The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS ,March 3-9, is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement. This is the 24th year The Balm in Gilead’s national faith mobilization campaign continues to call men and women of faith to prayer and to take aggressive action in dismantling AIDS stigma; to model unconditional love and compassion to all persons living with and affected by HIV; to disseminate factual HIV education and to engage communities in HIV testing and treatment services. Events scheduled in your area are listed below. Please take time to participate in the events and to pray for the healing and the end of AIDS. *Sunday, March 3 - Opening Service with Rev. Weldon Thomas, New Bethel CME Church, 270 Scio Street, Rochester 14605 @ 10:00am. *Monday, March 4 – Elim Christian Fellowship Church, 765 E. Main Street, Rochester @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm *Tuesday, March 5 – St. Paul Believers Holiness Church, 63 Thomas Street, Rochester, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm *Wednesday, March 6th – In Christ new Hope Ministries, 155 Pinnacle Road, Rochester 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm *Thursday, March 7 – Strong Memorial Hospital Interfaith Chapel, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm *Friday, March 8th – Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street, Rochester - The screening and discussion of the documentary “The Gospel of Healing: Volume One: Black Churches’ Respond to HIV/AIDS. Discussion presenters: Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, III, Senior Servant & Founder, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church & Paul Grant, Producer & Director of the documentary. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm *Saturday, March 9th – Closing Service with Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, III, Senior Servant & Founder of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church – Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, 14611 – 6:00 pm 8:30 pm.
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Thompson Singers’ Annual New Year Celebration
You are Cordially Invited to Attend the Thompson Singers’ Annual New Year Celebration at the Diplomat Banquet Center and Hotel, 1556 Lyell Avenue on Monday , March 4 from 1 - 3:30 P.M. Admission is $12 pp (Cash or money order payable to Diplomat Banquet Center). Payment is due on or before February 26,. To RSVP, please contact Shirlyn Washington @ 585-719-9963 MONEY ORDER PAYMENTS MAY BE MAILED TO: MELVIN THOMPSON 31 LODERDALE ROAD ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14624
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around town School Of The Arts Presents Dance Concert 2013 Rochester, NY – The School of the Arts continues its 20122013 performance season with its presentation of Dance Concert 2013, its annual production produced by the SOTA Dance Department faculty. Dance Concert 2013 opens on Friday, March 8, at 7PM in the Allen Main Stage Theatre; additional performances are scheduled on Saturday, March 9 at 7PM and Sunday, March 10 at 5PM. School of the Arts is located at 45 Prince Street at the corner of University Avenue.
Youth Video Premiere
The City of Rochester Black Heritage Committee will offer the following events throughout the month: •Youth Video Premiere: “150 Video” How Does the Emancipation Proclamation affect YOU today, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Manhattan Square Lodge, 353 Court Street. Free and open to the public For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/bhm Please Support Our Advertisers
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African World History Class Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm. Hosted by Kiah Nyame
PROFILED: RACE IN CIVIC CIRCLES Series - Race & Identity Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 pm Panel Discussion In partnership with the Rochester Black Bar Association How do attitudes about race affect our relationships with law enforcement? What actions can we take toward a more positive relationship between law enforcement and the community? Dialogue facilitated by members of the Rochester and law enforcement community and the Black Bar Association. Panel members for this discussion include:Mike Lopez, Esq. (Monroe County Public Defender’s Office) Sara L.Valencia, Esq. (former Monroe County Assistant District Attorney) Sergeant LaRon Singletary (Rochester Police Department).
*NEW! West African Drumming and Dance Classes with Fana Bongoura Drumming: Saturdays, Beginfrom 10:30am-noon at the Baobab. Dance: Sundays, from 2:003:30pm at DancEncounters, 215 Tremont St. Open to students of all levels. Tuition for either class: $15 per session drop in; $10 for students with ID. No preregistration necessary. Instructor Fana Bangoura, a long-time member of Guinea’s most prestigious national performing groups, Les Ballets Africains and Les Percussions de Guinée, will teach drumming and share dances from the Susu, Malinke, Landouma, and Baga peoples. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org (503-6793372; www.mounafanyi.org.
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Legislator Hogues Seeks Community, Business Membership To Medical Campus Economic Opportunity Panel
WNY AREA BRIEFS Benefit Fundraiser for Deatrice Mitchell Set A Benefit-Fundraiser will be held for Deatrice Mitchell (Dee-Dee) on Saturday, March 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Columba-Bridgid Montessori School, 418 North Division Street/(Hickory Street Entrance). For Tickets Contact: Vernessa Roberts (716) 481-4661 or Cynthia Bowens (716) 541-7023.
Darnell Jackson Goes to Jail "Chief" Aaron Young
Congratulations to Aaron Young on his promotion to the rank of "Chief" in the Buffalo Police Department's CDistrict.
We Are Woman Warriors to host “The Pros and Cons of the Gun Safety Act” On Wednesday, March 6, We are Women Warriors Community Empowerment Group is hosting a community forum entitled “The Pros and Cons of the Gun Safety Act”. This controversial law put forth by Governor Cuomo and passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate has fueled hot button conversations since its passage in January 2013. Invited guests from the Dorrie Miller Gun Club, SCOPE, elected officials and others will share their respective views for or against the law. A moderated question and answer period will follow. The forum will take place at 5:30 pm at the Merriweather Library and is free and open to the public.
NAACP Accepting Award Nominations The Buffalo Branch NAACP is accepting Nominations for the following four 2013 awards; Medgar Evers (Civil Rights), Daniel Acker Community Service, Rufus Frasier Human Relations, and Youth. Nominations must be submitted in writing (not to exceed 2 pages) to the NAACP Awards Committee at 395 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14208, or faxed to 884-7243. Deadline for nominations is Friday March 15th, 2013.
Community activist Darnell Jackson has been sentenced to eight days in the Erie County Correctional Facility for reportedly violating the conditions of a sentence he received in December. Because he did not seek any of the evaluations ordered or participate in a domestic violence program according to DA Frank A. Sedita III, he was resentenced to the county facility.
HEAP Outreach Erie County Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant has scheduled two more HEAP Outreach sessions for those having difficulty paying their gas or electric bills. On Monday, March 4 the Kensington Neighborhood Housing Center , 995 Kensington Avenue and on Monday, March 11th at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street. Both are in Buffalo, New York and both will run from 9am to 4 pm. The 2013 HEAP Program closes Friday, March 15th. For more information call 894-0914 or 6025877.
Kensington Little League Baseball Registration Kensington Little League Baseball is holding an early registration for boys and girls ages 5-17 for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 9 at the Merriweather Library from 3 to 5 p.m.. The registration fee is $45 for this day only. The season begins April 1. The league’s home is at McCarthy Park on East Amherst. For more information call Jimmie Pitts, President at (716) 4911253.
TRAGEDY: All that ‘s left of 174 Timon (center). Houses on each side destroyed as well.
Tragedy in the Community
The community is still saddened over the tragic death of a 23-year-old mother, Lequeisha Watkins, and her three-year-old son, Malachi Norman, who died when a raging early-morning fire engulfed their 174 Timon Street home last week. The mother had initially escaped with her fiancé, Barry L. Norman, and their two-year-old son, but went back in the burning building when she realized Malachi was still inside. Lequeisha died Friday. Malachi, who was hospitalized, died Saturday. The boy’s father was praised this week after it was learned that he donated the boy’s organs. Houses at 170 and 176 Timon were also destroyed. Firefighters braved the burning home in an attempt to save Lequeisha and her son. Another tragic fire fatality occurred when Shawn E. Jackson 23, died from burns he suffered in a February 14th Alpine Street fire.Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to both families.
