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Business Spotlight: Wade & Me Salon and Spa African-American spas are pretty much unheard in parts of the United States let alone Rochester, New York. If Linda Harrell-Davis has her way, Wade & Me, a full service salon, is about to change all of that. Located at 1365 Culver Road, Davis had to relocate the 19th Ward business after they out grew previous space. "We were looking for a home to house our business," she continues. "We wanted a place where we could live and have our shop downstairs. We were looking at Dr. O'Connors's house, but the Neighborhood Association wouldn't change its zoning for us. I was disappointed, but I cried tears of joy when I found this place. " "This place was perfect," explains Davis noting it took her a few months to find it." Her husband (Wade) shared her excitement and vision. This weekend Wade & Me Salon and Spa celebrates it's third anniversary from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be grand prize drawings jewelry and purse vendors, and patrons can enjoy desserts. Created January 2007, the store is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 MARSHA p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed, but scheduled appointments are preferred. Wade & Me offers the following services:styling services for all types of hair, complete barber shop services, facials, manicures, nail technicians, pedicures, spa treatments, and waxing. Cash, credit, and checks are accepted. Davis has noticed that people are under the assumption that taking care of one's self with massages are a waste of money and no real gains can be made."People think taking care of their bodies is a luxury because we are talking about pampering them," she continues. "People don't realize how much tension in their bodies. When I have clients lie on my table, I can see if the spine is misaligned. If there is a hypersensitivity in muscle or bone shapes. Our bones are pretty stable, my job is to reduce the tension in the muscle. Tension usually comes from stress. And stress is usually anything you put on the body." She goes on to add that a Swedish Massage involves applying medium to firm pressure on the body. While a Deep Tissue Massage involves going into deeper fibers of the muscle tissue to relieve chronic pressure. The focus with this massage is to fix something or relieve pain. Massages can be used to fix low back pain, arthritic conditions, chronic tension in the neck or upper back area. Signs of stress may include such things as sleeplessness, headaches, feeling anxious or undecisive, or placing yourself in a stressful situation. Not all stress is bad. There's good stress: eustress and distress: bad stress. "Eustress is something you are excited about like going on vacation and distress: you want to avoid.," Davis adds. "You have to learn to do things like not being a procrastinator, structure your life a little more and not multi-task. "African-American women are becoming more receptive to the idea of pampering. We carry a lot on our backs and if we can relax with girlfriends or take better care of ourselves, it makes a big difference." In that spirit, Wade & Me Salon and Spa offers "My Time Spa Parties" where girlfriends can get together to enjoy massages, pedicures and facials. Many women's groups do this activity during retreats and church getaways. Wade & Me can work with any budget. They provide candles, music, aromatherapy, spas, robes and slippers.Two weeks notice is required. For more information, call 585-482-1780.


Kudos to..

Former Rochester native Maia Chaka, who was featured on YNN (Channel 9 Sports) and has been gaining recognition in Virginia, as the only female high school varsity football official.

Cake Walk And Silent Auction

The Christian Women’s Council Of New Progressive Cathedral COGIC will host its annual cake walk and silent auction on November 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 384 Chili Avenue. Proceeds to benefit the creation of a community clothing closet. The closet will provide an interview outfit to a person in need and will have monthly clothing /houseware giveaway. For more info or if you have an item or service you’d like to donate to the auction please contact The event's scheduled for the celebration include: St. Mary’s Place (kitty corner from GEVA Theater) 585-232-7140

World AIDS Day To Be Held November 30th

A World AIDS Day celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 30, at 7 p.m., at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 15 St. Mary's Place. The night's events will include a slide presentation, "A Life With AIDS"remarks by NYS Senator Joseph Robach, Mayor Bob Duffy, Dr. Michael Keefer, Bishop Matthew Clark, Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Q. James, pastor, Memorial AME Zion Church and Dr. Mohammed Shafik, Islamic Center of Rochester and a performance by The Dream Seeds. Page 2

Irondequoit stuns Webster 31-28 Webster Schroeder, coached by Rochester’s first African American Head Coach in the very competitive Monroe County Football league, lost a close playoff game to Irondequoit 31-28. The Irondequoit Eagles needed to score 28 points in the second half after trailing 21-3. They scored on a fake field goal attempt after the kicker received the ball from holder and then ran to his right side and passed ball back to left side of field to wide open kicker for winning points. (See article on Coach Watkins in next week’s edition) This competition was extra special because mentor defeated pupil in this thrilling game. PHOTO DAVID JONES

A SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE: The Rochester Association of Black Journalists will honor 10 NBC anchor Janet Lomax and the late Andrew A. Langston, founder and chairman of WDKX Radio on Saturday, November 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Perkins Mansion, 494 East Avenue. They will be celebrated for their civic, community and philanthropic contributions. Proceeds from the semi-formal affair will benefit the RABJ Scholarship Fund. There will be live music, a silent auction, mix and mingle and good food. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or tickets call Gary McLendon at (216) 534-7597.

BILLS UPDATE/ George Radney

0-7 Bills The Bills are the best 0-7 team ever? No, I think not after giving away two road games in a row (Ravens, Chiefs). “I don’t have the answers, we played hard made mistakes, penalties and we have to go to work for next week,” Coach Chan Gailey said. “It hurts, this loss but we have to bounce back for next week.” Gailey failed to mention that he lost Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was supposed to let Fred Jackson run the ball inside the tackles in order to set up GEORGE RADNEY Rian Lindell’s possible game winning field goal attempt. This was after Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception just before overtime. It was obvious to everyone except Coach Gailey that Fitzpatrick did not have it this week. He should have gone with what has been successful, Fred Jackson running the ball. Why was the wild cat formation not used at all in this game? The Chiefs defensive line was tired and ready to be beaten, but Gailey did not take advantage. It’s a reason the Bills are 0-7, and it’s not all on the players. The Bills should hire a Head Coach and keep Chan Gailey at offensive coordinator position. He’s done an outstanding job of making Ryan Fitzpatrick a decent starting quarterback (Fitzpatrick can not make all the throws a NFL quarterback must make in a given game). Keep in mind the Bills must draft a starting quarterback, and rebuild our defensive line along with picking up at least two quality linebackers. Said Lee Evans : “They made plays, Continued Page 3

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“Enough is Enough” City Wide Peace Makers Prayer Sessions Continue at Bethel AME Church

A re a B r i e f s Gifted Student Has Promising Future Destiny Shapree Owens is a kindergarten student who attends Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center. Destiny scored 99 percent on an assessment test and was labeled as being gifted. She is also in a higher group in her class. Destiny attends Friendship Baptist Church and sings in the Destiny Owens youth choir. She is also a praise dancer. Destiny is the daughter of Chantell Newkirk and Antonio Owens. Congratulations from the family!

Military Women –Their Story VA Western New York Healthcare System, in partnership with the Jesse Clipper American Legion Post #430, will honor women Veterans at a ceremony on Friday, November 5 at 1 p.m. in Freedom Hall, Room 301 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Avenue. Women in the military have a history that extends over 4,000 years into the past, throughout a vast number of cultures and nations. Women have played many roles in the military, from ancient warrior women, to the women currently serving in conflicts.

