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Rochester Association Of Black Journalists Excellent Move by to Host 15th Anniversary Celebration Bills NOT Signing [Rochester, N.Y.] – The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), which covers the Finger Lakes region of upstate Antonio Brown

New York, will observe a momentous occasion as a professional organization at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at Monroe's, 3001 Monroe Ave. "We are so excited about celebrating our 15th anniversary as a chapter and look forward to continuing our advocacy for fellow journalists and educating the public about media issues of the day,'' said RABJ President Richard McCollough, who is also a local meteorologist. Johann Calhoun, a news and special projects editor for The Philadelphia Tribute in Pennsylvania and Region 1 director for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is the special guest for the event and has been invited to deliver remarks at the luncheon. Founded on April 17, 2004 by reporters, photographers, copy editors, along Johann Calhoun with those in allied professions such as in public relations, RABJ' has had as one of its core goals to bring diversity into the newsrooms of local print, broadcast and online media outlets. Today's RABJ members stand on the shoulders of many notable African Americans who have contributed much to Rochester such as publisher Frederick Douglass (The North Star); Howard W. Coles, Rochester's first Black radio announcer (WSAY); Earl Caldwell, whose assignments as a reporter included the civil rights beat (Democrat and Chronicle); Andrew Langston, founder city's first Black radio station (WDKX); and Janet Lomax, the first Black woman to anchor a main, weeknight newscast in Rochester (WHEC). A few of the highlights, since RABJ's inception in 2004, are as follows: *The Wyoma Best Scholarship Fund for Future Journalists: providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors interested in communications and media studies. *Black Cinema Series: presented in partnership with The Little Theatre, the series -- now in its third year -- celebrates both documentary and narrative expressions in black cinema with a curated film choice each month. *Celebrating 200th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass *RABJ Legends: An on-going documentary project about Rochester's rich African-American heritage featuring video interviews with Rochester's most influential figures who blasted through barriers in such fields as politics, education, and science. *Mentoring: Organizes workshops for high school students considering being journalists. *Media Watchdog: Advocates for African Americans to be depicted in a fair and balanced way, points out bias and insensitivity while helping to advance solutions. *We welcome all to help us reflect on these accomplishments as we look to our future. Admission is $60 for RABJ's anniversary luncheon; tickets will not be sold at the door. For more details, go to EVENTBRITE.COM and RABJ's website (https://www.rabjournalists.org/)

University Of Rochester Student Behind White Nationalist Fliers In Brighton A 23-year-old University of Rochester senior, Christopher N. Hodgman, 23, of Bethesda, Maryland, has been identified by the Brighton Police Department as the suspect behind several White supremacist fliers and stickers that were posted around Brighton last fall. The violation carries a $250 fine and 15 days in jail per count. Hodgman is due in Brighton Town Court on March 27.

Buffalo Bills front office made a wise decision in not signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown. Bills QB Josh Allen needs young receivers to grow with him and most importantly fix the offensive line. There are plenty of free agent veteran linemen that can improve our right side of the offensive line. I would draft at the number 9 position in the first round Jawaan Taylor from University of Florida. Jawaan has quick feet, is strong and can be the left tackle the Bills have been looking for since Cordy Glemm was traded. I would move Dion Dawkins back to his natural position of guard which would make a massive left side featuring Jawaan Taylor and Dion Dawkins. Dawkins is quick enough to be a pulling guard which could mean the power sweep coming back into play in the 2019 season. The Bills can pick up a center, guard, and tackle for the right side in free agency without spending a lot of money. This would be the best way for the team to go. It’s time for Beane and McDermott to put up or shut up about The Process and build this team back up to respectability. We will see starting on Wednesday. Let the fun begin! HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Congratulations to Webster Thomas High School's Monique Hardy on winning the girls weight throw with a distance of 62-8.50 during the Section V Winter Track & Field Meet of Champions. Monique also won in New York City at the New Balance Track & Field event over this past weekend. Bishop Kearney’s Saniaa Wilson and Lytoya Baker blew out Section VI Frontier over the weekend by more than 30 points. This high scoring team continues to whip teams in this historic season for them. The starting five could all be playing for Division I College Basketball teams. They will be playing in the State’s final four this coming weekend.

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AREA BRIEFS Tribute to Hon. Shirley Chisholm “Unbought and Unbossed,” a tribute to Shirley Chisholm, will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the Merriweather Library. The Hon. Ms. Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress and the first woman to run for President of the United States. The event, hosted by Eva Doyle, will feature a movie, a panel discussion featuring minority female elected legislators and judges; artistic expression highlighting local African American female pioneers Beverly Gray, Minnie Gillette, Cora P. Maloney and Judge Barbara Sims. The program is free and open to the community. (The Hon.Shirley Chisholm pictured left.)

Names Released in North Buffalo Triple Shooting of Teens Two 16-year olds- Clifton Eutsey and Marquese Richardson were wounded and one 18-year old, Deron Allen, was killed in a triple shooting last Friday on St. Lawrence Avenue in North Buffalo. Since the tragic shooting Richardson has been released from ECMC. Eutsey remains hospitalized and his condition has improved. The shooting remains under investigation. If anyone has any information call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.

Free Legal Clinic The Free Legal Advice Clinic will be held Thursday, March 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church corner of Lafayette and Grant. The clinic is free of charge and open to the public. Lawyers will be on hand to discuss issues and give advice on any issues you have questions. For more information call (716) 833-5416 ext.11.The clinic is hosted by the WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNY COSH) and PUSH Buffalo.

