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Friday 29 January 2010 “Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 4, Number 23
The Coalition, Inc.
Board of Directors
Gary R. Adams
(President/CEO), John
E. Churchville
Josephine Blow, Stanley
Daniels, Edwin
Desamour, Nijah
Famous, Kendall Hayes-
Fullard, Tom ‘Bunny’
Henry, Abdul Malik
Table of content
For Our Children … 02
This Week … 04
Employment and
Training Opportunities
… 05
Health Matters …05
Green Piece … 07
Grants, Scholarships &
Instruction… 08
SpotLight … 13
Arts for Awareness …
Coming Up …15
Computers and
Technology … 21
A Hand Up … 22
On The Airways … 24
Greetings Coalition Family!
Blessings to all who have sacrificed for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
It’s not over yet, you can still make contributions through the Red
Cross, or Philadelphia 76er’s center’s The Samuel Dalembert
Foundation and you can Text ‘Yele’ to
501501 to make a $5 donation, there is no limit to how many times you
can do this. You may also go to . No donation is too
small to help so many in immediate need.
Our Black History Month observance issues and supplements begin
next week, we hope to enlighten you with information not commonly
known or acknowledged and particular to contributions to this culture.
We are looking forward to meeting with more of you this year, please
email or call to have a member of The
Coalition, Inc. at your next meeting or event.
Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do -
can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins.
We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You
know what to do. – Barbara Sher
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“It is easier to build children than it is to repair men.”…Frederick Douglass
After School Arts at Penn!
In our After School Arts at Penn (ASAP) program, Penn students from
various performing arts groups teach drama, dance, voice, and musical
instruments to local middle school students. The semester’s lessons
culminate in a talent show. The students will engage in various group
and individual activities that will allow them to achieve the following
performing arts objectives:
Acting and performance techniques
Confidence building skills
Hands on practice with various instruments
Musical and theatrical improvisation
Voice diction, projection, and intonation
Dance, movement, and choreography techniques
The program will run on
Mondays from 3:45-5:45PM
beginning February 1st
in the
Platt Student Performing Arts House
3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19104.
All school holidays will be observed, if the Philadelphia Schools are
closed for any reason like snow or emergencies, ASAP will not occur
that day as well.
Students must be at least 10 years old and not older than 15 years old.
Please be prepared to come on these days to have fun and learn.
For more information, please contact Laurie McCall at 215-898-7038 or
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With a little over 50% of our kids graduating high school on time
and only 18% graduating college, we MUST all work on this issue
together for the future of our city.
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The Mayor's office recently created an office called
"PhillyGoes2College" that will start working to improve these statistics
_focus_on_increasing_college_admissions.html), and on the website, under the Education Handout,
you will find multiple sources for children, families and child advocates
to help, from an early age, on the road to educational success
. Here you will find listings for various school choices, timelines,
resources for out-of-school youth, and college prep and college
admission tools.
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Earn Free Trip to Egypt for Black Kids and Adults
The African Heritage Institute (also known as the D'zert Club) is
sponsoring a 2-year African History Program that, once completed, the
participants earn an all expense paid trip to Egypt. This program is
for Black kids from ages 7-14 and adults over the age of 21.
See the success stories of students that
completed the program and have gone to Egypt. They are amazing.
grades went up in school, lateness and absences decreased and there
a remarkable increase in the students respect for their elders. One
brother who attended was able to get a full 4-year scholarship to school
as a result of being a part of the program.
Get all of the details at
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Help For Parents With School-Age Children
Are you a parent, relative, or health care professional with any of the
following scenarios?
* Not too sure how to register child for Kindergarten or Head Start.
* Trying to decide on what type of school best fits a child's needs.
Public or Charter or Magnet or Catholic?
* Want to get a child motivate and focused on college.
* Want to get child back in school after taking a leave, but don't know
what options there are for out-of-school youth.
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* Child being bullied in school and don't know what to do.
* Child not doing well in school and may have a learning difference.
