Pete Lyde, Jr. murder case update FREE O’Jays

Friday, July 9, 2010
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Pete Lyde, Jr. murder
case update page 2
Many of the people who came out in support at a
recent press conference looking for information about
the second “shooter” in the Pete Lyde, Jr. murder
Lynette M. BrownSow receives the
Hardy Williams
Pennsylvania State
State Senator, The Honorable
Anthony Hardy Williams presents
the Hardy Williams Award to
Lynette M. Brown-Sow, Chair,
Hardy Williams Education Fund
for her community outreach and
superior business accomplishments.
L-R: State Senator Anthony Hardy
Williams, Lynette M. Brown-Sow
and The Hononorable Ronald G.
Waters, Chairman, PLBC.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
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Update on Pete Lyde, Jr. Murder case
thera martin
Peter Lyde, Jr. was just
twenty-seven years old when
his life was stolen from him
by two men who had been
out partying at a bar called
“Pleasures On The Ridge”,
the night of May 31, 2009.
Peter Lyde, Jr. was a star
football player at George
Washington High School,
where he graduated in the
year 2000. At the time of his
murder, he was a member of
Laborers Local 332, where he was often assigned to
work the Pennsylvania Convention Center detail with
his father, Peter Lyde, Sr. Peter, Jr. had dreams of getting into politics one day, and perhaps one day even running for the position of Traffic Court Judge. He also
shared with his Dad and his Mom, Philadelphia
Municipal Court Judge, the Honorable Jacqueline
Frazier Lyde, that while a member of Local 332, he
wanted to grow within the union leadership and he
dreamt of being a union organizer as well.
All that and more was snatched away from him on the
night of May 31, 2010 when two unthinking, uncaring
male human species, (I refuse to call them “men”)
decided an argument over a bar stool was so critical,
that they had to pull out guns and start shooting at each
other and unfortunately it didn’t matter to them that people not involved in their petty argument were standing
around and could possibly become a victim of one or
more of their bullets.
Little Pete was filling-in at Pleasures On The Ridge
on May 31, 2009 as a bouncer. While his nickname to
many was “Little Pete” he actually was very much a
strong sturdy, robust young man, surely weighing over
240 pounds. He had never worked there before, but he
had had some prior experience doing security-type
work. The young man was just trying to earn some extra
money aside from his earnings with Local 332. You see,
Peter Lyde, Jr. did have dreams and rather than just
depend on his parents on grandparents, he was making
his own way in life. So that’s how he came to be inside
Pleasures On the Ridge, that fateful night.
Peter Lyde, Sr. gave me an exclusive interview about
the outcome of the trial. Lyde, Sr. stated, “One of the
men who murdered my son, Rodney Evans, who is 33
years old as God will have it, will pay for the murder of
my son with a long sentence behind bars, maybe life.
He got third degree murder. He was convicted of
weapons offenses, discharging a weapon without a
license and reckless endangerment. When he goes back
to court on September 9, 2010 to get his sentence, he’s
facing thirty-one to sixty years behind bars. You also
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Thera Martin shown with Joe Frazier and members of the Lyde family at a recent press
conference in front of the Pleasures on the Ridge Bar.
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have to understand that this man had two other prior
convictions. He was already a convicted felon with an
aggravated assault charge and arson. There’s also still
another shooter at large. He’s being described as an
“unknown assailant”. He’s believed to be about 5 feet
seven inches tall, about 165 pounds, dark skinned with a
short haircut and a short beard. (Of course if dude is
smart at all, he’s changed his appearance long since
Peter Lyde Jr.’s murder).
At the time of the murder, there were one hundred and
twenty-five patrons in the bar but not one of them was
able to give police detectives the name of this 5 foot
seven dude/shooter. Keep in mind that Pleasures On The
Ridge was simply a bar. It wasn’t a nightclub. It wasn’t a
restaurant/bar. It was, what it was -- a bar where largely
neighborhood folk, would come and get a few drinks,
etc. You know how neighborhood bars are -- everybody
knows your name.
Peter Lyde, Sr. recanted some testimony from the bar
manager of Pleasures On The Ridge. Lyde, Sr. said, “Ed
Brown had allegedly recently befriended Rodney Evans
and Evans had started stopping by pretty regularly over a
two-three week period. He was cool with the owners and
manager. So on the night of May 31st when Rodney
Evans came to the bar, the bouncer at the door, (Peter Jr.
was one of two bouncers working that night) was told to
”Let him in”. Evans was not frisked and further, he came
into the bar with his own bottle of alcohol.
As the story goes, Ed Brown said, “Evans is my man,
let him in.” It’s not clear whether Rodney Evans came
into the bar alone or if he had women with him, or if he
met women there, but what is very clear is that one of
the women accused a patron, (the five foot seven joker)
of taking her seat. Evans then got all in the face of the
much smaller man. Rodney Evans is about 260 pounds.
He’s a big fella. Nonetheless this “big fella” got all in
the face of shooter number two, (Little Man) and pulled
out his gun. The next thing anybody knew, both men
had guns and proceeded to run out of the bar only to
start shooting like it’s the wild, wild, west on the Ridge.
There was court testimony that Rodney Evans started
shooting first and that he instigated the entire situation,
however shooter number two, (Little Man), also has to
be held responsible because he pulled out a gun and
started shooting too.
When the shooting ended, Peter Lyde, Jr. had caught
one of the flying bullets and he was gone, just like that.
So, Over the July fourth Holiday weekend when other
families were laughing and having family fun -- a year
and a few weeks after his Celebration of Life Service -Peter Lyde, Sr. and his wife were looking at headstones,
so one can be placed over Lyde, Junior’s grave. My
Lord, My Lord. How hard. How much is a parent supposed to have to take?
Peter Lyde Sr. repeated, “ The situation that stole my
son from me was an argument over a bar stool, all over a
bar stool. If any SCOOP Reader knows anything about
this crime, or was there at the bar that night and you now
have memory of what you saw and whom you saw, I beg
of you, for a good decent family, the Frazier-Lyde family, I beg of you to tell what you know, to the police. If
you have correct information that can lead to an arrest of
shooter number two, call 215-546-TIPS. That’s the number for the Citizens Crime Commission. You don’t have
to use your name. They will give you a code number and
if your information is correct, cha-ching, cha-ching for
you. Walk a mile, just a mile in the shoes of the Lyde
family, then do whatever you can to turn in the second
shooter. Do the crime, pay the time. You wanna be a big
boy running around town with guns, no license and convictions? Oh well, live the life die in the life or die in
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Information Session at Commonwealth Connections Academy
Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA), a virtual charter school, is hosting a local information session
to educate parents and families about CCA’s unique,
high-quality curriculum, which uses technology and
more to deliver individualized instruction for each student, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.,
Commonwealth Connections Academy, 2085 N. 63rd
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151
During the session, participants will explore CCA’s
individualized learning approach, its well-respected curriculum, the technology-enhanced learning environment
and the enrollment process. Curriculum samples and
opportunities for questions/answers will be available.
Participants will also discuss the family’s role in the
education process through topics such as organizing the
home for the most effective schooling environment and
balancing time when more than one child is enrolled in
the program.
CCA combines the expertise and accountability of
public education, parental involvement of home schooling and the flexibility of technology-enhanced learning.
Because it is a Pennsylvania public school, there are no
costs for tuition, fees or supplies.
We invite you to take this opportunity to see the program first-hand, to meet teachers and families and to
learn more about Commonwealth Connections Academy.
CCA now serves Pennsylvania students in grades K-12
and is currently enrolling students for the 2010-11
school year.
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SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010
Expanding a Child Health Safety net
At the
Defense Fund, we
have been working to secure
health coverage
for all children for
more than three decades. During that
time, we and many others have been
slowly filling in gaps in our health care
system to help cover the uninsured. The
landmark health reform legislation –
The Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act and the Health Care and
Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 –
signed by President Obama in March
guarantees access to health coverage for 32 million
people in America, including more than 95% of all children.
It represents the largest single leap towards the finish
line in decades towards expanding and strengthening
the child health safety net and provides the greatest
expansion of health coverage to the poor through
Medicaid since that program’s enactment in 1965. At
least 16 million children, parents, and childless adults
with incomes below 133 percent of poverty ($29,400
for a family of four) will become eligible for Medicaid
with its guaranteed comprehensive benefits. Included
are 1.6 million children currently eligible for the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who lack
guaranteed comprehensive benefits. In order for newly
eligible parents to enroll in Medicaid, they must first
ensure their children are covered. Importantly, the new
legislation maintains CHIP until 2019, giving us time to
determine whether the new “health insurance
exchanges” will provide children better or comparable
benefits and cost protections than they have now. CHIP
is fully funded through 2015 – doubling the number of
eligible children who can be served from seven to 14
million. Finally, the bill increases Medicaid payment
rates to ensure more low-income children will have
access to primary care service providers who accept
Medicaid patients.
Now that these improvements to the child health
safety net are in place, the critical next step is to make
sure children are actually enrolled in the programs for
which they are eligible. To ensure all children and
young adults benefit from this legislation, states must
act swiftly: two-thirds of uninsured children are already
eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP due
largely to unnecessary bureaucratic barriers imposed by
states. A study by the National Bureau of Economic
Research showed that, controlling for parents’ income,
education, and social status, children who experience
poor health on average have significantly lower education attainment, significantly poorer health, lower earnings, and a lower likelihood of working as adults.
