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The Coalition, Inc.

6th Day November 09, 2012

Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 12

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 … 02

Employment and Training Opportunities … 03

Health Matters …05

Green Piece … 07

Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 09

SpotLight … 12

Arts for Awareness … 14

Coming Up …14

Computers and Technology … 16

A Hand Up … 17

Word-of-the-Week … 19

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"He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness." - Chinese Proverb

We are proud to announce that News From The Coalition, Inc. is featured on the internationally acclaimed site Eight Cities Map which is read in more than One hundred eighty countries!

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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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

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Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.


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Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ernest Hemingway

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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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The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George S. Patton

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War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

I was sitting with my young granddaughter when she asked, "Did God make you, Granny?"
"Yes, God made me," I answered.
A few minutes later, she asked me, "Did God make me too?"
"Yes, He did," I answered.
For a few minutes, she seemed to be studying me, as well as her own reflection in the mirror, while I wondered what was running through her mind. At last she spoke up.
"You know, Granny," she said, "God's doing a lot better job lately."

(Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.)

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If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
Joan Baez

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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
David Friedman

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What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
Henry David Thoreau

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You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin

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Any war can be avoided once it’s proven there’s no money in it. - Madu

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Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner

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Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goering

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When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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Greetings Coalition Family!

This Veteran’s Day we might take a moment or two to ask the question “Why”? Why armies are typically made up of the economically disadvantaged? Why is it that ALL wars can be traced to some sort of financial gain or relief? Why the 1% rarely find themselves in ‘the line of fire’? Why the 99% don’t benefit from the spoils of the wars they jeopardize their life and well-being for? Why do we keep putting up with it?

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky

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

There are almost 150,000 Latinos in Philadelphia with almost 50% having children. This beautifully diverse population of Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Dominicans and Latin Americans bring so much culture, ingenuity and grace to our city. Many are recent immigrants and like many of our forefathers, can be a little lost in this large cuidad.

On the website, under the Immigration/Refugee handout ( you will find a subcategory of resources for Latino families (as well as a separate subcatogy for Asian families).

Please also remember that this and all content on CAP4Kids can be translated into almost any language using the flags at the bottom of each page. Thanks.

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Join Urban Affairs Coalition


Friday, November 16th

from 7:45 - 9:30 a.m. at the

Crystal Tea Room

(100 Penn Square East, 9th Floor, Center City),

as we host our 43rd Annual Breakfast.

There will be more than 700 guests at this year's breakfast-all decision makers

in business, government, and grassroots communities celebrating UAC's collective

impact in the region. You do not want to miss out!

For more information and details on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact Addie Koch at

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Job Readiness Symposium

Come to our job symposium and have your resume critiqued, learn job search techniques and hear how to effectively approach employers. For those with criminal records who may be experiencing difficulty landing a job, there will be workshops on ex-offender re-entry into the workforce and on the expunging process. The Job Readiness Symposium will take place at

Marian Anderson Recreation Center,

Saturday November 3, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

740 S. 17th St.

Philadelphia, PA

Please arrive on time and bring a pen and notepad.

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Historically Black College Tour scheduled for Nov. 15

Ninth to 12th graders are urged to sign up for the

Annual Fall Historically Black College Tour

sponsored by Concerned Black Men Inc. During this year's tour,students will visit Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. The cost for the tour is $50, which includes round trip transportation, lunch at Morgan State University, Admissions and financial aid information, tours of the campuses and light refreshments on the bus. Full payment is due by Nov. 5.

For more information, call 215-276-2260 or215-327-8430 or email Bobby James at:

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Asian Arts Initiative is seeking a

Chief Operating Officer / Director of Finance and Operations

who will have primary responsibility for the organization's administration, financial management, facility management, human resources, and technology; and provides expertise and support in areas including HR, financial management, and strategic planning. This role will also work closely with Development staff, and supervises a Development and Operations Assistant as well as contractor / consultants for areas including the year-end audit; tenant relations and facility maintenance; bookkeeping; and general administration. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized, driven and detail-oriented self-starter who wants to be a part of a dynamic, hard-working team in a small but growing non-profit environment.

E-mail a cover letter addressing your qualifications and interest; resume; salary requirements; and 3 work-related references to Asian Arts Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Asian Americans and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit us on the web:

Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary community-based arts center offering performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for artists, youth, and adults of all racial backgrounds. Founded in 1993, the organization is in a critical phase of growth, developing and managing a new multi-tenant arts facility in Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood, and managing new after-school programs at three Philadelphia public school sites. The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.3 million.

