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Rochester and the Red Lights... By John Lightfoot

Red light cameras will be coming to Rochester very soon. The discussion to place amongst elected officials, rather if these new installations will be viable in the City of Rochester as opposed to big places like New York City. A grant given from New York State will pay for the installation of these cameras. The discussion continued in the room revolving around the placement of these cameras, the neighborhoods targeted and the people who they will affect the most. Through a traffic analysis, the Monroe County Department of Transportation and the City of Rochester’s, mostly likely the Environmental Services Department, will determine the locations. This will create a fair placement of Red Light Cameras based on traffic statistics only and not high crime areas as perceived. Other questions raised include, will these camera installations increase traffic accidents, the expected generated revenues and the process and responsibility of future maintenance of cameras. The answers include, that there will be an initial increase of re-ended accidents, but after this short initial phase, accidents will decrease. The income generated would be about 1.2 million (if I remember correctly) but will decrease in about three years. This quickly raised another question amongst leaders in the room to determine sustainability, taxpayer burden and its effects. Revenue generated from sales will cover general maintenance cost, while some disagree on its sustaining power. I predict that this program will sunset or become part of a political platform within three years.

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Around Town *OCTOBER 22, 23, 29,30, 7:30 PM RAPA PRESENTS AUGUST WILSON’S “ JITNEY”EAST END THEATER,727 E. MAIN ST, TICKETS: $15 Students and Seniors $12 CALL: 325-3366 OR AT WEGMANS * ROC City’s Line Dance Express, 2nd Soul Line Dance Extravaganza, Sat. Oct. 21, workshops 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; dinner/dance 7 p.m. – midnight; tickets $35. The Howard Wilson Coles Society will host a luncheon celebrating the 2010 African American Leadership Development Program class on Thursday, November 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, 125 East Main Street. Tickets are $35. The society also will present its Community Service Award to an African American in our community who exemplifies the call to LIVE UNITED.

*”Meeting Rochester’s Unknown Ones”: October 23, presented by AKWAABA: The Heritage Associates, Science Center Auditorium, 657 East Avenue. Admission is $10 for non-members. For further information about this event, please contact Ruth Anderson at 585-482-5192 * The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Metropolitan Women’s Network Presents the Annual Dr. Betty Marian Anderso Young Women’s Conference 2010 Co-Sponsors: Southwest Area Neighborhood Association (S.W.A.N.) & Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. (Beta Chi Chi Chapter) TOPIC: DARE to DREAM II: Show Me What You’re Working With!Saturday, October 23, ~ 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson Magnet High School Foundation Academy ~ 200 Genesee Street ~ Rochester, NY 14611 Target Audience: Ages 12-25. For Registration Information Call (585) 2340568 *Teaching in Ethiopia discussion, Oct. 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Baobab Cultural Center.

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*The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) will host a semiformal reception honoring the civic, community, and philanthropic contributions MARSHA of 10 NBC anchor Janet Lomax and the late WDKX Founder and Chairman Andrew


Langston on Saturday, November 1at 7 p.m., at the Perkins Mansion, 449 East Avenue. Tickets for the event are $50 and must be purchased by November 8th. Proceeds from the event will be used to establish a student scholarship fund. To purchase a ticket, call 216-534-7597. To learn more about the organization, visit the website


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Mayor Brown Calls Thompson Re-election “Critical”: Pledges Additional Support

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JOB WELL DONE! Hats off to Council Member Demone Smith, Charlene CaverMiller of the Winslow Block Club #2 , the Block Club Community Council and the host of volunteers for a successful Masten on the Rise Neighborhood Clean Up around School #53 on October 9. PHOTOS RAS ABUBAKAR

Activist Dick Gregory Endorses the Freedom Party The public is invited to a video presentation of internationally renowned Community Activist and Humanitarian Dick Gregory. The video will be shown on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 550 Banquet Hall located at 550 Genesee Street near Jefferson. Mr. Gregory has endorsed the Freedom Party and he will discuss this and other issues critical to our community. Also esteemed Attorney Alton Maddox will be present at the program to give an update of the Freedom Party activities in New York City. This event is free and open to the public. For more in formation you can call (716) 847-6010 or (716) 563-9958.

George K. Arthur Scholastic Chess Tournament The Archangel 8 Chess Academy is hosting The George K Arthur Scholastic Chess Tournament, Sat. Oct 30 at the George K Arthur Community Center, 2056 Genesee Street, Buffalo. This is a tournament for scholastic players in grades K - 12th for all levels of play. Register on-line no later than Friday, Oct 29 by midnight. The advance entry fee is $10 or $15 cash at the door. Registration must include full name, school, grade and telephone number to The games will start at noon. all players must report by 11:30 a.m. All players will play a total of five games. US Chess Federation rules will be enforced.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I’M A PEACEMAKER! Week Long Prayer at First Centennial “ENOUGH IS ENOUIGH! I’M A PEACEMAKER” Weeklong prayer is being held at First Centennial MBC, 273 High Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. now thru October 29 . Elder Alan Core is host pastor. Each night prayer will be dedicated to a specific topic from an end to domestic and street violence, an end to violence against children to a prayer for the restoration of respect for authority (parents and the law) to a prayer for the spirit of unity. On Saturday, Oct. 30, Prayer will be taken to the Streets (Corporate Community Prayer) at Mulberry and High. For more information call 884-7925 or 553-7456.


