Friday, July 9, 2010 www.scoopusanewspaper.com FREE The O’Jays opening Dell East Monday, July 12 The Philly FUNKFEST at Dell East Saturday, July 17 - page 8 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 case. Lynette M. BrownSow receives the Hardy Williams Award 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. Phyllis Sims photo Reach One, Teach One Let’s Save the Children “If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington 2 - SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 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 o I want the convenience of receiving SCOOP U.S.A. every week at my home or business o 26 weeks - Only o 52 weeks - Only $20.00 $35.00 Call (215) 232-5974 Fax (215) 236-2945 Mail Scoop U.S.A. P.O. Box 14013 Philadelphia, PA 19122 in Person 942 N. Watts St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 New Renew Total $------- Form Of Payment: q CHECK q MONEY ORDER or Credit Card Card # ______________________________________________ Expiration Date _______ 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. Mr. Webb photo 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 jail. FYI---Listen to my new radio show on 900AM WURD, Sundays, 12 noon-2pm Mondays through Fridays, listen for my WURD On The Street Reports at 8:45am, 10am, 11am and 4:50pm on WURD. Listen and watch programs on line at www.900amwurd.com. 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. Code _______ Name on Card (print)________________________________ Signature____________________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________________ Check your ad weekly for accuracy. SCOOP U.S.A. is only responsible for the first time your ad appears. It is the advertiser’s responsibility to notify us of any errors prior to the next issue. NO REFUNDS SCOOP U.S.A. 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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 Don’t Close Our Post Offices Speak to your neighbors and spread the word. THIS IS NO SMALL MATTER!! POST OFFICES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE COMMUNITY!! WE MUST TAKE ACTION NOW BEFORE THE FINAL DECISION IS MADE AND THE DOORS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES ARE CLOSED FOREVER! Call the following USPS Reps and tell them you want your Post Office keep Open James Gallagher, District Manager 215-863-5001 -- Megan Brennan 412-494-2510 **Call Congressman Robert Brady 215-389-4627 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 PLEDGE FORM Please indicate your preliminary interest or pledge below to contribute to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument fund. No money is required at this time. We will include you in the Sponsors and Supporters Preview Reception. Our Fiscal agent will follow up for a 501c3 tax exemption for your contribution. Check box: > Donor of $1,000. / Name to be engraved on monument base as testament of support, > Sponsors call for Pledge Options and Return on Investment. > General contributions of any amount are welcomed. > I want to pledge in-kind support, call for details. Name/Title:_______________________ Organization:_____________________ Address:_________________________ City/State/Zip:____________________ Phone: __________________________ Signature:________________________ Email: _________________________ Date:_____________________ Visit SCOOP USA on the World Wide Web: SCOOPUSANEWSPAPER.COM 4 - SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 “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 University. 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?! Copyright 2010 by Harry Martin Polis and edited 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 www.cheyneycclub.com 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 HealthCare.gov. “The website is absolutely necessary and it is the most comprehensive resource about health care available.” 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, HealthCare.gov 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 packaging. 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. For more information: http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/ what/advertising/LicensedCharacters_Pediatrics_7.10. pdf “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 - 5 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. http:/lwvvw.kidstogether.org (Fund community based supports. Don't force people to choose between institutions or nothing) 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 me. 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 do, My life is at stake, my hopes and dreams; the choice is up to you. See the petition http:www.thepetitionsite.com/1/EndPAWaiting List 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 giving. Nestlé Drumstick Brand Heroes Contest entry forms are available to download at www.drumstick.com 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. 6 - SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 “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: www.tyscot.com or www.blessedandcursedthemovie.com 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 Courtyard 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 $250. 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 Midnight. Earlier on Sunday Butter fans caught up with the radio legend when Philadelphia NAACP President J. Whyatt Mondesire and Host of WDAS’s Freedom Quest interviewed him from 7:00-8:00 AM on 105.3 WDAS FM. Joseph “Butter” Tamburro is celebrating 47 years of broadcasting at the Philadelphia’s Heritage station Butterball WDAS FM. 