Newly Formed Group to Host Women’s History Month Program The newly formed Community Building Tea (CBT) will host “Finding Our Voices: Honest Talk, Deep Listening, Real Healing,” a Women's History Month program that gives voice and advocacy to a range of gender identities. Participants will learn skills that promote the establishment of relationships and social change. This program is free, open to all, and includes light refreshments. The event will take place Wednesday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the McKinley High School lobby, 1500 Elmwood Avenue. For more information contact Gail V Wells, wellsgv7@mail.com or Theresa Harris-Tigg, tharristigg@ gmail.com

Halimah Madyun Joins Brown Administration Halimah Madyun will serve as the City of Buffalo’s Director of Administration and Finance under Mayor Byron Brown, effective March 18. Halimah was formerly employed at M&T Bank where she held a series of positions. Beginning her career in October of 2001, Halimah worked in credit operations and product management within the Commercial Bank. She joined Finance in 2015 where she was a Vice President and Financial Analysis Manager in the Capital Data Reporting group. While employed at M&T, Halimah has earned both her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and her Master of Business Administration from D’Youville College. Halimah participated in the first ever Diversity Development Program at M&T. She serves as the President of M&T Bank’s Women’s Interest Network (WIN) National Employee Resource Group, and President of the Western New York chapter of WIN as well. She facilitated the establishment of a new Finance Mentor Program. She is an active participant in the Finance Division’s sub-committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and the Diversity Circle sponsored by M&T Bank. In the community, Halimah volunteers her time as Vice President of concessions for an inner city youth football league and is a board Member of SheCAN! Buffalo Women’s Network. Halimah is the proud daughter of Duane & Helen Madyun of Buffalo, NY

Baksin Resolution to Further Assist Prisoners Wins Approval A resolution sponsored by Erie County Legislature Majority Leader April N. M. Baskin calling upon the Erie County Department of Social Services to pro-actively fight recidivism, was passed unanimously at a recent session. “Under the current system, individuals released from incarceration must apply and then wait for up to 45 days to receive financial assistance,” noted Baskin, who represents the 2nd Legislative District. “And because they are initially directed into emergency housing, taxpayers wind up paying more. If we are serious about preventing recidivism and its negative impact on our community, we should enable prisoners to be proactive about obtaining housing and other needed support services prior to being released from incarceration so they are positioned to re-enter society and find gainful employment.” Baskin’s resolution asks the County Department of Social services to accept applications for future assistance from incarcerated individuals, unlike current practice. Legislator Baskin “Whatever we can do to positively and fully integrate formerly incarcerated residents back into our community is major step in empowering them to becoming productive members of society,” said Baskin. “Many are indigent and have an immediate need for food, housing and transportation. This is an opportunity to mainstream offenders by ensuring a support system that will not only discourage recidivism, but save taxpayer dollars, ultimately benefitting everyone.”

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Jumaane D. Williams Elected New York City Public Advocate New York - Jumaane D. Williams, Democratic councilman from Brooklyn, has been elected New York City public advocate, notching a victory over 16 other candidates in a free-for-all race that could give him a platform to seek higher office. He had the support of voters who saw his history as an activist as evidence that he would be an unapologetic antagonist to Mayor Bill de Blasio when needed. Williams is a proud “agitator” who has been arrested too many times to count, at black-lives-matters protests, Occupy Wall Street and the Trayvon Martin protests and the ‘he’s not my president’ protests on inauguration day. He was an outspoken critic of “stop-and-frisk”, the NYPD tool used for years

to reduce crime in the city. The job that comes with a $165,000 salary, a $3 million budget. The public advocate functions as city ombudsman and can investigate citizen complaints about agencies and services but has no subpoena power. The 2019 New York City Public Advocate special election was held on February 26, 2019 to fill part of the unexpired term of Letitia James's vacated seat as New York City Public Advocate after James resigned to take office as Attorney General of New York. Williams will have to compete again in a June primary and a November general election if he wants to serve as public advocate past the end of 2019.

Harriet Tubman: "The Moses of Her People" •Harriett Tubman’s birth name was Araminta Harriet Ross. In 1844 she married a free Black man named John Tubman, and changed her name to Harriet. •She was born around 1822, in Dorchester County, Maryland, a town 100 miles from Baltimore. •Tubman escaped from enslavement via the Underground Railroad and traveled 90 miles to Philadelphia. “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven,” she is quoted as saying. •She is known as the ‘Moses of Her People.’” •She rescued her 70 year old parents from enslavement. •Over an 11 year period, Tubman freed 0ver 80 enslaved Africans from Maryland into Canada. •She is recognized as the first Black woman to serve in the US military. In the Civil War, Tubman served as a soldier, spy, and nurse. She was laid to rest with military honors. •In June of 1863, she and Colonel James Montgomery led an attack on plantations along the Combahee River in South Carolina, rescuing more than 700 slaves. •New York Senator William Seward sold his Auburn, New York house to Harriet Tubman in 1859, and it became her base of operations where she established the Tubman Home for the Aged in 1908. • She died March 10, 1913, in Auburn, N.Y.


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The New Mayor of Chicago Will Be a Black Woman for the First Time

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hicago will have a choice between two African American women – Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle - one of whom will become the first Black female mayor of the nation’s third-largest city in the April 2 runoff election. Former federal prosecutor Lightfoot, If elected, she would also be the city’s first openly gay mayor. Cook County Board President Preckwinkle, has strong backing from organized labor. The two women advanced to the April 2 runoff on February 26 after being the top two vote-getters among 14 candidates, the largest mayoral candidate field in the city’s history. The 2019 race is Chicago's fourth open mayoral race in 100 years.

Cotton Picking Insult

Pam Northam, wife of embattled Virginia governor and blackface enthusiast Ralph Northam and former middle school teacher, has come under fire for her tour of the governor’s residence recently. A Virginia state employee complained that Northam gave her daughter and another Black student balls of cotton before asking them to imagine being enslaved. She has since apologized.

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashes, All 157 On Board Killed At least 150 people were killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed early Sunday. It was the second such disaster involving a brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 in months. Two American carriers that use the planes heavily — Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — have said they would continue to fly the aircraft. Southwest has The most 737 Max8 planes in its fleet – 34, followed by Air Canada and American airlines with 24 each. Air Canada is also continuing to fly the aircraft. Meanwhile, China, Indonesia and Great Britian ordered their airlines to ground all of the Max 8 jets they operate. Singapore and Australia followed suit, banning the Max 8s from their airspace. More than 20 airline companies have taken the aircraft out of service as the American aerospace giant scrambled to deal with the fallout from a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (DCA) recently reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm to be displayed in the United States Capitol. Currently, there are four statues and busts in the United State Capitol representing African-Americans, including Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sojourner Truth. Companion legislation was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY). “For the first time in history, there are more than 20 Black women serving in the United State Congress—and we all stand on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm,” said Senator Harris. “Shirley’s legacy inspires us to continue our fight to give a voice to the voiceless and pursue justice and equality for every American. Her legacy deserves to stand tall in the United States Capitol.”