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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently pledged additional manpower and presented State Senator Antoine Thompson with a $3,000 check in support of his campaign for re-election ; a win which Mayor Brown called “critical.” It was the mayor’s second sizable donation to Thompson’s campaign. He also said that he would provide 34 volunteers every Tuesday and Wednesday for the remainder of the campaign to work the phones at Thompson’s headquarters. Speaking at the New Golden Nugget during a fundraiser for the Senator a few weeks ago, Brown told those present that this year’s election was far more serious than some may believe. “We can’t take anything for granted,” he said. “We look at the Senator’s work and we just believe he’s a shoe-in…in this political climate, the only way he can be a shoe in is if we work …we cannot Sen. Thompson (left) and Mayor Brown. sleep on this election.” The anti-incumbent, Tea-Party conservative, “angry American,” racially charged movement is the wave Thompson’s opponent is hoping to ride into office on in the general election. In addition, Thompson’s campaign efforts have been bombarded by a relentless and unprecedented, media assault. But Thompson, a veteran campaigner, has his troops on the ground and is weathering the storm with less than a week before the election. “We need sound leaders like Antoine to stay in the Senate so he can continue to make it possible for Buffalo to receive its fair share,” said Mayor Brown. His re-election is also critical to keep the State Senate Democrats in the majority. This is the first time in some 43 years that Buffalo has had not only one Democratic Senator in the majority in Albany –but two. Again emphasizing the critical importance of getting out the vote this election, Brown said that it was important to “keep strong leaders like Antoine Thompson.” Persons interested in volunteering for Senator Thompson’s reelection efforts can call 856-6030 or stop by 20 Court Street seven days a week. Together we will win!

News Tells Activist “Initiatives” Will be Announced Soon Community activist Darnell Jackson continued his crusade for fair and just re porting recently when he hand delivered a letter to the Buffalo News. “They came into our community at a community church, met with a citizen’s panel as well as church leaders and family members of the homicides victims. They listened to the family members, church leaders as well as community leaders. The next day another homicide took place and the victims past history was reported as well as his deceased father’s history (his father had been deceased for at least three years) just like they did with the victims of the City Grill massacre.” demands that the community and family of the victims made at the meeting.” In response to his letter, he received a letter from editor Margaret Sullivan assuring him that the News has been “working on an action plan to address some of the issues that arose over the past weeks.” She said the response has been positive among reporters and editors and that should have some initiatives to announce publicly within the next few weeks.

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 Mont 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. Minister Michael Chapman is the host Pastor.

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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH SEN. THOMPSON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 GOTV HAPPY HOUR Buffalo Live, 3053 Main St. 5:30 – 9:00pm Free food & open bar (5:30 – 6:30) Drink specials: $2 Beer & Wine For more info contact: Danielle N. Judge-Johnson (716) 605-8773 or (716) 856-6030 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 INTERFAITH, PRAYER, PRAISE & WORSHIP Saturday, October 30 True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry Street 5:30pm – 7:30pm Refreshments will be served For more info & how you can volunteer contact: Sis. Wanda Strong Thompson Howard (716) 715-1969 or (716) 856-6030

Saturday, October 30 Buffalo St. College * Bulger Communication Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue 7:00– 9:30PM Meet Film Maker Josh Fox For more information contact Bill Nowak @ (716) 856-6030 Free and open to the public SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 MEET & GREET Sunday, October 31, 2010 GECKO’S BAR & GRILL * 1464 Hertel Ave. Watach the Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs with your NYS Senator Food & drink specials during the game FREE & open to the public For more info: Anna Marie Sinatra@ 716-310-4502


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NAACP Report Links Tea Party Leaders to ‘Hate Groups’ Less than two weeks before the midterms elections, the NAACP published a new report that exposes what it calls links between various Tea Party organizations and racist hate groups in the United States. The report, ‘Tea Party Nationalism,’ analyzes each of the six most active Tea Party organizations in the country and describes links between Tea Party factions and various white supremacist groups, anti-immigrant organizations and militias. The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization declared in a report released Wednesday that the Tea Party was “permeated with concerns about race,” an assessment that is likely to reignite a feud between the two groups. The report by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

argues that Tea Party groups “have given platform to anti-Semites, racists and bigots,” and have attracted white nationalists looking for recruits. “The Tea Party movement has unleashed a still inchoate political movement who are in their numerical majority, angry middle-class white people who believe their country, their nation, has been taken from them,” argues the report, called Tea Party Nationalism. Written by Leonard Ziskind, who has written extensively on white nationalism, the report looks at what it calls six nationwide Tea Party networks at the core of the movement. It says that leaders of all but one — FreedomWorks, a libertarian group in Washington headed by Dick Armey, a former House majority leader

– have raised questions about President Obama’s birth certificate or have ties to white supremacist groups. Most of the groups the report focuses on are better described as social media networks that predate the Tea Party movement but have become popular among Tea Party activists, among others. The core of the movement remains local Tea Party and 9/12 groups, which are harder to analyze because of their diffuse nature; the report explicitly notes that it did not make an effort to examine these groups. And a foreword from the N.A.A.C.P.’s president, Benjamin Todd Jealous, notes that the vast majority of Tea Party supporters “are sincere, principled people of good will.”

But the N.A.A.C.P. also points to signs at Tea Party rallies with explicitly racist or racially charged language. It notes that several black congressmen accused Tea Party supporters of shouting racial epithets at them in March, during a rally against health care legislation on Capitol Hill. And Mr. Jealous called on Tea Party leaders to repudiate this kind of racism, as well as ties to white supremacist groups and “birthers” within the ranks of the movement. The N.A.A.C.P. passed a similar resolution seeking such a repudiation at its convention in July. Tea Party leaders reacted angrily, saying that there was no proof that the incidents outside the Capitol had occurred. And they have long said that they do not harbor racists. Still, the N.A.A.C.P. report notes that slowly, Tea Party leaders have expelled leaders accused of making racist remarks – a move it calls “welcome first steps.” Some Tea Party leaders condemned the report, accusing the NAACP of abandoning its civil rights mission and of becoming a mouthpiece of the liberal left.