African American Firefighter’s Coalition Offers Fire Safety Tips
There are many things you can do to prevent house fires. To help protect your family, review the African Ameriacan Firefighters Coali-
tion offers the following 10 common causes of house fires and fire prevention tips. 1. Cooking Problems: According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the number one cause of house fires. Pots that boil over and grease that splatters can start fires. So can towels and oven mitts stored too closely to open flames. Prevention: Keep the area around the stove clean. Take care not to wear loose clothing like scarves or ties while cooking. They could easily catch fire if you move too closely to the burners. 2. Smoking Problems: Smoking is the number one cause of home fires fatalities. Cigarettes start fires when smokers fall asleep with cigarettes still lit. Hot falling ashes can ignite bedding and furniture. Cigarettes also cause fires when they’re not fully put out before throwing away. Prevention: Avoid laying down while smoking. Fully extinguish finished cigarettes in an ashtray, and quickly run water over cigarettes before throwing away. 3. Heating Equipment Problems: Furnaces and space heaters can malfunction and give off high amounts of heat, ignite nearby draperies or furniture. These devices contain coils and motors that could break down and create sparks. Prevention: Have furnaces serviced annually. When using space heaters, be sure they are at least 3 feet away from drapes, furniture, bedding and paper. Use space heaters only on hard, level surfaces. 4. Electrical Devices Problems: Faulty wiring and improper use of electronics devices compromise home safety. Warning signs include outlets in which plugs fit loosely or circuit breakers that regularly trip. Adapters and powers strips that connect multiple devices to a single outlet can cause over loading and over heating. Prevention: Hire an electrician to inspect and repair faulty wiring. Avoid using outlets adapters, and if you’re using extension cords, be sure they’re rated to carry the amount of voltage connected to them. Avoid running them under carpets and across doorways. 5. Unattended Candles Problem: Thousands of home fires are started each year by unattended candles. The NFPA also reContinued Page 13
The Erie County Legislature referred a resolution sponsored by Legislator Timothy R. Hogues (D-Buffalo) requesting the organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Economic Opportunity Panel appear before the Economic Development Committee to fully discuss appointing members from nearby residential neighborhoods and businesses to that committee at its February 21 session. The resolution seeks to discuss the appointment of representatives of residents and businesses in the Fruit Belt and McCauley Gardens areas, including from the Fruit Belt Housing Task Force and McCauley Gardens Tenant Association, to the Economic Opportunity Panel before the Economic Development Committee. The Economic Opportunity Panel has the stated mission to address workforce development and economic opportunity in the neighborhood of the Buffalo Medical Campus. This action places the resolution on the committee’s agenda. “We believe that an important step to community engagement would be for the legislature’s Economic Development Committee to invite all stakeholders to a meeting to discuss this matter to reach a consensus and outcome for everyone involved,” Legislator Hogues said. “Members from the tenant association and task force would help formulate future public policy that would impact this neighborhood. The economic opportunities that evolve from the Medical Campus’ development can provide a step up to the middle class for these residents, yet they have unfortunately been left out of the process.” The McCauley Gardens, located in the borders of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, has 149 apartments as well as small businesses on 15 acres, and residents and business leaders have expressed interest in contributi The County Legislature fully supports the continued unfettered development and redevelopment of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and nearby community, but we believe that it is essential that neighborhood stakeholders be part of any development or advisory committee formulating policy or planning for the neighborhood,” Legislator Hogues concluded.
Good News From Futures Academy! Futures Academy School #37 is located at 295 Carlton Street in the heart of Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. The school is in the midst of implementing a stellar “Turnaround Plan” endorsed by the Board of Education and approved by the New York State Education Department and exciting and great things have already begun to happen! Regular updates will be provided in this newspaper, so that our community is aware of the profound things that the students, teachers and families are engaged in. The eighth grade students at Futures, along with the school’s long standing partner, the Urban Planning Department at UB, participated in a FutureCities Science Competition at Mount St. Mary’s School in Tonawanda on a cold January morning. Futures Academy was amongst more than 20 Private Parochial and Suburban schools, yet they were the only inner city Pubic School to participate. Futures received two monetary recognitions in this highly competitive event! Way to go Futures!
Free Ballroom Dance Classes
In preparation of the Father and Daughter Dance hosted by Miss Barbara’s School of Dance, the school is offering FREE ballroom classes March 16th, 23rd and 30th at its location, 1832 Main St. in the Delavan Station plaza. Three hour-long sessions (3-4pm, 4-5pm and 5-6pm) taught by Miss Barbara will be offered. You MUST have a partner to participate! Space is limited. Call to RSVP at 834-1644 or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets for the Father and Daughter Dance, to be held on April 13th at the Metropolitan Entertainment Complex, are on sale to the public and must be purchased in advanced at the school.
4 National/International NEWS Drone Wars are Minister Farrakhan focuses on Slave-Related Math Questions For Administration’s “Evil,” Says Black Church Group Economics in Savior’s Day Speech 4th-Graders Spark Outrage FEBRUARY 27, 2013
When a student teacher at P.S. 59 in Manhattan saw the math homework for her fourth-grade class, it didn’t add up: The assignment asked pupils to solve equations about the whipping and killing of slaves on a slave ship, According to the New York Post, teacher Jane Youn had originally distributed the problems for a previous class to augment a social studies lesson on slavery. Another class was to receive the same questions for homework on Thursday, when Harding was asked to photocopy the assignment and instead blew the whistle. One of the questions from the assignment: “One slave got whipped five times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month (31 days)? Another slave got whipped nine times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month? How many times did the two slaves get whipped together in one month?” In a statement emailed to The Huffington Post, New York City’s Department of Education said: “This is obviously unacceptable and we will take appropriate disciplinary action against these teachers. The Chancellor spoke to the principal, and she has already taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.”
Blacks Rally to Save Camden NJ Police Department
“This is a public safety issue, it’s a labor issue, and it’s a political issue,” said Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress and featured speaker at a rally to prevent the shutdown of the police department in mostly Black and Latino Camden, New Jersey. The financially distressed town would be patrolled by police from the surrounding, mostly white county. It’s a matter of self-determination, said Hamm. “They’re not going to stop with taking over the finance department; they’re not going to stop with taking over the schools; they’re not going to stop with the police force.” -blackagendaeport
President Obama’s drone assassination policy is “evil” and should be condemned by all Christian clergy, said Rev. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Washingtonbased National Black Church Initiative. Black political figures such as Reverends Jesse Jackson Sr. and Al Sharpton and NAACP chief Ben Jealous “have replaced their loyalty to God and serving the African American people with serving President Obama, who can do no wrong.” Al Sharpton, said Rev. Evans, has become the White House “gatekeeper,” and “you can buy the NAACP, these days.” -blackagendaeport
Suit Against UN was Doomed from Start, says Haiti Lawyer
“We were not surprised” that the United Nations claimed immunity from liability for the cholera deaths of thousands of Haitians, said Ezili Danto, head of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network. “Asking the UN to find itself guilty is like asking the rapist, Tell us if you actually raped this woman,” said Atty. Danto. -blackagendaeport
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Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday called on Blacks nationwide to curb economic disparities by cutting back on excessive spending, pooling resources and investing in land — an action plan he laid out during a three-hour speech at the movement’s annual Saviours’ Day convention. The 79-year-old leader focused most of his new message on the Nation of Islam followers in the audience. Saviours’ Day commemorates the founding of the Nation of Islam, which has espoused black nationalism and self-reliance since the 1930s. When President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the resounding tone of the convention was jubilant, but Obama’s re-election took a back seat Sunday as Farrakhan said Blacks still had to rely on themselves, and not leaders, to improve their situation. “Even though one of our own has reached the highest pinnacle of the American political system, his presence has not, cannot and will not solve our problems,” Farrakhan told the crowd of men wearing navy uniforms and women dressed in white shirt suits and matching hijabs. Over 10,000 people attended the convention at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an event that drew followers from around the globe and capped off three days of workshops. Farrakhan touched briefly on other topics — Israel, President Obama’s cabinet and healthier food consumption — but mostly reiterated teachings from the Chicagobased movement on a plan for blacks’ economic recovery and said the biggest priority should be the purchase of land. The Nation of Islam has more than 1,500 acres of farmland in Georgia. Ishmael Muhammad, the religion’s national assistant minister, told The Associated Press that the group is looking to buy thousands more acres in the Midwest. One portion of the speech focused upon gangs and efforts to seek leaders and members of these groups out for the sole purposes of protecting the Nation of Islam. In addition to sending letters to black military leaders, Farrakhan said he planned to contact the city’s gang lead-
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ers to recruit gang members to “protect” any land the Nation of Islam may buy in the future. “All you gang bangers, we know you love to shoot, but you’re killing yourselves,” Farrakhan said. Rather than killing one another, Farrakhan spoke directly to gang leaders, telling them, “We want to make you a defender of the territories that your nickels, dimes and dollars and hours will buy.” He continued, explaining that gang bangers have much to
teach the National of Islam about self-defense, while simultaneously condemning them for needless violence. “You are the natural warriors to defend and the science of war must be taught to us so that we will protect whatever God allows us to buy or to build,” he said. “The Second Amendment has no relevance to the Black community in this sense — you don’t have legal weapons. All your weapons are illegal and you’re using them like a savage people would use them.”
