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TRANSITION

David A. Collins: “The People’s Champion” Page 7

REMEMBERING MIGHTY MACK

Services Set for Iconic Owner of Doris Records Page 9

STAYING WOKE

Black Girls are Disappearing in Buffalo! Page 5

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Buffalo’s Own Graham and Means are Super Bowl Bound! Page 2

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Buffalo’s Own Corey Graham and Steven Means are Super Bowl Bound!

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he Bills may not have made it to the Super Bowl but two homegrown talents, Buffalo natives Corey Graham and Steven Means, are playing in Super Bowl LII for the Philadelphia Eagles! “I’m excited to be here and so happy God has blessed me with another opportunity at a Super B o w l Championship.” George said GraRADNEY ham. In March of 2014, Graham signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Buffalo Bills. But three years later, in March of 2017, Graham was released by the Bills.[8]

On August 3, 2017, Graham signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. [9] Graham intercepted Vikings quarterback Keenum in NFC championship on January 21, 2018. According to former personnel man for the Chicago Bears Greg Gabriel, Corey is “one of the best. Steven Means attended Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo where he participated on the basketball, track and field, swimming and football teams. While attending the University at Buffalo, Means was a member of the Buffalo Bulls football team from 2009 to 2012. On December 8, 2015, Means was signed by the Eagles off of the Texans' practice squad. In 2016, the Eagles chose to retain Means following a strong preseason showing..

On August 30, 2017, Means signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles. “It’s a tremendous gift from God, a blessing to be here (Super Bowl)” said Means. “You have 30 other teams wishing they were here. If I commit all my actions to the Lord, I will succeed in all my plans straight from proverbs... I’m going to keep believing in Him, keep praying, staying in the bible, keep reading and enjoying the way. “ My Super Bowl LII prediction is that the Eagles defense coordinator Jim Schwartz will find a way to confuse Tom Brady long enough for his front four led by fletcher Cox to dominate and bring a Super Bowl Championship home to Philadelphia. It will be their first Championship since 1960. Yes, they are overdue for another Championship to the City of Brotherly Love!

Organization Celebrates Frederick Douglass at 200

Statesman, orator, business and civic leader and Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass made his home in Rochester for a generation. The Rochester Oratorio Society mounts a Bicentennial commemoration of his life through readings, re-enactment and music, in FREDERICK DOUGLASS AT 200,

Friday, February 16,at 7:30 p.m., in the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Avenue North, in Rochester. Tickets for this historic event ($25, $10 student with ID) are available from the ROS office at (585) 473-2234, through their web site, www.ROSsings.org, or online at http://

douglass.bpt.me. Renowned Douglass re-enactor and Nazareth College faculty member, Dr. David Anderson, offers renditions of some of Douglass's most revered writings . As the featured work on the program, is the ROS performs THE EMANCIPATION ORATORIO, by world-renowned Geneseo composer, GLENN MCCLURE which combines texts by Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Harper, and contemporary Slave narratives in music employing Western instruments, African percussion and Western New York folk instruments, recreating the three poles of the Atlantic Slave Trade Triangle. Internationally- renowned soprano, Rochester resident KEARSTIN PIPER BROWN, and baritone JONATHAN RHODES, at the Eastman School of Music, sing the solo roles. The ROCHESTER EAST HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR will join the ROS

Black History Month At First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. On Saturday, February 17, at 6 p.m. the First Community Interfaith Institute Inc., located at 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester, will highlight its Black History Month with its “Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley.” The classes at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will concentrate on the classic book by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Miseducation of the Negro. ”Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley” (February 17, will accent the importance of the foot soldiers who have helped to make our history and our leaders. The late Charles Riley (1958-1997) is an example of many foot soldiers who helped make our community better. The Charles Riley Tutorial Program is named after Charles Riley, who was a strong supporter of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. and volunteered his time, energy and money to help with the after school program at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. Dr. Woodson wrote about people like Charles Riley when he wrote: “Under leadership we have been constrained to do the bid-

dings of others; by service we may work out a program in the light of our own circumstances. Under leadership we have become poverty-stricken; by service we may teach the masses how to earn a living honestly…”

in our after school program. As Dr. Woodson wrote: “The race needs workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about and raise money to enable them to talk more about…”

The late Charles Riley gave his service and he contributed to helping many young people

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AREA BRIEFS Columnist Eva Doyle to Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Eye On History Columnist Eva M. Doyle will observe the 39th Anniversary of the column Eye On History on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Merriweather Library. The program will include awards to outstanding youth. The following young people will receive trophies : Classic Knot, Keon Howard owner of his own bake goods business. and the winners of the recent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. This program will kick off the theme for 2018 which is: Moving Toward 40 Years: Opening New Doors and Creating New Visions. For more information you can call 847-6010.

Jefferson Avenue M&T Bank Robbed The Jefferson Avenue M&T Branch near E. Utica was robbed last Monday (Jan 22). An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Two thieves passed the same note to the same bank employee according to police reports. One was described as a male between 5-foot-10 inches and 6 feet, wearing a dark jacket, black pants and tan Timberland boots. The second person wore a gray hoodie with white piping. Both wore gloves.

No Decision Yet on Oracle Charter School Leadership at Oracle Charter School made its appeal last Thursday before a panel from the State University of New York, trying to prove the school has set a new course and should stay open. But the state made no decision, saying it was not prepared to vote on the recommendation at that time. More than 300 students, many of them African American, attend the 888 Delaware Avenue school. The state, citing poor performance, is recommending that the high school close at the end of the school year in June.

No Justice for Mohamed Albanna

In November, voters in Lackawanna elected Mohamed T. Albanna to represent them on the Lackawanna City Council. But last Monday a panel of five appeals court judges upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Lackawanna mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski, who sued to prevent Mr. Albanna from taking office. Albanna, a hard working, long time Lackawanna businessman and leader in the Western New York Yemeni community, served five years in prison for operating an unlicensed moneytransmitting business that sent $5 million to Yemen. Although disappointed in the appellate decision, he said he would continue to work on behalf of the Lackawanna community. The Lackawanna city council must now decide who will fill the vacant seat on the city Council. Szymanski said the decision marked a “great day for Lackawanna and for America.”

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How Can Service be Improved at The Jefferson Avenue Tops? Community Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Merriweather Library

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t started with retired legislator Betty Jean Grant's Facebook post on January 26. She was lamenting the track record of poor service and quality of selection at Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue occupying the block between Riley and Landon Streets. A cascade of comments in agreement followed. In the spirit of "don't talk about it, be about it," what resulted is the announcement of a community meeting on Wednesday February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Avenue Merriweather library (at Utica) where patrons can come speak with representatives of Tops about their concerns. In 2000, while Grant was a part of the city's Common Council, Tops corporate appealed to the city for UDAG (Urban Development Action Grant) money to expand their 425 Niagara Street store. At the time African Americans had a majority on the council, and they used their clout to bargain with Tops for a badly needed store on the east side in exchange for grant approval. This community needs the Jefferson Avenue Tops. Should it close, we'd have about sixty people immediately without jobs, we'd be paying corner store mark-up prices for daily staples, and a far reaching domino effect will have begun. The Jefferson store manager, David Christopher has been at this store for less than a month. He's been with the Tops organization for eighteen years, and has experience in small town and urban stores. David heard about the Facebook string secondhand, and reached out to former Legislator Grant to let her know he will attend the February 7 forum. He is "enthusiastic about the meeting, and looking forward to whatever it takes to make this store a vital part of the community." Ellicott District City council member Darius Pridgen is also slated to be present. The community’s attendance is strongly encouraged. It will be beneficial to all who attend to come from a perspective of "here is what we need as consumers in order to commit to being loyal patrons to this store."

Journalist And Author Roland Martin To Host Canisius College Events Canisius College welcomes Roland Martin, longtime journalist, TV host and author, to present two events on Tuesday, February 27. At 10 a.m. Martin (pictured right) will serve as guest speaker during the college’s annual Black History Month celebration at Zion Dominion Global Ministries, 895 North Forest Road, Amherst. More than 600 middle and high school students from Buffalo Public Schools and suburban districts are expected to attend this year’s educational and empowerment summit themed, “Excellence Within Reach – Celebrating 23 Years of the Academic Talent Search/ Trio Program.” The event is presented by Canisius’ Academic Talent Search (ATS) Program and sponsored by Zion Dominion Global Ministries in association with General Motors. For more information, contact the Academic Talent Search Office at (716) 888-3280. Later that same evening at 8 p.m. Martin will present a lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canisius Afro-American Society (AAS) in the college’s Montante Cultural Center. The talk, entitled “Speak! Brother: A Black Man’s View of America,” is sponsored by the AAS anniversary committee and the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Canisius College Office of Event Services at (716) 888-2180. Roland Martin is a journalist, syndicated columnist, TV host and author. Over the course of his journalistic career, he has interviewed several U.S. presidents, top athletes and entertainers. He is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and reaches eight Continued Page 11

