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6th Day December 21, 2012

Communication – Cooperation – Collaboration” Volume 7, Number 17

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 … 03

This Week … 03

Employment and Training Opportunities … 04

Health Matters …05

Green Piece … 07

Grants, Scholarships & Instruction… 09

SpotLight … 11

Arts for Awareness … 12

Coming Up …14

Computers and Technology … 17

A Hand Up … 18

Word-of-the-Week … 20

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Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.  ~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!

Click here: EightCitiesMAP Choose “Philadelphia’s Online Community 

Newsletter” from the menu.

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Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick. (Thx Christina Melbrook)

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

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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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Half the failures in life arise from pulling in the horse as he is leaping.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

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 readers.

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.

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While elected officials argue how much Social Security to cut, stop and think… where did they get all that money in the first place? - Madu


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

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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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

We will credit you with the submission.

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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[T]ime you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.  ~Marthe Troly-Curtin

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 readers.

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.

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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. - Cato

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Hereeeeeeeeeeeeees... Kathy’s Korner!

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

(Kathy Parsons is a regular contributor.)

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Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. -

Jack Dragon

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Always when judging
Who people are,
Remember to footnote
The words "So far."
~Robert Brault

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Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.  (Thx Ashlyn Wang)

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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.  ~George Bernard Shaw

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool..  ~William Shakespeare, As You Like It

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Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.  ~Tobias Smollett

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Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter (Thx Paula Tyson)

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It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.  ~A.A. Hodge

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If you don't like how things are, change it!  You're not a tree.  ~Jim Rohn

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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.  ~Juvenal, Satires


abrogate \AB-ruh-gayt\,: To annul or abolish by an authoritative act; To put an end to; to do away with.

Greetings Coalition Family!


(written early 2001)

We seem to have run out of new war themes and are beginning to experience war ‘reruns’. As the u.s. president termed it early in this present campaign, the new crusade has begun. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the first crusades, the Europeans decided that the world could not survive without their particular brand of religion. I say brand because that is exactly what it is, diluted, bleached marketed and packaged to appeal to a clientele that is too busy or too lazy to search for truth themselves. So, christianity was invented to lend credibility to, and aid the european world domination effort.

There is no longer the red menace, or the yellow plague, Stalin, Lenin and Hitler are gone, what to do, what to do…?

If you understand how con artists work, you will be able to see what this and other capitalist governments around the world do to keep you stupid. Magicians call it distraction, what it is, is, they get you to focus your attention on something that seems important, while they complete the trick out of your vision.

For instance, history will tell you that during WWII, russia was one of the allied nations; they had been invaded by the dreaded Hitler also. Please note that as long as Hitler was killing dark people, and people that did not contribute to the christian corporation, the u.s. had no interest in involving itself in the conflict, even though mother england was being devastated.

But, my point is, russia was an ally, but once the war ended, and the economy changed, something had to be done with the poor people, and the returning battle wizened troops. Poor and black people had seen what could happen when you decided you would no longer submit to a government that did not represent you, witnessed first-hand in france by black troops.

Enter the Red Menace, and the “Iron Curtin” countries. The russians were coming any day. They traumatized poor school children by making them practice hiding under their desks, as though that would protect them from an atomic bomb. They gave birth to a trillion dollar industry… fallout shelters. I still remember how to build one! If nuclear waste has a half-life of a couple of hundred years, what good was a fallout shelter?

Now, all the time the general population was watching the skies, and they WERE watching the skies, for russian bombers, the government was being transformed into giant good ole boy corporation. And part of that corporation included russia and the new germany. If I’m making this up, then why are both russia and germany in post WWII debt to the U.S.?

Why, when the russian people were starving, did the U.S. provide sustenance to the country? Now russia is host to a slew of ‘fortune 500” businesses. Mclenin burger anyone?

As g.w. stands in front of door #2, screaming loudly about weapons of mass destruction, drowning out the shouts of developers about fuel efficient, and alternative fuel vehicles, machinery and environmental equipment, while pointing to the still suspicious monthly Bin Laden videos, and all the time hiding behind his back the rights to the afghan pipeline, and the agreement with the new Iraqi government for access to the second largest crude oil deposits on the planet.

The new crusade. Once he was informed of the poor choice of words, g.w. was quick to point out that the u.s. was only after ‘bad’ Muslims. Of course the Saudi’s, as illuminated in the documentary “Fahrenheit 9-1-1” were not complisant. Even the Bin Laden family was excused and extended the courtesy of being allowed to fly out of the country following the 911 catastrophe.

The russians are capitalists, the Japanese are capitalists, the germans are capitalists, the Chinese are capitalists, who to fight… who to fight?

Ahhh… Osama old friend please be my guest at the Crawford ranch, I have a proposal to make… what do you know about the cold war?