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The Case Against Lunch Meats... Flu Vaccine Ineffective This
People Inc. announces that applications for their Orchard Housing Apartments, a HUD Section 202 affordable housing complex, will be available late February. This development, located at 276 Waverly Street, Springville, houses 42 one bedroom handicap adaptable apartments, some of which have been specifically designed for individuals who are vision/hearing impaired, a community room, laundry facilities, storage, and a 24 hour on call emergency service. People Inc.’s senior apartments offer a great opportunity for low-income seniors. This complex will become a home that offers opportunities to make new friends and engage in group activities. Orchard Housing Apartments will be a smoke free senior living community. Apartments are available for rent to individuals who are age 62 or older, and meet the federally mandated household income guidelines. To obtain an application or further information, please contact Wende S. Burgio, at (716) 817-9090, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Processed meats, which includes everything from hot dogs, deli meats, bacon, and pepperoni are rarely thought of as strict no-no’s, but they really should be, if you’re concerned about your health. Virtually all processed meat products contain dangerous compounds that put them squarely on the list of foods to avoid or eliminate entirely. These compounds include: *Heterocyclic amines (HCAs): a potent carcinogen, which is created when meat or fish is cooked at high temperatures. *Sodium nitrite: a commonly used preservative and antimicrobial agent that also adds color and flavor to processed and cured meats. *Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): Many processed meats are smoked as part of the curing process, which causes PAHs to form. *Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs): When food is cooked at high temperatures—including when it is pasteurized or sterilized—it increases the formation of AGEs in your food. AGEs build up in your body over time leading to oxidative stress, inflammation and an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease.
HIV Growing in Gay Community New research shows that HIV has grown in the gay community in the last 20 years. This increase appears to be the result of the gay community being misled by drug companies. New drugs have been on the market that have been promoting unsafe sex, leading the HIV rate to skyrocket in this demographic. Since 1990, the number of homosexuals with HIV has doubled. The research shows that between 1990 and 2010 fewer people were using condoms. This then led to a 26 percent increase in the rate of unprotected sex among homosexuals. During the time of decreased condom use, the rate of HIV infections increased by 76 percent. It is believed that the use of condoms dropped in response to the availability of antiretroviral drugs that are used to treat HIV.
Year for Those Over 65
This season’s flu vaccine was almost completely ineffective in people 65 and older according to estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For people younger than 65 getting vaccinated this season reduced the need to go to the doctor for the flu by one-half to two-thirds. Researchers don’t know why the vaccine was unhelpful for the elderly. A representative from the Center noted that any vaccine, including flu vaccines, is less effective as you get older.
Christian Basketball League
Elim Christian Fellowship and the new Cedar Grove Life Changing Church are sponsoring a Christian Basketball League for youth and adults from all area churches and community service organizations. The season will begin on March 23 and con-
tinue until May 25. The new league will provide an organized well supervised and safe place for young people to engage in team sports while practicing the principles of Christian living.
St. Martin de Porres 20th Anniversary Celebration On Saturday, March 9, St. Martin de Porres Church will hold an Anniversary Luncheon along with their 4th Annual Basket & Silent Auction at Creekside Banquet Facility at 23 p.m. On Sunday, March 10 an Anniversary Mass will take place at 10 a.m. with the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone Bishop of Buffalo as the celebrant. For more information call 883-7729.
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“THY WILL BE DONE” “THY WILL BE DONE,” a feature length film shot entirely in Buffalo, NY and starring local and nation gospel recording artists’ Kathy Bowman, and Darcel Blue will be pre-screened for local audiences on Feb. 28 and March 7 both at screenings will be held at 7:00 PM at the Market Arcade, 639 Main St.
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Calvary Leadership Institute The 11th Annual Calvary Leadership Institute will be held on Monday – Wednesday, March 12-14 at 1184 Genesee Street in Buffalo. This year classes will be offered for all to expand their Christian knowledge and will include: Public Speaking, Becoming An Effective Deacon, Rethinking Christian Education, Computers in The Life of the Church, Women in The Bible, AND The Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. Repast will be nightly at 5 p .m. There is something for every age group at no cost! Classes are open to Buffalo, Lackawanna, Niagara Falls and Rochester. For further information contact Dean Conrad at (716) 874-3856 or Mrs. Watkins in the church office at (716) 895-3642.
Mixed-level African Dance Workshop You just read about this
artist in last week’s edition. Fana Bangoura: Guinea’s Gift to Rochester! Well Fana will grace us with his presence in Buffalo on Monday, March 4th for a workshop at Ms. Barbara’s School of Dance located at the Delavan Train Station Plaza on East Delavan and Main Street. Time for class will be from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Fee for class is $15.00, $10 for students with ID. So come move to the dynamic rhythms of Guinea, West Africa! Open to students of all level and ages, West African dance is a wonderful way to expand your dance vocabulary, get a great workout, and have fun! Instructor Fana Bangoura is a long-time member of Guinea’s most prestigious national performing group, Les Ballets Africains and Les Percussions de Guinée .Accompanied by live music, Fana’s classes offer beginning students and established dancers alike the opportunity to learn a richly developed dance tradition directly from a master teacher. For furher information please contact 716-834-1644.
Soprano Kathleen Battle to make BPO Debut on March 8
Program of Spirituals Commemorates the Underground Railroad World-renowned soprano and opera star Kathleen Battle will appear with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 PM Friday, March 8, at Kleinhans Music Hall in a special program, The Underground Railroad: An Evening of Spirituals. The program commemorates a number of important moments in history: the founding of the Abolitionist movement in 1833, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 100th anniversary of the passing of famed civil rights pioneer, Harriet Tubman, and the importance of Western New York to the Underground Railroad. Ms. Battle will perform a full evening of well-known spirituals including "Balm in Gilead," "This Little Light of Mine," "His Eye is on the Sparrow," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and more. Buffalo's own New Beginnings Choral Ensemble, directed by Ella Robinson, will be featured in a number of selections, and the BPO will welcome back guest conductor Michael Morgan, Music Director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. This program is made possible with generous support from the Baird Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kathleen Battle Concert Committee includes Brenda McDuffie, Urban League; Frank Mesiah, NAACP; Jennifer Parker, Cultures of Giving-Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Minister Melody I. Rutherford; Mary Ruth Kaspiak, Buffalo Public Schools; Otis Glover, Bella Vista Group; Jody Covington, Principal, Buffalo Academy for Visuals and Performing Arts; Reverend Darius Pridgen, True Bethel and City of Buffalo Common Council member; Reverend Dr. James A. Lewis, ECMC Pastoral Care; Kimberly Gladden, Zion Quest Ministries; Robin Parkinson, Director of Education at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Daniel Hart, Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; and Marcia O'Neil-White, Buffalo Prep. The Committee has selected the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor to benefit from a portion of the ticket sales. The Heritage Corridor is a nationally recognized neighborhood that serves as the focal point for residents and visitors to learn about Buffalo's rich African-American experience, and includes the Michigan Street Baptist Church, The Nash House Museum and the Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo. Tickets for the concert range from $35-$65 and are on sale now at the BPO box office in person, by calling 716-855-5000 or visiting www.bpo.org. Group and student discounts are available.The concert will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Young Audiences of Western New York with a pre-concert ceremony honoring past leaders and a VIP reception following the concert. Special tickets are available through Young Audiences of Western New York. Call (716) 881-0917 or visitwww.yawny. org for more information. As part of the celebration leading up to the performance, and to commemorate Black History Month, Minister Melody I. Rutherford arranged for a string quartet of BPO musicians to perform at a number of churches in the area. The performances will last 5-10 minutes. The performance were held at : Antioch Holiness Church1461 Michigan Ave.; Zion Dominion Church of God In Christ,895 N. Forest Road; Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave.;St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.,Mount Olive Baptist Church701 E. Delavan St.. The last performance will be held on Sunday, March 3 at 8 AM at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.,
Atlanta Recording Artist Brings a Praise Party to Delaine Waring Bishop William Toney, Atlanta-based gospel recording artist will be the guest preacher at Delaine Waring AME Church, 680 Swan Street this weekend Sunday, March 3 at the 10: a.m. – Morning Worship and at the 3 p.m. Anniversary Celebration. Known for his 2002 hit “Any Way You Bless Me,” he will also be the guest psalmist at the Sounds of Inspiration Anniversary Celebration, also at Delaine. Rev. Gregory P. Nelson is Pastor of Delaine Waring AME Church
Love Supreme School of Music Spring Recital The Love Supreme School of Music Spring Recital will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Durham Memorial Community Center, 200 East Eagle St. For more information contact Pappy Martin at (716) 228-5307. Rev. George C. Woodruff is pastor of Durham Memorial AE Zion Church.