AKA Rites of Passage Ceremony to Present 15 Young Ladies Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Omega Chapter, will present 15 young ladies in the traditional Rites of Passage Ceremony, Friday, November 5, East High School, 820 Northampton Street , at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony, says, Ms. Janet Barnes, program chair, “ is literally a permission or right or chance to move to a higher level of human social and educational development. The permission isgranted by the community/society and signifies the successful completion of a developmental process and the earning of the respect of the community for having done so”. On November 5, the 2010 Rites of Passage Ceremony will highlight the culturalaspects of the 2010 Debutante Season and passage journey for the 15 initiates .The young ladies will captivate the audience with their singing of African songs and performing African and interpretive dances which have been choreographed under the direction of Janet E. Barnes. Geraldine Horton is president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Omega Chapter . The event is free and open to the entire community.

Erie County Votes to Downsize Legislature Erie County voted for Proposition #1 in Tuesday’s election to downsize the Legislature from 15 to 11 members.

Rev. Pridgen, Peoples-Stokes are Big Winners It’s Daylight Saving Time : Don’t Forget To Set Your Clock Back on Sunday! Daylight Saving Time begins in the spring, when you set your clocks ahead one hour. It ends in the fall, when you set your clocks back to standard time. We set our clocks an hour ahead in March, (Spring forward) and this Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 2:00 a.m. - you set the clocks back an hour. (Fall back)

Rev. Darius Pridgen swamped his opponent to win the election as Ellicott District Council Member. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, had no opponent in her race for re-election to the 141st Assembly District. Judge James A.W. McLeod lost his bid to win the County Court Judge position (see page 10). Other Winners: *Andrew Cuomo defeated Carl Paladino with 62% of the vote *Eric Schneiderman won the race for Attornery General *Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand won their U.S. Senate races.

BILLS continued we wanted it, but they wanted it more. Each week is different, we need to make plays and take advantage of opportunities.” Especially our defense must come up with some interceptions (Donte Whitner continues to drop balls that are potential game changing plays. His dropped pass in the Ravens game could have put them away for Bills first win of the season). George Wilson should start seeing more playing time at Jarius Byrd’s position due to injury. (Byrd has not yet recovered from serious groin injury and should be rested until next season). Ed Reed of the Ravens said, “There is no reason why this team has not yet won a game, and will continue to improve.” After going into the Ravens locker room they were a beat up team and was surprised and impressed with the Bills effort. The Bills play in Toronto against the Bears this week, and I expect a Bills win 20-13. See you in T.O. NOVEMBER 3, 2010

The tragic stabbing death of 18-year-old Alfred Lucas early last Sunday morning in the Theatre District bought Buffalo’s violent death toll to 50. Alfred, a student at NCCC, was stabbed multiple times near the corner of Chippewa and Elmwood. 20-year old Willie Cook has pleaded not guilty to murder. He is being held without bail. A prayer vigil near the corner of Delaware and Chippewa where the tragic death occurred, is being planned for Wednesday Equally tragic, Jalisa Goodman, a 13-year-old high school freshman, cheerleader and student athlete Alfred Lucas is in ECMC in critical condition fighting for her life after being shot at a house on Bickford Avenue, which also took place early Halloween morning in Buffalo’s University District. Police say she caught a stray bullet in the upper body foam a gun that was fired somewhere inside the house. No one in the house at the time of this writing, had been charged. The Friday night Oct. 29 shooting of 43-year-old Robert Turner also remains under investigation. Turner was shot several times at about 8:15 outside a store at Grant Street and Garner Avenue. He remains in critical condition patient in ECMC. In the wake of these tragedies and others, the “Enough is Enough” city-wide Peacemakers Prayer vigils Jalisa Goodman continue at various churches through the community. Last week prayer took place at Pastor Core’s church in the fruitbelt . Beginning on Monday, November 8 thru Friday, November 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. prayer will continue nightly at Bethel AME Church, 1525 Michigan at E. Ferry where the Reverend R.A. Stenhouse is Pastor. Call 886-1650 for more information. At least six more area churches have been lined up for the next several weeks to host these prayer vigils. “We will continue to move the citywide prayer from church to church from the Eastside to the Westside,” an email from organizers read. “We need each one of us to spread the word to everyone we come in contact with because prayer works. Then find a way to get involve with this movement. We must give our young people back some hope and direction.”

TransAfrica Forum President to Keynote WNY Peace Center’s 43rd Anniversary Dinner Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica Forum, will be the keynote speaker at the WNY Peace Center’s 43rd Anniversary Dinner Saturday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. Her topic will be “Displacement of Afro-Colombians in Colombia.” Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for persons on limited income and students. For ticketks call (716) 444-1991 or go t o or email carlandawiklson@ymail. com. Ms. Lee, Executive Director of TransAfrica Forum, was named one of the top 150 most influential African Americans by Ebony Magazine and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Law Students of Color. As Executive Director of TransAfrica Forum, www.transafricaforum, Ms. Lee oversees the organization’s human rights and advocacy work relating to Africa and other world locations where Afro-descendants reside, including Europe, the Caribbean and South America. This organization is credited with helping end apartheid in South Africa with its participation in the “Free South Africa Movement.” “We believe the success of Afro-Americans is bound up with the emancipation of all Africa peoples and also other dependent peoples and laboring classes everywhere.” Declaration from 5th Pan African Congress, 1945. Since her appointment, TransAfrica Forum has focused on constituent education and advocating Nicole Lee against “vulture funds, so called “debt relief” that involves multinational conglomerate corporations moving into third world countries, buying debt, and then pressing struggling nations into courts demanding full loan and interest several times the original value of the debt. Nicole Lee is a graduate of the UB Law School and worked in South Africa as an International Fellow during school. She has also worked for Haiti’s Bureau des Avocati Internationaux, HIV/IDS advocacy group Global Justice, and as a human rights lobbyist in Washington. She joined TransAfrica Forum in 2005 and was appointed Executive Director in 2006.

Friends and Family of Dorion Copeland Throw a “Party with a Purpose” Charity Benefit A benefit is being held on Sunday, November 7, 2010, from 4 to 8p.m. at the Buffalo Irish Center located at 245 Abbott Road to help support Dorion Copeland’s family and defray medical expenses during his battle against metastatic brain and lung cancer. Dorion has custody of his three boys, Jeremy, age 6; Aristotle, age 13; and Adrian, age 18, and provides support for his daughter, Doreal who is a college junior. On August 17, 2010, Dorion underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor, and soon after he received whole-brain radiation to eradicate two additional tumors. Most recently, he was diagnosed with multiple lesions in his lungs. Dorion is a 2004 breast cancer survivor, and because this cancer is metastatic, he is in a fight for his life! According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000, and about 390 men will die from breast cancer annually. The Family and Friends of Dorion Copeland would like to thank the community for their donations thus far. Please continue to send in your donations so that we can reach our goal of raising at least $50,000 to cover housing costs, medical expenses and child care. Copeland If you would like to attend Dorion’s “Party with a Purpose,” email or call (716)-697-7713. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please visit www.

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African Nation of Gabon Deports Whites for Racism Authorities in Gabon recently expelled several European nationals for racism. Those expelled are mainly expatriates who worked in the oil sector. According to the local media, Blacks in the Central African country continue to fall victim to racism at the hands of some Whites. Many Europeans working in the Gabonese oil industry at Port-Gentil, the country’s economic capital, were expelled between late September and early October for racism, l’Union, a local newspaper, announced on Thursday. Sharon Lyndah Bayliss, former chief financial officer at KCA Deutag, is among the deported expatriates. Known for her repeated tendency toward the anti-social behavior pattern, Sharon had already received a deportation notice coupled with a ban on residing in Gabon, prior to the recent deportation. But, according to l’Union, “It is rumored that deals within both the oil industry and the national security services facilitated her return to Gabon.” Another expatriate, Ms. Corinne Fizz, chief financial officer at Weatherford, was escorted to the central African country’sborder for “racism and discrimination against other employees of the company.” There are also reports that Vincent Perez, who works with ISMS, a company founded by his Father, was expelled for ’ “outrageous’’ remarks towards the Gabonese authorities.

