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News From
The Coalition, Inc.


News  From

The  Coalition, Inc.

Friday 17 July 2009

Volume  3, Number 43

The Coalition, Inc. Board of  Directors

Gary R. Adams (President),  John E. Churchville (Treasurer), Yvonne Haughton (Exec. Secretary),


Josephine Blow, Patricia  Coyne, Stanley Daniels, Tom Henry, Calvin Johnson, Angela Mohammed, Abdul  Malik Raheem

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 05

Employment and Training  Opportunities … 07

Health Matters …07

Green Piece … 09

Grants, Scholarships  & Instruction… 10

SpotLight … 12

Arts for Awareness … 13

Coming Up …15

Computers and Technology … 19

A Hand Up … 19

On The Airways … 21





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Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.  - Robert Half























































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Go to the  people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they  know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when  the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
 Lao Tzu










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A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot  of fishing when he was on the Ark?'

'No,'  replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'

 (Thanks to Vernon Brown  for this  submission)



















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For the Lexophiliacs

Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting  a rest.


































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Knowledge  which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind… Plato


















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As far as I knew white women were never lonely,  except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black  women worked for them.
Maya Angelou







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Learning how to stand up is easy. Learning how to stand up after  you've fallen down, that is tough. -- Dican.


















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.


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The Raw Family Newsletter















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All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
-- Khalil Gibran






If you have a  favorite relevant quote, why not share it with our readers. send to

We will credit you  with the submission.









































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A man and his wife were making their first doctor visit, the wife  being pregnant with their first child.


After everything checked out, the doctor took a small stamp and  stamped the wife's stomach with indelible ink.


The couple was curious about what the stamp was for, so when they got  home, the husband got out his magnifying glass to try to see what it was.

In very tiny letters, the stamp said, "When you can read this,  come back and see me."







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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees...  Kathy!


Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted  from politics to cooking. "I got a cookbook once," said one,  "but I could never do anything with it." "Too much fancy work  in it, eh?" asked the other. "You said it. Every one of the recipes  began the same way - 'Take a clean dish."

(Special  thanks  to Kathy Parsons for this  submission.)


Submit your own humor, and let our readers know how funny you can be.  We definitely need the help. ; )

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The bitterest tears shed over  graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe














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Word Of The Week

arrogate \AIR-uh-gayt\  To claim or seize without right or justification; to  appropriate; To claim on behalf of another; to ascribe.












Greetings  Coalition Family!


YFS of ADI Sickle Cell Blood Drive


YFS  of ADI needs your help in saving the lives of our community members. This  Saturday, July 18, 2009, as part of YFS Weekend, we'll hold a sickle cell  blood drive to raise awareness about this debilitating blood disorder and its  disproportionate affect on the Black community.


90% of all children born with sickle cell are of African  descent. Individuals with sickle cell, which mutates one's red blood cells,  are in constant need of blood transfusions.

You can help by donating one pint of blood this Saturday.


It only takes an hour (giving blood is 10 minutes or  less). It won't cost you anything, and you can rest assured that you'll be  helping someone, possibly a member of your community, live one day longer.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bright Hope Baptist Church

(Located at 13th & Cecil B. Moore)



Make your appointment today by clicking on this link


*If you have concerns about your eligibility as a donor,  please see Myths About  Giving Blood.


Not that you need an incentive to  save someone's life by simply donating a pint of blood, but in case you do,  the American Red Cross is raffling a weekend getaway and $2,500 in free gas  to any person who donates blood between July 6 and Sept 20. Please see the  American Red Cross's Summer Promotion for more details.



Business Boot Camp 2009

The Enterprise  Center

4548 Market Street

August 3 - August  7, 2009


Business  Boot Camp engages 100 youth in five days of rigorous training in business,  entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Activities include motivational  speakers, workshops, and group simulations. Attendees will leave with a  wealth of contacts, new friendships, and inspiration to achieve great things  in their schools and communities.

Business Boot Camp  takes place during the first week in August at The Enterprise Center’s  Business Event Center located at 4548 Market Street. Each day, local and  national businesses of interest to our youth will provide speakers and  activities, which will focus on topics of importance to successful  entrepreneurship:

* Vision: Seeing opportunities where others do not and  capitalizing on them.