In Haiti, Cholera Heightens Earthquake Misery PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — 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. Five cholera patients have been reported in Haiti’s capital, heightening worries that the disease could reach the sprawling tent slums where abysmal hygiene, poor sanitation, and widespread poverty could rapidly spread it. But government officials said Sunday that all five apparently got cholera outside Port-au-Prince, and they voiced hope that the deadly bacterial disease could be confined to the rural areas where the outbreak originated last week. “It’s not difficult to prevent the spread to Port-au-Prince. We can prevent it,” said Health Ministry director Gabriel Timothee. He said tightly limiting movement of patients and careful disposal of bodies can stave off a major medical disaster. If efforts to keep cholera out of the camps fail, “The worst case would be that we have hundreds of thousands of people getting sick at the same time,” said Claude Surena, president of the Haiti Medical Association.

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Peter Bossman

Russia’s First Black Mayor Says He's 'No Obama' Peter Bossman gives the thumbs-up after winning the second round of local elections in Lucija on October 24. PRAGUE/ZAGREB -- Slovenia's first Black mayor has laughed off media descriptions of himself as a "Slovenian Obama" after his election victory on October 24, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports. Peter Bossman, a doctor who was born in Ghana, came to study medicine in what was then Yugoslavia in 1977. After living in Belgrade, he moved to Ljubljana and married a Croatian doctor. On October 24, Bossman narrowly beat the incumbent to become mayor of the small coastal town of Piran. "I am very happy and proud and I hope I will be successful," Bossman told RFE/RL. "I will speak openly with the citizens. I am going to listen to them, their ideas, suggestions, and criticisms as well." Bossman, 54, said he has never had problems because of the color of his skin, describing Piran -- a town of some 15,000 -- as a "mixed city" of Slovenians, Italians, Croats, Bosnians, and others. "The most important [thing] is that you are an honest and good man," he said. RFE/RL asked Bossman, a Social Democrat, about media reports dubbing him the "Slovenian Obama," after U.S. President Barack Obama. "I am used to saying to the media...I am not Obama," he said. "I am Peter Bossman and I am the mayor of Piran."


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Dr. Alim Muhammad, the National Health Minister of the Nation of Islam and personal physician of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan will return to our city this week with his traveling road clinic. He will speak at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 31 at the Church of Scientology, 836 Main Street on the topic, “ A Peek Ito the Vision of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.” Dr. Alim has a robust practice in our area, with scores of patients whose vastly improved health is a testament to the effectiveness of “autonomic response testing,” which allows the body to tell the doctor what it needs, as opposed to the DR. ALIM other way around. There is still an opportunity to schedule appointments from Friday, October 29th – Sunday, October 31st. The Millions More Movement had the opportunity to question Dr. Alim on the technique. Here, the doctor responds: “The biggest problem in medicine has always been the inability to make an accurate diagnosis. The ability to treat is no better than the ability to make a diagnosis. Modern technology with all its marvels and wonders has not solved that problem. In fact, it may have made matters worse with an avalanche of information that makes matters more confusing. Taking sophisticated computer aided pictures of a back ache does little good for the sufferer, although big bucks are made in the process by the providers. So what’s the solution? The solution is to be in direct communication with the body itself and allow the body to tell its own story in its own way. How to do that?

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Through autonomic response testing, also called nutrition response testing or simply muscle testing. Actually, the most sophisticated computer in the world is the autonomic nervous system, the body’s own intelligence that operates, regulates and controls all of the billions of functions that the body must Sabirah carry out in order for there to be life Muhammad in the body. Autonomic response testing communicates directly with this massive intelligence of the body, finding out what is wrong and what to do about it and in what exact sequence over time. Properly done, autonomic response testing reveals the exact cause of medical problems, conditions and disabilities that take away from life’s potential. Amazingly, a full autonomic response test can be done in relatively short time, no more than 20 to 30 minutes, with a completeness and accuracy that is unrivalled by any other modality. Because the individual being tested participates directly in the process, the certainty of diagnosis and treatment is shared equally by the individual and the practitioner, ensuring a high level of compliance. Almost anyone can be tested anytime, anywhere with complete safety and assurance of good results. The new paradigm in health care has arrived...” If you would like to be seen by Dr. Alim, or to receive general information on the Millions More Movements Ministry of Health, please contact us at (716) 948-5100.

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.


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Still Time to Take Advantage of Board of Elections Voter Awarness Sessions! As a public service, The Erie County Board of Elections is sponsoring seven voter education seminars to familiarize the community with the new voting machines. There are two more sessions left before the election. There will be voting machines and Board of Elections staff, at each location listed below. The Board of Elections would like to thank Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, Elaine Blyden (Bob Lanier Center), Pastor Tony Robinson (Saints


The Freedom Party Can’t Hurt the Democrats Any More Than They’ve Already Hurt Themselves Says Freedom Party Candidate Eva Doyle

Tabernacle COGIC), Elder Alan Core (First Centennial) and the Gloria J. Parks Center for their assistance in providing locations for these demonstrations to take place. For more information please call Deputy Commissioner - Arthur Eve Jr. at 858-7800. The remaining schedule is as follows: Friday October 29 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Bob Lanier Center 185 Lang (Former Turner Carroll H.S. Use parking lot entrance) Saturday October 30 2 – 4 p.m. Saints Tabernacle COGIC 1301 Genesee St.