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business briefs Homebuyer Workshop Urban League Business KeyBank will host a Homebuyer Workshop on Saturday March 16 from 10 a.m.12:p.m. Join us at our branch at 2421 Main Street to discuss the mortgage process, the advantage of getting pre-qualified, and credit basics and fundamentals.

Business Development Workshops CAO & Pathstone Enterprise Center Inc. Presents Business Development Workshops from 6-8 p.m., at 1423 Fillmore Avenue for the following dates and subjects: March 18 – Entrepreneurial Mindset; March 25 -Market Research; April 1- Business Plan Basics April 8 – Business Entities; April 15 – Risk Management Business Insurance; April 22 – Taxes; April 29 – Business Financial Capabilities; May 6 – Government Contracting; and May 13- Business Banking. For more Information call 716 332-3773 ext. 1407. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES!

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The Buffalo Urban League is continues its Series, “Conceiving Success: Rules of Operating A Successful Business” with Part 2 "The Structure of Business" on March 14. Part 3, the last of the 3-part series, "Unprecedented Success," will take place March 21.Sessions run from 6-8 p.m. at 15 Genesee St. downtown. For more iformatiom contact Michael McCarley at (716) 250-2453.

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Intermittent Fasting: Our Greatest Weapon “Anything you can’t fast from you are a slave to”

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e’ve survived Maafa or the Black/African Holocaust, but Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes appears to be something we cannot conquer. We’ve withstood the Middle Passage, the dehumanization and subjugation of chattel slavery, the extreme injustice of Jim Crow, and the terror inflicted on us by the worst terrorist group known to man, the Ku Klux Klan. But we are currently in the seemingly inescapable throes of chronic disease and the US Health Care System. While many of us were able to escape life on the plantation, we can’t seem to escape the vicious cycle of doctor visits, trips to the pharmacy and a deteriorating quality of life, which ultimately and sadly leads to premature death. Buffalo, N.Y. is the 5th most racially segregated, and 3rd poorest city in America. African Americans who reside in zip codes 14204, 14206, 14211, 14212 and 14215 have many of the worst health outcomes in Erie Kathleen N. County. The rate of premature death of African Americans living in these zip codes is 300% higher than Whites who live outside of these areas (premature death is any death that occurs before age 75). According to The Erie RICHARDSON County New York Health Assessment for 2017-2019, and the 2015 Task Force on Health Care Disparity in the African American community, heart disease is the number one cause of death in NYS and Erie County. But the rates of Blacks dying from heart disease is 40% higher than Whites. These reports also reveal that African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes as Whites. Blacks have double the hospital admission rates than whites for diabetes-related conditions. We have absurdly looked to the US Health Care System for a remedy, a cure even. But as we still await our 40 acres and a mule 165 years later, we are much better off to look within ourselves for healing. I shared these statistics not to be negative and dismal, but to put things in its proper perspective. Our health needs to be our greatest priority. It’s been said, “There are many issues facing the African American community, but if we don’t have our health, not much else matters.” The situation looks dire but there is a solution, a weapon as we like to call it. Intermittent fasting is our greatest defense against chronic disease and is the sure path to freedom and escape a system that gets rich while we get sick. In this article I will discuss what intermittent fasting is, why breakfast is not the most important meal of the day and the incredible things that happen to the body while fasting. -The Myth Of 6 Small Meals A Day-. Admittedly, I was once a proponent of eating 6 small meals a day. This was what was taught in my nutrition training. The premise is, the body needs a constant source of energy to fuel its activities and aid in a functioning metabolism. We’ve all been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you skipped breakfast, you might as well throw the entire day away. The truth is, there is no science behind the myth of breakfast being the most important meal of the day or eating six small meals a day. It’s propaganda. The truth is, eating first thing in the morning and then eating every 2-3 hours until you go to bed takes a tremendous toll on the body, especially when the body must process, transport, store or eliminate the myriad of unhealthy food we consume. It results in weight gain, premature aging and chronic disease. I promise you won’t starve if you fast. In fact, I read that the average American has enough fat storage to go at least 2 months without food. -Intermittent FastingIntermittent fasting is a practice that our ancestors have practiced from the slave quarters all the way back to Africa. Dr. Llaila Afrika, author of African Holistic Health explains, “food ideally should be eaten from 12 noon to 7p.m., metabolized in the blood from 7p.m. to 4a.m. and from 4a.m. to noon the body is cleansing”. If we are constantly eating, the body does not have time to cleanse, repair and heal. There are many ways that one can engage in intermittent fasting. I prefer the 16/8 method. 16 hours of fasting, with an 8- hour feeding period. Ideally one’s last meal should be no later than 7p.m. and the first meal of the day (break fast) should be eaten at 11a.m. the following day. -What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?Amazing, incredible things happen to your body when you fast. I have been on an intermittent fasting journey for 227 days now. I have fasted a total of 4,060 hours, spending 74% of my time in a fasting state. Honestly, I am so pleased with the results that I will fast the rest of my life (barring any vacations). Normally each year I get a cold. This year, while I have been fasting, I haven’t had a sore throat, cough or runny/stuffy nose. Whatever has been going around I have been able to avoid. I attribute this to fasting. When you fast, a process called autophagy occurs. This is when the body recycles the old defective protein and mitochondria in the cells. It actually takes the diseased parts of our cells and transmutes them into functioning parts. The body literally begins to heal itself from the inside out when you fast. Here are some other incredible things that happen to your body when you fast: •Weight loss •Improvements in blood pressure •Improvements in cholesterol •Improvements in insulin sensitivity •Reboots the immune system •Increased mental clarity •Increased energy levels Continued Page 10