* Networking: Building strategic partnerships to ensure  greater success.

* Sales & Marketing: Effectively selling yourself,  your products, and your ideas.

* Technology: Being technologically equipped to do  business in the next millennium.

* Giving Back: Investing in the personal and commercial  well being of your community.


To tie these topics  together, youth teams will be assigned to research 3 businesses during the  week, to learn about their operations and industry, and to offer suggestions  for the company’s future plans. These findings and recommendations will be  distributed to each of the businesses.

Business Boot Camp  is open to all interested 9th, 10th, 11th, and rising 12th grade youth.

For more  information, call Nafeesha Mays at (215) 895-4051 or email at

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ACCEL Community  Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community


Enrolling Now!

K thru 12

Register by  calling: 610.352.9925

 Accel Community Cyber Program

A PA Cyber Learning  Community is now enrolling for the 2009/2010 school year.

If you are looking  for a safe, fun and interactive environment where your child can learn and  socialize with their cyber peers? Are looking for training learning coaches  to help with your child's cyber course work, homework and test?


Well look no  further. Accel provides a daily structure, homework assistance, and tutoring  to cyber families. The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 to  3:00 pm with an afterschool program that runs until 6:00 pm. Accel serves  families with youth in grades K-12.


For enrollment  information, please call 610-352-9925 or visit us on the web at

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Nutritional  Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring its  annual

Summer Food Service  Program

from now through  September 4, 2009. 

Last summer, more  than 600 sites and

25, 000 children  participated in the program.


Participating sites  can offer children lunch and a choice of breakfast or snack.  Most Philadelphia and many suburban  neighborhoods qualify. 

To sign up, contact  Nutritional Development Services at 215-895-3470. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’web link on  The Coalition, Inc. web site -----


Food And Nutrition Handout


Prior to the  recession, Food Insecurity affected almost 30% of families nationwide.  Nowadays….. who knows. Not having enough food at the end of the month. Going  to sleep hungry. Skipping meals. The health, emotional and educational  consequences are staggering.

On the Cap4Kids  website, under the Food and Nutrition handout,

you will find  several resources in the Philadelphia area to help families with this  unconscionable problem.

Please know these  resources, help bridge the gap between families and need and the social  service agencies that serve them, and let other child/family advocates know  about the Cap4Kids resource.

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Summer Programs  For Kids

Summer has  officially begun.  Parents scrambling  for summer activities for their children and teen can find comprehensive  listings of program on the 

Website under the

After School  Programs/Camps parent handout

including the recently  added Complete Listing of Summer Programs under the Dept. of Recreation's  listing.

For summer jobs and  internships, one can go to the Teen Resources handout and near the bottom of  the listing find hundreds of job and volunteer opportunities including the  recently updated Volunteer Way website that makes finding volunteer  opportunities much easier.

Let's keep our kids  safe and busy this summer and let's continue to bridge the gap between  families in need and the resources in Philly that serve them by using the  Cap4Kids website.

Enjoy your summer!!  

Daniel R. Taylor,  D.O., FAAP

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Graduating seniors  who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider  applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington,  DC, a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months  in the

Washington, DC  community.

Benefits include:  living stipend ($200 per week),

health care  coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.

For more info: or email:  or call: 202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman.

 Recruitment open houses will be held once a  month at their headquarters: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor,

Washington D.C.

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Online resources for parents:,,


This Week…


Moorish  Unification Council of the World, Inc.


Presents its Annual


Unity Day Gathering


Date: Monday July  20th, 2009

Place: Lemon Hill  Dr. Fairmont Park

In back of the  Pavilion (section #2)

Time: 12:00 pm to  8:00 pm


ALL  ARE   WELCOME  !!!!!!!


FUN !     FOOD !    GAMES!!!!!


Free Will Donation-  Bring a Dish to share if Able, if not please come!!!!!!


