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JANUARY 11, 2011


Rochester King Events

Small Business Info Session

Cornel West to Deliver Keynote Address at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The Urban League of Rochester is holding an information session for small business owners who are interested in participating in the Small Business Teaming Pilot Program which provides training, counseling and mentoring on Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Urban League’s Main office, 365 North Clinton Avenue in Rochester. Interested business owners should call (585) 325-6530 or email

Dr. West

Former Princeton professor, philosopher, musician and civil-rights activist Cornel West will give the keynote address the 2012 Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration Monday, Jan. 23 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center. West will highlight two days of activities to commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He will be joined by Rochester’s Garth Fagan Dance Company and renowned poet Joshua Bennett, who will perform during the program. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be done online. No one is more candid about the complexities of race in America than Cornel West, pro-

fessor, author, musician and philosopher. “This is an institution that supports critical thinking, therefore we always make an effort to choose a speaker that will continue to force our society to deal with the important issues of the day,” says Kevin McDonald, vice president for diversity and inclusion. “As one of the premier public intellectuals, Dr. West forces people to think critically and talks about current issues and their impact on society.” West, professor of philosphy and Christian practices at Union Theological Seminary, often speaks of the King legacy and social justice. Prior to his tenure at Union Theological Seminary, he taught at Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. Besides his renown as an author and political spokesperson, West made his film debut in The Matrix and has appeared in more than 25 documentaries and films including Examined Life, Call & Response, Sidewalk and Stand.

31st Annual Martin Luther King, Garth Fagan Dance Jr. CelebrationAt U Of Rochester Annual King Tribute Medical Center Continuing its annual traFor the 31st consecutive year, University of Rochester Medical Center staff will mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a celebration of poetry, song, dance, and spoken word on Monday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Whipple Auditorium At The University Of Rochester Medical Center, 260 Crittenden Blvd. This year’s keynote speaker is Gregory Galluzzo, founder of the Gamaliel Foundation, which under his leadership grew to a nationwide network of community organizing projects. Galluzzo, a former Jesuit priest, became a trainer of organizers. He hired and trained Barack Obama in Gamaliel’s Chicago program, and is often called the President’s “organizing mentor.” Galluzzo continues to travel the country training community organizers. He is a regular visitor to Upstate New York where Gamaliel has projects in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Syracuse.

dition, Garth Fagan Dance will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through dance. Five free public dance workshops will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, at Garth Fagan Dance, 3rd floor, 50 Chestnut St., Rochester, NY For more information call 585-454-3260

MLK Luminary Evening The 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luminary Evening ng is a tradition started in the 19th Ward during the winter of 2006.. This year the event has beyond the 19th ward. The SouthWest Quadrant, Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Event: 6th Annual 19th Ward Luminary Evening Date: Monday, January 16, 2011 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) Time: Sunset – 9 p.m. Location: 19th Ward, SouthWest Quadrant and the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood.

First Community MLK Celebration The First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester. Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. will give several analytical collective book reviews.

First Annual Pre-King Day Celebration A MLK Community Reception will be held on January 15, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the City Hall Atrium, 30 Church Street. Featured will be a variety of performances by local youth to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to express a stand against bullying. The event, free and open to the public, is presented by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Greater Rochester in partnership with the Black Heritage Committee. For more information, contact Iris Banister at 654-8062 or Jackie Campbell at 428-6896 or 428-6395.

Baobab Center News The Subversive Spirituality of Reggae: “Resisting against the System” in the Music of Bob Marley & the Wailers Friday, Feb. 3, 6 pm J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, guest speaker. Co-sponsors:The Rochester Jamaican Organization, The Program of Black Church Studies, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School This is one of a number of events throughout 2012 sponsored by the Rochester Jamaican Organization in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Jamaican Independence (1962) For more information, contact the Rochester Jamaican Organization 585-234-2119 rochesterjamaicanorg@yahoo. com

Rochester Seniors for Obama Next Sat. Jan. 14th. 9am to 10:30am Monroe County Democratic HQ 1150 University Ave Building 5. Turn in by Towners Bike shop and drive all the way to back of complex.

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This Meeting is for Clergy only. Thurs. Jan. 26th at 1pm. This is our initial meetings with Clergy from Rochester Churches. We meet 1pm Thurs. Jan. 26th at First Genesis Baptist Church 292 Hudson Avenue, Rochester, New York 14605.

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People in the


Buffalo School Board Selects Barbara Seals-Nevergold as New At-Large Member


Kirkland’s Corner Leaves the Air After 20 Years The airwaves may be a bit quieter on Tuesday afternoons in Buffalo. Last week, Ted Kirkland, host of Kirkland’s Korner for the past 20 years on WUFO AM 1080 Radio, announced that he was leaving the mic. “I started on the button Jan. 3 1992 and ended January 3, 2012,” said the popular talk show host and columnist. “But I didn’t retire...I just left the air.” Why? “It was just time to go. I had reached as far as I could (in educating and advocating to the community)... Nobody’s looking for power anymore. We’re trying too hard to get on the plantation. ...” Mr. Kirkland, said that he will still submit newspaper commentaries on occasion. Jim Anderson of Citizen Action will host his own show during the time slot previously held by Kirkland on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Tune in!

Council Member Russell

Barbara Seals-Nevergold, currently is a Senior Education Specialist at UB who has worked in the SUNY system for many years, and co-founder along w i t h P e g g y BrooksBertram, Dr. Nevergold of the Uncrowned Queens Center for Excellence, was selected last Wednesday by a 5-3 vote to fill the At-Large member seat vacated by Chris Jacobs when he was elected Erie County clerk. During last Thursday’s special board meeting, board member Rosalyn L. Taylor described Nevergold as the best-qualified among a field of 14 “qualified and highly impressive candidates” for the at-large seat on the board, all of whom were interviewed by the board’s executive affairs committee Dec. 21.Taylor was joined by board members Sharon Belton-Cottman, Mary Ruth Kapsiak, Florence Johnson and Ralph Hernandez in voting in favor of Nevergold’s appointment to the board.

Council Member Smith

Fontana is New Council President: Demone Smith, Bonnie Russell, Get Key Positions Lovejoy District Council Member Richard A. Fontana has been elected by his colleagues to serve as the President of the Buffalo Common Council. Masten District Council Member Demone A. Smith has been elected to serve as the Council Majority Leader, and University District Council Member Bonnie E. Russell, the only female serving on the Common Council, was elected to serve as the Council President Pro Tempore. Each Council Member will serve in their new capacity for a term of two years while still maintaining their respective duties as District Common Council Members.

Area Prepares to Honor a King! ”Celebrating The Dream” : A Love Supreme

“Celebrating the Dream”: Pappy Martin’s Love Supreme Jazz Ensemble and the Love Supreme School of Music presents “Celebrating the Dream” A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wegman’s Amherst Street Store in Buffalo.

Afro-American Historical Association Annual King Tribute at Historical Society The Sixth Annual Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Martin Luther King, Jr. Program will be held Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:00 P.M. at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. The Speaker will be Karla Clapp Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke University. Professor Holloway is a native of Buffalo and a graduate of Bennett High School. She is the daughter educators of Ouida Clapp and Claude D. Clapp . She is a co-founder of Duke University’s Karla Clapp Hollloway John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute a lasting tribute for her long friendship with the late Professor John Hope Franklin. Professor Holloway is the author of over 40 essays, and 8 books A Reception will immediately follow the program. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Barbara Nevergold is the President of AAHANF and Dr. Felix Armfield is the MLK Program Chair.