On the website, under the Education
parent handout
and the Resource tab there are
resources in the community to help advocates for children find help for
their child's educational needs. Please become familiar with the listed
resources and continue to bridge the gap between families in need and
the agencies and resources that serve them.
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The Food stamp program under the new stimulus package is now
called the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Did you know?
Eligibility for SNAP benefits changed so many more families in food
insecure households are now eligible.
On the website, under the Food and
Nutrition parent handout, you will find several organizations who can
help families find out if they are eligible. Also, on the COMPASS
website they can apply for these benefits and many others.
For more info you can also go to
Please continue to link families in need with the appropriate social
services agencies that serve them through Cap4Kids. Thanks.
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Online resources for parents:,,
Northwest Greens Monthly Meeting
Thursday February 4, 2010
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Weavers Way Meeting Room
555 Carpenter Lane (near Greene Street) in West Mount Airy
Philadelphia, PA 19119
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From an actual newspaper
contest where entrants age
4 to 15 were asked to
imitate "Deep Thoughts by
Jack Handey."...
For centuries, people
thought the moon was
made of green cheese. Then
the astronauts found that
the moon is really a big
hard rock. That's what
happens to cheese when
you leave it out. -- Age 6
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The Truth About Honey
( -- Why are health fanatics so sweet on honey?
Honey, a food once considered sinful, has been proven healthy (in
moderation, of course). The majority of commonly-used sweeteners,
like sugar and corn syrup, are referred to as “empty calories,” because
they supply calories but are devoid of vitamins, minerals, and other
micronutrients. But honey is a sweet exception, as it has been found to
contain small amounts of several micronutrients, making it a healthier
alternative to those traditional sweeteners.
According to the National Honey Board, the nutrients in honey include
niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), calcium, copper, iron,
magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. And recently,
the discovery that honey is rich in antioxidants (substances that protect
healthy tissue by destroying cell-damaging free radicals) has secured its
place in healthy pantries worldwide. Antioxidants are thought to fight
cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic conditions. In one
study at the University of California Davis, research participants
consumed about 4 tablespoons of honey daily along with eating their
normal diets for one month. Blood tests revealed that this consumption
raised the level of antioxidants in the bloodstreams of the participants.
Generally, the highest levels of antioxidants come from the darkest
colored honey.
Bees use nectar to make all types of honey, but the color and flavor of
the honey will vary greatly depending on the type of flower blossoms
the nectar came from. Honey can range from a very pale golden color to
dark brown, and its flavor can vary just as much. There are over 300
varieties of honey in the United States alone, including alfalfa, avocado,
buckwheat, and orange blossom. Generally, the darker the honey is, the
bolder its flavor will be.
After honey is collected from a beehive, there are a variety of ways it
may be processed before it reaches store shelves:
• Comb honey. This is honey packaged exactly the way it comes out of
the bee hive, still in the bees’ wax comb, and completely unprocessed.
• Raw honey. This honey has been filtered of its wax chunks and large
particles but is not pasteurized (heated above 120 degrees Fahrenheit to
extend shelf life). Because honey is naturally low in bacteria,
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The way we communicate
with others and with
ourselves ultimately
determines the quality of
our lives… Anthony
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pasteurization isn't necessary. Raw honey usually contains some
residual pollen and small particles of wax.
• Chunk honey. Similar to comb honey, this product consists of a few
chunks of wax comb surrounded by liquid honey.
• Strained or filtered honey. This honey is similar to raw honey, but has
been filtered through a finer mesh material to remove all wax. It still
may include pollen.
• Ultra-filtered honey. This honey has undergone fine filtration under
high pressure and heat (over 150 degrees Fahrenheit) to yield a very
clear and longer lasting product.
There are also a variety of uses for honey. Obviously, it can be used as a
sweetener. You can simply drizzle a little honey in your herbal teas,
oatmeal, or on an English muffin. When you bake with it, you have to
alter the recipe slightly by reducing the liquids by 1/4 cup for each cup
of honey and reducing the cooking temperature by 25 degrees because
honey is a liquid sweetener.