Covering all children will help states maximize their
investments in education and make sure their state’s
children are competitive players in the national and
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and Congressman Chaka Fattah 215-3876404 also your City Council members
to share your concerns about these proposed
closing and how they will affect you.
global economy. States now have new tools and funding to eliminate barriers to enrollment, so they must
work quickly to use them to enroll all eligible children.
We know how to effectively enroll children. One
example is the state of Louisiana which in February
enrolled 10,484 eligible children into its Medicaid program overnight by using records already on file to
determine Medicaid eligibility. Using information from
other means tested programs like the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp
Program, now SNAP) to help identity and enroll eligible children is called Express Lane Eligibility (ELE).
This type of streamlined coordination can help children
across the country while relieving states of administrative burdens, saving money, and decreasing parental
stress. While it is one of the most effective ways to
enroll eligible children in health coverage, currently
only three states have implemented an express lane
option. Push your states to do so.
The Children’s Defense Fund is one of the organiza-
tions assisting other successful state efforts to enroll
children. CDF-Texas State Office's 100% Campaign
works with 35 school districts to systematically identify
every uninsured child through school enrollment forms
and link them with affordable health coverage. The
100% Campaign educates families about how to utilize
and renew their children's health coverage to avoid
unnecessary and costly emergency room visits. CDFTexas's 100% Campaign has been recognized by the
American Association of School Administrators,
America's Promise Alliance, the Robert Wood Johnson
Covering Kids & Families initiative, and Leadership
Houston, which honored CDF-Texas with its 2009
Leadership in Action award. Over 850,000 children
were reached. The World Health Organization gave
CDF-Texas’ 100% Campaign its only North American
award for effective health outreach.
It’s time to implement measures like these across the
See “Safety net” page 7
Coalition to erect a Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. life-size Bronze Sculpture at the entrance
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
The Artist Sculptor Rebecca-Rose tm (RMFAC
Studio) Present Plans for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Freedom Dream” Monument in Historic Philadelphia.
The monument will be made a Gift to the City of
Philadelphia as a Legacy and Symbol of International
Human Rights and dignity for all people.
Ms. Rose, a fourth generation African-American
sculptor revealed to the public her designs for the monument, as well as the Coalition’s plans to bring visibility
to the Drive, in Dr. King’s honor.
This is a history in the making tribute in Philadelphia
to Americas Renown Nobel Peace Laureate. This tribute
honors Dr. King, the City of Philadelphia, and R. Sonny
Driver, Publisher, SCOOP, USA Incorporated. Mr.
Driver spearheaded the naming of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive, with the support of the City of
Philadelphia and over 60,000 citizens in petition.
Philadelphia’s leaders, community organizations, cultural families and sponsors are being asked to support
the Dr. King’s “Freedom’s Dream” Monument.
We ask your support at this time to provide us with a
letter of interest if you are able and willing to make this
tax-exempt donation. For your contribution of one thousand dollars ($1,000.) dollars, your name or that or your
organization’s will be engraved on the granite base of
the monument as a living legacy of your support.
Neither deposits nor payments are required at this time.
Please forward to SCOOP USA, the enclosed
Expression of Interest Pledge Form, so that we may
gather and forward your letter along with others to the
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition who have
expressed an interest to be our Fiscal Agent for the project.
We welcome an opportunity to talk or meet with you regarding the details. Contacts: Rebecca
Rose: (215) 833-9082 (cell), e-mail: /[email protected] or SCOOP 215-232-5974
Please indicate your preliminary interest or pledge below to contribute to the Dr.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.”~ Father Paul M. Washington
The 2010 Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction
junious r. stanton
As we head into the
Summer season mark
your calenders, put it in
your PDA and make plans
to participate in the second annual Wade Wilson
Golf Tournament and
Silent Auction Friday
August 27, 2010 at the
Penn Oaks Country Club
in West Chester not far
from Cheyney
University’s campus. The
country club is located
right off Route 202/322
East on Penn Oaks Drive. It’s easy to find and for
out of town golfers, there are several hotels in the
immediate area. The C Club is currently working
on a hotel package for out of town participants. The
2010 honorary co-chairs are Cheyney alums Bob Bogle
the CEO of the Philadelphia Tribune newspaper and Jim
Ellis legendary educator and swim coach who was the
subject of the motion picture Pride. Join Bob Bogle, Jim
Ellis and a host of avid golfers and alums for a wonderful day of fun to benefit the students of Cheyney
The Cheyney University C Club is a not for profit
charity organization dedicated to raising scholarship
money for Cheyney University’s athletic department,
band and cheerleaders. Last year was our inaugural tournament and thanks to the efforts and support of a host of
media, businesses and alums we raised $26, 000 for
Cheyney University. This year we have set an even more
ambitious goal. We are calling on area golfers and nongolfers alike to enjoy a full day of fun and camaraderie
to benefit a most worthy cause. For non-golfers who
have an interest in learning more about one of the fastest
growing sports in the world, the Wade Wilson Golf
Tournament will feature a skills clinic for beginners. The
$125 cost includes the clinic, the banquet and the other
scheduled non-golfing activities. If you want to participate in the non-golfing activities but don’t want to be a
part of the clinic the cost including the meal is $75.
For golfers of all handicaps from hackers to serious
competitors, the tax deductible fees of $160 (individual)
$600 (foursome) includes: green fees, motorized cart,
on course snack, buffet luncheon, foursome picture, give
a ways, contest prizes and door prizes. For an additional
fee of $20 the Penn Oaks Country Club will provide
rental clubs. For businesses and service providers, sponsorship opportunities are still available. Participating in
the 2010 Wade Wilson Golf Tournament is an excellent
way to promote your business, gain a legitimate tax
deduction and contribute to a most worthy cause. The
2010 Wade Wilson Golf Tournament promises to be one
harry polis
Grow your own
We have become accustomed to fresh produce, but
over the last few years, there
have been problems with
very serious bacteria hitching rides on our fruit and
vegetables. During the
spring, summer, and autumn
we can grow our own veggies. In Philly, there are
free lots to grow vegetables,
but pots in the house can
work too. Because of my arthritis, I use planting
beds and pots on tables in the backyard. I filled
them with good soil and started some plants from
seeds and bought others as starter plants. From seeds,
I grew one of my favorites—
Broccolini, which is a cross
between Broccoli and Chinese
kale. I now have three large
Brocolini plants growing in pots. I
saute them in Sesame oil with garlic and a little hot pepper. I’m
looking forward to enjoying them.
I’ve grown two kinds of lettuce,
spinach, and Jaynee grew Horse
Radish for the spicy leaves. My
cucumbers are very sweet; we’ve
been eating them. I have about
nine tomato plants of different kinds from Big Boys to
little Cherry tomatoes. In addition to my peppers maturing, I’m growing blueberries, strawberries, figs, kiwis,
cantaloupe, and pumpkins. There is also spearmint,
peppermint, and basil coming up. I’m actually growing
more, but the list is too long. Jaynee wishes we could
have a greenhouse so we could grow vegetables all year.
Sadly, that’s not an option; just to heat it would be too
expensive. Nevertheless, our summer vegetables and
fruit are not only delicious; it’s a very healthy alternative. We’re having fun watching them grow too. What
could be better?!
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by Jaynee Levy-Polis
Harry is available for lectures and entertainment with stories
and poetry. Contact SCOOP USA, or e-mail Harry
Larry Skinner Tournament foursome
of the best events of the Summer. For full details about
sponsorship opportunities and Online tournament registration please go to the Cheyney University C Club
Website at or mail your check
or money order made payable to the Cheyney
Foundation to: The C Club P.O. Box 4966 Philadelphia
PA 19119. CU on August 27, 2010.
Congressman Brady lauds new revolutionary
health care information resource
Congressman Bob
Brady (D., PA) said he
applauds this week’s
launch of
“The website is absolutely
necessary and it is the
most comprehensive
resource about health care
Mandated by the Health
Insurance Reform legislation that was signed into
law in March, the website
is one of the key features
of the legislation to ensure
that individuals and small
business owner are able to
navigate the complicated
process of shopping for
health insurance.
Congressman Brady
said one important element about the website is
that it is user and consumer friendly. “It is writ-
ten so people can understand the complicated
world of health insurance
and it also does not
require PhD level skills to
navigate the site.”
After consumers input a
few pieces of background
information – such as
state, age range, and current insurance status – a
site tool, the insurance
options finder, will generate a list of both private
and public health insurance options. The tool will
list details of insurance
plans offered in that state,
and include contact information for each company
so consumers can contact
the companies that best fit
their needs. Beginning in
October, the tool will also
include pricing informa-
tion, further simplifying
health insurance shopping.
“Now, families and
small businesses can easily search for available
insurance options and
make informed decisions
about their health care
with thorough, unbiased
information,” said
Congressman Brady. With
the addition of plan price
estimates in October, will
enable consumers to compare both the quality and
the cost of their health
insurance options so they
can choose what plan
works best for their needs.
“Whether you’re a new
college graduate, a family
who has recently lost
insurance, or someone
with a pre-existing condi-
tion – this site has a list of
insurance options available for you. And, I urge
all of my constituents to
use this resource and learn
how the health reform law
can help you,”
Congressman Brady said.
The insurance options
finder has a database of
over 2 billion scenarios,
with listings from more
than 1000 insurance carriers and over 5500 insurance products. The website also hosts over 500
new pages of content,
such as a health care
reform implementation
timeline and state-by-state
information for individuals
with pre-existing conditions.
Licensed Cartoon Characters influence
children’s food preferences
by Terry Johnson
The breakfast and snack food industries have probably always known it, but a Yale University study has
now confirmed it: popular cartoon characters influence
the taste preferences of very young children, and not in
a positive way. Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer and
Shrek were used in the study.