For information:  Call Wesley Wilson-Bey

(215) 476-0280


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Hot Nights...Cool Jazz...Live at Rouge

With Tom Lawton and  Lee Smith


International Jazz  Vocalist and Recording Artist

Barbara Montgomery

“She has the  wherewithal to make it easy for the listener to be entrapped without truly  realizing it has happened…an upper-tier jazz singer."  --Dr. Herb Wong, IAJE

hosts and performs  in the summer jazz series at Rouge with a series of special guests from the  international jazz community

Third in the Series  Tuesday, July 21

with Monnette  Sudler and Leon Boykins


6:30 pm and  8:00  pm



205 South 18th  Street

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania


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Young Friends Society Skate Party


Join us for our Ol'  Skool Skate Party on Sunday, July 19 @ 7pm!


Bring your Afros,  Bell Bottoms, and GoGo Boots


Bring your best  moves


Roll, Bounce,  Rooooooock, Skate!!!!


Featuring a special  tribute to Michael Jackson


When: Sunday, July  19th


Time: 7pm-10pm


Where: Carman  Gardens Skating Rink, 3226 Germantown Ave in Philly


Cost: Only $10  (includes skate rental and and skating lesson by certified instructor)



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Battle of Guadalete Peace Event


Twenty-three peace  groups will demonstrate near the home of

Senator Arlen  Specter

2:00 until 4:00  p.m.

Sunday, July 19, on

West Schoolhouse  Lane (at Vaux Street) in East Falls


They want Specter  to cut off funding for the

U.S. occupation of  Iraq and Afghanistan.

On this date in 711  AD, Iberian Jews, disenfranchised by Catholic kings, provided fighters to  augment the Arab invaders of Spain. Kawlah al-Yahudi distinguished himself at  the head of a mixed contingent of Jews and Berbers that defeated the  Christian Visigoths under King Roderic.

More information  from  and 215-843-4256.

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Education Programs Manager

The Enterprise  Center CDC

Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, United States

Salary: Mid 30's

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Get Well 2009  and Beyond


Your health and  financial services resource directory

Join our growing  community!

Sign up for our  "Quest For Good Health" weight loss challenge, or join us for our  Get Well Chef cooking classes.


Best Regards,

Kimyetta Lewis


Get Well 2009 and  Beyond



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Food Focus: Fruit
A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight,

abundant energy and  balance.

By using fruit to  satisfy our taste for sweetness,

we can leave behind  the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to  digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are overstressed  and overheated

from excessive  mental strain or hot climates.

Fruits are filled  with fiber and liver stimulants, which act as natural, gentle laxatives.  Whenever possible, buy fresh, locally grown fruit as opposed to imported  fruits shipped from far-off places. This keeps you eating in season, and more  in harmony with your environment and climate.
  Eating raw fruit in summer months is highly cooling, while baking it in  the winter months neutralizes the cooling effect.

Fruit in the form  of juice is a great choice for cleansing the body, but be aware that juice  rapidly raises blood sugar levels,

leading to an  energy crash soon after.

Frozen, whole,  puréed or juiced fruit can make

great summertime  cool-down treats.

Try frozen grapes,

banana-coconut  smoothie popsicles

or lime juice ice-cubes in  iced tea!
 Whether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a  midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature's sweetness and whenever possible  buy organic. Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits:
 Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their  high copper and cobalt content.

Bananas: Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers,  detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which  helps hypertension).
Cherries: Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body  energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves  the blood.
Grapefruits: Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during  pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs.
Papayas: Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the  lungs and alleviate coughing; contain carpaine, an anti-tumor compound.
Raspberries: Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of  toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at  childbirth.

Source: Newsletter  from Peacefilled Living


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Get Fresh!

Volunteer with  Philabundance Fresh for All


You recycle out the  wazoo and consider yourself consigliore of the

enviro-sack mafia.

Hence, a cause you  can believe in: Philabundance wants to fill those ubiquitous bags with  produce through its new Fresh for All program.

And you can help by  volunteering.

The nonprofit hands  out perishables at six sites in the Delaware Valley — where nutritious diet  staples are hard to come by,

especially in tough  times.

With a minimum  three-hour commitment, you’ll keep busy.

Help with admin,  approve clients, or do community outreach (posting mailings, making phone  calls).

Looking for  something physical?