In Haiti, Cholera Heightens Earthquake Misery:

A cholera outbreak that already has left 250 people dead and more than 3,000 sickened is at the doorstep of an enormous potential breeding ground: the squalid camps in Port-au-Prince where 1.3 million earthquake survivors live. Health authorities and aid workers are scrambling to keep the tragedies from merging and the deaths from multiplying.

The scourge of racism and segregation, according to observers, is rife in Port Gentil. “Some bars and restaurants, including the famous San Lorenzo and the Ranch, consider the presence of Black customers as an intrusion,” the newspaper reads. Meanwhile, many Gabonese have expressed shock over the emergence of such anti-social behaviour among European expatriates who have since time immemorial enjoyed some of the most friendly conditions in the country.

Tea Partiers Allegedly Harass Black Student Voters In South Carolina Tea Party Activists In South Carolina Are Allegedly Intimidating Black College Students And Other Black Voters At The Polls, According To The South Carolina Democratic Party. Early This Morning, Self-Identified Tea Party Activists Showed Up At A Polling Station Near Benedict College In Columbia, “Basically Harassing Students—Telling People Not To Vote And Generally Making Voters Feel Uncomfortable,” Says Keiana Page, Press Secretary For The State DeMocratic Party, Who Said That The Party’s Legal Team Is Currently Investigating The Reported Incident At The Historically Black College.

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Hispanic Diabetes Conference A Hispanic Diabetes Conference, sponsored by the office of State Senator Thompson, will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Erie C County Public Library at 280 Porter Avenue. For more information contact Fabiola Friot at 854-3051. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing the estimated 27 millions Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. It is the 6th leading cause of death within this community and the 4th leading cause of death among Hispanic women and Hispanic elderly. Diabetes in the Hispanic community has reached epidemic proportions. Of the 30 million Hispanics living in the United States, about 2 million have diagnosed diabetes. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to a number of serious health problems, including blindness, amputation, and kidney and heart disease. Millions of Hispanics have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Risk factors for pre-diabetes include family history, ethnicity, and being overweight. Diabetes has an earlier onset in Latinos than in other populations of similar age.

Area Salons Join Sheehan in Promoting Health and Wellness Sheehan Health Network Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness with “Time to Focus on You” Tour

Belle Noire Salon 2507 Harlem Road Chopafellaz Unisex Salon 3251 Bailey Avenue∙ Hair It Is 580 Elmwood Avenue

Sheehan, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, introduced a new community education and outreach campaign entitled “Time to Focus on You” to encourage women to get annual checkups and mammogram screenings. Last month, Mary H. Kargbo, Sheehan’s new CEO, led the “Time to Focus on You” Tour that included visits to five area salons to raise awareness about the importance of women taking care of their health. The participating salons understanding that total beauty includes, Mind, Body and Spirit, have agreed to place the campaign posters in their salons and host the informational sessions. The campaign poster features a photo of women community leaders of color who have committed to leading by example and being advocates regarding the importance of health care prevention. Salons Promoting Health and Wellness: Hair to Go Natural 727 Main Street

Research shows that women, as natural nurturers, play a vital role in directing their family’s healthcare. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s National Profile on Women and Health Care reports that a woman’s connections to health care are closely connected to their roles as mothers, wives and partners. For instance, with our aging population, statistics indicate that one in 10 women are taking care of an aging or chronically sick parent or relative. The question raised now is who is taking care of the care giver? The medical staff and outreach department at Sheehan Health Network would like to remind women to take time to evaluate their own state of health. The campaign will also include articles on Sheehan’s website (, radio spots and community workshops. The focus on women’s health and wellness

Pictured left, JacQui Williams owner of ExQuizit Beauty with Breast Cancer Awareness display the salon put together. Right, Hair To Go Natural Salon Owner Althea Little. PHOTOS GREG BARBER

continues throughout the year at Sheehan. The network of primary and specialty medical services includes Women’s Health Services, Family Care, Diagnostic Services (Mammograms, Ultrasounds and CT Scans), a Dental Clinic and the

City View Treatment Center, which provides inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation. For additional information and to make an appointment call the Sheehan Family Care Clinic at (716) 848-2022.


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Annual Prison Ministry Conference St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell Street, will host its annual Prison Ministry Conference on Saturday, November 6 at 4 p.m. On Sunday Morning, worship will be held at 10 a.m. The special guests will be Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Albany, N.Y. where the Rev. William Morgan is Pastor. Sister Betty Ann Kimble and Deacon Robert Pearson will be the honorees. Rev. Terry King of Saving Grace Ministries, Inc. will deliver the keynote address. The conference theme is “Empathy for Prisoners.” Minister Michael Chapman is host Pastor.

Pastor Potts to be Honored

Friendship Baptist Church of Lockport will honor Pastor Herman L. Potts on Sunday November 7 at 4 p.m.; Pastor Herman L. Potts will celebrate 12 years as Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, 5652 Saunders Settlement Road. Pastor James Hague and Mount Erie Baptist Church of Niagara Falls, New York will be the special guests. All are invited to attend.

Prayer Vigil

Pastor Brown

Pastoral Celebration and Appreciation for Pastor Will Brown On November 14 New Covenant United Church of Christ will celebrate and honor Pastor Will J. Brown’s 30 years of dedicated service. A Worship Service, at 11 a.m. will feature guest speaker Rev. George W. Dubois, Pastor of Evangelistic Temple Community Church. At 2 p.m. a Pastoral Luncheon will continue the celebration at the Marygold Manor, 770 Maryvale Drive in Cheektowaga. Rev. Will J. Brown began this journey in 1980. Under his leadership our membership has increased and improvements have been made in the church building. We have been spiritually uplifted with an inspired Senior Choir, Sunday School, Bible Study, Prayer Partners, Guardian Angels and spirited filled Worship Services. We are truly blessed with the addition of our Pastor’s wife, Rev. Jacquelyn Ross Brown, as our Associate Pastor. A faithful Pastoral leader, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, community and social activist and volunteer, pastor Brown is truly a man of God.

Revival in Niagara Falls Prophetess Dr. Anita Williams will conduct two nights of revival Nov. 4 and 5 at Fresh Start Ministries, 1722 16th Street in Niagara Falls at 7 p.m. The Host Pastor is Tommy King.

“An Afternoon of Praise and Worship” at St. Philips An afternoon of Praise and Worship, featuring local gospel choirs, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 18 Sussex Street November 6 at 3:30 p.m. Call 833-0442 for more information.


The Western New York community is invited to a 12-hour prayer vigil to be held on Friday, 5 beginning at 6 p.m. through Saturday 6 a.m. at St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 610 East Eagle at Monroe Streets. Our community is in serious trouble. Not only our youth, but also our elderly and disabled are facing a dim future. Through prayer and praise sessions throughout this twelve-hour period we will be seeking God’s guidance for this present age. We can make a difference. Come join us. For more information call 852-2721 or 400-8242.