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 www.wdasfm.com. We love you Butter, Welcome Back!!! 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 Philly Beat!! Top CDs & DvDs 1. Jaheim .................. “Another Round” ........... (Atlantic) 2. 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Robin Thicke ........... “Sex Therapy” ........ (Star Trak) 18. Melanie Fiona ................... “The Bridge” ............. (Uni) 19. Leela James .................. “My Soul” .................... (Stax) 20. Freeway & Jake ................... “The Stimulus Package” (Rhymesayers) 21. Lil’ Wayne ...................... “Rebirth” .................... (Uni) 22. Drake ......................“Thank Me Later” .................... (YM) 23. Temptations ............. “Still Here” ................ (Motown) 24. Maxwell ....... “Black Summer’s Night” ... (Columbia) 25. Raheem DeVaughn ... “Love & War Master Peace” ..... (Jive) Top gospel cdS & dvdS 1. Marvin Sapp ................. “Here I Am” ............. (Verity) 2. James Fortune & Fiya ..... “Encore” .... (Black Smoke) 3. Fred Hammond .......... “Love Unstoppable” .... (Verity) 4. Shirley Ceasar .... “A City Called Heaven” .... (E1) 5. The Mighty Clouds of Joy ....... “At The Revival” ....... (EMI) 6. WOW ...................... “Hits 2010” ...................... (Verity) 7. Clarence Fountain, Sam Butler & The Boys ... “Stepping Up & Stepping Out .... Word 8. J. Moss ............. “Just James” ............. (PAJAM) 9. Greg O’Quinn ....... “After the Storm” ...... (Pendulum) 10. Israel & New Breed ... “Power of One” .... (Zomba) 11. Donnie McClurkin ....... “Live Detroit” .......... “We All Are One”................ (Verity) 12. Bebe & Cece Winans ..... “Bebe & Cece Winans” ... (B & C) 13. The Whispers ...................... “Thankful” ............. (KR) 14. Byron Butler & Levi .. “Revealed” ... Live in Dallas (EMI) 15. Donald Lawrence & Co. ... “The Law of Confession, Part I” ... (QW) 16. Karen Clark Sheard ........... “All In One” ....... (Karen) 17. Byron Cage .............. “Faithful to Believe” ............. (Verity) 18. Smokie Norful .... “Presents Victory Cathedral Choir” ... (EMI) 19. Brian Courney Wilson ... “Just Love” ... (Music World) 20. 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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- Safety net Continued from page 3 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 ways. 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 A fabulous day out at the Ace in the Hole garfield, New Jersey Enjoy an Open Bar Reception and delicious Lunch with the great Sound of Motown groove $79.00 November 26-28, 2010 Thanksgiving getaway Montreal, Canada great shopping, tour, breakfast & dinner daily Hotel Accomodations and casino Bonus $359.00 December 5, 2010 Christmas Celebration Upper Marlboro, Maryland Buffet dinner Outstanding Production featuring Marvin Sapp “Never Would Have Made It” & “He Saw The Best In Me” $109.00 Call 215-473-0715 or 215-779-5052 STRESS FREE TRAvEL 5119 Pine Street, Suite #1 Philadelphia, PA 19143 215-476-0983 www.StressFreeTravelinc.com Reach One, Teach One SCOOP in print and on the web Get 2 for the price of 1 www.scoopusanewspaper.com 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. 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Airy’s business and residential communities. The organization’s mission is to preserve, empower and advance a vibrant and diverse Mt. Airy by stimulating development responsive to the community. In line with its mission, Mt. Airy, USA seeks to improve the quality of life for Mt. Airy through three program areas: Real Estate Development, Commercial Corridor Revitalization, and Neighborhood Programs. For more information, call 215-844-6021 or visit ww.mtairyusa.org. 8 - SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 “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 Chapter 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. c. ŽĨĨ with !!! 90th NANM Anniversary ED A h: ŐŝŶ͟ cial he em Ticket Outlets: dell East Box Office - 215-685-9560; don’s doo Shop - 215-978-4060; Webb’s dept. Store-215-7659187; Phila. Hair co. 215-842-0550; Wanamaker Ticket Office - 215-568-2400; glassman’s Ticket Agency - 215545-5400; OP Productions - 302-218-0554; Big Scott Productions - 609-352-7161; Hasan Muhammad - 215459-8630; Ticketmaster - 800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com; www.platinumshows.com 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 - 9 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 experience…” 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 2011. 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, and Mr. Williams. You can’t give radio listeners or TV viewers a map to your business. You can reach more people with a newspaper ad. POWER of the PRESS Call 215-232-5974 See us on line scoopusanewspaper.com Ashley Scott, Assistant Director of The Artists United, Lady Alma (Recording Artists), and 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 Mr. Webb photo Philadelphia. 