NBA Star Dwight Howard told the media that he wants to use his NBA career to raise the name of God within the league and throughout the world; however, the 27-year-old athlete’s actions are contradictory of his words, says Christian News. Reports recently emerged, claiming he’s got five babies with five different women who he’s not been married to. Maybe that’s not the best look for a Jesus preaching man. But should that stop him from sharing his faith with the world, using his fame as a platform?
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LEGAL NOTICE REFUNDING BOND RESOLUTION The refunding bond resolution published herewith has been adopted on the 7th day of February, 2013, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Erie, New York is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution.
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“refunding financial plan”) prepared for the County by Roosevelt & Cross, Inc. is hereby accepted and approved. The Legislature acknowledges that the final refunding financial plan may vary from that set forth in Exhibit A depending upon market conditions at the time of the sale of the Refunding Bonds. Pursuant to Section 3 hereof, the Comptroller, the chief fiscal officer of the County, is authorized to approve the final details of the refunding financial plan not contained herein.
Robert M. Graber Clerk of the County Legislature
The refunding financial plan includes the deposit of all the proceeds of the Refunding Bonds (net of underwriter’s discount) with an Escrow Holder pursuant to an Escrow Contract as authorized in Section 9 hereof, the payment of all costs incurred by the County in connection with said refunding from such proceeds, and the investment of a portion of such proceeds by the Escrow Holder in certain obligations, the principal of and interest, together with the balance of such proceeds to be held uninvested, shall be sufficient to pay (1) the principal of and interest on the Bonds To Be Refunded becoming due and payable on and prior to each applicable Redemption Date and (2) the principal of and premium on the Bonds To Be Refunded to be called for redemption prior to maturity on each applicable Redemption Date.
REFUNDING BOND RESOLUTION DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2013 REFUNDING BOND RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2013 AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING OF ALL OR A PORTION OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING SERIAL BONDS, STATING THE PLAN OF REFUNDING, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $40,000,000 REFUNDING BONDS AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
Section 3. The Bonds To Be Refunded referred to in Section 1 hereof are the aggregate unmatured outstanding balance of each series of bonds originally issued pursuant to various bond resolutions of the County, adopted on their respective dates authorizing various capital improvements for the County. In accordance with the refunding financial plan, the Refunding Bonds have been allocated to the component issues of the Bonds To Be Refunded, and shall mature in amounts and at dates to be determined. The Comptroller, the chief fiscal officer of the County, is hereby authorized to approve the final details of the refunding financial plan not contained herein.
(Introduced) February 7, 2013 (Adopted) February 7, 2013 WHEREAS, the County of Erie, New York (the “County”) has heretofore duly issued (a) $2,405,000 aggregate principal amount of Sewer District Serial Bonds – Series 2003B, such bonds being dated June 15, 2003 and maturing in annual installments in each of the years 2005 to 20203, both inclusive (the “2003B Bonds”); (b) $18,415,000 aggregate principal amount of Public Improvement Serial Bonds - Series 2004A, such bonds being dated January 15, 2004 and maturing in annual installments in each of the years 2006 to 2015, both inclusive (the “2004A Bonds”); (c) $1,830,000 aggregate principal amount of Sewer District Serial Bonds - Series 2004C, such bonds being dated August 19, 2004 and maturing in annual installments in each of the years 2006 to 2024, both inclusive (the “2004C Bonds”); and (d) $62,570,000 aggregate principal amount of Public Improvement Serial Bonds - Series 2005A, such bonds being dated December 28, 2005 and maturing in annual installments in each of the years 2007 to 2020, both inclusive (the “2005A Bonds”, and, collectively with the 2003B Bonds, the 2004A Bonds and the 2004C Bonds, the “Refunded Bonds”), as more fully described therein; and WHEREAS, Section 90.10 of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called the “Law”), permits the County to refund all or a portion of the outstanding unredeemed maturities of such bonds by the issuance of new bonds, the issuance of which will result in present value savings in debt service for the County; NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK (by the affirmative vote of not less than two thirds of the voting strength of said Legislature), AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. In this resolution, the following definitions apply, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context: a. “Bond To Be Refunded” or “Bonds To Be Refunded” means all or a portion of each series of the outstanding and unredeemed 2003B Bonds, 2004A Bonds, 2004C Bonds and 2005 A Bonds. b. “Escrow Contract” means the contract to be entered into by and between the County and the Escrow Holder pursuant to Section 9 hereof. c. “Escrow Holder” means the bank or trust company designated as such pursuant to Section 9 hereof. d. “Present Value Savings” means the dollar savings which result from the issuance of the Refunding Bonds computed by discounting the principal and interest payments on both the Refunding Bonds and the Bonds To Be Refunded from the respective maturities thereof to the date of issue of the Refunding Bonds at a rate equal to the effective interest cost of the Refunding Bonds. The effective interest cost of the Refunding Bonds shall be that rate which is arrived at by doubling the semi-annual interest rate (compounded semi¬annually), necessary to discount the debt service payments on the Refunding Bonds from the maturity dates thereof to the date of issue of the Refunding Bonds and to the bona fide initial public offering price including estimated accrued interest, or, if there is no public offering, to the price bid including estimated accrued interest. e. “Redemption Date” means the earliest date after the date of issuance of the Refunding Bonds that each of the 2003B Bonds, 2004A Bonds, 2004C Bonds and 2005 A Bonds may be called for redemption. f. “Refunding Bond” or “Refunding Bonds” means a portion or all of the $40,000,000 bonds of the County, authorized pursuant to Section 2 hereof. g. “Refunding Bond Amount Limitation” means an amount of Refunding Bonds sufficient to pay the sum of the principal amount of Bonds To Be Refunded plus the aggregate amount of unmatured interest payable on each Bond To Be Refunded to and including the applicable Redemption Date, plus redemption premiums payable on such Bonds To Be Refunded as of such applicable Redemption Date plus costs and expenses incidental to the issuance of the Refunding Bonds, including the development of the refunding financial plan, execution and performance of the terms and conditions of the Escrow Contract and all fees and charges of the Escrow Holder. Section 2. The Legislature of the County (herein called “Legislature”), hereby authorizes the refunding of the Bonds To Be Refunded of the County, more particularly described and referred to in the Recitals hereof, and appropriates an amount not to exceed $40,000,000 therefor to accomplish such refunding. The plan of financing said appropriation includes the issuance of not to exceed $40,000,000 Refunding Bonds and the levy and collection of a tax upon all the taxable real property within the County to pay the principal of and interest on said Refunding Bonds as the same shall become due and payable. Bonds of the County in the maximum principal amount of $40,000,000 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Law. The proposed financial plan for the refunding in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the
Section 4. The issuance of the Refunding Bonds will not exceed the Refunding Bond Amount Limitation. The maximum period of probable usefulness (“PPU”) of each issue comprising the Bonds to be Refunded, commencing at the date of issuance of the first bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, is set forth in the following table: Series 2003B Bond Various Sewer District Improvements Series 2004A Bonds