Helping communities to understand media’s roles in
shaping food choices is an important aspect of working
being done by the Department of Public Health’s
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative.
“You find most of these characters on breakfast and
snack food that is high in sugar and low in nutrition,”
said Sara Solomon, program manager of CPPW’s
Nutrition and Physical Activity program. “This kind of
marketing has contributed to the obesity epidemic facing our children.
“Through our initiatives, we hope to build partnerships with educators, health professionals, business,
government and non-profit groups to create a city wide
environment that encourages healthy food choices,”
said Solomon, who is a licensed nutritionist.
The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
researchers gave 40 four-to-six year children three
pairs of identical foods – graham crackers, gummy
fruit snacks, and carrots – in packages with either a
popular cartoon character or no character at all. The
three cartoon characters used in the study were Scooby
Doo, Dora the Explorer and Shrek.
The study found that the licensed cartoon characters
worked most effectively on energy dense, nutrient
poor foods. The effects were weaker for vegetables
like carrots.
“The use of licensed characters to promote foods to
children may be particularly effective because children
lack the ability to understand the persuasive intent
behind advertising,” the report said.
The study comes at a critical time. Since the 1970s,
the obesity rate among two-to-five year olds has more
than doubled and among six-to-11 year old children
the rates have almost tripled.
In 2008, the food and beverage industries spent
more than $1.6 billion per year on advertising targeted
toward young consumers.
Before the Rudd Center research no other study has
documented the relationship between children’s taste
preferences and licensed cartoon characters on food
Solomon said one of CPPW’s goals is to implement
a broad-based, sustained media campaigns aimed at
improving the life-styles of city residents.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 -
Nestle® Drumstick® brand seeks dynamic young heroes
Fifty children and teens to be recognized for extraordinary accomplishments this summer
Oakland, California – If you know a selfless child or
teenager who has made a difference in the lives of others, here’s a way to reward their dedication and determination. This summer the Nestlé Drumstick brand is celebrating young people who have accomplished amazing
Sheriff’s Office cuts cost
with overtime reductions
The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office yesterday informed
all city judges that it had initiated a new overtime reduction plan which has already saved $150,000 and is on
pace to cut overtime cost by more than the 25 percent
requested by the city administration.
The judges were informed of the new plan in a letter
from the Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Barbara Deeley who
said the long term success of overtime reduction will
require the support and cooperation of all the stakeholders in the criminal justice system; judges, district attorneys, prisons and police.
“The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office is committed to
assisting the city in this time of financial crisis,” Deeley
said. “We need on-going communications with this
office from everyone involved in the criminal justice
process to make sure our deputies are deployed efficiently while not sacrificing security or public safety for our
courtrooms, prisoner transports as well as our sworn personnel.”
The new plan includes reducing the number of
deputies assigned to Family Court, starting a second
shift for Traffic Court and staggered starting times for
deputies to accommodate varying court room schedules.
Deputies will also be rotated on an as-needed basis to
prisoner transportation to allow for the expedited return
of detainees to various prisons.
Deeley said each of these changes will help reduce
overtime costs though she noted the new plan discontinues many of the staffing policies put in place two years
ago in response to overcrowding in Philadelphia’s prisons.
“Many of our overtime hours had been accumulated in
response to the crisis to relieve prison overcrowding,”
Deeley wrote. “We were required to transport large
number of defendants and man more courtrooms.”
On a weekly basis the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office
transports more than 1,500 prisoners and is responsible
for the safety of approximately 116 courtrooms and 144
judges. The office is charged with enforcing the orders
of the courts including garnishments, attachments,
levies, injunctions, protection from abuse orders, warrants and writs of possession; the sale of real and personal property; transportation of prisoners; and court room
and building security at the Criminal Justice Center,
Traffic Court, 1801 Vine Family Court, 34 South 11th
Street Domestic Relations Court, Community Court and
Administrative Adjudication Office.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue its efforts to reduce
overtime costs.
Now I Sit,
Now I wait
by Colleen Tomko, Kids Together, Inc.
(Fund community based supports. Don't
force people to choose between institutions or
They started me off with early intervention,
happy as could be, then years of school with
special education, individualized just for me.
I had friends, went places and participated,
until I turned twenty-one And then I got on a
waiting list, my life as I had known it was
done. With hopes and dreams I planned my
future, and what I wanted to be, but now I sit
on this waiting list, no funding of supports for
Don't leave me sitting at home on a couch,
losing skills I learned through the years, with
the right supports, I can work and contribute,
pay taxes and volunteer
It costs a lot for an institution; it's where no
one wants to live, just shift the dollars to community supports; I could flourish if you did.
Please make community supports a budget
priority, it's not a matter of tightening one's
belt, it's critical to life for me.
So many possibilities, of things that I could
My life is at stake, my hopes and dreams;
the choice is up to you.
See the petition
things – both large and small. Beginning May14, 2010,
adults can nominate outstanding kids as part of the
Nestlé Drumstick brand Heroes Contest. Fifty winning
kids will be awarded the ultimate summer celebration,
complete with enough Nestlé Drumstick sundae cones
and a fun-filled party package to host an unforgettable
event for up to 50 family and friends.
“This is the second year that the Nestlé Drumstick
brand team is recognizing and rewarding young people
who are making a positive difference in their communities,” said John Harrison, Official Ice Cream Taster for
the Nestlé Drumstick brand. “Entries will be judged on
the child or teenager’s accomplishments, as well as the
originality and creativity used to achieve their goals.”
Last year’s winners expressed kindness beyond their
years, such as Hannah Tachouet, age 13, from
Sebastopol, CA, who collected over 25 bags of clothing
and $1,100 for a local women’s shelter. When delivering
the donation, she learned that the shelter had no money
to purchase breakfast for the week, and that many
women were going hungry. Struck by the fact that members of her own community were going without this
basic need, Hannah continues to donate to the organization, and to speak to her peers about the importance of
Nestlé Drumstick Brand Heroes Contest entry forms
are available to download at beginning May 14, 2010. Submit your story (150 to 500
words), along with the completed entry form, describing
why the child deserves to be honored as a Drumstick
Hero. Adults over the age of 18 may nominate children
between 6 and 17 years of age who are residents of the
United States. Official contest rules are available online.
All entries must be received by September 15, 2010 to
be considered. Winning children will be notified by
phone and/or mail each month throughout the length of
the promotion, between the dates of June 15, 2010 and
September 15, 2010.
Creamy, crunchy, chocolatey Nestlé Drumstick sundae
cones are available at grocery stores and retail locations
nationwide. In both full-size cones and snack-sized
Nestlé® Drumstick® Lil’ Drums™ cones, there is a perfect Nestlé Drumstick brand size and flavor variety for
every summertime moment. And this summer, Nestlé
Drumstick brand introduces the sweet and timeless flavors of S’mores and caramel to its popular lineup of
Nestlé Drumstick Lil’ Drums sundae cones. The new
S’mores and Caramel Variety Pack includes ten creamy
cones in a fun snack size. Even better, each scrumptious
cone is 120 calories or less.
Joe Becton provides stories and songs regarding the African American plight in America at
the Historic Johnson House (Underground Railroad at Germantown and Washington
Avenue.) The audience was captivated by the lure and even impressed WWII veteran,
Sergeant Stephen Sherman of Los Angelos, CA.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
Deitrick Haddon’s new release now in stores CD Spotlight
sherri y. johnson
Gospel star Deitrick
Haddon and Voices of
Unity, are back in the
Top 40. The multi-talented Haddon and VOU’s
rock-edged, Jungle
rhythm “Judah (Let Me
Hear You Praise)” just
reached the #40 position
on the BDS Top 40
national gospel radio
playlist. The song is
featured on the Blessed
& Cursed (Tyscot
Records) movie soundtrack CD that hit retail
Philly Beat
shelves last week.
The twelve-track CD features cameos by former
Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams, BET
Sunday Best finalist Jessica Reedy, Damita Haddon, and
Men of Standard’s Lowell Pye, among others. The CD
features high tech pop anthems such as “I’m Blessed,”
the retro soul vibe of “Praise In the House,” the sing-along jam “One Touch,” and the urgent R&B groove,
“Don’t Leave Me Now.” There is a special iTunes
Exclusive Deluxe version of the CD that includes a digital booklet, bonus track “These Streets” and the “Don’t
Leave Me” music video.
This brilliant music provides the backdrop to
Haddon’s first feature film Blessed & Cursed that will be
released direct to DVD on July 27, 2010. In a twist on
the Biblical story of David and Saul, Blessed & Cursed
(Tyscot Film & Entertainment/$19.95) depicts Dwight
Hawkins’ (portrayed by Deitrick Haddon) struggle to
realize his God- given purpose. Dwight must choose
between family obligations and pursuing his own dreams
of superstardom in the church world. In the end, he gets
caught in a diabolical scheme of jealousy orchestrated by
a church pastor. “I grew up in the church and unfortunately it wasn’t all great experiences,” Haddon says. “I
intentionally brought these up in the movie. This movie
will be a witnessing tool to win people back to the
church.” For more information visit: or
Special thanks to the Belle Report for the latest
updates! If you would like our team to promote your
next event or service, call 866.659.8132 or email us at
[email protected] Until the next column,
remain encouraged!
Welcome Back Butterball!!!