Methodist Ministers to Host King Sermon and Celebration The African Methodist Minister’s Alliance of Greater Buffalo and Vicinity (A.M.M.A.) announces its 23rAnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sermon and Celebration on Sunday, January 15 at St. Luke’s A.M.E. Zion Church at 314 E. Ferry at 6 pm. Rev. Dr. Yusef Ahmed, Retired Elder of the Potter House Charge United Methodist Episcopal Church in Berlin, Maryland and former Pastor of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Buffalo, will deliver the Annual Sermon, “Calling Forward the Hope of Faith.” Founder and Treasurer, Rev. Dr. Robert L. Graham noted that “The Rev. Dr. Yusef Ahmed A.M.M.A. is historically Buffalo’s only organization to annually commemorate the birth of Dr. King in a religious service on his birth date.” A.M.M.A. President and Senior Pastor of DeLaine Waring A.M.E. Church, Rev. A. Iona Smith Nze, said, “The Annual Sermon is like fertilizer, a revival for those of us working in God’s vineyards and open fields. We know the work of faith is hard labor but when we learn to trust God as Dr. King did, we can do anything but fail. At his death, many believed his work was unfinished. I believe Dr. King left us an example to follow, of faith in things hoped for and not yet seen. We have selected Rev. Dr. Ahmed to call us forward to the hope of faith.” The 2012 Annual Sermon will feature Voices in Methodism, led by Martha Connor, The Celebration Choir, led by Don Johnson and The Advent Choir, led by Toni Y. Harris.For more information, please call Pastor Angela Stewart at 835-1714.

WNY Coalition of Black in the Courts Annual King Tribute The Western New York Coalition of Blacks in the Courts will present their annual Martin Luther King Jr. program in the Ceremonial Courtroom of Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin Street. The guest speaker will be Frank Dobson Jr., author or Rendered Invisible. A native of Buffalo, he now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition students from the Buffalo Academy for the visual and Performing Arts will perform. The event is free and open to the public.


A Tribute To Dr. King At The Merriweather Library A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by Columnist and Educator Eva M. Doyle will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Frank E. Merriweather library from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Merriweather library is located at 1324 Jefferson avenue. The theme of the program will be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., His Life and Legacy. The program will include performances by the praise teams Blessed Anointed Daughters and Ministry in Motion. Students from Muhammad’s School of Music will also perform. Speakers willinlcude Sherry Sherrill, Murray Holman, Somalia Doyle, Zaire Doyle, and Legislator Betty Jean Grant. Soloist Karen Stanley Fleming will sing. The program will also include storytelling by Sharon Holley and a presentation by Robert Harris and the Youth Prison Prevention Project. There will also be a special tribute to those who died in the struggle for civil rights. The admission to this program is free and open to the public. For more information you can call Mrs. Doyle at 847-6010 or 533-9547.

MLK Basketball Clinic The Family 25 presents a free Martin Luther King Jr. Day Basketball clinic for boys and girls from 1st to 6th grade on Monday, January 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Canisius College, Main and E. Delavan. For more information call Maurice at 602-1326 or visit facebook page “The Family 25 Inc.”

Mlk Basketball Classic Schedule On Saturday, January 14, starting at 10 a.m., games will be held at City Honors School, located at 186 E. North Street. Gates open at 9:00 am and admission is $5.00 per session children 5 and under are free.

“Fulfilling The Dream”: City-Wide King Celebration Set The” Concerned Citizens Following The Dream” committee presents the Martin Luther King Celebration Program, on Sunday January 15, 2012 at Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle, 5:45 pm. Kleinhans will come alive as we honor Dr. King’s life and legacy with the spoken Word by Bishop T. Anthony Bronner, pastor of Elim Christian Fellowship, along with musical tributes by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Hutch-Tech High School Band, the New Beginning Choral Ensemble, the African Cultural Center Dancers, Jennifer Suarez, and many more. The theme is: “Fulfilling The Dream” so we are honoring some trailblazers and pioneers in our area who have made great sacrificial contributions to our community. Our way of saying, Thanks, and we salute you! Dr. King was about helping, building up and encouraging others. He gave his life trying to help people! The recipients of the “ 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Award” are, Terry Kazmierczak, Rev. William A. Gillison, James Pitts, Ralph R. Hernandez, George K. Arthur, Bishop William H. Continued page 9

New Hope Baptist to Host 22nd MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast The Christian Education Scholarship Committee of the New Hope Baptist Church, will host its 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road. The Rev. LaVerne McCain Gill, Chaplain Administrator of the Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society of West Virginia, will be the guest speaker. Tickets for the annual breakfast may be obtained by calling the church’s office at (716) 883-0821. Rev. Herschel Chapman, Jr. is the pastor of New Hope Baptist, located at 543 Richmond Avenue.



Ron Paul Did Not Vote for MLK Day

Teen Deported to Colombia Reunited with Family

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia in May after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was back in the United States on Friday and at the center of an international mystery over how a minor could be sent to a country where she is not a citizen. Her family has questioned why U.S. officials didn’t do more to verify her identity and say she is not fluent in Spanish and had no ties to Colombia. While many facts of the case involving Jakadrien Lorece Turner remain unclear, U.S. and Colombian officials have pointed fingers over who is responsible. Jakadrien arrived in Dallas on Friday evening and was reunited with her family. She was flanked by her mother, grandmother and law enforcement when she emerged from the international gate at DallasFort Worth International Airport shortly before 10 p.m. “She’s happy to be home,” the family’s attorney, Ray Jackson said.

In a blog entry at Atlantic magazine, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines GOP presidential contender Ron Paul's House voting record and determines that he did not cast a vote in favor of MLK Day. Coates conducted the research after a rumor erupted on Twitter during the GOP debates in New Hampshire on Saturday that Paul voted in favor of the legislation. But first here's Ron Paul on Martin Luther King Day in his newsletters: "Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day." Paul's supporters link to his Yea vote on this 1979 bill as evidence that he supported an MLK Holiday: "TO AMEND H.R. 5461, MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY, BY DESIGNATING THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY RATHER THAN JANUARY 15 AS THE LEGAL HOLIDAY." But this actually isn't the bill for the holiday. The text doesn't even claim that. More importantly, the date is wrong. This vote was taken on December 5, 1979. The vote for the King holiday was actually taken on November 13, 1979: The bill was called up in the House on Tuesday, November 13, 1979 ... When the final vote was taken, 252 Members voted for the bill and 133 against -- five votes short of the two-thirds needed for passage. I'm sorry to report that one of those Nay votes, as you can see here, was cast by one Ronald Paul. I'm sorry to further report that Paul again voted no on the 1983 bill that passed.


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Obama Military Cuts Don’t Lessen War Costs

The administration’s plans to create a leaner military “simply take us back to the very inflated level of 2008 – and that’s not really very much of an achievement,” said Catherine Lutz, editor of The Bases of Power: The Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts. The proposed cuts affect only the “base,” or basic military infrastructure budget. “The war budgets,” such as “the additional trillion dollars allocated for the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan, are not even included in these numbers. Those are off the table for the purposes of these discussions,” said Lutz. “With all the threatening words being exchanged about Iran and the articulated fears about China, we have to worry that there will be a new theater of war before we know it, and then that money will be added on top of” the base military budget.

Drone Warfare Will Lead to Blowback Against U.S.

“We’ve opened up this Pandora’s Box of bombing people all over the world and it’s definitely going to come back on us – blowback,” said Alice Slater, New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. “We’re bombing seven countries right now with drones – totally unauthorized by Congress.” The U.S. also pursues policies that discourage nuclear non-proliferation. “If Gaddafi had nuclear weapons, we wouldn’t have bombed Libya. It’s a signal to people on the other end of our aggressive power that they have to protect themselves as best they can.”

