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“The Pitch” Profile: Phylicia Dove Page 10


African Americans and Mental Illness Page 5

Photo by Ronnie Tillman/Made In Your Image Photos


Tolbert Launches ‘Get Out The Vote!’ Campaign Page 3

INTERNATIONAL Mogadishu Truck Bomb Atrocity Page 4


The Queens of R&B Unite! Page 8




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Mrs. Geraldine Copes-Daniels Celebrates 85Years!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, MCC Black Faculty Group to Present Screening of "STEP" and Panel Discussion Friday, October 20 FILM: "AfroLatinos" "AfroLatinos The Untaught Story" is a documentary / story of the estimated 150 million invisible afro-descendants currently living in Latin America. AfroLatinos shows the rich culture and shares the contributions of the enslaved Africans who arrived to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The lovely Mrs. Geraldine Copes-Daniels

Community Youth Empowerment Discussion and Book Signing

A Community Youth Empowerment Discussion and Book Signing will take place Oct. 22 at Rochester Teen Empowerment Center 392 Genesee Street. This event is free and open to the community and will focus on Teen/young adults. there will be motivaPictured above: Audrey Young, Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Daniels' tional discussions with the Cousin; Mrs.Geraldine Copes-Daniels; and Pauline Copes- youth about overcoming poverty and the importance of edJohnson, Auburn, N.Y., Mrs. Daniels sister. ucation. The event is presented by Rochester Native and author Jason Bost, JD, MBA. There will be a book signing for the new book "White Nigger: The Struggles and Triumphs Growing Up Bi-Racial in America" which is available now at, Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Nobles and local book stores. Daniels Family and friends at Montgomery Community Center Mrs. Geraldine Copes-Daniels recently celebrated her 85th birthday with family and friends at the Montgomery Community Center! Photographer-Geraldine Howard, Mrs. Daniels' daughter . Submitted by Y. Koketso Ferreira.

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in association with the Monroe Community College African American Affinity Group, a faculty organization, will present a special screening of the documentary, "STEP," the story of a high school girls' Step team in Baltimore's inner city, on Friday, October 20. The Red Carpet event will be at 6:30 p.m. in the MCC Theater located in Building 4 off Parking Lot F on the school's Brighton campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion. Panelists include Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Jackie Campbell, director of ROC The Future with the Children's Agenda organization; Tanya Thurman, Action for a Better Community, and Derra Smith, a member of the Center for Youth staff. Tokeya C. Graham will be the moderator. Tickets are $5 person and may be purchased at MCC”s Thomas Flynn Service Desk, at www. or at the door. For more information, call the Delta line at 585-234-2200 or email Melany J. Silas at


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Booker T. Washington: First Black on a US Coin

RUN FREDRICK, ROBERT, GREGORY AND TIM, RUN!! These four handsome Buffalo runners (l-r) Fredrick Harris, Robert Johnson, Gregory Boles and Tim Hogues, pictured after completing last year’s Turkey Trot, are all set to run in this year’s annual YMCA 8k foot race on Thanksgiving Day. The race, which begins on Delaware Avenue, and continues into downtown Buffalo, is now accepting registrations. Fred, Robert and Gregory also just completed the Niagara Falls international Marathon this past Sunday from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. These brothers are serious! Fitness Matters!

Arab American Business Association To Hold “Meet & Greet” The Arab American Business Association of Western New York (AABA) has announced that they will hold a community “Meet & Greet” at the. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue Saturday, October 21 from 1 to 3 p.m..AABA board president, Mr. Adel Munassar, said that “the purpose of this event is to afford the community an opportunity to personally meet the AABA leadership, several store owners and its Community Liaison, Ms. Bernadine J. Kennedy, who will discuss AABA’s ongoing activities and plans for the upcoming year.” For more information regarding this event, please call 716-247-1036.

Cariol Horne Whistleblower Fund Established The Western New York Peace Center has established the Cariol Horne Whistleblower fund to assist any police officer in Erie County who steps up as she did and suffers repercussions (suspension with loss of pay, lawyer’s fees etc.) because of it. The center also plans to reach out to churches to partner in a social justice effort. Cariol, a true heroine, was fired in 2008 after she stepped in to save the life of an African American man who had been placed in a choke Cariol Horne hold by a fellow officer, Gregory Kwiatkowski. The goal is to encourage officers to do – like Cariol – the right thing! We should all give!

Restorative Practice Advocates to Hold a Press Conference to Address School Discipline and PUSHOUT! Citizen’s Action and Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, a non-profit advocating for Restorative Practices across Erie County, will hold a press conference Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m. for those concerned about Buffalo Schools suspension policies. This press conference, which will be located outside of City Hall, will be a rally to promote the need for Whole School Restorative Practices throughout the district. To learn more about the conference and/or to become involved, please contact Dina Thompson at or call (716)249-0770

GET OUT THE VOTE: Supporters applauad candidate for Sheriff Bernie Tolbert during last Saturday's ribbon cutting and Get Out The Vote campaign launch. Photo Ronnie Tillman/Made In your Image Photos

Tolbert Opens Jefferson Avenue Headquarters Launches 'Get Out The Vote' Campaign Candidate for Erie County Sheriff, Bernie Tolbert last Saturaday opened the doors to his city campaign headquarters at 1327 Jefferson on Buffalo’s East Side. In speaking to campaign supporters, Tolbert noted the importance of the location. “With weeks to go until election day, it is vital that we focus on getting out the vote throughout Erie County,” Tolbert stated. “The central location of this office will facilitate canvassing and lit drops across the city, as well as offer a strong visual reminder of my candidacy in this core area, where it is needed.” Tolbert’s office formerly served as the district location for Erie County Legislator, Betty Jean Grant. “From my years of serving as the legislator in the 2nd district, this office has become a proven base of community outreach," stated Grant. " That’s why it’s important that Bernie Tolbert set up his campaign headquarters here, where people are used to gathering and working for the community. I have no doubt that all who come together at this space between now and November 7th will help elect Bernie as the first Democratic Sheriff that Erie County has had in a long time.” Tolbert’s campaign is focused on the failings of Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard during his 12-year tenure including 22 deaths and suicides in the county holding center and jails, Howard’s questionable overtime practices that have contributed to many of the wrongful death and other lawsuits involving the county jails, the extensive litigation and associated costs to taxpayers in defending the sheriff in court and the sheriff’s lack of leadership in dealing with the rising opioid crisis across Erie County. -Sheriff "Coward" Video ReleasedThe Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff Campaign this week released a video questioning Sheriff Tim Howard’s refusal to participate in a series of candidate forums and debates. According to campaign spokesperson, Christina Abt, the end result of Howard’s refusal is a disservice to the voters of Erie County. "Not only is the sheriff’s disregard for these long-standing election forums a slap in the face to the organizers, his decision to not openly and transparently debate the issues surrounding the 22 deaths in the holding center, 700 opioid deaths in Erie County over the last two years and $2.5 million in county lawsuit settlements with a projected $1.5 million yet to come, is a clear indication of his disrespect for the voters who have elected him and for whom he works,” said Abt. The video can be viewed on Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff’s Facebook page. Bernie Tolbert is the former Special Agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo office overseeing the Western New York region. He has more than 30 years of professional experience at the highest levels of law enforcement and corporate security. Born and raised in Buffalo, Mr. Tolbert holds a master degree in social work from the SUNY Buffalo and worked in education and social work in Erie County before launching a career with the FBI. Tolbert’s campaign platform includes four primary agenda items: •Clean up the county jails and restore pride and professionalism to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. •Beat the opioid and heroin addiction epidemic ravaging Erie County. •Collaboratively work to turn back the tide of rising street crime. •Restore a culture of respect and civility in the sheriff's office. Tolbert cites admonishments issued by the State Office of Correction against Sheriff Howard for covering up suicide attempts to avoid reporting them to Albany and the sheriff’s publicly stated policy of not reporting all suicide attempts to the OOC. In addition, his campaign points out that there have been numerous lawsuits filed against the sheriff and analysis of the litigation fees and associated costs arising from those lawsuits show a known total of $2.5 million in extra, unbudgeted costs to taxpayers and a conservative estimate of $4 million overall once additional and still undisclosed cases.