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FAITH & FAMILY

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United Coalition of Churches & Brotherhood Free Mt. Aaron Annual Prayer Breakfast Fellowship Breakfast Please come and share with us at Mt. Aaron Baptist Church United Coalition of Churches & Brotherhood (U.C.C.B.) will be holding our free monthly fellowship breakfast Saturday March 16 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. We will be meeting at True Word Anointed Church of Jesus Christ located at 195 Schenck street North Tonawanda where Dr. Cleveland Southern serves as the Pastor. There is much to talk about as Sinclair Fabor will give an update on the N.F.T.A. discrimination and termination of several employees without just cause. Also we will discuss launching our next campaign with the selling of the toy knives & guns to our youth from the corner stores. Pastor Shemuda will be our guest speaker for the morning and praise & worship from New Alliance Assembly church from the congo. We invite our church community and any organization to come and let your voice be heard as we address the issues that are affecting our city! U.C.C.B. President-Pastor Charles Walker.Vice President-Bishop James Foye jr.

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on Saturday March 23, at 9 a.m., for our annual prayer breakfast. The church is located at 540 Genesee Street where Rev, Dwayne Jones is the pastor. There will be a full breakfast menu, door prizes and Chinese Auction. The donation is only $10. Please come and join this time of fellowship and prayer.

Celebration of Reverend John T. Hilliards 47th Church Anniversary We, the congregation of the Humboldt Parkway Baptist will celebrate Reverend John T. Hilliard’s 47th Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The morning worship service speaker will be our own Reverend Jason Keith. Our celebration will culminate with a banquet at The New Golden Nugget located at 2046 Fillmore Avenue at 4:00 p.m. We invite the public to join us in celebrating the many years of dedicated service given by our beloved Pastor Reverend John T. Hilliard. For more information please call Michelle Palmer at the church 896-4363.

“Social Justice & Theology Workshop”

The Unity Fellowship Church Movement will present a “Social Justice & Theology: A Workshop” led by Senior Bishop Zachary G. Jones for two sessions: on Friday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m., Out Alliance, 100 College Avenue in Rochester and Saturday, March 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Pilgrim St. Lukes UCC, 33 Richmond St. Participants will learn the basics of Bible and social justice, with teachings in Justice Equity, Rights, Power and Distribution. All are invited to learn how to build Social Justice and advocacy into Ministry work.

New Hope Baptist Celebrates 82nd Anniversary

New Hope Baptist Church at 1122 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls N.Y. will celebrate its 82nd Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 17. The morning service will begin at 10:15 a.m. with special guest speaker, Reverend Cozell Ferrell, Associate Pastor at new Hope. At 3 p.m. the reverend Dr. James C. Blackburn, Jr. of Greater Hope Baptist Church of Buffalo, N.Y. will be the guest speaker. A Pre-Anniversary Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Reverend Dewitt Doss, Interim Pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Reverend Harvey L. Kelley is the host pastor.


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t its 12th annual awards dinner, Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry Inc. will honor 42 women from throughout Western New York at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Saturday March 23 at 7 p.m. The 2019 theme for this royal affair is “Celebrating Women Touching the World” in honor of National Women’s History Month. The special Music Maker is First Lady Sirgourney Cook, a professional opera singer of Macedonia Baptist Church. Leah Daniel, Yvonne Evans, Laura Smith, Theresa E. Pope and Regina Calhoun are the general chairpersons. The purpose of this annual awards dinner is to celebrate National Women’s History Month with the recognition

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of women and to spotlight their achievements, community service, professionalism, and exemplary leadership. Women in the area will receive “Angel Touching the World” Awards. Shannon Smith a reporter for WIVB channel 4 and Karys Belger a reporter for WGR Channel 2 will be award presenters. Financial support in the amount of $5,000 will be given to five enrolled college young women at the awards dinner. This year’s honorees are 42 beautiful women from all walks of life that represent a colorful rainbow. They include Corine Alston, Robin Barker, Nakisha Bridgers, Shana Broughton, First Lady Bertha Brinson, Orinthia Baker, Tyra Blodgett, Valerie Booker, Charmaine Bow-

man, Marie Cannon, LaToya Chestnut, Tiffany ColeDestani Cleveland, Alaina Cottrell, Kia Michele Debnam, Veronica Golden, First Lady Sirgourney Cook, Cherish Davis, Kenyana David, Christina Foster, Annette Fontanez, Nekia Kemp, Tracey Green, Susan Grelick, FirstLady Linda Hardaway, Tonya Harris, Renee Harns, Faustenia Morrow, Jacqueline Rushton, Denay Scales, Danetta McKinnon, Sharon Parmer, Kristeka Rogers, Aquanna Sherrod, Sabriyah Smith, A’Dina Stevens, Christine Salamone, Karen Saxon, Racheal Tarapacki, Christina J. Williams, Ottilie Woodruff, and Sharon Wilson. Special awards will also be given during the evening including the annual Humanitarian Living Legacy Award given for community service. Mother Janet Clark’s family will receive the organizations Third MEMORIAL Award in her honor. Proceeds from the event will support female college bound students from a poverty background who are enrolled in College . Nellie B. King is the President and Founder of Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry Inc. For ticket Information call 835-9549 by March 15, 2019. No tickets will be sold at the event.


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The Sidewalk Stage Play Spotlights Production Talents of Community Youth Behind The Scenes!