Par Amount of Bonds $2,405,000
Par Amount of Bonds
Various County Buildings — Roof Replacement and Waterproofing County Stadium Renovations Convention Center Renovations/Improvements County Parks Equipment Acquisition County Parks Equipment Acquisition Various Roads Reconstruction Safety Enhancements — Various Roads Capital Overlay Program (Road Rehabilitation) Central Library — Books and Media Equipment Office Renovations — District Attorney
$ 1,500,000 2,400,000 1,500,000 315,000 1,685,000 2,345,000 1,000,000 7,004,000 1,300,000 271,000
15 15 15 5 15 15 15 10 5 5
Series 2004C Bonds
Par Amount of Bonds
Various Sewer District Improvements
Series 2005A Bonds
Par Amount of Bonds
Courthouse Renovations Urban Brownfields Development Como Park Blvd. (Design) Lapp Rd. Bridge (Design) Maple Rd. (Design) North French Rd. (Design) East Church St. Bridge (Construction) Motors/Power Generators Replacement Various County Buildings – Code Compliance Initiatives (2002) Asbestos Abatement/Environmental Remediation – Various County Bldgs Asbestos Abatement/Environmental Remediation – Rath Building Central Police Services Training Facility – Construction and Equipment Rath Building-Energy Conservation Measures Wehrle/Harris Hill (Intersection Design) Youngs Rd./Aero Dr. (Intersection Design) Freeman Rd. Bridge (Design) Bullis Rd. Bridge (Reconstruction) Hall Rd. Bridge (Reconstruction) Unanticipated Road & Bridge Work – Design Various County Buildings – Code Compliance Initiatives (2003) Electrical Systems Improvements – Phase I (Countywide) Mechanical Systems Improvements – Phase I (Countywide) Energy Conservation Measures (Countywide) Correctional Facility Lock Replacement Holding Center Plumbing/Electrical Installation Emery Park Water Line – Phase III Bridge Design and Construction (2003) Culvert Design – Various Locations Capital Overlay Program (Road Rehabilitation) Preservation of Bridges, Dams & Culverts Central Library Interior Renovations – Phase I Wireless Infrastructure Improvements Office Renovations – District Attorney Botanical Gardens Energy Improvements Various County Buildings – Roof Replacement and Waterproofing County Stadium Rehabilitation (2004) Various County Parks – Equipment Acquisition Various County Parks – Acquisition of Machinery & Apparatus Greiner Rd. @ Shimerville – Signal Design Colvin Blvd, Brighton Rd. – Signal Design Elmwood Ave. Corridor – Signal Design County Stadium Rehabilitation (2005) Various County Buildings – Sidewalk Restoration Various County Buildings – Exterior Building Rehabilitation Rath Building Cooling Tower Replacement Lake Shore Trail Construction All High Stadium Reconstruction Erie Canal Harbor Development Erie Community College – Renovations of Various Facilities Erie Community College – Vehicles & Heavy Equipment Erie Community College – Lab, Technical and Miscellaneous Equipment Erie Community College – Office Furniture & Equipment Social Services - Lab & Technical Equipment Dunn Tire Park Rehabilitation
$16,491,437 704,523 21,300 5,950 75,450 21,900 81,850 90,000 235,000 1,000,000 1,270,000 9,289,000 150,000 8,750 6,100 18,750 31,485 33,950 27,400 1,000,000 300,000 300,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 335,000 402,663 350,000 2,031,000 1,500,000 420,000 225,000 165,000 3,150,000 770,000 540,000 60,000 440,000 34,000 20,000 14,000 2,645,000 160,000 425,000 365,000 247,000 1,000,000 14,000,000 207,000 144,000 1,182,540 325,000 1,809,952 550,000
20 15 5 5 5 5 20 5 15 15 15 30 5 5 5 5 20 20 5 10 30 10 5 5 10 40 20 5 10 20 15 10 15 10 15 15 5 15 5 5 5 15 15 15 10 5 15 15 15 15 5 5 5 5
9 Section 5. The aggregate amount of estimated Present Value Savings as set forth in the proposed refunding financial plan attached hereto as Exhibit A, computed in accordance with subdivision two of paragraph b of Section 90.10 of the Law, is $ 2,309,570.62. The Legislature acknowledges that the actual Present Value Savings may vary from that set forth in the refunding financial plan depending upon market conditions at the time of the sale of the Refunding Bonds. Section 6. (a) The Refunding Bonds shall be sold at private sale to the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority and the Comptroller, the chief fiscal officer of the County, is hereby authorized to execute a purchase contract on behalf of the County for the sale of the Refunding Bonds, provided that the terms and conditions of such sale shall be approved by the State Comptroller, and further providing that prior to the issuance of the Refunding Bonds the Comptroller shall have filed with the Legislature a certificate approved by the State Comptroller setting forth the Present Value Savings to the County resulting from the issuance of the Refunding Bonds; and (b) the Comptroller is hereby further authorized and directed to take any and all actions necessary to accomplish said refunding, and to execute any contracts and agreements for the purchase of and payment for services rendered or to be rendered the County in connection with said refunding including the preparation of the final refunding financial plan referred to in Section 2.
Section 7. Each of the Refunding Bonds authorized by this resolution shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said Refunding Bonds shall be general obligations of the County payable as to both principal and interest by a general tax upon all the taxable real property within the County without limitation as to rate or amount. The faith and credit of the County are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said Refunding Bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the County for (a) the amortization and redemption of the Refunding Bonds to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. Section 8. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 21.00, 50.00, 56.00, and 90.10 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Legislature relative to providing for substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents and as to the sale and issuance of the Refunding Bonds, and to executing any arbitrage certification relative thereto, as well as to executing the Escrow Contract, are hereby delegated to the Comptroller, the chief fiscal officer of the County. Section 9. Prior to the issuance of the Refunding Bonds, the County shall contract with a bank or trust company located and authorized to do business in this State, for the purpose of having such bank or trust company act as the Escrow Holder of the proceeds, inclusive of any premium from the sale of the Refunding Bonds but net of any underwriter’s discount, together with all income derived from the investment of such proceeds. The Escrow Contract shall contain such terms and conditions as shall be necessary in order to accomplish the refunding financial plan, including provisions for the Escrow Holder without further authorization or direction from the County, except as otherwise provided therein, (a) to make all required payments of principal, interest and redemption premiums to the appropriate paying agent with respect to the Bonds To Be Refunded, (b) to pay costs and expenses incidental to the issuance of the Refunding Bonds, including the development of the refunding financial plan, and of executing and performing the terms and conditions of the Escrow Contract and all of its fees and charges as the Escrow Holder, (c) at the appropriate time or times to cause to be given on behalf of the County the notices of redemption authorized to be given pursuant to Section 12 hereof, and (d) to invest the moneys held by it consistent with the provisions of the refunding financial plan. The Escrow Contract shall be irrevocable and shall constitute a covenant with the holders of the Refunding Bonds. Section 10. The proceeds, inclusive of any premium and net of any underwriter’s discount, from the sale of the Refunding Bonds, immediately upon receipt, shall be placed in escrow by the County with the Escrow Holder in accordance with the Escrow Contract. All moneys held by the Escrow Holder shall be invested only in direct obligations of the United States of America or in obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America, which obligations shall mature or be subject to redemption at the option of the holder thereof not later than the respective dates when such moneys will be required to make payments in accordance with the refunding financial plan. Any such moneys remaining in the custody of the Escrow Holder after the full execution of the Escrow Contract shall be returned to the County and shall be applied by the County only to the payment of the principal of or interest on the Refunding Bonds then outstanding.