Honoring “Uncle Sonny” An Appreciation Award Ceremony honoring “Uncle” Sonny Means will be held Sunday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m. at the McCoy Convention Center, 653 Clinton Street. The event will feature The Bibletones, Delivered, The New Redeemed, Gussie Mitchell and the Wandering Five, plus a surprise guest. “Cousin Luke” will serve as master of ceremony. Admission is $10.

Church Ushers Association to Memorial Service at St. John The Church Ushers Association of New York State, Inc. will be having their 90th Memorial Service and hosting the Eastern Region where nine states will be in attendance. The theme is “Ushers Rising Up Yonder for the Lord” 1 Corinthians 15:10-20) On November 13 at 7 p.m. at the St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell Street Min. Michael Chapman, host Pastor, the New York State John L. Everett, Jr. Choir and Friends will be in concert. On Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. sharp the Memorial Service will take place. Deceased ushers from across New York State, who have passed on in the last year will be honored. We are asking all, please come out and help us to celebrate this event and enjoy a spirit filled week-end. Sis. Dora P. Wilson is Chairman of The Church Ushers Association, CUA of Buffalo & Vicinity, Inc.; Bro. Edward E. Goldsmith is Chairman CUA of NYS, Inc.; and Sis. W. Ruth Beckham, is President CUA of NYS, Inc. CHALLENGERCN.COM • (P) 716 881-1051 (F) 716 881-1053

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“Job Well Done!”

Homegoing Services Set for 101 Year Old Daisy L. Hughes

IN CONCERT: Macedonia Baptist Church will present Tim Rogers & The Fellas In Concert Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at the church located at 237 E. North Street. Tickets are $20 per person and available at Doris Records, Just Relax Hair Clinic in Town Gardens Plaza and at Macedonia Baptist Church. For more information call 886-3489. Pastor Timothy James Rogers is one of Arkansas most respected preachers, singers and evangelist and one of the most powerful and anointed Singers/Preachers of our time. This group is destined for “Greatness”. You will hear their uniqueness starting with the first radio single “Happy”, which has that 70’s Motown feel to it. This entire album showcases what Tim Rogers & The Fellas are really all about. Get ready to be blessed, uplifted and refreshed, as you listen to these awesome young men of God.

St. Luke AME Zion Honors Essay Winners

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Rev. Dr. Robert L. Graham and St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church recently celebrated the accomplishments of Jillian Beard and Lisa Adams. Both young ladies recently the 22nd Quadrennial Convention on Christian Education for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. They submitted entries in the Convention’s Essay Contest for Children on the theme: “What does it mean to be a 21st century Christian? What will we be like?” Lisa Adams won 2nd place. She is in the 5th grade at the Park School. She is a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church and also attends St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church. She plays the violin and is on the basketball and soccer teams. Her parents are Dr. Julius and Carmon Grigsby Adams. Her grandparents are Mr. Bennie Grigsby and Mrs. Peter Adams. Jillian Beard won 3rd place. She is in 7th grade at City Honors. Jillian is a member of St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church where she sings in the Children’s Choir and serves as a Junior Usher and Acolyte. Jillian also plays the piano and takes dance lessons. Her parents are Denise

Homegoing Services for Daisy L. Hughes will be held on Friday, November 5 at the Second Baptist church, 18 church St. in Lackawanna. Daisy born on Sept 21, 1909 and has entered into rest on October 30, 2010. She was 101 years old. Family will received friends from 11am to Noon. Homegoing Services will begin at Noon. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

“The Lord is My shephard, I shall not Want..”

Mrs. Hughes

Pictured left, Jillian, right, Lisa.

Elliott and John Beard. Her grandparents are Mrs. Elsie Turner and Mr. Joseph Elliott. They each won a trophy and a gift certificate towards their registration for the 2011 Christian Education Meeting in Los Angeles, California. Congratulations Jillian and Lisa!

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entertaiment ON STAGE *An Evening With The Untouchabes Friday, Nov. 5, featuring the Old School B Boys, MC Songstress Dee Paris; Metropolitan Lounge, 1670 Main Street, 7-8:30 dinner & open bar 8:30 until. Tickets $30. *BB King with guests Murali Coryell and Joe Louis, Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Shea’s Theatre; tickets at Shea’s Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.

*When Brothers Speak” A Spoken Word Concert, Canadian and U.S. poets, Sunday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., Buffalo State College Campbell Social Hall; featuring Ottawa’s Ian Keteku, New York’s Ainsley Burrows, Buffalo’s Ntare Ali Gault, Buffalo’s Q-Boogie and more; Tickets $15 and available at the Buffalo State Student Union Box Office or Rockwell Hall’s Box Office

*Def Poetry Jam, presented by the Union of Black Episcopalians, Friday, Nov. 5, St. Philip’s Episcopal church, 15 Fernhill Ave. ”:


The much anticipated Tyler Perry film, “For Colored Girls” opens at theatres this Friday, Nov. 5. It represents the biggest challenge of r Perry’s filmmaking career. Gone are Madea and the Atlanta-based mogul’s other stock characters.In their place, Perry took on the imposing task of directing many of the premier Black actresses in Hollywood in an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s beloved 1975 play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” You can see for yourself how well he succeeded on Friday, when the film hits, starring Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Loretta Devine.

“When Brothers Speak”: A Spoken Word Concert On Sunday, November 7th, 6 pm, Buffalo State College’s Campbell Social Hall history will be made. For the first time the very popular “When Brothers Speak – Spoken Word Concert” will be coming to Buffalo, New York. This show, which is a combination of Canadian and U.S. poets, has sold out venues throughout Canada and now splash down in the states! This show is known to make people cry, yell, throw up hands like in church and laugh until your sides hurt. Why all of these emotions, because every poet on the bill bring their life experiences to the stage. “When Brothers Speak” is the largest annual event of its kind in North America, and this year we will continue that trend, as we offer up performances from:

2010 World Poetry Slam Champion, Ottawa’s Ian Keteku, New York’s Ainsley Burrows, Buffalo’s Ntare Ali Gault, Ottawa’s Poetic Speed and Buffalo’s Q-Boogie, all hosted by Up From The Roots founderToronto’s, Dwayne Morgan! Ticket prices are $15 (General), $10 (Students), and free for students at Buffalo State College (One ticket per student- Current Buffalo State Student ID must be presented- Tickets are picked at Buffalo State’s Student Union Box Office or Rockwell Hall’s Box Office.)

Party Over Here! *Old School Funk Fest, Sat. Nov. 20, Auditorium Theatre, ROCHESTER, featuring The Bar-Kays, Slave, Confunk Shun, The Mary Jane Girls, Sugar Foot’s Ohio Players, The Dazz Band; 8 p.m.; Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets & the Auditorium Box Office.

T.I.’s Wife Tiny Pleads Not Guilty to Ecstasy Charge T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of ecstasy possession.The former Xscape singer entered the plea through her attorney on Monday. Tiny was arrested Sept. 1 along with her husband during a traffic stop on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. The 35-year-old is not required to appear in person on the case, according to the AP. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6. Prosecutors declined to charge T.I., citing a federal judge’s decision to send him to prison for 11 months for violating his probation on weapons charges and because only four ecstasy pills were found on him.