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Job Fair of Philadelphia

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10AM - 1PM

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

640 West Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Diversity / Professional Job Fair

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10AM - 2PM

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

237 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Veteran Job Fair
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11AM – 3PM
Lincoln Financial Field
1020 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Philadelphia Career Fair

Monday, December 3, 2012, 11AM - 2PM

Crowne Plaza

4100 Presidential Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Philadelphia Job Fair

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

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West

4010 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Jobs Gone Wild
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10AM - 2:30PM
Harrah’s Philadelphia
777 Harrah’s Boulevard
Chester, PA 19013

King of Prussia Job Fair
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Health Wealth: The Genesis Project   1/7/04
Consider the heart and what makes it beat.
Life light and love are the joys to meet, and consume

A voice whispered I AM.
When you think about all the important things in life, what comes to mind? Does eating to make oxygenated blood come to mind at all? It should, especially when you consider that clean blood will produce the highest degree of protection from disease. Professor Arnold Ehret attests to removing obstructions in his book “The Mucusless Diet Healing System” (p.28). We are forever confronted with the question of what to eat and when to eat. Something is telling us we can do better than we have ever done.  Walking into a store that sells food of any kind, what is the answer to the question, will this food produce clean blood? If the food is fruit, then the question should be, is this fruit free of pesticides or other contaminants, is it organic (how close to the ground did it grow)?  How close to where I live was it grown? Should I eat this fruit by itself or in combination with another fruit? Is this fruit compatible with some other fruit that I am
 considering to eat? Are we thinking that we should eat fruit first or not?  When we consider vegetables are we thinking about raw or cooked? Do we steam or fry them. Which way to eat the vegetables is the way to produce the best results? What about grain, rice, barley, millet etc., how should we prepare them to get the results that produce the most powerful blood? How can we manage a wholesome change from negative polarity (material food) to positive polarity (the oxygenated blood)?  Should I have toasted bread or plain white, rye or whole wheat? Are there preservatives, yeast or other ingredients that would cause me to alter my decision about how I will consume this food? How about legumes like peas and peanuts, do we ask the question about what is the best way to eat them? Do we eat nuts and seeds with dried fruit? If we do, have we checked the label to determine the freshness, the additives? Do we ask, is this food denatured or will it give me the true power that I’m suppose to get from this food? Are you asking yourself if your choice will send you to an early grave or help you to live to see one hundred and twenty years of age? These are just a few thoughts to consider when it comes to diet and nutrition.
Copyright 2012, Don Ringgold

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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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Greening up the baby's nursery

By Mark Collins For the Camera

Creating a newborn's nursery can be a fun and sometimes daunting challenge for expecting parents. One parent may want everything color coordinated, another may want to include toys he remembers from his childhood stacked in a corner. Some parents want everything in the room brand new, while others are fine with hand-me-downs.

One thing any parent would agree upon is the nursery needs to be safe for the baby. Nowadays, that means not only creating a nursery free of sharp edges or unguarded electrical outlets, but free from environmental dangers you can't see. In addition, there are environmentally sustainable choices new parents can make when figuring out how to care for the new addition to the family.

The walls

Most paints contain volatile organic compounds, which can be harmful to sensitive people, including newborns, when they're inhaled. Many paint brands these days, however, carry lines of paint that are manufactured to contain no VOCs or low amounts of VOCs. Jennifer Hankey, a mother of two who runs a business consulting and educating new and expecting parents about keeping baby in a clean environment, suggests opting for the former.

"When you're painting the room, use a no-VOC, not a low-VOC paint," said Hankey, whose online sites can be found at and "It takes up to two years for the VOCs to disperse. A lot of people assume that once the smell is gone the VOCs are gone. That's not true."

She also pointed out that in many cases, the VOCs aren't in the base paint, but are in the tint used to give the paint its color.

"What many parents will do is go get a no-VOC paint and then get it colored, and that puts all those VOCs right back into the paint," she said.

Make sure that if you're purchasing no-VOC paint, the tint used to color it also contains no harmful VOCs.

Sleepy time

The newborn mattress industry is riddled with greenwashing -- deceptive, largely unregulated marketing practices that can lead consumers to believe a product is environmentally safe when it may not be -- Hankey warned.

"Parents get snookered in this one," she said of the pursuit of green mattresses.

Some companies offer lines of "organic" or "natural" mattresses, she said. But when you read the fine print you'll find it says something like "made with organic material." Exactly how much of the mattress is made from organic material is undisclosed.

"Yes, they might have some organic cotton in them, but you're still toxifying your children," Hankey said. "It's a critical piece; the child is sleeping up to 18 hours a day on it."

Read the fine print and make sure the brand of crib mattress you're buying is certified organic by an agency such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

When it comes to sheets, choose organic cotton bedding without toxic dyes, Hankey said.