10 - SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 “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 patrick l. robinson, sr. Nationally, locally and individually, Social Security makes a difference Social Security reaches 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 are real numbers that help many individuals make ends meet. The payments made to beneficiaries help individuals and families to stay afloat. But the byproduct is that these individuals are using their benefits to help keep the economy going. It’s clear that Social Security makes a difference on a national, local, and individual level. Visit SSA's Award Winning Website at www.socialsecurity.gov 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 Liberia. 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 Hudson. 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 Jamaica. "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 ship. 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 call. 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 Fordham. 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. K nOW Y OuR H iSTORY i F Y Ou D O n OT K nOW W HERE Y Ou C amE F ROm Y Ou C annOT a nD W iLL n OT K nOW W HERE Y Ou C an G O “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 - 11 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 know.” 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 Philadelphia. 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 process: 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. 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Washington SCOOP USA - Friday, July 9, 2010 - 13 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 germaine paris 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]. 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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 needed. 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- iRS Tax Tips claudelle evans No, it's not your imagination; it definitely is getting hotter. The monthly analysis from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, which is based on records going back to 1880, is part of the suite of climate services that NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions. 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 car. * Provide plenty shade and cool, fresh water for your pets 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 answered · 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 credit. 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, IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). 14 -SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 9, 2010 “If I cry tonight, understand that my cries are those of our children dying in the streets.” ~ Father Paul M. Washington Chester Events CROZER LIBRARY EVENTS S UMMER R EADING C LUB 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. ******** C ALLING A LL L ADIES : TAKE C HARGE O F Y OUR M ONEY ! 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 women: *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, 2010 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. ******** C OPING W HEN S OMEONE Y OU L OVE H AS A LZHEIMER ’ S 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. ******** Frank of Morianni’s thanks Kelly and the Band (pictured below with Frank and val) for the great job they did at the recent Father’s Day Show! MORIANNI’S The Original -- Bar-Hotel-Sandwich Shop Open Monday thru Saturday 7 a.m. ~ 2 a.m. w Sunday noon to 2 a.m. 484-490-5531 301 W. 3rd St. (3rd & concord Ave.) ~ chester, PA NADiNE Thanks everyone who came out to make her Party a Success! Saturday, July 9 ~ 3 to 9 p.m. gala Birthday Party for “SHERiDA” a.k.a. 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Your ad -2 for the Price of 1-in Print and on the web Book your next party here Call 610-485-4111 for more information scoopusa newspaper.com KITCHEN OPEN Mon. - Wed. 4 pm to midnite: Thurs. - Sun. 4 pm to 2 a.m. 215-232-5974 good southern cooked, delicious foods for lunch and dinner such as ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers and fish sandwiches. Weekly specials that include mac and cheese, fresh cooked cabbage, greens and our delicious ! fried, baked and rotisserie chicken ... and now we have CaJun CRaBS!! CRaBS “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. WE MUST NEVER ALLOW PRESSING AND DEPRESSION MOMENTS TO STEAL OUR 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 comes. Depressing moments can be set backs unless you make them set ups. In the Black experience many Chester, PA G INN ’ S Restaurant & Bar 610-876-5448 700 W. 2nd Street, Chester, PA Corner of Rt. 291 & Kerlin Street WE HAVE An ATM INSIDE BAR LATiN NigHT Every Monday Night 7 pm until 1 am ~ Dancing, Drinking and Latin Music ~ Host DJ “LADy J” Latin Queen Starmaid BEBE vengas, Todos, Salsa, Meregue, Bachata, Reggaeton etc. complimentary Spanish Food Served To all our customers ... We are OPEN during the State of emergency EvERy NigHT. We ask that if you’re stopped by police enforcement be kind & courteous. We ask that when you come to the Bar please don’t linger outside. Smoking is permitted inside. if you linger outside you may be approached by police enforcement. Thanks in advance, Bob and Ann ginn NOW OPEN ginn’s Crab & Rib Shack Tuesdays thru Sundays 11 am till 8 pm 610-876-5458 Our Staff Serving: Bebe, Bernard, Julie, Jaime, Larry, Karen, Katrice, Rose, Sue, Sheedah, Yolonda, Yvonne House DJ. Dr. Boogie & Crew Kitchen Staff Darlene, Monte & Juice Security Staff -Dayton, Jack, Nodie, Steve & Devin Manager Blinky 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 pineapple. 