Only three new U. S commemorative coins appeared during the period following World War II, and two of these were tributes to Black Americans. The first was the Booker T. Washington half dollar, authorized by Congress in 1946 to perpetuate the teachings and ideals of the famous Black educator. This was the first U.S. coin to carry the likeness of a Black man or woman It also was the first to be designed by a Black: The portraiture was prepared by well-known Black artist Isaac Hathaway. The coin bears a bust of Booker T. Washington, a man who was born a slave and rose to become the founder and president of Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. The reverse underscores this dramatic achievement by featuring the inscription "FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME."

George Washington Carver was the second Black man to appear on United States currency.This coin would honor not just one but TWO great Black figures, this time adding the revered botanist and agricultural scientist Carver, along with his friend and colleague Booker T. Washington.



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Mr. and Mrs. Joel Makonnen

Great Grandson of Haile Selassie Weds Few love stories resemble a fairy tale as much as the courtship and marriage of Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen. Joel Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-yearold great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Ariana Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. Their union happened when “Old World aristocracy met New World charm.” The old and new combined on Sept. 9, in a marathon day of events that lasted from 11 a.m. until late in the evening, and took place within two states. The festivities began with a ceremony at the Debre Genet Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Temple Hills, Md. Hours after the ceremony, the pair celebrated with a formal reception at Foxchase Manor in Manassas, Va., with 307 guests, amid gold sequins, platters of Ethiopian food and preboxed slices of Guyanese black cake for people to take home.Their marriage had been more than a decade in the making. They first met on the dance floor at a Washington, D.C. night club.

U.S . Possesses The Most Destructive Nuclear Arsenal on Earth… According to a recent New York Times analysis, the U.S could use 1,103 nuclear warheads and decimate China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Libya, Iraq and Syria… and still have 2,897 left. Yet Trump is pressing for a massive buildup in the already massive American nuclear arsenal, which already contains too many…This fact lends more urgency to the question about President Trumps competency, the man who has his “finger on the button…”

In Somalia: Mogadishu Atrocity Hundreds of Somalis marched in the streets of Mogadishu on Sunday to protest a deadly blast that killed 276 people in a busy shopping district in the country’s deadliest single bomb attack. About 300 others were reported injured in the attack, Information Minister Abdirahman O. Osman said. It occurred when a truck carrying explosives detonated Saturday in a crowded street packed with cars and pedestrians, near government ministries and hotels. Demonstrators on Sunday included many women in flowing gowns, protesting an attack that the Somali government blamed on the Al Qaeda-linked Shabab, a Somali extremist group that has carried out many similar attacks in the past. No one had claimed responsibility for the attack. The death toll rose sharply Sunday as bodies were recovered, many of them burned in cars and nearby buildings. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said the attack showed Somalia’s enemies cared nothing for human lives.

Many of the dead had not been identified, with dozens burned beyond recognition.

Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia's presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday's poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D'Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai is in second place with 29%. A second round between the pair has been set for 7 November. They lead the field of 20 candidates who competed to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female elected president and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. A candidate needed more than 50% of the votes for victory in the first round. Fewer than 5% of polling stations have yet to declare results, and lawyer Charles Brumskine is in third place with 9.8%. Liberia, which was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of power in 73 years. Ms Sirleaf took office in 2006, after her predecessor, Charles Taylor, was forced out of office by rebels in 2003, ending a long civil war. Taylor is currently serving a 50-year prison sentence in the UK for war crimes related to the conflict in neighboring Sierra Leone. Mr Weah, 51, has chosen Taylor's ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor as his running mate.



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Free Community Mental Health Forum Set

African Americans and Mental Illness: “Discussing Service and Addressing Needs”


r. Catherine Collins Women’s Radio Program is partnering with the Buffalo Chapter of The Links Inc. and ECMC Community Relations to present a Community Mental Health forum “Discussing Service and Addressing Needs” from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Oct 21 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan. The event, which will feature a panel of health professionals, is free and open to the public. Unfortunately Mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, widespread in the U.S. and often misunderstood isn’t talked about much in the Black community. It’s almost considered to be taboo, and that really needs to change. 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, and African Americans

are no exception. Because of the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly in the Black community, many people are not aware of how it affects the intersection with crime and criminal justice reform. Today, Black men and women make up approximately 1 million of the nation’s 2.3 million incarcerated population. For these men and women life in prison can worsen underlying mental illnesses and make it even more likely that they’ll end up incarcerated again after serving their initial sentence. Lack Of Information And Misunderstanding About Mental Health

In the African American community, many people misunderstand what a mental health condition is and don’t talk about this topic. African Americans may be reluctant to discuss mental health issues and seek treatment because of the shame and stigma associated with such conditions. Many African Americans also have trouble recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, leading to underestimating the effects and impact of mental health conditions. Some may think of depression as “the blues” or something to snap out of. The following information is provided by the African American Community Mental Health Fact Sheet released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness: • African Americans in the United States are less likely to receive accurate diagnoses than their Caucasian counterparts. Schizophrenia, for instance has been shown to be over diagnosed in the African American population • Culture biases against mental health professionals and health care professionals in general prevent many African Americans from accessing care due to prior experiences with historical misdiagnoses, inadequate treatment and a lack of cultural understanding; only 2 percent of psychiatrists, 2 percent of psychologists and 4 percent of social workers in the United States are African American. • African Americans tend to rely on family, religious and social communities for emotional support rather than turning to health care professionals, even though this may at times be necessary. The health care providers they seek may not be aware of this important aspect of person life. • Mental illness is frequently stigmatized and misunderstood in the African American community. African Americans are much

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Bishop Hennings Pens Long Awaited Book Bishop Roderick L. Hennings will debut his most anticipated book "It's A Matter of Dominion" on Saturday October 21, at 6:30 P.M. at Zion Dominion Global Ministries located at 895 N. Forest Road. There will be live music, and light refreshments served at the book signing event. "It's A Matter Of Dominion is a collection of Bishop Hennings intimate conversations with God. "It's A Matter Of Dominion" is available online at amazon. com and at the Zion Dominion offices To RSVP for the event call 716-250-7040

Musical Concert To Aid Hurricane Survivors There will be a musical concert to aid the Hurricane Survivors on October 21 at 3p.m. at Mt. Aaron Baptist Church 540 Genesee Street, Rev. Dwayne Jones is pastor. The Citywide Choir under the direction of Bessie Patterson, and the "OLDIES but GOODIES " gospel singers are featured participants. Donation is $10. The goal is to raise $5.000 or more to aid the survivors of the hurricanes. Please be so kind and help us be a blessing to so many that are in need! Thank you so much! Bessie Patterson is program chairperson.