Besides being good for your insides, honey has a host of external uses
too. Due to its extremely low moisture content, it is a natural
antibacterial agent. You might also consider incorporating honey into
your daily beauty regiment. The humectant (moisture-attracting)
property of honey makes it useful as a hair or skin mask. However, if
sitting around drenched in honey doesn’t appeal to you, check out the
large selection of honey-based hair and beauty products in natural food
stores everywhere. Individuals with sensitive skin will appreciate
honey’s anti-irritant qualities too—it is so gentle that it is often used as
an ingredient in products made for babies and anyone with sensitive
Although honey is good for just about everyone, individuals who have
problems with maintaining proper blood sugar levels should restrict
their consumption of honey. This includes people who have
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), diabetes, and other sugar sensitivities.
Another group who should abstain from honey is babies under one year
of age, as they haven’t yet built up a resistance to the dormant bacteria
that may be present in the honey. Some strict vegetarians also choose
not to use honey because it is produced by bees.
Although it contains small amount of nutrients, honey is a carbohydraterich
food that is approximately 80 percent sugar, so practice moderation
when incorporating it into your diet. You'll please your palate and your
body—now that's sweet!
By Nicole Smith, BDO Staff Writer
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Never let your ego get so
close to your position that
when your position goes,
your ego goes with it. -
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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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Tips for making oatmeal appealing to kids
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Weavers Way #5 plastics recycling resumes
Fellow Recyclers,
Weavers Way collection of #5 plastics, which are not included in the
City’s recycling program, will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month:
December 19. The program will skip January and resume in February.
The collections take place at the co-op's garage,
at 542 Carpenter Lane,
which is across the street and a bit further down the block from the Big
Blue Marble bookstore.
Please note that we need volunteers to keep this project going. (Weavers
Way members can get work credit for helping us; work shifts are
available on co-op's the online calendar.)
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Against his better
judgment, the big game
hunter is talked into taking
both his wife AND her
mother along on one of his
It does not go well. The
mother-in-law is, if
anything, harder to get
along with in the wilds than
she was in the city. And to
make matters worse, she
won't even abide by the
simple camp rules designed
to keep the safari safe.
One night after dinner, the
hunter's wife realizes her
mother is missing.
Panicked, she rushes to her
husband and begs him to
institute a search.
He sighs, and together they
set out. But before they've
gone far, they hear throaty
growling. Soon they come
upon a small clearing in
which the mother-in-law
stands, backed up against
thick, seemingly
impenetrable jungle brush,
and facing a huge male
The wife whispers urgently,
"What are we going to
"Nothing whatever,"
responds her husband.
"The lion got himself into
this mess, now let him get
himself out of it."
The #5 category includes yogurt cups, sour cream containers, hummus
tubs, some medicine bottles, and more. Your recyclables must be clean
and dry to be accepted. Check to make sure there are no other materials
(paper, screws, other number plastics) on the items you bring in.
Impurities of any kind compromise the recycling process and usually
lead to the discarding of an entire batch. Exclude any lids unless they
are clearly marked #5. (Most lids from #5 containers are #4 plastic, but
this is not always the case.)
We ask recyclers for a small donation to cover postage costs of mailing
the recyclables to the Gimme 5 processing facility in New York.
Before bringing your #5s to the collection, be sure that they meet the
requirements for Gimme 5:
All items must be CLEAN and DRY. If they contained food or any oily
or dirty product, make sure they have been washed, not just rinsed.
Items stacked when wet tend to stay wet, so allow washed items to dry
fully before stacking or packing.
The #5 stamp needs to be visible on each item. Lids are separate items.
Don’t assume lids are the same number plastic as the container;
sometimes they are but usually they are not. Check to make sure there
are no other materials (labels, paper, other number plastics, metal) on
the items you bring in.
Brita filters are also welcome! Let them air dry for several days to make
sure they are completely dry.
We'll see you soon!
Carolyn, Helen, Priscilla and Stevik
of the Weavers Way Environment Committee
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Recycling Services Inc. in Pottstown takes styrofoam on Saturday and
Tuesday mornings.