Horace King, born a slave on September 8, 1807 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, was a successful bridge architect and builder in West Georgia, Northern Alabama and northeast Georgia in the period between the 1830s and 1870s. King worked for his master, John Godwin who owned a successful construction business. Although King was a slave, Godwin treated him as a valued employee and eventually gave him considerable influence over his business. Horace King supervised many of Godwin's business activities including the management of construction sites. In 1832, for example, King led a construction crew in building Moore’s Bridge, the first bridge crossing the lower Chattahoochee River in northwest Georgia. Later in the decade, Godwin and King constructed some of the largest bridges in Georgia, Alabama, and Northeastern Mississippi. By the 1840s King designed and supervised construction of major bridges at Wetumpka, Alabama and Columbus, Mississippi without Godwin's supervision. Godwin issued five year warranties on his bridges because of his confidence in King’s high quality work. In 1839, Horace King married Frances Thomas, a free African American woman. The couple had had four boys and one girl. The King children eventually joined their father at working on various construction projects. In addition to building bridges, King constructed homes and government buildings for Godwin's construction company. In 1841, King supervised the construction of the Russell Continued Page 5


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Hunger at crisis levels in eight countries War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affected

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February 2018 Submitted by Kenneth and Sharon Holley •Feb. 3 Free tours at the Nash House Museum, 36 Nash Street with Historical stories from Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY – 12 noon & 2 pm •Feb. 4 African American Read-In, Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue – 2 pm •Read a passage from an African American writer for 2-3 minutes •Feb. 10 Carter G. Woodson Essays due (Poem, Verse, Rap) •Feb. 13 Documentary film: The Healing Passage by S. Pearl Sharp Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue – 5:50-7:50 Feb. 15 Free tours at the Nash House Museum, 36 Nash Street with Historical stories from Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY – 12 noon & 2pm Feb. 17 “We All Storytellers” – Sharon Holley & Karima Amin presents Along This Way: Storytelling in the African Tradition. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. – 2 pm With guest: Seku Ba Jehudi and Joyce Carolyn

The number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on Monday. In Yemen, 17 million people, or 60% of the population, are facing acute food insecurity, while in South Sudan, the figure is 4.8 million or 45% of its people. The other countries ranked as having the highest proportions of food insecure people were Syria, Lebanon, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Somalia, according to a report by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Separately, there was a dramatic rise in the numbers reporting acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 7.7 million people are now at crisis levels, up from 5.9 million six months ago; Afghanistan, where figures for those encountering acute hunger have almost doubled over the same period, from 3.3 million to 7.6 million; and Sudan, where 3.8 million people are in food crisis, compared with 3.5 million half a year earlier. Somalia was the only country of the 16 analysed where food security had improved.-The Guardian

Kenya's opposition swears in Raila Odinga as 'people's president' Thousands throng Nairobi park three months after re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta in boycotted poll Opposition leaders in Kenya have defied authorities to go ahead with a ceremony to swear in Raila Odinga as “president of the people” at a mass meeting in the capital, Nairobi. Many thousands of supporters thronged Uhuru Park in the center of the city to hear Odinga, who heads the National Super Alliance (Nasa), take an oath of allegiance on the Bible on Tuesday. The veteran politician’s symbolic challenge could lead to fresh confrontations in Kenya, three months after Uhuru Kenyatta won a further five-year term as president in a controversial rerun election. The opposition boycotted the poll, saying it was not free or fair.

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•Feb. 18 Black History Exhibit – Coordinated by the Buffalo African American continued from page 3 Museum, Central Library, Lafayette Square – 2 pm County Courthouse in Alabama. Despite the success of the company in attracting work, Godwin nonetheless fell into •Feb. 24 Awards Program debt. King was emancipated by Godwin on February 3, 1846 for Carter G. Woodson Essay to avoid his seizure by creditors. King continued to work for Contest – Merriweather Li- Godwin's construction company and when his former owner brary,1324 Jefferson Ave. , 2 died in 1859, King assumed controlled of Godwin’s business. pm During the Civil War, King continued to work on construction •Feb. 26 Documen- projects usually for the Confederacy including a building for tary film: Frederick Douglass, the Confederate navy near Columbus, Georgia. Confederate Shape of the Time by Dr. Oc- officials also forced King to block several waterways to pretavia Hudson Merriweather vent Union access to strategic points in Georgia and Alabama. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. 5:50-7:50 In 1864 Frances Thomas King died. Immediately after the Civil War ended King married Sarah Jane Jones McManus. ALL PROGRAMS LISTED Also after the war King began to prosper as he worked on the ABOVE ARE FREE AND reconstruction of bridges, textile mills, cotton warehouses and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC public buildings destroyed during the conflict. After passing down the family business to his son, John Thomas King, Horace King was elected as a Republican to the Alabama House see you at of Representatives, serving from 1870 to 1874.

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1st August Wilson Monologue Competition Comes to Buffalo this Weekend! The Disappearance of Black Staying Woke

The Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center in conjunction with the Buffalo Public Schools presents the 1st August Wilson Monologue Competition Buffalo Regional Finals on Saturday, February 3 at the 710 Theatre (located at 710 Main Street) at 12:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. The August Wilson competition is designed to inspire and educate high school students to use monologues from August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle”, a 10-play cycle that details the complexity of the African American experience in the 20th century. Its’ designed to provide an intensive learning opportunity to study and practice the art of acting through the work of August Wilson. The participating schools held their individual in school competitions and the winning student will now compete at the regional level. There will be 11 students competing representing students from the Buffalo Public School System and 1 student from Buffalo Seminary. The student winners from the regional competition will receive additional training and rehearsals provided by Paul Robeson Theatre throughout February, March and April. The additional sessions will allow students more time to work with professional actors and gain valuable acting techniques. It is also designed to help prepare the students to compete at the national level in New York City. During the competition students will perform their monologues in front of friends, family and the general public, including a panel of judges. The first and second place students will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City for the National finals, which are scheduled to take place on May 7 at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. The third place winner will serve as an alternate. The three winning students will also receive a cash scholarship. Kenny Leon and Todd Kreidler, True Colors Theatre Company developed the August Wilson Monologue Competition in 2007 for high school students as a means to preserve the playwright’s legacy and to pass his words to new generations. It’s a national program presented by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn theaters and hosted in cities throughout the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Greensboro and North Carolina. For more information contact Paulette D. Harris, Artistic Director at (716) 884-2013 or paulrobesontheatrebuffalo@gmail.com

Girls is a Very Real Issue in Our Community By Vivian D. Logan and Kareema Morris

(Stay Woke is to stay conscious of the apparatus (framework) of the mainstream supremacy – don’t automatically accept official explanations of violence or lack of concern for our people – keep your family safe!) In November 2015, a 20-year-old African-American man was allegedly involved in the sex trafficking of minors and in possession of child pornography. He is reported to have used social media to lure a 17-year-old female from her New Jersey home to Buffalo, had sex with her, and coerced her to place an ad on Backpage.com offering her services for money. This same man was arrested in July 2014 for sexually assaulting and raping a 15-year-old girl, and possession of nude photos of her and another 14-year-old victim. In January 2017, a 22-year-old African-American man was arrested on sex-trafficking charges. The Buffalo man forced a 14-year old girl into prostitution, and used a website to forcibly sell her body to random men. Now age 23, this man was convicted in November 2017, for running a sex trafficking ring out of an Amherst Motel. In May 2017, two adults and one minor were arrested on sex trafficking charges in an undercover sting which took place at two motels on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The two adult males are men of color. We need to “Stay Woke” in terms of the disappearance of African-American girls – as often time they are brushed off as just runaways. Are government agency and/or policy departments actively covering up the disappearance of women/girls of color? Nearly 75,000 African –American girls and women across the country are missing. Be mindful that we must remind authorities that young women of color matter too! Kareema Morris is founder of Bury the Violence Buffalo. Kareema offers the following words of wisdom in a world where social media and technology have replaced personal communication. Ms. Morris relates, it has been easy for strangers to enter our home with a simple stroke of a key. Often these incidents happen without our consent or permission, and the reach of technology has no boundary. The exposure of technology and social media has no limits in terms of age, culture, ethnicity, or economic status. So, anyone can be a victim to the flipside of "social media and technology.” Nowadays it appears the easiest way for parents to keep tabs on their children is the cell phone. Cellular phones have been a gift and a curse to many families. Parents must monitor and supervise what apps (applications) are being downloaded on their child's devices; many parents are finding that social media, cellphones, and other devices are ruining their children. Kareema shares how parents can take their control back. It’s been her experience that you can use your child’s cellphone and other devices to track their whereabouts by activating the phone locator. You can also track their app usage to see what sites they are viewing, and when they are active on social media. Ms. Morris believes that monitoring your child’s social media, e-mail, and chat rooms usage will give parents leverage and insight regarding who is communicating with your child. Many cellphone providers offer Family Tracking Applications. This will allow you to see where your child is without contacting the cell phone company or law enforcement agencies to assist you. Parents stay woke and research your service provider policies to choose a plan that will give you a jumpstart on locating your child if ever needed. Every city, municipality, and town have different methods for locating "missing persons" or when they might get involved. It is vital that you have a safety plan for your family – even when life is going great, it's always good to have a plan. Next: How to Handle Repeat Running Away or Skipping School Vivian Logan manages her own consulting company (VDL enterprises, Inc.) – specializing in program development, educational remediation, workshop facilitation, and mental health training; she is also a clinician with BestSelf Behavioral Health. Kareema Morris is founder of Bury the Violence Buffalo. Bury the Violence was created to raise awareness about the senseless tragedies which occur in our community and the need to engage in “straight talk.”