New Student Group Against Mass Imprisonment

Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI), created early last year at Washington DC’s Howard University, has since expanded to Morgan State University in Baltimore, western Massachusetts, and Columbia University, according to SAMI founder Benjamin Woods. “The prison-industrial complex is a direct outgrowth of the capitalist system,” said Woods, a doctoral candidate. “We want to see people who are most affected” by the repressive apparatus of the state, including political prisoners, providing leadership in the Black community. P.O.P. Passes Halfway Mark in Newark Protest Marathon The People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) this week passed the 190-day mark in its daily demonstrations in Newark, New Jersey. “We understood more than a year ago that sporadic protests were not enough,” said P.O.P. chairman Larry Hamm.

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UN Force Should Leave Haiti

The United Nations has failed to acknowledge its responsibility for the cholera deaths of 6,000 Haitians and the sickening a half a million others, despite the fact that the world body’s “own report is the most persuasive evidence of the UN’s culpability,” said Fran Quigley, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Indiana Law School. Quigley recently returned from a factfind trip to Haiti, where “a lot of people think its long past time for the peacekeepers to leave, even before this deadly cholera outbreak.” Haitians should have their rights protected, including from the United Nations,” said the law professor.

Blacks Will Vote for Obama, But Without Enthusiasm Most Blacks will still vote for President Obama this year, “but it will be different, this time,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. “Before, people thought they had a real champion who was going to make a difference in the lives of Black people, but it didn’t happen. We’re not going to see the same kind of enthusiasm for Obama this time aroun a lot of ways, said the Black Is Back chairman, “Obama has outdone Bush,” including “the declaration of the right to kill even U.S. citizens any time he wants to.”

Slave Math? ‘If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…’ Homework Asks Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings. Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn’t believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. “It kind of blew me away,” Braxton said. “Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He’s not answering this question.” The question read, “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Another math problem read, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” Another question asked how many baskets of cotton Frederick filled. “I was furious at that point,” Braxton said. “This outrages me because it just lets me know that there’s still racists,” said Stephanie Jones, whose child is a student at the school. “In this one, the teachers were trying to do a cross-curricular activity,” Gwinnett County school district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

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Attention Sickle Cell Patients

The Sickle Cell Foundation is going to begin hosting monthly meetings to establish a support group, a resource center and a social/referral network for Sickle Cell patients. If you are a Sickle Cell patient or know someone who is, and are interested in being placed on the Foundation’s mailing list, please contact Stacy Grant at 444-7200 or email contact information to Lttlt52@<>.

Ellicott-Masten Family YMCA Hosts Family Fitness The Ellicott-Masten Family YMCA, 585 William St., wants to help you and your family live healthier in 2012! Join them from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for their FREE Family Fitness Extravaganza on Saturday, January 14. The entire family will enjoy a free day of classes, including Gospel Aerobics, Zumba®, Hip-Hop, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Open Swim and much more! There will even be great prizes given out! For more information and a complete schedule of activities please call the branch at 8455440 or stop on down! Stop by the Y during our campaign, going on now through January 31, 2012 and see all we have to offer! If you decide to join the YMCA by January 31, 2012 you’ll even save up to $100! Be sure to check with your insurance provider as well for additional savings and as always YMCA Buffalo Niagara offers financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information visit us online at

City of Wellness Comes to Buffalo! The City of Wellness comes to Buffalo by way of webinar for a Winter Solstice Detox on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gateway/Longview Center, 347 East Ferry Street. Arrival time 9:45 a.m. Sponsored by the Queen Afua Wellness Institute. For more information call Queen Halima at (716) 510-9714 or Queen Akilah at (716) 948-0604


5 HEALTH MATTERS Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper Ancient societies, particularly those of the Americas and China, have consistently used cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful antiinflammatory, cayenne pepper is currently all-the-rage for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice’s health boosting properties to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity in the body. Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of diseases and ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria. The list below will expound upon more of the many health benefits of cayenne pepper. 1. Anti-Irritant Properties Cayenne has the ability to ease stomach upset, ulcers, soar throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs as well as diarrhea. 2. Anti-Cold & Flu Agent When you have a cold or flu, cayenne pepper helps break up congested mucus and gets it moving. Once the mucus starts to leave your body,

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you will get some relief from many of the flu symptoms you may be experiencing. 3. Anti-Fungal Properties The results of one study indicated that cayenne pepper could effectively prevent the formation of the fungal pathogens phomopsis and collectotrichum. 4. Migraine Headache Prevention. Many naturopaths have known of the health benefits of cayenne pepper, especially for migraine symptoms. 5. Anti-Allergen. Cayenne is a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent and may even help relieve allergies. 6. Digestive Aid. This spice is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This, in turn, aids the body’s ability to metabolize the food (and toxins) we take into the system. Cayenne pepper is also a wonderful medicinal herb for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination. 7. Anti-Inflammatory Properties. Cayenne’s anti-inflammatory properties makes it a great herb for arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis and herpes-related nerve damage.

8. Helps Produce Saliva. Cayenne stimulates the production of saliva, an important key to excellent digestion and maintaining optimal oral health. 9. Prevents & Treats Blood Clots.Cayenne pepper also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke. 10. Detox Support. Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox. 11. Join-Pain Reliever. Ex-

tremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which in turn sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief for joint pain. 12. Anti-Bacterial Properties

Cayenne is an excellent food-preserver and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria. Continued Page 16


Empire State in Your Neighborhood In 2009, there were 27.5 million businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As thousands of businesses are started in the basements of homes across the country, it’s important for people to be armed with the knowledge on how to move their business forward. On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 6p-8pm Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes is hosting a forum withEmpire State Development Corporation. “ESDC 101: In Your Neighborhood” is a forum that will introduce who Empire State Development Corporation is and how they provide assistance to businesses throughout the State. The forum will be held at the University at Buffalo, Allen Hall Room 100, located on South Campus.

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MADAM CHAIRWOMAN It was the consensus of most who were on hand last Thursday in County Hall to witness Legislator Grant assume her new duties as Chairwoman of the Erie County Legislature, that it was an appointment well deserved. Mrs. Grant, who has a reputation for being a fighter for the rights of all her constituents, and a particular champion for the rights of the county’s African Americans, earned the position without engaging in “politricks as usual.” Elected by her Democratic Majority colleagues by a unanimous vote, she will lead the Erie County Legislature as Chairwoman for the 2012 session. “Most politicians would do well to take a page from the Betty Grant Handbook” said one supporter, “especially the section on ‘How to Represent Your Community.’” Betty Jean Grant humbly accepted the leadership role and thanked her family, supporters, colleagues and community, pledging “full cooperation with all Erie County officials.” Chairwoman Grant first entered the political arena in 1996 when she went to work for former Councilmember at Large Beverly Gray. In 1999 she ran for and was elected Councilmember of the University District. She served two terms. In 2004 she was elected to the Buffalo Board of Education and stayed there until she was appointed to the Erie County Legislature in 2007 by Erie County Democratic Committee members. In September of that same year she ran, and won, a full two-year term as Erie County Legislator. She ran for reelection in 2009 and again this past September 2011 – wining both times. She is currently in her 3rd term as 2nd District