Freedom Party candidate for Lt. Governor Eva Doyle said she wants to assure voters that the Freedom party will take enough votes away from Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for Governor, to cause Republican Carl Paladino to will win the election. “That there are three million more Democrats in New York State than Republicans. Democrats out number Republicans 2 to 1,” stated Mrs. Doyle. “It is up to Mr. Cuomo to work hard to get those votes. It is his responsibility to get his message out to the Democratic voters of New York. He has a lot of work to do in a short length of time. The Freedom Party will not accept any blame for taking votes away from Mr. Cuomo. In fact, we feel very strongly that he must earn the Black vote!” She said that the Freedom Party has “every right “to be in this election. There are seven gubernatorial Eva Doyle candidates in this race. “Here we are on the verge of making history to be the first Black and Latino led Part to have a presence in the political landscape of this country and a few Black folks with petty thoughts want to knock us down.,” she continued. “The Freedom Party is a Black and Latino led Party, open to all people.” Both the Democrats and Republicans have selected an all-White, all male slate of candidates in the race for governor. The candidates on the Freedom Party line include New York City Councilman Charles Barron, an advocate of affordable housing and affordable higher education; Ramon Jimenez , Attorney General candidate, who has fought long and hard for the rights of Latinos, Blacks and working people. Mrs. Doyle, an educator and columnist for The Criterion Newspaper, has been at the forefront of education and a wide variety of community issues for more than 30 years. “The Freedom Party is really not about the candidates,” she explained. “ It is a movement to say to all who will listen; it is time to stop taking the Black vote for granted. If I listen to both candidates, I’m not hearing them address any issues pertaining to the working class, poor people or urban communities.”

When reading is a struggle, so is life. How does low-literacy feel? Often, it’s disorienting, especially when even simple road signs are a mystery. But the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division is doing something about this. We’ve been helping Western New York residents improve their levels of literacy for years, and we can help you or your loved one, too. With the ability to succeed on a daily basis comes the ability to succeed for a lifetime.

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Evangelistic Temple to Honor Pastor Dubois on 24th Pastoral Anniversary On Sunday, October 31 and November 7, the Evangelistic Temple and Community Church Center, Inc. located at 92 Headley Place will celebrate Pastor George William and First Lady Maryetta Dubois’ 24th Pastoral Anniversary. Pastor DuBois was called by God to preach the gospel, delivering his first sermon at Jordan Grove Baptist Church. He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Social Work from Erie Community College and a certificate in Black Christian Studies from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Pastor DuBois was employed by the Veterans Hospital for ten years before resigning to devote his life to fulfilling God’s purpose; that of ministering to God’s people at the Evangelistic Temple. Under his leadership two elders have been licensed to preach the gospel, Reverends John Bell and Michael Roberson. The Anniversary celebration begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with our Prayer and Preparatory service and continues morning worship service starting at promptly at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon service on October 31 begins at 4 p.m., with special guest speaker Pastor C.C. and First Lady Lenora Cox and his congregation from Jordan Grove Baptist Church. November 7 service will begin at 9:30 a.m. with our Prayer and Preparatory service, continuing promptly at 10:30 a.m. with special guests Pastor Wallace Mills, First Lady Debra Mills and their congregation from the New Ebenezer Baptist Church of Detroit, MI. All former members and the public are invited to attend and to wear something purple. Please join us for this very special occasion. For more information, please contact the church office at 882-1432 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Prayer on Our Streets Join us for “Prayer on Our Streets” every Sunday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with the Berkshire Block Club at Parkridge. For more information contact Sis. Wanda L. Strong Thompson Howard, Prayer in the Park, 715-1969 or email: or Bro. Rudolphus Boans at (716) 605-9100.

“Interfaith” Prayer, Praise and Worship for Senator Antoine M. Thompson, will be h eld on Saturday, October 30, at True Bethel Church, 907 E. Ferry, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The theme is “Prayer and the Blessing of God to Continue to Oder Our Steps.” Prayer, song, music mime and praise dancing, speakers and more. Refreshments will served. If you would like to know how you can show love, support or volunteer please call Sister Wanda Strong 715-1969 or Thomas Howard 856-6030 or 20 Court Street at Pearl.

Zion Missionary to Host Minister’s Fall Revival Zion Missionary Baptist Church presents its 1st Annual Minister’s Ministry Fall Revival, “THE GOSPEL” on Wednesday, October 27, thru Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. nightly at 179 East Ferry Street. Featured will be The Ministers of Zion: Reverend Ulysees O. Wingo Sr., Minister Adrian L. Brice, Minister Jeffrey C. Chambless & Minister Gregory J. Brice. Also featured: ZMBC Praise Team, ZMBC Mass Choir, ZMBC Male Chorus, Mitchell McCleod, Men In WhiteWith Special Guest Revivalist Reverend Darius G. Pridgen, Pastor, True Bethel Baptist Church. Call (716) 886-1362 for more information. Reverend Doctor Robert E. Baines Sr., is Pastor.

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Faith Bible Tabernacle Hosts From Crack To Christ Crusade Faith Bible Tabernacle Church would like for you to join us as we war against the spirit of addiction, through the Power of God. We invite you to experience, “From Crack to Christ Crusade”, taking place at Greater Faith Bible Tabernacle on Fri Oct 29, Sat Oct 30, and Sun Oct

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31. Awesome praise and worship will take place on Oct29 stating at 7 pm sharp, followed by the yoke breaking Word of God. On Oct 30 beginning at 12 pm, we will have an enlightening presentation concerning the influence of addiction, and its history. We will also have a

panel discussion, which will consist of those that deal with, or affected by the addicted on a daily basis. A representative of the City of Buffalo Police Department, Judge Robert T. Russell, Rev. Kenyatta Cobb, Deacon Rodney Jones, Sis Rosetta Menifee, Sis Averl Anderson, Sis Lisa Leeper and Bro Donald Williams are the panel participants. Have your questions and comments prepared as we attempt to educate ourselves, and connect with The Answer to this problem of addiction.