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St. Luke AME Zion Church To Host Get On The Bus To Washington, You Dont Know My Story, Breakfast Symposium and celebration Book Fair & Mini-Marketplace DC. With New Covenant ! The Hospitality / Altar Guild is sponsoring their first Black History Month Book Fair to promote reading for all ages on Sunday February 11, 2018, immediately following the 11:00 am service. (1:00 – 3:00 pm.) There will also be a Mini Marketplace featuring crafts, cards, apparel, jewelry, baked goods and more. The effort is to encourage support for our local vendors, keep our dollars circulating in our own community and continuing to keep our minds sharp by reading. St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church is at 314 East Ferry Street, where the Pastor is The Rev. Arthur L. Holloway, II. (Lonsdale Rd. or Dupont St. entrance) For more info please contact Myra @ 716-830-8438

Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes to Speak Black Veterans Event at CalvaryCME The Christian Education Ministry of Calvary C.M.E. Buffalo,1007 Ellicott Street, invites the community to join them as they honor local African American Veterans during their African American History Celebration. The theme is: "African Americans in Times Of War," on Thursday, February, 8 at 6 p.m. Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, will be the guest speaker.

New Covenant United Church of Christ is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Washington, DC on Thursday, May 10-Saturday, May 12, 2018. The trip will feature the National Museum of African American History and Culture and other sites such as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lincoln, Vietnam & the Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, Marines Corp War Memorial, Tour the Jefferson, FDR & the World War II Memorials, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Tour of Capitol Hill, and the MLK Jr. Memorial. The package includes: Coach Transportation, two nights lodging with indoor pool, two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, a licensed DC guide for three days, all admissions/sightseeing listed in the itinerary are included and all taxes and gratuity. Prices: Quad - $379/pp, Triple - $403/pp, Double - $451/pp The payment schedule is as follows: 1st Payment - non-refundable deposit - $150 due January 15th 2nd Payment - $125 due on or before Sunday, February 11th Final Payment due on or before Sunday, March 25th *Cancellation Insurance - $50/pp-must be paid with initial deposit For more information contact Deacon Dr. Theresa A. Harris-Tigg for Registration and add'l information at 716-465-3993; or call New Covenant UCC, 459 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14209 at 716-8563392.

On March 3 at 9a.m. all roads lead to Elim Christian Fellowship. It's the 4th Annual " You Don't Know My Story, Breakfast Symposium and celebration of Phenomenal Women. The event will showcase Six POWERFUL speakers - Della Dickey, Phylicia Dove, Kristeka Rodgers, Rachel McCarley, Falicia Fracassi, Deputy Police Commissioner Beaty and a special presentation by Lelani Montenez- Young Miss Buffalo. In addition, the accomplishments of 5 lovely women in our community will be celebrated: Sheila Brown, Detra Trueheart, Betty Jean Grant, Tamee Ebo and Pastor Jean Young!


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avid A. Collins, longtime Masten District Councilman and “people’s champion,” made his transition in Erie County Medical Center on January 25 after a brief illness. He was 79. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,Februay 3 at St. Luke AME Zion Church. In a Buffalo News article last week, former Council President George K. Arthur credited Mr. Collins with being a moving force, along with Hank Nowak, with the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Sports Pavilion. Mr. Nowak, after learning of his death, remarked, “Dave was a fair, dedicated and brave man with a passion for making life better for all of us.” Former Ellicott District Councilmember James Pitts had high praise for Collins, who he said possessed “the spirit, the intelligence, the nerve, the courage” to do the right thing during his 18 years on the Council. He served on Common Council from 1978 to 1996. During his tenure, he served as President Pro-Tempore and chairperson of the Common Council’s Finance Committee. Dave was also responsible for spurring the re-building of Masten District. He’s credited with the reconstruction of the War Memorial Stadium, massive new home construction, the preservation of the “Apollo Theater,” reconstruction of major thoroughfares, home improvement programs, youth programs, senior citizen programs and several major economic development projects in the City of Buffalo. Described as a community activist his whole life, through his leadership involvement with the NAACP, he was instrumental in breaking down racial barriers. -From Mississippi to BuffaloDavid A. Collins was born on February 20, 1938 in Prentiss, Mississippi to David and Georgia (Sutton) Collins. He graduated from Prentiss Normal Industrial Institute High School and attended Alcorn A & M College in Lorman, Mississippi. Moved to Buffalo, N.Y in 1956, where he met his wife, Jean D. Collins and was married for 57 years. He has two daughters (Senora Boddie and Dr. Michelle D. Collins-Jiggetts) and 6 grandchildren. He was especially close to his youngest grandchild, Courtney S. Jiggetts. David attended Canisius College part-time in 1966 and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1971. He attended the Graduate School of Social Policy, completing 45 hours of required course work. Dave was employed by the General Motors Corporation in 1961, where he became Treasurer of over 3,000 members of U.A.W. Local# 1173. He later joined the Opportunities Development Corporation (Project JET), where he located employment and training opportunities for Buffalo’s structurally unemployed residents. In 1967, Mr. Collins joined the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and the Workers’ Defense League of New York City and established the Buffalo Chapter of the Joint Apprenticeship Program, Inc. He successfully trained young African-Americans to compete in the local Building Trade Union Apprenticeship Programs. He later expanded this program to include Project JUSTICE. During the 1960’s, he became a civil rights activist with the NAACP. He organized protest movements in Buffalo, New York State and across the country in the fight for equality, human rights and dignity for minorities. In 1971, David was appointed Executive Director of the Employment Information Center (EIC)- a Model Cities Program, where he developed employment opportunities throughout Western New York. He served as the General Manager of the Afro-American Builders Association, and later formed his own construction company, Black & White Development Company. He served as Executive Director and as a Gransmanship writer for the Community Action Organization’s (CAO), developing funding streams for programs such as the Home Weatherization Program, and the Senior Companion Program. Over the years, David has received over 200 plagues, awards and certificates. He was a member of Durham Memorial A.M. E. Zion Church for over 55 years. He held a life membership in the NAACP, was a member of numerous local organizations. During the last 20 years, he was a private consultant for the Washington, DC based A. Philip Randolph Institute, CAO and other private and public agencies. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one sister (Sherell McNair), one step son (Garvie Freeman) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister (George, Clyde, and Shirley Maude Collins).

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THE BAUER REVIEW

Chaka Khan: She "still glows among the brightest!"

Chaka Khan Puts on A Magnificant Performance Friday Night at Seneca Niagara

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SKELETON CREW: Currently on stage at the Paul Robeson Theatre is Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau and directed by PRT Artistic Director Paulette D. Harris The talented ensemble includes Christina Foster, Julius Land, Phil Davis, Arterist Molson and Verniece Turner (Davis and Turner pictured above). Skeleton Crew is running now thru February 11th Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sunday matinee at 4p.m. with an audience talkback to follow the performance. For more information call 716-884-2013 or to purchase tickets online, visit www.aaccbuffalo.org and for group information email paulrobesontheatrebuffalo@gmail.com

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n the landmark 1975 album Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, she sang “Everybody Has an Aura” and 43 years later, Chaka Khan still glows among the brightest. Nowhere was this more apparent than during the legendary vocalist's appearance last Friday at the Seneca Niagara Events Center. Backed by a stellar five-piece band and three powerhouse back-up singers, the 64-years young Khan opened with the invigorating “Do You Love What You Feel”¬sparking a soulful convergence with the nearly sold-out crowd that didn't subside during her hour and forty minute performance.

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Her breakthrough hit with Rufus followed and the Stevie Wonder-penned “Tell Me Something Good” remains one of the baddest jams to have been committed to wax. Khan and cohorts effortlessly teased and milked the hypnotic groove for every lick of its funkdafied goodness and had anyone carried any doubts about age or previous addiction issues diminishing Khan's glorious contralto they were quickly put to rest by the song's end.

There were also some welcome surprises as well, with a few deeper album cuts. “Earth Song” (from 1976's Ask Rufus ) showcased Khan at her most ethereal and with last week's Women's March, Rufusized's “I'm A Woman (I'm A Backbone)” seemed more prescient than ever, especially given Khan's impassioned vocals and its gut bucket groove. The evening's most poignant moment came when an audience member shared her late-husband's love for Khan's music before the heart-breaker “Love Me Still” (from Spike Lee's 1995 film Clockers). Of course, the faithful crowd (one bearing a painting of Chaka as an early Valentine's gift) got the hits. “Sweet Thing,” with an infectious reggae bounce was the sing-along while “I Feel For You” was especially soaring. “I'm Every Woman” crossed gender, age and racial lines as the crowd loudly and proudly sang along to the chorus before “Ain't Nobody” closed the show in a celebration of sassy swagger as Khan reached out to shake audience member's hands, ending a magnificent evening.

THE BLACKNESS PROJECT, created by award winning film producer, Korey Green (above), seeks to rewrite America's racial narrative. Two years in the making, the much anticipated production is scheduled to launch Friday, February 9, at screening of The Blackness Project will be held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on the campus of Buffalo State college at 7:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion . Tickets for The Blackness Project Film Screening are available at the Burchfield Penney Box Office; $10 - General Admission and $5 Burchfield Penney Members To learn more about the film visit www.theblacknessproject.org.