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he Sidewalk Stage Play which debuts at the Paul Robeson Theatre Friday, March 15 features several talented local individuals, some of which are veterans, coupled with a good deal of new faces gracing the stage as well. To put a ribbon and bow on this presentation, co-writers Edreys Wajed and Paulette D. Harris made a deliberate decision to make purposeful room in the stage production in extending opportunity and spotlight on some of the Buffalo’s brightest and talented youth. Behind the curtain, the show boasts the talents of several young students. 13 year old costume apprentice Zeriuah Shadwick who plans to study Theater and Fashion design in college, has been by Paulette’s side for several weeks as a mentee learning the ropes. Zeuriah, along with newcomer to the stage Isaac Fareed, are also long time students of Paulette at the Performing Arts Training program at the Paul Robeson Theatre. Isaac is the bright and gifted son of multi-talented hip hop artist/photographer and entrepreneur Aitina Fareed-Cooke of Get Fokus’d Productions. The play also features custom-designed sneakers created by 14 year old artist Emeka Wajed, which are worn by one Pictured L/R: Zeuriah Shadwick, Emeka Wajed, Edreys Wajed, Eman Wajed, of the stage play actors; a character named Mike. The Shayne Nevilles Isaac Fareed (Kneeling) Photo: Jerome Shadwick plays’ transition scenes are filled with music created by young local musician and hip hop artist, 17 year-old Eman Wajed aka Booge. Both Eman and Emeka are the sons of the creative polymath and artist Edreys Wajed and Chef Alexa Joan. Music production for the play also features the talents of Shayne Nevilles and Meaco Faulks, former high school art students of Edreys, both in their early 20’s. Paulette and Edreys are proud to present these selected youth from the community in promoting and positively spotlighting their talents to springboarding their ambitious futures. For more info and tickets go to www.aaccbuffalo.org

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Karee Shea

Ready For the Road Book Tour

Zawadi Books Hosts Author Karee Shea Walker Zawadi Books will host. Toronto-based author/illustrator Karee Shea for a book signing event on Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at their 1382 Jefferson Avenue location. Karee, born and raised in Toronto, Canada, is an author and visual artist who has designed a creative process over the past 12 years that moves audiences through the themes of healing, building and inspiring thorough her personal creations. “The Bee Leaf” is her first release of children’s literature from Kareative Interlude. “I take great pride in my craft as a writer,” she said. “ It has not been easy, but it is my calling that has enabled me to share my talents around the world.” She presently has her books in 40 states and 50 bookstores in the U.S. She has also been blessed to have her message reach Europe, the continent of Africa and the Caribbean.For more information contact Zawadi Books at (716)903-6740. ON STAGE

AdriV 5th Annual GoGetta Mix and Mingle Event celebrating women who are GoGetta's Friday March 29 at MES Lounge 228 Franklin 6-10 p.m. Tickets on Eventbrite.com

Beau Fleuve Arts X Beats All-star Female lineup Friday April 5th with Joy the Drummer, Lindsay Niccs, Love the Genius and Heather Russell 7p.m, Imagine Events Center 71 Military Road. Tickets @ eventbrite.com Friday Night Laughs presents HaHa Davis and Friends March 16 for two shows 7:30 p.m. and 10:30p.m. at the Tralf 622 Main Street Contact Tralf Box office for Tickets

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Wakanda Forever? The first sighting of a black panther In Africa in over 100 Years was recently reported not far from where Marvel places the fictional setting of its Oscar-nominated “Black Panther.” The black leopard — as the animals are also known — was spotted in an area north of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. The researchers’ findings were published in the African Journal of Ecology in January. Black panthers are uncommon, only about 11 percent of leopards globally are black. But black panthers in Africa are extremely rare. There have been a few reported observations of this subspecies in Africa, but, until now, only one had been confirmed, in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in 1909.

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Generations

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TURNING PAGES AT ZAWADI BOOKS

"Remember, reading good literature is like a million answers to the questions you always wanted to ask but were afraid to,for fear o sounding ignorant or stupid. The acquisition of knowledge via reading is like preventive medicine for the mind, spirit and body. Read like you eat. In fact, read more; eat less. The nourishment offered by good books only puts weight on a hungry mind." Haki R.Madhubuti in TOUGH NOTES: A HEALING CALL.

Pictured: Willie Hutch Jones with some of the winners from the 4th Annual Science Fair. The group includes: Ayana Thompson of Olmsted School, Tyleeia Lowther School #81, Sydney McFoy of Olmsted School, Johannis Brown of Middle Early College School, and Noah Baldon of City Honors .Congratulations to all of the winners !

The 4th Annual Science Fair Hosted By WHJESP Was Full “STEAM” Ahead! On Saturday March 9, the Willie Hutch Jones Educational Sports Program (WHJESP) hosted its 4th Annual Science Fair at Burchfield Penney Art Center. Local, middle and high-school students participated in the fair showcasing their hypothesis to theory presentations based on the them “Power Up.” All of the projects were open for public viewing. With enthusiastic applause Willie Hutch Jones welcomed the students to the fair to kick of the presentation segment in Burchfield Penney auditorium where they held demo and audience participatory science demonstrations and a performance by WHJESP Steel Drum Club. The Mistress of Ceremony was Claudine Ewing of WGRZ (NBC). The goal of the WHJESP Science Fair, is to provide an opportunity for student-led inquiry and give kids hands-on experience with the scientific method with the hope to nurture their interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) opportunities on a collegiate level or even as a future career.

BLACK HISTORY SPEECH COMPETITION:

Duncan Kirkwood recently held his 2nd annual Black History Month Speech Competition during Black History month. There were six competitors from four different schools and the winner was Rahim Dunston a junior from Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. The event partners were the Buffalo Urban League, the Buffalo NAACP, Senator Tim Kennedy, the McClellan-Carr family, the Radford family, True Bethel Baptist Church and Back to Basics Outreach Ministries. Special thanks to Breaking Barriers mentoring for providing volunteers for the event.