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Legislator (formerly 7th District) – a position and responsibility she takes seriously. “My primary duty is to serve the people of the 2nd district,” she said. “I am not just the legislator on the East Side of Buffalo,” she noted. “Due to downsizing (from 15 to 11 members),my district now encompasses 39% African Americans, 12% Latinos, and 49% of people of European descent. So when I say my ‘constituents’ I have to include the above three in the equation. But despite the reality that my constituent make up has changed, my passion for my community and my advocacy on behalf of that community will not change.” That is kind of sensitivity and honesty that has gained her the respect of so many. Legislator Grant has proven by her actions and advocacy throughout her political career, that she is not one to forget where she came from. Many in the community are asking how her chairmanship might impact on minorities and women. Although her power is legally contained within the Erie County Charter, Chairwoman Grant sees her new position as one that will give her more leverage. In fact leveraging and being able to appoint people to committees and boards is

where she sees herself as being able to best impact the African American and other minority communities. She recalled how she originally sought the chairmanship of th Economic Development Committee – (not the chairmanship of the Legislature) because she felt it was a position that would allow her to help her constituents in job creation, and aid businesses (particularly for women and minorities )in obtaining contracts with the County. As a member of the Economic Development Committee she would also be allowed to serve on the ECIDA BOARD. But because she is now Chairwoman, she can serve as an ex-officio member of all the committees in the Legislature – including the Economic Development Board which she wanted in the first place. “So what I could have achieved as chair of the Economic Development Committee, I can still achieve. I will be able to leverage for my constituency....I can appoint people to committees and ensure community members are at least considered for the various county boards and commissions.” “As Chair I also have the authority to create boards to address certain issues as they may impact on a community. And finally the Chairmanship gives me the opportunity to ensure that the three local laws dealing with minority and women businesses that are currently on the books, are enforced. I can do this by working very closely with the Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunities.” The following is a short synopsis of Legislator Grant’s new duties as Chair, taken from the Erie County Charter: 1. To preside over all meetings


Sunday, February 12, 2012 Forest Lawn’s Historic Chapel 2:00 p.m.

Join us as Barbara Nevergold, president of the Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier and co-founder of the Uncrowned Queens Institute, talks about Buffalo’s African American community’s deep reservoir of musical talent, which spans generations and musical genres. Many were associated with Buffalo’s legendary Colored

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Jazz, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues: WNY African American Musicians & Writers

Musician’s Club, Little Harlem, Dan Montgomery’s and other night spots. This presentation will offer a portrait of some of Buffalo’s musical greats; men and women, such as Dodo Greene, Al Tinney, Rick James, Elvin Shepard, Raymond Jackson, Julia Johnson and others who brought pleasure to diverse audiences.

of the full Legislature. 2. To preserve order and decorum; 3.To execute contracts and/ or contract amendments and all other documents necessary for the day-to-day operation and administration of the County Legislature 4. To decide all questions of order, subject to appeal of the Legislature as hereinafter provided; 5. To recess meetings; 6. If the Legislature is ready to go into Committee of the Whole, to name a Chairperson to preside over such committee; 7. To be a voting member exofficio of all committees 8. To serve as the Department Head of the Legislature, 9. To establish guidelines and criteria and approve the expenditure of funds in the budget of the Legislature for the printing and/or mailing of literature by members of the Legislature to their constituents 10. To establish independent committees, boards, and commissions to report to the Chairperson and/or Legislature, 11. To cancel public hearings for which the underlying Local Law has been withdrawn; 12. Such other powers as may be set forth in more detail in the Rules or in state, federal, or local legislation. On her sudden elevation to the leadership of the legislature, Mrs. Grant stated: “I am humbled by my colleagues’ confidence in my leadership and am looking forward to working collectively with our new County Executive. This is a new beginning and a great opportunity to work together.”

Musical entertainment will be provided by the George Scott Big Band from the Colored Musicians Club. Tickets are just $15 per person, and seating is limited – so reserve your seats today! Simply call the Forest Lawn office at 885.1600.

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The Honorable Justice Green

Justice Green’s last day on the bench a memorable one Justice Samuel L. Green, the first Black elected to the State Supreme Court outside of New York city, and the longest serving justice in the Appellatte Division Fourth Department, retires. By DENISE M. CHAMPAGNE


ourtroom I of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department is being named The Hon. Samuel L. Green Courtroom in honor of its longest serving justice who is retiring. Justice Green was surprised December 28, his last day on the bench, by his colleagues and more than 100 people who packed the courtroom in a standing-room-only tribute that became emotional at times. “I’ve enjoyed it all,” Justice Green said. “I’m going to miss the court, but the court is in good hands.” Presiding Justice Henry J. Scudder called Justice Green’s departure a “great loss” and said his keen legal mind will be missed. Justice Scudder acknowledged Justice Green, the first African American appointed to sit on the Appellate bench in the Fourth Department, fought through many obstacles in his career and was a great mentor to many judges, himself included. “The guidance and support you’ve given me will never be forgotten,” Justice Scudder told Justice Green, adding that he always admired his work ethic and desire to achieve justice for all that appeared before him. The first speaker was Syracuse attorney John A. Cirando who sparred with the esteemed jurist many times throughout nearly three decades. As Onondaga County district attorney, Cirando said he argued the first case Justice

Green heard on March 16, 1983, less than three weeks after being appointed by thenGov. Mario Cuomo. “Most of my argument was spent responding to your very poignant questions,” Cirando quipped, noting Justice Green never threw prosecutors a softball back then. “You have mellowed,” Cirando added, which brought one of many laughs from the crowd. He said in Justice Green’s 28 years, 10 months and six days on the bench, “I never heard you say, ‘Counsel, is there anything else you would like to say?’” In another case, Cirando said Justice Green found it reprehensible the defendant he was prosecuting was indicted for perjury under the particular issues presented, adding that, as Judge Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of the Court of Appeals, had infamously opined that a prosecutor could indict a baloney sandwich. “I said, ‘No, I believe it was a ham sandwich,’” Cirando recalled, which brought more chuckles. Perhaps the biggest response came when Cirando recalled another instance of questioning by Justice Green; this time after he had left the district attorney’s office and was arguing his first appeals case as a defender. “These police officers you said did nothing wrong; are these the same officers who could do no wrong …?” Cirando said, the last part being drowned out by laughter. On a more serious note, Cirando said Justice Green was a good friend and a great judge who promoted “valuable wisdom and knowledge.” Before Justice Green spoke, Clerk Patricia L. Morgan, who is also retiring, read an order noting his achievements and presented a huge sign to the court, dedicating “The Hon. Samuel L. Green Courtroom.” That was followed by the first

of two standing ovations. Watching from the front of the courtroom was Justice Green’s wife, Ernestine, whom he met in college. Morgan said there will be a ceremony in January to commemorate the designation of the courtroom. Justice Green is retiring at the end of the month. He has reached the required retirement age of 70, plus six years of maximum allowable extensions. Although he spent most of his career on the bench, Justice Green was a somewhat reluctant judge in 1973 when duty called. “I had a very successful law practice and I did not think about becoming a judge, but

there was a lot of pressure from the community for a minority judge,” he said during an interview Monday. Always an advocate for youth, the poor and downtrodden, Justice Green had watched defendants being abused by judges in court and after talking it over with his wife, decided to run. He still thinks the six years he spent as Buffalo City Court judge, starting in 1973, were the most rewarding. He said he could require young people to go back to school or find a job; “help straighten people out and get them on the right path. “I enjoy that,” he said. “I try to help people. I try to resolve

disputes so when they go back into society, there’s peace and tranquility in society.” Justice Green said he had a tendency to be somewhat more liberal, but his knowledge and honesty in trying to justly interpret the law won him respect. He has sat on many major cases including one of the first criminal convictions upheld in which a body was not found. Among his more recent decisions, is the Oct. 10, 2008 one that found the city of Rochester’s curfew unconstitutional. Justice Green said he did not think it was right for police to be able to stop young people on the street to find out how old they were; that there


would be fewer problems if there was less contact with the police. He said he knew then-Mayor Robert J. Duffy was upset with the ruling, but “I call it as I see it.” As noted in the order Morgan read, Justice Green was recognized and respected for his scholarship, integrity and compassion. In November 1978, Justice Green was the first African American outside of New York City to be elected to Supreme Court, a post he still held in February 1983 when he got the call from the governor about being appointed Continued Page 13



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A Message for The Women and God’s Girls Greater Refuge Temple of Christ Women’s Ministry, will present Bishop Robert L. Sanders, Senior Pastor and his son Elder Robert L. Sanders, Jr. in “An Address to the Women and God’s Girls” on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at Refuge Temple, 943 Jefferson Avenue. Bishop Sanders Sr. will address the Women’s Ministry and Elder Sanders Jr. will address God’s Girls. Bring someone with you to hear what God has to say to the Women and God’s Girls for 2012!