"Stay away from synthetics," she advised.

Real wood

Much furniture is made of engineered wood these days, including cribs. Problematic glues are typically used in engineered furniture, and the glues leak, or off-gas, harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde.

"The best thing they can do is buy real-wood furniture," Hankey said. "If they can't afford it because it's expensive, I recommend going on Craigslist and buying real, solid wood furniture."

If you're buying used crib, make sure it meets current safety standards such as the spacing between the bars. Many older cribs don't.

Hankey suggests buying a pine crib."You can buy an unfinished one and finish it yourself with a (toxin-free) beeswax finish. We do know that kids chew on their cribs."

Hankey also noted that some baby toys, such as wooden blocks or letters, can be made of engineered wood. Opt for pieces made from whole, natural wood, she said.


Some studies show disposable diapers generate more than 3.5 million tons of waste that ends up in landfills in the United States each year.

Consider a local, eco-friendly diaper service that uses organic cotton diapers and high-efficiency washing systems that conserve water.

Whether you use a service or wash at home, there is an electricity-free drying system on the market called the Dryerpod. Made in Carbondale, Colo., the Dryerpod employs your home's heating system to dry the young one's clothes and diapers.

"It's a beautiful piece of wooden furniture that looks like a wardrobe," said Amanda Chesnutt, manager at Bundle Diaper Service and Baby Shop in Boulder. "They've made it so that there are hanging drawers with a hole in the bottom, so if you stick it over your vent, it dries your clothes, and it also humidifies your house."

The air

A natural way to help purify the air in a baby's room is to add some plants that detoxify the air. Several years ago, NASA conducted a study and discovered 15 or so house plants that are effective at cleaning indoor air.

Some common plants on the list reported to help clean the air of formaldehyde include bamboo palm, golden pathos and peace lily.

Hankey warned, though, that some plants on the NASA list can be harmful to pets, particularly cats, if they ingest them. Find a list of plants toxic and harmless to house pets created by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals online at

Of course, keeping baby safe from everything that's potentially harmful is an impossible task. But a healthy nursery is doable.

"You're not going to stay away from all (the toxins in the environment)," Hankey said. "But if you can just make the 12, 15 or 18 hours that the baby is sleeping in the nursery safe, the baby's going to get a good start."

source: Copyright 2012 Boulder Daily Camera. All rights reserved.

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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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United Way seeks applicants for Philly Roots Fellowship

   United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has released an application to select 15 individuals to participate in the Philly Roots Fellowship.
   The Philly Roots Initiative was developed by United Way and its partners in an attempt to systemically, yet creatively, ensure that young African American men graduate from high school and are college and career ready. The program equips formal and informal adult mentors with the tools they need to assist young men in achieving these goals.
   Eligible applicants include:
   * Individuals (coaches, community members, leaders of groups or small grassroots organizations) that have worked with the same group of at least five young black men in grades 6-12, for at least one year
   * Individuals who can commit to making a strong contribution to this emerging community of practice, and who will make a serious effort to increase the capacity and impact of their mentoring work and the broader Philadelphia community
   * Individuals who have been and will continue to do the work they’ve been doing regardless of whether there is funding or not, or whether they are being compensated to do it, and regardless of where they are employed. Individuals need not be employed or affiliated with a 501(c)(3) organization to apply.
   Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate that they are serving young black men in grades 6-12 at risk of dropping out of school, who attend schools on United Way’s Targeted Schools List.
   To download the application, go here.

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2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program Giving Away 1,000 Scholarships to

Minority Students

Nationwide ( -- In recognition of Black History Month,

Nationwide Insurance is encouraging consumers to get on line to share, build and capture important family history in celebration of the rich heritage and legacy of the African American family. In addition, consumers can visit to build a personalized music library and support the

United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000

talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing.

The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American,

American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and provide seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.

To apply for the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars program, visit:

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To find hundreds of other scholarship opportunities, visit:

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SpotLight On Our Efforts

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and many families like those which we support at ACHIEVEability struggle to provide traditional Thanksgiving meals and Holiday gifts for their children. While ACHIEVEability can help offset some of their costs of living, our families are responsible to pay for expenses such as rent, utilities, food and childcare. Money is often scarce for essentials and can be especially difficult to manage during this time of year. This is where your support comes in.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

At ACHIEVEability, we want our families to have the best Thanksgiving possible. To help, we provide everything a family needs to celebrate the Holiday together. Here is how you can help:

Sponsor one or more ACHIEVEability families by providing an entire Thanksgiving dinner including: turkey, canned vegetables, gravy, stuffing, etc.