Free "Breakfast at Metro" Saturday, October 29th 2017 - 10 am: All are invited to join us for our Community “Breakfast at Metro”. Please come to dine and fellowship with our community neighbors at Metropolitan UM Church, 657 Best Street, Buffalo. Our Special Guest Speaker will be Pastor Daryl Bennett speaking on "Mental Health Awareness". We encourage you to please come out to support this great community effort . Don’t spend your money going out somewhere else, come on over to Metro and enjoy a good, hot breakfast and great fellowship

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Annual Ushers Day At New Hope In Niagara Falls New Hope Baptist Church, 1122 Buffalo Avenue will observe Ushers day on Sunday October 22 during thel0:15 a.m. worship service. The theme is "Ushers have Come this Far by Faith" The guest speaker will be the Reverend Herman Boyer of St. John's AME Church of Niagara Falls. Rev. Harvey L. Kelley is the Pastor of New Hope. For additional information call the church at 282-8118.

United Coalition of Churches and Brotherhood to Host Monthly Men’s Breakfast The United Coalition of Churches and Brotherhood will host its monthly Men’s Breakfast on October 21 at Back to Basics Outreach Ministries located at 1370 William from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Breakfast is free as representatives from various churches around Buffalo fellowship and share information with each other about what is going on in their respective churches. We will be in prayer during our fellowship for our city and country as well as the world in the wake of the violence that happened in Las Vegas. All churches or organizations are invited to join us as we talk about issues and solutions that we as men can have in directly impacting our community. For more information contact Pastor Charles Walker at 854-1086.

New Zion, Memorial Baptist To Hold Anniversary Celebrations New Zion Baptist Church, 318 High Street and Memorial Baptist Church, 770 Humboldt Parkway, both pastored by Dr. John Williams, will celebrate their anniversaries October 18-22. Services will begin at 7.m. This is New Zion’s 58th and Memorial’s 53rd anniversaries respectively.’ Dr. James Blackburn, Pastor of Greater Hope Baptist church will serve as the lecturer. On October 20 special guest will be the Eastern Star Baptist Church from Toledo, Ohio, also pastored by Dr. Williams.


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Lady Kymberli Jenkins Presents "I’m A Survivor 4" Lady Kymberli Jenkins presents “I’m A Survivor 34” on Friday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 179 E. Ferry St. Featured will be Antioch Holiness Church Choir, Monica Kimbrough of Cleveland, Ohio, the Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Chorrethers Jenkins, III, Aleeyah Chestnut and other guests. Rev. C.M. Jenkins II is Pastor of Ziion Missionary Baptist Church.

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The First Shiloh Baptist Church Women’s Fellowship Ministry and the First Shiloh Youth Foundation are on a mission to inform, uplift and equip women and young ladies ages 14 - 108 through its series entitled “GENERATIONS… Conversations Between Daughters.” This year’s theme is Creating and Maintaining Wealth, and Northwest Bank is the presenting sponsor. The Keynote speaker will be Rev. Rachelle Robinson of Deep Wells Ministry. In addition to the Keynote address, there will be a panel of experts covering the topics of “Who’s Handling My Money?” “What’s Credit Got to Do With It?” “It’s My House and I Live Here” and “Preventing Fraud/Identity Theft.” Panelists include Trina Burruss, Northwest Bank, Mwaka Williams, and Beverly Moore. Reverend Jonathan R. Staples is Senior Pastor, Mrs. Yvonne Hargrave is President of the Women’s Fellowship Ministry and Mrs. Tanya M. Staples is Program Chair for the Generations Workshop. Refreshments will be served from 9:00 – 9:30 AM and the program will commence at 9:30 AM. There is no charge for the event, and women of all ages, from all church denominations are invited to attend.

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Love Alive Fellowship Love Alive FGB Church Celebrates its 23rd Church Anniversary! Guest speakers & Congregations include Pastor Jason Drayton of First Calvary M.B. Church, Pastor Michael Chapman of St. John Baptist Church & Bishop Dennis Golphin of Raleigh, NC. Host Pastor, Dr. Jeffery B Bowens. For more information please contact 716-8561670. All Are Welcome!








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This Saturday "THE QUEENS OF R&B" Unite! By Will Holton


ver the past seven decades the Queen City has given birth to many talented singers and musicians who have gone on to be the premiere voices in the world of music. The Trendsetters! In the 50's & 60's singers such as Dodo Green (who was a part of Cab Calloway’s Broadway production of "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and was the first female artist signed to Blue Note Records); "FUNKY BROADWAY" creator Arlester "Dyke" Christian, leader of Dyke & The Blazers; and the 70's - 90's rocked with the "Legendary SuperFreak" Multi-Grammy Award Winner - Rick James and "Soulful Balladeer" Multi-Platinum Recording Artist - Brian McKnight to name a few. With the dawn of a new century the "music industry" has changed through the years proving that "talent is secondary to looks." But some of the best Independent artists "veteran or rising" will not stand for being controlled by the machine and will continue to do shows and create their own opportunities to be heard as their message is one of "Handwork = TRIUMPH!" This is the reason behind GENERATIONS. On Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in The Groove Lounge, 1210 Broadway, you will hear talented singers whose careers span over five decades; performers whose love for the culture cannot be stopped: QUEEENS UNITED IN MUSIC - Christy Smothers, Dee Paris, Juanita Duncan, Trina and Nikki Hicks. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 the day of the show.