“Schiller Park Music Fest”: The

Schiller Park Music Fest, featuring Pappy Martin & the Love Supreme, Buffalo’s own Foxie Brown and DJ Lady J & Co., will be held Saturday, November 6 at the Schiller Park Senior Citizens Center, 2057 Genesee Street from 3 to 7 p.m. Donation is $5. You must be 55 or older to attend. Activities include dancing and prizes. For more information call 895-2727,

Rihanna Moving to the U.K. * Rihanna is relocating to London.he

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Reggae Legend Gregory Isaacs Dead at 59 Gregory Isaacs — one of the most popular and versatile reggae singers of the late-1970s, and the smooth-voiced dancehall crooner behind the genre's landmark 1982 LP Night Nurse — passed away the morning of Oct. 25 at his London home following a year-long battle with lung cancer, the BBC reports. Isaacs was 59. "Gregory was well loved by everyone, his fans and his family, and he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed," Isaacs' wife Linda said. "He will be greatly missed by his family and friends." Over the course of his prolific career — in which he released an estimated 500 albums within Jamaica, the UK and the U.S. — Isaacs collaborated

with reggae, dub and dancehall icons like Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown and Errol Holt. After spending the 1970s building a reputation as both a top-notch roots reggae singer and a soulful "lovers rock"-style crooner, Isaacs recorded his masterpiece Night Nurse at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studios in 1982, the year after Marley's death. Isaacs was poised to become a worldwide star when Night Nurse climbed to No. 32 on the British charts, but instead found himself sentenced to six months in a Jamaican prison on illegal firearm charges. Dubbed the "Cool Ruler" by fans, Isaacs wrestled with drug addiction throughout his career, eventually losing his teeth and jeopardizing his legendary


voice from persistent drug use, but he continued to make music, releasing his final album, Brand New Me, in 2008.

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Stop the Killings! Fathers Be the Head Not the Tail

McLeod Loses To Less Qualified Candidate in Race for County Court Judge: Negative, “Undignified” ad campaign by Opponent had Racial Overtones City Court Judge James A.W. McLeod, who’s qualifications ran circles around his opponent, current public defender Ken Case, suffered a heartbreaking loss for the County Court Judge seat after winning a primary with the historic backing of the Democratic Party. An unprecedented last minute negative campaign ad targeting Judge McLeod’s past, complete with a visual of him looking like a criminal, did not help maters in a race that went beyond city limits. After McLeod filed a complaint with the Bar Association’s Judicial election Oversight committee calling the ad an “unfair characterization,” the Association agreed and asked Case, the Republican candidate to withdraw the ad and called it “undignified…unduly sensational and dramatic.” But Case refused. The whole thing, said McLeod, had racial overtones. In a legal career that reaches back to 1975 – 35 years – McLeod had one slip, 20 years ago when he struggled with a dependency problem and he was censured for it. But he was praised in the same report for the way he turned his life around. Judge James A. W. McLeod was an exceptional candidate through his experience, integrity and promise of social justice. Campaigning on the theme, “I HAVE EXPERIENCE THAT MATTERS” he cited his ten years on the Buffalo City Court bench. He has handled over 30,000 criminal and civil matters and was an Acting Erie County Criminal Court Judge. The great nephew of educator Mary McLeod Bethune, he began his legal career by becoming the second African American attorney in Buffalo history to be hired as an associate in a major law firm. Having worked as a defense attorney involved in major cases, he was selected by Supreme Court Justice Samuel L. Green to become the first African American, outside of New York City, to serve as a Confidential Law Clerk. Judge McLeod’s career continued with his becoming the first and only African American attorney to head the Buffalo/Erie County Legal Aid’s Bureau’s Public Defender Office; as well as the first and only African American to serve as Erie County’s Second Assistant County Attorney.

Update on The Budget Process In Support of Efforts to By Barbara Miller Williams, Erie County Chair

Stop the Violence

At a Session of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday, October 7th, we accepted County Executive Chris Collins Proposed 2011 Budget. I want to be clear, this is his proposed budget – what he thinks is the best way for taxpayer dollars to be allocated to people and services in Erie County. It is the primary job of the Erie County Legislature to thoroughly evaluate this budget and propose changes and that is what we are doing right now. Line by line we are looking through the numbers to see where the money is allocated. As we all know from news accounts the County Executive has proposed layoffs of County workers and a cut in the budget for arts and cultural groups. But there are thousands of lines to be evaluated and lots of numbers to be crunched before the entire picture will emerge. Beginning on October 18th we invited each Department head within county government to come and tell us how this budget will impact the services that they provide to the citizens of Erie County. The analysis we have done of the budget will help guide us with probing questions on why money is proposed to be spent in certain places and not in others. I am often surprised in these hearings to find that what may seem like an outrageous cut on paper is actually quite logical in the reality of that department – so I, for one, am planning to withhold judgment until I hear from those that actually work in the departments affected. After the discussions with the department heads we then invite members of the public to come before us and give their opinion on the budget. This public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 5:00 pm at the Chambers of the Legislature – 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, downtown Buffalo. I invite you to come and tell us your thoughts on where we should spend your money. If you want to look over the budget line by line it is available at the Erie County website at: It is only after all of this discussion and analysis do we start to propose changes to what the County Executive has recommended. And I am sure there will be changes. It is our job, our duty, as County Legislators, to make sure the needs of our constituents are well balanced with the needs of all of the County residents and the amount of money that we have to work with each year. The budget is not finalized until we make our proposed changes to the plan, debate and pass them through the Legislature, allow the County Executive to exercise his right to veto, then we have the right to override his veto and only after all of that process is completed do we pass the budget. It is a long process… What Mr. Collin’s has proposed is simply that, a proposal. We still have choices to make. The debate will not be easy – the reality is the need is great and the resources are few. But by listening to the Departments, taking into account the will of the people and thoroughly evaluating the budget I know that with careful choices we will be able to make the very best decisions for all of the residents of Erie County.

Dear Editor: Its wonderful to see all the work that Pastor Pridgen is doing to drive the AntiViolence message across the City of Buffalo. He has certainly been a forerunner in many such endeavors. But he can’t do it alone. God actually never intended for success to be achieved that way. I have said that we are anointed, blessed and empowered to unlock each others dreams. Many have said that it takes a village to raise a child. We need that villagers to react now. There are many voices yet to be heard. As a community of individuals we have to take a stand in our own areas of responsibility. Pockets of resistance to violence have to rise up. Churches should send out the Evangelist from all across the city, and Prayer Warriors should be seen everywhere. Community Agencies should set up tents and sub-agencies in the communities where the people are. After school programs should be promoted, and we shouldn’t drive by the young men and woman as they stand idle on our city streets without showing them that we love them. This adversity that is touching us all has presented us an opportunity to finally unified. To breakdown the walls that has separated us for so many years. It calls for us to repent and reconcile. To heal old wounds. If we can do this, we will begin to see the cloud over our City of Good neighbors lifted. And hope for our future brightened.

