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Friday August 17, 2012

Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 4

The Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary R. Adams (President/CEO), John E. Churchville (Treasurer),


Abu Mashkuwr Naadim Abdulkhabir, Josephine Blow, Stanley Daniels, Nijah Famous, Lansana Koroma, Abdul Malik Raheem, Lewis Williams

Table of content

For Our Children … 02

This Week … 03

Employment and Training Opportunities … 07

Health Matters …08

Green Piece … 10

Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 11

SpotLight … 11

Arts for Awareness … 13

Coming Up …14

Computers and Technology … 18

A Hand Up … 19

Word-of-the-Week … 20

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A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude.

- Nigerian Proverb

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which have been overcome while trying to succeed.”- Booker T. Washington

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Move. Go forward or backward, whatever it takes. Just move!”

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You will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.”

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A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

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We will be spotlighting members and organizations weekly, if you wish to have your organization spotlighted, forward to us information on your primary mission, your current projects and/or how you would want other members of The Coalition to be involved. Many of us are already being a support to one another, but there is plenty of room for improvement.

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Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them! - Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

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When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. - Lao Tse

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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

After leaving a New Years Eve party, a man stumbling down the street sees a nun in full habit. He rushes her and knocks her down. Standing over her, he yells, "Not so tough now, are you, Batman?"

(Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.)

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Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. - Seneca

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No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit." - Miyamoto Musashi

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If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. - W. Somerset Maugham

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It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere. Voltaire

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If I steal your house, and you sneak in the backdoor, which of us is illegal? - Madu

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We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another's labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live. -- Leo Tolstoy

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requisite \REK-wuh-zit\ Required by the nature of things or by circumstances; indispensable; That which is required or necessary; something indispensable.

Greetings Coalition Family!

The current knock on food manufacturers is that they do indeed ‘manufacture’ a good deal of the things we eat. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but food is meant to be grown or raised, not processed. The same is true of spiritual food, it is meant to be eaten ‘as is’

I have warned against allowing anyone to “lead you around by the verse”. This is usually accomplished by a speaker taking a prime cut of spiritual meat and adding additives, fillers and growth hormones until the result is something comparable to a fast-food burger. I think I may have just coined a term, ‘MacSermon’. Here is an example of a one such sermon...

MacSermon: “I want to thank the lord for bringing me here to share with you this morning, I’m so blessed to be here (having been paid the thousand or so dollars ‘visiting minister’s fee), everybody say amen!” (amen). “I would like to speak from the first book of Corinthians, the twelfth chapter, twelfth verse on the subject of the body of Christ and your responsibility in it. Open your bibles to first Corinthians twelve, twelve please and follow along with me. “FOR AS THE BODY IS ONE, AND HATH MANY MEMBERS, AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THAT ONE BODY, BEING MANY, ARE ONE BODY; SO ALSO IS CHRIST. Did you hear me? All the members are one body, and so also is Christ! Verse fourteen... FOR THE BODY IS NOT ONE MEMBER, BUT MANY. I say, not one member but many... many are the members of the body, and so also is Christ! Say amen (amen) IF THE FOOT SHALL SAY, BECAUSE I AM NOT THE HAND, I AM NOT OF THE BODY; IS IT THEREFORE NOT OF THE BODY? Y’all better watch what you complain about. Verse seventeen... IF THE WHOLE BODY WERE AN EYE, WHERE WERE THE HEARING, Where would be the what? (hearing) Where would be the what? (hearing) Where would be the what? (hearing!) or WHERE WERE THE SMELLING? So don’t be complaining about the duties you are assigned, because all are members of the body, and also is Christ. Everybody can’t be the eyes because Where would be the what? (hearing!) halleluiah. Christ didn’t shirk his responsibility when he had to suffer at the hand of men in order to redeem your miserable soul, so should you not shirk your responsibility when you are asked to give a little more than is comfortable to support this wonderful ministry and the many miraculous works it does all over the world. Can I get an amen? (amen!) Pass the plate.”

Too far-fetched? Then how about this actual incident: A celebrated television religious entertainer teaching that the Law given to Moses (Peace and blessings be upon him) was intended for the descendents of Ishmael (Peace be to him), son of Avraham (to whom YHVH gave the promise) by Hagar (May her soul rest in peace) his Egyptian slave, because the relationship between the two was a legal one, that of master and slave, and not one of love, thus making the Law applicable only to that situation. A lot of people believed that nonsense! Simply reading Exodus Chapters 19-23 will shine the light on that lie. But, the confuser depends on your being too lazy to read five chapters at once, so he can pretty much tell you anything he wishes.