Take food to sites,  divide apples, and dole out the goods.

You’ll be doing a  major part to help people get the fruits and veggies they need.

And that’s a green  movement to be proud of.


To participate in  Fresh for All, contact

Tunisia  Garnett (215-339-0900 ext. 238 or 

For more  information, go to 

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

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Do your part, see ‘Deforest Your  life’ in The Coalition, Inc. Group

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For sustainable  enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly







Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants


NEA Foundation  Accepting Applications for Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership  Grants Programs

Deadline: October  15, 2009

The NEA Foundation  (  supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals,  and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in public  schools, colleges, and universities across the United States.

The foundation is  accepting applications for the following grant programs:

The Learning &  Leadership Grants program provides opportunities for teachers, education  support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in  high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in  professional growth.  Grants to individuals  fund participation in professional development experiences such as summer  institutes and action research. Grants to groups fund collegial study,  including study groups, action research, lesson study, and mentoring  experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. The grant amount is $2,000  for individuals and $5,000 for groups.


The Student  Achievement Grants program provides grants of $5,000 each to improve the  academic achievement of students by engaging in

critical thinking and problem solving that deepen  knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve  students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with  honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly  encouraged. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies,  equipment, transportation, software, and scholars-in-residence.

Applicants must be  practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, public school  education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher  education institutions.


Visit the NEA  Foundation Web site for complete grant program information.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs  in Education, visit:

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NIH Summer Institute on  Community-Based Participatory Research


The National Institutes of  Health has announced the 2nd summer institute. We are thrilled to see that  the organizers have responded to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s  (CCPH) comments on last year's summer institute.

When the 1st NIH institute  on CBPR was announced, CCPH expressed concern about its exclusive focus on  academic researchers.

In CBPR, the community is  involved at the very start of the research,

so it was incongruent that  the institute did not include the community partners or acknowledge the  possibility of a community partner as a principal investigator or co-PI.

This summer's institute  has been designed for community-academic partner teams (see below for  details).


CCPH has  successfully implemented community-academic partner team-based model of CBPR  training: 


The training  curriculum, "Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships" is  available online at


If you're  interested in bringing a CBPR training workshop or institute to your  location, contact CCPH senior consultant Rachel Vaughn at  for more information.

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Even if you do not  have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does,  pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to  mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have  donated moneys for scholarship use to African Americans, a great deal of the  money is being returned because of a lack of interest.


No one is going to  knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.


Take the initiative  to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to  donating companies because we fail to apply for it.


Please pass this  information on to family members, nieces, nephews, and friends with children  etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college  student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful  additional money can be.

Our youth really could use these scholarships. Thanks!!


For a list of  scholarships please visit our group ‘The Coalition, Inc.’

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Annual Church and Community Event


Bible Way Baptist  Church

and several  ministries in the 19131 area are partnering with

Carroll Park  Community Council

and the

Parkside  Association.

to launch it's  annual

Church and  Community event scheduled for

Saturday, July  25th, from

10AM til 4PM.

Many vendors and  local businesses as well as community stakeholders have been invited to  attend, participate, and support.

There will be NO  SELLING!! But there will be food, fun for the kids, and much more for  everyone! Please save the date.

For more info or to  make a donation:

please contact  Pastor Robert Rodgers or Christine Vanish @ 215-477-0778.






Poetry Set


Where:   “OCTOBER GALLERY” – 701 Market Street  Bldg., on the 3rd Floor. “Ross Dept. Store” on Market St. Level. Mellon  Center Bldg. This is Cheyney University’s Center City Campus. Room # 319


When:    “FRIDAY” – July 17th, 2009 – Starting @  7:30pm


What:     “PANORAMIC POETRY” - POETS doing their  thing – LYRICAL SPIRITS getting down.




Please don't forget  parking is very difficult in Center City. Allow time to park legally and  arrive at the October Gallery on time. The reading is $10.00 for audience  members, discounted to $7.00 if you call or e-mail to reserve a spot ahead of  time.

October Gallery

701 Market Street  Bldg. 3rd Floor

Philadelphia,  PA  19106

215.629.3939 …..  Room #319  {Go here to view previous shows}

Go to  to SIGN-UP, if you are a Poet wanting to  perform.