Yanina Carter
Entertainment Editor
I just came back
from a weekend in
Atlantic City, for
the Fourth of July
holiday. The experience was great
and enjoyed my
stay at the
Marriott. Except
one problem, when
booking the facility
they never disclosed that the hotel is a non-smoking
hotel. Not that I am a heavy smoking -- usually when
I drink, but my three friends who came with me all
smoke and boy was that an inconvenience. We spent
most of our time in the parking lot. This is there policy – after you leave the hotel they have a censor in the
room that will notify them if someone was smoking in
the room, and if this is found out they bill your credit
card $250. Now, the problem with this is they really
don’t tell folks this and I was informed that on Monday
there was a number of irate customers who were billed
What’s wrong with this picture? It’s a scam, and the
people who I booked the trip with Wyndam Vacation
Resort are also to blame because they encouraged me
to stay at the beautiful hotel, however they never asked
if I was a smoker because if they had, I would not have
booked a room at that hotel. So, make sure if you are
a smoker do not stay at the Marriott because this policy
is with all the Marriott hotels.
But I want to commend Dan Hamill, my man. He
made a point to tell us not to try the wet towel under
the door trick because they have a gadget inside the
room they will notify them. Hats off to Dan, who took
very good care of us during our stay there. Besides the
room, we had a blast!!!
Legendary WDAS FM Air Personality Joseph
“Butter” Tamburro was back in time to help the
Delaware Valley celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.
Friday “Butter” kicked off the party with mixer Andre
“The Giant” at Temptations Banquet Facility on 220
West Chelten Avenue. On Saturday “Butter” moved
the party to Wilmington, Delaware With The WDAS
Family at Brandywine River Ballroom - 1408
Clifford Brown Walk, where he broadcasted live from
7:00 PM to Midnight. Sunday he returned for Butter’s
Sunday Night Oldies at Pinnacle Nightclub at 7th and
Arch where Butter broadcasted from 7:00 PM to
Earlier on
Sunday Butter
fans caught up
with the radio legend when
NAACP President
J. Whyatt
Mondesire and
Host of WDAS’s
Freedom Quest
interviewed him
from 7:00-8:00
AM on 105.3
Joseph “Butter”
Tamburro is celebrating 47 years
of broadcasting at
the Philadelphia’s
Heritage station
Butter is a not only a radio legend but was an integral
player in Philadelphia’s Civil Rights Movement where
he hosted fundraising concerts for Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. For more information go to We love you Butter, Welcome
I hope you didn’t miss it but Venus Williams was in
town to promote her book: “Come to Win: Business
Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on
How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession”
That’s right on Tuesday, Venus Williams was at
Philadelphia - Avenue of Arts – Borders, on Broad
Street for a book signing.
Venus Williams knows what it takes to be a winner.
Combining talent, drive, and hard work, she's mastered
the game of tennis. How will that drive serve her off
the court in her post tennis career? For inspiration,
Venus turned to nearly 50 business leaders, politicians,
doctors, and artists, all of whom previously played
competitive sports and who now operate at the top of
their field and asked them the essential question.
In case you don’t know Serena and Venus are part
owners of the Miami Dolphins Football team. Venus
has a clothesline, called “Eleven” or “11” from which
I have several items. These girls know business.
Don’t forget to check me out on the Trudy Haynes
Show as her entertainment Correspondent on Comcast
66 Wednesday, 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and
Sundays at 5:30 p.m.; on Comcast 1990 on Mondays
8:30 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m.; for the early risers
check it out on ION 61 at 6 a.m. every fourth Saturday.
Now, this Sunday I will be on my regular guest co-host
on the New World View with David Barnes, this
Sunday at 8 p.m. on WURD, 900AM/. Well, that’s the
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24. Maxwell ....... “Black Summer’s Night” ... (Columbia)
25. Raheem DeVaughn ... “Love & War Master Peace” ..... (Jive)
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6. WOW ...................... “Hits 2010” ...................... (Verity)
7. Clarence Fountain, Sam Butler & The Boys ... “Stepping
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SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 -
Dr. Walter Rodney and the Development
of African Studies in Africa
Copyright James G. Spady, 2010
"For Rodney, the whole of African History from the
Pharaonic period to the contemporary era was a paradox, as evidenced by the abundance of raw materials
and wealth and by the paucity of good human conditions. To explain this paradox became the passion of his
academic life. The search took him to Europe, West and
East Africa, and finally back to his own native Guyana.
Indefatigable, he applied his mind to tackle this fundamental problem that still besieges Africa and all the people of African descent alike. The seriousness of the issue
and of the crisis, and his acute awareness of it, may have
made Rodney, 'aloof', estranged from the alienated
African and expatriate elite among when he lived in
Tanzania. According to some of my friends who knew
him -- I personally never met him -- he kept his inde-
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country and CDF will do so in its state office locations.
Millions of children have been desperately waiting for
these newly enacted health reforms and we must make
them real. Each day we fail to act to utilize these new
tools, 2,200 children are born uninsured. Good health at
birth and throughout childhood is essential both for
children themselves and the adults and workers they
will become. As a nation, we pay a “hidden tax” to subsidize the uninsured. The hidden costs of not insuring
children include the high costs of uncompensated care
for those without insurance; costly emergency room
treatment for non-emergencies; long term treatment of
diseases that could have been prevented; and the costs
of untreated emotional problems in children we pay for
when children’s unmet needs bring them to the child
welfare or juvenile justice systems. Now is the time for
states to move quickly to enroll all eligible children and
ensure that all eligible children realize the promise of
health reform.
pendence from the
different factions
competing in Dar
Es Salaam. He
belonged to no
clique, he was a
loner. Yet he accumulated an impressive background in
history and other
social sciences, and
a genuine sophistication in Marxist
analysis. What has
struck me in his historical writing is his
capacity to combine
these elements very
effectively, to discipline himself and to
present his ideas in
Dr. Walter Rodney
clear language, free
of jargons and accessible to the general public."
.... Professor Lansine Kaba, African Historian
Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the pass-
ing of the Pan African patriot and outstanding historian,
Dr. Walter Rodney. June also marked the passing of
The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, like Rodney, a
multi-Caribbean man of immense importance.
What serious student of African history has not read
Walter Rodney's crucial text, How Europe Underdeveloped
Africa? Watching the World Cup the other day and witnessing Ghana's loss at a crucial moment in history, at a
crucial moment in South Africa's hosting of the World
Cup, one could not help but think of Walter Rodney.
and his passionate fight on behalf of African people on
the continent and in the so-called New world. The historian, Dr. Walter Rodney of Guyana, was one of the
most significant intellectuals of African ascent in the
20th century. Born on 23 March 1932, this Aries born
Afrodiasporic scholar is a model for 21st century scholar-citizens who understanding the relationship of the
university to the community, to the general society. He
also understood his role to be a critical link in many
Rodney Challenges Western Historian
Assumptions About Africa
One biographer described Rodney as follows:
See “Studies in Africa” page 10
Father’s Day Rally Committee hosts its
21st annual Father’s Day Picnic
Marian Wright Edelman is a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged Americans and is the President of CDF. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families.
September 29, 2010
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The Father's Day Rally Committee, Inc. (FDRC) hosted its 21st annual Father's Day picnic in Fairmount Park. The free picnic held from noon till 6pm at the Belmont Grove,
Belmont Mansion Drive & Chamounix Drive.
A day of food, games and fun for the entire family. The Mission of FDRC is to promote
positive action and interaction among individuals to prompt more aggressive hands on
action toward resolving a range of problems confronting African Americans communities in
Philadelphia and the Delaware.
"FDRC, headed by Bilal Qayyum, kicked off Father's Day weekend on Thursday night by
honoring 11 dads during their 13th annual awards reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
Ron Allen photo
Mt. Airy, USA presents Free Workshops and
Individual Counseling for first time buyers
For first-time buyers,
making the investment in
a new home is as complex
as it is exciting. Mt. Airy,
USA, a HUD-certified
counseling agency, offers
services designed to teach
the basics and beyond,
including purchasing foreclosed homes.
Free First-Time
Homebuyer Workshops
will be held at Mt. Airy,
USA’s office (6703
Germantown Avenue,
Suite 200, Philadelphia)
on July 14, July 29,
August 11 and August 26
from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. They’ve been
offered for 15 years and
Mt. Airy, USA has helped
more than 4,000 individuals buy their homes and
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For more personal, oneon-one advice, Mt. Airy,
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basis. The sessions are
offered at a reduced rate
due to subsidies from
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Private credit and budgeting counseling is also
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individuals manage
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The organization’s mission is to preserve,
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the Streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
AKA Sorority, 15th Annual Day of Sharing
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omega
Omega Chapter held the 15th Annual Day
of Sharing at Independence Blue Cross. The
President's Community Collaboration
Award went to WURD Radio, 900AM and
The Philadelphia Tribune. Other prestigious
awards included the Ivy Cultural and
Education Foundation, Calendar Girl
Scholarships, Special Scholarships for
Special Students and the Community
Partnership Awards. The Omega Omega
Chapter was established in Philadelphia in
1926 in Philadelphia and today more than
100 years later chapters around the world
are working within communities and organizations with renewed commitment making a
difference where we work and live. Pictured
here with the community partners check
are: Janet Hammond Ryder, President AKA
Omega Omega Chapter, Sharon Cannon,
Carol Hall, Sherilynn Kimble and Lorina
Marshall Blake, First VP, Omega Omega
Martin Regusters photo
Heroes at home
Wister Neighborhood Council Inc. partners with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia and
brings Heroes at Home through Germantown to renovate the home of Diane Hawkins, who
has a son on his 4th tour of duty overseas in the Army. This will be a welcome site upon his
arrival. Many volunteered to help restore this three story home on the unit block of E. Penn
Street and the intersection of Lena Street. Ready, Willing and Able Inc., also participated with
this project. Sears was a major sponsor, providing a commercial grade washing machine,
Photos by: Solomon Williams
dryer, refrigerator, and stove. This took place 6-30-10.
