Acentosfirstname.lastname@example.org
African American Short Films – Syndicated Television Program –
African American Short
Films, a nationally televised showcase of
short films starring,
produced, written and/or directed by African-
American filmmakers, is
accepting submissions for it’s 2008 /10
seasons. “African American
Short Films” airs quarterly on network
affiliates in over 100
cities nationwide. This is a wonderful
opportunity to showcase
one’s work on a national level.
Submissions are accepted
on an on-going basis. Accepted films receive
Short films should be
between 1-28 minutes in length.
Viewing copies must be
submitted on VHS, Mini DV or DVD in NTSC format.
Short films may originate
on any format or medium (i.e.; Mini DV,
Digibeta, Beta SP, 8mm,
16mm, 35mm, etc.,…)
Please note the running
time and format shot on.
Send submissions to:
419 North Larchmont Blvd.,
P.O. Box #322
Los Angeles, CA 90004
ATTN: “African American
Please include your
contact information and tell us where you heard
about African American
Viewing copies will not be
For questions or
additional information email: email@example.com
SATURDAYS at SERENITY
An Afternoon of Poetry
Every second Saturday of
the month from 1 – 3 PM
A FREE EVENT!
Gifts & Coffee
140 So. Easton Rd.
Words at Dowlings Place
1310 No. Broad St. Phila
Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am
Spoken Word Artists
“GETTING THE HOOK-UP” A
Real Networking Event
Philadelphia, PA – Are you tired of going to "so called" networking
and leaving the event without any contacts or resources?
Are you frustrated with
networking events where people are more interested in profiling than in
making a connection?
Are you ready to meet
people with real connections, real contacts and real resources?
If so, then join
Professional Networking Associates (PNA) for "Getting the Hook-up, a
professional networking experience at the Reef Lounge, 3rd and South Street
on August 22, 2008 from 5 to 10 pm.
This event is actually a resource exchange event where the attendees bring
resources to exchange with others. In order to participate, you bring at
one resource or hook up that you are willing to share with others.
Everyone knows at least one "hook-up" Here’s an opportunity to go
where there will a room full of people ready to share enriching resources.
Prizes will be awarded for the best hookup!
Vending space is limited! If you are interested in vending opportunities or
plan to attend, please contact Michael Rice at 267-303-0653 or go to
Validated parking is
This is a real opportunity for some business and personal networking.
Seize the Opportunity. Master your Destiny.
Call today to RSVP 267-303-0653.
Professional Networking Associates is an organization dedicated to
supporting a diversified network of working professionals in all disciplines.
The organization’s purpose is to provide working professionals with a vehicle
for interpersonal socialization, career advancement and creative interaction.
PNA achieves this by providing personal and career development information
through “The Connector”, a bimonthly internet magazine, special networking
events and a Professional Networking website.
More information is available in our
Google group http://groups.google.com/group/coalition-the look for:
“GETTING THE HOOK-UP”
Annual Community Event
& Crafts; Caricatures; Clowns; Face Painting; D.J.; Free Food; Live
Performances and so much more.
are looking forward to your participation in our 1st Annual
Community Event. This is also a great opportunity for your organization to
provide information and resources to the South Philadelphia Community. Please
respond as soon as possible if you are interested in volunteering, giving
donations, or to be a vendor at our event.
you in advance for your support.
further questions or to sign up please call: 267-324-5561/5563
WHEN: Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
12 Noon – 6:00 PM
WHERE: Wharton Square
& Wharton Streets
WHY: We’re Building
Families For A Better Tomorrow
WHO: Hope To See You There!
More Info And/Or Donation Drop Off Location: (267) 324-5561
SAVE THE DATE:Friday August 29th
Earl Harvey and Friends Labor Day Old School Mt. Airy Groove
Party @ Philly's Platinum Grille @ Market Square Shopping
Center. 7719 Crittenden St. Chestnut Hill Phila. ,Time: 10 pm-2 am
Donation $7.00 @ the door.
Dress is fashionable no sneakers or Timberlands, preferred age
35 and over old school, r&b , line dances and slow jams. Music by DJ
$ 5.00 martini's all night $3.00 Corona's and lite buffet
Free admission for all Virgo's,celebrate
your birthday with us, must have ID, feel free to bring a cake and your
old friends and party with us!! Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
visit online www.phillysplatinumgrille.com
Philadelphia Neighborhood Athletic League
event is being held on Saturday, August 30th from 12noon - 6pm at Smith
Playground, 25th & Jackson Street.
event is free and open to the public.
the festival we have basketball tournaments, games, entertainment, food and
The Institute of the Black
World 21st Century
State of the Black World
“Return to the Source”
Restoring Family –
Renewing the Struggle
New Orleans, November
Ernest Morial Convention
Damu Smith Leadership Training Institute
Katrina Policy Roundtables
National Town Hall Meeting on the Black Agenda and the Presidential
Special Session on Haiti
Pan African Policy Forum
Black Family Summit
Health Summit Planning Session
Issue Area Policy/Strategy Working Sessions
Intergenerational Dialogue on the Black Freedom Struggle
Poetry Slam and Other Cultural-Political Edu-taimment
the invited speakers…
Ray Nagin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bev. Smith, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Maulana
Karenga, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Haki Madbhubuti, Sonia Sanchez,
Congressman John Conyers, Prof. Grif,
Thad Mathis, Reverend Jeremiah Wright,
Headquarter Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street
Single or Double plus tax and occupancy, $20 for additional occupants Call:
downloadable pre-registration form click here http://www.stateoftheblackworld.org/form.pdf
on-line pre registration click here http://www.stateoftheblackworld.org/form.htm
Technology Assessment for your organization
Information in the
‘Discussion’ section of our Google group:
Free Computers For Schools
Willie Cade, CEO
Computers for Schools
A HAND UP!
Our new group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:
WE NEED YOUR HELP THIS
ANY DONATION WILL HELP.
Strawberry Mansion Tennis
1800 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
215.763.0581 check out our
new web site.
Remember to support
The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…
Technically Speaking with the award winning Tech Guru, JC Lamkin on
WNWR 1540 AM, Saturdays at 2pm.
Straight Up WORD with Dr. John Elliott Churchville, Senior Pastor of The
Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus, on WNWR 1540 AM, Sundays at 7am. Dr.
Churchville will explore the Holy Scriptures verse by verse for your
spiritual and practical edification.
Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March, Saturdays 11pm to 1am on Blog
Talk Radio “Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show www.blogtalkradio.com/empresschi
in and give your thoughts, comments, opinions at 1-646-652-2232
send an instant message to email@example.com
to chat on line
Just want to listen in: www.blogtalkradio.com/empresschi
Look for the return of Bro.
Sabir Bey and CivilAlert World, formerly of W.U.R.D. to the airways soon!