This one of a kind experience is the beginning of Buffalo’s own visionary national recording artist / saxophonist Will Holton’s new series. Next will be the KINGS of R&B! Trina Trina began singing at a very early age. Having come from a family with a strong religious background, she had to go church every Sunday and sing in the choir. “By age 10 I noticed when people would ask me to sing, they would always say ‘she can sing anything and sound like anybody.’ In 1998 I joined an all girl group called Straight Vocals. We began recording at a local record studio/ record label called HOOD RECORDS. While spending time there I worked with producers Kid Cole and JOE PUBLIC'S Kevin Scott. ..She also worked with local artists Tifani and Chauncey "Mr.R and B" Northington just to name a few. Juanita Simmons Duncan Singing since the age of 9, Juanita grew up in the church singing in the choir. In the year of 1979 she joined her first female group under the leadership of Tyrone Johnson. Juanita was in several groups such as Rize, Frenz, Lance Diamond and the Family Jewels, Harold Travis and HQ, Unity Band with Special Blend, Taylor Made Jazz and Evolution. She also was very active in the theater, being in several plays at the Paul Roberson Theater. Juanita sang has performed in the Juneteenth, Pine Grill Reunion and the Rick James Funk Fest. She has received several music awards About Dee Paris Dee started her singing ca-

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reer in gospel music. Performing with various groups such as the New Beginnings chorale ensemble (an original member), where she was featured as a lead soloist on their CD recording. She is also a longstanding member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America and has graced the stage with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and sang with national recording artists as well as local artists at various venues across the U.S and abroad. Dee Paris is captivating on the stage! “MuthaSoul” Nikki Hicks Nikki started singing at the age of 2 years old . As a child she was drawn to gospel music and the blues. Her first solo was the Aretha Franklin version of "Precious Lord" at the age of four for her Head Start graduation ceremony. At the age of 23 she entered a talent show at former club Jasmine and won first place, and was sent to represent Buffalo at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. She won the talent show competition there three times in a row in 1993 and 1994. After that she joined various local bands Living Proof and Animal Planet and toured with both bands doing the USO tours to entertain our troops around the world. She sang in 32 different countries from 1996-2002. Nikki gives thanks Legendary Rodney Appleby for his pres-

*On Saturday, October 21 at JAZZ 100 Festival, JazzBuffalo will be presenting, in association with Pausa Art House, the Julliard, NYCbased, highly regarded Grammy Nominee Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Joining Villafranca as special guest will be,Brownman Ali on trumpet, Sabu Adeyola on bass and Sean Jefferson on drums with Cuban-born percussionist Vladimir Espinosa.Tickets at Eventbrite. Pausa Art House is located at 19 Wadsworth St.(716) 6979075. *The much anticipated world premiere of PURE2 will debut on Saturday, October 21 at the Tralf Music Hall in downtown Buffalo for three shows at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Doris Records, King City and the Tralf Music Hall Box Office. Call 852-2860.

ence in her life as a teacher, lover of music and father figure. Since 2003 she has had her own band that has changed names many times and is currently known as Nikki Hicks and Momma's Biscuits. She has won various awards including the 7-8 times! B Christy Smothers Buffalo’s Best Kept Secret (BBKS) has been singing since 4 years old. For over 30 years she has graced many stages through her career locally and nationally. The soulful Singer and songwriter has released her own original compositions titled “Call Me” in 2011. Deep roots in gospel music and soul with influences from Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Whitney Houston has given her a unique sound. BBKS has done countless concerts of her own and also was stage soulmates with “Buffalo’s Mr. R&B” Chauncey Northington.

*Victor Wooten, Sat. Oct. 21 @ 8 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 22 @ 2:30 p.m. Kleinhans Music Hall,Call 885-500 *Will Holton Presents Generations: Queens United in Music, 8 p.m. Groove Lounge, 1210 Broadway, starring Nicki Hicks, Trina, Juanita Duncan, Dee Paris and Christy Smothers, tickets $20 presale $30 day of show available at Doris Records, Groove Lounge or call 704-5400


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Crews Group to Host Sixth Annual CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 Awards With a goal to engage young professionals in becoming “Changemakers," The Crews Group will host its sixth annual CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 Awards on Saturday October 28, at The Aud on Hertel Avenue. Since 2011, the CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 Awards has honored over 150 young professionals under the age of 30 who have made an incredible impact in the community and their respective fields of work. CHANGEMAKERS has become the premier networking and fundraising event, drawing some of the best and brightest young professionals in or from Western New York. “The Crews Group is once again thrilled to honor another great group of young professionals who have demonstrated professional and philanthropic excellence, integrity and selflessness,” said Jamil Crews, Founder and President of the Crews Group. “Each year we are excited to recognize these individuals and we are thrilled to introduce the new class of honorees.

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

In addition to this year’s honorees, the event will feature a special tribute to Nathan Brundage, the inaugural recipient of the Shannon D. Smith Award of Courage, who recently lost his battle to cancer at the age of 19. A special musical tribute will be made in his honor. Two special individuals will also be recognized.. First, Buffalo Bills All Pro Defensive Tackle Marcell Dareus will be honored with the inaugural Changemakers Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work. Dr. Jessica Blakely will receive the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. In addition, the recipients of the S&J Scholarship Foundation will be recognized, more than doubling the number of honorees from last year’s event.


ust Buffalo Literary Center’s ambitious new program, THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT, dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of over 12+ interconnected programs leading up to Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s appearance at Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series on November 9, 2017—exactly 50 years to the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic speech at Kleinhans Music Hall. Artistic Director Barbara Cole frames the project through Dr. King’s legacy, confronting the present moment while honoring the past and looking to the future. Cole explains, “Buffalo is now in the midst of a rebirth and yet remains one of the most segregated cities in America. Dr. King dared to imagine a future free of segregation. We must challenge ourselves with where we want to be 50 years from now. What do we want to achieve right now?” Terrance Hayes Numerous community partners and collaborators are participating in The Civil Writes Project: Ujima Theatre Company, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, UB Humanities Institute, Cultivate Cinema, Open Buffalo, National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, ECC, Buffalo Public Schools, and Squeaky Wheel (more information is available at http://www. civil-writes-project/). On Thursday, October 19th at the Evergreen Commons (67 Prospect Ave.) at 7:30pm, Just Buffalo Literary Center’s STUDIO series presents New York Times Magazine poetry editor Terrance Hayes. His most recent collection, How to Be Drawn, received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. His honors include a National Book Award for Poetry in 2010, Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur "genius" grant. Free and open to the public. Joining Hayes will be Birch Kinsey, a youth writer from the Just Buffalo Writing Center and the Massachusetts Avenue Project; Kevin Thurston, who recently published Color Me White with illustrator Mickey Harmon; Scott W. Williams, author of Bonvibre Haiku; as well as Silo City Alumni Sherry Robbins and Annette Daniels Taylor. Hayes has an impressive resume, having appeared in ten editions of The Best American Poetry as well as editing the 2014 anthology. He has read poems everywhere from Carnegie Hall to high schools and has taught at Carnegie Mellon University to prisons throughout the United States. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

“Blood At The Root” OnStage at the Paul Robeson Theatre “Blood At The Root,” by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Aaron Moss, now playing at the Paul Robeson Theatre in the African American Cultural Center thru Oct 29. Showtimes at the Paul Robeson Theatre are Friday's & Saturday's 8p.m. Sunday's 4p.m. For more information call 884-2013 or go to


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A Message From Jennnifer Parker, Founding Organizer of "The Pitch"

"The Pitch is an opportunity for local small business owners to thrive and young entrepreneurs to visualize business success. "