One of the world’s most popular and influential religious figures, who preached the

wonder and beauty of the after-life, rode around in a custom built bullet-proof vehicle after having suffered an assassination attempt. If he truly believed that heaven was in his future and that GOD (In HIS infinite wisdom) chose him to lead, what was his fear?

The duty of the shepherd is to “...feed my sheep”1 , and it is each of our responsibility to monitor what we and our families eat. If the meal at your usual place of worship lacks the necessary nutrients, it is incumbent upon you to seek a more suitable source; perhaps dining out less often may be the answer. Ed.

We each hold a piece to the puzzle.” – Dr. John Elliott Churchville

Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate”


It is easier to build children than it is to repair men.”…Frederick Douglass

With the winter moratorium over for Utility shutoffs, many families have to make the decision to pay their utility bills while sacrificing necessities such as summer food for their children. On the newly designed CAP4Kids website at , under the Utilities subsection ( you will find listing of utilities programs for low income families as well as energy saving ideas.

Also, under the Food/Nutrition subsection of emergency food resources ( you will find summer food programs for kids as well as a listing of various emergency food resources in Philadelphia.

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Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

New hotline helps families find free summer meals for kids

   Starting this week, families in Philadelphia can call a toll-free hotline to find nearby locations that offer free summer meals for children. Operated by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, the hotline is 1-855-252-MEAL (6325). Families can also text “MEAL” to 84700

to receive a call back.
   “During the regular school year, tens of thousands of low-income students rely on free or reduced-price meals at school,” said Carey Morgan, Coalition Executive Director.
   “But when school is out and they’re not getting that food, they face higher risks of hunger and malnutrition. The Philly Summer Meals Hotline will help families fill that void, by referring them to nearby recreation centers, parks, churches and community organizations that offer free meals to kids and teens.”
   Last year, more than 119,000 children in Pennsylvania received summer meals. But that’s less than one-fourth of the 553,000 low-income children who received free or reduced-priced lunch during the regular school year—a sign that many low-income children who need summer meals aren’t getting them, according to a recent report from the Food Research and Action Center. Recent budget cuts have also forced the School District of Philadelphia to reduce the number of summer programs it offers, meaning fewer students will be eating free meals in summer school this year.
   Despite the change, “there are still nearly 1,000 sites serving free summer meals in Philadelphia, so there’s no reason any child should go hungry this summer,” Morgan said.
   Free summer meals are available to children age 18 and under. There is no registration or income requirement at most sites.
  Visit for more information..

Text “MEAL” to 84700 to receive a call back from the coalition.

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Voter ID Informational Meeting

Learn what acceptable documentation is needed to vote in the upcoming election! Refreshments will be served.

Representatives from: Committee of Seventy, PennDOT, Vital Records, City Commissioner's Office, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), The Skyler Group, LLC and others.

Hosted by:
• State Rep. Ronald G. Waters, Chair of PA Legislative Black Caucus, 191st Legislative District
(6027 Ludlow St., Unit A, Philadelphia, PA 19139, 215-748-6712, fax: 215-748-1687)
• State Rep Vanessa Brown, Vice Chairwoman of PA Legislative Black Caucus, 190th Legislative District
(1435 N. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19131, 215-879-6615, fax: 215-879-6616)
• State Rep. Harold James, Treasurer of PA Legislative Black Caucus, 186th Legislative District)

Date: 08.18.12

Time: 12:00 PM-03:00 PM

Sanctuary Church of the Open Door

5923-41 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Greetings Family of the Agogo Center

My name is Sister Basiymah Muhammad Bey

I am reaching out to you as  the coordinator of the 21st century annual Marcus Garvey Community Parade and Birthday Celebration Festival. Working to Keep the Culture Alive

We bring you this year another example of Garveyism as we join together to collaborate on Violent issues effecting Black (African) People such as Violence in the schools, Police brutality, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse, Health Care, Culture, Education, Prisons and others

We are asking  for your support  to come out and take part in this annual  historical event. This years event will be a two (2) day Community Celebration August 18 &19 2012 held in collaboration with the Annual Nation of African Peoples Unity Day & The Ma' at Celebration in Memory of the founder Our Brother Ahamad Thair, One of OUR 


Brothers & Sisters We are asking you to come out and join us on Saturday August 18, 2012 from 2-5 PM  as We STAND UP & WALK IT OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY  starting at 59 & Lansdowne Ave. & on Sunday August 19, 2012 at Malcolm X & Betty Shabbaz Park located at 52nd Locust St.(RAIN DATE AUGUST 25th) from 12 noon to 8pm  We Present AFRICANS UNITE!!! As We Celebrate African People, African Culture &  History with Music, Food, Speakers, Games, Entertainment and MUCH  MORE.