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. SCOOP USA - Friday, July 9, 2010 - 15 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 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: PLEASE JOIN TODAY TO CHANGE TOMORROW!! Other Ways To Save Look for price specials on poultry, but buy natural for the health benefits. Grains also can help with your budget. Since grains double or triple when cooking them, you get more for your buck. And since there is a huge variety available -- such as brown rice, quinoa, wild rice and many others -- you won't get bored. In an age where many pay a premium for health food, it's not always easy to find foods that are healthful for both you and your bank account. With a little effort, you can assemble a smart grocery list that is both. SPORTY’S WESTEND COCKTAIL LOUNGE 2701 W. 3rd St. Chester - 610-497-9037 PEOPLE’S CHOICE 531 Avenue of the States Chester, PA 610-872-0789 All Styles & Fashions CLOTHiNg & FOOTWEAR BIG SALE TEE SHIRTS Join Us for SPORTy’S 2nd ANNUAL BUS TRiP to ATLANTiC CiTy SUNDAy, JULy 25 Seating is Limited ~ See Sporty! Monday ~ MEN’S NiTE ~ Rico’s, Bennnie’s & Sporty’s Tuesday ~ 6 to 10 p.m. ~ COCKTAiLS (Mixed drinks) Wednesday ~ LADiES NiTE ~ Rico’s, Bennnie’s & Sporty’s Thursday ~ POOL NiTE Friday ~ HAPPy HOUR + Fish & Chips Saturday ~ 6 to 10 p.m. ~ $2.00 Beers ~ Nips & 40’s excluded Sunday ~ PiNOCHLE DAy(double deck) If you can play, then come our way!! 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Everyone must be 30 years old NOW OPEN ON MONDAYS OPEN: Mon., Tues., Wed. 3 to 11 p.m. Thurs. 12 noon to 12 midnite w Friday 12 noon to 2 a.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. w Sun. 8 a.m. to midnite (610) 874 - 1777 HAPPy HOUR ~ 5 to 7 p.m. MONDAy - WEDNESDAy - FRiDAy EvERy THURSDAy NiTE 9 p.m. until with “DJ Q” FRiDAy NiTE 80’s & 90’s Hip Hop with “DJ BANg” SATURDAy NiTE Hot New Music with “DJ Q” SUNDAy NiTE OPEN MiC with DJ “LADy J” ~ Book your Party for Saturday Nites ~ Reach One, Teach One SCOOP in print and on the web Get 2 for the price of 1 www.scoopusanewspaper.com 16 -SCOOP U.S.A. - Friday, July 2, 2010 “www.scoopusanewspaper.com SCOOP USA COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD HELP WANTED Drivers. CDL-A, 1 yr Exp. Req. for Local Bristol Flatbed Runs! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 866-336-9642 Drivers: Local/Reg/OTR Combination .4771 Loaded Home Weekly + More Comprehensive Benefits Pkg. 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If you are 17-24 years old and would like to earn a GED while gaining valuable construction skills and certifications, leadership training, job readiness training, and life skills training, please stop by 2243 West Allegheny Avenue, 3rd floor OR download an application at www.ctsyouthbuild.org OR call 215-430-0381 ext. 5564. ******** F OSTER FAMILIES N EEDED ! Can you make a place in your family for a foster child? Thousands of children need the love and support of a foster family. Catholic Social Services is looking for single or married adults to become foster parents to children of all ages, denominations and races. Homes are also needed for sibling who wish to love together. For more information about foster care, please call 215-587-3960. ******** W EST P HILADELPHIA G IANT F LEA M ARKET 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 for Licensed Food Vendors only. Vend for the whole month, starting in June, and get a free voucher for a 3 day 2 night vacation!!! Vendors and Licensed Food Vendors Wanted!!! For more information contact Mrs. [email protected] 267-278-1142 Jessie’s Herb Center & Herbs Massage Salon 4 Better Health Monthly Health Seminars 1537 South Street Phila., PA 19146 (215) 735-0458 “H OTEL H EAVEN ” 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. ******** C OMMUNITY M EETING ON O BESITY 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. ******** 28 TH A NNUAL R IYAADAH ATHLETIC C OMPETITION 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 children, and much more. For more information & to register call 1.888.798.2210 or visit www.riyaadah.com ******** S ISTERS S TRENGTHENING S ISTERS 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 Dee at 609-816-4672 or email [email protected] Facebook/Lady Dee Rollins. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY DATE DAY PA DELAWARE NJ Wednesday June 30 031 900 027 780 769 878 684 Thursday July 1 191 464 288 940 249 840 836 Friday July 2 511 439 956 350 699 103 840 Saturday July 3 Sunday July 4 179 541 740 818 809 104 092 049 501 340 251 xxx 373 Monday July 5 493 229 820 308 925 553 792 Tuesday July 6 620 463 041 150 473 834 916 Bold Red face indicates Hits picked by SCOOP U.S.A Latest Fashions Independent Distributor NSP SCOOP PICK HITS Appears Every Friday 371 394 384 854 305 179 389 by Judy Renay 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. Another “Let the Good Times Roll” scene at Bob and Wades in Center City on 13th Street. photo scoop files Note: All repo’s of Memory Lane pictures are available, call SCOOP at 215-232-5974. i R ECOGnizE a STROLOGY a S G OD ’ S n EWS L ETTER . i’ m a mEmBER OF THE ORDER OF THE u nivERSaL i mPRinTS . i’ vE STuDiED WiTH THE R OSiCRuCian ’ S anD a mERiCan F EDERaTiOn OF a STROLOGERS WHiCH i’ m aLSO a mEmBER . Y Ou maY COnTaCT mE aT RaHminG [email protected] vERizOn . nET n OW iS THE TimE TO KnOW THYSELF.
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