90th NANM Anniversary
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Eileen liebowitz, Blanche Burton Lyles and Dynasty
Dynasty Battles, pianist was
honored at the 90th
Anniversary celebration of
the National Association of
Negro Musicians at the
Blair Mill Inn in Horsham,
Pa. His piano teacher at the
Germantown Settlement
Music School, Eileen
Liebowitz, L has taught him
since the age of 12. He is a
brilliant artist and musical
grandson of the late legendary Natalie Hinderas.
Dynasty attended Oakwood
College for 2 years and will
be entering Temple
University as a scholarship
student. He performed a
solo at the luncheon by
composer Dr. George
Walker: Piano Sonata No. 1.
Blanche Burton Lyles says
of her musical godson that
"Dynasty will be among the
major and outstanding concert pianists in the world.:
Life members of NANM
were also honored.
“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 -
Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story is a Winner at the
33rd Annual Philadelphia International Film Festival
Celebrating its 33rd year, the Philadelphia
International Film Festival & Market (PHILAFILM), has
been a powerful way-station for showcasing the works
of veteran and emerging filmmakers from the United
States and around the world. This year, an important historical film: Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story, written,
produced and directed by native Philadelphian, Tony
Regusters, was a winner in the documentary category.
“Having my film score a big win at PHILAFILM is a
seminal, spiritual, coming-full-circle experience for me,”
Regusters said after receiving the Silver Star Award.
“Philadelphia is my hometown, but I left here in the
early 1970’s to work in advertising sales in New York
for Essence Magazine, eventually making my way into
television news production. But the dream of my heart
has always been filmmaking, and winning an award for
my first independent film effort, and in my old hometown at a highly competitive festival like PHILAFILM is
an extraordinary honor and in many ways a cathartic
Regusters studied film and television production at
Temple University before deciding to concentrate on
hands-on experiences in the real world. His professional
credits in media and communications include: Press
Secretary for fiery Congresswoman Maxine Waters (DCA); originating Producer of Black Entertainment
Television’s award-winning Teen Summit program;
award-winning Executive Producer of public radio’s
Julianne Malveaux Show; Executive Producer of the
NPR-distributed Powerpoint program; Writer/Producer
for CNN’s Capitol Hill Bureau and Field Producer for
CNN International (Africa); award-winning
Writer/Producer for network-affiliated TV news operations in Washington, DC, and as a renowned international media relations and communications consultant.
“All my experiences in communications, media production, marketing and management came to bear
before, during and after the production of Obama in
Ghana,” Regusters added. “I had a great production unit
in Ghana and two wonderful partners in H.E. Amb., Dr.
Erieka Bennett, founder and chief of mission of the
Diaspora Africa Forum in Accra, Ghana, and Dr. Keith
Hunter, both of whom financed the film and supported
me every step along the way. I also had a phenomenal
post-production team at Park Triangle Productions in
Washington, DC. We had a lot of challenges but it was
what I call an ‘Ancestor guided experience’!”
Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story focuses on
President Barack Obama and the First Family’s historic
state visit to the Republic of Ghana in July of 2009.
“The film is an important document in the sense that it
thoroughly records all the events, ceremonies, public celebrations and the pageantry of Ghana’s traditional leaders in connection with the first-ever visit to a SubSaharan African nation by the first-ever African
American President of the United States,” says one of
the film’s Executive Producers, Dr. Keith Hunter, a
physician in Washington, DC. “The fact that we have
this document is a testament to Tony’s talent, determination and creative leadership.
There’s a good reason people in the media business
call him ‘Tony the Tiger’!” Beginning with the arrival of
Air Force One at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport,
the film shadows the President as he meets with Ghana’s
leaders, explores the life experiences of repatriated
Blacks from the African Diaspora living and working in
Ghana, and follows the First Family to Cape Coast
where they visited the notorious Cape Coast Slave
Fortress and were celebrated by a Grand Durbar procession presented by Ghana’s royalty and traditional chiefs.
Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story has also been
awarded a broadcast contract with Black Entertainment
Television’s new Centric channel, and will be the new
BET network’s lead program for Black History Month
PHILAFILM is a program of the International
Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers,
Inc. (IAMPTP).
Pictured here at film showing are: Steve Cox, Wendy"Gus" Lacy, Tony Regusters, Kath
Martin Regusters photo
Marie, James DeLeon and Martin Regusters
A very special Educator
Department of Special Services, Camden City Public Schools Celebrates 38 Years of
Dedication as Child Study Case Manager for Brenda Cozart-Harris of Yeadon. Spring
Retirement Reception held at The African American Museum of Philadelphia. Photo of
Colleagues left to right: Ms. Long-Williams, Ms. Kelsey, Ms. Cozart-Harris, Ms. Neal-Mink,
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Simon "One Punch" Carr. The next AU Solutions and United We Band Jam Session will be
on Tuesday July 20, 2010 at 7pm at The Arts Garage located at 1533 Ridge Avenue. in
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
Black History
July 9-10
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almost every family in the
United States, and at some
point touches the lives of
nearly all Americans. It not
only helps older Americans,
but also workers who become
disabled and families in
which a spouse or parent dies.
Today, about 159 million people work and pay Social
Security taxes. More than 53
million people receive monthly Social Security
benefits. In 2009 alone, those benefits came to
about $675 billion. In addition to the national
impact Social Security has on the U.S. economy,
there’s no denying the difference it makes in communities all across America. In neighborhoods around the
nation, the benefits paid help more than just individual
beneficiaries. These people spend their benefit payments
at the local grocery store, the local clothing store, department stores, and mom-and-pop shops. Benefits are used
to pay for goods and services that sustain the local economy, keep local farmers farming, local retailers retailing,
and local contractors contracting. In some counties, as
much as 30 percent of the population receives benefits
and those benefits make up as much as 20 percent of the
local economy. Both at the national and local level,
Social Security makes a difference. The average payment for a retired individual is $1,169 a month, which
represents 40 percent of income for an average retired
person. The monthly payment for a disabled person averages $1,065. For the widow or widower of a working
family member, the average payment is $1,104. These
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Opportunities of a lifetime must be seized during the
lifetime of the Opportunity
1979-Dr. Walter Massey named director of the
Argonne national Laboratory.
1955-E. Frederic Morrow appointed administrative aide to President Eisenhower and became the
first Black to hold an executive position on the
White House staff.
1927-Atty. William T. Francis named minister to
1901-Jester Hairston, known for his roles in television's Amos 'n' Andy, born
1893-The first successful open heart surgery without anesthesia was performed by Dr Daniel Hale
Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago
1868-Francis L. Cardozo installed as secretary of
the state of South Carolina and became the first
Black cabinet officer on the state level.
1863-Union troops entered Port Hudson. With the
fall of Vicksburg (on July 4) and Port Hudson,
Union controlled Mississippi River and
Confederacy was cut into two sections. Eight Black
regiments played important roles in siege of Port
Studies in Africa
African historians to teach African History in an African
University. He was immensely popular and conducted
classes both formally at the University in Dar Es
Salaam, Tanzania as well as in the streets of this East
African city. He did the same the one year he taught at
the University of the West Indies in Jamaica before he
was barred from returning to teach eager students in
"It was in Tanzania in 1967 that I believe I was
afforded the opportunity to grow in conjunction with
the total movement of a society and to grow in conjunction with other comrades, younger and older, though,
mainly younger, who were grappling for the same perspective on African history. And therefore, it was a period of accelerated growth because most of the little
things that didn't necessarily make much sense in the
early period began to crystallize as one went ot teach,
to present a new formulation to students and to address
political questions in a very direct manner. Then the
former reading was inadequate. One now had to read
more. And then the new ideas were tested in day to day
practice inside and outside the university." Rodney
continues, "I've always made the point that one's political contribution should come out of one's principal work
activity, whatever that happens to be, insofar as possible."
Dr. Walter Rodney concludes, " In Dar Es Salaam, we
were working with a new political context, that of a post
colonial society. But although we working with a new
university, it was not necessarily within a new ideological or academic tradition because the University College
of Dar Es Salaam was, in the early days of the 1960's an
institution formed like so many others, as a direct
dependency of a large metropolitan institution. We in the
English speaking ex-colonial world are very familiar
with this phenomena. You get the University of London
establishing virtually a colonial outhouse in the
Caribbean called the University College of the West
Indies or in Nigeria called Ibadan University or the
University of East Africa in Kenya.... The University of
Dar Es Salaam grew up, therefore, within that tradition." And it is that tradition, Rodney and others
worked to change.
July 10th
2002-Cyrus Tiffany: African American heroism
was not daunted by Captain Oliver H. Perry's opinion of African American sailors. A African American
sailor, Cyrus Tiffany, was instrumental in protecting
the life of Perry. When the USS Lawrence, the flagship of the American navy on Lake Erie, was sunk
during the battle at Put-in-Bay in July 1814, Tiffany
and others were rowing Perry to the USS Niagara,
the new flagship, when the British began to shoot at
the rowboat. Tiffany shielded his captain with his
body and allowed Perry to escape safety to the new
1972-Democratic convention opened in Miami
Beach, Florida. Blacks constituted 15 per cent of the
delegates. The convention nominated Sen. George
S. McGovern for president. Rep. Shirley Chisholm
received 151.95 of 2,000-plus ballots on the first roll
1962-Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during
demonstration in Albany, Georgia.