Residents Invited To Community Meetings To Share Their Ideas About A Potential Indoor Fieldhouse

PUBLIC MEETING! Community’s Input Is Needed in the Planning of State of the Art Indoor Fieldhouse for Sports Functions in The City of Buffalo! CannonDesign invites the public to attend a set of community meetings about a potential indoor fieldhouse within the City of Buffalo. Community members are invited to share their input during the meetings for the following Parks. •JFK Park: Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bennett Park Montessori School. 342 Clinton Street •Shoshone Park: Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 PM to 7p.m. For over 34 years the WHJESP after-school and summer pro- Bennett High School, 2885 Main Street, grams uniquely reach an under-served population who may not •Glenny Park: Thursday, March 21from 5:30 to 7 p.m. often have access to many of these experiences, which have al- Math Science Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, 646 E. ways been provided at no cost. Delavan Avenue

•Black Leopard, Red Wolf: A Novel by Marlon James •Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land by Leah Penniman •Hands Up! (Children's picture book) by Breanna J. McDaniel •How To Unlock Your Genius Using Black History by David Simon •On the Come Up (young adult novel) by Angie Thomas •Personal Words: Poetry by Michael F. Hopkins •Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me by Charlamagne Tha God •World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis ZAWADI BOOKS IS LOCATED AT 1382 JEFFERSON

BENEFITS OF FASTING

continued from page 5 •Toxins are removed from the body •Slows down the aging process •Greater spiritual growth and stamina If you would like to start fasting and are currently taking medications, please let your doctor know that you intend to fast. Your blood sugar and blood pressure readings should be closely monitored. Once you start fasting you will see improvements in your numbers and your medications may need to be adjusted. Fasting is a healing way of life and one that is embedded in our DNA as Africans. It is our greatest weapon against chronic disease and the most viable option to escape the cycle of doctor visits and diminishing health. Remember, “anything you can’t fast from, you are a slave to.” If you ask me, we’ve been a slave to the Standard American diet for far too long. If you would like to learn more about intermittent fasting, please visit the following website, TFL28.com Kathleen, “The Nutritional Truth Teller” is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator. She is the owner of Beauty In A Barbell Nutrition, whose sole mission is to optimize the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the Black community through African Holistic Health. She carries with her the ancestral knowledge and wisdom of the medicine men, women, healers and warriors she lovingly calls her ancestors.

Lucerne S. McKnight October 15,1943 December 20, 2018

THANK YOU…

We would like to acknowledge: Elim Christian Fellowship, Second Chance Ministries, Edison Community Church, Brookdale Senior Living, Tony Pickens Funeral Home and the Buffalo Police Department Thanking you all for being with us during our difficult time. Your prayers, thoughts, and words of sympathy will always be remembered. Thank you so much for all flowers, plants, and beautiful arrangements we received in Lucerne’s Memory. As you know she loved flowers and we will be forever grateful. Beautiful plant arrangement keep her memories alive in our homes. We also appreciate generous donations of food and monetary gifts. Her final resting place is at Serenity Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery where you may visit and place a flower in memory of her and view her beautiful picture. Words cannot express the feeling in our hearts. We feel blessed to have family and friends show so much love. Please continue to pray for our family. With Love, McKnight Family


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Politics 2019

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Herbert Announces Run For Fillmore District Seat Samuel A. Herbert has announced that he is running for the Fillmore District council seat in the upcoming June 25 Primary. Democratic petitions to get his name on the Democratic primary ballot ae currently being circulated by “The Real Friends of Samuel A. Herbert.” This will be Herbert’s fourth time running for the Fillmore district council seat. “Each time we ran we came in second to the incumbent. This will be our first time running without an incumbent if I make the ballot,” said Herbert, pointing out that he ran in 2007, 2011, and the last run in 2015. "We made the ballot without the Democratic Party endorsement or support,” he added. "April 1st will make 43 years living in Buffalo, 43 years living in the Fillmore District, and 40 years living the same house,” he continued. “I know the concerns of the people living in Fillmore. I'm a fighter I get things done in a timely manner.” Herbert is a graduate of Buffalo State College with an undergraduate degree in natural and political science. His campaign is seeking volunteers to help with petitions. Contact: saherbert1@verizon. net “We have to collect 500 registered Democratic voters signatures that live at their current address in the Fillmore District to become a legitimate Democratic candidate, we have up to April 1st to do so. No one is a candidate until they make the ballot.”

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” - John Russwurm, Freedom’s Journal. 1827 America’s 1st Black Newspaper Printed In Canada

Dissecting the Assault on the CAO

LEGISLATOR BARBARA MILLER-WILLIAMS

Apologies!

Her Name is Not Brian! Sincere apologies to Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller Williams for the error that appeared on the front page of last week’s edition where the name “Brian K. Lewis” appeared under her lovely photo! Mr. Lewis, a pillar in the community, thought it was hilarious (he said someone joked that he had finally “come out of the closet!”). Legislator MillerWilliams graciously took it in stride (she’s busy campaigning these days). We thank them both for being so understanding!

Part 1 of 2-Part Series

ow dare a news organization use its vast resources to launch a sustained, vicious attack on the CAO and its head, L. Nathan Hare, with only hearsay, innuendo, and outright lies undergirding a literal fairytale, concocted with a hidden, ulterior motive that we have yet to discover. It is this writer’s belief however, that the Mayor of the city is the true target of this campaign. Four CAO board members set out to fire CAO head Mr. L. Nathan Hare in October of 2018, because he “had kept them in the dark about important financial information and believed he had mishandled some vital grants.” Stop right there. Audits had been done for that very year, as well as for 2017, and it’s probably safe to conclude that the board had access to them. Secondly, are we to believe that a man who took an agency from over $4 million in debt to a surplus within three years, more than doubled its budget to over $50 million, and nearly tripled its workforce during his tenure… “mishandled some vital grants?” As the news fairytale continues, Mr. Hare allegedly used political connections to fire the board members instead, and then cancelled a forensic audit they’d scheduled to sniff out whatever he’s hiding. Adding insult to injury, the wicked CEO had his henchmen bar them from the next board meeting where they’d planned to cut up in front of cameras, and left them huddled in the cold.

Four More African American Women Circulating Petitions to Get on the Ballot in 2019 Last week we reported that there were 12 Black women seeking political office this year so far, Since that writing we have been made aware of four more Black female political hopefuls who are circulating petitions to get on the ballot for the June 25th Primary election, bringing the total seeking office to 16: •Esther Smothers and Antoinette Craig are candidates for the Lovejoy District Council seat. • Kim Trent is said to be a candidate for the Fillmore district • Cariol Horne also made it public last week that she was running for political office. There are currently no women serving on the Buffalo Common Council. Stay tuned..