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For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly
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For the Lexophiliacs
A dentist and a manicurist
fought tooth and nail.
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HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop
Workshop Summary
Culturally-Relevant Communication about HIV/AIDS is an interactive
and user-friendly workshop. Ivan J. Juzang, MEE President and
Founder will examine the environmental influences, attitudes and
behaviors and unique communication style of urban, ethnic and other
hard-to-reach audiences; review theories and techniques for
developing cost-effective and culturally-relevant communication
strategies; and then show session attendees how to apply these learnings
to their own HIV/AIDS testing programs, prevention services and
outreach efforts.
Learning Objectives
After attending the session, attendees will have the background necessary
to more effectively communicate with their target audiences about sex,
sexuality and HIV/AIDS. They will also have a clearer understanding of
media consumption patterns and other social factors that impact sexual
decision-making; and the attitudes, motivations and perceptions of
minorities on healthy sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and
treatment. Such information will help interventionists, community-based
organizations and service
providers develop innovative and effective messages and services
targeted to minority audiences.
Workshop Description:
Topics explored during the session include:
The environmental context, peer group dynamics and social interactions
that influence sexual behaviors;
How service providers can be more culturally aware, and increase the
effectiveness of their outreach, media and materials; and
Strategies for attracting the hardest-to-reach audiences to HIVprevention,
testing and treatment programs.
For more information on other workshops and schedules visit their
To inquire about a MEE Workshop at Your Organization call
215.829.4920 or Email here
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Do you remember this
I was at a bar nursing a
beer. My nipple was getting
quite soggy. - Emo Philips
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At- Risk Youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation
A private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better
futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The foundation
offers community-focused grants. The site also has several publications.
Provides funding to both 501(c)(3) and local/state government.
Organizations wishing to send a proposal to the Foundation should
submit a letter of no more than three pages explaining the organization
and its project and how the money will be used. Send the letters to: The
AEC Foundation; Attn: Office of the President; 701 Saint Paul St.;
Baltimore, MD 21202.
Phone: 410-547-6600
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AOL Time Warner Foundation
The AOL Time Warner Foundation is dedicated to using the power of
media, communications and information technology to serve the public
interest and strengthen society. However, rather than simply providing
grant monies or funding unsolicited requests, the foundation prefers to
enter into sustainable strategic partnerships with organizations that have
a demonstrated commitment to pioneering innovative ways of meeting
four priorities: Equipping kids for the 21st century; Extending Internet
benefits to all; Engaging communities in the arts; and Empowering
citizens and civic participation.
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AT&T Foundation
The AT&T Foundation seeks to educate, enrich, engage, and empower
the communities served by AT&T. The Foundation's funding areas are
education, civic and community service, and arts and culture.
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Beaumont Foundation
The Beaumont Foundation of America (BFA), a non-profit
philanthropic organization, is dedicated to the enriching the lives of
individuals by providing technology to historically underserved schools
and communities. The foundation believes technologies are essential
tools for progress in the 21st century, and that given access to digital
information, people will have an equal opportunity to advance socially,
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Success without honor is an
unseasoned dish; it will
satisfy your hunger, but it
won't taste good.
Joe Paterno
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economically and intellectually.
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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
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
RFP Link:
For additional RFPs in Education, visit:
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NIH Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory
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:
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The only way to get the best
of an argument is to avoid
it. –Dale Carnegie
The Raw Family
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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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Banta Company Foundation
The Banta Company Foundation provides funding for at-risk youth and
delinquency prevention initiatives. The funds can be used for
equipment, general/operating expenses, seed money, program
development, as well as other areas. For more information please
contact: Banta Company Foundation; 225 Main Street; PO Box 8003;
Menasha,WI 54952-8003.
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Best Buy Children's Foundation
The mission of the Best Buy Children's Foundation is to improve the
lives of youth aged 5 - 18 in communities where Best Buy maintains a
business presence. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit
organizations with innovative approaches to developing life skills in
young people through education, mentoring, and leadership
development. Funds can be used for: program development; direct
project support; specific curriculum development; and scholarship aid
for participants in life skills or mentoring programs. The Foundation
typically awards grants ranging from $2000 - $10,000 to nonprofits.