1943-Arthur Ashe, Born July 10, 1943 in
Richmond, Virginia. In 1963, Twenty-year-old
Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to
make the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. Later that
year, as the #1-ranked American and one of the best
players in the world, Arthur applied for a visa to
play in the South African Open, a prestigious event.
His visa was denied because of the color of his skin.
He decided to take a bold stand. His call for expulsion from South Africa from the tennis tour and
Davis Cup play was quickly supported by numerous
prominent individuals and organizations, both in
and out of the tennis world. In effect, he raised the
world’s awareness to the oppressive form of government (apartheid) of South Africa. He died February
6, 1993 in New York.
1941-Death of Ferdinand ("Jelly Roll") Morton
(56), pioneer jazz pianist, in Los Angeles.
1927-David Norman Dinkins b. July 10, 1927, in
Trenton, N.J., first black mayor of New York City,
serving from 1989 to 1993.
1893-Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the
world's first open-heart surgery on a young man
named James Cornish. James was rushed to
Provident Hospital in Chicago with a stab wound
1891-A black jockey, "Monk" Overton, won six
straight horse races at the Washington Park race
track in Chicago. In 1907, another black jockey,
Jimmy Lee, also won six straight races at Churchill
Downs in Louisville. Prior to 1907, only two other
jockeys had equalled the achievements of Overton
and Lee, the Englishmen Fred Archer and George
1875-Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil
rights leader, born in Mayesville, South Carolina.
1775-Horatio Gates, George Washington's adjutant general issued order excluding Blacks from
Continental Army.
Continued from page 7
"Ironically, he was murdered on June 13, 1980, not very
far from Bent Street in Georgetown, Guyana, where he
was born and where he spent his childhood. After
attending primary school, he won an open exhibition
scholarship to attend Queens College. In doing so, he
was to blaze a trail as one of the early working class
beneficiaries of concessions made in the field of education by the ruling class in Guyana to the fervor of
nationalism which was sweeping the country in the
l950's. While at Queens, he excelled academically as
well as in the field of athletics. In 1960, he won an open
scholarship to further his studies at the University of the
West Indies in Jamaica. Rodney graduated with a first
class honors degree in history. From U.W.I, he won an
open scholarship to the School of Oriental and African
Studies in London. At the age of 24 he was awarded a
PhD with honors. In 1970, his dissertation was published by Oxford University Press under the title, " A
History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800. This
book challenged the assumptions of western historians
about African history."
Walter Rodney entered the field of African History at
a crucial time. Young African American, Caribbean and
African Africanists were waging a struggle to gain control in a field dominated by non Africans strongly vested
in the colonial past. For this group of historians, African
history was merely the history of European colonization in Africa. Throughout the 1950's, 60's and 70's,
Eurocentric histories of Africa dominated the scholarly
market. Whether popular books, textbooks or scholarly
journal articles, the history of Africans from African
perspectives was hard to find. Although African and
African American Africanists had challenged European
hegemony in the discipline, William Leo Hansberry,
S.O. Biobaku, Bethwell Ogot, Cheikh Anta Diop, Willis
N. Huggins and others provided an alternative to the so
called mainstream, it was Walter Rodney and his generation of historians like John Blassingame and Kamau
Braithwaite who established a new framework.
Crystalization of Ideas in Africa
Rodney was one of the first young New World
Reach One, Teach One
Fun on the 4th
Toby Rich
This week’s rap from the
Mayor of Girard Avenue
Toby Rich is called Fun on
the 4th. All over
Philadelphia from Delaware
Avenue to Chestnut Hill
there was music, fireworks
and food. As they say in
N.A. or A.A., food, fun and
fellowship… and boy do we
need that after last week’s
article about money and bail.
Many people had many questions that I would like to
see get some answers. I will try to answer what little I
can. Fir the rest you must call City Hall at 311.
Now back to fun. It may have been hot but that did
not stop folks from having a good time. I passed a block
parties on Chew Avenue, G-town and Weaver Street in
Mt. Airy plus last week in G-Town Summersville and
Brickyard had their reunions. All of North, South and
West were doing their own thing and I passed by so
many places but I really need a list to make them all. If
you email the paper ([email protected]) I will get
the message and I will see you to log your reunion in
SCOOP’s summer fun list. I must mention that in Mt.
Airy they had live music by a group featuring Arnold L.
Tucker and Azel Dixson, the organ player. It was one
hell of a band and a female singer that could pass for
Chaka Khan. Anyway, with all of today’s economic
downfall, the war in the Middle East and the social war
here of young and old, we need some fun. So get out
when you can. It may relieve some pressure and stress.
Go where you feel safe.
Welcome America made it good this year. Enon
Church’s Mass Choir did their thing singing along with
Morris Day and the Times plus many other acts that
were all over Penn’s Landing. If you missed it, make
sure you make it next year.
Speaking of Enon, I made it to church this Sunday
and Pastor Waller spoke on the importance of the word
in the Bible and what it means. When he makes sense of
things it makes some sense to me and that particular sermon did hit home with stories that I could relate to. For
some very good reason, I always get something when I
listen to him, cousin or not. That brother can preach.
Preach on cuz.
Anyway, this one is short and sweet. It’s peace time.
Have fun. With love, honor and respect from your
Mayor of Girard Avenue, Toby Rich.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
SCOOP USA - Friday, July 9, 2010
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Congressman Fattah, Supt. Ackerman launch Urban
Nutrition Internships for West Phila. Youth
Poor nutrition and eating habits among low income
and underserved young people in Philadelphia is a persistent problem that will be confronted by a new program launched on Wednesday with a federal grant
announced by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA).
The Congressman and Philadelphia Schools
Superintendent Dr. Arlene Ackerman joined the Agatston
Urban Nutrition Institute (UNI) of the University of
Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community
Partnerships in announcing the Growing Together
Internship Program. This three-year, $1 million project is
made possible by a $900,000 Youth Empowerment grant
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services Office of Minority Health, plus a $100,000
local contribution.
Fattah, a Congressional leader in efforts to improve
nutrition programs in Philadelphia schools and in poor
urban neighborhoods, said it is “important to have young
people exposed to quality food. Nutrition is the key to
good health.” He congratulated the young people
involved as interns and praised Penn for its extraordinary
community partnership efforts through the Netter Center
across West Philadelphia.
The announcement was held at University City High
School, one of four schools participating in Growing
Together, along with Sayre, West Philadelphia and
School of the Future.
In attendance were several dozen of the students and
recent graduates from West Philadelphia high schools
who are interns. One of their number, college-bound
Loquanda Dobson of UCHS, implored her peers toward
healthier nutrition, organic foods and exercise, as well as
spreading the word on “things our community needs to
Most of the students wore T shirts proclaiming, “I Am
the Food Justice Movement.”
Growing Together is a partnership of Penn and the
four high schools. The program will engage 120 students
in after-school and summer activities that will develop
positive academic and health outcomes of the participants as well as seek to improve overall community
health status. The interns will receive stipends ranging
from $500 to $2,500.
Growing Together supports school gardens that
enhance community food security through farmers’ markets and donation of fresh produce to the City Harvest
Program. Growing Together will support healthy cooking workshop series led by teen peer food educators at
community and school-based settings across West
Congressman Fattah has aggressively advocated for
urban nutrition efforts. He successfully led the
Philadelphia Congressional Delegation in negotiations
with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to postpone termination of the city’s highly successful school lunch
pilot program.
How to Save on Your Summer Food budget
Between planning your family vacation, keeping the
kids occupied and beating the heat, the summer can be a
busy time for both you and your wallet. One place you
shouldn't have to hurt financially is in the grocery store.
There are several ways to save on your summer food
budget that actually can improve your health in the
Keep It Seasonal
One of the easiest ways to save is to focus on seasonal
produce. Starting in the spring and continuing throughout summer, most produce is readily available at its
freshest and cheapest. Vegetables are crisper, fruits are
juicier and everyone is happier.
As the weather warms, you'll find more vegetables in
their prime, including carrots, spinach and rhubarb. By
the summer months, fruits like cherries, strawberries and
peaches are in season.
Healthy Benefits
Many of the seasonal fruits and vegetables foods that
can keep your money in your wallet also can improve
your chances of living a longer and healthier life.
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fruits and vegetables that lower the risk of cancer. And
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
The Myth of the “Healthy” Preemie – What Parents Really Need to Know
Surprises can be
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to health complications than full-term infants, and parents should work with their doctor to ensure their babies
receive the special medical attention they require.
Early arrival disrupts development
Premature babies have not developed fully in the
mother’s womb, making them more vulnerable overall to
health problems and subsequent disabilities, including
being more susceptible to infection, increased risk of
chronic lung problems and neurological disorders.
Late-preterm babies often slip under the radar, compared with more severely premature babies, because they
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Health News
10 Easy ways to Beat the Heat this Summer
Global Temperature Highlights -- April 2010
The combined April global land and ocean average
surface temperature was the warmest on record at 58.1°F
(14.5°C), which is 1.37°F (0.76°C) above the 20th century average of 56.7°F (13.7°C).
The combined global land and ocean average surface
temperature was the warmest on record for JanuaryApril at 56.0°F (13.3°C), which is 1.24°F (0.69°C)
above the 20th century average.
Separately, the global ocean surface temperature was
1.03°F (0.57°C) above the 20th century average of
60.9°F (16.0°C) and the warmest on record for April.