Finally, on Oct 31, at 10 am, we will enjoy an explosion of God’s Greatness as we celebrate His Delivering Power! Greater Faith Bible Tabernacle is located at 391 Edison Ave, Buffalo 14215. Our regular hours of service are on Sundays for worship at 10 am and 6 pm and on Wednesdays at 12 noon and 7 pm for Faith IMPACT (bible study). Elder Darrell L. Fairer is our Senior Pastor. If you need more information, please contact the church office at 893-7963.

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Albertina Walker, Legendary Gospel Singer Dies at 81 Often dubbed the “Queen of Gospel,” vocalist Albertina Walker spent six decades inspiring future gospel artists and inspiring legions of fans with songs like “Please Be Patient with Me,” “Lord Keep Me Day By Day” and “Walk Around Heaven.”

 Walker, the former lead singer of The Caravans, died Oct. 8 after a lengthy hospitalization for emphysema-related complications. She was admitted to the hospital Aug. 29, also her birthday.

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entertaiment Promoting Positive Buffalo Talent:

EDUCATION: Creating the Sound Think of your favorite song. Now take away the lyrics so the only sounds in your mind are a perfectly mixed combination of your MISS favorite instruments. ASANTEWA Perhaps some piano, a little bit of drums, maybe a bass or a variety of those instruments added to new technology. Advanced sounds woven together to create the beat, the pulse of your favorite song that makes your head nod or feet tap. This is no easy task, however for Buffalo native producer/ songwriter Emery “Education” McMillan, creating that sound is a passion. With a lengthy list of production credits, Education debuts his first solo production album appropriately titled “Check My Resume.” “Creating music becomes an addiction, I became an addict,” laughs Education during a recent interview. He lists veteran producers such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Timberland and Pete Rock as producers who’ve influenced his work. He also talks vividly of drawing inspiration from everyday life. “The sound has to incorporate what people want to hear, what they want to feel as a producer you have to capture that and express it in sound.” His initial exposure to music came from his father, Richard McMillan, owner of RAM Productions.’ “I would go with him to help DJ weddings and different events. I was exposed to all types of music,” recalled Education. Later when looking for a positive outlet, he turned to the piano. Some of Buffalo’s most talented musicians took him under their wing – Doug “Trigger” Gaston, Bilal Abdul and Quadir Abdul – and helped to foster his talent as a musician, which led to his calling to create music. I had the opportunity to hear a few songs from “Check my Resume” which is a combination of hip-hop, jazz, r&b and poetry featuring Buffalo Artist Johnny Proper, Alumni, 30 in 30 Out Boys, Chanel, Thugzman, AK Reid, and former Buffalo native P.SO. Commented Education: “ This album is a combination of projects I have done in the past, some more recent projects and a preview of a lot of exciting things to come.” For more information on “Check My Resume” or to hear the free download check out or

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ON STAGE *Sultry Saturdays at “Blush” Night Club at Delaware and West Delavan. *Friday Night Juke Joint, a Pine Grill Jazz Reunion Fund Raiser, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 & Dec. 17; $15 donation @ African American Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theatre. *”I Am Entertainment” PFunk, Da’Stepa Band, Total Exposure, N2 Deep at The New Golden Nugget,Bales Fashion Show, comedian E. Ray, Yolanda Miller, 2046 Fillmore Ave; Sat. Oct. 30,m 9 p.m. until; $15 advance/$20 @ door; 883-0397 for more info. Part of proceeds for “I Am Music” sholarshsip for disadvantaged child @ Colored Musicians Club. *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.

*Live Piano Jazz: Free every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Diana M. Reeves on vocals Mr. Larry Henderson on drums. Hot Stuff Southern Cafe’, 829 Main St., NF,282.7883. *Urban Professionals of WNY and AM 1400 Third Thursdays Mixer will take place Thursday, October 28 at Scarlet, 26 Virginia Pl from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests of Honor, The F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Organization. Music by DJ Corey. On Stage Listings are Free. Write: The Challenger, On Stage, PO Box 474,, Bflo., NY 14208; or email:

Emery “Education” McMillan The Buffalo music scene he said, “has a lot of potential” but needs to unify more. “That’s my goal (unity)…I’m from Buffalo and I want to build something here that we can be proud of,” he said. “We have the talent. We just have to embrace it.” (To contact Miss Asantewa email or Promoting Positive Buffalo Talent at

*Drea d’Nur, Live in Concert, at the 2nd Cup, 36 Broadway, Friday, Oct. 29; 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.; tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. *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.



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The late Dan and Joanne Workman.

1st Annual Dan and Joanne Workman Line and Swing Dance Extravaganza On October 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, St. Martin de Porres is holding the 1st Annual Dan and Joanne Workman Line and Swing Dance, featuring guest DJ Jive King. The evening which begins at 6 p.m. features a Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a full night of dancing; all proceeds will go towards the Workman Family Fellowship Mall, which will be located next to the church on Northampton Street. This event celebrates the lives of this wonderful couple, who gave so much to our community.

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In 2008, we made history by voting in record

numbers and bringing change to the White House. On Tuesday, November 2, we can change Albany by electing Andrew Cuomo as Governor.