By Nanette Massey

hylicia Dove is the winner of the "Main Street" category of The Pitch, a part of Buffalo's 43North entrepreneur competition. The accompanying prize for her first place win was a hefty $15,000. On top of that, Mrs Dove was awarded an additional $10,000 for winning the vote as the audience's favorite presenter of the evening bringing her grand total winnings to $25,000! As her name was announced, the assembly went wild while she slowly fell to her knees in a moment of both disbelief and gratitude. Her ever supportive husband, Averill Dove, was at her side expressing equal measurements of joy and bewilderment himself. Phylicia just opened her SoHo inspired boutique, Black Monarchy, this past August on W. Utica at the west side's famous 5 Points intersection. Her store is an eclectic potpourri of jewelry, clothing, fabrics and mementos with an African and "World Beat" feel. Some are pieces she's created. Some hale from exotic locales like India, Argentina, Senegal and The Philipines, brought back by buyers on their visits. Her vision for the store is to become THE go-to place in town for culturally diverse fashion. Just as we now think light fixtures--Home Depot, Phylicia plans that you will think first of Black Monarchy when shopping for a look that is unique and striking. The 5 Points retail store is only a part of her over all brand, IAmPhyNomenal, which will also encompass personal styling, online shopping and events. She has always had a fervor for design. But her initial schooling and career trajectory were sending her in a completely different direction. Originally from Brooklyn, her undergraduate studies took her to Geneva, N.Y. She met her husband there, a Buffalo native, and eventually followed him back here where she finished her master's degree in Executive Leadership and Non-Profit Management. She began building a career in the non-profit sector but as the grants for each project dried up, Phylicia found herself sending out resumes again, by now with two small sons in the picture. She credits her husband with keeping his eye on her true calling. Over the years, Averill would find store fixtures, mannequins and other necessities on the cheap and store them in the garage for future use. "He held my dream for me until I could hold it myself" she says. In the meantime, Phylicia did vendor tables at various shows and events around Buffalo making a name for herself and garnering a bit of a following. Finding herself again in that familiar place of having to dust off her résumé, she gave up, spent a year in depression and soul-searching, decided to just open the paper, find any job, and call it a day. Averill convinced her to look at just one more store front site. This particularly lovely space on W. Utica called to her. She recalls thinking the windows, even the sidewalk in front, appeared to be everything she'd asked for. She and her husband pooled the last of their resources, hauled the stored artifacts out of the garage, and determined to give it a go. Only by happenstance did she come to enter The Pitch, a friend sent her the application info. In fact, her entry was originally rejected. Phylicia found herself having to put together a presentation together in one day after getting word that a new spot had opened. After four years of looking, her store was finally a reality. The $25,000 windfall from the September 28th presentation is the icing on the cake. Phylicia now has the ability to make money moves that start her from a new tier all together like investing in trademarks, patents, and search engine optimization. (Not to mention mannequins that actually have heads...) And, of course, more inventory. She is happy too that she can now pay it forward in real cash to those who have helped her before, an integral component of her business and over all life philosophy. That means more money to the Ghanaian refugee seamstress who makes her clothes, and perhaps even hiring one more, improving their lot along with her own. And being able to double her t-shirt order with the artist that stenciled her windows. "I believe when I get up, we all should get up. It's all about redistributing." In keeping with that theme, look for what she calls "Monarchy Market" in the future. Phylicia plans to make a portion of the space in her store regularly available to other local vendors whose product lines are in keeping with her boutique's global artisan fashion offerings. The biggest take away from winning The Pitch for Phylicia has been not just the money, but the affirmation. "It's believing in your dream and realizing the city believes in it too. They buy into your vision."

s an entrepreneurial leader, I am motivated by making a difference and connecting community partners and resources to create positive and impactful solutions. The Pitch, a collaborative initiative that includes the City of Buffalo (Mayor Byron W. Brown, 43North, Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) and New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), was created to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among Buffalo area minority and women business owners. Seeing the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit among local small business owners was a dream come full circle. As the founder of the Black Capital Network I have always been a champion for minority and women small business enterprises. I have always believed that Buffalo was a Mecca for innovation and that there were opportunities for minority businesses to grow. I feel blessed to see this vision come true. The Pitch is an opportunity for local small business owners to thrive and young entrepreneurs to visualize business success. As the inclusion consultant for 43North I saw that this popular entrepreneurial competition was leaving many local small businesses behind. The competition did what it was created to do - it sparked a culture of entrepreneurship and branded Buffalo nationally as an innovative tech startup city. However, the problem was that not all entrepreneurs were tech or life science startups. Therefore, I felt there was a need to encourage local minority business growth and cultivate new business owners. On September 28 it was all about entrepreneurship and celebrating diversity - creating a stronger Buffalo one region and one business at a time," said Jennifer J. Parker, 43North Inclusion Consultant, owner of Jackson Parker Communications, and founding organizer of THE PITCH.

Scenes from The Pitch: The Growth Companies category grand prize winner was ZANDRA Beauty and the Main Street Category Grand Prize Winner was Black Monarchy. Each was awarded $15,000 with Black Monarchy winning an additional/$10,000 bonus in a category called the People’s Choice Award, where attending audience members were able to vote on the spot. The runner ups in both categories were Coolture, PneumaGlide, P.C., Empire Transportation and Buffalo Healthy Living each winning $5,000 each. The Signature Sponsor for the Pitch was NYBDC/Excelsior Growth Fund along with sponsors, KeyBank, Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), Kaleida Health, Foit-Albert Associates, Iroquois Bar Corp, and Launch NY, and Five Star Bank who was the sponsor of the People's Choice Minority and Women Small Business Award. The attending audience got a special treat with an unforgettable solo performance by the amazing composer / violinist Henri Star Muhammad. Congratulations to all of the winners!


Challenger Community News • t hec •October 18, 2017

When the King came to Buffalo: The 1967 Address by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday, October 18th, 5:30 pm at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor is hosting a commentary and reflection by Dr. Steve Peraza and George K. Arthur. on the historic visit made by Dr. King to the City of Buffalo on November 9, 1967. Dr. Steve Peraza, Assistant Professor, history and Social Studies Education, SUNY Buffalo State and legend, George K Arthur will discuss King’s Kleinhans Music Hall speech and the impact his visit had on local leaders. Tragically, the speech King delivered on November 9th was five months before his assassination and four months after protests erupted on the city’s eastside. This program will shed light on Dr. King developing resistance to the War on Vietnam, his dwindling support from African American clergy and his being labeled an extremist and Communist by many on the political right and left. Dr. King was invited to Buffalo by the UB Graduate Student Association (GSA). His speech was entitled “The Future of Integration” and was presented to a mostly white audience of 2100. Given the soon to be released prognosis by the Turner Report, King’s topic was eerily significant. Known as the “Long Hot Summer” of 1967, there were 159 protests across America. The ”riots” led President Johnson to establish the Kerner Commission which was charged with investigating the causes of the protests. The report’s most famous passage warned, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white-separate and unequal.” Martin Luther King, Jr. pronounced the report a “physician’s warning of approaching death, with a prescription for life.” One month after the release of the Kerner Report, King was assassinated. Unfortunately, there were approximately 700 empty seats at Kleinhans on November 9th according to the archival records kept by the University of Buffalo. Local political and religious leaders who may have benefitted from hearing Dr. King’s speech were probably not in attendance. (only three politicians were present and only a handful of Black clergy). The UB Archives include a number of photos taken at Kleinhans that evening along with an audio cassette of King’s talk, the formal invitation to King from the GSA, and press clippings from the Buffalo News, the Challenger and other press sources. Dr. Peraza will present excerpts of the audio from Dr. King’s speech. Everyone is invited to attend.