To advertise call Ms. Jones @ (716) 881-1051 or email: “Enough is Enough” Prayer Continues

Consecration Speaker Series at Greater Apostolic House of Prayer

Bishop Dr. Jacqueline A. Foye and the Greater Apostolic House of Prayer is currently hosting its January Consecration Speaker Series on Fridays and Sundays at the Church, located at 1455 Fillmore Avenue. The remaining speakers are as follows: *Evangelist Marc Chestnut of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15 at noon. *Apostle Floyd E. Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland, Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 at noon.

St. John Continues Free Clothing Distribution St. John Baptist Church’s Clothing Ministry will distribute free clothing for men, women, teens and children until January 31, 2012, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 184 Goodell St. Minister Michael Chapman, pastor.

Jazz Vesper

Enough his Enough Prayer Continues at the following churches from 6-7 p.m. nightly: *1/9-1/13 – New Testament Church, 987 Kensington *1/16-1/20 – Greater Works Deliverance Fellowship, 1370 William St., pastor James Giles PlEASE Join Us!

Jazz Vesper Concert on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 4:00 pm, to celebrate the 106th Anniversary of St Luke AME Zion Church, 314 E. Ferry St., Buffalo, NY. The Charles Reedy Quintet from the Colored Musicians Club will perform with guest soloists. Tickets are $15, $10 with student ID. A repast will follow the concert. Please call the church office at (716) 883-0961 for tickets.

Fourth Annual House of Worship Photography Contest Award presentations will be made and the winning photographs will be on display at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society on Sunday January 15. Award presentations will be made at 3:00 P.M. during the Afro-American Historical Association Annual MLK program. Awards will be made in the following three categories; Capture of the Worship Experience; Insight into the Life of the Organization; and a look at a particular Unique Feature of the Worship Experience, as well as a “Best of Show”. Each year photography buffs , aged 16 and over of every level of expertise are invited to share their favorite African- American Church, Mosque, Temple, or other religious institutional images.

Deceased Megapastor’s Wife Turned Away from Her Husband’s Church It appears that the drama is unfolding down in Orlando. Riva Tims, wife of deceased pastor Zachery Tims, has been fighting to run the church that she and her husband founded in 1996, the New Destiny Christian Center. But Pastor Paula White was chosen to run the church, leading to a major divide in the church’s ranks. The church planned to announce their new leader on January 1. According to various media sources, a survey was sent out to church members asking them if they want Paula White to be their new pastor. The problem was that no other names were offered for consideration. Pastor White is currently the head of Without Walls International Church in Tampa. One member of the congregation, Samantha Moore, said “I don’t feel like the congregation had any say,” Moore said. “I don’t agree with what is going on. I don’t feel like she [Paula White] is who we need.” Some members of the congregation are upset that Riva was never considered as her husband’s replacement. The church’s board apparently never gave her the chance to succeed her husband, whom she divorced in 2008. Riva Tims made a strong statement about her treatment at church this on her Facebook page: 0“To the members of NDCC, I know there is a lot going on for you all right now. My heart aches for you and I would have loved to be a part of the healing process for you. The children and I feel the same concerns many of you have expressed to me. Please know that even though the Board including Paula White refused to meet with me as the co-founder of NDCC on behalf of my children, I have a resolve that God is ALMIGHTY and HE is the righteous judge. Continue to pray for God’s perfect will and that the Spirit of Truth will continually be manifested. I love you much.”


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The Meeting... Pictured above Dr. King and Malcolm X during their only known meeting outside of the Senate Caucus Room, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. C., March 26, 1964. Malcolm X advocated complete separation, while Dr. King advocated integration. Malcolm X was for self defence, while Dr. King was for non-violence. These are the only significant differences between these two men. Their objectives were still the same; justice and equality for the so called Negro race. At the end of both their lives, the only difference was the non-violence/self defense issue. Malcolm stopped advocating separation after leaving the Nation of Islam and touring Africa and the Middle East. He continued to advocate for self-defense though. So there was only one significant difference. Society would have us believe their differences were vast, but they were are petty when looked at in the context of what they had in common.

AKA Sorority to Honor Dr. King Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter’s Emerging Young Leaders Initiative will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January16th, by doing a community project at Cornerstone Manor. Members of the EYL group will present books, donated by Project Flight, to youngsters at the Manor and will also read to the children. The Emerging Young Leaders Initiative is a national program that the Sorority has designated as one of its major community programs for the period 2010 through 2014. This program offers middle school girls a year-long leadership development program that focuses on civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building. Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter has offered the program for two years and serves eleven girls this year. Girls can stay in the program for up to three years. Linda Seay is the President of Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter. Barbara Seals Nevergold and Sandra L. Walker are Co-chairman of the Dr. MLK Jr. Day Program. Mary Hood is the chairman of the EYL Program.

Hilbert Honors Dr. King Thru Service

Serving meals to area needy and assisting at a shelter for refugees will be among the many tasks being taken on at various Buffalo sites on Jan. 16 by more than 40 Hilbert College faculty, staff and students in commemoration of the Martin Luther King National Day of Service. For the first time to four city locations where college volunteers will be on-site from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Society,Vive la Casa, the largest refugee shelter in the U.S., Little Portion Friary and St. Lawrence Parish.For more information call 926-8924 or e-mail bonanno@

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Henderson, and Lorna Hill. We’re encouraging young people to be in attendance at this event to learn and experience the Celebration of the life and legacy of this great man who gave his life serving mankind, so that we, and generations to come will have better opportunities than what he had. We are awarding “MLK Certificates to high school students for volunteer service at the program. They will receive credit through their schools for their community service rendered. To participate, they need to call Bessie Patterson at 855-1569 by January 10th for more information. The program is free to the public and is sponsored in part by: Wegmans Food, M&T Bank, SEIU Education Project, UNYTS, Amigone Funeral Home, Buffalo Teacher’s Federation, Lombardo Funeral Home, Attorney John V. Elmore & Brown Chiari, ECMC Hospital, The Buffalo Challenger Newspaper, The Buffalo Criterion Newspaper, Black WNY Newspaper, and WBLK Radio. Bessie Patterson is the Chairperson/Coordinator




Jay-Z, Beyonce Say Reports About Baby Birth Are All Wrong

The world is so excited about the birth of the Carters’ first baby girl, Blue Ivy, and the gifts, joy and well wishes keep on coming. But the rumors have not stopped. According to first reports, the singer had her daughter via a C-section, but the couple is cleaning up the media mess before it gets out of hand. There were reports that the couple spent $1.3 million to rent out the entire fourth floor of Lenox Hill Hospital, but reps for the couple say the reports were exaggerated. Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Director Frank Danza issued the following statement in response to inaccurate

news media reports regarding the presence of Beyonce, Jay-Z and baby Blue the Carter family at the hospital: “Lenox Hill Hospital and its staff were delighted to welcome the Carter family for the birth of their firstborn on Saturday evening, but we are troubled by the misinformation being circulated in some news media reports. The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true. The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities

provided to the Carter family. “The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days. No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU. “Lenox Hill Hospital takes patient privacy and safety very seriously. And while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL of our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories that last a lifetime.” -Proud ParentsWe are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012,” Jay-z and Beyonce wrote. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.” In the midst of all of this, the couple also revealed that before there was a Blue, the new parents suffered a miscarriage.