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‘Celebrating Women Touching The World’ 40 Women to Be Honored for Women’s History Month Buffalo, NY-- At its sixth annual awards dinner, Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry, Incorporated will honor 40 women from throughout Western New York at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The 2013 theme for this gala affair is “Celebrating Women Touching The World” in honor of National Women’s History Month. Both Nellie B. King, UPOP Ministry Inc. president and Janet Barnes, General Chairperson have stated that the purpose for this annual awards dinner is to celebrate National Women’s History Month with the recognition of women and to spotlight their achievements, community service, professionalism, and exemplary leadership. Women from the areas of Buffalo and Rochester, New York will receive “ Touching the World Awards.” Kendra Eaglin from WKBW Channel 7 television and Deborah Porter, President of Concordia Foundation Incorporated will be award presenters. Lauriel Knight, second semester freshman at Niagara County Community College, and Taylor Ingram, second semester freshman at Medaille College, will be the featured speakers. The 2013 Honorees include women of leadership in Western New York. They exemplify a diversified group of professionals. This year’s honorees are: Buffalo Board of Education Members: Mary Ruth Kapsiak, Rosalyn Tay-
2013 Awardees laby, Linda Seay, Laythannette M. lor, Dr. Barbara Nevergold, ShaShine, Anna Marie Sinatra, Doris ron Belton Cottman, and Florence Walker, Sylvia Wallace, and PasJohnson; Sherry Byrnes, Pamela tor Anita Williams. Cahill, Averl Anderson,Dava Alas, Felicia R. Beard, LaShawn Special awards will also be Brown, Tracy Jordan-Cardwell, given during the evening incluDenise Cobbs, Fredia Hart Cromwell, Shanna Crumps-Owen, Toni sive of the annual Humanitarian Living Legacy Award given for DuBois, Dr. Sue Gillick, Frances distinctive community service. Harris, Pamela James, Adia JorProceeds from the affair will dan, Sylvia Loyd, Lori Adams support female college bound or Mabry, Tina Houston McCrea, Jennifer Mecozzi, Lillian Mitch- trade school students from a poverty background who will be enell, Cindy Odom, Dr. Lorraine E. rolled in college or trade School Peeler, Diane Pesch-Savatteri, LaTanya Pitts, Micaela Shapiro-Shel- by September, 2013.
Section 11. That portion of such proceeds from the sale of the Refunding Bonds, together with interest earned thereon, which shall be required for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds To Be Refunded, including any redemption premiums, in accordance with the refunding financial plan, shall be irrevocably committed and pledged to such purpose and the holders of the Bonds To Be Refunded shall have a lien upon such moneys and the investments thereof held by the Escrow Holder. The pledge and lien provided for herein shall become valid and binding upon the issuance of the Refunding Bonds and the moneys and investments held by the Escrow Holder shall immediately be subject thereto without any further act. Such pledge and lien shall be valid and binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the County irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither this resolution, the Escrow Contract, nor any other instrument relating to such pledge and lien, need be filed or recorded. Section 12. In accordance with the provisions of Section 53.00 and of paragraph h of Section 90.10 of the Law, the Legislature hereby elects to call in and redeem all of the Bonds To Be Refunded which are subject to prior redemption according to their terms on the Redemption Date. The sum to be paid therefor on the Redemption Date shall be the par value thereof and the accrued interest to the Redemption Date. The Escrow Holder is hereby authorized and directed to cause notices of such call for redemption to be given in the name of the County by mailing such notice to the registered holder at least thirty and not more than sixty days prior to the Redemption Date. Upon the issuance of the Refunding Bonds, the election to call in and redeem the Bonds To Be Refunded subject to prior redemption and the direction to the Escrow Holder to cause notice thereof to be given as provided in this Section shall become irrevocable and the provisions of this Section shall constitute a covenant with the holders, from time to time, of the Refunding Bonds, provided that this Section may be amended from time to time as may be necessary to comply with the publication requirements of paragraph a of Section 53.00 of the Law, as the same may be amended from time to time. Section 13. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon approval of the County Executive.
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50 Cent At the Daytona 500:” ..I don’t “Coonification” of Black Culture: Harlem doesn’t like see no Black People...”: goes in for an Erin Andrews kiss, gets denied.... the new “Harlem Shake” All of this Harlem shake hoopla has reached Harlem and Harlem doesn’t like it. If you haven’t seen this new “viral” version of the Harlem shake, it’s looks like the physical manifestation of a brain on drugs, or s on Harlem resident described it “zombies gone crazy.” “Harlem Shake,” the techno track created by a DJ-producer named Baauer— has been made famous by an avalanche of dance crazy videos gyrating and flinging their arms in the air and/or outright mimicking Black people.
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National Commercial Has Buffalo Connection Tide’s “Miracle Stain” commercial that aired during Super Bowl 2013 featured Buffalo’s own Carmen Ruby Floyd. Carmen delivered the much publicized and debated punch line, “Go Ravens!” Carmen attended Waterfront Elementary School, Holy Angels Academy and Niagara university. She also graduated from buffalo Prep. All of these institutions provided a great foundation for her theatrical career. Her close family upbringing keeps her well grounded and grateful. Her mother and relatives are all members o Buffalo’s Gayles Family Singers. Carmen has performed in may venues including Broadway for the Lion King, Crowns and Avenue Q and in television where she has appeared I Law & Order, Soap Operas, commercials (Quilted Northern) concerts and film. Her husband, J. Bernard Calloway, is also a thespian of stage, film and television. Carmen is very grateful for her career and acknowledges every blessing!
By carrying the same name as the original Harlem shake, it comes off as a mockery - a “coonification”, if you will - of it’s culture. Honestly, it’s a bit disrespectful. Call it “The Shake”, but leave Harlem out of; They don’t want any part of this randomness. A video on You Tube featuring Harlem residents reacting to the “dance craze ”, contains harsh language. At the core of their criticism is the fact that a dance called the “Harlem Shake” has been around for decades — and that the new song and dance have absolutely nothing to do with the original one . By the way, when you search for Harlem Shake on you tube the new one has made the original one basically vanish; it’s VERY difficult to find outside of the G.Dep music video. Go to www.713street.com/2013/.../harlem-doesnt-like-new-harlem-shake.ht... The Harlem shake is a dance that originally began in Harlem, New York, in 1981. Since its beginnings it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in music videos. The self-purported inventor of the dance was “Al B”, a Harlem resident. Because of its founder, the dance was originally called the “albee” in Rucker and Harlem, but then later became known as the Harlem shake.[ Though it started in 1981, the Harlem shake became mainstream in 2001 when G. Dep featured the dance in his music video “Let’s Get It”. In February 2013, an unrelated song named “Harlem Shake” originally uploaded to YouTube on May 10, 2012, went viral and became an Internet meme (see Harlem Shake meme). The “dance” being done in the current Internet phenomena is not the Harlem shake. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS!
Damn, I don’t see no Black people lol,” 50 Cent tweeted Sunday after arriving at Daytona International Speedway. That was about the last message NASCAR was hoping to have hammered home to 50 Cent’s nearly eight million followers. The truth is the truth though. NASCAR itself has taken numerous steps through the years in attempt to open up its fan base – if for no other reason than to tap into a potential lucrative market. It sets up outreach programs in cities near tracks, trying to take the cars to areas with more diverse populations. It sponsors a minority driver program. It has officially condemned the confederate flag, even barring the “General Lee” of Dukes and Hazards fame from appearing at a race in Phoenix last year. NASCAR’s long-term belief is that people from all walks of life, races, countries and socio-economic backgrounds love cars. Indeed on Sunday, Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin and T.I. spoke at length about their shared love of Porsches and debated whose was faster. At the turnstile however, it remains a struggle. Flapping confederate flags still dot the sky across the expansive infield here at Daytona, for instance,
and even if the intention for fans flying it isn’t racially based – heritage not hate is the common defense – it remains an unwelcoming sign for many people of all races. Later 50 tried to kiss blond Fox newscaster Erin Andrews as she walked the pit road and got brushed off; she was having none of it , resulting in a very awkward and embarrassing “negro step back” moment for Fifty Cent, who must have felt more like “Two Cent...”
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“Bruh Man” Was the Main Attraction, But Darryl Banks Stole The Show at Comedy Slam 2013 “Comedy Slam 2013” was a night of stomach aching laughs! Opening the successful show was Buffalo’s own Sheldon Johnson, followed by Toledo, Ohio’s very own Darryl Banks, with special guest from the hit comedy series from “Martin” Bruh Man from the 5th floor (while holding up 4 fingers). The show was MC by the talented Tyrone Maclin, who hosted the D. L. Hughly ear-
on stage *Stick Fly on stage now thru March 3 @ The Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave.; directed by Willie W. Judson Jr.; for tickets, reservations, group rates call 8842013 or go to www.afriancultural.org * Alemaedae Theater Saturday Night Laugh My @ss Off Sketch Comedy Show Sat Mar 2thru Sat Mar 23,; Shows are Sats only @ 10:30pm Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre 639 Main: 716-6026253; www.atpgalaxy.com *Aretha Franklin, Sat March 2, Seneca Niagara Events Center, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel 310 Fourth St. Niagara Falls.
lier this year and who did a great job of warming up the crowd. I Am Entertainment drew a nicely integrated mature audience. Every so often there is a heckler that adds his or her unpaid talent to the show but was quietly escorted from the venue. That didn’t stop rhythm of the flow of laughs. Everyone felt like a “VIP” with Buffalo East’s intimate and contemporary atmosphere. Even though “Bruh Man “was the Main attraction, Darryl Banks stole the show. His delivery and connection with the audience was right on point. His ability to
reflect on his past life experiences, added with humor, brought the house down. I AM Entertainment would like to thank all those who came out to enjoy Buffalo’s first successful “Comedy Slam 2013. “Thank you Buffalo for you have truly shown your Love and Support!