Is it merely coincidence that Bin Laden keeps making videos with the Khrushchev theme, and no one can seem to find him?

- © 2001 G. R. Adams

The child, offered the mother's breast, will not in the beginning grab it; But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom's copious breasts you’ll drink each day with greater zest. - ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Office of Specialized Services of the School District of Phila.

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Family Survival Inc. invites the entire African family to gather at its first annual Community Kwanzaa Gala


Saturday, December 29, 2012 

from noon to 3:00 p.m.


The Songhai City Cultural Center,

3117 W. Master Street,

Phila, PA.

The event features traditional ceremony, food, dance, art, poetry and family fun for ALL AGES. We will also honor the late Bobby Crowder, legendary drummer.

Free-will donation. Vendors welcome. Contact Jennifer Bennett at, visit or text 267-992-6262.

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Universal Afrikan Dance and Drum Ensemble

at the

Free Library of Philadelphia,

1901 Vine Street


December 26, 27 and 28th

when we celebrate Kwanzaa from

12 to 3pm.  

Come on down, our own Michael Rice will be handling the hosting chores


PLBC Virtual Job Fair

Are you job searching? 

The PLBC has added a Virtual Job Fair to the online Employment Center to assist you in beginning your job search. Employers across the state are looking to add qualified, hardworking individuals to their respective teams, and many of them are hiring now!

I recommend that you have an updated resume and reference list and be prepared to fill out applications and cover letters for each job to which you apply.

The Employment Center also features many tools that can helpprepare you for employment, including resume writing tips and samples.

The road to employment is littered with obstacles, but I will continue to partner with you through the process. I encourage you to take advantage of this resource.

If you are unable to reach the Virtual Job Fair through the link provided, you can also visit by typing in the URL

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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


Don Ringgold's Health Wealth(sm): The Genesis Project
Drinking distilled water, spring or filtered water is the proper way to start the day or break the fast from the previous day (“breakfast”). Drinking, ideally water only. Sometimes, apple cider vinegar (read label) and honey in a glass of water can be beneficial. In the booklet “The Master Cleanser” by Stanley Burroughs, it is recommended to take half a lemon, one or two tablespoons of grade b maple syrup or black strap molasses (especially for diabetics) with a pinch of cayenne pepper in a ten ounce glass of water. Herbal tea, serves the body best approximately 10 to 20 minutes before or after eating. Too much water, while eating, will dilute the power of the food during digestion and assimilation. However, some people put a tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar, only, in an eight-ounce glass of water during a meal, which makes for a sufficient compromise.  Eating fresh fruits, whole grains, yogurt, unsulphured dried fruits and vegetables all
 with no additives or pesticides, will help to maintain a clean colon. Fruits should be eaten first. They lay a good foundation .Be careful not to eat fruits and vegetables at the same time; they have different messages for the blood. Keep fruit consumption at least ten to twenty minutes apart from vegetable eating. For digestion and assimilation purposes, it is best to eat ripe fruits. The fruit sugar gives power. Sweet fruits work best in combination with other sweet fruits. Citrus fruits are best eaten alone. Fruit juices are highly recommended. Raw vegetables work best to sweep the colon clean. Salads are first at a meal for that reason. Red leaf lettuce is a good lettuce. Steaming vegetables bring out the sugars needed for power in the system. Brown rice boiled to tenderness is a wholesome way to eat rice. For instance, a half cup of rice to a cup of water. Place rice in a bowl of water over night to release mucus-producing factors. Baking potatoes
 and consuming the potatoes’ skin is productive. Steaming corn in the husks and eating the bright and lively part of the corn silk is protective. Broccoli is a very powerful veggie. If steaming is not possible, then boiling with a minimal amount of water is advisable. When the vegetables are bright they are ready for consumption. Fresh, frozen, then canned is the order of acceptance when there has to be a choice for fruits and vegetables. Fresh is always most preferable.
Copyright 2012, Don Ringgold

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Season's Greetings to everyone and hope your holidays are safe & peaceful thus far. 

Its been an awesome year but the Winter Solstice is closely upon us. Hope everyone will be doing their spiritual work, cleaning out the clutter to receive the new energy which is coming thru!!!

Below is a link to upcoming classes & workshops and hope you can attend. Do share with those of open mind to holistic health & wellness.

We are thankful for everyone's support during a very tough economy and we hope we have assisted in improving your health & wellness. A cleansed & well body is a great way to receive the new year. If you have not started your cleanse, do give your holistic health practitioner a call to get started. If you do not have a holistic health practitioner, do click link below of our Chapter's Member Wellness Centers:

During this holiday season, we would appreciate your support of our wellness store & gift shop. It is your support that keeps us thriving !!