Reclaiming Our Ancestors II Our Ancestors II: Community Conversations about Racial Justice and Public History is being held from October 19-21 2017 at various locations throughout the City of Buffalo. The Conference opens with a reception and screening of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes on Thursday, October 19th UB Jacobs Executive Development Center 672 Delaware Ave 6:00pm FREE and closes with an Evening of Jazz, Museum tour, Catered Dinner, Cash Bar on Saturday, October 21st at the Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway 6:30pm Cost $30:00 All Sessions and Opening Reception are Free to the Public. For a complete listing of locations/ presenters/session descriptions and conference registration go to:

“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

President Trump’s Executive Orders The Death of Obamacare?




Will We Ever See Truth and Justice On the Question of the Deaths of India Cummings and Richard Metcalf?

n March 23, 2010, the 44th President of the United States, the Honorable Barack Hussein Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The title was later shortened to “ACA”. The ACA was nicknamed Obamacare by Republicans who voted against it. They put a bullseye on the back of Obamacare and vowed to repeal it citing its cost to taxpayers as their reason for opposing it. Some believe the real reason was because it was the signature legislation of the first African American President who delivered on a campaign promise to bring parity to healthcare in America. Republicans nicknamed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Obamacare so they would in no way be associated with its passage. This brought confusion to some Americans who didn’t realize that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare are actually the same thing. One of the most important aspects of Obamacare is Expanded Medicaid. This part of the law required states to give Medicaid to ALL ADULTS between the ages of 18 to 65 whose annual income falls 138% below the federal poverty level ($26,347 for a family of three OR $15,417 for a single person) regardless of their age, family status, or health. States are allowed to choose whether they want to participate in the Expanded Medicaid program or not. New York chose to participate. California did not. Expanded Medicaid is what pays for insurance subsidies. Over the last 7 years Republicans in Congress have tried to repeal Obamacare. Their efforts were unsuccessful until Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. On Friday, October 13, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that seeks to reduce the cost of health insurance to some taxpayers at the same time it pushes access to health insurance out of reach to others. President Trump’s Executive Order impact Obamacare in many ways, however these are 2 important changes:

Dear Editor,

1.Health Insurance subsidies are eliminated: Subsidies pay the difference between what a person can afford to pay for health insurance and what the insurance company is charging. Without that subsidy, Jason, like about 52 million other people with preexisting conditions in the United States, would be uninsurable because access to quality healthcare would be priced beyond his ability to pay. The government pays about 7 billion of our tax dollars annually to insurance companies in the form of subsidies for those who otherwise would not be able to afford health insurance.

Erie County DA Flynn passed the Metcalf case on to DA Rieman because two of his assistant DA's had relationships with corrections officers involved in the case. But Flynn's office has other assistant DA's who could have taken the case.

2.The Executive Order expanded the use of Association Health Plans and Short-term Health Insurance Plans. While these plans are cheaper, they are very complex and exempt from the mandated 10 essential health benefits required in EVERY plan under Obamacare (ambulatory care and outpatient services, emergency service hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health, prescription drug coverage, rehabilitative services and devices, lab services, preventive, wellness and chronic disease management and pediatric services including oral and vision care). These bare bones plans give minimal coverage, leave those with pre-existing conditions vulnerable, and lastly, allow insurance companies to hike your rates or cancel you if you get sick. At this time, it is not known how President Trump’s Executive Order will affect the upcoming annual open enrollment, as well as the mandate for every American to keep insurance in force or be fined. This shell game could ultimately result in rich people pocketing the extra dollars from a tax cut while the middle class and working poor are stuck using theirs to pay for health care co-pays and premiums that will no doubt skyrocket without regulation and the subsidies. Best advice – Stay woke!

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Months ago, I thought that Erie County DA John Flynn should never have given the Richard Metcalf case to a rural DA; in particular to no one in Cattaraugus, Allegeny, or Wyoming Counties. Sentiment against the SAFE Act, which Sheriff Howard refuses to enforce, runs very high in those counties. Far better to have given the case to a county with a strong urban core, much like Erie County, in which Mr. Metcalf died. Rochester’s Monroe County and Syracuse’s Onondaga County come to mind. Or perhaps a special prosecutor should have been empaneled by Albany to handle the case.

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Now, Cattaraugus County DA Lori Rieman has refused to even call Dr. Baden, the state review board recommended and nationally renowned forensic pathologist, because she "lacks confidence" in him (whatever that means). The Buffalo News tells us today that now, the Cattaraugus County DA may be less likely to lodge charges against any of Sheriff Howard's deputies involved in the Metcalf case, contrary to the State Commission of Corrections recommendations for a criminal prosecution. As of November 29, the statute of limitations expires on two of the charges; manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Personally, I think that the more important date is Election Day, November 7. And in this regard, Cattaraugus County DA Rieman may be giving Sheriff Howard cover so that the Metcalf case doesn't blow up in his face before Election Day.

So it looks to me as if Flynn wiggled out of having to prosecute anyone in the Sheriff's department for Richard Metcalf jr’s death. In so doing, it may be said that he maintained that ‘special relationship’ so historically notorious among DA's and law enforcement. And, by DA Flynn's giving the case to DA Rieman, it looks like Sheriff Howard and those Erie County corrections officers involved in the Richard Metcalf case will all be in the clear... at least until November 8. Given the foregoing, I wonder if we will ever see truth and justice on the question of India Cumming's death in the Erie County Holding Center two years ago. Sincerely, Gene Grabiner

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Phi Omega Chapter and NAMI to Host Teens and Adults Conference

On Saturday October 28th Gamma Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will collaborate with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Buffalo & Erie County and Best Self Behavioral Health to host a conference for teens in grades7 through 12, parents and youth leaders o register go to Eventbrite and enter the title of the conference. Contact NAMIbuffalony@ or or call 716-636-3014. .