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Teen Transformation Project

Services announces the Teen Transformation Project, a new youth program on Buffalo’s East Side. The program will be based at the George K. Arthur Community Center at 2056 Genesee Street. A press conference will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 13 at the Center. The project is made up of two separate components. The Youth Prison Prevention Project, a performing arts based entrepreneurial workshop, is led by Robert Harris Sr. The project is designed to teach youth how to channel their experiences into performance projects. The workshop meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The second component, the Mentoring Matters Project is led by Brotherman’s Progress founder Charles Burgin. The programs are free of charge for youth age 14 to 18. The project is funded in part by a generous contribution from AT&T. For more information on the Prison Prevention Project all Mr. Harris at 563-5515. For information on enrollment in the mentoring project call Mr. Burgin at 207-4186 or email

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on stage *Pure Ink Poetry Slam, Merge Restaurant, 439 Delaware Ave, Wednesday, Jan. 11, featuring poets Ntare Ali Gault, Ten-Thousand, David Hulett, Tomy Bewick and more. Sign up begins at 8 p.m. and the slam starts at 8:30 p.m. $5; 842-0600 or *Black Girl’s Anthem, a dynamic choreopoem by Melany J. Silas, directed by Kate Washington, Sat. Jan. 28, Rockwell Hall performing Arts Center, buffalo State College; admission $35; 8783005; www.buffalostatepac. org or www.blackgirlsanthem. com

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The Old School B-Boys, Chauncey Northington Shake Up First 2012 Aacc Friday Night Jook Joint (Buffalo, NY) Get ready for a good time when Old School B-Boys and Chauncey Northington and K.M.A. Experience heat up the first Friday Night Jook Joint of 2012 – January 20, 2012 from 9 p.m. to midnight at the African American Cultural Center (AACC), 350 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY. “If you’ve never been, make sure to mark your calendar and come out for this one! No one can resist the smooth sound and ‘back-in-the-day’ harmony of the B-Boys. Chauncey Northington and his band put on a great show too,” said AACC /Paul Robeson Theatre Artistic Director Paulette D. Harris, who also is Friday Night Jook Joint coordinator. AACC Friday Night Jook Joint (FNJJ) was launched in 2009 as a fund-raising events series to support the annual AACC Pine Grill Jazz Reunion. The special events are held about every other month in the Paul Robeson Theatre. Each FNJJ showcases two local blues, R&B or jazz bands. The donation is $15 per person. Refreshments are available for an additional cost. “This year we are changing our previous menu to offer refreshments that speak better to the chronic health issues that now so negatively affect the communities we were founded to serve,” Harris said. For additional information about Friday Night Jook Joint and the African American Cultural Center call 716-884-2013, email, or visit online at



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JUSTICE GREEN continued to the Appellate Division. He said his wife was very happy and he wanted to accept the post, although he admitted he did not really understand then what appellate judges did. Justice Green, as all Appellate justices quickly learn, had to adapt to working on a panel of five instead of reaching decisions on his own. “You’re not a full judge anymore,” he joked. “You’re only 20 percent. The discussions can get quite heated. It’s a collegiate court. The next day you have to be with the same panel. You have to learn to work together and respect one another.” He said of the presiding justices he has worked under, he has been most impressed with Justice Scudder whom he said has been the best at bringing everyone together to do justice. Justice Green commended all the justices on the court, saying they are hard working and all get along. “I haven’t seen any problems as far as race since I’ve been on the Appellate Division,” Justice Green said. “If you know your case and you know the law, the attorneys accept it.” He said he has not really experienced personal racial bias, noting he was one of the first minorities elected to citywide office in Buffalo and was elected to Supreme Court by an overwhelming margin in eight counties. Justice Green has also served as an acting presiding justice in the Appellate Division and as an acting judge on the Court of Appeals. “I have enjoyed the Appellate Division,” he said. “I also enjoyed the work as a trial judge on the Supreme Court. I feel that the work that I did was more meaningful when I was a municipal judge.” As a city court judge, Justice Green was even featured on national television in a Walter Cronkite segment on teenage girls getting involved in prostitution. He still tells young judges some of the most important work they can do is saving young people and getting them on the right track. “There are so many ways for young people to get on the wrong side of the law,” Justice Green said. “There are so many temptations. I think it’s important to let them know there is a better way, a right way and a wrong way, and that you can be successful by doing it the right way.”


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Justice Green grew up in Buffalo where he met his wife, a Long Island native, when they were students at the State University at Buffalo. He received his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School

and was admitted to practice “I’ll rest a little bit. I’m think- ing on Lake Erie and in Floring about maybe getting into ida where he owns a condoin April 1968. He said he has mixed emo- arbitration and mediation. I’m minium pretty good at resolving issues Ernestine Green is a retired tions about retiring. “I could stay longer and still and matters. I don’t want to go teacher. The Greens have 67217_Fuel_PaymentAssistancePrintAd / 8” x 10” / two Pub:grown Buffalo Challenger do the job, but I am not going back into private practice.” children, one of to worry about that,” he said. He will also spend time boat-

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Who’s looking out for Black Lawyers who want to become Buffalo City Court Judges?

Stopping Stop and Frisk


By Margaret Kimberley

ew York City has the infamous distinction of being the place where a black person is most likely to be stopped by the police for no lawful reason. Using vague criteria such as “furtive movement” or “bulge in clothing,” in 2011 the NYPD stopped 700,000 people innocently going about their business in the city streets. Most were people of color, 55% black and 30% Latino. Only 6% of those encounters resulted in arrests, and guns were discovered in only 0.15% of these instances. These statistics prove that this NYPD policy constitutes a clear case of racial profiling and does nothing to keep the public safe. In the wake of the Occupy protests, an anti stop-andfrisk movement has taken direct action in protest. In addition, the Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a lawsuit against the City of New York, Floyd v. City of New York, in an effort to have the courts declare stop and frisk policies unconstitutional. Lawsuits and non-violent protests are critical if stop and frisks are to end, but ultimately, a change at the very top of New York City’s government will be needed. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Raymond Kelly continue their strong support for the practice, and have given no indication that it will change in any way during the rest of Bloomberg’s term, which ends with a new election in November 2013. This nearly two year long election season is an opportunity to bring this policy to an end. There are currently five announced or presumed candidates who are considered serious contenders for the mayoralty. All five are current or former office holders with citywide name recognition, but none has made a definitive statement on stop and frisk. They say it is wrong, or they will look at it, or recalibrate it, or ask panels of experts to weigh in, but not one of the five has said that the practice will end if they were in charge at City Hall. The candidates are reluctant to declare a change because of fear and cynicism. The continuing drop in violent crime makes them reluctant to change what is a sure vote getting issue. Worse, they can take advantage of unspoken racism and give White voters an assurance that harassment of black people will not go away. If they continue to gauge the political winds at the expense of the black and Latino civil liberties, the voters must give them a clear direction. Simply put, stop and frisk should be the deal breaking issue for Black and Latino voters and all people of conscience in 2013. No candidate should get votes from these constituencies without an unequivocal promise to end this practice. Politics as usual will not do. It shouldn’t matter who endorses whom, or whom the big shot preachers or prestigious people support. Political deal making will be the order of the day in an election year, and the masses of people will surely be left out unless they occupy those smoke filled rooms. The silver lining will be that the scoundrels will show themselves. The people and organizations that break ranks and work against the interests of the nearly one million people whose rights are violated should earn the dubious distinction of being ignored on election day in 2013. The arguments against making stop and frisk an issue worth fighting over will be many. Candidates will curry favor with the “misleadership class” who will promote personal interest over that of the people they claim to represent. If there were ever an issue for which there should be no compromise, stop and frisk is it. No one should get black voter support because they promise good jobs to the right people, or show up at the right events in Harlem or Bedford-Stuyvesant. The question put to every candidate should be a simple one. “Will you end stop and frisk?” If no one responds with a clear and unequivocal “yes” then none of these people should get black votes. There are always alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats, and the fear of a Democratic loss shouldn’t soften anyone’s resolve to end this modern day Jim Crow tactic. There should always be bright lines of demarcation and positions about which there can be no wavering. If former New York City Democratic mayor Ed Koch can endorse a Republican congressional candidate as a protest against what he thinks are anti-Israeli policies, then black people should be able to do the same to defend their constitutionally mandated citizenship rights. The 2013 mayoral election should be the last time that black New Yorkers are taken for granted, and the first time there is solidarity around an issue which impacts them all. Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BlackAgendaReport, and is widely reprinted elsewhere. She maintains a frequently updated blog as well as at http://freedomrider.blogspot. com. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)