The warmth was most pronounced in the equatorial portions of the major oceans, especially the Atlantic.
The global land surface temperature was 2.32°F
(1.29°C) above the 20th century average of 46.5 °F
(8.1°C) -- the third warmest on record for April.
Warmer-than-normal conditions dominated the globe,
with the most prominent warmth in Canada, Alaska, the
eastern United States, Australia, South Asia, northern
Africa and northern Russia. Cooler-than-normal places
included Mongolia, Argentina, far eastern Russia, the
western contiguous United States and most of China.
The Way to Health and
Beauty-the Rainbow Diet
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According to, Eric R.
Braverman, M.D., in his
book: Younger You, the
Rainbow Diet is the way to
health and beauty. He says
his “book is about reversing
internal aging, or internal
plastic surgery repair of the
body, or beautifying your
body inside out”
He writes that “as adults,
we experience the switching
off of the immune system as
increased inflammation, which plays a role in every medical
condition from heart disease to dermatitis … Inflammation acts
as the immune-pause death code, allowing viruses, fungus, and
bacteria into every organ of the body.”
Thus he says, “aging can be summarized as oxidation –
you are literally burning up.”
He recommends that you “institute a new diet, start taking nutrient supplements, began and continue a realistic
exercise program, and develop a personal head first program, all at a pace you’re comfortable with”
In his book, The Amazing Way to Reverse Heart Disease
Naturally, he points out that the Rainbow Diet is “an eating
plan that is based on incorporating the seven major colors
of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet – into the foods you eat.
“While no food supplement can substitute for a whole,
well-balanced diet, they are an indispensable source of
nutritional support … supplements contain, in concentrated
form, the nutrients found in whole foods.”
Dr. Aaron E. Katz concurs. In his book, Dr. Katz’s Guide
to Prostate Health, he feels “the best nutritional supplements are really food. They contain high concentration of
healing disease-preventing nutrients.”
“In my experience as a researcher”, he says. “I have
found that the truer a nutritional supplement is to its natural
source, the more effective it is. ‘Whole-food’ supplements
are derived from whole food – usually, nutrient-packed
“Super Foods” like deep leafy greens, chlorella, spirulina,
wheatgrass, berries, soy, seaweed, or mineral rich yeasts.”
He recommends, “if you have trouble getting enough
greens, you may want to experiment with a green drink or
some greens in supplement form [pills or powder]. There
are a number of supplements on the market that are made
from dark leafy vegetables: kale, spinach, parsley, broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, green cabbage, okra and
organic berries and herbs.” One online source to get more
education is or
“Weight gain, is unfortunately a very common side-effect
of menopause”, says Dr. Braverman. “By following the
Rainbow Diet, you’ll be able to control your weight and
stop the cascade of illnesses associated with obesity.
No doubt about it, you have in your hands the means to a
younger, healthier, more beautiful YOU!
1. Drink Plenty of Fluids
When the temperature soars, you need to increase your
fluid intake regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait
until you’re thirsty to drink. Try to drink at least 8ounces of cool fluids each hour. Warning: If your doctor
generally limits your fluid intake or has you on water
pills, ask how much you should drink while the weather
is hot. Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large
amounts of sugar. These can actually cause you to lose
body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, as they can
cause stomach cramps.
2. Replace Salt and Minerals
Heavy sweating diminishes salt and minerals from
your body. These are necessary and must be replaced. A
sports beverage (like Gatorade) can replace the salt and
minerals you lose in sweat. However, if you’re on a lowsalt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports
beverage or taking salt tablets.
3. Wear Appropriate Clothing
When you’re at home, wear as little clothing as possible. Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting
clothing. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool
itself and causes a loss of body fluids. It also causes pain
and damages the skin.
4. Wear Sunscreen
If you go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by
wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. (The most effective
sunscreen products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB
protection” on their labels). For best results, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply often.
5. Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully
If you are outdoors, try to limit your strenuous outdoor
activities to morning and evening hours. Rest often in
shady areas so that your body’s thermostat has a chance
to recover.
6. Pace Yourself
If you’re not used to working out in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If
exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves
you gasping for breath, STOP, find a cool, shady area
Healthy Preemie
Continued from previous page
was born premature and is
doing well at home, he/she
will need some extra TLC
to protect him/her against
later problems. To support
you, find a trusted medical
care provider who understands the specialized
health needs of a preemie
and can spend extra time
with you and your child as
For example, preterm
babies are more vulnerable
to seasonal infections such
as respiratory syncytial
virus (RSV), a common
virus that spreads during
the fall and winter months and can result in potentially
serious problems for preemies because of their underdeveloped lungs and lack of antibodies needed to fight
infections. RSV usually causes symptoms that mimic a
cold, such as a runny nose or a low grade fever, and the
symptoms generally run their course. But, parents of pre-
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and rest. Especially if you become lightheaded, confused, or faint.
7. Stay Cool Indoors
Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home is not air conditioned, go to
a shopping mall or a public library. Even a few hours
spent in an air conditioned environment can help your
body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Avoid
using the stove and oven in home, to keep the house as
cool as possible.
8. Use a Buddy System
When working in the heat, monitor the condition of
your co-workers and have someone do the same for you.
Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. If you are 65 years of age or
older, have a friend or relative call to check on you twice
a day during a heat wave. If you know someone in this
age group, check on them at least twice a day.
9. Adjust to the Environment
Be aware that any sudden change in temperature, such
as an early summer heat wave, will be stressful to your
body. You will have a greater tolerance for heat if you
limit your physical activity until you become accustomed to the heat. If you travel to a hotter climate, allow
several days to become acclimated before attempting any
vigorous exercise, and work up to it gradually.
10. Helpful hint_
Remember to keep cool and use common sense:
* Avoid hot foods and heavy meals; they add heat to
your body.
* Drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals
in your body. Do not take salt tablets unless under medical supervision.
* Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing
and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
* Limit sun exposure during mid-day hours and in
places of potential severe exposure such as beaches.
* Do not leave infants, children, or pets in a parked
* Provide plenty shade and cool, fresh water for your
Here’s to the best interest in your health.
emies should be especially aware of potential signs of
severe RSV, such as persistent coughing or wheezing,
rapid or gasping breath, blue color on the lips, around
the mouth or under the fingernails, and a temperature of
100.4 degrees or higher, and consult their pediatrician
with any concerns.
All parents of young babies should take extra precautions during the cold season by always washing their
hands before touching their baby and making sure others
do too, washing toys and bedding frequently, and shielding their baby from tobacco smoke, people with colds
and unnecessary exposure to crowds. But, parents of
preemies should be especially diligent – regardless of
how premature their baby was born.
Help protect your preemie
Your premature baby is a unique gift to your family.
Regardless of how early your child was born, empower
yourself with knowledge, be especially diligent in monitoring and caring for your child and seek the support of
your medical care provider as needed to help ensure
your baby’s health needs are met.
Every Preterm Baby Needs Special Care
· Be your baby’s advocate, ask questions
· Seek a medical setting where your questions will be
· Network with other parents of preemies
· Trust your parental instincts
Summertime Child Care expenses
may qualify for a Tax Credit
Did you know that your summer day care
expenses may qualify for an income tax credit? Many parents who work or are looking for
work must arrange for care of their children
under 13 years of age during the school vacation. Those expenses may help you get a
credit on next year’s tax return.
Here are five facts the IRS wants you to
know about a tax credit available for child
care expenses. The Child and Dependent Care
Credit is available for expenses incurred during the lazy hazy days of summer and
throughout the rest of the year.
1. The cost of day camp may count as an
expense towards the child and dependent care
2. Expenses for overnight camps do not qualify.
3. If your childcare provider is a sitter at your home
or a daycare facility outside the home, you'll get some
tax benefit if you qualify for the credit.
4. The actual credit can be up to 35 percent of your
qualifying expenses, depending upon your income.
5. You may use up to $3,000 of the unreimbursed
expenses paid in a year for one qualifying individual or
$6,000 for two or more qualifying individuals to figure
the credit.
For more information check out IRS Publication 503,
Child and Dependent Care Expenses. This publication
is available on the IRS Web site, or by calling
800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
Chester Events
Celebrate literacy at the J. Lewis Crozer Library all
summer long. All programs are free. Crozer Library’s
Summer Reading Club continues from 12:00 noon to 3:30
p.m. There will be storytime, fun activities, free books for
children, water ice, and pretzels!
Reading incentives will be distributed weekly to participants in kindergarten through fifth grade. The more you
read, the better the prize!
Middle and high school students can "make waves at
their library" by reviewing books to be entered into a random countywide drawing. They can win great prizes such
as the movie Avatar, an iPod shuffle, a Nintendo DS, or
the grand prize: an Acer Aspire laptop!
Adults are welcome to join the newly forming Evening
Book Club at Crozer Library. The group will meet for the
first time on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Crozer
Library is located at 620 Engle Street in Chester. Please
call 610-494-3454 for more details.
J. Lewis Crozer Library is excited to offer
FinanciallyHers, a money program from the female perspective provided by Consumer Credit Counseling
Service of Delaware Valley. FinanciallyHers consists of
five free and exciting financial education classes for
*A Woman & Her Money – Tuesday, July 13, 2010
*Budgeting for the Successful Woman – Tuesday,
July 20, 2010
*Basic Savings & Investing for Women – Tuesday,
July 27, 2010
*A Woman & Her Credit – Tuesday, august 3, 2010
*Protecting a Woman’s Worth – Tuesday, august 10,
All classes will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the
J. Lewis Crozer Library, 620 Engle Street in Chester.
Space is limited; please register at (800) 989-2227.