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CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course - Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - Sunday, August 19, 2012

CrossFit Love
1741 Tilghman St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
United States
Map and Directions

Start and end time: 8 am to 4 pm each day with a 1 hour lunch break.
Meals: On your own.
Other: Possible social gathering and dinner on Saturday night.

The Endurance course is a powerful weekend of getting faster, stronger and increasing overall fitness/performance.  Led by one of our head coaches for CrossFit Endurance, you will get both in depth education as well as a unique opportunity to be (run) evaluated throughout the weekend.

This is a Course that is the ideal CrossFit Level 1 compliment. A Level 1 is NOT a prerequisite  to attend an Endurance Course. This introduction to CrossFit Endurance fundamentals is ideal for coaches/trainers, all endurance athletes, CrossFit athletes looking to shave WOD times or simply for those of you looking to fine tune your run mechanics.

In addition to the individual coaching we focus on biomechanics, the science of running, nutrition, injury prevention, and programming implementation.  We focus on quality of training, not quantity.

The weekend is full of current content that you can apply immediately.  Racing, training or getting more powerful – you’ll walk (or run!) away with a refreshing perspective of how endurance training should be done.

Come find out why CrossFit Endurance is the leading endurance education provider.

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Celebrating 26 Years- Sunday, August 19, 2012

12:00 noon ’til 8:00pm
The Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing
Columbus Blvd. and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa
Come join us at Penn’s Landing for Family Fun, Food and Activities!

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ACS Fall 2012 Career Fair - Onsite & Virtual

August 19-21 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m ET Loading...

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA -

Virtually – August 20-21 from anywhere in the world! 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m ET

By providing a location and opportunity for job seekers and employers to meet, we help you start or enhance your career. At this career fair, you’ll have the opportunity to secure a job with leading academic, industry, nonprofit and government organizations in your field.

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Sunday, August 19th - Patty Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert –

This Sunday, I will be celebrating my 30th anniversary in radio with a big musical celebration at the

Dell Music Center,

33rd and Ridge Avenue.

Gladys Knight, Freddie Jackson, The Delfonics,  Enchantment, Harold Melvin's Bluenotes, Breakwater and Glenn Jones are all performing. Come help me celebrate! Tickets are on sale now.

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Job Fair of Philadelphia

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


King of Prussia Career Fair

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel Valley Forge

260 Mall Boulevard 

King of Prussia, PA 19406


Diversity / Professional Job Fair

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

237 South Broad Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19107


Philadelphia Job Fair

Monday, September 17, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West

4010 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131


Jobadelphia Career Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Citizens Bank Park 

One Citizens Bank Way 

Philadelphia, PA 19148

Job Fair of Philadelphia

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


NAACP Professional Career Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10am - 3pm

Embassy Suites Airport 

9000 Bartram Avenue 

Philadelphia, PA 19153


Getting more than just an apple a day

Toronto (Reuters Health) - Less than a quarter of Americans eats the five daily servings of fruits and vegetables that the National Cancer Institute recommends, but online programs may help boost those numbers, a new study hints.

As part of the Making Effective Nutrition Choices study, some 2500 people logged on to a website providing information on the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables and ways to incorporate these healthy foods into their diets.

Three months into the study about 70 percent of subjects were eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables on an average day, up from 20 percent at the starting point. That increase held for the rest of the year-long study.

It was surprising to see such a large jump in the number of participants reaching the guidelines so early on, said study leader Dr. Christine Cole Johnson, and also to have those results hold for the next nine months. "In most nutritional studies, you're happy if you get a half-serving increase," Johnson said. But this study showed average increases of at least two servings daily.

Because the study included men and women aged 21 to 65 from around the country, the results indicate that a well-designed website could be used to educate more widely on the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption, Johnson said. "We think this could reach a large number of people and change habits on a national level," she said.

The results of the study are published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

In the study, conducted at five U.S. sites, the researchers assessed change in fruit and vegetable intake associated with visiting a website that provided tailored nutritional information, with or without motivational emails, and an untailored "control" website.

The two websites had the same basic design, but the tailored website provided personalized nutritional information based on responses to a survey given at the outset, while the control site provided general information about nutrition related to fruits and vegetables. With the tailored website, "the messages they were given were based on concerns they had (about increasing consumption) and how to address those," Johnson said.