“Knowing when to stop, you can avoid any danger.” -Tao Te Ching


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Services Set for Iconic Owner of Doris Records

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Being On The Wrong Side Of Protest A local activist is currently demanding the removal of the sculpture dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Buffalo’s MLK Park. However, calling the monument a "mistake" and threatening to "melt down" that "big Black head" is not only deplorable and unnecessary but doubly embarrassing and a window to the uncultured narrow minded sentiments of white radical racists fighting to keep confederate statues and flags in the public sector. It all brings to mind a quote by Dr. King , "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." In defense of artistic freedom, I would like to focus on who and what matters; that being public art and the genius talents of John Woodrow Wilson, the artist who created the Martin Luther King tribute in MLK Park. In my humble opinion this renowned African American has undeniably blessed this city (which is still in many ways somewhat racially crippled), with one of the most outstanding sculptures dedicated to a civil rights leader in the Western New York area. From the recent vivid installation of the Freedom Wall mural on East Ferry and Michigan and the waving banners depicting national and local community leaders along Fillmore Ave., public art has arrived in the community! Its presence is serving to help awaken those starved for a fresh new dose of creative, prideful representation, purposeful conversation, and self-exploration. The King monument, which has graced the park for some 35 years should be a part of that purposeful, positive conversation, rather than talk of its destruction. Born in Boston in 1922, artist John W. Wilson, like most African Americans of his time, endured the trials of racial attacks on Black lives. He noted In a 2012 interview about remembering the newspapers his father would read, like The Amsterdam News, which had images of lynchings in "every other issue." As he matured Wilson took hold of his vision to dedicate a career ultimately driven by the political climate in which he lived. His body of work proves to be a solid fusion of politics and art to combat social injustices for which he championed until his death in 2015. Far from a nobody, Wilson upholds a relevance in the community of important African American artists and educators in America, celebrated by many, acquired by fine art collectors, prestigious art institutes, and universities. The much needed removal of a number of confederate statues are underway across America. I strongly believe the current petition drive to not only remove, but destroy, the King sculpture in MLK Park is on the wrong side of protest. Dr. King would be highly offended by the removal of a monumental work of art made in his honor by an equally honorable man who also dedicated his life to the tireless fight for peace, equality and justice for the Black lives depicted through meaningful public art that truly matters.

e was “mighty” in more ways than one. Mack S. Luchey, also known as “Mighty Mack,” was a savvy businessman who held it down as the iconic owner of Doris Records, the city's oldest record store, for 56 years;. He was a prostate cancer survivor for 15 years who used his experience to help other men as a founding member of MAN UP, which stands for Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer. Young people were dear to his heart and he, along with the late Fred Foster, founded the annual Track and Field Classic now in its 20th year He was an unsung hero who constantly gave back to his community. The stories of Mack’s generosity and support are endless. “Mack helped a lot of people over the years,” his close friend and confident Joe 'Dogman' Myree recalled, ”but he never looked for praise and he never talked about it. He was a good man.” On January 26 “Mighty Mack” quietly and peacefully made his transition at home after a brief illness. He was young at heart. News of his death spread quickly. The store was

swamped with calls of concern. “Mack knew everybody, and everybody knew Mack,” Joe continued.” He served generations of families with his music and it made him proud. He loved his people.” His Homegoing will be held on Saturday, February 3 at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine Street. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should go to the MAN UP program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. -Humble beginningsBorn in McCormick, South Carolina, Mack migrated to Buffalo with his family as a young child. He was a graduate of Hutch Tech High School and later attended the University at Buffalo. He served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Dix. Mack was always a hard worker and he once said that he never turned down an opportunity to work and make money. He started working when he was just 11 years old. Mack wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth and even picked beans, he once said, on a farm in the summertime. He laughed about out picking everybody, even

Rochester Contemporary Art Center: 137 East Ave No Soil Better: The Art & Legacy of Frederick Douglass Opening reception, Friday February 2, 6-9 pm Artist talk, Sat. Feb. 3, 1pm On view through March 18 info call 585 461-2222 This show is comprised of the work of 10 veteran and emerging artists exploring the themes and ideals of Frederick Douglass on what would be the 200th anniversary of his birth. Two locally renowned artists/ husband wife team painter Mr. Rodney Taylor his wife poet play-write and artist Mrs. Annette Daniels Taylor will be showing work together for the first time within an exhibition. Annette will be unveiling #FrederickDouglassExperiment, "a virtual web-based sound-walk experience" examining six Frederick Douglass sites located in Rochester as well as a short poetic-narrative video, Brethren, that interprets Douglass' famous North Star motto, "Right is of No Sex, Truth is of No Color, God is the Father of Us All, and We are All Brethren, as song, reflection, and celebration." Rodney's featured painting entitled Big Easy is from a series previously shown at HallWalls over 13 years ago will be on view. The painting references Frederick Douglass' walk home during the evening his farm house in Rochester was set on fire. Annette has written a special poem entitled One Fire Lit Sky to accompany this work. This will be an opening night to remember!

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Pictured: Artists Rodney Taylor and Annette Daniels Taylor at his most recent show Home.

"Between the peaks and the valleys, God has always been there." - Mack Luchey the grown-ups.! He was “Mighty” even then. When Mack and his late wife Doris opened the E. Ferry Street store in 1962 , it was a big hit. At one point they had three other locations on the East side, but eventually closed them, keeping the Ferry Street store open. For the first decade or so Mack continued working as a UPS delivery truck driver and part time bartender. After they divorced in the mid-1970s Mack kept the business going. His work ethic went into overdrive when, in 1976, Record Theatre opened its doors. As smaller shops began closing, Mack dug in; using a combination of old school work ethic and street smarts to keep the competition in check. Even when he lost customers he never lost hope and he didn’t quit. When the huge Record Theatre chain closed its doors this past fall, Doris Records was still standing; mightly, yet humbly, taking care of business and riding the winds of change. As the Industry evolved, Mack creatively made adjustments. Gone were the days of 45s, eight tracks and cassettes. CD’s and DVD are now barely holding their own. Doris became a hub for concert ticket sales and a fashion outlet. He admitted that the internet and downloadable music posed an even bigger challenge than the ’76 opening of Record theatre. Like the music, the neighborhood he was rooted in, also evolved. Mack watched as business after business closed along the once bustling Jefferson Avenue . He was not “political” but clearly understood the impact politics and politicians without purpose and commitment, had on the

Black community. He lived to at least see signs of progress returning to the corner and community he loved with the opening of Mandella Market, Boost Mobile, Solo Eats restaurant, an automatic car wash and The Ink Spot Copy and Printing store. -A Man of Strong FaithWhen Mack was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he put his trust in God and continued to work, taking it “one day at a time.” Active in the MAN UP prostate cancer awareness advocacy group he helped found, he also shared his experience and personal story to his customers He said in a Roswell Park interview several years ago: "As a man in general, and as a person of color specifically, I truly believe we are obligated to ‘have each other’s back’ if presented with the challenge of cancer.” That was vintage Mack. The commitment to his people went far beyond a single illness issue. Mack Luchey didn’t just talk the talk. He walked the walk…quietly and without fanfare. The industry, he would admit, had not been easy. “But I made it through with God’s help,” he once said. “ Between the peaks and valleys, God has always been there.” Mack has left the business in capable hands, dedicated to continuing his legacy and keeping Doris Records open. The best way the community can honor his memory and show our love, is to patronize and support the institution that Mighty Mack built and maintained for almost 60 years. May his soul rest forever, in the Eternal Fields of Peace… -a.b.


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UB Campus Minister Receives Imani Award

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niversity at Buffalo (UB) Campus Minister, Marchon Hamilton II was awarded the Imani Faith Award at the Annual Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by the UB Black Student Union. During the night of celebration, performance and speakers the Black Student Union awarded him for his commitment and dedication to mentoring minority males through Guy Talk, a mentorship program designed to promote the educational advancement as well as life and social skill development for minority males. “Marchon is a great man and a prime example of someone who represents faith; because he shares it, and wants to teach people that they can do amazing things if they have faith in themselves too.”, says Deon Walker a University at Buffalo Pre-Law Student and member of Guy Talk. Imani the last day of Kwanzaa means Faith, which is to believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness of our struggle. The Black Student Union originally started in 1967, hosts

Minister Marchon Hamilton is pictured with the four students from Guy Talk L/R: Nathaniel Cadet- Activities Coordinator of the Black Student Union; George Kyree- Vice President of the African Student Association; Marchon Hamilton II- UB Campus Minister; Daniel Edwards- Black Student Union- Black Men United; Malcolm Gray- President of the Black Student Union the Pre-Kwanzaa celebration on an annual basis to bring awareness of the importance of Kwanza to the UB community and takes this opportunity annually to honor students, faculty and community members who have made a significant contribution to African Diaspora and history. Guy talk

is open to minority male college students or recent graduates in the Buffalo community and encourages participation from anyone interested. For more information on Guy Talk please contact by email at GuyTalkUB@gmail.com and follow on Instagram: @ GuyTalkUB.