Organize a donation drive for non-perishable items (canned and boxed food) and gift certificates and gift cards

Donate money or gift cards or gift certificates to help purchase food

If you are interested in assisting with the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive please contact ACHIEVEability Events Manager Brian Hoskins at or 215-748-8814.

All donated Thanksgiving items need to be picked up or delivered by Monday, November 19, 2012.

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Philadelphia Area Research Community Coalition

Stable, large organizations are thought to be most capable of sustaining community-based research coalitions. However, small grass roots organizations may offer unique opportunities to engage in CBPR.


To describe the process and lessons learned establishing the Philadelphia Area Research Community Coalition (PARCC), a heterogeneous group of organizations including large and small grass roots community organizations.


Over two years, PARCC successfully established an academic community research partnership of 22 diverse organizations of variable size and with variable experience in health research. PARCC's success is based upon committed leadership of representatives of the community-based organizations, a preexisting relationship and trust among selected members from the community and academia, extensive time commitment of members to the coalition's work, and the rapid development of work group activities that gave all members a meaningful role in the coalition.

Results and Lessons Learned

Since its inception 2.5 years ago, PARCC members have established core work groups, a governance structure and operating principles. During the early stages, while the coalition is developing trust, structure, and governance procedures, and research priorities, it can actively participate in community based research as long as the trust building and capacity building is not ignored. Accomplishments include research training activities, community health education projects, and collaboration in research originating in the community and in academia.


Building a CBPR coalition from the ground up involving organizations of diverse size presents unique challenges that can be overcome with committed leadership and appropriate startup funding.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the process of starting, establishing and maintaining a coalition with grass root organizations who are interested in participating in CBPR • Identify the key challenges, successes and lessons learned of developing a partnership in this manner • Discuss how the coalition’s structure and governance evolved

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Urban Affairs Coalition's Annual Thanksgiving Basket Program

Donate Now!

For the past 28 years, UAC has reached out to the City's most challenged communities by distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 1,000 needy families throughout Philadelphia. UAC works with more than 80 community groups, churches, and elected officials in all neighborhoods to identify those who are most in need and distribute Thanksgiving Baskets to them. You can join UAC and Brown's Family Shoprite to ensure we are able to continue in our efforts to fight hunger by helping us feed 6,000 individuals in need!

A small donation of $25 can feed a family of 6!

Click here to make a donation!

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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

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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AAUF is kicking off our

15th Annual Toy Drive

we will be collecting toys through the end of December.

You can donate new toys or $10 gift cards for older children at our office at 2227 N. Broad Street.
Philadelphia, PA 19132

The Toy Drive will be hosted at two locations this year in North and West Philadelphia. Details to follow.

Aissia Richardson, President
African American United Fund
2227 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
215-454-2583 phone/fax 
Twitter: akoben
You can find AAUF on MySpace and Facebook too!

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* * Outside PA * * *

A Day for HEALing


10:00am - 5:00pm

META Center,

214 W. 29th St., 16th fl.,

NYC, NY 10001

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many people are experiencing

varying degrees of stress, trauma, anxiety, frustration, and more.

Others are offering their unconditional loving assistance and support!

It’s time for healing, recovery, and rebuilding.

Rev. Barbara is offering low cost energy healing sessions

to assist in this healing and recovery process.

In an atmosphere of peace and tranquility you’ll be invited to simply relax, let go and allow various levels of your being to be realigned to their natural rhythms, allowing for the wholeness of your being to be restored

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you think might benefit from the beautiful gifts of Reiki, Christ Light Healing or Reconnective Healing.

$ 44.00 per 40 min. - By appointment!

Available Appointments

10:00am 10:45am 11:30am

12:45pm 1:30pm 2:15pm

3:30pm 4:15pm 5:00pm

Contact Rev. Barbara


Cash at the door or pay on line with the link below.

Rev.Barbara is a metaphysician, Reiki Master, Christ Light Healer and

Reconnective Healing Practitioner. She offers private healing sessions,

spiritual consultations and Reiki workshops as well as a monthly

Angelic Circle of Peace at the META Center.


Rev. Barbara

Energy HEALing Practitioner


"We are the Infinite Light of One Love"


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

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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?
A: Each coupon book contains coupon request slips which you fill out and send in. Those coupons are then mailed to you. ----- Coalition members! Activate ‘Your’ web link on The Coalition, Inc. web site -----

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

Please listen to the "Time For An Awakening" Program with Bro. Elliott, this and every Sunday at 7 pm. Listen at 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

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Format Style: Open forum along with special invited guests.

Listen via your cell: 858.357.8450 On the web:

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