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Healthy Community Outreach Program
will be granted to nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts
which increase awareness on critical health initiatives through health
walks, health fairs and health education outreach.
Grants up to $25,000 will be considered.
Please provide all levels of event sponsorships on your application.
Nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or
de facto tax-exempt status may apply for a grant, with the following
exceptions: advertising; capital campaigns; grants or scholarships to
individuals; multiyear requests; political causes and events; or religious
organizations in support of their sacramental or theological functions.
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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
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Ongoing Deadline
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Ben and Jerry's Foundation
Ben and Jerry's Foundation has no specific program areas. The
Foundation seeks projects that lead to societal change or address the
root causes of problems. The Foundation awards grants ranging in
amount from $1,000 to $15,000. Applicants must submit a letter of
interest at any time during the year.
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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
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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SpotLight On Our Efforts
The mission of
The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP)
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Watch your manner of
speech if you wish to
develop a peaceful state of
mind. Start each day by
affirming peaceful,
contented and happy
attitudes and your days will
tend to be pleasant and
successful.- Norman
Vincent Peale
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is to help bridge the gap between the many quality social service
agencies in the Philadelphia area and the families that need their help
the most. To bridge this gap, we aim to empower and to inform those
that care for the children of Philadelphia through this web site. The CAP
will assist families, health care professionals, and social service
providers by furnishing the tools necessary to connect families in need
to the appropriate social service agencies that serve them.
To continue our series of Cap4Kids Hints of the Week and the root
causes of violence in our city, let's consider Lead Poisoning.
Lead poisoning directly affects our children's developing brain and
several studies (see attached PDF from Minneapolis Dept. of Health)
show a direct correlation between Lead exposure, anti-social behavior
and violence.
On the website, under the Safety
there are links to the Childhood Lead Prevention Program of
Philadelphia, as well as Free Home Safety inspections to pick up lead in
the environment BEFORE the toxic effects affects our children.
Daniel R. Taylor, D.O., FAAP
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Website Offers Revolutionary Green Alternatives
for Communities/Nations
Greetings. I hope that you and your business/ organizations are all
doing well. As we enter into a new year, I expect that many of us
have already envisioned what we would like to accomplish in this
new year. As long as we have positive intentions for not just ourselves
but also our fellow inhabitants on this planet
as well as the mother Earth herself, may the Creator of the Universe
bless our visions and goals to become a material manifestation.
I would like to invite everyone to visit
I am one of the co-founders of this organization. While the initiative
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To join The Coalition
go to:
and download a copy
of the Pledge of
Commitment and
return it to us
of this organization focuses on improving the lives of the African
Diaspora and building up eco-friendly, peaceful, self sustaining and
communities in their ancestral lands, we extend a welcome hand for
all to check a part of our vision out by visiting our site.
Our site was put in video format for simplicity and visuals to keep
the interests of our vistors. When you first click on the provided
website address, you will notice that we begin with our goals on
dealing with electricity. There are actually two clips explaining the
same technology,
we recommend the second clip for a more detailed explanation on
how this technology works. The following two clips deals with how
we plan on providing clean water to the citizens and then water
The fifth video demonstrates how sewer systems are unnecessary.
There are many issues that we tackle on our site. We are currently in
talks with university and reverse engineers to have these technologies
made at a lower cost and with high quality specifications.
Any feedback or suggestions is welcome and any donations would
be highly appreciated.
There is a lot of useful information and we encourage all to take
advantage of of it and to view it for themselves, we're confident that
you will be excited as we are once you see the potential in such
Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place
1310 No. Broad St. Phila
Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am
• Poets
• Rappers
• Singers
• Spoken Word Artists
Philadelphia’s only 100% community operated radio station, WPEB
88.1 FM, launches its first annual radio-thon with determination to
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Upon entering the little
country store, the stranger
noticed a sign saying
DOG! posted on the glass
door. Inside he noticed a
harmless old hound dog
asleep on the floor beside
the cash register.