When the study began, the participants averaged 4.4 fruit and vegetable servings daily according to a 16-item "food frequency" questionnaire and 3.3 according to a 2-item questionnaire about average daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

By the end of the study, both questionnaires showed that daily fruit and vegetable consumption had increased by more than two servings, on average. Participants who accessed the tailored website showed comparable increases, whether or not they received email counseling, of about 2.7 servings daily, while those who used the generic website increased their daily servings by about 2.35.

The study participants reported an overall high level of satisfaction with the websites and the information they received on them, Johnson said. Statistically, it's hard to say what effect the motivational emails had on the results, she said, but study participants reported that they liked that feature and found it helpful.

Non-minority women over 50 with high levels of education were the most likely to stick with the program and increase their servings, the study found.

It was somewhat surprising, Johnson noted, that the web-based program was less popular with younger participants. Study co-author Dr. Gwen Alexander is currently working on a program aimed at younger participants. "It needs to be in front of them, accessible and easy," Alexander said.

SOURCE: American Journal of Public Health, January 2010.

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The Surprising Link Between Air Pollution & Diabetes

Where you live may put you at risk.

Air pollution is not just bad for your lungs; it may increase your chances of having diabetes. According to a new study by Children’s Hospital in Boston, people who live in areas with the highest levels of pollution have a 20% greater chance of getting adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.

Surgery for Diabetes?

After adjusting for lifestyle factors like weight and education, air pollution remained associated with this type of diabetes,” says study co-author Dr. Allison Goldfine of Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center.

Over 23 million Americans have diabetes, and experts now believe that environmental factors may play a role. Air pollution might cause chronic low-grade inflammation, “and inflammation can make you more susceptible to the disease,” Dr. Goldfine says.

5 Common Myths About Diabetes

While more studies are under way, consider this healthy living twofer: “Walk and ride your bike as much as possible,” Dr. Goldfine urges. “You’ll reduce pollution and get the exercise you need to prevent diabetes.”


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Mill Creek Farm stand, 49th and Brown (no chemicals)

Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm

Farmers’ Market, 52nd and Haverford

Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm


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DR. PATCH ADAMS PREPARES TO BUILD A SOLAR FREE CLINIC ON A FIVE ACRE LOT IN NORTH PHILLY (west Allegheny @ 17th St.) to be surrounded by orchards, gardens, playground, providing primary care and green jobs training.

Donations are requested for pavement removal and soil remediation, greenhousing, building supplies, plantings, office, medical and dental supplies.

For info 215.805.8330 or

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

For sustainable enterprise go to Green Jobs Philly

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We are currently running a fundraiser online at We are trying to get some new equipment for our drill team. If you would be so kind to put our link in your upcoming news letter it would be so kind we need help in all ways available. Please help MAGIC MUSIC GROUP DRILLTEAM as we try to raise enough money to get new drums. Our link is You really have to look at the link cause its spelled a little different.. Thank you. Also if you are not doing anything we will be performing at 48th & brown tomorrow at 12pm, it’s a show up and show out drillarama.. So please feel free to come out and watch us do our thing. Thanks and have a blessed night, (Director) of MAGIC MUSIC GROUP DRILLTEAM. DARRICK STORY!!!!!

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by the The Nation of Islam to check the violence tearing down what is left of The National Black Community.

Rather than conduct it's Men Meeting Monday evenings, the Fruit of Islam (The Men) have mobilized in the streets in a reported "100" cities across America. The objective is to organize community wide efforts of every element in the community to clean up the so-called "up tick in violence" that haunts us. Whatever city we happen to be in, please report back if you intend to relate in some way to this important, historic initiative effort, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, The National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. 

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I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. Pauline Kael

National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour


Sunday, August 19, 2012


A staged spoken word adaptation about Race Relations, Urban Culture and History.

Followed by an OPEN MIC.


4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Free and Open to the Public!!! Seating is Limited!!!

Facility is wheel chair accessible.

Please RSVP

or 215-254-9314

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



a staged adaptation about homelessness and the effects of

drugs, alcohol, substance abuse and criminal behavior on

human beings and urban communities.



a staged adaptation for the remembrance of the Katrina Storm victims and Gulf Coast Tragedy which took the lives of many Americans and created a different concept for homeless people or citizenry.

Paul Robeson House Museum

4949 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA. 19139

Facility is wheel chair accessible!!

Tickets: $10 for both performances

For more information contact

or 267-230-0317.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 2pm


The return of the Gospel Musical and

National Touring production that explores the

relationships of Men and Women and its effects

on the family structure and child development.

Sponsored inconjunction with the Christian Writers

& Artists Guild.


4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Facility is wheel chair accessible.