Our final newsletter for 2013 is about the launch. If you have a wellness product or service you would like to advertise, there is a $25 donate per issue per ad. We would need your ad copy, commercial asap. Newsletter is getting pretty full since it is the last one of 2013. Hope you will consider advertising with us. Those who are Members of our Chapter, advertise for free !!

In the meantime, be safe & stay in touch!

Much Luv & Respect,

Sista Shai (Shy-ee)
African Holistic Health Chapter of NY

Facebook: African Holistic Health Chapter of NY
Twitter: Africanholistic


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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In the rush to find fossil fuel's replacement as the next cheap and plentiful energy source for powering the human machine, wind gets a lot of attention. After all, it's certainly in no small supply (except when you need to get that kite airborne), and the idea of continuous, zero-pollution energy is too enticing to ignore. Oh, and there's the fact that mankind burns through about 400 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) annually, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Four hundred quadrillion doesn't even sound like a real number, but consider that a single BTU is about as much energy generated by a lit match and that may help put it into perspective [source: McLamb].

It's not like wind hasn't been earning its keep. For centuries, we've used it to mill grains, power ships and even to generate electricity, starting in the 1930s. But as energy demand climbs, so have efforts to turn wind into a viable option for producing electricity on a large scale. Wind turbines in particular are what people think of when discussing wind power. These turbines can measure more than 400 feet (122 meters) tall and weigh in at close to 400 tons. Interest in wind has been outpacing other renewable methods for new electrical power generation for a few years, increasing more than 31 percent between 2008 and 2009 alone [source: U.S. Energy Information Association]. Besides its enormous promise, there are a couple of factors that have contributed to these gains. First, in 2009, wind generators were eligible for government incentives in the United States, encouraging developers to take the plunge. Secondly, Title IX of the 2008 Farm Bill made it easier and more attractive for farmers and ranchers to undertake wind projects.

Less than 2 percent doesn't sound like much, but when you consider the rate at which it's gaining popularity, wind has the inside track to becoming a much more viable alternative for large-scale energy production.


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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

Great Work Deserves Recognition!

Each year the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presents the Preservation Achievement Awards to a select group of individuals, organizations, businesses and projects from throughout the region that exemplifyoutstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation.

The awards honor projects involving the preservation or protection of historic resources including the restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse of historic properties; sympathetic new construction or additions to historic properties; or education, documentation and advocacy work on behalf of historic preservation.

If you have been directly involved in a preservation project or are aware of an outstanding effort that deserves attention, please let us know by submitting a nomination. 

Learn more about the awards and see past winners here.

Nomination deadline is Thursday, January 24, 2013, 5:00pm.

We are also asking for your help in getting the word out about these prestigious awards. Please forward this information to your colleagues and any organizations or individuals who may be interested. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact:
Patrick J. Hauck
215.546.1146 x4


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Family Survival Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization provides cultural, educational, spiritual and economic tools needed to create a positive and lasting legacy within the African American community. 

Family Survival Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was founded by Brothers Rashie Abdul Samad and Rashie Abdur Rahim after realizing that the key to reclaiming the African American community lies in re-establishing connection with Africa, it's art, history, culture, economy and people.  The program started with exposing young people to the culture of African music and art, as well as learning the basics of business.  While the founding principles remain intact, the program has expanded by partnering with other community organizations and businesses in the spirit of umoja (unity) to ensure our collective Family Survival. Together, these organizations will make an even greater impact on the youth and elders in the community for the benefit of whole.

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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

Dear Friends,
I am so pleased to share with you that my first book of poetry "Eclectic Insights" is now available both at and for the holidays.  Please help me to spread the word… I hope you will buy a copy, write a review and tell others. 
Thank you so much for your support.
 Happy Holidays,
Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith
"The highest good is like water, nourishing life effortlessly,
  flowing without prejudice to the lowliest places."
From the Tao Te Ching, Verse 8
Phone:    (443) 992-1156 
              (410) 747-6713
Fax:        (410) 747-6061

Peace Family,
If you're looking for something for the Holidays I have the gift for you...ECLECTIC INSIGHTS written by Dr. Alicia Harvey Smith. This amazing book of poetry is a must have.
 Also if you're in the Baltimore area you can see her

event entitled: Bare Soul: An Artist Refuge live at the

Terra Cafe'

Friday, Jan.11th.

101 East 25th Street. 

(Corner of St. Paul Street and East 25th Street)

Baltimore, MD 21218.

The event will showcase other poets, but Dr. Harvey-Smith 
will be the featured poet and author as she will be signing copies of 
her poetry book, Eclectic Insights.  The doors will open at Terra for the event at 7:45pm.
Please spread the word on your websites, facebook pages, yahoo

groups and other social media. 
Thanks in advance
Carlos Muhammad

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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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We are recruiting 1000 volunteers for MLK Day

to cleanup neighborhoods in our Great City. Come join as we continue to transform our neighborhoods!!!! 