He asked the store
manager, "Is THAT the
dog folks are supposed to
beware of?"
"Yep, that's him," he
The stranger couldn't help
but be amused. "That
certainly doesn't look like a
dangerous dog to me. Why
in the world would you post
that sign?"
"Because", the owner
replied, "before I posted
that sign, people kept
tripping over him."
Submit your own
humor, and let our
readers know how
funny you can be. We
obviously need the help.
; ) (Family appropriate)
solidify their position on the dial.
At a time when major radio franchises are filing for bankruptcy and
losing listeners to podcasts, HD, and satellite - WPEB 88.1 FM is
moving against the odds to keep community radio alive. After a major
overhaul, this 100% volunteer run radio station will kick off its first
annual radio-thon with goals to raise over $25,000.
Sunday February 14th
Sunday February 21st 2010
Experts say that both private and public broadcasters have had to do less
community-oriented programming because of budget cutting. In terms
of public radio there is more and more radio being done with less
people, and less - if any - focus on the residents Philadelphia. “WPEB is
a community effort from programming to sweeping, it doesn’t get done
unless someone volunteers to do it, but we still have expenses and more
that we want to bring to our listeners”, says Onisha Williams, a
fundraising volunteer. All week long listeners, volunteers, and friends
from all over Philadelphia will come together over the airwaves and at
the station to show their support through donations of time and dollars.
Being stewarded by Scribe Video Center, WPEB provides a host of
progressive talk and radio programs that speak to the ears of West
Philadelphians. It is also an educational resource in the community for
youth and residents that are interested in broadcasting. The donations
raised will help with technology, equipment, classes, and community
Cell Phone: 267.303.0264
* * * Outside PA * * *
Encouraging Our Sons To Read
Award-winning author, Literary Advocate, radio show host, editor, and
Founder of Say It Loud! Readers And Writers Series MR. PATRICK
OLIVER continues to create key "pieces of the puzzle" to positively
shaping the minds and souls of our children -- our future -- our bridge to
the future.
Through Say It Loud! Readers And Writers Series, Mr. Oliver is
inspiring our children -- our future -- our bridge to the future -- to excel
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Kathy’s Korner!
A lonely frog, desparate for
any form of company
telephoned the Psychic
Hotline to find out what his
future has in store.
His Personal Psychic
Advisor advises him, "You
are going to meet a
beautiful young girl who
will want to know
everything about you."
The frog is thrilled and
says, "This is great! Where
will I meet her, at work, at
a party?"
"No" says the psychic, "in
a Biology class."
(Kathy Parsons is a
Philadelphia Event
Planner and is a regular
academically and to "do more, want more, and be more." On Saturday,
30 January 2010 beginning at 1:00 P.M., Mr. Oliver will be
"Encouraging Our Sons To Read ..." at Canaan Baptist Church at 3011
New Castle Avenue in New Castle, Delaware.
The details concerning the "Encouraging Our Sons To Read: A
Community Call To Action” event appear on the attached press release
which IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) is distributing at Mr.
Oliver's request.
For further information about the award-winning and powerful Say It
Loud! Readers And Writers Series, please contact Mr. Patrick Oliver by
telephone at (312) 287-0415 or send an e-mail to:
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Skip A Meal For Haiti
Most Americans eat at least three meals a day. Some eat more often.
Millions of people in Haiti have not had a meal in one week and a good
meal in recent memory. Will you skip a meal for the people of Haiti and
send the money to a relief agency?
Will you not eat one meal, on one day so that they can eat for a
The cost of lunch at almost any affordable restaurant in America is
between $5.00 and $14.00. Some restaurants have menus that serve
four and five course dinners that can cost as much as $100.00 per
person, not including beverages. For as little as two dollars a day, you
can help provide food, drinking water and some sanitation supplies for a
Haitian child or adult. A $14.00 contribution can help feed and hydrate
a Haitian child for a week. We can all afford to make a difference!