Barbara Miller-Williams 
Chair, Erie County Legislature 
3rd District

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Dear Editor: I am an African American woman who is fed up with our children being killed. I want the believers, the non-believers, all people and those of us who believe we are God’s people, to stand up and be the leaders our parents taught us to be. We can make a change. President Barack Obama, The 100 Mighty Men president Mr. Edward Wiley and Pastor Darius g. Prigeon can’t do it by themselves, they need all men who believe we can make a change. Join them and save ourchildren. Our sons, daughters, nieces and nephews are being murdered every day. Young boys and girls are selling drugs on the corners, illegal guns are being sold to our children and a tremendous amount of fathers are leaving their sons and daughters to be raised by their mothers. Many surveys have proven to be right - when fathers are absent from their homes, corruption, miseducation and violence creeps into our children’s live. The last time I read my Bible, it said only one woman had a seed miraculously planted in her womb by God and that was Mary, mother of Jesus. It takes two people to create a baby, a woman and a man. My question is to all fathers who left your child or children: Do you not realize that you were there with the mother when the child was conceived? Fathers your children need you in their life! God put man on this earth as the head not the tail. This killing of our children must stop. There is too much blood being shed. Our children as well as ourselves are drowning in human blood. Fathers we are pleading for you to stop leaving your children to be raised by their mothers only. We say no more excuses. We do not want to hear “the mother and I don’t get along,” “she trapped me,” “I want out or I love somebody else.” Well men we sometimes feel that way too, but we stay, pray and love our children. I would like to personally than and

commend my husband Edward Wiley and myself for choosing to stay together for 40 years to raise our two daughters. Our children are a blessing and a gift from God. He gave each and every one of us our children to cherish. We can do it. Let’s help stop all of this senseless killing. Fathers go back home, that’s if a stepfather is not there raising your children that is rightfully your job. I am not father bashing, just simply the truth. Dads be the fathers God made you to be and that’s to be excellent. I live in the African American community and am especially pleading with the Black fathers to step up to plate, show your strength and leadership. We African American women know you can. Let’s stop this killing of our youth. Our generation of African American boys is fast declining. Who will represent us if our men and boys keep killing each other? We say stop killing our boys and girls. Let’s stop hating each other as a race and start loving each other. Reola Wiley

-33Knowing others is intelligence; Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; Mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, You are truly rich. If you stay in the center And embrace death with your whole heart, You will endure forever.

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Should We Keep Depending On Others To Help Us Or Should We Do Our Part To Help Ourselves?


astside Redevelopment Task Force Inc. has put together a plan that will put our people to work, educate, train our youths to prepare them to be able to hold a job. We will be implementing a business training program next month to teach them how to run a business and start their own business. Please come and sign up for whatever program you would like to participate in. We are open everyday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. We ran a Summer Youth Program for the last two years. The first year we worked along with the Mayor Summer Youth and our funding was cut, even though it was one of the most successful programs in the City of Buffalo. After that, I felt the need to solicit funds from who ever would listen and come out and see first hand the impact this program had on our youths and community. I was able to get the Margaret T. Wendt Foundation to come out and see first hand the impact our program made in one of the worst communities in the City of Buffalo. We killed three birds with one stone: provided jobs, paychecks and most importantly cleaned up over 200 vacant lots and houses as well as occupied homes where people felt the impact and started getting involved by cleaning up their own houses, planting flowers, painting and fixing up their property. It brought back beauty to their neighDarnell JACKSON borhoods , encouraged the formation or revitilization of block clubs and much more. Safe, clean viable community resulted in our closing of over 35 crack houses. We put three major gangs out of business and gave youths (male and female) a sense of pride by earning a real paycheck. Most recently we were able to meet with the Oishei Foundation, who heard the call of community involvement. After meeting with Paul Hogan & Larry Cook from the Foundation, they decided to help us with not only funding, but to hire kids and give us matching grants starting at $25,000 to help us solicit residents, businesses, and churches to get involved in rebuilding their own communities by donating what ever they feel God has put on their hearts. We need help to hire, train and educate our young men and women as well as older people to get the assistance they need to be a positive person in our community. You can’t help the kid without helping the parent or in some cases the grandparents. Here is how you can help. Every dollar donated will be matched to implement the program located out our new facility the “Old Wonder Bread Building” which will house over 35 small businesses, a construction trade program, after school program, GED classes, computer classes as well as office and business space for rent. We’re asking that everyone from all levels to help with our movement to make this as successful as possible. We need your donations small or large. It all helps to get these programs going to get youths in the business of doing something positive other than hanging on the corners , selling drugs, killing one another or just wasting their time doing nothing. This will be a pilot program for all to see that we together can and will make a difference. We welcome you to be part of the transition that we are making in our City? Stop depending on Government for support. Let us raise up and do something for our kids and our community. Yes we will keep them accountable as to what they are suppose to do as far as their jobs go, but we must also do for self. So now you can help by donating from $1 to $1 million dollars and every dollar will be matched. We are also in the process of working with Daemen College, Father Baker, Union League, the Catholic Diosence of Buffalo and many other organizations that are willing to bring back Hope to a hopeless situation where violence or crimes has become a part of everyday living. With God’s help and hard work, we must and will put a dent in homicides, violence, unemployment, under employment and poverty that has taken over our nation as a whole but we must start where we live and help where we can. Please visit our website and read our plan or just contact me (Darnell) personally at 716 570-9165 to come down to visit our site at Barthel and Urban or get involved. God has called me to do some of his work and I have accepted His call regardless of the trials that I will face, because I know with God on my side how can I lose? I love all people regardless of their skin color but my people and my community, which is most in need, has to come first. We are all the same and we all have good in all races as well as bad. God bless you all and hopefully you will see the need to help or get involved one way or another. Stop by and see for your self and don’t believe the hype! Actions speaks louder than words. Faith without works is dead. All donations are taxed exempt (Our Grand Opening Coming Real Soon!Stay Tuned And Read the Challenger News Paper.)

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Thompson Holds Slim Lead in Senate Race: Supporters Praying for A Victory


ntoine Thompson, the promising young New York State Senator who, despite being the target of one of the most unprecedented media assaults against a local African American politician in decades, held on to a slim lead Tuesday night in a race too close to call. -Political WarfareWhen Senator Thompson won the September Democratic Primary, he cautioned his supporters that going into the November general would not be a cake walk. The huge local turnout of Republicans, Conservatives and Tea-Partiers which led to Carl Paladino’s upset win to become the Republican nominee for Governor, mimicked the anti-incumbent anti-Obama mood around the country ; an energy that brought the bigotry to the surface nationwide. One statewide candidate, Rhode Island Democrat Frank Caprio, told the President of the United States to “shove it” and still another candidate said that if elected he hopes headlines will read, “Gov. LePage tells Obama to go to Hell.” Thompson saw the storm on the horizon, and he warned his team that this election, despite his Primary win, could not be taken for granted. So instead of cruising into the final round, he and his “Team Thompson” dug in and prepared for major battle. Their weapon of choice? Thompson’s record of hard work, progressive leadership and of delivering to his constituents. Thompson campaigned like a man on a mission. But he, nor any of his supporters, could have ever imagined the intense media assault which would be launched against him. It was relentless, imbalanced, disrespectful and racist. In a classic example of media harassment and one-sided bias, the media’s role in this grand “get-rid-of-Antoine” plot, was clearly to discredit Thompson and undermine his power “by any means necessary” before election day. His opponent – Mark Grisanti, the same guy Thompson beat handily two years before - had no real campaign nor issues. He basically expected to ride the negative political wave into office. A Democrat running as a Republican, he additionally enjoyed the protection of the media while Thompson was dogged with lies and innuendoes. When Senator Thompson was sworn in to the Sate Senate on January 3, 2007, he became New York’s only second African American State Senator elected outside of New York City. Mayor Byron Brown was the first in 2001. Since its creation in 1990, The 60th State Senate district has been firmly Democratic. It had also been a seat African Americans had been trying to obtain for years. Unlike his predecessors, Thompson found himself in a position to really make a difference because for the