The choice couldn’t be more clear. On Tuesday, November 2, we can elect a Democrat with a proven record of fighting for us or we can elect Carl Paladino, a man who said Obama was one of the worst presidents in history and also sent racist e-mails about the President. As our Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo has stood up for our communities, and will do even more as our next Governor.

On Tuesday, November 2, bring change to Albany, too. Vote Andrew Cuomo for Governor.

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It’s Freedom Party Time!

Remember to Vote on Tuesday November 2

You have the freedom to decide your destiny, rather than place your hopes and prayers in another’s hands, to shape your future. Come this November 2 General Elections, vote the Freedom Party Line - a Black and Hispanic led political party seeking ballot status in New York State , which will enable The Freedom Party to endorse candidates! The Bible states, “God bless the child that has its own.” Politics (politricks) can be confusing, like having a Black president in the white house speaking of the founding fathers in grand terms when they were all slave owners! A question that comes to mind is, why? The political landscape! You can’t serve two masters. The founding fathers of this country were members of the two major party systems of Democrats and Republicans who passed laws to retain status quo. People of color became Democrats in large numbers after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of the 1960’s. RAS ABUBAKAR The result: We’ve been marginalized and faced unparallel unemployment, high rates of incarceration, low quality of education, poor or nonexistent health care. An example of this is Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers’ Bill (HR370) to study the concept of reparations for slavery. It was introduced in the 90’s , but the two major political parties have not passed it through Congress yet! I recently read about an upcoming study that will look at the unemployment rate of people of color (that has been historically double the rate of the country’s unemployment rate), to see if our Civil rRights have been violated. An entirely White slate of Democratic candidates for statewide offices and the rise of Tea Party influence on races across the state means “taxation without representation.” On the other hand, the candidates of the Freedom Party have a track record of service to the people in their respective areas of experience. Charles Barron for Governor has been a New York City Councilman for nearly a decade. He is noted for developing affordable housing and state of the art parks and is a champion of affordable higher education. Eva Doyle for Lt. Governor, a 26 year educator in the Buffalo School System, radio commentator and journalist for Buffalo black press: Criterion and Challenger newspapers. Ramon Jimenez for Attorney General, a Harvard educated lawyer, former college professor at Hostos College and former Administrative Judge, known as the “peoples lawyer” for protecting the human rights of working people and their families. Starting in New York State, The Freedom Party can grow nationally across the country to empower people of color giving a voice to the voiceless in the mode of the original Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party, started by Fannie Lou Hamer in the 1964. During the recent debate for governor Oct. 18, a question was asked about corruption and ethics in politics. Charles Barron was the only candidate that mentioned his running mates and their lifelong commitment to service and trust of the people. Mr. Barron also quipped that asking Como and Paladino about corruption is like asking an arsonist to help put out the fire! Another factor to consider: Charles Barron is the only one in the race who has balanced a budget, being a councilman of Brooklyn’s 42nd district for a decade. This is very important given the state of New York’s history of late budgets. Another point to consider is the present state of education. With the high rate of dropouts and underachievement, the Freedom Party candidate for Lt. Governor Eva Doyle has over 26 years of experience in education. Regent of education of NY state Adelaide Samford is a vocal supporter of the Freedom Party. With the corruption of politics so rampant, the Freedom party’s candidate for Attorney General, Ramon Jimenez’ greatest achievement, is never abandoning his principles of fighting for the rights of Latinos, Blacks and the working class people to receive justice. Remember when Freedom party candidate Barron was speaking of the dangers that come with the Hydro-fracking method of drilling on the lake/sea bed for gas and the contamination to our drinking water that results. He also had to put Cuomo in his place. Mr. Como never responded to the parking lot question and corruption! The time for plantation politics is long over due - the practice of people of color voting the Democratic line and getting little of nothing in return. Come November 2nd the only real reason to vote is The FREEDOM PARTY line 2 H and 5H. You can still vote locally for Democrat Antoine Thompson, Crystal Peoples, and James McLeod. It’s called spit voting. Just be sure to mark Barron/Doyle first! And remember Ramon Jimenez for Attorney General. Vote for real change! Peace&love

Five Reasons We Need a Freedom Party

1. This election year we have the unique opportunity to create the first state-wide Black and Latino led political party. 2. We need a political organization whose allegiance is to our people not the “money bags” of corporate America. 3. We need a political organization to unashamedly represent the interest of our community. 4. We need a political party to recapture our youth-inspire them with a political life in which they can fight for the community and their political and economic future. 5. We need a political vehicle to connect with our communities across the state-to speak with one voice-since we suffer the same conditions. Page 14

Vote Against the Proposition To Downsize the Legislature! Save the Seats Held by Grant, Williams! Dear Editor: An item will appear on the ballot in November that will have the greatest effect on the City of Buffalo is not the voting position for Governor, United States Senator, New York Senator or even the Ellicott Councilmember, it is the proposition to downsize the Erie County Legislature. On the ballot on November 2 there will be a proposition that voters will decide whether to downsize the county legislature from 15 members to 11 members or keep it at 15 members. If this proposition is approved the City of Buffalo will loose at least one representative. There are only three representatives whose districts are totally in the City of Buffalo (Grant, Williams, and Whyte) and downsizing any of the legislature, one of these districts will be lost. This could also effect the total number of minorities that are elected to the County Legislature. They could combine the seats that Grant and Williams are elected to and there would only be one minority elected to the legislature. We have a County Executive whose administration is anti-city, anti-poor and anti-minority and who also controls the legislature. If the legislature is downsized he will become even stronger, and the county would become more anti- city, anti-poor and anti-minority. During Mr. Collins’ first three years in office, he has cut funding for cultural organizations, closed community health centers, closed the county run WIC offices, cut funding for youth programs, and closed the Refuge Temple’s Citadel Home for Boys and moved the program to Hamburg, NY (what was Mayor Brown thinking about when he said that Chris Collins is a friend of the city?). Please join me next week and vote against this proposition. I’m asking all elected officials that represent the city of Buffalo, clergy, political leaders and the community to stand up and vote against this proposition and to send a clear message to Chris Collins that we don’t care for his policies. Remember Mr. Collins’ way of running government, “If you don’t like it, sue me.” Warren K. Galloway