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J.P. Morgan Chase v. Gosselin

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Index No. 805570/2014 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF ERIE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, S/B/M CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, S/B/M TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION S/B/M WITH CHASE MORTGAGE COMPANY-WEST, F/K/A MELLON MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, -vsTHE HEIRS AT HILTON W. GOSSELIN A/K/A HILTON GOSSELIN, deceased, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; ROBERT GOSSELIN MARGARET R. GOSSELIN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendants. Mortgaged Premises: 95 RUTLAND AVENUE, SLOAN NY 14212 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. 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 to 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 payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. These pleadings are being amended to include to include the Heirs at Large of HILTON W. GOSSELIN A/K/A HILTON GOSSELIN, deceased. These pleadings are also being amended to include Robert Gosselin as a possible heir to the estate of HILTON W. GOSSELIN A/K/A HILTON GOSSELIN, deceased. These pleadings are also being amended to omit Dorothy E. Caldarelli and Robert Dale. ERIE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: May 30, 2017 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address

28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 113.22 Block: 3 Lot: 28 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of ERIE, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of HON. JOSEPH R. GLOWNIA, Justice of the SUPREME Court of the State of New York, dated June 16, 2017 and filed along with the supporting papers in the ERIE County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Village of Sloan, Town of Cheektowaga, County of Erie and State of New York, being part of Lot Number thirty-two (32), Township eleven (11), Range seven (7) of the Holland Land Company's Survey and further distinguished as Subdivision Lot Numbers eighty-one (81) and eighty-two (82), as shown on map filed in the Erie County Clerk's Office under Cover Number 1289. Mortgaged Premises: 95 RUTLAND AVENUE, SLOAN NY 14212 Tax Map/Parcel ID No.: Section: 113.22 Block: 3 Lot: 28 of the VILLAGE of SLOAN, NY 14212


BIDS REQUEST FOR BID Mark Cerrone, Inc. is requesting proposals for the WNY Welcome Ctr Construction Project on Grand Island, NY for all scopes of work detailed in contract documents. Optional MWBE Pre-bid meeting will be held 10/25/17 at 3:30pm at Mark Cerrone Office. Documents can be obtained by contacting, Phone 716-282-5244, Fax 716-2825245 or iSqFt®. Bids due electronically or in person at 2368 Maryland Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305 by 11/3/17 @ 4:00pm. Certified Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise participation is strongly encouraged.



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FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS, USA TO HOST JOBS FAIR Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA will host a free job fair on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 4 – 6 p.m. In preparation for the holiday season, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA has nearly 20 retailers looking to fill more than 60 job openings, including full, part-time and seasonal positions. The job fair will be held inside the mall near entrance four. Those interested in attending should visit for more information.

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M&T v. Jones

SUMMONS, NOTICE AND BRIEF STATEMENT OF NATURE OF ACTION CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTION SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ERIE Index No. 805057/2017 M&T BANK A/K/A MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, -against- ELNORA GOGGINS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JOSEPHINE JONES; et al., Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT(S): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JOSEPHINE JONES, deceased YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon plaintiff's attorneys an answer to the complaint in this action within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if the Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Trial is desired in the County of ERIE. The basis of venue designated above is that the real property, which is the subject matter of this action, is located in the County of ERIE, New York. NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of HON. MARK A. MONTOUR, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on the 21st day of September, 2017 in Buffalo, New York and to be duly entered in the ERIE County Clerk's Office, in Buffalo, New York. The Nature of this action pertains to a note and mortgage held by Plaintiff on real property owned by the above named defendants as specified in the complaint filed in this action. The above named defendants have failed to comply with the terms and provisions of the said mortgage and said instruments secured by said mortgage, by failing and omitting to pay the balance due and owing and the Plaintiff has commenced a foreclosure action. Plaintiff is seeking a judgment foreclosing its mortgage against the real property and premises which situates in the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and State of New York and is commonly known as 44 Ruspin Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14215 and all other relief as to the Court may seem just and equitable. DATED: September 26, 2017 SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP BY: WILLIAM B. SCHILLER, ESQ. Attorneys for Plaintiff 950 New Loudon Road Latham, New York 12110 Telephone: (518) 786-9069 49111


Challenger Community News • t hec •October 18, 2017

Sealed bids for the above Work located in the Geographic Contract Areas described below in Table 1 and comprising separate contracts for General Construction Work, Electrical Work, HVAC Work, Plumbing Work and Roofing & Appurtenant Work, will be received by the Office of General Services (OGS), Design & Construction Group (D&C), Contract Administration, 35th Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, until 2:00 p.m. on the date indicated in Table 2 below, 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 $25,000. This Advertisement for Bids is for multiple Job Order Contracts (hereinafter called JOC). A Job Order Contract is an indefinite quantity contract pursuant to which the Contractor will perform a series of individual repair, alteration, modernization, maintenance, rehabilitation, demolition and construction projects at different locations. Work is accomplished by means of issuance of a Job Order against a master contract. Under the JOC concept, the Contractor furnishes all management, documentation, labor, materials and equipment needed to perform the Work. The State has published Construction Task Catalogs containing a series of work items with pre-established Unit Prices. The Contractor will bid Adjustment Factors to be applied to the pre-established Unit Prices. The price paid by the State for an individual Project will be determined by multiplying the pre-established Unit Prices by the appropriate quantities and by the appropriate Adjustment Factor(s). 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 Anticipated Annual Value of Work as noted in Table 2. Table 1- Geographic Contract Areas

The Completion dates for these Projects, is 365 days after the Agreement is approved by the Comptroller.

Prospective bidders must attend a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference. The conference will be held for the purpose of discussing the JOC concept, Contract Documents, specifics of the OGS JOC program, OGS expectations, JOC from the Contractor’s perspective (including how to properly prepare a bid) and other bid considerations. The attendees representing prospective bidders at the Pre-Bid Conferences should be principals of the firm and/or the individuals who will be compiling the bid on behalf of the firm. If the bidder is a joint venture, at least one party of the joint venture must have been represented and signed in at the Pre-Bid Conference. Pre-Bid Conferences: In Willard, NY Pre-Bid will be held from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM on 24 October 2017. Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Grandview Building, Willard DTC In Albany, NY Pre-Bid will be held from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM on 25 October 2017. Pre-Bid Conferences will be held in Large Conference Room, 34th Floor, ESP Corning Tower In Orangeburg, NY Pre-Bid will be held from 12:30 PM-2:30 PM on 26 October 2017. The Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research For directions to the Pre-Bids see “Directions to Pre-Bids” Pre-bid attendees should allow sufficient time for parking and processing through building security by presenting a government issued picture identification to building security officials and obtain a visitor’s pass. 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) 474-0201, fax (518) 486-1650. 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 State-certified 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 Office of General Services reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 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 on-line 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: For questions about purchase of bid documents, please send an e-mail to D&, or call (518) 4740203. For additional information on this project, please use the link below and then click on the project number:

John D. Lewyckyj, C.S.I., C.D.T. Deputy Director OGS Design & Construction Group End of Document

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LEGAL NOTICE U.S.Bank v. Eshelman SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ERIE Plaintiff designates ERIE as the place of trial situs of the real property INDEX NO. 807612/2015 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 441 TREMONT AVENUE KENMORE, NY 14217 District: Section: 65.840 Block: 1 Lot: 26 U.S. BANK N.A., IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2004-HE6, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. JANICE F. ESHELMAN, 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; DIANE BERDINE AS HEIR AND DISTRBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JANICE ESHELMAN; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; JOHN DOE #1î 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 $42,500.00 and interest, recorded on March 15, 2004 in Book 13149 at Page 4993 of the Public Records of ERIE County, New York, covering premises known as 441 TREMONT AVENUE KENMORE, NY 14217. 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 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.