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Truth be told, the CAO is well able to defend itself, and has already done so. The board has used the email of the main accuser, Jennifer Shank to document the outright lie that at the same time that a board majority voted to fire Hare, “the directors hired a forensic accountant to examine the books and shed more light on the agency's finances.” Ms. Shank’s own email shows an accountant was hired in late December, 2018 to begin work on January 10, 2019. No audit was stopped, because it never started. The CAO has asked the Buffalo News to correct its reporting, citing the malicious damage being done to the organization and its leadership. But apparently, that’s the intent. It’s been reported that CAO attorney Adam Perry fired the four board members. Not so. He only informed them of the termination, which was done according to agency by-laws, something the four members are well aware of. We’re limited on what we can say about the matter, but we know what these four know: that if their termination was improper, they’d be operating in a court of law, not the court of public opinion. Much ado was made of the disgruntled board members being blocked from a meeting, but they announced their plans to create mayhem ahead of time! “A confrontation is expected to erupt Monday at the Community Action Organization,” the March 3rd newspaper reads. “At least two former directors, who were pushed off the board after trying to fire the politically connected CEO, intend to demand reinstatement when the board meets again.” -Continued Next Week“Knowing when to stop, you can avoid any danger.” -Tao Te Ching

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In Support of Women Seeking Elected Office Dear Editor I have been asked to sign a lot of political sheets for people running for office this year but they all are men who are running. When I watch TV or read the Challenger I see many women candidates running but they are not on the sheets I am asked to sign. I talked to a Black female who is running in Fillmore and I asked her how come she was not on the signature sheet and she said that was because she was not endorsed by the Democratic Party. Why are there no women endorsed by the Democratic Party? On the paper I signed all I saw were the names of the men. I like to see the women running because I think they care more about us and the inner city and will speak up more than the men who are there now. Our city is in terrible shape and we need politicians who will help us and our families to get jobs and houses. Mrs. Johnnie Mae Jones

dear editor

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Challenger Community News • t hec hallengernews.com Marc h 13,2019 CitiMortgage v. Wilson

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ERIE --------------------------------------------- CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, -against- Margaret Wilson a/k/a Margaret F. Wilson, as Heir to the Estate of Mary L. Coston, Martha Arnold a/k/a Martha E. Arnold, as Heir to the Estate of Mary L. Coston and Mary L. Coston’s respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC as Assignee of Calvalry SPV I, LLC as Assignee of Ford Motor Credit Company, Commissioner of Erie County Department of Social Services, Midland Funding LLC DBA in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC, Cavalry Portfolio Services LLC as Assignee of Cavalry Investments LLC, as Assignee of Americredit Financial Services Inc, United States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Shawntelle Baker, Defendants. --------------------------------------------Index No.: 600383/2018 Filed: 1/29/19 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Erie County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Sum Free Legal Clinic The Free Legal Advice Clinic will be held Thursday, March 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church corner of Lafayette and Grant. The clinic is free of charge and open to the public. Lawyers will be on hand to discuss issues and give advice on any issues you have questions. For more information call (716) 833-5416 ext.11.The clinic is hosted by the WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNY COSH) and PUSH Buffalo. mons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $41,710.00 and interest, recorded in the office of the clerk of the County of Erie on March 03, 2009 in Book: 13436, Page 1144 covering premises known as 94 Krettner Street, Buffalo, NY 14206. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment

may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Bay Shore, New York January 24, 2019 Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP BY: Linda P. Manfredi Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.: 01-087518-F00

LEGAL NOTICE BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will receive separate sealed bids for Parking Lot Repairs and Paving at Langfield Homes; BMHA Job #18-09-CF PRE-BID CONFERENCES WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 WITH ALL POTENTIAL BIDDERS ASSEMBLED AT THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, 320 PERRY STREET, BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14204; THE PROJECT WALK-THROUGH MAY BE HELD/SCHEDULED AFTER THE MEETING. Separate Sealed bids for each prime contractor listed above will be received until 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Capital Improvements Office, 320 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York 14204. Bids received after the stated time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately after specified closing time. Sets of contract documents may only be obtained at the Capital Improvements Office at 320 Perry Street, with a deposit of $100 per set. Only certified company checks, bank checks or money orders made payable to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will be accepted. This deposit is refundable upon return of complete sets of documents within 14 calendar days after the bid opening. Failure to comply with this time limit will constitute forfeiture of the deposit. The BMHA reserves the right to reject any bid, which fails to conform to the essential items, required by the contract documents and to reject any and/or all bids submitted. Dated: March 13, 2019

Buffalo East Micro Enterprises LLC Articles of Organization NY Dept of State 12/7/2018. LLC Office Erie County 785 Auburn Buffalo 14222. NY Secretary of State is designated agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail copy of any process to the LLC office. LLC Purpose Any lawful purpose permitted under NY Limited Liability Company Act Sec 206 Feb. 13,20,27,Mar. 6,13,20

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NOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC: ADJ Industries, LLC Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State: July 25, 2017: Office of the LLC: Erie County: The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 2620 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, Purpose of LLC: Real Estate Investment/ Wholesaling Mar. 13,20,27 Apr. 3,10,17

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LEGAL NOTICE BID LEGAL NOTICE BIDS COUNTY OF ERIE NOTICE TO BIDDERS 2019 Bridge Joints and Overlays PROJ# FA-5762.05-19 Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, seeking sealed bids for Federal Aid bridge joint & overlay project for (5) County bridges. Sealed proposals received at the DPW, 95 Franklin St, Rm 1404, Buffalo, NY by, and opened at, 10 am EST, Friday, March 29, 2019. Certified check as bid deposit in the amount of $65,000.00 required. Pre-let meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1pm EST at the DPW, 95 Franklin St, Rm 1404, Buffalo, NY. Davis Bacon Wage Rates, Local Minority, & Disadvantaged Workforce goals, NYS Apprenticeship, and DBE goals may be required. Plans and additional bid submittal information on the Erie County website at: http://www2.erie. gov/dpw see On Line Bid Retrieval.