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Dear Editor: A couple of weeks ago, several outstanding African American lawyers submitted their resumes to the Mayor of the City of Buffalo to be considered for the Buffalo City Court Judge position that became vacant when former City Court Judge Sharon Lovallo was elected in November of last year, to Erie Court Family Court. Those African American lawyers were among a group of eighteen applicants who wanted to serve the city on the judicial bench. I am sure that all those who applied for the position felt that they had as good a chance as the next lawyer, in being selected. Well, almost all of them except for one, because it was revealed in an editorial in the Challenger Community News that at least one African American applicant felt that it would be a “waste of time to apply because a person had already been chosen”. Although the name of the individual identified in the newspaper was not the one selected by the mayor; I truly believe that that lawyer’s quoted insight was correct or more accurate than most of us would be willing to publicly admit. I say publicly because you, as well I, know that there are a lot of closed mouthed muttering and complaining going on in the inner city. People and radio show jockeys are talking about how, once again, African American male and female lawyers have been not taken seriously or outright rejected. I think I know the frustration they surely must have felt when those Black politicians, who were elected to their respective offices by our community, failed to show up at multiple Democratic, Judicial Delegates Conventions to at least cast a vote for them when they put their ‘hats’ - and their judicial robes- in the ring! Last year, when Judge McLeod ran for Erie County Judge, he received the Democratic Party endorsement and little else. In order to be viable in a county-wide race, a candidate must have minor political parties endorsements in addition to wide reaching fundraising

and signatures gathering initiatives. Even though Judge McLeod failed to receive the Working Families, Conservative or Independence Party endorsements; he was also let down by prominent elected officials who promised to stage big- donors fundraising parties for him. Some of these same individuals also had the audacity to have their employees campaign and carry a signatures petition for Judge McLeod’s opponent in that 2010 race! I have been told that among the eighteen potential judicial candidates, qualified African Amedrican lawyers such as Barbara Johnson-Lee and Edward Earl Key submitted resumes to be considered. They ‘bothered’ to submit their credentials because they probably thought, as I unwisely did, that Mayor Brown would diversify his selection and choose a person of color. I assumed this reasoning because unless you don’t count Judge Craig Hannah (outstanding and duly qualified), who was a former Legislative Assistant and a personal friend of then Councilmember Byron Brown, the mayor has yet to select a qualified African American, male or female, from the African American community. When one aligns this fact up with Mayor Byron Brown having recently appointed two White females in a row (Judge Susan Eagan in 2011 and just last week, Judge Amy Martoche); one can imagine the outrage Mayor Brown would be under, right about now, by other ethnic groups if he had, instead, appointed to city court, two African American males or two African females, in a rowActually, that would have made more sense if the Mayor had, in fact, appointed at least one African American male or female to the bench. Take a look at the ‘clienteles’ of the city and county court systems. I will be willing to bet anyone that over 70% of them look more like the minority lawyers he did not appoint than they look like the two female judges he did appoint. What if 70% of the individuals coming before the courts were males of European descent and the

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mayor was only appointing African American females to the judicial bench? Would someone have a problem with that? You bet your life they would; because even I ,and anyone else who had a rational bone in their body, would scream bloody injustice! To all those fine candidates that applied and were not chosen but who still want to serve their community as a city court judge, I say run and let the people of Buffalo decide who they want to represent them in Buffalo City Court. This call goes out to all potential candidates from all ethnic groups. When elected officials and political parties do not honor you with what you deserve; gather up your courage and take your candidacy-and your campaign- straight to the voters. And, finally, a tip for the timid-hearted; never look back and question your decision to challenge the system! M.V. Simmons


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APPLIANCES Future Cool Reconditioned Appliances 357 Vermont St. 240-2881 * 912-2966

ATTORNEYS James P. Davis 181 Franklin St. (716) 847-2606

Level’s Apparel & Footwear 1455 Kensington (716) 832-0284

CHILD CARE Home Away From Home 84 Courtland Ave. (716) 238-1455 My Precious Angels 2946 Baley Ave. (716) 896-3800

Samuel P. Davis 534 Delaware Ave. #108 855-7611


Terrence D. McKelvey 181 Franklin St. (716) 847-2606 Home Office (716) 839-3905

Golden Cup Coffee Company Inc. 883 Jefferson (716) 883-7770

Pratcher & Associates 1133 Kensington (716) 838-4612


Daria L. Pratcher 136 Broadway (716) 541-8574

AUTOMOTIVE Automotive Battery And Tire 3218 Bailey Ave. (816) 838-0263 First Klass Muffler & Brake Inc. 779 Genesee St. (716) 362-0450

BANKS Citizens Bank NA 414 Main St. Chiquita Rodgers 855-2532 Key Bank/South Campus Terrence A. McKelvey, CFP 3586 Main St. * 871-4260

BARBER SHOPS Klassic Kuts 1471 Kensington 836-3260 Master Touch 1283 E. Delavan 570-7234 / 846-5956

AJ Jamaican Kitchen 209 Massachusetts Ave. 886-9555 Full of Flavor 883 Jefferson (716) 553-7050 Loretta’s Soulful Dining 479 Genesee * (716) 381-9308 Matties Restaurant 1412 Fillmore (716) 597-0755 Mr. Bones 893 Jefferson (716) 464-6794 Nadia’s Taste of Soul 69 Allen St. (716) 884-0482 Nette’s Fried Chicken 3118 Main St. * 715-9592 The Corner Store Deli & Grill 1733 Genesee * 895-2009 West African Int. Market & Take Out 3125 Bailey * (716) 507-2329 Tomatoes 1393 Kensington (716) 835-3663

Precision Cutz 87 Cleveland Dr. 603-1477


The Barbershop 2516 Bailey (716) 464-SHOP

Althea / Hair to Go Natural 727 Main St. (716) 883-2000


Compositions Professional Hair 143 Kenmore Ave. (715) 995-3450

Fashion Town 1339 E. Delavan (716) 894-1111

Excellence Hair Design 59 Kenmore Ave. 835-2036 Everything Beauty Salon & Spa 156 Elmwood Ave. 939-3355 Hair Changers 1787 Hertel Ave. (716) 602-6561 Hersha / Hair to Go Natural 727 Main St. (716) 563-1734 Queen of New York 2868 Bailey (716) 602-8662 Lacy’s/Kymmy’s 179 Parkridge * 578-2880 Majestic Eloquence 20941/2 Eggert Rd. 308-4873 Miss JacQuis ExQuizit Beauty 2250 Main St. (716) 833-2250