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Young Miss Buffalo Pageant Seeking 2018 Participants The Young Miss Buffalo Pageant Scholarship & Enrichment Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Young Miss Buffalo Pageant. The pageant is open to any young lady who is: •13-17 years of age, •A resident of the City of Buffalo and surrounding areas, and • A student in middle or high school with a 75 or above average. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2018. Applications should be submitted with a photocopy of most recent copy of report card.For an application or more information go to www.ymbp.org to complete the online application or call 1-855-737-6222. Leilani Montanez, 17, is the reigning Young Miss Buffalo 2017. She is a student at Sweet Home High School and is the daughter of Brenda & Rafael Montanez. The Young Miss Buffalo Pageant seeks to develop young ladies into their BEST

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest Winners: Pictured above are the winners of the first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest. The event was held January 20th at the St. John Baptist Church Family Life Center. Pictured left to right: Micah Moore (2nd place), Keon Howard (3d place), Aaliyah Love (4th place) and Destiny Overton(1st place) . The event was sponsored in part by Humanities New York, Alpha Phi Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter, the Buffalo Chapter NAACP, the Urban League Young Professionals, the Afriakan Heritage Food Co-op, UCCB, National Action Network andThe Challenger Community News. Duncan Kirkwood served as host. Congratulations winners!

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Congratulations to young bowler Christopher W. Wright. The 14 year old east side resident recently bowled a 132,222 and 300-645 set at Volker’s Lane. A student at St. Amelia School Christopher works hard to maintain good grades, plays for the school basketball team and is a member of the Buffalo Bowling Senate Junior Bowlers. He learned to bowl by practicing with his step-father Brian Norman and Mother Tremeeka Norman since the age of 5. Christopher plans to join the bowling League in high school at Cardinal O’Hare and aspires to pursue a professional bowling career. He is also involved in the Youth Ministry at Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Keep up the good work Christopher!


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The Cost of Underfunding Federally Qualified Health Centers and Repealing OBAMA Care

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f there were ever an issue Americans needed to create a movement about, it is our health care system. We can take up arms for sexual assault, police brutality, gender discrimination, gun violence etc., yet we sit back as though we are helpless when it comes to decisions about our health care. It has already been declared and accepted that access to AFFORDABLE health care is a right and not a privilege. President Obama saw to that before he left office. Americans are healthier, emergency room visits are down and we have taken a heightened awareness about our personal responsibility for our health. Yet, here we are into the 2nd month of 2018 and community health centers across the country are still operating under the threat of a $70 million dollar cut to their funding. This and funding for the Medicaid expansion still remain unclear and undone. The current administration has continued its’ focus on the destruction of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care), with no regard for the collateral damage its dismantlement is destined to bring not only to the poor, underserved and middle class, but to anyone utilizing the exchange to buy medical insurance. Their weapon of choice - desertion. The result - government shut downs, temporary funding approvals and savage cuts to community health centers, Medicaid, Medicare and services. The primary benefactors - Insurance companies who shared those profits earned on the backs of our seniors, children and working class families with the top 1% richest Americans in the form of bonuses. The decision to remove the mandate to maintain medical insurance is likened to chopping the legs off of any table. The platform that holds access to insurance for all Americans is being ruthlessly destroyed, leaving millions vulnerable at a time when we are experiencing new strains of flu at epidemic proportions. Leaving funding for community health centers in limbo is actually unconscionable and cruel. It fuels a level of stress in the atmosphere that exacerbates feelings of disloyalty, anger and abandonment by our President and our government representatives. The result is as follows: 1) Breakdowns in continuity of care, especially for seniors and those dealing with chronic illnesses (diabetes, high blood pressure, Sickle Cell, Lupus, Asthma, etc.) 2) Increased emergency room visits 3) Increased domestic violence – lack of access to mental health care because access to service is outpriced by our inability to pay for office visits and high Copays. 4) Threatened changes to Medicaid eligibility thresholds that will reduce access to care because subsidy assistance has been callously withdrawn. This creates financial instability in families going broke from out-of-pocket medical expenses (i.e. ambulance, E.R. visits and unpaid co-pays) 5) The threat of changes to the Medicaid structure i.e., Medicaid as a State block grant shifts responsibility to State governments without time to prepare to assume this huge obligation. This could become a precedent setting maneuver to dump other federal level programs on State governments after slashing funding to dangerous levels. 6) Loss of Medicaid expansion impacts the Exchanges 7) Diminished health, especially in communities of color and poverty 8) Increased no show rates at federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) 9)Increased revenue losses to FQHC’s which threaten their continued existence 10)Decreased/Denied access to care for patients with pre-

“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

existing conditions AND increased insurance premium costs directly related to those pre-existing conditions whose p r o tection was guaranteed under Obama Care DACA, the Child Health Insurance Program, the Medicaid Expansion, and funding for Community Health Centers should have all been done by September 30, 2017. These are all quality of life priorities for the American people but not our government! I urge every American, every immigrant - documented or undocumented, every free and incarcerated man or woman, every registered or unregistered voter, to get involved right now and stay on top of these issues. Let it be known that you KNOW you have the power to change things one vote at a time and your vote counts. Join advocacy groups like the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) or the Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) at www.nachc.org OR www.chcanys.org. This movement is not political. It’s a call to action with a small investment of personal time, but the return on this investment is not wealth - its good health (which is something you really can’t put a price on)! If you are interested in helping bring this movement to life, please contact me at kthomas@chcb.net. Every block club, clergy, teacher, health care and insurance worker, every farmer celebrity, homeless person, mentally and physically challenged person, every member of the military and their families, must use whatever means is at your disposal to send the following unified message to the President of the United States AND Congress: “We may be sleep now, but we will be awake in November!” Karla L. Thomas is Director of Outreach and Marketing Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

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million people daily. Martin has received more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence. He was named the “King of the Hill” in 2012 by Jet Magazine for his reporting on issues of concern to African Americans, and named Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists for his extensive focus on voter suppression and other issues of concern to African Americans during the 2012 election. He is a two-time NAACP Image Award winner and named three times by Ebony Magazine as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States. Martin spent six years as a contributor for CNN and earned accolades for his honesty, conviction and perspective. Martin is the author of three books: Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith; Speak, Brother! “A Black Man’s View of America;” and The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University in 1991 and a master’s degree in Christian Communications from Louisiana Baptist University in 2008. He holds honorary degrees from Florida Memorial University, University of Maryland-University College and Lemoyne-Owen College.

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The African American Monument: An Open Letter to Warren Galloway Dear Mr. Galloway, Recently, I called in to the Buffalo on Fire radio talk show on Power 96.5 FM WUFO to make a community statement about the African American Veterans Monument (AAVM). My statement was regarding the Request For Proposals (RFP) issued that was restricted to Buffalo only, and the designer that was selected, who is not African American or a person of color. That concern has not changed. If no person of color’s submission, according to your response on radio, was acceptable to the committee, the process should have been opened to designers living in New York State. The state maintains a list of African American designers that you can access on line. Mr. Galloway, I have been trying to reach you for two weeks to discuss this issue with you. I left messages on your cellphone and sent you emails. You never responded until you heard me speaking about this issue on the radio. The AAVM is seeking public contributions for this national monument, therefore the public has the right to know the decision process of the committee. In fact, Mr. Calloway, when I heard you talking about the monument on the radio two months ago, because you said the public could buy a brick in honor of their loved one for $250, I immediately bought and paid for a brick in honor of Dorie Miller. I belong to the Dorie Miller Gun Club and I wanted to make sure Dorie Millers name was on the walkway. The club will reimburse me. The Solid 76 Design has been done, for a doggy park and many other places in Buffalo. Mr. Casey just made the pillars black and taller and now they will have lights coming out the top of them and names of the various wars will be placed on them. That is not good enough for our ancestors that have fought and died in all twelve American wars. This is a national monument and we need it to represent us. I believe the community has a right to see the designs that were rejected and that the RFP should be re-opened. What is the hurry? Mr. Galloway, we have been waiting way too long to rush now! Peace, Love, and Blessings Akua Kamau Harris, Masten District 36 Committee Woman (Warren Galloway is Chair of the African American Veterans Monument.)

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ERIE Plaintiff designates ERIE as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 721 OSTRANDER ROAD EAST AURORA, NY 14052 Section: 156 Block: 2 Lot: 47.1 INDEX NO. 810259/2017 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, -against- ALICE KELLEY A/K/A ALICE M. KELLEY; if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC D/B/A IN NEW YORK AS MIDLAND FUNDING OF DELAWARE, LLC; MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPANY; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ''JOHN DOE #1'' through ''JOHN DOE #12,'' the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, 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 Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; 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 OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $337,500.00 and interest, recorded on March 10, 2009, in Book 13436 at Page 8839, of the Public Records of ERIE County, New York, covering premises known as 721 OSTRANDER ROAD, EAST AURORA, NY 14052. 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. ERIE County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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

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LEGAL NOTICE HSBC v. Cryan SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF ERIE

HSBC BANK USA, N.A. Plaintiff against MICHAEL CRYAN; SUZANNE CRYAN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on November 22, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Foreclosure Alcove of the Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, City of Buffalo, N.Y. on the 14th day of February, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. premises described as follows: All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the Town of Amherst ,County of Erie and State of New York, being part of Lot Number thirty-nine (39), Township eleven (11), Range seven (7) of the Holland Land Company’s survey and further distinguished as Subdivision Lon Number seventy (70) as shown on map filed in Erie County Clerk’s Office under Cover Number 1156 and being fiftytwo (52) feet and rear by one hundred thirty-five (135) feet in depth, Darwin, west side, three hundred five and seventy hundredths (305.70) feet south of Kings Highway formerly Elbert Avenue. Said premises known as 223 Darwin Drive, Amherst, N.Y. 14226. (Section: 80.10, Block: 17, Lot: 7). Approximate amount of lien $ 104,315.75 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 800836-15. Katie Harrod, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344