These are sites so far for MLK Day The time is from 9am to 1pm. Thank You for your time in this matter. 
Ray Gant 

1. 6200 Chew Ave - Neighborhood cleanup 150 volunteers needed. 

  2. 3000 N. Clifford Street - Neighborhood cleanup 50 volunteers needed. 

3. 1800 N. Etting Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

4. 2000 N. Etting Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

5. 2800 N. Boudinot Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

6. 3000 N. Page Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteerts needed. 

7. 5000 N. 3rd Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

8. 2200 W. Thompson Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

9. 2700 Coral Street - Neighborhood cleanup 50 volunteers needed. 

10. 1200 W. Glenwood Avenue - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

11. 400 E. Mechanic Street - Neighborhood cleanup 50 volunteers needed. 

12. 1300 Ruan Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

13. 2500 W. Master St. - Neighborhood cleanup 50 volunteers needed. 

14. 2800 Jasper Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

15. 3000 Gordon Street - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

16. 400 E. Indiana Avenue - Neighborhood cleanup 25 volunteers needed. 

17. 200 E. Cambria Street - Neighborhood cleanup 50 volunteers needed. 

18. C Street & Indiana Ave.(hissey playground) Neighborhood and Playground cleanup 100 volunteers needed.

* * Outside PA * * *

On Saturday, January 19th, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee will host its 17th annual dinner tribute to our political prisoners and their families!
          This highly anticipated and moving event will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center, 1199 Union Headquarters, 310 West 43rd Street, (near 8th Avenue), in Manhattan.
          The event will be from 3-7pm with dinner served promptly at 4pm. Donations for this now time-honored event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Proceeds from this gathering go to the commissary of the political prisoners who are represented at the dinner by their families.
          The theme for this year’s dinner is “Transforming Solidarity: Working Together To End Political Imprisonment and Mass Incarceration.”
          “We chose this theme because it’s time to critically look at what we’re doing and how we’re doing it,” Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, co-chair of the Committee and co-chair of WBAI’s ‘Where We Live.’
          “At some point it becomes important to recognize that it is not enough to say ‘I am doing something’; At some point, we have to figure out just what must be done to get results,” she finished emphatically.
          Special guests presenters for this year are Johanna Fernandez, producer of the critically acclaimed film ‘Justice On Trial,’ about Mumia Abu-Jamal, Malik Rhasaan of Occupy The ‘Hood and people’s hip hop artist Jasiri X!
          This year’s dinner comes on the heels of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence being tossed and on the heels of political prisoners like Jalil Muntaqim being denied parole again. Muntaqim has been in prison since 1973.
          The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee was launched in 1993 with former political prisoner Herman Ferguson serving as chairman. Ferguson, now 91, was also a founding member of the Organization of AfroAmerican Unity with Malcolm X and was with him up until that fateful day February 21, 1965, when Malcolm was tragically assassinated.
          In addition to combating misinformation surrounding the legacy of Malcolm X and multiplying the presence of the community for the very moving annual pilgrimage to Malcolm’s gravesite on his birthday, the Committee also initiated this dinner 17 years ago to bring the community together to build greater support for Black and New Afrikan political prisoners and to instill greater appreciation for their humanity and for what their families have to endure in the face of their wrongful incarceration.
          The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee has always said that Black and New Afrikan political prisoners, who were young men who were directly inspired by Malcolm to join the Black Liberation Movement, make up “the hidden legacy” of Malcolm X. Many were viciously targeted by the government’s COINTELPRO operations of the late 60s early 70s. Those operations assassinated activists, framed activists, fostered violence between activists and the police and even fostered violence between activists themselves. To this date, there are dozens of political prisoners and prisoners of war who are still in prison from frameups dating back to the 60s in most cases!
          For more reservations and more information, please call 718-512-5008. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at X Commemoration Committee...

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What do four more years of Obama mean for the African and Mexican communities inside this country and oppressed peoples of the world?

This open community forum will feature presenations by African Socialist International (ASI) Chairman Omali Yeshitela, African People's Solidarity Committee (APSC) Chairwoman Penny Hess and APSC member Jesse Nevel on the truth about Barack Hussein Obama's second presidental term.

Panelists will discuss Obama's escalation of U.S. military operations, the deepening economic crisis, the rising repression and white nationalist attacks on African people and how Euro-Americans can stand in solidarity with the growing resistance of the African working class.

This event is part of the 2013 APSC International Conference "African Resistance / White Solidarity", January 6-8, 2013 at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL. Registration for the International Conference is not required to attend this Community Forum. 
For more information: • 727-683-9949

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   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

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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?
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 -----

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