Tickets: $15.00 per person (Group Rates available)

For more information contact or


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Jus’ Words at Dowlings Place

1310 No. Broad St. Phila

Every Thurs. 9pm to 1am

  • Poets

  • Rappers

  • Singers

  • Spoken Word Artists

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Million Fathers March

The Million Father March is an opportunity for Black men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year. On the first day of school each year since the March began in 2004, Black fathers, relatives, men, and significant male caregivers are asked to take their children to their first day of school. Fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family will participate in the event. Last year, 100,000,000 fathers in 767 cities took their children to school on the first day of school. This year we expect 1,250,000 fathers in 800 cities to participate in the Million Father March 2012.

Among the participating cities is our very own Philadelphia. A former educator and proud father David Fattah is the coordinator for the Million Father March 2012 here. This year for the first time The House of Umoja will be creating a companion journal to accompany the March and would like to distribute it to the participating fathers and care givers and also the interested public not only here in Philadelphia but also in the other participating cities.

House of Umoja Inc., All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
5625 Master St. Philadelphia PA 19131 215
Phone-473-5893 Fax 215 879-5340

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The National Alliance of Women Veterans


Patriot Day and National Day of Service

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

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

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

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

city of Philadelphia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the communities of Philadelphia.

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

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

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

want to highlight the following issues:

  • Our returning military and their families who live among us

  • The Training and education of our communities

  • Where are our strengths and weaknesses at the community levels

  • Volunteerism and community service

  • First Responders and Military Impact on Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Father's Day Rally Committee

will sponsor the

National Black on Black Violence & Crime Conference - Black Self Genocide: Confronting the Enemy Within


Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th at

Pennsylvania Convention Center

12th and Arch Sts.


   Participants will include community violence and crime prevention activists, leaders of anti-violence groups, criminal justice and social service practitioners, local and state government leaders, youth leaders, school officials, behavioral health providers, faith community leaders, and elected officials.
   The goal of the conference is to develop a national network of individuals and groups that are working to eradicate violence and to disseminate evidence-based information on black on black violence and the crime prevention programs that are effective.
   For more information, go here.

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Free online journal focuses on technology for nonprofits
   Technology can help nonprofits create the change they want to see in

the world. But even with daily evidence of world-changing innovations

and applications of technology, it's difficult for nonprofit leaders to

know how to apply it to their missions.
   NTEN:Change, a free online journal from the

Nonprofit Technology Network,

provides the guidance and practical considerations nonprofits need to

make the sound investments and decisions that will help them meet

their goals.
   Free subscriptions are available here.

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Group offers low-cost web access to nonprofits

Mobile Citizen, a provider of mobile broadband for education and nonprofits, will offer a Technology Assistance Grant program beginning in January to provide non-profit organizations with affordable access to the Internet.

Available only in Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, the grant includes reduced-price service from Mobile Citizen, with unlimited usage for only $10/month or $120/year per account. It bundles Mobile Citizen’s wireless broadband, powered by WiMAX, a fourth generation (4G) technology from Clearwire Corporation with a variety of benefits available only to grantees, including:

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

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

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

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

For more information, email Free Trial.

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"None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us." - Thurgood Marshall

America’s Original Savings Network

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

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

television show began for the company whose website is at:


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

A: All of our coupons are actual manufacturer coupons. Fewer and fewer retailers accept coupons that are printed from your computer because of a huge increase in counterfeit coupons. Actual manufacturer coupons which we issue are accepted everywhere that coupons are accepted.

Q: Can these coupons be doubled?
A: Yes. These are manufacturer issued coupons and may be doubled in any store that offers double coupons.

Q: What are the face values and the expiration dates of these coupons?
A: Being manufacturer coupons, the manufacturer determines the face values of the coupons. We currently stock coupons ranging in value from 40 cents to 5.00 dollars. The coupon expiration dates are generally valid for 90 days.

Q: How can I use $1,000.00 worth of coupons in 90 days?
A: With our program, you get to choose the coupons you want, when you want them. This way you never have to worry about the coupons expiring.

Q: How do I choose the coupons I want?
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Remember to support The Coalition, Inc.’s on-air personalities…

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

Sister Phile Chionesu, organizer of the Million Woman March,

Nu Day Resurrection and Liberation" Show LIVE each Saturday evening 10:30 PM--12:00 midnight EST.

"NU Day" is heard in Philly and, worldwide, through the internet at: Or you can tune in via podcast at 646-652-2232

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

Or send an instant message to to chat on line.

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

Format Style: Open forum along with special invited guests.

Listen via your cell: 858.357.8450 On the web:

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