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LEGAL NOTICE Champion Mortgage v. Wright SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS– STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY COURT: COUNTY OF ERIE – CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, against Acea M. Mosey, Erie County Public Administrator as Limited Administrator to the Estate of Norman Wright, Lisa M. Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Norma Jean Wright, as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Brandon M. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Jonathan A. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Michael T. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Olivia J. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Rachel E. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Richard A. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick who, was Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Rodney Z. Hardwick, aka Rodney Z. Hardwick as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Reginald W. Hardwick, Jr. as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick, who was Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Deborah D. Mink, as Heir to the Estate of Margarette Hardwick who was heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Deborah Wright Adkins as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Sam Wright, as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Havel Wright, as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Shirley Ann Jester as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Walter Wright, as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Audrey Rucker, as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Arnold Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Crystal Muhammad a/k/a Crystal Mann a/k/a Crystal Clay as Heir to the Estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Sadar Muhammad as Heir to the Estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Tadar Muhammad as as Heir to the Estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Andre Wright as Heir to the Estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, United States of America, United States of America-Internal Revenue Service, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, The People of the State of New York c/o/ Chief Clerk of the City Court of Buffalo, Erie County Department of Social Services, Midland Funding LLC dba in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC, Credit Acceptance Corporation, CACV of Colorado, LLC, Harper’s Auto Service, Inc., Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Capital One Bank, Riverside Federal Credit Union, Erie County Commissioner of Administration and Finance, Asset Acceptance LLC as assignee of GE Capital Sam’s Club; AND Nathan Beard as Heir to the Estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the Estate of Norman Wright, Michael Wright as Heir to the estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the estate of Norman Wright, Andre Wright as Heir to the estate of Shakoor Muhammad a/k/a Michael Wright as Heir to the estate of Willie Bell Wright as Heir to the estate of Norman Wright, if

living, and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose name, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, Defendants-Index no. 600267/2017. Original Filed: 5-12-2017 Plaintiff designates Erie County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County. 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 Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); the United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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 Supplemental Summons and Amended Complaint are being filed pursuant to an Order of the Court dated December 11, 2017. We are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Dennis E. Ward, J.S.C. dated December 12, 2017. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage and covering the premises known as 143 Mohican Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211 located at Section 89.84, Block 1, Lot 23 Pincus Law Group, PLLC, Margaret Burke Tarab, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 425 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556, 516 699-8902

LEGAL NOTICE BID REQUEST FOR BID Mark Cerrone, Inc. is requesting quotes for the Athenex Manufacturing Facility Site Development Project in Dunkirk, NY for all scopes of work detailed in contract documents. Optional MWBE Pre-bid meeting will be held at MCI Office on 1/31/18 at 3:30pm. Documents can be obtained by contacting gbostard@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 2/2/18 at 5:00pm. Certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise participation is strongly encouraged.

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE Asset Mgt v. Hassan aka Wiggins

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The University District Community Development Association, Inc. (UDCDA) has been awarded a grant through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI). This grant allows us to assist multiple property owners on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo’s University District through the ‘Better on Bailey’ initiative. The UDCDA is assembling a list of general contractors interested in receiving bid opportunities to work with property owners on building renovations. Renovation work includes but is not limited to health and safety improvements, facade work, brick pointing, roofing, installation of doors and windows, and interior renovations. Contractors must be able to perform work in compliance with applicable standards, to provide required insurance, licenses & references. If you are interested in bidding on this project please visit our website: www.udcda.org/baileyrfq or contacting our Community Development Department at 716-832-1010x212. The deadline for submission is February 9, 2018 MWBE and EPA Certified contractors are encouraged to apply. Our agency is required to comply with the Equal Employment Provisions of NY Code Section 312, and all contractors are required to make affirmative efforts to ensure NY State Certified Minority and Women-Owned businesses are afford opportunities.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: ERIE COUNTY ASSET MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS II, LLC; Plaintiff(s) vs. LEVI J. HAWKINS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF ESTATES OF LUCINDA HASSAN A/K/A LUCINDA H. WIGGINS; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 5, 2017, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at 92 Franklin Street, 1st Floor Alcove, Buffalo, NY 14202. On March 7, 2018 at 10:00 am. Premises known as 623 EAST UTICA STREET, BUFFALO, NY 14211 Section: 100.52 Block: 5 Lot: 1 ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and State of New York, being part of Lot Number Twenty-Four (24), Township Eleven (11), Range Eight (8) of the Holland Land Company’s Survey. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $57,344.66 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 810901/2016 Michael Joseph Chmiel, Esq., Referee

LEGAL NOTICE Keybank v. Keith NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF ERIE

KEYBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

Plaintiff(s), Against

Index No.: 812832/2015

JASON KEITH A/K/A JASON C. KEITH, ET AL.,

Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Erie County Clerk’s Office on 10/18/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in the Foreclosure Alcove of the Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY on 2/28/2018 at 10:00 am, premises known as 95 Comstock Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Erie County Treasurer as Section 90.32, Block 4, and Lot 60. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $72,256.49 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 812832/2015. Roberta J. O'Toole, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C., 145 Huguenot Street, Suite 210, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Dated: 12/22/2017 File Number: 253-4121 BGM

LEGAL NOTICE Bid REQUEST FOR BID Mark Cerrone, Inc. is requesting bids for the following projects for all scopes of work detailed in contract documents. Optional MWBE Pre-bid meeting will be held for interested firms at MCI Office on February 7th, 2018 at 3:30pm. Documents can be obtained by contacting acalabrese@ markcerrone.com , Phone 716-2825244, Fax 716-282-5245 or iSqFt®. Bids due electronically or in person at 2368 Maryland Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305 on February 9th, at 5:00pm. Certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise participation is strongly encouraged. Erie County Water – Area No. 1 Restoration Project Erie County Water – Area No. 2 Restoration Project Erie County Water – Excavated Material & Disposal Project

ROOMS

ROOMS FOR RENT: Delavan-Humboldt area, Bailey-Delavan. $325$480. Everything included. (716)818-3410.


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EMPLOYMENT/HELP WANTED

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY THE COMPTROLLER OF ERIE COUNTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 601 of the Aban-

doned Property Law of the State of New York, that, The undersigned, as Comptroller of the County of Erie has on deposit or in his custody certain moneys and property paid or deposited in actions or proceedings in the several courts in the said County. The person(s) or actions set forth below appear from the records of the said County Comptroller to be entitled to certain such properties of the amount of $50.00 or more.

DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEDINGS IN THE CITY COURT DOUGLAS M. CLARK VS FRANCIS M. CALABRO TOWNE GARDENS APTS VS HECTOR LAVREANO JOHN M MISCHLER VS RALENE KOEPKE DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEDINGS IN THE SURROGATE COURT ESTATE OF CHARLES STREIF BEQUEST TO CONSTANCE A STREIF ESTATE OF ROBERT FARRELL ESTATE OF ELEANORE A. PANNIER BEQUEST TO THOMAS PANDOLPH ESTATE OF OLIVE HOPKINS BEQUEST TO KIM VERRALL ESTATE OF SHIRLEY SULLIVAN BEQUEST TO ROBERT SULLIVAN ESTATE OF SHIRLEY SULLIVAN BEQUEST TO WILLIAM SULLIVAN DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT HOME TEAM RENOVATION, INC. VS LISA M. KRUE FIRST NIAGARA BANK VS DANIEL & BARBARA MONIN COLLINGWOOD CONSTRUCTION VS CHRISTOPHER AND CATHERINE MCMASTER M&T BANK SBM M&T MORTGAGE CORP VS ESTATE OF CHERIE LYNN DYLEWSKI BY SCOTT SEILER JPMORGAN CHASE VS ANTHONY D GUGLIELMO, ET AL DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEDINGS IN THE ERIE COUNTY COURT FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS COUNTY OF ERIE IN REM #161 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS COUNTY OF ERIE IN REM #159 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS COUNTY OF ERIE IN REM #160 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#3 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#4 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#5 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#6 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#7 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#8 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#9 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#10 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#11 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#12 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS CITY OF BUFFALO IN REM#47 DISTR#14 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS COUNTY OF ERIE IN REM #161 FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS VS COUNTY OF ERIE IN REM #162 BAIL MONEY CURRENTLY HELD BY ERIE COUTNY COMPTROLLER Bail for BRIAN P SWEENEY posted by GERALDINE SWEENEY Bail for RASHARD OLIVER posted by SHAUREESE GRIFFIN Bail for SHAWN TOMAKA posted by SANDRA POLLUM Bail for JIMEL DICKINSON posted by JAMAR MCDUFFIE Bail for ANDRE SWEENEY posted by DESIREE SWEENEY Bail for AUGUSTUS SMITH posted by CHARIS JOHNSON Bail for JOE GRAHAM posted by JOE GRAHAM Bail for ANDRE GOLDSMITH posted by ANDREANA D. GOLDSMITH Bail for TYSHAWN JOHNSON posted by DWAYNE JOHNSON Bail for TYSHAWN JOHNSON posted by DWAYNE JOHNSON Bail for TYSHAWN JOHNSON posted by DWAYNE JOHNSON Bail for TYSHAWN JOHNSON posted by DWAYNE JOHNSON Bail for SARA LANGWORTHY posted by GERALD LANGWORTHY Bail for ACEVEDO JOHN posted by JORGE ACEVEDO Bail for KENNETH STEVENS posted by HENRY SCOTT Bail for BETHANY SMITH posted by CATHEY ROBENA Bail for STEVEN MYERS posted by JENNIFER KOEHLER Bail for JENNIFER WEINSTOCK posted by BRETT WEINSTOCK Bail for ALI HAMOUDI posted by HAMZA HAMOUDI Bail for WILLIAM OSGOOD posted by J.B. WOPPERER Bail for JOHN COSTNER posted by MEGAN MILLER Bail for DANIEL W. DWYER posted by DONALD J. DWYER Bail for CHRISTOPHER WARNER posted by LACY HICKS Bail for AUSTIN BRUNETT posted by CHERYL BRUNETT Bail for DAVID SETTLECOWSKI posted by DAVID SETTLECOWSKI Bail for PATRICK J OLCZAK posted by STEINER & BLOTNIK ATTORNEYS Bail for VARIOUS - BUFFALO, CITY posted by VARIOUS Bail for VARIOUS - LACKAWANNA CITY posted by VARIOUS Bail for VARIOUS - TONAWANDA, CITY posted by VARIOUS Bail for RICHARD JETTER posted by RICHARD JETTER Bail for TIMOTHY PAZDA posted by GARY PAZDA Bail for KADEEM GREEN posted by ROY GREEN TO TAKE FURTHER NOTICE:

A) A list of the names contained in this notice is on file and open to the public inspection at the Office of the Comptroller at No. 95 Franklin Street, in the City of Buffalo, State of New York; (B) Any such unclaimed moneys or other property will be paid or delivered by him on or before the thirty-first day of March to persons establishing to his satisfaction their right to receive the same; and (C) In the succeeding month of April, and on or before the tenth day, thereof, such unclaimed moneys or other property still remaining will be paid or delivered to the State Comptroller and the undersigned shall thereupon cease to be liable therefore. DATED: Buffalo, New York Comptroller County of Erie Phone 858-4944 LEGAL NOTICE

I, Harley El, whose address is 816 East 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11203 proclaim my Free National Name as MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA according to the rules and usages of such MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA. The Moorish Science Temple of America deriving its power and authority from the Great Koran of Mohammed to propagate the faith and extend the learning and the truth of the Great Prophet of Alli in America. To anoint, appoint and consecrate missionaries of the prophet and to establish the faith of Mohammed in America.

LEGAL NOTICE RFP PUBLIC NOTICE The Workforce Investment Board of Buffalo and Erie County (WIB) is accepting proposals for the following: OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH SERVICES UNDER THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT. Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be received by the Workforce Investment Board no later than 3:00 p.m., EST, on March 7, 2018 in order to be considered. View the complete announcement at http://workforcebuffalo.org

Assistant Professor 10 Months

Assistant Professor 10 Months

The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor 10 Months (tenure-track).

The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor 10 Months (tenure-track).

For a full job description and to apply: https://jobs.buffalostate.edu.

For a full job description and to apply: https://jobs.buffalostate.edu.

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.

MINI JOB FAIR Feb. 6, 9:30-11:30 p.m. The Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street

Assistant Professor 10 Months The Health, Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor 10 Months (tenure track). For a full job description and to apply: https://jobs.buffalostate.edu.

Here are the top 10 cities where Black people are doing

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF INVITATION TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES Proposals are requested by the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Division of Sewerage Management (DEP/DSM) for engineering consultant services to provide Flow Monitoring and an I/I Monitoring Report for Erie County Sewer District No. 2. The top rated respondent will be selected to enter into an agreement to provide the services. In accordance with Local Law No. 6, proposals are hereby invited for the subject project. Proposals are to be submitted in the exact format detailed in the request for proposals (RFP). Proposals will be due at 4:00 PM on March 2, 2018. Proposal shall be delivered to ECDEP, Room 1034, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202. To obtain a copy of the RFP guidelines, please visit the following website on or after February 1, 2018, http://www2.erie.gov/purchasing/ index.php?q=requests-proposalsamp-construction-bids. Alternatively, you may call (716) 858-8383 or email Courtney.Scordato@erie.gov if you would like to request a hardcopy. This invitation does not commit Erie County, or its DEP/DSM to accept any priced proposal, nor does it obligate Erie County for any costs associated with preparing or submitting proposals. By: Joseph L. Fiegl, P.E. Deputy Commissioner Erie County DEP/DSM Dated: January 8, 2018 Published: January 31, 2018

LEGAL NOTICE

Forbes’ 10 Cities Where African Americans Are Doing the Best Economically Are All in the South

ECIIDA

ECIDA, on behalf of NYSDOT and Sumitomo Rubber USA, will be receiving sealed bids at 95 Perry St., Ste. 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 until 1:30 PM, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at which time they will be publicly opened. The “Railroad Track Improvement Project” will include replacement of specified rail sections, cross ties, switch timbers, ballast and assorted rail and drainage work. Bid Documents are available for downloading at www.ecidany.com; (under about us and request for proposals). A pre-bid site meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 8th at 10 AM at the Sumitomo Rubber, USA Office in Tonawanda, NY. To receive further instruction, updates and addendum please send your contact information and any questions to priggs@ ecidany.com

the best economically:

10. Richmond, Va. Median Black household income: $43,265 Homeownership rate: 48.6 percent 9. Miami Median Black household income: $40,329 Homeownership rate: 45 percent 8. Houston Median Black household income: $47,588 Homeownership rate: 41.4 percent 7. San Antonio Median Black h Homeownership rate: 41.3 percent Median Black household income: $49,871 Tie: 1. Atlanta Median Black household income: $48,161 Homeownership rate: 44.7 percent 1. Washington, D.C.

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.

West Side Promise Neighborhood Associate Director The Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of West Side Promise Neighborhood Associate Director. We are seeking an energetic and committed leader to help fulfill our vision and mission to work together with the stakeholders of Buffalo’s West Side. This Full-time position works with the West Side Promise Neighborhood (WSPN) Executive Board and reports to the Senior Advisor for Educational Pipeline Initiatives at Buffalo State College. This newly created position is grant funded. It is a one-year position renewable for up to three years. The individual will be responsible for day-to-day operations in achieving overall goals of the WSPN Initiative. Together with executive board and the five (5) working committees the associate director will coordinate the efforts of the WSPN partners and community stakeholders. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree; • Experience working with diverse populations; • Prior experience in project and/or program management and techniques; • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals involved in the initiative through verbal and written communication skills; • Strong leadership and management skills; • Plan, manage and implement multiple projects; • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems. Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s Degree; • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures; • Excellent writing skills, grant writing experience; • Experience working with not-for-profits; • Sound knowledge of diverse communication skills. Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu.

Median Black household income: $69,246 Homeownership rate: 48.3 percent The original “Chocolate City” ties Atlanta for the No. 1 spot for where Blacks are doing the best economically ( . Even though every sidewalk in downtown D.C. has a band that rivals Earth, Wind & Fire, I think they might want to retabulate the numbers since Omarosa Manigault Newman left. I don’t know how much the Trump administration pays its “token Blacks.

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.

JOBS

Buffalo Employment and Training Center /BETC • 716-856-5627 www.workforcebuffalo.org

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NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY NUMBERS advertising@thechallengernews.com

ATTORNEYS

ELECTRICAL

LAW OFFICE OF DARIA L. PRATCHER, PC “Everything Real Estate” 523 Main Street (716)541-8574

EMPIRE ELECTRIC (716) 634-0330

AUTO

2372 Genesee St. (716) 894-3742

BEN’S Downtown Tire

FASHION F& S Fashions

50 Sycamore (cor. Elm) (716) 856-1066 or 894-1483

FLORISTS

Colston Mobil Auto Repair

MAUREEN’S Flower Market 441 Ellicott St. * 852-4600

716 E. Ferry (Near Fillmore)

(716) 896-3910

ART GALLERY Main Street Gallery Lodina Clyburn 515 Main Street Lodina@gmail.com

BAIL BONDS GIST BAIL BONDS

A-1 Bail Bonds 855-2514 or 854-2128

BOOKS ALIVE CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE 2275 Fillmore Ave. (716) 837-1118 ZAWADI BOOKS 1382 Jefferson Ave. 716-903-6740

DOCTORS RAPHA FAMILY MEDICINE Frances IIozue MD 2200 Main St. (716) 200-4122

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LEGAL NOTICE Vilage of Orchard Park LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS VILLAGE OF ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received until February 21, 2018 at 11:00 am local time at the office of the Village Clerk, Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo Street Orchard Park, New York 14127, and thereafter said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Orchard Park Village Office for the following: ADA ACCESSIBLE PARKING CDBG FUNDING PROJECT VILLAGE OF ORCHARD PARK, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK

This project involves installation of 5 ADA compliant Handicapped Access on street parking spaces and associated sidewalk reconstruction. Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and other Contract Documents may be examined at the above office and at the office of Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Suite 500, Buffalo, New York 14219; copies may be purchased from the Consulting Engineer and can be obtained upon payment of $50.00 in the form of two $25.00 checks made payable to the Village of Orchard Park for each copy requested. For copies of the Plans and Specifications requested that are not picked up at the Consulting Engineer’s Office, an additional non-refundable check in the amount of $15.00 payable to Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. is required for handling and ground shipping costs. Neither the Owner nor the Consulting Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any Addenda, obtained from any other source. Any bidder returning Plans and Specifications in good condition within 10 days following the bid opening will be refunded the full amount of the deposit. Non-bidders will be refunded one-half the deposit. Material suppliers and anyone returning the Plans and Specifications before the bid opening will be classified as non-bidders. Any bidders requesting more than one (1) set of Plans and Specifications may purchase the excess, but it is understood that these are non-refundable. All proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished herein and the entire volume, including any addenda, shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Village Clerk, Village of Orchard Park, 4295 S. Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, New York 14127. The Contractor's name, title of the proposal, and date and time of the bid opening shall be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Each bidder shall file with his proposal a certified check in an amount equal to 5 percent of the amount of the bid, payable to the order of the Village of Orchard Park, or a Bid Bond in like amount subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the total contract award amount. Bids must include declaration to the effect that the bidder is not in collusion with any other bidder. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 45 days after the actual date of opening thereof. The attention of the bidders is called particularly to the requirements of conditions of employment to be observed and minimum labor rates to be paid under this Contract. “This contract will be funded wholly or partially with federal funds, and as such, is subject to all federal rules and regulations pertinent thereto, including, but not limited to, federal policy of encouraging the participation of minority and women business enterprises as sources of suppliers, equipment, construction and services.” The Village of Orchard Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities, or to make an award to the lowest respon-

sible bidder on the basis of his total base bid and accepted alternate, if such alternate is included in the proposal form. The Village of Orchard Park is an exempt organization under the Tax Law and is exempt from payment of sales and compensating use taxes in the State of New York and cities and counties of the State on all materials which are to be incorporated into the project, pursuant to the provisions of the contract. These taxes are not to be included in the bid. By Order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Orchard Park Mary Beth Jensen, Village Clerk/ Treasurer Dated: January 24, 2018 Date Published: January 31, 2018 Consulting Engineers: Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. 3556 Lake Shore Road, Suite 500 Buffalo, New York 14219 Phone: (716) 827-8000

LEGAL NOTICE U.S.Bank v.Hodkin SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF ERIE

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CBASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SP2, Plaintiff against STEVEN HODKIN, CHERYL YVETTE HODKIN A/K/A CHERYL HODKIN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 19, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Foreclosure Alcove of the Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, City of Buffalo, N.Y. on the 1st day of March, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land lying, situate and being in the Town of Cheektowaga, County of Erie, and State of New York. Said premises known as 88 Kendale Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14215-1833. (Section: 90.08, Block: 3, Lot: 14). Approximate amount of lien $ 179,991.91 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 802672-17. Kristin L. Arcuri, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900

LEGAL NOTICE Bids The Erie County Department of Mental Health (ECDMH) is issuing a Request for Proposals to provide Supported Housing for individuals that are trying to successfully transfer out of Buffalo Psychiatric Center(BPC)/ Hospital inpatient stays or a BPC residence. New York State Office of Mental Health is funding this RFP through the Erie County Department of Mental Health, RFP # 1804VF. Eligible applicants to respond to this Request for Proposal are agencies who provide housing services under contracts with the Erie County Department of Mental Health. The RFP and associated forms can be obtained at: httpww://w2.erie.gov/purchasing/index.php?q=requests-proposals-ampconstruction-bids. Responses must be received no later than on February 21, 2018, prior to 3 p.m., and submitted per specifications delineated within the RFP.

LEGAL NOTICE

Bids

NFTA Procurement Invitation to Bid Download Bids from www.nfta.com

4750 - SEASONAL FERTILIZATION, WEED AND PEST CONTROL AT BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4768 - DESIGNATED AVIATION CHANNELING SERVICES

LEGAL NOTICE BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for Project No. 45463C, for Construction Work, Repairs of Conduits Through Leeves, NYSDEC Region 9, Leeves, Village of Wellsville, Various Locations, Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo (Erie County), NY, will be received by the Office of General Services (OGS), Design & Construction Group (D&C), Division of Contract Management, 35th Fl., Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Conservation, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, when they will be publicly opened and read. Each bid must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and must be accompanied by a certified check, bank check, or bid bond in the amount of $36,300 for C. All successful bidders will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Bond in the statutory form of public bonds required by Sections 136 and 137 of the State Finance Law, each for 100% of the amount of the Contract estimated to be between $500,000 and $1,000,000 for C. Designated staff are Jessica Hoffman, Carl Ruppert and Pierre Alric in the Division of Contract Management, telephone (518) 474-0203, fax (518) 473-7862 and John Lewyckyj, Deputy Director, Design & Construction Group, telephone (518) 4740201, fax (518) 486-1650. The substantial completion date for this project is 262 days after the Agreement is approved by the Comptroller. The only time prospective bidders will be allowed to visit the job site will be at 10:00 a.m. on February 2, 2018 at OGS D&C, 14312 Taylor Hollow Road, Gowanda, NY. For assistance pertaining to the site visit only, please phone Kim Himes (716) 532-5151. Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 15-A and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, OGS is required to promote opportunities for the maximum feasible participation of New York Statecertified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“MWBEs”) and the employment of minority group members and women in the performance of OGS contracts. All bidders are expected to cooperate in implementing this policy. OGS hereby establishes an overall goal of 30% for MWBE participation, 15% for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (“MBE”) participation and 15% for Women-Owned Business Enterprises (“WBE”) participation (based on the current availability of qualified MBEs and WBEs). The total contract goal can be obtained by utilizing any combination of MBE and /or WBE participation for subcontracting and supplies acquired under this Contract. The Bidding and Contract Documents for this Project are available on compact disc (CD) only, and may be obtained for an $8.00 deposit per set, plus a $2.00 per set shipping and handling fee. Contractors and other interested parties can order CD’s online through a secure web interface available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please use the following link at the OGS website for ordering and payment instructions: http://www.ogs.ny.gov/bu/ dc/esb/acquirebid.asp. For questions about purchase of bid documents, please send an e-mail to DC.Plans@ogs.ny.gov, or call(518) 474-0203. For additional information on this project, please use the link below and then click on the project number: https://online.ogs.ny.gov/ dnc/contractorConsultant/esb/ESBPlansAvailableIndex.asp. John D. Lewyckyj, C.S.I., C.D.T. Deputy Director, OGS Design & Construction Group

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WEDNESDAY JAN. 31 The Durham Central City Baby Café . Info and support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St (716)427-0566. Urban Line Dance Classes: St. Phillips, 15 Fernhill ; 6-8 p.m.; Cheri & Darel 200-9702. THURSDAY FEB. 1 FOXIE BROWN LINE DANCE CLASSES: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Schiller Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St. 4442046. The Durham Central City Baby Café . Info and support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St. (716)427-0566. OPEN SING! WOMEN’S RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS 6 p.m. For more info email WomensResistanceRevivalChorus@gmail.com.More at www.BurchfieldPenney.org. FRIDAY FEB. 2 Chicago Steppin: Every Friday 7-8:30 p.m. The Pratt Center 422 Pratt St. SATURDAY FEB. 3 Columnist Eva M. Doyle’s 39th Anniversary of the Column Eye On History Merriweather Library. The program will include awards to outstanding youth. The following young people will receive trophies and Mike’s Smooth Urban Ballroom Dance Classes: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan. 380-5100. $5 TUESDAY FEB 6 Charter School of Inquiry Monthly Board Meeting: 4:45 pm, 404 Edison 716-8333250 or email info@csicharter. org for further information. Open to the public. WEDNESDAY FEB 7 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Evangelistic Temple and Community Church Center, 92 Headley Place, 5 p.m. 882-1432or Avery T. Bates 986-9199 ext. 6400 abates@nblca.org Dinner served RSVP only How Can Service be Improved at The Jefferson Avenue Tops? 5:30 p.m. Community Meeting at the Merriweather Library. Community urged to attend. Voice your concerns. The Durham Central City Baby Café . Info and support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St (716)427-0566.

SCREENING: THE ALGERIAN WAR, 1954-1962: THE ROOTS OF COUNTERINSURGENCY. Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6 pm. Burachfieldl Penney Art Center, on the campus of Buffalo State College The Algerian War was a momentous struggle for independence from France by Algerian nationalists between 1954 and 1962. This 8 year conflict resulted in at least one million Algerian deaths, the exodus of as many European settlers, and caused the fall of 6 French Prime Ministers. It was the last of the old-style "colonial struggles' and the first of what would become the widespread wars of decolonization. It also marked the first practical application of what we today call counter-insurgency. For more inforrmation on this screening, please contact Dr. York Norman at normanya@buffalostate.edu.This film is presented by the Buffalo State Department of History & Social Studies Education at Buffalo State.

WEDNESDAY FEB 7 Urban Line Dance Classes: St. Phillips, 15 Fernhill ; 6-8 p.m.; Cheri & Darel 200-9702. THURSDAY FEB. 8 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) : Family Education meeting, open to the public, 7:00 p.m. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main FOXIE BROWN LINE DANCE CLASSES: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Schiller Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St. 4442046.

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OUTSTANDING WOMEN!: Pictured at the community swearing in ceremony for newly elected Erie County Legislator April Baskin (right) earlier this month, is former Legislator Betty Jean Grant (left) and Erie County Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Ogden. Legislator Baskin took her oath using the Bible that belonged to her late grandfather Eugene H. Jacobs who transitioned in 2008. (In our Jan. 17th edition it was mistakenly reported that her late grandfather died in the Vietnam war. Apologies!)

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