The Black Star Project is asking you to miss at least one meal this week
for the people of Haiti and to send the money that you would have spent
on your breakfast, lunch or dinner to a relief fund that is on the ground
working in Haiti.
Many people say they want to go to Haiti to help those affected by the
earthquake. The cost of a round trip flight from New York City to Portpage
A customer was continually
bothering the waiter in a
restaurant; first, he'd asked
that the air conditioning be
turned up because he was
too hot, then he asked it be
turned down because he
was too cold, and so on for
about half an hour.
Surprisingly, the waiter was
very patient, walking back
and forth and never once
getting angry. So finally, a
second customer asked why
didn't they just throw out
the pest.
"Oh I don't care." said the
waiter with a smile. "We
don't even have an air
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
Send your information
to: News From The
Coalition, Inc.
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submission should be
received by noon, the
Monday prior to
publish date and in
Press Release form.
au-Prince, Haiti is more than $2,000.00. Decent hotel lodging, which is
virtually impossible to find in Haiti, might cost another $2,000.00 for
one week. And your mouth would become another mouth to feed of
more than 2 million people who need food and water day.
Instead of going to Haiti, will you miss a lunch for Haiti and send the
money you would have spent on that lunch to one of the on-the-ground
relief agencies listed below:
The Black Star Project (773.285.9600) recommends that you send your
contributions to:
Yele Haiti (Wyclef Jean's Relief Effort) at or text YELE
to 501501 to donate $5.00 on your phone bill
UNICEF at or call 800.367.5437
Doctors Without Borders at or call
American Red Cross at or call 800.REDCROSS
(800.733.2767) or 800.257.7575 (Espanol)
Partners in Health at or call 617.432.5256
----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site -----
As Salaamu Alaikum,
Remember Surah Al Maun 107. Providing the daily necessities. We
know that unemployment is high, people are losing their homes, health
insurance (if they had it to begin with) and put on top of that marital
problems, etc. We
need your help today! We are getting more phone calls from people in
We have women who are being abandomed by husbands who have
children. Older women who for various reasons are alone (children
grown) no husband. We need your help. We are asking for your help to
raise $1,650 by Sunday to help keep some people off the streets.
Our deadline is Monday 5 pm to pay for their shelter, insh'Allah.
Send your donations by Paypal to
or mail to:
Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.
PO Box 115470,
Atlanta, GA 30310.
Send this note to all you know.
ma salaam
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A man came to a computer
dating service and told
them the only thing he was
seeking in a woman was
Then a woman went in and
said she didn't care about
looks, income or
background. All she wanted
was a man of upright
The computer matched
them together instantly
because they were both
compulsive liars.
(Submitted by Frederick
Hadayai Majeed
Peace Women Across the Globe
Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.
Entrepreneur/Community Organizer
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African Holistic Health Chapter of NY Newsletter
January & February Upcoming Event
Greetings Holistic Health Community,
Below is the balance of Holistic Health Events for January & February.
We are planning an upcoming class with Brother Hank Rising Sun on
assisting healers in protecting themselves when doing healing work on
others. Your healing work/gift should not tax you or leave you left
depleted. There are tools you need as a practitioner where you are left
energized at the end of a consultation, massage, reflexology, public
speaking, writing or whatever you healing system---Keep you posted
when all is confirmed.
For all those who have joined the African Holistic Health Chapter, your
membership cards will be in the mail this week and I hope you enjoy
the materials you will receive. For those who have not joined, click link
In addition to Life Spring Rejuvenation Center Open House 10/23rd
(below), Brother Heru Unikh & Sistah Shakti are having an Open
House of their new holistic center this Sunday, Oct 24th 2p to 6pm. The
Open will take place at: WholeSoul Community Center @ 248
Tompkins Street, Brooklyn, NY (Bushwick) The name of their new
center is "Living Lotus Wellness Center." Heru Unikh is a recent
graduate of Dr. Llaila Afrika Holistic Health Certification Training.
These practitioners need support of both events (both are free but
donations are welcomed). They are all well trained and ready to offering
their services to the community.