COUNTY OF ERIE NOTICE TO BIDDERS TREVETT ROAD BRIDGE 420-02 REPLACEMENT PROJ# FA-5762.15-18 Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, seeking sealed bids for Federal Aid Bridge NY bridge replacement, roadway, and intersection construction project. Sealed proposals received at the DPW, 95 Franklin St, Rm 1404, Buffalo, NY by, and opened at, 10 am EST, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Certified check as bid deposit in the amount of $93,000.00 required. Pre-let meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1pm EST at the DPW, 95 Franklin St, Rm 1404, Buffalo, NY. Davis Bacon Wage Rates, Local Minority, & Disadvantaged Workforce goals, NYS Apprenticeship, and DBE goals may be required. Plans and additional bid submittal information on the Erie County website at: http://www2.erie. gov/dpw see On Line Bid Retrieval.

LEGAL NOTICE BID REQUEST FOR BID Mark Cerrone, Inc. is requesting quotes for the Demolition of 1105 Wehrle Dr., NFTA Proj. No. 13BG1802, Bid No. E-551 at BNIA in Buffalo, NY for all scopes of work detailed in contract documents. Optional DBE Pre-bid meeting will be available upon request at MCI Offices. Documents can be obtained by contacting jmccune@markcerrone.com, Phone 716-282-5244, Fax 716-2825245 or iSqFt®. Quotes due electronically or in person at 2368 Maryland Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305 by 3/14/19 at 8:00am. Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation is strongly encouraged.

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EMPLOYMENT Independent Living Specialist-OAHIIO Conduct outreach services focused on advocacy, independent living skills training,information and referral, and peer counseling to Native Americans with disabilities in the Western New York area. Associate’s Degree is preferred. A reliable vehicle withna New York State driver’s license is also required, or the ability to successfully use public transportation to meet consumer needs. Buffalo Metropolitan area residents encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a knowledge base of Native American culture and be culturally competent with an understanding of the unique values and beliefs held within local Native communities SALARY RANGE: 29,000 – 34,000 Mobile Transition Support Peer Provide Peer Support Services to individuals with mental illness Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services and one year experience in Human Services or an Associate’s with three years’ experience in Human Services SALARY: $32,000 - $37,000 Medicaid Facilitated Enroller-Batavia Educate, engage and enroll individuals who are aged (over 65,) legally blind and disabled, to address their needs for health insurance prepare the application, and diligently follow through to collect information which is needed to fulfill the eligibility requirements. Bachelors and 1 yr experience, or Associates and 3 yrs experience. Preference will be given to individuals who are Bilingual. Must be able to travel independently utilizing personal vehicle or public transportation to all consumers in the assigned coverage area SALARY : 30,000 – 35,000 Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Outreach Specialist Conduct outreach to people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and Community agencies that may serve people diagnosed with mental illnesses about the benefits of utilizing Home and Community Based Services. Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, education, OTPT, recreation or recreation therapy, counseling, community mental health, child and family studies, sociology, speech and hearing or other human services field SALARY: 30,000 – 35,000 HCBS Supervisor Coordinate, oversee, and approve the provision of Home and Community Based Services including pre-vocational services in the WNY IL delivery services area. Qualified applicant must have a minimum of a BA(Masters in Rehabilitation or a behavioral health field preferred) and a minimum 3 yrs relevant work experience. Must have valid driver’s license and a vehicle. Individuals with personal experience with behavioral health are encouraged to apply. SALARY: Full time will be an exempt employee and part time will be dependent on hours and qualifications Medicare Facilitated Enroller Educate, engage, and assist Medicaid recipients who are mandated to apply for Medicare in order to continue receiving their Medicaid insurance coverage, in the Medicare application process. Bachelor’s and 1 yr experience, Associates and 3 yrs experience, HS diploma and 5 yrs experience SALARY: $28,000 - $33,000 SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Tina Brown, CHRCO WNY Independent Living, Inc. 3108 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 employment@wnyil.org

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LEGAL NOTICE PROF-2013-S3 Follman STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF ERIE SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Index No. 816508/2018 PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST II, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, v.

ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE JOANNE S. FOLLMAN, IF LIVING, AND IF ANY BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE SPOUSES, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THEM AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

Defendants. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff's attorneys within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action.

YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT.

This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Honorable Joseph R. Glownia, J.S.C., Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 7th day of February, 2019, at Buffalo, New York. Tax I.D. No. 112.26-3-10 ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and State of New York, and being part of Churchyard’s Subdivision of part of Farm Lot Number Forty-one (41) in the Eleventh (11) Township and Range Seventh (7) of the Holland Land Company’s Survey and in a certain Survey of the said part of Farm Lot Number Forty-one (41) in said Eleventh (11) Township, made by Marsden Davey, Surveyor, filed in the Clerk’s Office of Erie County in Cover Number Nine (9) August 24, 1877, and also recorded in Liber 382 of Deeds, at page 1, et. seq., is distinguished as Subdivision Lot Number Twentyone (21) in Block Number Three (3), and being thirty (30) feet wide in front and rear by one hundred and thirty-four (134) feet in depth and situate on the westerly side of Davey Street, commencing five hundred and ten (510) feet north of Reiman Street, as shown on the aforesaid survey. These premises are also known as 426 Davey Street, Buffalo, NY 14206. WOODS OVIATT GILMAN LLP Attorney for Plaintiff 700 Crossroads Building 2 State Street Rochester, NY 14614

Receptionist At the Economic Development Corporation for Erie County (ECIDA) our team has an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude. Our business is to grow business in Erie County by helping companies to be competitive and profitable. As the first point of contact with our customers, the Director of First Impressions is a critical role in the success of our office. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Receptionist. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Position responsibilities include answering and directing all incoming calls in a professional and courteous manner, handling company inquiries, scanning company records, greeting and welcoming visitors and customers, performing clerical duties to support agency staff, and other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates will present themselves in a professional manner, possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a strong interest and comfort with customer interaction and problem resolution, High School diploma, 1-2 years administrative experience, working knowledge of office equipment, Microsoft Office and Excel. Attention to detail is essential. Qualified applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to Kristin Gugino, Staffing Manager, Key Resource Group, LLC: kgugino@krgstaffing.com or call 716.631-3951. The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. TO ADVERTISE:

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