Stevie Wonder Not Happy With Lil Wayne...
ATLANTA -- Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne’s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The R&B legend says the rapper’s disturbing verse should not have made it beyond the recording studio for the world to hear. “You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said. “You just cannot do that. ... I think you got to have someone around you that – even if they are the same age or older – is wiser to say, `Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’” T:10.25”
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NOTICE 2013 CAPITAL BOND RESOLUTION The resolution, a copy of which is published herewith, has been adopted by the County Legislature on the 7th day of February, 2013 and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Erie, New York, is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this Notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the publication of this Notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. ROBERT M. GRABER Clerk of the County Legislature RESOLUTION NO. 30-2013 BOND RESOLUTION DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2013 BOND RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK, AUTHORIZING VARIOUS CAPITAL PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE 2013 CAPITAL BUDGET OF THE COUNTY, STATING THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST OF SUCH PROJECTS IS $50,682,882, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, INCLUDING THE EXPENDITURE OF $11,737,653 EXPECTED TO BE RECEIVED IN STATE OR FEDERAL AID AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $38,945,229 BONDS OF THE COUNTY TO FINANCE THE BALANCE OF SAID APPROPRIATION; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING ANY AMOUNTS RECEIVED FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND/OR THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO BE EXPENDED TOWARDS THE COST OF CERTAIN OF SUCH CAPITAL PROJECTS AS INDICATED HEREIN, OR REDEMPTION OF ANY NOTES AND BONDS ISSUED THEREFOR OR TO BE BUDGETED AS AN OFFSET TO THE TAXES FOR PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID NOTES AND BONDS. (Introduced) February 7, 2013 (Adopted) February 7, 2013 RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK (by the affirmative vote of not less than two thirds of the voting strength of said Legislature), AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The County of Erie, New York (herein called “Coun-
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ty”), is hereby authorized to undertake the various capital projects as described in column A of the attached schedule, each as more fully described in column G of the attached schedule and the duly adopted 2013 Capital Budget for the County. To the extent that the details set forth in this resolution are inconsistent with any details set forth in the 2013 Capital Budget of the County, such Budget shall be deemed and is hereby amended. For each of the specific objects or purposes, classes of objects or purposes and combinations of objects or purposes, as specified in column A-1 of the attached schedule, the respective estimated maximum costs, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, are set forth in column B of the attached schedule, and said respective amounts are hereby appropriated therefor pursuant to the duly adopted 2013 Capital Budget for the County. The plan of financing includes the expenditure of $11,737,653 in State and Federal aid expected to be received and the issuance of $38,945,229 aggregate principal amount of bonds of the County to finance the balance of said appropriations, the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property in the County to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable. Any amounts received by the County from the United States of America and/or the State of New York are hereby authorized to be expended towards the cost of the applicable specific objects or purposes, classes of objects or purposes or combinations of objects or purposes or the redemption of any notes and bonds issued therefor or to be budgeted as an offset to the taxes for the repayment of the principal of and interest on said notes and bonds. Costs of issuance of the bonds and notes authorized hereunder shall be paid from the premium derived from the sale of the respective bonds and notes. Section 2. Bonds of the County in the respective principal amounts set forth in column C of the attached schedule are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called the “Law”) to finance said appropriations. Section 3. The respective periods of probable usefulness for said specific objects or purposes, classes of objects or purposes and combinations of objects or purposes for which said $38,945,229 bonds herein authorized are to be issued, within the limitations of §11.00 a. of the Law, is set forth in column F of the attached schedule. Section 4. The County intends to finance, and the Comptroller of the County is hereby authorized to advance such amounts as are necessary to pay the costs of the respective specific objects or purposes, classes of objects or purposes and combinations of objects or purposes described in Section 1 hereof, prior to the issuance of the bonds or bond anticipation notes herein authorized, out of any available funds of the County on an interim basis, which respective amounts are reasonably expected to be reimbursed with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the County pursuant
to this Resolution, in the respective maximum amounts of bonds herein authorized. This Resolution is a declaration of official intent adopted pursuant to the requirements of Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2. Section 5. Subject to the provisions of this Resolution and of the Law, and pursuant to the provisions of §21.00 relative to the issuance of bonds having substantially level or declining annual debt service, §30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of bond anticipation notes or the renewals thereof, and of §§50.00, 56.00 to 60.00 and 168.00 of said Law, the powers and duties of the County Legislature relative to authorizing the issuance of any notes in anticipation of the sale of the respective amounts of bonds herein authorized, or the renewals thereof, relative to providing for substantially level or declining annual debt service, relative to prescribing the terms, form and contents and as to the sale and issuance of the respective amounts of bonds herein authorized, and of any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds or the renewals of said notes, and relative to executing agreements for credit enhancement, are hereby delegated to the Comptroller of the County, as the chief fiscal officer of the County. Section 6. Each of the bonds authorized by this Resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale thereof shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by §52.00 of said Local Finance Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall be general obligations of the County of Erie, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the County. The faith and credit of the County are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds or the renewals of said notes, and provision shall be made annually in the budgets of the County by appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the notes and bonds to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. Section 7. The validity of the bonds authorized by this Resolution and of any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if: ( a) such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the County is not authorized to expend money, or (b) the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this Resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or (c) such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Section 8. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon approval by the County Executive.
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BFNC to participate in Spring It On: United Way’s one day of giving campaign
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The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC), a not-for-profit human services organization, will participate in Spring It On, a new fundraising event initiated by the United Way and designed to support local nonprofit organizations. Spring It On gives residents of Buffalo and Erie County the opportunity to donate to BFNC through a user-friendly online and social media campaign. The event will take place Friday, March 1. Donors should visit fundraise.springiton.org/bfnc to make a secure online contribution, between 12: 01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. “ Donors can also go to Facebook, and Twitter at #SpringItOn to learn more about the campaign. This is one of the first fundraising campaigns in Buffalo and Erie County to use social media.
The resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on the 11th day of July, 2002 and amended on the 7th day of February, 2013, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the COUNTY OF ERIE, New York, is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this Notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the publication of this Notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. ROBERT M. GRABER Clerk of the County Legislatur RESOLUTION NO. 21-2013 BOND RESOLUTION DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2013 AMENDING THE BOND RESOLUTION ADOPTED JULY 11, 2002 BOND RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $3,000,000 BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE NECESSARY, TO FINANCE THE COST OF AN INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE FACILITIES OF ERIE COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2 STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $3,000,000; STATING THE PLAN OF FINANCING SAID COST INCLUDES THE ISSUANCE OF $3,000,000 BONDS HEREIN AUTHORIZED; PROVIDING FOR A TAX TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS; AND PROVIDING FOR REIMBURSEMENT BY ERIE SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2 TO SAID COUNTY. object or purpose: increase and improvement of facilities for Erie County Sewer District No. 2 to said County, in accordance with the report originally approved by the Board of Managers of Erie County Sewer District No. 2 on February14, 2002 and filed with the County Legislature pursuant to Section 268 of the County Law and modified in accordance with the report approved by the Board of Managers of Erie County Sewer District No. 2 on June 19, 2012 and filed with the County Legislature pursuant to Section 253-b of the County Law period of probable usefulness: forty (40) years amount of obligations to be issued: $3,000,000 A complete copy of the Bond Resolution summarized above, as amended, shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Clerk of the Erie County Legislature, at the Erie County Hall, in Buffalo, New York. Dated: February 19, 2013 Buffalo, New York
EM P LOY M EN T Over the Edge teen theater workshop seeks Theater Workshop Teachers to team teach beginning actors and rehearse an original showcase. Demonstrate acting training, experience with diverse youth, and theater specialty skills. Hours: 1 - 5p.m. M – Th (7/1 – 8/8/13). Stipend based. Send resume and cover letter by March 15th to Michael Tritto, Schiller Park Community Services, 2056 Genesee St., Bflo, NY 14211, or to email@example.com
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Financial Aid Assistant Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the full-time position of Financial Aid Assistant. Duties include counseling students and parents regarding the financial aid application process. Assist senior counselors with determining aid eligibility for federal, state and institutional programs. Perform verification and revise aid packages as required. Conduct in-person appointments; provide assistance at customer service window and respond to electronic inquires. Participation in open houses and workshops is required. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in financial aid at a college or student lending institution. Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for Project Nos. 43612-C, 43612-P, 43612-E, comprising separate contracts for Construction Work, Plumbing Work, and Electrical Work, Provide Truck Trap Tower and Frisk Building, Collins Correctional Facility, Middle Road, Collins (Erie County), NY, will be received by the Office of General Services (OGS), Design & Construction Group (D&C), Contract Administration, 35th Fl., Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, on behalf of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, when they will be publicly opened and read. Each bid must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and must be accompanied by a certified check, bank check, or bid bond in the amount of $38,400 for C, $2,600 for P, and $15,300 for E. All successful bidders on a multiple trade project or the successful bidder with a bid over $200,000 on a single trade project, will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Bond in the statutory form of public bonds required by Sections 136 and 137 of the State Finance Law, each for 100% of the amount of the Contract estimated to be between $500,000 and $1,000,000 for C, between $25,000 and $50,000 for P, and between $100,000 and $250,000 for E. The requirement or Labor and Material and Performance Bonds may be waived on a bid under $200,000 on a single trade project. Designated staff are Frank Peris and Carl Ruppert in the Bureau of Contract Awards, telephone (518) 474-0203, fax (518) 473-7862 and John Lewyckyj, Director of Contract Administration, telephone (518) 474-0201, fax (518) 486-1650. The only time prospective bidders will be allowed to visit the job site will be at 1:00 p.m. on March 14, 2013 at Gowanda Field Office, 14312 Taylor Hollow Road, Gowanda, NY. Phone the office of Kim Himes, (716) 532-5151 a minimum of 72 hours in advance. It is the policy of the State and the Office of General Services to encourage minority business enterprise participation in this project by contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, and all bidders are expected to cooperate in implementing this policy. The Bidding and Contract Documents for this Project are available on compact disc (CD) only, and may be obtained for an $8.00 deposit per set, plus a $2.00 per set shipping and handling fee. Contractors and other interested parties can order CD’s online through a secure web interface available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please use the following link at the OGS website for ordering and payment instructions: http://www.ogs.ny.gov/ bu/dc/esb/acquirebid.asp. For questions about purchase of bid documents, please send an e-mail to D&C.Plans@ogs.ny.gov, or call toll free at 1-877647-7526. For additional information on this project, please use the link below and then click on the project number: https://online.ogs.ny.gov/dnc/contractorConsultant/esb/ESBPlansAvailableIndex.asp.
John D. Lewyckyj, Contracting Officer Director, Contract Administration OGS - Design & Construction Group
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Black History Month Events
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McKinley High School Holds Eleventh Annual Africa and African-American History and Diversity Celebration
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VA Celebrates African American History Month In observance of African American History month, the VA on Bailey Ave. will celebrate with events throughout the month of February taking place in Freedom Hall, Room 301. *Black Film Festival from noon to 1 p.m., featuring “A Soldier Story” part 1 will be shown on February 27 and part 2 on February 28. Sharon Shelton is the African American Special Emphasis Program Manager.
Cultural Nights Just Buffalo Literary Center and The International Institute of Buffalo are excited to announce that BABEL Community Night returns this Spring to celebrate the cultures of United Kingdom and Africa on Thursday, March 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave. The familyfriendly Community Nights is an ideal way to explore the food & culture before BABEL: Alexandra Fuller (Zimbabwe/UK). Enjoy African drumming, storytelling, music from the UK & authentic food before heading over to BABEL-just down the street at Kleinhans. [CELEBRATE THE CULTURES OF AFRICA & GREAT BRITAIN is FREE, with food tickets for $8 featuring Diaspora Drumming Ensemble, Storytelling in the African Tradition with Sharon Jordan Holley, and Dan McCue’s Bagpipers!
Black History As Told by The Prophets The Israel of God is celebrating Black History Month with a five part series, “Black History As Told by the Prophets.” The last sessions will be held at The Israel of God, 372 Fougeron Street Saturday at 2:30 p.m. March 2. Bring a Bible, pen, paper and patience!
Walter Mosley to Speak Walter Mosley, novelist and social commentator, will be the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Keynote speaker for UB’s 26th Annual Distinguished Speakers Series on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the UB Center for the Arts. For ticket and speaker info visit BUFFALO.EDU/DSS or FACEBOOK.COM/UBDSS See You at the Events!
Women’s Health Talk Radio
Dr.Catherine Fisher Collins,Author,Women’s Health Radio Show Host & Educator hosts a Women’s Health Radio Program, AM 1400 from 8-8:30 a.m. 1st and 3rd Saturday Mornings: • March 2, 2013 –Dr. Eileen Trigoboff, DNS, Buffalo Psychiatric Center–Topic: Suicide • March 16, 2013–Patricia Weigel, BSN, RNFA,University of Buffalo Movement Disorder Center Topic: Parkinson’s Disease • April 6,2013—Arlene Wilson—Arlene Wilson, Associate Director of Community Initiatives, American Diabetes Association -Topic: Diabetes • April 20, 2013—Ingrid Floyd, Executive Director, Iris House A residence for women living with HIV/AIDS
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School Board Meeting: 5:30 p.m., 801 City Hall.
Buffalo Academy of Science 8th Annual Poetry Slam: For students grades 6-12, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium downtown, 6-8 p.m.
Community African Dance/ Drum Class: Every Saturday 4 p.m. Drum & 5 p.m. Dance; 884-2013 for info.
Family Fun Bowling Day: Every Wednesday, Kerns Bowling Center, 163 Kerns off Genesee St., 5-8 p.m.; $1 bowling; hosted by Buffalo United Front. Board of Education Meeting: 5:30 p.m., 801 City Hall
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FRIDAY MARCH 1 “Celebrating Women Touching The World” Awards Gala: 7 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center. (See page 9) Golden Cup Documentary Series: “Legacy of Steven Biko” 883 Jefferson Ave; 883-7770.
Free Tax Preparation: hosted by Legislator Hogues, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Holy Cross Church 345 Seventh Ave.839-8524 MONDAY MARCH 4 African Dance Workshop with Fana Bangoura: Miss Barbara’s School of Dance, Main@ Delavan Plaza, 7-9:30 p.m., $10, $15; 834-1644 for information. HEAP Outreach: Kensington Neighborhood Housing Center, 995 Kensington, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. hosted by Betty Jean Grant; 894-0914 WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 “Pros and Cons of Gun Safety Act”: Hosted by We Are Women Warriors, 5:30 p.m. Merriweather Library, free & open to public. SATURDAY MARCH 9 Daniel R. Acker Scholarship Ball: hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Buffalo Alumni Chapter, Hyatt Regency Downtown; 6 p.m.
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BLACK TIE FOR BLACK HISTORY GALA: The annual Black Tie for Black History gala and fundraiser to benefit Juneteenth was another successful event! Congratulations to all the “difference makers” who were honored, and to Marnetta Malcolm and her staff for continuing to get it right! PHOTOS PRINCESS PHOTOGRPHY
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Kathleen Battle Underground Railroad: An Evening of Spirituals A community-wide event with Kathleen Battle, commemorating Western New York’s important role in the Underground Railroad to Canada.
Friday, March 8, 2013 8pm
Michael Morgan, conductor New Beginning Choral Ensemble, directed by Ella Robinson K l e i n h a n s m u s i c h a l l
Tickets (716) 885-5000 | www.bpo.org
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