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Have you ever stopped to
think about the impact that
nursery rhymes have on
our society? The Americans
for Responsible Nursery
Rhymes (ARNR) would like
you to begin doing just that.
The ARNR has released a
statement claiming that the
'This Little Piggy' nursery
rhyme is a dangerous threat
to fairness and justice in
our country. ARNR
spokeswoman, Nana Marrs,
is calling on parents and
pre-schools to stop teaching
this rhyme to children. Said
Marrs, "The 'This Little
Piggy' nursery rhyme
teaches children to turn a
blind eye to the poor and
needy of our society. It also
reinforces the conservative
view that the lower class
should have to work rather
than receive help and
welfare from the
Marrs then supported her
claims by examining the
rhyme verse by verse. Said
Marrs, "The rhyme begins
by saying, "This little piggy
went to market." This is
obviously a cruel-hearted
capitalist pig. (cont.)
Dr. Akua Gray will be teaching Reiki I to Reiki III Certification at Life
Spring Rejuvenation Center in the Bronx. For further details, remittance
of payment and downloadable flyer, click link below. There will be a 1
hour lunch break. We may order out or your may bring your own lunch.
Yirser Ra Hotep will be teaching a 2-Day Breath & Meditation
Workshop on 2/13 and 2/14/10 at 10a to 3p at Life Spring Rejuvenation
Center $400. There will be a one hour lunch break. This is the prerequisite
course to the 3-Month Khamitik Yoga Teacher Training. Click
link below for further details, payment remittance and downloadable
For information on the 3-Month Khamitik Yoga Teacher Training, click
link below:
Brother Ra-Min Heru (Gregory Felix) will be teaching Introduction of
Iridology on 2/20/10 at 12p-4p $100 at Life Spring Rejuvenation
Center. This is an introductory course for those contemplating taking
the Iridology Certification with Dr. Paul Goss in September. There will
be a 1/2 hour lunch break or you may bring your own food. Click link
below for further details, payment remittance and downloadable flyer:
We encourage your to bring at least 2 to 5 friend to all these events. The
sooner we take our health into our own hands, the better!
Much Love & Respect,
Sista Shai (Shy-ee
Contact Information
Sista Shai (Shy-ee)
African Holistic Health Chapter of NY
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The next verse says, "This
little piggy stayed home."
There is only one reason
why that piggy was not at
the market with the first
piggy and that is because
the Republicans cut off her
food stamps.
It continues by saying,
"This little piggy had roast
beef." Only a rich
insensitive pig would ever
eat roast beef when the
average piggy cannot
afford such an expensive
"This little piggy had
none." This verse paints a
picture of a poor, hungry
piggy who would be eating
a warm meal if it weren't
for welfare reform.
The rhyme ends by saying,
'And this little piggy went
wee wee wee all the way
home.' This little piggy
apparently doesn't care
about the suffering of other
piggies. If he cared then he
wouldn't be having such a
good time."
Marrs ended her statement
by challenging parents and
pre-school teachers to stop
teaching this horrible and
destructive rhyme.
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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
-- A free one-year membership to NTEN, a nonprofit technology
network, ongoing information and news as well as access to a support
-- A choice of additional benefits including an educational webinar
For more information, email Kecia Carroll.
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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
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.
Volunteer In Africa
Explore a Continent of Contrasts while Volunteering in Africa
For over a decade, Cross-Cultural Solutions has supported thousands of
volunteers in Africa on programs in Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and
CCS volunteers work side-by-side with local people in community
organizations focused on supporting social services, education, and
health initiatives.
Discover one of the world’s most diverse continents and see firsthand
the challenges it faces and how you can make a positive impact with
Go to:
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.
To join: A Hand Up!
----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site -----
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expiate \EK-speeayt\
To make
amends for; to atone
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. Future verse by verse
exploration of Holy Scriptures “…for liberation of the oppressed and
social justice for the poor.” will be available on their new website
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
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
Call in and give your thoughts, comments, opinions at 1-646-652-2232
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