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6th Annual Black  Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF)

based in  Philadelphia, PA, USA, and scheduled for July 30-August 2, 2009.

 BWAF, a Philadelphia based community event, focuses on the visibility &  viability of black women artists of all genres and media without regard for:  age, gender expression, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation or  size.

 Founded in May 2003 by self-described "renaissance negresse"  Cassendre Xavier & operating as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization  since 2007, BWAF is a multi-day, multi-venue showcase of Music/Live  Performance, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Workshops, Vendors, &  Dance/Theater. It also hosts over 60 artists from across the globe. BWAF is  committed to being a platform that values black women & their work;  emphasizing unique, under-represented art forms, showcasing new &  emerging artists while promoting the necessity of health and well-being. Led  by Creative Director Monica McIntyre (a classically trained  cellist/vocalist/composer/lyricist), BWAF is poised to become a  world-renowned arts festival.


 1. To create a strong festival presence in Philadelphia & its surrounding  regions
 2. To increase awareness & visibility of the BWAF & individual black  women artists through local and regional marketing campaigns
 3. To become a self-sustaining organization which produces a large annual  festival & have the necessary resources to maintain our vision, mission,  & integrity
 4. To inspire all who attend & participate in our yearly festival as well  as educate our communities through the arts
 5. To develop venues for black women to present & participate in  performances, visual arts exhibitions, artisan marketplaces, workshops, &  health initiatives

 For more information

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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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The African  Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is a non-profit organization  that promotes social, artistic, cultural, and economic development in  Southwest Philadelphia. ACANA’s primary programs and services are focused on  the African and Caribbean immigrant communities that make up more than  200,000 residents in the Metro Philadelphia area.


As part of PECO  Energy Multicultural Festival Series, ACANA is presenting an African cultural  festival and music concert. We are featuring renowned African musical artist,  

Gebah Swaray

along with his  Safari Jazz Band.


The theme of the  event is Bridging the Gap.

The event is  produced in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation,  formerly Penn’s Landing Corporation.

PECO Multicultural  Series will take place on

Saturday, August 1,  2009

starting at 2:00 pm  

Great Plaza at  Penn’s Landing



We are seeking  support from you/ your organization to showcase this event. Funds raised from  this event will go towards a $50,000 expansion and maintenance of two of our  programs:

1) The after school  program to include the following:

•       Increase  the pre-teen attendance by 15% and hire a part-time instructor and driver

•       Cover cost  of transportation which entail: payments on a 16-seated van that transports  the children from school and then to their homes at the end of the day for  five days a week, its maintenances and gasoline.

2) The maintenance of our recently completed computer lab  to include the following:

•       Hire a  part-time instructor to teach Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel to  teens and young adults. Training will be held at our computer lab that is  located in Southwest Philadelphia.


Last year’s African  Festival events attracted more than 3,000 attendees. With this year’s event  at Penn’s Landing, we anticipate attracting the attention and attendance of  Penn’s Landing’s well-established crowd as well as an anticipated 3,000 of  ACANA’s regular supporters.


The event is FREE  to the public.

As a community  partner, we will include your advertisement in our souvenir program booklet  to highlight the work of organizations in our community. As a sponsor your  organization will select from a list of the sponsorship package.

Highlights  of the package include but are not limited to: your name or your  organization's name in our press releases/media alerts, banner display, mass  emailing and marketing of the festival on our organization’s websites, radio  or TV advertising, logo on print advertising and other advertising materials.


All checks are made payable to ACANA. We are a non-profit  501(c)3 organization. Please send your sponsorship contribution to the  African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc., 5530 Chester Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Please do not hesitate to call Voffee Jabateh at (215)  729-8225, ext. 102 or Abraham Walker at (301) 366-8307 if you have any  questions or would like to discuss sponsorship.

We sincerely appreciate your generous support in this  endeavor!




Abraham Choloply Walker

Program Director

5530 Chester Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19143


Tel: 215 729 8225 (W)

Alt: 301 366 8307 (C)

Fax: 215 729 8202

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The 2009 African American Family Conference

The AAFC Community Pavilion provides information sessions,  resources and workshops regarding employment, media and community  relations, environmental/eco-friendly education, violence in  communities, church and community relationships, safety/law enforcement  relations, community services and more.