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-LEGAL NOTICEANDERSON FAMILY ENTERPRISE, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/5/2017. Office: Erie Co. SSNY desi. as agt. for process & shall mail to: The LLC, 249 Tacoma Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. Any lawful purpose. Sept. 13, 20, 27 Oct 4,11,18

-LEGAL NOTICENOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC, RET Freedom LLC, Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State: August 9, 2017. Office of the LLC: 1000 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14204 Erie County. Contact: Timothy Hogues (716) 818-6637. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of process to the LLC at 1000 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14204. Purpose of LLC: Rental Assistance and Property Management. No specific duration attached to LLC. Oct.11,18,25 Nov.1,8,15

-LEGAL NOTICENOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC, T.A.G. Rental Properties, LLC Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State: August 11, 2017. Office of the LLC: 37 Humason Ave Buffalo, NY 14211 Erie County. Contact: Antionette T. Craig (808) 489-7548. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of process to the LLC at 37 Humason Ave Buffalo, NY. Purpose of LLC: Rental Assistance and Property Management. No specific duration attached to LLC. Sept. 13, 20, 27 Oct 4,11,18 -LEGAL NOTICENOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC: Superior Support Staffing LLC Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State: July 21, 2017 Office of the LLC: Erie County The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 50 Fountain Plaza Suite 1400 Buffalo, NY 14202 Purpose of LLC: Employment Agency The LLC is to be mana\ged by Vivian Zola, LPN Sept. 13, 20, 27 Oct 4,11,18


ADMalcolm Construction Management LLC. Art of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/11/17. Office: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 212 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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-LEGAL NOTICEJ &W PLANNING GROUP, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/05/2017. Office in Erie County. SSNY is the designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 163 Richmond Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Sept. 27, Oct 4,11,18,25, Nov.1

-LEGAL NOTICEMalcolm Properties & Management LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/11/17. Office: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 212 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Sept.27, Oct. 4,11,18,25, Nov.1. -LEGAL NOTICENOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC, T- N-T Rental Properties, LLC Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State: June 5, 2017. Office of the LLC: 82 Stonham Way Williamsville, NY 14221 Erie County. Contact: Theodore Brinson (716) 444-1278. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of process to the LLC at 82 Stonham Way Williamsville, NY. Purpose of LLC: Rental Assistance and Property Management. No specific duration attached to LLC. Oct.11,18,25 Nov.1,8,15

Dated: ________________________, 2017 RAS BORISKIN, LLC

Attorney for Plaintiff BY: __________________________ MATTHEW ROTHSTEIN, ESQ.. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675

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Hustle for Health Senior Program : Gloria Parks, 3242 Main St. 11am - 12pm. FREE Line Dance Fitness for ages 55+ 716 832 -1010.

Free Community Mental Health Forum : 10 a.m. to 12 noon Mt. Olive Baptist 701 E. Delavan.

The Durham Central City Baby Café . support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St. 885-6348 Urban Line Dance Classes: St. Phillips, 15 Fernhill ; 6-8 p.m.; Cheri & Darel 200-9702. Westminster Community Charter School Public Meeting: 3 p.m. M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza - 19th Floor, downtown Buffalo. THURSDAY OCT. 19 Assemblywomen Crystal Peoples-Stokes to Provide Information on the New York State Constitution: 5:30 p.m. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 26 Brunswick Blvd.

The Arab American Business Association Community “Meet & Greet” : Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson 1 to 3 PM. Musical Concert To Aid Hurricane Survivors:, 3 pm at Mt. Aaron Baptist Church 540 Genesee Street, Donation $10. Squeaky Wheel Karaoke Fundraiser & Halloween Party 7pm1am, DNIPRO Ukrainian Cultural Center (562 Genesee St, Pre-Sale Tickets $15 | Door $20 MONDAY OCTOBER 23 Hustle for Health Senior Program : Gloria Parks, 3242 Main St, NOON - 1pm. FREE Line Dance Fitness for ages 55+ 716 832 1010 TUESDAY OCTOBER 24

Meeting to Focus on Community Input for Help in Fixing Racial Disparities at City Honors,Merriweather Library, Jefferson & Utica, from 4-6 pm

Meeting to Focus on Community Input for Help in Fixing Racial Disparities at City Honors, Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., 4-6 p.m.

Just Buffalo Studio Series “The Civil Rights Project”: Evergreen Commons, 67 Prospect Ave. 7:30pm, featuring New York Times Magazine poetry editor Terrance Hayes; free & open to the public/ (see page 3)

B.O.S.S. Buffalo’s Own Smooth Steppers Detroit Style Urban Ballroom, Every Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. The Pratt Center, 422 Pratt St.

Foxie Brown Line Dance Classes: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Schiller Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St. 444-2046.

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The Durham Central City Baby Café . Info and support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St. 885-6348. FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 Chicago Steppin’: Every Friday 7-8:30 p.m. The Pratt Center 422 Pratt St. SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 Mike’s Smooth Urban Ballroom Dance Classes: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan. 380-5100. $5


National Veterans Creative Arts Festival More than 100 veterans will be in Buffalo for the 17th Annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival from October 23-29. Presented by the American Legion and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs this year’s The Stage Show and Art Exhibit/Writers will hold a meet and greet with the participants at UB’s Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre (show) and Atrium Lobby (exhibit) on Sunday, Oct. 29.

WEDNESDAY OCT. 25 Hustle for Health Senior Program : Gloria Parks, 3242 Main St. 11am - 12pm. FREE Line Dance Fitness for ages 55+ 716 832 -1010 The Durham Central City Baby Café . Info and support for pregnant and breastfeeding moms 5:30 – 7:30 pm 200 Eagle St. 885-6348 Urban Line Dance Classes: St. Phillips, 15 Fernhill ; 6-8 p.m.; Cheri & Darel 200-9702.

Drum Call For The Blaine Avenue Block Club Octoberfest! Approved artists, musicians, writers and vendors are invited to participate in the Blaine Avenue Block Club Octoberfest. Join the Vendors Village model for Jefferson Avenue’s rebirth! For more Information call the B.A.Y. Action Group at (716) 884-9522 or ask for assistance at (716) 445-1212. LEGAL NOTICE ACTION FOR DIVORCE STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT : COUNTY OF ERIE SUMMONS WITH NOTICE AND COMPLAINT Index No.: SF2017901976

Reem Abbas 3233 Cambridge Sq. S. Hamburg, NY 14219 Plaintiff, against Adam Abdulamir Defendant ACTION FOR DIVORCE To the above named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO RESPOND to the claim for the relief sought by the Plaintiff by either serving a written Demand for a Complaint or a written Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney, at the address stated below. If this Summons and Notice is served upon you within the State of New York by personal service you must respond within 20 days after service, not counting the day of service. If this Summons and Notice is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York you must respond within 30 days after the service is completed, as provided by law. TAKE NOTICE THAT: A)The nature of this action is to procure a Judgment divorcing the parties and dissolving the marriage between the parties, pursuant to DRL 170(7) on the grounds of Irretrievable Breakdown between the parties in the last 6 months. (B)The relief sought is a Judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving forever the bonds of matrimony between the parties. If you fail to respond Judgment will be taken against you, by default, for the relief demanded in this Notice. This action is brought in the County of Erie because of: Plaintiff’s residence Dated: August 25th, 2017 FRANK S. FALZONE, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiff 215 Hampshire Street Buffalo, New York 14213 (716) 881-2653



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