first time in some 43 years, the Democrats were in power in the Senate. Thompson was one of only two Democratic senators from Buffalo in that majority in Albany. He holds leadership responsibilities as the Senate’s Deputy Majority Whip, chair of the Senate Standing committee on Environmental Conservation and Co-Chair of the Senate’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Taskforce. -2 Not On Our SideIt was literally impossible to read or see anything positive about Antoine Thompson in the media over the past several months. Bogus “scandal” after bogus scandal dominated the press and TV. The examples are too numerous to mention. Just days before the election a Channel “2 on nobody’s side” reporter engaged the Senator at a Hertle Avenue fundraiser. Senator Thompson held his own. At “issue” was the Building Trades Council announcing that the union was not supporting Sen. Thompson because they claimed that Thompson failed to “do enough” to support the UB 2020 Plan. Thompson’s opponent then claimed the Building Trades Council endorsement. Thompson responded that the record was clear and that he voted for the UB 2020 project twice; a point he repeated at least two or three times during the “interview.” He also attempted to place the Building Trades Council “news” in perspective by citing that he had over 45 to 50 different organizations including the AFL-CIO and affiliated construction unions, civic, political organizations and cross section of elected officials backing him. But that was not enough. The reporter was aggressive and showed little respect. “This is the politics of desperation,” said Thompson. “I’m working hard…my opponent has thrown everything (at me) but the kitchen skink. I’ve ran the more honorable campaign .” At that point, the “interview” went from the Building Trades to the reporter chiding Thompson on “negative” campaign literature against Grisanti, to which Thompson responded: “My opponent ran a very negative campaign, a very race-based campaign, he’s been trying to divide this community. I’ve been trying to unit the community.” He then blasted the media for having been “very disrespectful” and “rude” throughout the campaign and of “manipulating reports,” He went on to point out that he’s been interviewed by media all over the country but that he has never been disrespected like has at the hands of Channel 2 . He made reference to a TV news

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report “based on innuendo” about Grisanti saying that he (Thompson) had numerous un-itimized expenditures. But he said that anybody can goggle search the State Board of Elections website and see that just about every campaign in the area has un-itimized expenditures. For example, he said, Republican State Senator George D. Maziarz, who represents the 62 District has un-itimized expenditures of over $100,000 “but you won’t call him …you want to slander me…(but) the people know better, and on Tuesday they’re going to come out and vote…we’re going to win,” he predicted. -A True WinnerAntoine Thompson has emerged stronger from this election and a winner in more ways than one. He took his case to the people and he fought the good fight, solidly backed by his core constituency, his base of unwavering support. As of this writing, he has been able to hold back the onslaught of a powerful, biased White press and a national “anti-anything-progressive” mindset sweeping the country. His mother, Wanda Strong HowardThompson, prayed long and hard for her son, as did many in this community throughout this campaign. And they are still praying. Sister Wanda will be the first to tell you, that what The Most High God has ordained for you, no man can take it from you. -a.b.

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TRIBUTE TO AREA VETERANS! Area veterans will be given a fitting tribute for the second time this year during the Thursday, Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day Parade from 1 to 3 p.m. along Delaware Avenue. Hosted by State Senator Antoine Thompson, over 40 groups participated in the historic event last year. There are thousands of veterans living in WNY. This is the only annual parade to honor them. Hats off to Senator Thompson and all the local vets! For more information call 854-8705. Pictured above are scenes from last year’s parade.

On Wednesday October 20, 2010 the Installation of the new American Legion Officers of the Jesse Clipper Post No. 430 commenced. The Jesse Clipper Post No. 430 American Legion is named after the first African American Soldier to die in World War I from Buffalo New York. The Post Officers that were installed were (Center to right) Commander Debbera M. Ransom, First Vice Commander Jerry Bowman, 2nd Vice Commander Micheal McMullen and 3rd Vice Commander Darvin Adams. The Installation of Post Officers was conducted by (left to right) Erie County American Legion Commander Raymond Caso, Erie County American Legion Adjutant Bryon Lewandowski and Erie County American Legion Vice Commander Carl Briendeo. Following this historic event light refreshments were served.#

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After Helping Thousands of People Find Jobs, Kenneth Holley, Director of the Buffalo Lutheran Employment Service, Retires After 26 years as Director of Buffalo Lutheran Employment Service (BLES), Kenneth Holley has retired. He was honored at the BLES Annual Luncheon at Hananiah Lutheran Church, 900 Genesee St. BLES was established in 1984 by Kenneth Holley, Rev. John Sanders and Rev. John Christ in response to the high number of persons living in poverty in Buffalo. Its’ mission is to serve unem-

``Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, completing a painstakingly plotted comeback from political ruin nearly a decade ago, won a resounding victory on Tuesday in the race for governor of New York, easily beating his Republican rival, Carl P. Paladino. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, triumphed with the help of independent voters, suburbanites and city dwellers from all corners of the state, a broad sweep that stood out as his party suffered setbacks in Congress and other statehouse races around the country. The rise of Mr. Cuomo, 52, fulMr. Cuomo’s margin was especially lopsided among women and African-Americans,

suggesting that some of Mr. Paladino’s more incendiary behavior, like forwarding racially tinged and pornographic e-mails, had alienated those groups. Over all, Mr. Cuomo won by more than 20 points. Mr. Cuomo drew support from more than 90 percent of Blacks, according to the exit polling, conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool. He attracted the votes of two-thirds of women, 9 in 10 liberals and 7 in 10 moderates. White men were closely divided; Mr. Paladino ran best among less-educated Whites and conservatives, who backed him three to one. -From the NEW YORK TIMES


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County of Erie, New York Telephone Assurance Program The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking proposals from community-based agencies providing telephone assurance to frail and disabled elderly persons to coordinate the county-wide Telephone Assurance Program. The RFP# 10176BC can be found at: and a complete copy of the package can be obtained by contacting Judy Casassa at 716-858-6922. All correspondence, communications and/or contact with the County in regard to any aspect of this proposal shall be with Judy Casassa. Prospective proponents, or their representatives, shall not make contact with or communicate with any representatives of the County, including employees and consultants, other than the designated person in regard to any aspect of this proposal. Final sealed proposals are due to the Erie County Department of Senior Services at 95 Franklin St, Room 1329, Buffalo, NY 14202 by 4:00 PM pm (EST) on Monday, November 15, 2010. Erie County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and waive any informality. Brenda W. Ward Commissioner of Erie County Department of Senior Services NOVEMBER 3, 2010

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of service to the community through job referrals and placements, food pantry and senior citizens programs. He has been the recipient of citations from the City of Buffalo Common Council and the New York State Assembly for his dedicated work at BLES. In addition to his work at BLES Kenneth and his wife co-owned Harambee Books and Crafts for more than 20 years and also co-coordinated the Buffalo Kwanzaa Committee. He is married to Sharon Holley and they have three daughters and three grandchildren.

County of Erie, New York Web-Based Training Content The Erie County Department of Personnel is seeking proposals for WebBased Training Content. The RFP# 10177BC can be found at: http://www. and a complete copy of the package can be obtained by contacting Patricia Brammer at 716-858-7675. All correspondence, communications and/or contact with the County in regard to any aspect of this proposal shall be with Patricia Brammer. Prospective proponents, or their representatives, shall not make contact with or communicate with any representatives of the County, including employees and consultants, other than the designated persons in regard to any aspect of this proposal. Final sealed proposals are due to the Department of Personnel at 95 Franklin St., Room 604, Buffalo, NY 14202 by 3:00 p.m. (EST) on November 15, 2010. Erie County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and waive any informality.