Is your family dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? Join
family and caregivers at the J. Lewis Crozer Library on
Wednesday, July 14th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. for a
workshop about how to deal with challenging behaviors
and how to communicate with Alzheimer’s patients. You
will learn how to identify and examine typical
Alzheimer’s behaviors and explore potential solutions
and responses. This free presentation is provided by the
Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.
Seating is limited. Please register by July 7th by calling
(800) 272-3900. Crozer Library is located at 620 Engle
Street in Chester.
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“If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington
Without a Song
rev. dr. wm. rocky brown, 3rd
Songs play a great role
in the lives of people.
There is a song somewhere suited for all occasions. Out of the joys,
sadness, problems and
prosperities of people
songs were born. Lifted
beyond mere entertainment our songs tell us
something that we are
unable to phrase otherwise. Therefore, it
becomes difficult for me to think of any situation
so cruel some that one is left without a song.
I have watched from the pulpit at funerals people
who seal their lips when the songs of Zion are
sung. They experience deep human hurt and lost. They
brush back the tears from their eyes. They simply cannot handle it. The hurt is too grave to have a song during this unusual hour. However, I have watched others
who’s lost is just as dear and as deep and their voices
have rung out with perfect clarity. They had a song.
MELODIES. Pressures are great. They build up unusual,
uncalled for and unwanted frustration. We are find ourselves saying, “I don’t know whether to turn to the right
or the left.” In these moments it is easy to lose track of
yourself. The mind does not function properly. Things
are done that do not make sense. Actions are taken that
often create life long hurts. You have had the experience of misplacing something that you needed badly.
You look through the pockets, pull out the drawers, and
comb the house and the yard from one end to another
with no success. Finally, it dawns upon you to go and
sit down, be quiet and try to remember where you last
had that thing. Ninety percent of the time the answer
Depressing moments can be set backs unless you
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depressed people have turned scars to stars. The Negro
spirituals were no accident they are on purpose. The
blending melodies across the long cotton rows in exile
were purposeful. They signaled a message that could
not otherwise be told.
“I got a robe, you got a robe, all God’s children got a
robe, when I get to heaven, going to put on my robe and
shout all over Gods Heaven. Heaven, Heaven, everybody talking about Heaven ain’t going there, Heaven,
going to shout all over God’s Heaven.” Here are people
in a strange land with a song. They sung in the fields
the things they wanted to say at Old Masters’ house, but
knew they would be whipped or killed if they did. They
had enough of God in them to know that everlasting
freedom would come one day and at last they would be
dressed decently. They also knew that even though 0ld
Master was going to church every Sunday he wasn’t
going to heaven. That’s why they sang, “everybody
talking about Heaven ain’t going there.” 0ld Master
wasn’t going there Heaven would be a happy place and
shouting would be in order.
The old one hundreds are songs that should never die
in our ethnic group, no matter how learned and trained
we become. They tell a story of words of songs our
fore parents heard from the balconies where they were
made to sit. The words had meanings. The tunes fit our
culture. Our long drawn out style of singing gave us a
tune that cannot be copy written. It’s ours! Don’t turn
your nose up because of your song. Sing it proudly. It
means something special to you.
The blues belong to us. This was the ungodly man’s
way of expressing his depressions. They were deep.
When he talked about I hate to see that evenings sun go
down he knew that tomorrow was just more of the
same. Hope had seemed to fade and his heart was
laden. Very few people today have blues like our ancestors of the past.
Don’t allow your Babylon to steal your song, Get
Food budget
Continued from page 11
Not All Organic
While organic food has become increasingly popular,
not all organic fruits and vegetables are created equal.
Since certain organics can be expensive, the experts at
the PCF have cultivated a list of "do not need to purchase organic" foods, including things like asparagus,
cabbage, avocado, blueberries, watermelon, tomatoes and
Purchasing these fruits and vegetables as organics isn't
a bad thing, but research shows they don't offer the same
value-added benefits as other organic produce.
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your harp off of that willow. Don’t get so mad at someone in the church or out of the church that you go silent
on God. God hasn’t done anything but been good to
you. Get your harp, play your music. Don’t allow Satan
to allow you to sit in these pews and not be on speaking
terms with one another. Get your harp! Don’t sing in the
choir singing the same song and not willing to love one
another. Shame on you; get your harp! Sure someone
has lied on you, that’s not the first time and it won’t be
the last time. Don’t go running home and shut up in
your house and damn the church. Get your harp! Pray
for him.
You need a song. You don’t have to be a singer, but
you need a song.
Without a song – the day would never end
Without a song - the road would never bend
When things go wrong – a man ain’t got a friend
Without a song
That field of corn – would never see a plow
That field of corn – would be deserted now
A man is born, but he’s no good no how
Without a song
I got my trouble and woe, but sure as
I know the Jordan will roll.
I’ll get along as long as a song is strong in my soul.
I’ll never know – what makes the rain to fall
I’ll never know – what makes the grass to grow tall
I only know – there ain’t no love at all
Without a song
This is Rev. Dr. Wm. Rocky Brown, 3rd asking you to:
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Second Treasures Flea Market and West Mill Creek Association presents a Weekly Flea Market Every Saturday (rain date is that
following Sunday) at 5200 Wyalusing Ave (inside tennis court) from
9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Setup time 8 a.m.) 10 x 10 spaces $25. $60
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Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 1530 N. 11th St. in
Philadelphia presents the Mt. Zion UMC Drama Ministry in “Hotel
Heaven”, Friday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 10 at 1:00
p.m. Admission $5.00 per person. Rev. Robert L. Johnson, Pastor.
On Saturday July 10, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., there will be a
important community meeting focusing on obesity, healthy eating,
label reading and exercise, at the Church of The Advocate 18th &
Father Paul Washington Avenue (AKA Diamond Street).
The 1st hour of the meeting, presenters will give information on
eating healthy, nutrition, exercise and how to read (food) labels. the
2nd hour will be filled with fun as we all line dance as exercise.
There will be prizes for the best line dancer, the best senior line
dancers, the best male and female line dancers. Light refreshments
will be served.
The 28th Annual Riyaadah Athletic Competition is vastly approaching this July 16th-18th. This national event is the occasion where
communities from around the country come together to compete in
various activities and interact with each other in the spirit of
Brother/Sisterhood and Unity. Over the past 27 years, the competition and activities have grown to include food, track and field, martial arts, theater, lectures, woman-only activities, rides & games for
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Lady Dee, formerly of WUSS Radio in Atlantic City present the
2nd Annual Sisters Strengthening Sisters, Friday, July 23 and
Saturday, July 24 at Victory First Presbyterian Deliverance Church,
Pennsylvania at Pacific Avenues in Atlantic City, NJ.
Friday, July 23: Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - Kickoff Power
Service 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Sisters Networking
Workshop. Saturday evening 6 p.m. - Sisters Empowerment
Ceremony (Ladies Wear All White). There will be a presentation of
“The Day the Devil Met a Women”, written and produced by Lady
Dee Rollins. Free Will Offering. For further information call Lady
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mercury enters Leo Friday 12:29pm E.S.T
venus enters virgo Saturday 7:32am E.S.T
new moon in Cancer Sunday 3:40pm E.S.T
ARiES - March 21- April 19
You don’t feel much like working and we all need time for
the soul. Explore a metaphysical topic or wander in nature. Best numbers for you are 3 and 1.
TAURUS - April 20 - May 20
You’re feeling just plain good, optimistic, positive, confident and generous. Now is a good time to advance
yourself. Best numbers for you are 7 and 9.
gEMiNi - May 21 - June 21
Shared pleasures and finances are an important focus.
Learning to give and share equally with others may be the challenge.
Best numbers for you are 2 and 8.
CANCER - June 22 - July 22
This New Moon is a good time for that heart to heart talk.
Remember to respect the other persons feeling as if they were your own.
Best numbers for you are 6 and 9.
LEO - July 23 - August 22
Speak Up! With mercury in Leo it’s a good time to.
Now others will listen, and you can gain respect from your point
of view. Best numbers for you are 3 and 6.
viRgO - August 23 - September 22
Big change is coming, but someone’s insecurities can
lead to possessiveness or manipulation. Take care not to hurt others
feelings in the weeks to come. Best numbers for you are 0 and 2.
LiBRA - September 23 - October 22
Down Memory Lane
If there is someone you need to get in touch with take
the initiative. Don’t put it off any longer. Let this New Moon be a new
start. Best numbers for you are 8 and 4.
SCORPiO - October 23 - November 21
Home improvement starts with self. Redo the foundation of your being and discover that you are that diamond in the rough.
Now go forth and shine. Best numbers for you are 0 and 5.
SAgiTTARiUS - November 22 - Dececember 21
Impulsiveness can result in accidents. Slow down and
find an outlet for your rebellious mood. Take no chances. Best numbers
for you are 9 and 5.
CAPRiCORN - December 22 - January 19
This New Moon finds you in a challenge for balance with your logical mind and you’re feelings. Try to recognize
and achieve balance between the two and your energy will soar.
Best numbers for you are 7 and 6.
AQUARiUS - January 20 - February 18
You have the strength, will and persistence to make
some needed changes in your life. Know what you want
and follow through. Best numbers for you are 2 and 3.
PiSCES - February 19 - March 20
Your inner harmony radiates to others, and all your relationships are enhanced as a result. Get out and be the cat’s meow. Best
numbers for you are 6 and 4.
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