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September 2011 Blog Posts (87)

2011 Philly Urban Theatre Festival is going on NOW!!!

Monday, September 19 at 8:00pm - October 9 at 10:00pm

Location
The Adrienne Theatre (On 3 STAGES)
2030 Sansom…
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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 22, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments

Troy Davis is dead; the movement continues

Dear Robert,

At 11:08 pm, the state of Georgia killed Troy Davis. Just before he was executed, Troy maintained his innocence, urged people to dig deeper into the case to find the truth, and said "For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls." It's a tragic day for Troy, for his family, and for equality, fairness, and justice.

It's hard to know what to say at a time like this. In this moment, and in the days and weeks before Troy's…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 22, 2011 at 1:05am — No Comments

Philadelphia's Most Influential African-Americans 2011

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT/CEO

Robert W. Bogle President/CEO Philadelphia is the birthplace of this nation and in an effort to recognize the contributions of all of its citizens, The Philadelphia Tribune, is proud to publish its annual list of Philadelphia’s Most…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

No future for Mount Moriah cemetery?

Historic burial site needs money, restoration, care

 A city worker clears brush from a neglected portion of Mt. Moriah cemetery in Southwest Philadelphia. State Rep. Ron Waters says much more maintenance and repairs at the cemetery are needed, but funds are not forthcoming. — ABDUL SULAYMAN PHOTO

Mount Moriah Cemetery, lately a public eyesore and testament to urban decay that sprawls across Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon, is going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

“It’s dead,” state Rep. Ron Waters said of the cemetery, which has been in a state of disarray for decades. “I know that’s not exactly what you want to say about a cemetery but that’s where things are…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

$1.9 million would go down the tube if Council doesn't vote on zoning

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Eva Gladstein, executive director of the Zoning Code Commission, is paid $105,000 annually to help…
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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

African-American Women Through Eyes Of Multiracial Artist

Tim Okamura's painting "The Royal Guard" is a part of his new exhibit "Brooklyn Bronx Queens."

Tim Okamura's painting "The Royal Guard" is a part of his new exhibit "Brooklyn Bronx Queens."

Many people think artists create their work from what they know or who they are, so many art lovers are curious about Tim Okamura's paintings. He's half Japanese, half British. He was born and raised in Canada. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1993. His paintings are featured in films, including "School of Rock,"…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Adding art to educational basics can be scientific approach



Representatives of the National Science Foundation were in Philadelphia Monday to present a report on how to more successfully teach math and science to schoolchildren. A local initiative aims to throw art in that mix.

At a conference called "STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools," teachers and administrators gathered to discuss what works and what doesn't in the STEM programs--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Those are four…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Documentary explores living with mental illness

new documentary film by Temple University professor Eran Preis explores the impact of severe mental illness on an entire family. The focus of the documentary is his own family.

Jonathan Preis, the youngest of three boys, was "never OK," as his mother, artist Andrea Preis, puts it. Trouble in school, defiant behavior, drinking, drugs, run-ins with the law. As a young man, he returned to Israel, where he was…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Campaign software for free, computer whiz says

An area computer consultant is offering software he says will handle everything you need to run a political campaign, completely free.

David Lynn, a computer data specialist who's been marginally involved in politics, now writes about campaign finance issues for the Philadelphia Public Record.

If you want to run for office in Pennsylvania, and download his software, he promises it will create campaign-finance reports and allow you to make strategic use of voter lists you can…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 20, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

BME (Black Male Engagement) campaign( nominate someone)

BME nomination! Baba Bob Shipman note> People from all neighborhoods are eligible, enclosed is one from the Point Breeze community

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the BME (Black Male Engagement) campaign but I would appreciate it if you could take a moment to visit …

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 19, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Mothers In Charge Grief Support Program Saturday, September 17 · 3:00pm

Saturday, September 17 · 3:00pm - 4:30pmLocation Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave.Created By Dorothy Johnson-SpeightMore Info Providing Grief Support to Families Affected By Violence. Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month

Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Folk Arts of the African Diaspora in Philadelphia September 16 · 6:00pm

Time
Friday, September 16 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location
Philadelphia Folklore Project
735 S. 50th…
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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Navigating tricky sleepover situations

Safety is a key concern at all ages. Among the points to consider: Do you know the family and have you been in their home? Will parents be home the entire time? Who else will be in the house, including older siblings, relatives, members of the opposite sex?
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/sixth-square/item/26606-navigating-tricky-sleepover-situations

Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

City Council cuts parking tax; will parking rates go down?

Over Mayor Michael Nutter's objection, Philadelphia City Council has voted to reduce the tax on commercial parking lots and garages. But it's unclear whether the bill will make it any cheaper to park in the city.

Philadelphia had made a habit of raising the parking tax in hard fiscal times. It now stands at 20 percent, on top of the other business and property taxes lot owners pay.

The bill, approved by on a 12-to-5 vote, would gradually lower the tax to 17 percent, but the…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

EDUCATING COMMUNITIES FOR PARENTING FALL/WINTER PARENTING CLASS

ECP is offering its fall/winter parenting classes at the Columbia North YMCA located at 1400 N. Broad Street.  Classes will begin October 12 and end January 18, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

more http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parentpartner/message/7740

Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Urban Networking in Pursuit of Democracy



Urban Networking in Pursuit of Democracy 



The state of the economy, the turmoil, lack of cohesion and lack of compassion by our national leadership has left the common man and woman to fend for themselves.  The high unemployment and unstable economic conditions is turning American citizens against each other.   …

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Economy League Study of Hiring Ex-Offenders in Phila

Economic Benefits of Employing Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Philadelphia

As part of its efforts to increase public safety, reduce recidivism, and decrease public spending on criminal justice functions, the City of Philadelphia has joined a growing number of local and state governments focused on connecting formerly incarcerated individuals with employment. The rationale - backed by an emerging research literature - is that former inmates are less likely to…

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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

DHS overhauls structure to set clear lines of accountability

HS overhauls structure to set clear lines of accountability -"This is intended to provide clarity where we had major confusion that resulted in tragedy," DHS Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose said of the proposed structure. Mayor Nutter appointed Ambrose... more here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parentpartner/message/7744

Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

PA CareerLink Specialist - Civil Service Testing

Please see and share attached flyer.  The PA State Civil Service Commission will be opening the testing for CareerLink Specialist for a short time. more here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parentpartner/message/7748

Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month--OPT OUT

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

REMINDER.....  all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.



.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS



To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:   more here …
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Added by Baba Bob Shipman on September 15, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

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