Freedom Now, Freedom Forever! Vote the Freedom Party Line! November 2 is Election Day throughout the State of New York. The whole nation will be looking at New York State once more as we the people, African Americans and Latinos, come together as one strong voice, loud as the blowing winds yelling “freedom!” meaning our choice from the power of others! History was made this year as thousands all across the Empire State joined forces to create The Freedom Party. We can no longer deny thefact that the Democratic Party, where most of us belong, has taken our vote for granted. To paraphrase Freedom Party candidate for Governor NYC Councilman Charles Barron, “The only thing people understand is when you have some power.” I proudly support the “Freedom Party” ticket and encourage SAM Blacks and Latinos to come out and vote line “2H”Charles HERBERT Barron for Governor, Eve M. Doyle for Lieutenant Governor and right across “5H” Attorney General Ramon J. Jimenez. We need to pull over 50,000 votes to have ballot status for the next four years. I already had the dream that we pulled a half million votes statewide; we can and must vote for the “Freedom Party.” When the powers that be think they can do things to you and we’re just going to go along, to get along and we’re not going to risk anything to fight for our liberation, that’s when they continue to oppress us. On October 13 Governor Patterson was in town in front City Hall. As news reporters asked him questions, I had a chance to ask him a question representing the Challenger. I asked him what was his opinion on the legitimacy of the Freedom Party? He stated that voter frustration and dissatisfaction with the states’ major party created a climate of discontent and the Freedom Party is a force to be reckoned with. I corrected the Governor when he said The Freedom Party gathered 40,000 signatures. I said “Governor we needed 15,000 statewide. We got 55,000 Democratic names.” I added that we African Americans in the state did not like how the powers that be treated him. I asked him for a favor. I asked him if he would call my mother and wish her a happy 90 birthday. I gave his people the information. I called my mom to let her know that the Governor would be calling to wish her a happy birthday. I spoke with her later that evening and she said the Governor had called, she was so happy. People don’t forget to come out and vote. We must send our State Senator Antoine M. Thompson, 15A on the Democratic line and our State Assembly member Crystal D. Peoples Stokes, 16A on the Democratic line, back to represent us. We cannot forget to vote for James A. W. McLeod for County Court Judge also on the Democratic line where “Experience Matters.” Freedom now, freedom forever, vote the Freedom Party Line! To paraphrase my father, “If you start off kissing a--, you’ll always kiss a--.” Stand up and e a man and woman. Vote for power and our freedom!


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“What is planted cannot be uprooted.What is well embraced cannot slip away.” I CHING

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SPEAK OUT! President Barack Obama Speaks to Black America & Progressives:

“I Need you to show up and vote Nov. 2!” President Obama is creating a sense of urgency, and he’s warning Americans that if Republicans win big in November and reclaim the House, life for many Americans will be even more of a struggle. Obama is also making the rounds on Black radio programs this week and appeared on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” Tuesday. Following are excerpts from that historic broadcast. TOM JOYNER: The president of the United States, Barack Obama, is on the air. Are you fired up? PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Fired up and ready to go, Tom, because it is we’ve got a big election on November 2nd, and I just want everybody listening to “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” - I don’t care where you live, anywhere in the country - I need you to show up and vote on November 2nd because everything that we’re trying to do, from helping young people afford college to making sure that folks have health care to trying to get jobs back in our communities, all that is going to depend on me having folks in Congress who want to move this country forward, as opposed to moving it backward. JOYNER: What are some of the areas in the country that you need the help - our help - the most? PRESIDENT: Well, look, as I said, everywhere your listeners can make a difference because so many of these races are tight. I mean, you look at - in Pennsylvania, it’s a toss-up state, not just for the Senate race, but also a whole bunch of House races. You look in Colorado - toss-up Senate race, bunch of House races, same thing. California, we’ve got some tight races. Washington State, tight race. Florida, tight race. Virginia, there are some important races there. Ohio, critical races. So folks in Columbus and Cleveland and Cincinnati all can make huge differences on these races. So there is practically no place in the country in which a strong turnout is not going to make a potential difference. And as I said, this is not just a matter of politics. This has to do with a critical time in our history when we are really making some important changes. We took tens of billions of dollars away from banks who were getting these unwarranted subsidies, and we put that money into student loans and Pell grants so that millions of young people across the country can afford college. Republicans say they want to roll that back. We finally have made progress on health care, where we’re seeing people able to get health care who didn’t have it before because of preexisting conditions; restrictions on what insurance companies can do if they want to just drop your coverage. That’s no longer allowed. They’ve got to - if you’re paying your premiums, they’ve got to treat you fairly. Republicans say they want to roll that back. Credit card reform. We’ve made sure that credit card companies can’t jack up your rates without notice, or mortgage brokers can’t steer you to higher interest rate payments and predatory loans. Republicans say they want to roll that back. So, on each of these issues that we’ve worked so hard on on the last couple of years, they are basically saying, we want to go back to the old ways of doing business, and that is just not acceptable. So even though I’m not on the ballot, I need everybody knowing that we need you to get out there November 2nd. I want everybody to be talking about getting out there and voting. This is - 2008 wasn’t a one-time proposition. What I always try to explain to folks is we’ve just gone through the first quarter of the game. We’ve got three more quarters to go.