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Ann Rhod’s Tailoring 3185 Bailey Ave. (716) 838-5633

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One Mo Shot Liquors 2612 Bailey * (716) 464-3299

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Rapha Family Medicine 2200 Main St. (716) 200-4122

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Robin Gibson, Consultant (716) 444-6773

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Omega Mentoring Program Hosts its “The Basics: T.I.E.” Workshop

On Monday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m, The Omega Mentoring Program, Inc. will host a workshop entitled “The Basics: T.I.E.” in conjunction with United Men’s Fashion. The workshop “T.I.E.” which stands for Training, Instruction and Execution, teaches the 20 gentlemen and their advisors in the program how to tie a bow-tie, neck tie, and ascot. The workshop being held at the Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium on Jefferson Avenue is the first of their “Building Men” workshop series that will harness the necessary tools to help advance and train the young scholars on how to be men. Lamark Shaw from United Men’s Fashion, located

at 3082 Bailey Avenue and staff, will be presenting a variety of styles of tie knots that can match different suit presentations that will be useful to them in their lifetimes. United Men’s will also be donating ties to the young men in the workshop. The program’s director, Cedric Holloway, stated that “In an age where it’s fashionable for young men to wear sagging pants, and sloppy attire, it is important for young men to know how presentation makes a difference. Maybe our young men are missing out on the basics that one learns from a father, uncle or Pastor; how to tie a tie. We hope that this presentation will offer them a


Massive Black Buffoonery Over the New Air Jordans: Should We Be Embarrassed?

sense of pride in their appearance, and we are thankful that United Men’s and Mr. Shaw have donated their time to give such a presentation.” The Omega Mentoring Program, Inc. is an organization of committed volunteers and mentors who inspire and motivate at-risk youth towards college through one-on-one mentoring. For more information about the program, please contact or on facebook at Omega Mentoring.

HAPPY New Year!

You’ve never seen Black people embarrass themselves more than during the release of the new Air Jordans recently. People lined up for hours outside of stores, mobs busted down the doors to the mall, people were getting robbed of their shoes and one woman was arrested for leaving her babies in the car so she could get a pair of shoes...

CAYENNE continued 13. Possible Anti-Cancer Agent Studies done at the Loma Linda University in California found that cayenne pepper can prevent lung cancer in smokers. This may be again related to cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that can stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors. Other studies have also shown a similar reaction in cayenne’s ability to inhibit liver tumors. 14. Supports Weight Loss. Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolicbooster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.

employment Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:

MST-SA Therapist

Seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience to join the Multisystemic Therapy-Substance Abuse (MSTSA) team. Therapist will work with families with youth who are seriously using illegal substances and involved in criminal activity. Duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, school, and other community supports. MSW or Master’s in a mental health field or bachelor’s with extensive experience considered. Community based and non-traditional FT hours. Ability to work evenings and reliable transportation required. Bilingual communication skills (Spanish/English) preferred. # If interested & qualify to become an MST Therapist forward resume & cover letter with Job # 201153 to:

Catholic Charities

741 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: HR. EOE/M/F

EAST SIDE APARTMENTS AVAILABLE *Two and Three Bedroom Apartments starting at $395 plus security. Apartments Section 8 Ready. Call 836-8686.

HAPPY New Year!

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bidS INVITATION TO BID The NFTA is soliciting bids for Project No. 12NA1001, NFIA-Runway 10L-28R Mill & Overlay, Bid No. E-4788 on January 31, 2012. www.

Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:

Adult Day Care Program Assistant

Full-time Program Assistant responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating individualized client plans of care. Under the guidance of the Program Supervisor provides direction to Program Aides in implementing scheduled daily activities. Communicate effectively with caregivers, service vendors, and staff/co-workers and complete all assigned documentation as required. Facilitate large and small group, individual activities in accordance with the program activity calendar and assist with food serving and one-on-one client feeding assistance. Provide personal hygiene assistance including toileting and incontinence care. Associate’s Degree with Personal Care Aide (PCA), Home Health Aide, and Nurses Aide Certification with one year direct care experience with age 60+ population. This position is ideal for someone looking for day shift, no on-calls or weekends. Catholic Charities offers the following compensation package: ▪Medical, dental & vision ▪Paid sick time, personal, vacation & holidays ▪Summer flex time hours Interested, qualified candidates may forward resume cover letter with Job # 201154 to:

Catholic Charities

741 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: HR. EOE/M/F

Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:

Maintenance Worker

Full-time Maintenance Worker to perform a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds at various facilities/sites including painting, general repairs, floors, etc. Maintains grounds including mowing, and trimming tree branches that create hazardous situations. Maintains clean, safe and orderly work sites and trouble shoot problems. Effectively use a variety of hand and power tools. Knowledge of HVAC/Maintenance/ Electrical/Plumbing. Responsible for maintaining sites in the absence of Supervisor and willing to work long hours as needed. Candidate must be flexible and possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years experience in related field. Interested, qualified candidates may forward resume cover letter with Job # 201152 to:

Catholic Charities

741 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: HR. EOE/M/F


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Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:

Care Coordinator

Full-time Care Coordinator to utilize recovery-oriented services to assist Older Adults diagnosed with a major mental illness to attain the highest level of independent function possible through comprehensive assessment and care planning. Maintains active caseload of 25 and ensures all provided services are in compliance with contract requirements. Conducts comprehensive assessments including reviewing referral information, identifying and engaging key participants. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a related clinical subject area. Related Associate’s degree and significant clinical experience in the targeted areas also may qualify. Three years experience working directly with a mental health impaired population. Program experience with a senior population and community agency resource network preferred. Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s license and reliable transportation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and good communication skills. Catholic Charities offers the following compensation package: ▪Medical, dental and vision ▪Paid sick time, personal, vacation and holidays ▪Summer flex time hours Interested, qualified candidates may forward resume cover letter with Job # 201147 to:

Catholic Charities

741 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: Human Resources. EOE/M/F

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employment ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will receive separate sealed bids for the following contract work: JOB NUMBER/CONTRACT NAME Mechanical Improvements at LaSalle Courts and Langfield Homes BMHA Job #11-18M-CF (Mechanical) BMHA Job #11-18A-CF (Abatement) BMHA Job #11-18P-CF (Plumbing) BMHA Job #11-18E-CF (Electrical) DATE /TIME OF PREBID MEETING Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF BIDS (OPENING) Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM Prebid Conferences will be held as stated above with all potential bidders assembled at the Capital Improvements & Development Office, 320 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York 14204; the project walk-through may be held/ scheduled after the meeting. Separate Sealed bids for each above mentioned BMHA Job will be received until the time stated above at the Capital Improvements Office, 320 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York 14204. Bids received after the stated time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately after specified closing time. Sets of contract documents may only be obtained at the Capital Improvements Office at 320 Perry Street, with a deposit of $100 per set. Only certified company checks, bank checks or money orders made payable to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will be accepted. This deposit is refundable upon return of complete sets of documents within 14 calendar days after the bid opening. Failure to comply with this time limit will constitute forfeiture of the deposit. The BMHA reserves the right to reject any bid, which fails to conform to the essential items, required by the contract documents and to reject any and/or all bids submitted. Dated: January 10, 2012

Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:


Full-time Employment Counselor for busy multicultural Refugee Resettlement program. Develops employment opportunities for refugees in public and private sector. Provides counseling in personal, family, financial or legal matters and determines documents eligibility. BA/BS or Associate’s degree with relevant work experience required. Clean NYS Driver’s license with reliable transportation. Proficient MS Word and Access experience. Prior job placement and sales experience preferred. Catholic Charities offers the following compensation package: ▪Medical, dental and vision ