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Good News You Can Use! Anyone who has lived in Harlem for more than 20 years, have witnessed the big changes in the community. The arrival of all types of restaurants, major fast food chains, banks, retailers and housing. There seem to be new condos and apartment buildings on every corner. Many in the community believe all this new housing is being developed by outsiders for outsiders. The fact is that long before the Empowerment Zone began about 20 years ago, there were people in Harlem organizing to improve conditions in the community, especially affordable housing for residents already in the community. Abyssinian Corporation, HCCI and the West Harlem Group are organizations who began renovating and creating affordable housing before Harlem was designated an empowerment zone. In this issue, we begin the first in a series of articles being written by Luvon Robeson focusing on organizations who are doing Good Works In the Community. (see page 10) Today, November 21st, the 125th Street BID will lead a parade of lighted vehicles down 125th Street to turn on the lights and kick-off the Holiday Season. The Message: Harlem residents and visitors We want you to shop, dine and be entertained in Harlem for the Holidays. If you want to change your life and do better. Just start - today.

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Rangel 2013 Career Fair Attracts Over 1,500 Job Seekers


ongressman Charles B. Rangel hosted his highly anticipated Third Annual 2013 Rangel Career Fair on November 12, 2013, at The City College of New York, connecting thousands of prospective employees with scores of America's leading businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. The event offered eager job-hunters valuable networking opportunities, and the chance to obtain valuable advice and information from more than 70 of the country's top employers. The 2013 Rangel Career Fair is part of Rangel's continued effort to spur economic recovery in the Thirteenth Congressional District of New York, which includes Upper Manhattan and parts of The Bronx. "America's economic recovery begins with creating jobs in the community," said Rangel. "I thank President Lisa S. Coico and her outstanding staff at CCNY, for once again assisting my office with the great mission of providing opportunities for those seeking a new career. Our continued partnership will ensure a pathway for hundreds of people searching for gainful employment to achieve the American Dream." The 2013 Rangel Career Fair was a remarkable success, attracting masses of professionally-dressed recent graduates, senior citizens, veterans and constituents of all backgrounds, who entered the door by the hundreds, sporting handsome smiles and crisp rsums. Attendees were given Employer Description lists along with maps to locate their specific jobs of interest among the numerous job booths that occupied the entirety of The Great Hall's 16,465ft room.

As envisioned by Rangel, participants were able to engage representatives of America's financial, healthcare, law enforcement, retail, technology, transportation, and construction sectors as well as many government entities offering job placement services and career assistance. Employers accepting rsums onsite attracted especially large lines of applicants, and benefited from the opportunity of canvassing for qualified candidates. Individuals seeking work were able to share their business cards, while companies were able to market their firms by distributing business pamphlets. Attendees that did not bring rsums were able to receive the New York State Department of Labor's rsum building services. "When companies come to our Career Fairs they cannot help but admire our skilled workforce," said Rangel. "Many of the businesses that participated in the previous years showed up once again, because they know that employees from our District are ambitious, intelligent, and most of all hardworking." The 2013 Rangel Career Fair brought representatives of many prominent firms and organizations including: Aflac, Cablevision, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), New York State Police, North American Power, Rapid Reality, SiriusXM, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Time Warner Cable, U.S. Secret Service, MetroPlus Health Plan, MTA, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Postal Inspectors, New York Life Insurance Company, and many more. Rangel has fruitfully strengthened employment in the Thirteenth Congressional Dis-

trict to include 884,402 workers, decreasing the unemployment rate by 0.7% since last year. The unemployment rate within the District is currently 7.1%, which is underneath the current state average of 7.6%. Despite gaining ground in the fight against unemployment, Rangel still believes there is much to be done to promote jobs for his community.

"America's private sector economy is holding strong," said Rangel. "Over 200,000 jobs were created nationally last month, and it would have been greater if it weren't for the GOP-government shutdown. Democrats know that the only way we can grow our economy is by nurturing our unemployed workforce, and this Career Fair is my ongoing effort to foster an active workforce in our beloved District."

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Cutting Food Assistance Is More Than Morally Wrong


By William Spriggs

he U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That's per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually spend $2,797 per person on food-that's $233 per person a month. After netting out imports, we sell nearly $14 billion in food overseas. Clearly America is a wealthy nation that is fully food secure. So the issue is not America's resources of income and land, it is our choices in the distribution of our resources. Presumably, this value proposition was settled when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Food Stamp Act into law, with support from the labor movement. To be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a family must have a total income (including any other federal assistance) that is less than 130 percent of the poverty line (except in six states with limits up to twice the poverty level); for a family of two adults and one child, that means income below $25,389 a year. The maximum benefit for a family of three fell from $526 to $497 a month on Nov. 1. Lowincome families tend to be either old or young. And young families happen to be where most of America's children live. So, there are some 21 million children who currently are fed, in part, by SNAP benefits. That is almost one in four U.S. children. In 2009, when Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it boosted the maximum SNAP benefit to help families during the worse labor market since the Great Depression. But that

boost was set to expire at the end of October 2013, in hopes the labor market would have recovered. The labor market has not recovered. There are still 1.5 million fewer payroll positions in America today than in January 2008. This means that unemployment is real; it is not the result of people being lazy in looking for work. And young people-in particular-have been hit hardest. Among the key age groups for young parents, the share of 20- to 24-year-olds who are employed is at 61.8 percent, down from 69.3 percent in January 2008; and for those 25 to 34, the share holding down jobs has fallen to 74.6 percent, down from 79.6 percent in January 2008. House Republicans have voted to cut SNAP, shifting the blame for the weak economy onto young workers and the weight of the costs on our children by ignoring policymakers' failures to get the economy running. In a nation so rich it can export food, this is morally wrong. Rather than pass plans to hire teachers to restore our children's classroom sizes, or hire construction workers to fix our broken roads and bridges, Republicans argue it is better to cut federal spending on things like SNAP to get the federal budget in order. Some Republicans think federal deficits are morally wrong because deficits leave bills for our children. These same Republicans fought President Barack Obama hard to keep tax cuts in place for the wealthiest people on the planet, ignoring that those tax cuts make the federal deficit larger. And no moral calculus says we should starve our children of food and education today

to save them as weaklings for the future. This is more than morally wrong. It is bad economics. The Consumer Expenditure Survey gives a deep view of America's consumption patterns. An interesting fact in that data is that among families in the income range to qualify for SNAP, they all consume on average $20,000 to $25,000 a year. This makes sense, as it would be hard to imagine how someone could eat, be clothed and have shelter and not spend at least $20,000 a year. This means at that income level, they do not save, they spend every dollar. Cuts in their SNAP benefits mean they will have to cut something else to continue eating. This is not a cut simply to families struggling with an economy that is not producing enough jobs and wages that are barely keeping pace with inflation. It means pulling millions of dollars out of the economy. This means less sales revenue for small businesses selling clothes or shoes or children's books. And fewer buyers mean less need for sales clerks, meaning fewer jobs. The current economic policies of lowering the deficit by half, boosting corporate profits to record highs and breaking Dow Jones average records for stocks has not meant relief on Main Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or Csar Chvez Way. We need to strengthen policies that help everyone. Follow Spriggs on Twitter: @WSpriggs. Contact: Amaya SmithTune Acting Director, Media Outreach AFL-CIO 202-637-5142

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HOME BUYING IN HARLEM:


By Rev. Charles Butler, HCCI

Be Prepared to Buy NOW!


ne factor that is often overlooked by first time home buyers is the need to have a good credit history. You must start paying down current debt because your debt to income ratio is a huge factor in considering your being approved for a mortgage. For most first time buyers residing in New York City this is a dilemma - trying to pay off existing debt while at the same time trying to increase your savings to cover down payment and closing cost. Here are a few tips that can assist you in doing both: (1) Review and prioritized all of your outstanding credit debts. Establish a plan to pay off the smallest amounts first. If possible pay them off with a single payment while continuing to make the minimum or slightly higher payments on the larger accounts. (2) Once the smaller accounts have been paid them off, then you can start to attack the next largest debt by using the money that previously was going to the smaller accounts that are now gone. Calculate the maximum payment you can afford to make on the

larger debt amounts and the number of months it will take to pay it off. Make sure your budget include these payments in your monthly household estimates. (3) Sacrifice some personal spending until these debts are paid in full. If you have to cut back on some monthly household expenses, that will be alright, it just will be for a short period of time. Cut out the morning coffee, take your lunch to work, stop buying take-out meals, or when possible plan on walking rather than taking public transportation. That way you can combine exercising with saving money. If you can become comfortable with these small changes, make them part of your regular routine and spending behavior and continue them even after you paid off the debt. Once the credit debts are paid off, use your credit cards strategically to maintain your credit history and some minimum activity on the accounts. Credit card companies will now terminate your account if there is too much inactivity on a card. So use the cards

wisely and responsibly paying off the debt when possible during the grace period so you can avoid the interest fees. This will be using your credit cards to your benefit and will also allow you to continue improving your credit score. The stronger your credit score and credit history the more attractive you will be to a perspective lender. Your goal is to aggressively save as much as possible for the

purchase of your home while paying off the credit. It will become important as a new homeowner to practice good credit habits that starts by paying your bills on time. If you are interested in attending the workshop or have questions regarding the home buying process contact Rev. Charles Butler at (212) 281 4887 ext. 231or email at cbutler@hcci.org.

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Now through Dec16th Thokoza, a company of six South African and African American women will extend it's current offBroadway run of I SING FOR FREEDOM at Baruch Performing Arts Center. Conceived and directed by Thuli Dumakude, I SING FOR FREEDOM features women with a collective total of over 130 years of singing experience who sing acapella and unamplified the music that they love and that makes them feel free. Thokoza's songs, many in six part harmonies, range from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs sung in Zulu. Intertwined are personal stories from the performers' rich and varied histories. Performances are on Mondays at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM at Baruch Performing Arts Center, located at 55 Lexington Avenue. Enter on 25 Street between Lexington and Third Ave. All tickets are $30.00. Groups of 10 or more are $20.00. Students and 65 and older are $15.00 Tickets: www.baruch .cuny.edu/bpac or call 646-3125073. Nov 22, 6-8pm Opening Reception for Andrea Arroyo Exhibits "Memories Interlaced" at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center / Exhibition dates: November 22, 2013 - January 10, 2014. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am5pm and by appointment. The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032 (@ 165th St. Train A,C,1 to 168th St.) Free and open to the public. Nov 22, 7:30pm Public Meeting - Beyond Male & Female: Trans Liberation Now! Hear speakers Willow Carter and Sara Cooley, coordinators of the Feminist Alliance at Vassar College, who have led efforts to confront transphobia in activist movements. Come discuss how to advance trans issues and fight trans oppression under capitalism. Hosted by Radical Women. At Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem (between Malcolm X Blvd. and 7th Ave., Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.). Meeting 7:30pm, admission free. Hearty home-style dinner served at 7:00pm for $10.00 donation. Open to all genders. Children welcome. Info: 212-222-0633 or nycradicalwomen @nyct.net, www.radicalwomen.org Nov 23, 7:30pm THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE PRESENTS:The Annual NuDANCE 2013 Over Two Days Presenting Six Young, Emerging Choreographers and their Innovative Companies. Continuing an over half a century tradition of rich arts programming, The Riverside Theatre is proudly presenting NuDance 2013-a two-day program of innovative and cutting-edge performances by the next generation of pioneering dance artists, followed by a conversation led by dance historian and professor Charmaine Warren, at the Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. Following each performance, Charmaine Warren will lead conversations with the choreographers exploring the process and inspiration behind their presented works and also invite the audience to participate in the discussions. Participating choreographers/companies include: Jeremy McQueen the 2013 recipient of the Jeoffrey Ballet Choreographer of Color Award, Bugg Ballet; Cat Caliandro, Dance Iquail, Dash Ensemble and Oui Danse. The NuDance performance schedule Nov 28, 5:30pm Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Wycliffe Gordon & Friends:The Music of Duke, Dizzy, and The Dorseys Doors at 5:30pm; Music begins at 7pm Price: $110 (includes two sets of music and prix fixe menu) Nov 30 12:00 Noon National Action Network New York City Chapter POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT "Obama Care" FORUM. Being held at THE HOUSE OF JUSTICE, 106 WEST 145TH STREET, HARLEM.SIGN UP TODAY/ NAN ACA COMMUNITY AWARENESS INITIATIVE. Our goal as a national organization is to bring awareness to the Affordable Care Act. Harlem Hospital, Health First Metro Health Plus and Retirement Aspirations will provide navigators for this event. Dec 2, 2nd Annual Harlem Dowling Benefit Concert being hosted by Vaughn Harper. Being held at MIST. in Harlem, featuring award winning artists, Regina Belle, Alex Bugnon, and Dr. Ben Tankard. For more information regarding this star-studded event, For more information go to http://harlemdowling .org/index.php/news-a-events/110benefit-concert.html or visit their website at www.harlemdowling.org to purchase your tickets and to explore other opportunities to be "part of the solution". Dec 8, 1-4pm David A. Walker Memorial Double Dutch Holiday Classic. Being held at the World Famous Apollo Theater. The Classic presented by the National Double Dutch League is the official Double Dutch Sport & Fusion Freestyle competition and features world-class championship teams. The event is fun filled entertainment for the entire family. Tickets for the Holiday Classic Sunday, December 8th are available at the Apollo Box Office located at 253 West 125th Street and Ticketmaster. Reserved Seating Tickets are only $22 and Group Sales are also available. For more information on the National Double Dutch League and the 22nd Annual David A. Walker Memorial Double Dutch Holiday Classic log onto www.NDDL.org. Dec 15, 2pm THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester. Will be held At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased by phone at 718951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org Dec 12 The Jackie Robinson Park Conservancy (JRPC) and the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI) will celebrate its 16th Annual Lights of Hope Lighting Ceremony at the Jackie Robinson Park and Recreation Center located at 89 Bradhurst Avenue and 146th Street. For the past 16 years, this event has grown into an important part of the Harlem Community and attracts over 200 plus attendees. The festivities begin at 4 pm with the reception, formal program with a special performances and a special tree lighting ceremony. The Lights of Hope offers everyone the chance to honor a friend, family member, or community institution. Each light represents the commitment and dreams of residents, individuals and corporations who believe in the hope of Harlem. Dec 21, 8pm An R&B Christmas At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8pm with An R&B Christmas. Hosted by WCBS-FM 101.1's "Broadway Bill Lee," this holiday concert will feature chart-topping doo-wop and R&B artists performing their biggest hits along with some holiday favorites. Tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org.

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Good Works in the Community: West Harlem GroupAssistance, Inc. (WHGA)


By Luvon Roberson

This column showcases organizations that work to build the community by providing much-needed resources to the people who live there. In this columnist's view, the bottom line of good works is: Doing good by working to improve the lives of others.

est Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a community based development corporation, was established in 1971 to revitalize the under- invested West and Central Harlem communities riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings. However as Harlem over the past several years has experienced substantial economic growth, WHGA has expanded its supportive and social service programs to residents facing displacement. WHGA's core efforts include affordable housing development and preservation as well as asset building initiatives such as homeownership and small business development. Conversation With ... Donald C. Notice, Executive Director, WHGA Q: Mr. Notice, can you give a brief overview on how and why WHGA began? A: During 1970 through 1986 -- the so-called "Abandonment Era" -- we heard talk about how the Bronx was burning. But in Harlem, many landlords were walking away from their buildings, literally abandoning building after building. WHGA started 42 years ago, by stepping in to help residents in distressed buildings, by organizing tenants and teaching them how to manage the buildings, and doing modest renovations in low-income cooperatives/buildings. From 1987 to 1999, we see the "Revitalization Era," when there were enormous changes in Harlem's housing and development. The Tax Reform Law, through the LowIncome Tax Credit program of 1986, offered incentives to private investment in affordable housing development. The timing of this legislation and subsequent influx of capital marked Harlem's transition into the Revitalization Era. Financial intermediaries such as LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) were just beginning to serve as syndicators of private equity. WHGA's participation in comprehensive revitalization resulted in the rebuilding of entire blocks throughout West and Central Harlem. What does WHGA offer the community today?

A: We might call from 2000 to the present "The Second Renaissance." While WHGA's core mission is to build affordable housing, we do so much more now. Whereas the housing and economic development activities during this period were largely community- based and below market value, upper-income earners also began scouting out roofless and windowless buildings, or building shells, priced well over a million dollars. WHGA took aim at gentrification and the resultant social and economic polarization. Our 3- year strategic plan, launched in 2002, included a set of programs targeted at protecting affordable housing and ensuring that the vulnerable residents have access to tools that would aid in their empowerment: technology access, financial literacy, and housing preservation. Moreover, WHGA is one of the largest employees in the community. Our emphasis in 2013 - 2014 is on job placement and readiness. Columbia University's expansion project provides $100 million through the Community Benefits Agreement to the West Harlem community. Clearly, this offers a range of opportunities, including new jobs for the community. WHGA's job placement program is not to say, "We have a job for you," but to help ensure that you're ready for a job. Training, education, counseling and preparedness are key components of WHGA programs. Training is an essential tool as well to the WHGA's Harlem Homebuyers Program for low - to moderate- income families purchasing their first home. Our program provides extensive training and counseling as our long -term renters transition to property ownership. We work with banks in the community to make this program possible. WHGA also offers a financial literacy program and other programs for homebuyers. Our new initiatives also include the Harlem Entrepreneurs Program and several technology centers in housing that WHGA planned and developed. The technology centers in our West and Central Harlem housing are open to the public; and those in our two homeless developments ensure that

homeless adults and their children have access to technology. We also operate the technology center for low-income seniors in our Mannie L. Wilson Towers. In addition to such homeownership and housing initiatives, we work in close collaboration with public school students in Harlem's District 5 schools on in-school and after-school enrichment programs. And, we teamed up with Harlem Grown to help give Harlem residents access to nutrition education and healthy food. With the higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease in Harlem compared to the rest of New York City, our healthy food and fitness program is key to our 360degree social service programs that help households. Q: What do you see as the top issues facing WHGA at this time? Not in any particular order, but I see gentrification as a challenge. How do we continue to build affordable housing? In 2012, we constructed three buildings, for a total of 113 units. We had 18,000 applications for those units! This overwhelming response shows the need for housing is great. Also, another top issue: The re-zoning of Harlem from river-to-river on 125th Street. Buildings would go to the highest bidder and buildings could be built much higher. And, finally, Columbia University's expansion since the Community Benefits Agreement was signed, in 2009, is a give-back to the Harlem community on the one hand. On the other hand, what will be the impact of expansion on job, workforce development, affordable housing, homeownership, and education? Because of these issues, WHGA is in the process of developing a threeyear comprehensive strategic plan, at the same time we continue to provide affordable housing, leverage our resources to create more jobs, and build wealth through homeownership opportunities. That's why we want to ensure that our community has access to credit and to credit opportunities. Q: What are some upcoming WHGA initiatives? A: WHGA will sponsor an

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OSHA training in November, that will help people who are ready to work in the construction industry to get their OSHA certification. This training can cost between $500 $600, but will be free to community residents. We will be hosting a Job Fair that offers Harlem residents access to construction trades, so that job-ready people and companies offering jobs can be in the same room. We expect 300 attendees. at the Job Fair , at which time we will be able to determine their job readiness in the construction industry. WHGA's latest initiative is our Healthy Eating program. We're incorporating healthy eating in our diet and we're setting a healthy eating agenda for Harlem. And, finally, on Thanksgiving WHGA will be in the Dempsey Multi-Service Center's kitchen helping to serve dinner to 100 needy families. Happy Thanksgiving, Harlem! For more information about the wide-ranging work of WHGA in the community, visit www.whgainc .org or telephone 212.862.1399.

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National Black Theatre Displays a Piece of Harlem with The Last Saint on Sugar Hill By Roberto Johnson
r. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) located in the heart of Harlem on 5th Avenue is currently running The Last Saint on Sugar Hill, a very exquisite and realistic tale about present-day Harlem. With a mission to create a new theatrical experience within the African-American Community, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, writer, producer, teacher, actress and visionary, founded the National Black Theatre. NBT began its theatrical influence in 1968, and served as a representation of authentic cultural traditions of people of African descent born in America. As was Teer's mission when she began this artistic institution, NBT founds its work on selfempowerment, liberation, truth and the training for a new generation of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Its priority to deliver authentic works that represent the rural life of the city remains strong with its current production of the Last Saint on Sugar Hill. The Last Saint on Sugar Hill is a part of NBT's Main-stage Series, Harlem Now. The story follows

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Napoleon Pettigrew and his sons who are die-hard Harlemites and feared property owners who live in a Harlem populated by a myriad of tourists, new residents and new establishments. The Pettigrew family hopes to make a profit from this new Harlem, however, when they discover one of their properties is a real moneymaker, everything they hold sacred- family, loyalty and community- falls apart. Sitting on a gold mine, the Pettigrew men are faced with the biggest decision in their lives-save or destroy the last untouched neighborhood in Harlem. Potent to the story and narrative of the piece is the character of "Napoleon Pettigrew." The play revolves around Pettigrew's desire to claim Harlem, one property at a time while becoming Harlem's one and only "Daddy Warbucks." His sons get in the way of him accomplishing such aspirations, however, which sends Pettigrew whirling into a battle of moral and ethical proportions. Actor Danny Johnson fills the shoes of "Napoleon Pettigrew." His quickwitted and whole-heartedly committed performance lifts audiences out

of their seats. Johnson fills Pettigrew with vigor, finding humor in all the appropriate places and urgency in others. To mention other aspects of the performance, the ensemble of actors provides a grounded performance authentically dedicated to the life of Harlem. The narrative itself is rich with drama, which each actor taps into quite well. The set is minimally designed, which helps to highlight the characters in their high-stake situations and invoke realism within the world of

the play. The Last Saint on Sugar Hill is currently running at the National Black Theater as a part of their Main-stage season until November 24th. The National Black Theatre is located at 2031 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nationalblacktheatre.org or on location. Perfor mances run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, either at 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm.

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Elizabeth Catlett: A Politically Aware Trailblazing Artist


By Stacey Ann Ellis, Prod. The Blackwash Televised Art Gallery
itics into the technological age. Through her works and life she shared the strength and plight of women, African Americans, the downtrodden and the struggles of artists. It is sad to think that this talented woman won a scholarship to Carnegie Institute of Technology and was refused matriculation because of the color of her skin. Alice Elizabeth Catlett then opted for Howard University and graduated from the university cum laude. She earned her MFA at the University of Iowa. Ms. Catlett taught at Dillard University in New Orleans. She then met and married famous artist Charles White. Their marriage lasted 5 years. After the divorce Ms. Catlett moved to NYC, taught at George Washington Carver School in Harlem and studied with Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine. Then came a major turning point in her life. Ms. Catlett went to Mexico on a fellowship where she met and married Mexican weaver, musician and artist Francisco Mora. In Mexico, Ms. Catlett was offered and accepted an opportunity to work at the Taller de Grafica Workshop for Murals and Graphic Arts. It is unfortunate that this was during the McCarthy years. Like many creative arts organizations during this time of the "Red Scare", the TGP was considered a Communist organization resulting in Ms. Catlett being considered an undesirable alien by the U.S. Embassy. She was arrested during a railroad worker's strike. Did Ms. Elizabeth Catlett let this stop her? No way. As do so many strong committed artists she marched on, giving up American Citizenship and becoming a citizen of Mexico as well as the first female Department Head of Sculpture at the N.A. University of Mexico School of Fine Arts. Ms. Catlett's work is now seen around the world - The High Museum in Atlanta, The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, The National Museum of Prague, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York City. If there is a lesson to be learned from this prolific woman artist it most definitely is that outstanding art has a job to do and that outstanding work will speak for itself and its creator, no matter who the creator is and no matter what anyone says or thinks about the creator. We thank you Elizabeth Catlett for your persistence, commitment and strength.

"I have always wanted my art to service my people - to reflect us,to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential." - Elizabeth Catlett hose of you who are familiar with the Invisible Man sculpture should take the time to really familiarize yourself with the creator and her career. Elizabeth Catlett was born April 15, 1915, leaving this world in 2012 at 96 years old. Elizabeth witnessed the African American struggles, the Depression, the McCarthy years and the evolution of society and pol-

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Follow Your Doctors Orders for Better Health


By William Gillespie, MD
hether you or your children are taking a short-term antibiotic or daily medication, it is important that you do not alter your treatment plan against your physician's recommendations. Prescription guidelines exist to keep your body running at its optimal state both during and after an illness. Skipping doses of medication or stopping medication altogether can jeopardize your health and make recovery difficult. In some instances, it can cause serious - even deadly - consequences. For instance, the most important way to control your asthma is by the carefully planned use of treatments agreed upon by your doctor or asthma nurse. Medications that prevent asthma symptoms from triggering need to be taken on a daily basis because their protection builds up over time. By stopping your asthma medication or skipping doses, you increase the likelihood of having a serious, life-threatening attack. If you are taking an antibiotic, never stop taking the prescribed medication when you begin to feel better. You must take all of the medication as prescribed. To make sure you are taking your medication correctly, the Food and Drug

Administration recommends that you ask your doctor or pharmacist the following questions: * Why am I using this medicine? * How long should I use it? * What should I do if I have problems or side effects? * Should I take it on an empty stomach, or with food? * Is it safe to drink alcohol with it? * How do I store it? * Is there a preferred time of day to take the medication? * What should I do if I forget to take it? Millions of people do not take their medication correctly, so do not assume you know the answers to these questions. Doing so could put your health and life at risk. If you're bothered by side effects from a certain medication, talk to your doctor about your concerns. Your doctor may be able to change your medication or adjust your dosage. If medication cost is a problem, your physician may be able to substitute a less expensive, generic drug or suggest other ways to save on prescriptions costs. Generic drugs can cost 30 to 80 percent

less than brand-name drugs, so it may be worth asking if there is one available to take. If your schedule causes you to miss doses, try daily dosing containers or set reminders on your computer or phone. Various apps exist for smartphone users that allow you to set medication

reminders, and even connect you to your local pharmacy to refill prescriptions. It is important to take medication as prescribed. Keep healthy by staying on track. William Gillespie, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of EmblemHealth.

Merck and The American College of Endocrinology Offer Game Plan To Help Patients Tackle Type 2 Diabetes

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early 26 million Americans live with diabetes, and 90 95% have type 2 diabetes. For many of these people, managing blood sugar can feel overwhelming. Not only do they need to manage high blood sugar, but they should also be aware of ways to manage low blood sugar, which can make a person feel dizzy, shaky and sweaty. Certain diabetes medications, skipping meals, irregular meal times or excessive exercise may cause low blood sugar, and if it's not treated quickly it can have serious consequences such as fainting and could require emergency medical care. Since a low blood sugar episode can happen at any time, including while driving, exercising, or while at work, it's important to know the causes and symptoms, and have a diabetes management plan in place. With that in mind, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Merck teamed up to cre-

ate The Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan, a step-by-step educational program designed to help educate people with diabetes, their families and their loved ones about the importance of controlling high and low blood sugar as part of a successful diabetes management plan. "One of the toughest things about managing type 2 diabetes can be the feeling that you have to change everything about your lifestyle, all at once," says Dr. Etie Moghissi, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. "That's why we've developed The Game Plan, available on BloodSugarBasics.com, to offer easy-to-understand goals to help people with type 2 diabetes make important lifestyle changes and help manage both high and low blood sugar. BloodSugarBasics.com offers resources to help work with a health care provider to develop a "game plan," including diet, exercise and if appropriate, medication.

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TECHNOLOGY

Need a Personal Assistant? Try These 9 Apps!


By Ron Stephenson

hile some argue that our society has become obsessed with our smartphones, there's no denying that apps add many conveniences to our lives. As we juggle careers, family, healthy living, friendships, and so much more, incorporating money and time-saving solutions into our lives is necessary. Recently, Mashable.com published an article, "These 11 Apps Will Supercharge Your Personal Life." After reviewing the list and researching many of the apps, I agreed. Here are a few of my favorites that are available for both iOS and Droid users. Cozi Family Organizer Cozi is a shared family calendar with shopping lists, events and to-do lists. It will keep you from buying milk twice and make

sure you don't schedule a company dinner on top of your son's soccer game. Enough said. Orange Diary Pro Orange Diary is an oasis for your personal life. Post photos, voice memos, to-do lists and more, just for yourself and your own reference. You can export to Google Drive or back up with Dropbox so you won't lose your memories. Price: $1.99 Evernote Whether you're making memos for yourself to remember later or brainstorming with a team, Evernote's mobile app keeps you connected and syncs to every platform. Goodreads Looking for your next literary destination (I mean book)? Check out what your friends have

read and what they thought with Goodreads. The app allows you to scan book barcodes to add to your "to read" list so you'll never reach the end of one book without having another on deck. HelloWallet Budgeting is hard, but HelloWallet takes out the tedium. You can sign up with your bank accounts and sort transactions to better understand your spending habits. If your bank doesn't have an awesome app, this is a great way to stay on top of bills and account balances on the go. Manilla Manilla helps you keep track of bills from anywhere. This one will save you from late fees -well worth it. Meditation Oasis You might not have time or

patience to sit in order to clear your mind, but this walking meditation app will guide your mental journey to stillness and peace Quibly Quibly is a new Q&A site with a responsive design, specifically for parents. As a parent you might spend less time behind a computer and more time at soccer games so you'll appreciate the ability to find answers to just about anything, from fellow parents, when you need them. A HIIT Interval Timer Do you plan your own workouts? This interval timer can be set up to your personal routine to keep you honest so you don't bum out on reps (like me). Right Black at Ya!

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Audelco Announces 2012-2013 Vivian Robinson/Audelco Awards Nominees

UDELCO was established in 1973 by Vivian Robinson, to generate more recognition, understanding and awareness of the arts in African-American communities; to provide better public relations and to build new audiences for non-profit theatre and dance companies. For the past 41 years AUDELCO has promoted and celebrated African-American involvement in American Theatre. The Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Awards known as the "VIV", has become the pre-eminent recognition for African-American Theatre Artists. This year's awards will be held on Monday, November 25th, 7pm, at the Symphony Space/Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Serving as Co-Chairpersons are dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, actor and comedian Roscoe Orman, playwright, producer and director Aduke Aremu and actor Jerome Preston Bates. For more information please go to the website: www.audelco .net

The 2012-2013 VIV Award Nominees


LIGHTING DESIGN Melody A. Beal (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) Scott Borowka (Dreamgirls) James Carter (The Importance of Being Earnest) Rui Rita (The Piano Lesson) Colin D. Young (Detroit '67) SET DESIGN Michael Carnahan (The Piano Lesson) Chris Cumberbatch (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) Jaime Durant (The Obeah Symphony) Neil Patel (Detroit '67) Harlan Penn (Dreamgirls) COSTUME DESIGN Gail Cooper-Hecht (The Importance of Being Earnest) Esosa (Detroit '67) Joey Haws (Dreamgirls) Karen Perry (The Piano Lesson Nicole Wee (Storyville) SOUND DESIGN Fitz Patton (Choir Boy) Shane Rettig (Detroit '67) David Van Tieghem (The Piano Lesson) Michael Wimberly (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) David D. Wright (The Importance of Being Earnest) DIRECTOR/DRAMATIC PRODUCTION Trip Cullman (Choir Boy) Kwame Kwei-Armah (Detroit '67) Robert O'Hara (Wild With Happy) Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson) Jeffrey V. Thompson (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) DIRECTOR/MUSICAL PRODUCTION Bill Castellino (Storyville) Keith Lee Grant (Dreamgirls) Ben Harney (Pearl) Mark Harborth (Dreamgirls) Andy Sandberg (Shida) CHOREOGRAPHER Mercedes Ellington (Storyville) Keith Lee Grant (Dreamgirls) Elyse Daye Hart (Dreamgirls) Dyane Harvey (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) CB Murray (Pearl) PLAYWRIGHT Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy) Tarell Alvin McCraney (Choir Boy) Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67) Kisha T. Spence & Mo Beasley (Iced Out, Shackled and Chained) Karl O'Brian Williams (Not About Eve) SUPPORTING ACTOR Chuck Cooper (The Piano Lesson) Jason Dirden (The Piano Lesson) Patrick Mitchell (The Obeah Symphony) Gary E. Vincent (Sowa's Red Gravy) Charles Weldon (The Great MacDaddy) SUPPORTING ACTRESS Araba Brown (The Great MacDaddy) Crystal A. Dickinson (The Call) Brittany Erin (Finding Home) Toni Seawright (Sowa's Red Gravy) Sharon Washington (Wild With Happy) OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL - FEMALE Jennie Harney (Pearl) Dion Millington (Dreamgirls) Debra Walton (Storyville) Zakiya Young (Storyville) OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL - MALE Oscar Aguirre (Dreamgirls) Michael Leonard James (Storyville) Isaiah Johnson (Far from Heaven) Caliaf St. Aubyn (Dreamgirls) OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR Andrew Arango (Dreamgirls) Charles Czarnecki (Pearl) William Foster McDaniel (Storyville) Ryan Touhey (Dreamgirls) Jesse Vargas (Shida) MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR Dreamgirls (Gallery Players) Dreamgirls (Harlem Repertory Theatre) Pearl (Suite Roots LLC) Shida (Shida Productions LLC) Storyville (York Theatre Company) OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club) Circumstances (HADLEY Players) Detroit '67 (CTH/NBT/The Public Theater) Iced Out, Shackled and Chained (National Black Theatre) Not About Eve (Braata Theatre Workshop) Plenty of Time (New Federal Theatre) SOLO PERFORMANCE Bryonn Bain (Lyrics from Lockdown) Jeannette Bayardelle (Shida) Perri Gaffney (The Resurrection of Alice) LEAD ACTOR Brandon J. Dirden (The Piano Lesson) Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy) Anthony Gaskins (Honky) J. Kyle Manzay (The Great MacDaddy) Michael Rogers (Breakfast with Mugabe) LEAD ACTRESS Debra Ann Byrd (The Importance of Being Earnest) Rosalyn Coleman (Breakfast with Mugabe) Eisa Davis (Luck of the Irish) Lonette McKee (Sowa's Red Gravy) Roslyn Ruff (The Piano Lesson) BEST REVIVAL Benefits (HADLEY Players) Plenty of Time (New Federal Theatre) The Great MacDaddy (Korner Theatricals/Negro Ensemble Co.) The Importance of Being Earnest (Take Wing and Soar/New Heritage Theatre Group) The Piano Lesson (Signature Theatre Company) DRAMATIC PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club) Detroit '67 (CTH/NBT/The Public Theater) Iced Out, Shackled and Chained (National Black Theatre) Not About Eve (Braata Theatre Workshop) Wild With Happy (The Public Theater)

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Dont Let Cyber Grinches Ruin Your Holiday


By Jason Alderman
'm usually in too much of a Thanksgiving food coma to hit the sales on Black Friday, but millions of other Americans somehow find the energy. Last year, 89 million people took advantage of Black Friday sales (57 million of them online), while an estimated 247 million shopped throughout the four-day weekend, as stores increasingly have opened their doors on Thanksgiving itself. In addition, millions of bargain hunters spent another $2 billion on Cyber Monday, so it's clear that online holiday shopping is here to stay. Unfortunately, cyber criminals have zeroed in on this trend and are redoubling their efforts to separate shoppers from their hard-earned cash. Whether you're shopping online by computer, smartphone or tablet, here are some common cyber scams to watch out for and security precautions to take: Tips for buying gift cards: * Only buy from secure websites of trusted retailers (look for an

"s" in the "https://" web address and a lock symbol). * At walk-in stores, only purchase cards from employees who have them locked up. Avoid cards at unattended display racks, since thieves can scan the card's unique serial number; then, after you've loaded it with cash, drain its value with online purchases before the recipient has a chance to use it. * Never purchase deeply discounted cards or event tickets from online marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist - chances are good that the cards are counterfeit or were stolen. Most retailers offer holiday sales as a way to boost their year-end bottom line. If you've "liked" a product or store on Facebook or Twitter, or have signed up to receive their emails, you may well get genuine offers for steep discounts or last-minute sales. But beware of bogus offers from sites that mimic those of legitimate retailers. They could be: * Trying to harvest your credit

card number and other personal information to make illegitimate charges to your account or open new accounts in your name. * Attempting to sell you counterfeit or stolen goods. * Trying to gain access to your social media profile to log into other accounts tied to it, or to post illegitimate offers purportedly endorsed by you to lure in your friends. Another common scam is to send an email claiming a courier is trying to deliver a package or there's a problem with your order. You'll be told to click on a link to get details and will likely be asked to reveal account or other personal information to verify. Unless you previously provided them your email address, this is probably bogus. A few additional holiday-related security tips: * When shopping online, avoid pop-up ads touting incredible deals. If you think it might be real, log into the retailer's website yourself to

see whether the deal is posted. * Hackers create realisticlooking web addresses that, when clicked, take you to a bogus site that can infect your device with malware or install a Trojan Horse program to steal your personal information. To be safe, let your cursor hover over web addresses you didn't type in yourself and look for misspelled or weird-looking sequences of characters. * Before completing an online order, visit the site's "Contact Us" and "Terms and Conditions" pages for their phone number, mailing address, return policies, etc. Phony sites often either don't have such pages or they're filled with easy-to-spot errors. Don't let the prospect of getting a great deal on Black Friday allow you to drop your guard against scammers who would love to fill your stocking with coal. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life


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oliday shopping for the special guy in your life can be taxing -- especially if you aren't quite sure where your relationship is going yet! Whether you just started dating or you've been married for years, knowing the rules of gift giving can help ensure you're giving your gent a great, yet appropriate gift. Here's a helpful holiday guide to finding the perfect tech gift for your guy -- at every stage of a relationship: Newly Dating When you first start dating, you'll want to get him something nice, but not freak him out by spending too much money. Think about accessorizing his mobile electronics collection while making his life easier with portable power. The Justin Power Case by Innovative Technology is a lightweight case that protects an iPad while giving it and all your other

mobile devices a boost through the case's universal USB charging port and built-in rechargeable slim-line battery. The Boyfriend Whether he is a bystander or an adventurer, if your boyfriend likes his music, podcasts or sports stats wherever he is, a Bluetooth enabled water-resistant speaker, such as the Slingshot Speaker from BlueFlame, allows him to bring his music and news in the shower, to the beach, by the pool, or tailgating at his team's game. Is he an active mobile guy? Consider upgrading his uncomfortable, lower quality earbuds with the Munitio SV Mobile Performance Earphones. Ideal for runners, bikers, snowboarders, or any weekend warrior, these gift-priced buds also offer an in-line mic for calls on-the-go. The Newlywed Want to spoil your husband

during your first holiday season as a married couple? For serious audio fans, consider a pair of SVS`s Bookshelf Speakers, which provide a massive soundstage with refined acoustics so you'll never need a night out at the movie theater again. The Hubby When the focus has shifted from spoiling your husband to spoiling the kids, look for a gift that benefits the home and prevents the need for that "honey-do" list. A high-quality silent garage door opener is the perfect home improvement gift for you, for him, for the house. Look for an energy-efficient model with safety features that's also battery backup compatible, such as those from Linear. Empty Nesters If your kids have moved out, now is the time to travel and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Transform your space into a high-tech smart

home and give the gift of peace of mind for those times when you're away. A Control4 home automation system lets you monitor and remotely manage your home's lighting, climate control and security from the company's MyHome app on your smartphone or tablet from nearly anywhere in the world. When you are home, enjoy the benefits of an automated system that can control your home theater, music and intercom. This holiday season, give your man a present that not only complements his tastes, but complements your relationship as well.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Celebrates New Childrens Book with Students

eading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, hosted a special literacy celebration featuring basketball legend and best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the morning of November 14. Abdul-Jabbar spoke to students in grades 4 - 6 who were part of the St. Aloysius Education Clinic, a RIF program in Harlem that provides educational programming and academic support to students throughout New York City. He read excerpts from his new children's book Sasquatch in the Paint and discussed themes from the book, including courage, friendship, and teamwork.

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COMMUNITY

NAACP New York State 77th Annual Convention

he Hon.Hazel Dukes, President, officers and members of the NAACP New York State Conference and Officers of the NAACP invited all church officers, and community leaders, and NAACP members to join them when they convened the NAACP New York State Conference 77th Annual State Convention on October 11th-13th at the Crown Plaza Syracuse Hotel, Syracuse, NY. AT 12:00 noon On Friday October 11th opening day of the convention, and over the entire weekend, guest Included the Hon. Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor, Syracuse; Hon. Samuel D. Roberts, Assembly Member, District 128-D; Preston Fagan, President, NAACP Syracuse; Reverend Phil W. Turner, Senior Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church; and; Honorable Linda R. Ervin Democratic Floor Leader Onondaga County, NY;Legislature; Hon. Van B. Robinson, President Syracuse Common Council and

more. During the three-day Convention, participants joined workshops that focuses, specifically, on the Affordable Health Care Act and how it affects the uninsured and the under insured. Participating in the discussion about health included experts Dr. Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS and Kelvin S. Sapp, MPH, NYS Department of Health. The education workshop was lead by Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Ed.D, Regent At- Large, Board of Regents, University State of New York and Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District. In addition there were workshops on the Voting Rights Act, Gun Violence in the Community, and much more. In addition, Gloria Benfield, Membership Chair, NAACP New York State Conference invited all participants to take out a membership with the NAACP.

(l-r) Lakeview Youth Advisor; a youth attendee; Hazel N. Dukes, President, NAACP New York State Conference; and Beatrice Bayley, President NAACP Lakeview Branch, celebrate at the 77th Annual NAACP New York State Convention, held in Albany, NY

Founded in 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the

United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sector.

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LIFESTYLE

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle & Stuff:

Tis the Season!


By Audrey Adams

is the season to be . . . generous. Thanksgiving is next Thursday and then, we are off to the start of the rest of the holiday season. I love this time of the year. Memories of past holidays with family and friends flood my mind. There are visions of huge festive meals and gifts piled high underneath the Christmas tree, the giggles of delight and squeals of discovery . . . . and a warm and cozy home with loving parents. Then there are the daily images on the news, of men, women and children standing in long lines waiting for a holiday meal or bags of food. All very disconcerting when commercials aired throughout television programs are urging us to buy, buy, buy! Economic indicators will be released by the government to let us know that if we don't spend money this holiday season, that the economy might suffer. Tell that to those without jobs or those who lost their homes and are on the street.

My goodness, they would have you think that you and you alone will rescue the economy if you spend your hard earned money during these few weeks of madness! Instead why not focus on the mess that our politicians created to precipitate the increased numbers of lost jobs? Oh, if only the good tidings would last year-round! What seems to be true though is that the holidays always seem to bring out the generosity of the human spirit. Organizations host holiday dinners for those less fortunate, gifts are collected for the children of the less fortunate and for a few short weeks life gets a little better for them. What about the rest of the year? Their needs are still the same. They still sleep in homeless shelters, under bridges, in cars and go without food and other life necessities; needless to say, money is scarce. They won't be shopping until they drop! Living from day to day

takes up most of their time. So, while you are enjoying your holidays, remember that life doesn't really change much for people who struggle everyday just to survive. Be thankful that you enjoy life's basics. Be thankful for your health. If you can find it in your heart to remember the less fortunate during the holiday season; then you can surely find it in your heart to remember them the rest of the year. Be as generous as you can every season because poverty never takes a holiday. Think about it. See you next week. RADIO ON DEMAND This week on TALK! with AUDREY: DR. DEMETRIUS K. LOPES, Neurosurgeon and National Spokesperson, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is my guest. One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. In the United States alone, someone has a stroke every

40 seconds. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association urges those who care for others and the general public to learn the stroke warning signs, since bystanders often encounter strangers having a stroke, and need to act fast in a stroke emergency. Visit TALKWITHAUDREYcom and checkout my online radio show, TALK! with AUDREY for a weekly interviews that will inform, motivate and inspire you. Tune in to listen to a live broadcast of TALK! with AUDREY . . . every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Harlem's WHCR 90.3 FM. Audrey Adams, former director of corporate public relations and fashion merchandising for ESSENCE continues to motivate and inspire women through her syndicated columns and motivational speaking engagements

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LITERARY CORNER

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother By Hill Harper


Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Harlem News contributor

ou figured you had a lock on things. Sell or steal a little something. Hold for somebody, "borrow" a car, gain respect. Make a little money and it'd be all good, right? Now that lock you had has you. You're in prison and it's a whole new world in there, one you're not sure you can survive. But when you read "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother" by Hill Harper, you'll see that you have choices. It's no secret that there are more people in American prisons than ever before. "In less than thirty years," says Harper," our prison population has mushroomed." But though statistics show that offenders are likely to return, Harper says "there is hope and there are solutions." This book lays them out. When Harper was contacted by an old friend who landed in "county," he admitted to the young man that he "didn't know what to say." Harper believes himself to be a problem-solver. He had no answers that time, but he quickly discovered some.

First, he says, find mentorship. You can't go it alone, so look for someone you want to make proud. Consider prison as a place to "make tune-ups and adjustments" in your life, but remember that "you need to be prepared to change." Stay patient, even though it's hard and even though you don't always understand what's to come. Sometimes, "it's more important for you to simply understand you." Learn to keep your mind free, even if your body is not. Get as much education as you can: get your GED, look for college coursework that's available to incarcerated students, and read. The time you spend in prison shouldn't go to waste; use it to better your mind. Stay in your children's lives any way you can. Keep away from prison gangs and trouble; it's only going to make things worse. Learn not to take things personally. Understand that real men do ask for help when they need it. Eliminate disrespectful words from your vocabulary, particularly in reference to women. Set goals. Learn to apologize

and embrace change. Be a leader. And do not "micro-quit." In his introduction, author Hill Harper lays out several goals for this book: among others, to show the importance of education, to offer inspiration through example, and to explain how to "beat the odds and avoid returning" to jail. Definitely, those goals are attained but that's not all. Harper offers words of wisdom from influential contributors to support his ideas. There's guidance here, help and resources, and he displays gentle patience, even deference, for his friend - but Harper's nobody's fool. He's not afraid to call the man on his lies and half-truths, and he's not afraid to show frustration. Such realism makes this one powerful book. This isn't just a reference for inmates, though. It'll also be a great help for families, as well as a caution for boys who are headed for trouble. If that - or encouragement, sense, or inspiration - is what you need, "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother" has it locked up.

"Letters to an Incarcerated Brother" by Hill Harper c.2013, Gotham Books $27.50 / $29.00 Canada 400 pages

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URBANOLOGY

Sacred Geometry
By William A. Rogers

he Great Pyramid of Giza was built using sacred geometry, which is defined as how the spirit integrates with matter through geometric form, structure and design. The geometric marvels of the Great Pyramid, the oldest standing structure in the world, have never been replicated, even with today's advanced technology. It is the only structure in existence aligned true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error. When you take in the fact that the Great Pyramid lies in the center of gravity of the continents; and it also lies in the exact center of all the land area of the world, one can only wonder about the intelligence of the builders. The sacred cubit is an ancient measurement found carved in stone just above the entrance to the King's Chamber inside the Great Pyramid. In 1991 the late inventor Slim Spurling (In the Mind of a Master) developed a copper ring using the sacred cubit measurement equaling 20.6 inches. Spurling discovered that the rings using this cubit length have a natural resonant frequency of 144

MHz, which is a harmonic of light speed. It is also a measurement of a wavelength in the standing gravity wave of the planet. Further study and experimentation lead to the discovery of the Lost Cubit measurement. The Lost Cubit has a natural resonant frequency of 177MHz which corresponds to the frequency of DNA, thereby facilitating DNA repair and the capability of consciously controlled DNA activation and ascension. Thanks to the research done by Slim Spurling, there are now energy tools on the market that make use of ancient Egyptian sacred geometry to create a healing energy that modern quantum physic pioneers such as Nikola Tesla (1899) and Albert Einstein(1920) called Scalar Energy or Zero-Point Energy. Scalar energy strengthens chemical bonds within DNA, making it more resistant to damage. Scalar energy improves the function of the Immune System; it improves mental focus and can cancel out the harmful effects of 60 cycle power line pollu-

tion, electromagnetic fields, radiation and microwaves. I was introduced to the healing tools, at this year's New Life Wellness Expo. I met a young inventor Jonathan Tice, who has developed a number of energy tools using the sacred geometric lengths taken from the great pyramid. I agreed to work with Jonathan on the marketing of these tools, after experiencing how effective they were as healing tools. If you visit my blog www.theartofwarogers.com I have a number of articles on the amazing period in early Egypt where science and technology was more advanced than what we have today. The Great Pyramid of Giza still stands, built with science and technology that the modern world is just discovering. You cannot truly understand the amazing intelligence of the culture that built the Great Pyramid unless you take the time to google the many features of this magnificent structure, built with sacred geometric technology. As many of you know, I have been greatly influenced by the work of

Wayne B. Chandler (Ancient Future) who provides scholarly research that points out the many contributions the early Egyptian culture have made in the development of mankind. What is also amazing to me is in 2013 I am writing about marketing energy wellness tools constructed by using sacred geometric forms, a technology that was developed in Africa (Egypt) around 3000BC; energy tools that can be used to address harmful exposure to AM/FM radio waves, VHF/UHF Televisions waves, Radar, Microwave ovens and radiofrequency energy exposure emitted from cell phones. A true example of, Ancient Future. If you would like more information on the energy wellness tools, send me an email at life@theway2 wellness.info or give me a call at 646 329-6727. I plan to interview Jonathan Tice and Wayne B. Chandler on my WHCR 90.3FM Urbanology radio show (also on line at www.whcr.org) in the near future, I will keep you updated.

HERBS ARE NATURES MEDICINE: Mens Health yarrow uva ursi marshmallow
By Zakiyyah
s we said in last week's article, the prostate gland can become inflamed (prostatitis), enlarged (causing a sensation of fullness in the rectum) or infected, causing backache, impairment of sexual potency, frequent and/or burning/discomfort/pain upon urination, recurring flare-ups and sometimes a slight discharge or blood in the urine. Drink a full glass of room temperature Alkaline water within 20min of waking and another glass within the next hour; another 3-6 glasses throughout the day. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men. It is the second leading type of cancer death in men, after lung cancer. There is not enough known about what causes prostate cancer and how to prevent it. Yet the disease is treatable if found in early stages. This can be a challenge, since prostate cancer can show no symptoms until it has spread to other parts of the body. STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME - GET AN ANNUAL CHECK UP (+PROSTATE SCREENING). If you begin to feel any of the above symptoms here are a few herbal

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tea suggestions (take 2-5 cups daily, for mild-to-acute conditions): Urinary tract infection: Black walnut bark-1/4pt, buchu leaves-1pt, chaparral-1/2pt, echinacea-1/4pt, plantain-1pt, wild yam root-1/4pt, uva ursi1pt, marshmallow-1/2pt. Men younger than 50 who have a bladder infection should see a doctor to determine the cause (since it is so rare). Men over 50 with recurring bladder infections most likely need to address their prostate health while also dealing with the acute infection. Prostate cancer: buchu leaves1pt, juniper berries-1/4pt, echinacea1/2pt, golden seal-1/4pt, chaparral-1pt, kelp-1/2pt, sarsaparilla-1pt, uva ursi1pt, wild yam root-1/4pt, yellow dock1pt, yarrow-1/2pt, black walnut bark-1/2pt. Painful urination: buchu leaves1pt, juniper berries-1/2pt, marshmallow-1pt, uva ursi-1pt, plantain-1pt, yarrow-1/2pt. CAUTION - do not take juniper berries if you have any type of kidney disease or infection. If any of these conditions present, see your doctor immediately. Continued long term use of these formulas is not suggested.

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CHURCH NEWS: BEYOND THE MICROPHONE


By Bro. Bill, Host of 3G Experience, WHCR-90.3 FM Gospel Radio

o many questions are left unanswered following the suicide of Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., 41 year old Pastor of Bibb Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Macon, Georgia last week. Upon completing his Sunday morning service the Pastor went home and killed himself. He left behind a wife, Larrinecia and two daughters. Be supportive of your Pastor. You never know what troubled thoughts lurk behind the smile he gives freely every time you meet him. Have you ever considered the pressure that Pastors are under. Of course suicide is not an answer, especially if one believes in the saving power of God. We sing songs and are a fount of biblical clichs, but do we really believe what we speak? We are preparing for Thanksgiving celebrations across America. What are you thankful for? Drop us a line and tell us what you are thankful for. Remember as you prepare your Thanksgiving feast, that there is a family in your building that will not be celebrating. Be a good neighbor and reach out to someone to join you in your celebration. Or you could at least offer a plate! Controversy has arisen over radio personality Rush Limbaugh's comments in regard to the "Democrats are turning

women into nothing but abortion machines." There is no controversy. Rush Limbaugh is entitled to say whatever he wants to say. You cannot silence him through letters and protests. This is America and we do have a right to freedom of speech - no matter how offensive it may be. The remedy to radio and TV personalities you disagree with is to turn the dial! LaGree Baptist Church, 360 West 125th Street is offering Thanksgiving breakfast on Thursday morning. There is no charge for this meal. There was a revival at New St. John Baptist Church, 2409 Lorillard Place in the Bronx, from Wednesday through Friday. Rev. Bennie Wright, Jr. is the Pastor. There was a concert at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, West 140th Street in Harlem last Friday. The concert was a prelude for the 95th Anniversary of the church. The Timothy Wright Memorial Choir honored and celebrated the service of Apostle Clenso Allen on his 70th Birthday. Apostle has been the choir director under the late Rev. Timothy Wright and has continued to serve with his Rev. David Wright as he continues to do his late father's work.

An evening of Praise and Worship will be held on November 23rd, at Metropolitan AME Church at 58 West 135th Street, I Harlem. The featured artist will be K. Joy Ann Allen. On Sunday, November 17th, Mew Tabernacle Baptist Church visited Faith Memorial Baptist Church 1435 Prospect Avenue, the Bronx, to celebrate the Pastor's Aide Ministry Anniversary. The message delivered by Pastor Hiram Ratliff inspired and motivated the capacity crowd at Faith Memorial. Sis. Vergie Hill is the President of Faith's Pastor's Aide Ministry. Sis. Lee Alexander, President of the Pastor's Aide League was present with Pastor's Aider members from across the city. The Shepherd Ministry of Zion Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary on Sunday November 28th, at the church located at 205 West 144th Street, Harlem, NY. Rev. Charles Harvin is the Pastor. Every Friday night, at 6 PM the Bible Institute will hold a revival Platform Service at the Bethlehem Moriah Baptist Church, 168 West 133rd Street, in Harlem. Rev. Dr. William L. Watkins, Jr., is the facilitator.

Operation Prison Gap is now offering busses from Far Rockaway, Queens to the state prisons operated by the New York State Department of Corrections. Busses will leave Friday and Saturday nights from the above location at 10:00pm. Call for reservations. You must have reservations! Call Mr. Bill at 516582-1373 to reserve a seat It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - more and more each day. The lights and decorations along the 125th Street corridor will be turned on this weekend. How many remember the Hotel Theresa, Frank's Restaurant, The Baby Grand, Jays and the night life along 125 street? Drop is a line with your 125th Street memories! Call 917-903-3232 for reservations and information about Security Guard Training Follow us on Facebook (Bro. Bill) or e-mail us at mrbill903@ gmail.com. Be a part of the 3G Experience on Thursday mornings at 6:00am-10:00am. www.whcr. org. The telephone line is 212-650-6903 for you to call in! If you want to send a letter or card send it to PO Box 446, New York, NY. 10039.

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Mayor-Elect De Blasio Announces Transition Committee Appointments - 60 Leaders Join Transition NYC to Identify Progressive, Competent & Diverse Leadership

ayor-Elect Bill de Blasio the appointment of 60 experienced leaders and experts to his transition committee that will assist him in building a progressive, competent and diverse city government. "These leaders are volunteering their expertise in every issue and area of municipal affairs," said Mayor-Elect de Blasio. "Together, they will join Transition NYC Co-Chairs Carl Weisbrod and Jennifer Jones Austin in helping me to assemble a team that's devoted to building one great city where everyone shares in our prosperity." "My charge to the transition team is to identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life that share a commitment to progressive and competent city government," said de Blasio. "They will be advising me based on their wealth of experience and knowledge of specific issue areas and government agencies." Transition NYC Co-Chair Jennifer Jones Austin said, "The transition committee members come from every slice of civic life business and labor, science and the arts, clergy and the grassroots, advocacy and the academy and their contributions will prove invaluable." Transition NYC Co-Chair Carl Weisbrod said, "The appointment of these distinguished leaders advances Mayor-Elect de Blasio's commitment to building a government that will work toward a more just New York, distinguished by effectiveness and representative of the city they serve."

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Jennifer Jones Austin, Co-Chair, Transition NYC (previously named) Carl Weisbrod, Co-Chair, Transition NYC (previously named) Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum of Harlem Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, President and Founder of Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Cheryl Cohen Effron, Founder, Greater NY; Former President, ATC Management Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music Alexa Avils, Program Officer, Scherman Foundation; Co-President, Parent Teacher Association of Public School 172 Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director, Alliance for Quality Education Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President and Special Advisor for Campus Planning, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Columbia University Kate Sinding Esq., Senior Attorney, New York Urban Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Hon. Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, Former Councilmember, 40th District MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies Bertha Lewis, President and Founder, The Black Institute Marcia A. Smith, President, Firelight Media Ana Oliveira, President and CEO, The New York Women's Foundation Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation Martha Baker, Executive Director and CEO, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Dr. Katherine LaGuardia, Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Conchita M. Mendoza, Chief of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Brooklyn, Long Island College Hospital Cynthia Nixon, Actress, Artist, Activist Arnold L. Lehman, Director, Brooklyn Museum Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater Edward (Ed) Lewis, Founder, Essence Communications, Inc. Richard Buery, Jr., President and CEO, The Children's Aid Society William Floyd, Head of External Affairs, Google, Inc. Meyer (Sandy) Frucher, Vice Chairman, The NASDAQ OMX Group Orin Kramer, Founder, Boston Provident LP Vincent (Vinny) Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council Peter Madonia, COO, The Rockefeller Foundation Ken Sunshine, Founder, Sunshine Sachs Harold Ickes, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dr. Rafael Lantigua, Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center John Banks, VPof Government Relations, Con Edison; Board Member, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Douglas (Doug) Durst, Chairman, The Durst Organization Derrick Cephas, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Former CEO and President, Amalgamated Bank Herb Sturz, Co-founder, Vera Institue of Justice Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York Rabbi Michael Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO, Jewish Community Relations Council Pastor Michael Walrond, Jr., Director of Ministers Division, National Action Network (NAN); Seventh Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church Udai Tambar, Executive Director, South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) David Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York (CSS) Marvin Hellman, President, OHEL Childrens Home and Family Services Rev. A.R. Bernard, Founder, Senior Pastor, and CEO, Christian Cultural Center George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Dr. Steven Safyer, President and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Ken Lerer, Managing Director, Lerer Ventures; Former Chairman and Co-Founder, Huffington Post Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director and Chaplain, Islamic Center, New York University Marian Fontana, Board Member, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Families Advisory Council Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL, Inc. Kevin Ryan, Founder and Chairman, Gilt Pam Kwatra, President, Kripari Marketing; Executive Committee, Indian National Overseas Congress Elsie Saint Louis, Executive Director, Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc. Vanessa Leung, Deputy Director, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families Paula Gavin, Executive Director, Fund for Public Advocacy Kim Sweet, Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New York Dr. Marcia Keizs, President, York College, The City University of New York Jukay Hsu, Founder, Coalition for Queens Arnie Segarra, Activist and Longtime NYC Public Servant Elba Montalvo, Founder, President, and CEO, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. Mindy Tarlow, Executive Director and CEO, Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts

Transition committee members are volunteering their time to advise Mayor-Elect de Blasio during the transition, and are not seeking to serve in the administration itself. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be the 109th Mayor of New York City. From his early days as a young City Hall staffer, to serving on his local school board, to his most recent position as Public Advocate for the City of New York, Bill de Blasio has spent his life fighting to ensure that every New Yorker - in every neighborhood throughout our five boroughs - gets a fair shot. Information about Mayor-Elect de Blasio's transition can be found at www.transition2013.com. Transition NYC launched on November 6th and already thousands of New Yorkers have stepped up be a part of this process. New Yorkers can also follow news about the transition on Twitter at @nyctransi

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Harlem News Group Stans Powerball Numbers Nov 21 - Nov 27 By Stan Rose

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Stan's Numbers for Harlem News Grou
Daily # Nomatches: 369,071,127,173,284,267,541,526,762, 857 Doublets 177,050,552,553,330,220,661,646,448, 939 Triples: Pairs: 111, 000, 666, 888 24, 40, 50

layers timely Daily Nos and Win-4s are my forte and this column caught the Win-4 7052 BOXed and the Palindrome 242 straight UP. While writing for the NY Lotto News publication I gave you the 111, 888, 102, 726 and super Win-4 9800 ALL straight for a huge $ 7,000.00 pay WEEK! Thats what Im known for and you all are my beneficiaries. And players contact me soon for STAN ROSE COMES TO HARLEM "MEET, GREET and TALK" about all the lottery games with Harlem News Group in your local area. Its going to be a great time and I'm going to give all of you the winning numbers too. So go to srose283@aol.com and www.harlemnewsinc.com and sign up for this fantastic event. Now for my next "act" I'm going to present one of my favorite and strongest TREE systems that brings home the "bacon" most of the time- The 3x3x3 TREE system. The reasons why this system is so potent is because of the way it breaks down the daily number(or Win-4) into its smallest components and then finds the winning combo from that process. Just like Physicists who study the nature of science and the "atom" components, like the protons, electron, muons, quarks, etc. The TREE system dissects the 3-digits into its positional digits (e.g. spots 1, 2 and 3) and lowers the

odds by virtue of the quantity of digits played and spread out over the TREE formats. Recall that in the 3-digit game there are three windblown chambers of 10 ping-pong balls each. The 3x3x3 TREE format allows for 3 different digits per position. Breaking down those positions mathematically this translates into about 3-1 odds for you correctly trapping that winning ball in each of those 3 spots. Take a look at the history chart now on pp.28 of NY Lotto News. While that chart is very important to us in terms of our history of the game, a player would find it very very difficult to pick the winning combo straight out of the 1,000 Daily Nos. he sees. But with my 3x3x3 TREE, picking 3 digits in the first position alone creates just a 3-1 odds factor. And similarly for the 2nd position and 3rd position for that matter. This kind of play and digit manipulation, via the 3-1 odds, makes picking the daily number "easier' and more manageable. Thats why you see my TREE systems hit daily numbers over the past 30 yrs on a pretty steady basis, Another key factor why my 3x3x3 TREE is a very viable system to use is having your own digit manipulations. Yes, you control your own destiny by picking the digits you deem ready to pop. Moreover, having at least 3 different digits to implement is crucial to the system too. The 3 digits create the 3-1 odds. If you add or

subtract digits from the TREE your odds factors increase or decrease, again depending upon your personal digit "manipulations.' This shows the feasibility of my TREE system as a useful tool in trapping correct digits via the quantity of digits imputted to each of the three positions. If you start with a 3x3x3 and alter the TREE formats like 2x3x3 or 3x3x4, then you'll get different odds. Of course, the more digits, there merrier, but a price-tag does come with this tactic. So be mindful that using my TREE systems alongside the price factor, the lowest being 50c per 3-digit purchase, you have to be frugal playing the games to conserve your bankrolls. Now you see some of the aspects of my TREE that affect winning the daily nos. games. This week enjoy my 3x3x3 TREE and lets keep the holiday spirits high with more "straight " wins from the RoseKnows Nos. Man. Now here are some HOLIDAY Numbers to play and if you win, please donate to your favorite charities. In the 3-digits I like 264, 975, 616, 826, 479, 584, 229, 484, 107. My Win-4s are: 2943, 7660, 7105, 4525, 8446, 9545, 8696, 9161 1110 and 0010. Good Luck! NOTE: Don't forget to contact me at srose283@aol.com to come to Stan Rose Comes to Harlem Lottery MEET and GREET

Consecutives: 243, 456, 978. Fill In The Dash-Pick Up The Cash 2_6, 73_, 4_9 Nomatches: 0159,0825,1892,4537,3751,2968,6025, 7236,8527,9132. Singledromes 0072,0446,2066,4011,6771,5771,7611, 5045,8248,9965. doubledrome 2244,2277,3993,7711, 8181, 1515, 3030. tripledrome 1110, 2220, 4464, 8868 Quads: 4444, 5555, 6666 consecutives: 7645, 5463, 7869 Take-5 Balls to Wheel for this week: (Use Ms.Gail Howard Wheeling Systems) ______________ 01,02,05,08,10,11,17,19,20,21,22,28,31,3 3,37,38.

Horoscopes: November 21 - November 27th


ARIES Authority issues may arise early in the week. You can handle these thoughts by observing them and letting them go. Listen to some music that fills you with positive vibrations. Soul Affirmation: I see myself as a finisher rather than a starter this week. Lucky Numbers: 14, 40, 46

CANCER
Passing on knowledge, or gaining some new knowledge, preoccupies your fine mind this week. You can teach as well as learn. Look for a way to combine these two activities. It will benefit the many that you attract. Soul Affirmation: I am uplifted by the presence of friends. Lucky Numbers: 7, 28, 29

LIBRA
A practical solution is at hand to one of your inventions. Give yourself some space to allow the answer to come to you. Any repetitive task, such as weeding the garden or washing the dishes or car, will be conducive to your receiving the solution. Soul Affirmation: I know where Im going because I know where Ive been. Lucky Numbers: 9, 10, 27

CAPRICORN You may decide to visit a friend you havent seen in a while, or you may hear from one while you are at work. How did they get your number? Youll be pleased to connect again with this person. Soul Affirmation: Things are as I know them to be. Lucky Numbers: 9, 12, 48

TAURUS
You have strong physical energy this week. Make the most of it and get a lot of the work done that youve been meaning to get around to. This weeks a great week to get around to it! Youll be very pleased at the end of the week with what you have created. Soul Affirmation: I concentrate on the highest possibilities this week. Lucky Numbers: 18, 22, 53

LEO
Details, details, details. They are cluttering up your vision of the big picture. Be patient and deal with one detail at a time. Youll soon see your big picture very clearly again. You are kind, and can be amazingly tolerant. Soul Affirmation: Giving is a luxury that a rich spirit can afford. Lucky Numbers: 8, 54, 55

SCORPIO
You may feel an internal pressure towards responsibility this week. Go with the flow on this and the week will be like a gift. Let your words assist others in becoming more self-responsible. You are a good teacher of right actions. Soul Affirmation: I take it easy on myself this week. Lucky Numbers: 17, 40, 48

AQUARIUS
You are full of ideas this week, and some of them have practical application. Pick and choose which ones to test as you move through your week. Keep a very positive outlook on all relationships. Soul Affirmation: I find comfort in the familiar. Lucky Numbers: 32, 34, 37

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GEMINI
Freedom needs may be high this week. Use your powerful imagination to discover a way to feel freer in your current situation. At least in your personal space, let yourself be free and surrounded by objects and vibes that set your spirit soaring. Soul Affirmation: I speak my mind knowing that truth is my best defense this week. Lucky Numbers: 41, 44, 48

VIRGO
Lots of wild ideas may occur to you this week, and you may want to act the mental daredevil. Be patient with those who are just learning or who want to do things the way theyve always done them. Lead by example. Soul Affirmation: When I feel good about myself, the world feels good to me. Lucky Numbers: 17, 29, 36

SAGITTARIUS
Money may come to you from an unlikely source this week. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunity. Let your words this week paint the images of better ways of being in the world for yourself and for those under your care. Soul Affirmation: I invest new faith in everything I do this week. Lucky Numbers: 6, 23, 46

PISCES
You are full of ideas this week, and some of them have practical application. Pick and choose which ones to test as you move through your week. Keep a very positive outlook on all relationships. Soul Affirmation: I find comfort in the familiar. Lucky Numbers: 32, 34, 37

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Art Is Our Last Hope At Bronx Museum


By Howard Giske

aulo Bruscky's exhibition at the Bronx Museum, "Art Is Our Last Hope" featured a live performance piece called "GamePerformance" put on at Macombs Dam Park, by River Avenue and 161 Street, just south of Yankee Stadium. On Sunday morning, November 3rd, at 11 a.m. a group of artists, members of the Bronx Museum staff and people from the Brazilian consulate gathered together to put on a strange soccer game organized by Paulo Bruscky in person. Everyone had on a different uniform, so there were no teams, and later in the game, the players had two balls on the field. The game of soccer was dismantled and turned into individual performance and chaos. Still in the halfhour game, players formed ad hoc alliances, and mercurial teams formed and dissolved. This was the acting out of the fantasy of a soccer game that had no real teams and rules and was filled with anarchy. Is

it natural to have fixed rules in soccer games, or for that matter-in political games, or are they arbitrary?-is a question that this piece provokes. Bruscky's performance art piece is associated with the biennial Performa 13. See http://13.performa-arts.org/?performa-13 for other performance art pieces including living sculpture, music and dance that will be performed in New York City through November 24th. The in-the-museum exhibition Art is Our Last Hope is the first solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky, and opened on September 19 at the Bronx Museum. Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts organized the exhibition. According to Bessa, despite being one of Brazil's most important contemporary conceptual artists, Bruscky earned his living working for a local hospital as a civil servant for the bulk of his artistic career.

"Paulo Bruscky makes work that engages everyone, particularly those left out of the global arts dialogue," said Sergio Bessa. Bruscky began doing art when Brazil was under a military dictatorship, and felt the need to protest the government in some way. He did this through art, walking through his city of Recife in Northeastern Brazil, wearing a sign, "What is Art? What does it do?" in Portuguese. Although in a sense this is a generic, overall protest, it must have taken some courage to walk around like that. Bruscky and his collaborators documented his experiments in performance art, with Bruscky's photos at the exhibition that show

him running around Recife with his existentialist phrase on a cardboard placard. Bruscky turned his eyes to the street and to common people, trying to intervene in their experience with humor and wit. Some of the sketches on display at the Museum are whimsical sketches from Bruscky's work at hospitals in Recife, including sketches from xrays of people's skulls, and of medical equipment. Photos document Bruscky's interest in Xerox machines and other copying technology. "Art is Our Last Hope" will be on exhibit until February 9th. For more information, please see http://bronxmuseum.org.

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Brooklyn Chambers Good help Program Launches 25 Jobs in 25 Days as Part of Holiday Hiring Drive
ood Help, a free employment service provided by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with funding from the New York State Senate and Assembly, has announced a new "25 Jobs in 25 Days Program" starting Monday with the aim of helping unemployed Brooklynites get seasonal and part-time temporary positions by Christmas Day. "One of our core missions at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is to help businesses in the borough find qualified workers," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "Our Good Help program has helped scores of people gain employment while helping to reduce unemployment in the borough. The goal of our '25 Jobs in 25 Days' is to let everyone know that we want to connect employees to Brooklyn businesses during the holiday season, an especially difficult time of year to be out of work." The Good Help job listing is available online through the Chamber's website at ibrooklyn.com/employment, allowing both employers and prospective employees to connect in an effort to grow the local economy.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2013 Holiday Season Schedule
elebrate the holiday season at Brooklyn College with a lineup of festive and fun performances!In the spirit of the season, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will present an array of music, dance, theater, and family performances celebrating the holidays and reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. * Steve Solomon in My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays * Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker * An R&B Christmas featuring The Coasters, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, Blue Magic, and Shirley Alston Reeves *The Snow Maiden * Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 at 3pm Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not with this dysfunctional family! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, master comedian Steve Solomon returns to Brooklyn to regale us with stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. Honest and hilarious, this one man tour-de-force yields an afternoon full of side-splitting laughter! Tickets: $30 The Colonial Nutcracker Sunday, Dec15, 2013 at 2pm An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky's ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic. Recommended for ages four and up. Tickets: $10 An R&B Christmas Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 8pm Celebrate the holidays with this concert of chart-topping R&B artists as they perform their biggest hits, as well as some Christmas favorites! You'll enjoy the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of Charlie Thomas' Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk," "Up on the Roof"), The Coasters ("Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy"), Blue Magic featuring original lead singer Ted "Wizard" Mills ("Side Show"), and Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"). Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine The Snow Maiden Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 4pm Enjoy this magical Christmas musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. Traditional Russian

songs, dances and elaborate costumes create a winter wonderland in this delightful children's extravaganza. Performed in Russian with English subtitles. Recommended for ages six and up. Tickets: $35-$50 Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co. Lunar New Year Celebration Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 3pm Celebrate the Year of the Horse with this colorful performance that weaves the grace and splendor of traditional Chinese arts with the contemporary freedom of American modern dance. Recipient of China's prestigious Golden Lotus Award, choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her company will take you on a visually delightful, culturally rich tour of this dynamic 3,000-year-old civilization. Tickets: $30 Discounts available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/ alumni, and groups for most performances. Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In 2014-2015, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2013-2014 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; TD Bank; National Grid; Macy's Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; the Herman Goldman Foundation; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2013-2014 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee's. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assemblywomen Rhoda Jacobs and Helene E. Weinstein, New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.

Since it was relaunched in March 2012, Good Help has placed 135 people with jobs. A company can post available positions through the website. Good Help staff will also help businesses prepare an appropriate job description. Good Help saves businesses time and money by carefully screening and interviewing potential employees. When applicable, Good Help tests an individual's computer skills to determine their qualifications. Only candidates that are screened are the referred to the business. Good Help has a broad reach of services and specializes in bookkeeping and accounting, customer service, clerical and administrative work, drivers, maintenance, retail positions, skilled technicians (such as welders, carpenters, and mechanics), and security guards. Anyone seeking employment through our "25 Jobs in 25 Days" initiative or any Brooklyn business that is hiring and would like to take advantage of this initiative can contact Tondalaya London, Director of Workforce Development, at tlondon@brooklynchamber. com or by calling (718) 875-1000 ext. 108.

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United4Good To Change the World


ssemblyman William Scarborough presented a NYS Proclamation to a very idealistic man who dreams of changing the world: Anthony Melikhov, at the Inite4:Good event organized by D.L. Uma Sengupta and held at the Worlds Fair Marina Restaurant. Melikhov wants to teach, empower and help people around the globe to better their communities and their lives, to extend kindness to another and to focus on positivity as a source of overall wellbeing. These are lofty ideals, and Melikhov started a non-profit to accomplish these goals. Bright Futures International created a curriculum using hands on programs to promote empathy, understanding and morality among children and adults worldwide. Wishing to expand his reach and impact, this year he created United4:Good, a charitable coalition which brings together civic minded youth, individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, community and world leaders and celebrities to inspire charitable participation and acts of kindness on an international level. United4:Good partnered with the PVBLC Foundation, which uses the power of media to drive social change and has committed $4 million and in-kind media grants to support non-profits globally.

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Unite4:Good funding affiliates include the Clinton Foundation, UNICEF, ASPCA, PeaceEarth Foundation, among many others. High profile supporters include President Bill Clinton, Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker, Blair Underwood, Ronda Rousey, Wilmer Valderrama and many more. Over two dozen non-profits participated, including two from the Southeast Queens Community: Southern Queens Park Association (SQPA), which provides social services and stewardship of the Roy Wilkins Park and Family Center, and 3D's Aftercare, which provides mentoring, tutoring, after school programs and summer camp to empower children with higher self esteem and a greater sense of selfworth and understanding of responsibility. To learn more about the organization and find out how you can get involved, check out their website: www.unite4good.org.

Photo (l-r) : Assemblyman William Scarborough (4th R)presented a NYS Proclamation to Anthony Melikhov (5thR), the founder of Unite4:Good, a charitable coalition, at the Unite4:Good event, organized by D.L. Uma Sengupta (3rd L) and held at the Worlds fair Marina Restaurant. Photo By: Juliet Kaye

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