How You Vote Will Affect Your Community November 2, Election Day, will be one of the most important elections for the next 4 years to come. Staying home is not an option , and not voting is not a choice. You must come out and vote! These races effect our future. It’s very serious. We must show our support for what ever candidate we choose as a leader that’s unbossed and unbought . There are four very important races that will help us or if we lose, will hurt us. We’ve only had two years to help our president Barack Obama with his agenda to help the poor and put his health care plan as well as other issues that help our people Black, White & Hispanic. You can’t expect two years to change 8 years worth of devastation caused by the Bush administration. But the last two years has helped us tremendously with health care so far as well other policies President Obama has put into effect. Of course a lot of other people don’t like his agenda, but where were they over the last eight years while we were torn apart with the Republicans’ agenda under the leadership of George W. Bush. Where was the Tea Party then? Were they asleep during these years or is it that they’re just reacting to us having a Black President, Black Governor, and Black Senator and so on? Let’s not let them rock us to sleep. Here are the candidates I’m endorsing and I’m asking all of our readers to spread the word to get out to vote. *Congresswoman Louise Slaugh-

ter - check out her resume she fights for all in her district Black, White & Hispanic. I know this for a fact, she is honest, trustworthy and you can depend on her. *State Senator Antoine Thompson - He has delivered to all of his district, brought home money and funding better than any other senator in the history of New York State, that’s why he’s being targeted by the powers that be with all these alleged “scandals.” Don’t believe the hype. Vote Thompson on Nov. 2! *Judge McLeod-The best qualified to be elected to the higher court, but because of the cross endorsement don’t be fooled .He needs all of the Black, Hispanic votes to really take him over the top. If we don’t come out he will lose and we won’t get another chance probably for another 40 years. We deserve to have a Hispanic judge also, what’s up with that? *Governors Race- neither major party candidate came to our community to solicit our votes, Democrat or Republican. Are we being taken for granted? Yes, that’s why we have to vote on the Freedom Party Line, if we don’t we will not have a chance to pick our own Candidates for at least 4 more years. Why do the two major Candidates have all White slates, as if there isn’t anyone of Color qualified to run on their ticket? So much for diversity! Look at what they did to our first Black Governor but also

what they did to who would have been our first Black Governor Carl H McCall 10 years ago. He was well qualified but they choose a White Republican governor than a Black man. That’s why Cuomo picked his White running mate from Rochester rather than Bryon Brown, just in case he got caught up in a scandal like Eliot Spitzer wouldn’t end up with a Black Governor again. Keep it real, if we vote for their slate we are going backwards 40 years instead of forward, let’s show them that are votes are important and we will not be taken for granted Vote- Louise Slaughter Congresswomen, Antoine Thompson State Senator, Judge McLeod County Court, Kathy Hochul and all the Freedom Party Line Candidates Just Keeping It Real 570-9165 DARNEL



SYBIL WILKES (co-host): ..., Mr. President, it was very interesting. I was telling Tom and J. that it was a great number of African-American and Hispanic voters who were in line, ready to vote on that first day. PRESIDENT:Well, that’s a good sign. And that kind of energy and enthusiasm is what’s important. As I said, not just because folks care about the politics of it. I hope everybody really understands what’s at stake in terms of the substance. It is going to be very hard for us to keep on making progress on things like unemployment insurance, giving people support to make sure that states and local governments aren’t laying off teachers, making sure that we’re able to provide help Continued Page 16 October 27, 2010

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Board of Education Regular Board Meeting: 5:30 p.m.; 801 City Hall.

Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes Annual Welcome to Buffalo Reception: 5:307:30 p.m., 2nd Cup Café, 36 Broadway, 897-9714.

First Annual Dan & Joanne Workman Line & Swing Dance Extravaganza: 6 p.m.; buffet dinner 6:30 p.m.; St. Martin de Porres, Northampton St.; tickets $25; call 883-7729 for more info.

Thursday October 28 Freedom Party Video Presentation featuring Dick Gregory: Alton Maddox to speak on Party activities; 6-9 p.m., 550 Genesee Street; free and open to public; 847-6010 or 563-9958. UB Educational Opportunity Center Fall Job Fair: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 465 Washington St.; call 849-6727. Protest to Get State Wide Band Against Hydro-Fracking: 4 p.m.; 270 Michigan

Friday October 29 Halloween at the Museum of Science: 5-8 p.m. , Free; fun, prizes for the kids. Belle Center Halloween Party & Open House: 4-7 p.m., 104 Maryland St.; free. Buffalo Association of Black Social Workers Inc. Monthly Meeting: 6 p.m.; CAO, 70 Harvard Pl.

Chapter of The Links Scholarship Dinner-Dance: 6 p.m., Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St. Williamsville; call 310-7297. Writing the Grant Proposal A-Z: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Juneteenth Buffalo, 1517 Genesee St.; $50; call 31-2076. George K. Arthur Scholastic Chess Tournament: 2056 Genesee St, George Arthur Center; 11:30 a.m.; arcangel8chess@ Sunday October 31 National Association of Negro Businesses and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Membership Tea: 2 p.m.; New Covenant United Church of Christ, 459 Clinton St.; “Hallelujah! One Hour Prayer in Lafayette Square, Main & Broadway at Court Street; 3-4 p.m.; for more info Sis. Thom;son-Howard @ 715-1969 or Bro. Boans 605-9100.


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