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Dance Lessons with Smooth Steppers: Urban Line Dance, smooth style Ballroom, Steppin’ and Swing; CRUCIAL Center, 230 Moselle St., Saturdays at noon; Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $3; 633-7813. *Line Dancing With Pearl Harris: 6-7 p.m. Pratt Willert Community Center, 422 Pratt St. donation $2. Wednesdays *Community Dance and African Drumming Classes: African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Avenue, 3 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $15 monthly; visit more information *Line Dancing Lessons, First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St., 6:30 p.m. Fridays. 847-6555. Free. *Line Dance Lessons: 10 a.m.-Noon; Martha Mitchell Center, 175 Oakmont St.; 444-2046 or 833-1038, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday 6-7:30 pm; $2 *Line Dance by George Patterson: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Delavan Grider Center, 896-7021, Mondays & Thursdays. *June-Teenth Afrikan Family Time Drum Dance and Song: 6-8:30 p.m.; GatewayLongview Family Resource Center, 347 Ferry Street. Fridays * Argentine Tango Every Monday with Travis Widrick 7 - 10 p.m. 1st hour beginners lesson,The Gallery @ Chow Chocolat, 731 Main St. *Salsa Night Every Wednesday with Calvin and Fanny 7 - 10 p.m .1st hour beginners lesson The Gallery @ Chow Chocolat 731 Main St. *Latin Night 1st/3rd Friday with Chun Poh, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Bachata 8 p.m.- midnight, Chow Chocolat 731 Main St. *Urban Ballroom Stepping, Swing, Beginners Salsa (all classes $3, 633-7813); Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Urban Line Dancing; 7-8 p.m. Ballroom Stepping; Saturdays 1-3 p.m. Ballroom Stepping, West Coast Swing, Beginners Salsa. *Urban Line Dance: Learn some of the latest hot line dances,Mondays Old 600 Club, Mondays 7-9 p.m.; Wednesdays 6:15-8 p.m., ,St. Philips 15 Fernhill.


*Open Mic Poetry: 6:30-9 p.m.; EM Tea Coffee Cup Café, 80 Oakgrove St.


*Senior Fitness Class: 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Delavan Grider Center, 877 E. Delavan; 896-7021; Wednesdays

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Healthy Living, Financial Empowerment Series



Temple Community Development Corporation is conducting the Healthy Living Series, two six-week certificate programs. A 6-week Diabetes and Obesity Certificate Program starated Monday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Frederick Douglas Senior Apartments, 210 Jefferson Avenue. A Financial Empowerment Certificate Program began Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at Pentecostal Temple, 618 Jefferson Avenue For more information call 852-5502 or email at:

Wednesday November 3

Thursday November 11

Moot Senior Citizens “Best Breakfast in Town”: 9 a.m..; Moot Senior Center, 292 High St.

Veteran’s Day Parade: 2 p.m.; Parade route down Delaware Avenue Sponsored by Sen. Antoine Thompson’s office.

Public Hearing Board of Education: 4:15 p.m., City Hall Rm. 801; Re: Elmwood Village Charter renewal & Buffalo United Charter renewal.

Men, Women & Children Clothes Giveaway: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Greater Praise Tab3ernacle Church Ministries, 704 William St.; call 854-4242.

Friday November 5 Communications Career Day @ New Era Cap Company: 160 Delaware Ave; $25 @ door includes breakfast & lunch; for details and to register call 839-4000.

Delaware Y Offers Veterans Day Vacation Club

AKA Rites of Passage Ceremony: East High School, 820 Northampton St; 6:30 pm. Free and open to public.

The Delaware Family Y is pleased to provide vacation club for families in need of child care on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010. Children ages 5- 12 years old can join us from 6:45 am – 6:00 pm and enjoy a day full of fun including gym games, arts and crafts, swimming, and more. Lunch will also be provided. The cost is $25 for YMCA members and $30 for non members. Call the Delaware Family YMCA today at 875-1283 or stop by the branch located at 2564 Delaware Ave.

Honor for Women Veterans: 1 p.m., VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., Freedom Hall, Rm. 301. Saturday November 6 Annual Prison Ministry Conference Empathy for Prisoners: 4 p.m. Recognition Service, St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.

Historic Nash House Museum Tours The historic home of the late Rev. J. Edward Nash and Mrs. Frances Jackson Nash is open for tours by appointment from November thru January. The Nash House Museum is located at 36 Nash Street in Buffalo. For appointment call 856-4490.

Hispanic Diabetes Conference: 9 a.m.Noon; Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 208 Porter Avenue.. WNY Peace Center 43rd Anniversary Dinner: Buffalo Convention Center, 6 p.m., guest speaker Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica Forum (see page 3); tickets $40; (716) 444-1991. Sunday November 7 “Party With A Purpose” Charity Benefit for Dorion Copeland: 4 to 8 p.m., Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd; (716) 697-7713. Annual Prison Ministry Conference Empathy for Prisoners: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship, St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.


*Stop The Violence Coalition Meeting: 5:30 p.m. 742 Delaware Ave. 882-7882. Fridays. *Buffalo Local Action Committee Meeting (BLAC): 6:30 p.m. Pratt Willert Center, 422 Pratt St. Thursdays *TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 6 p.m.; Edward Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey Ave.; 834-6095. Mondays *African Consciousness Workshop: 6-8 p.m.; Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue. Mondays *The Israel of God Bible Study Class: 6 p.m.; 372 Feugeron Ave.; 897-2270. Wednesdays *Health and Healing Circles: 3:30-5 p.m.; CAO, 70 Harvard Pl.; 903-3290, Wednesdays *Moot Senior Center “Best Breakfast in Town”: 9-10:30 a.m. 292 High St., Wednesdays *Men and Women Support Groups: 5:30-7 p.m.; 1333 Jefferson Avenue; hosted by Group Ministries, Inc. Thursdays *Alcoholics Anonymous First Step Group: 8-9 p.m.; Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St. Niagara Falls. Fridays *Narcotics Anonymous: 5-7 p.m.; Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10t St. Sundays *Senior Bridge Club/Poker Club: 1-4 p.m.; Delavan Grider Center, 877 E. Delavan; 896-7021. NOVEMBER 3, 2010

Tamora Lee Accessories Launch Party: 4-7 p.m.; Heartstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd.; call 400-6146. Appreciation Award Ceremony Honoring “Uncle” Sonny Means: 4 p.m.; McCoy Convention Center, 653 Clinton Street; admission $10. Tuesday November 9 African American Business Owners are Invited To “Let’s Talk”: 6 p.m.; Golden Cup 883 Jefferson Avenue, call Tyi Harris 254-8331. Wednesday November 10 Board of Education Meeting: 5:30 p.m., 801 City Hall. Lupus New Patient Orientation Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m.; Lupus Alliance Office, 3871 Harlem Rd.; free; call 835-7161.

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CUOMO VISITS BUFFALO ON EVE OF VICTORY: Democratic candidate for governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited Buffalo on a campaign swing just before election day, stopping at St. John Baptist Church where he was met with enthusiastic support. Rev. Michael Chapman was the host pastor. Among those in attendance was the legendary former Deputy Speaker of the NYS Assembly Arthur O. Eve, who served under former Governor Mario M. Cuomo, Mr. Cuomo’s father. Andrew Cuomo defeated Carl Paladino on Tuesday in what was one of the most hotly contended governor’s races in recent memory. PHOTOS PRINCESS PHOTOGRAPHY


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