The conference area in this pavilion will feature an AAFC  Community Cafe consisting of collaborative dialogue and active engagement  with attendees concerning family, education, health care and other issues  within African American families and communities.  The AAFC values  the voices within communities. The information and resources collected will  be filmed to evaluate and develop cohesive aftercare programs and assist  in the initiation of legislation to improve the lives of families and  communities.

If you are an educator, speaker, workshop facilitator,  community activist or program director working with community initiatives as  defined above, the AAFC would like you to join this initiative.

The 2009 African American Family Conference

will be held on

Saturday July 18, 2009

at the

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To conduct workshops, screenings, volunteer your time or  provide resources please click on the proper link below.

AAFC Speaker/Workshop
AAFC Sponsorship
AAFC Volunteer
AAFC Vendor

If you have additional questions contact us via e-mail,







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The Community  Rejuvenation Project and the Weekend Wake-Up present...


1st Summer Block  Party and Mural Dedication

This Saturday

July 18, 2009

the corner of

46th Ave. &  Foothill

Oakland, CA


Celebrating the  First Mural Created by the Youth and Artists

from the Community  Rejuvenation Project


Performances by:


The Genie

Mike 360

JB Rap


The Turf Unity  Project


I GO Youth Poets

& More!


DJ TWELVZ on the  Wheels of Steel


and of course, we  will have FOOD!



(Of course...)


Follow the Youth's  Updates of the mural in progress at




The Community  Rejuvenation Project

brings new life to  the blighted areas in your neighborhood through community murals, clean-up,  gardens and block parties.


The Community  Rejuvenation Project will be painting 4 murals over the next four weeks as  well as doing community clean-up and throwing block parties.  We are employing 30 youth who will also  have rotating roles as supervisors, surveying the community, and youth  ambassadors.  The youth will be  documenting the project with two digital SLR cameras, and writing poetry, and  reflections about the project.  At the  end of the four weeks, we intend to compile our documentation into a magazine  to support the youth's future endeavors.


Feel free to  connect with us, join in, and support.


Contact us at





Free Online Computer Instruction

See ‘Archives’ at

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Our group A HAND UP! Is now open, please go to:



In response to the needs of many grassroots organizations  for the basic tools to implement and sustain their ideas and projects, The  Coalition, Inc. members have come together to establish a network to  facilitate the distribution/re-distribution of unwanted, unneeded, surplus  and even repairable items for recycling.

·       If you have office supplies, electronics, office  furniture, you are updating, or no longer use, free up that space by offering  them to someone who can get good use from it.

·       If you have office space you do not have an immediate  use for, offer it to home-based organizations for a few hours a week as a  meeting place.

·       If you have special skills such as grant/proposal  writing, website design/maintenance, or computer skills, please Contact Us share  your expertise and educate others.

·       If your organization offers aid to the less fortunate  such as meals,

clothing, resume' writing, job  search, SAT/LSAT coaching, GED classes, scholarship help etc., share it Here


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


Those in need of particular equipment, furnishings or  supplies are encouraged to join to this group (A HAND UP!) to inquire if others  are able to assist.


Any group or individual may make donations, but  individuals who wish to request donations must do so through a member  organization.

Organizations are encouraged to post notices of ongoing  or special community service programs that are open to the public i.e. Food  Banks; seasonal clothing/toys; fuel programs, etc.

To post: Click  Here  or Mail to: A Hand Up!


You may also offer or make requests anonymously through  the group moderators who will arrange pick up/delivery via a third party.

If you wish to assist others by making transportation  available for pickups or deliveries, please let a group moderator know.

To  join: A Hand Up!





























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

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


Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Happiness with Dr. John Elliott Churchville and Nancy Ellen,  Wednesdays at 2pm WNWR New World Radio 1540 AM.


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


Sister Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million  Woman March, Saturdays 10:30pm to 12am on Blog Talk Radio

“Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show 

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

or send an instant message tomwmsistahood@aol.comto chat on line. 










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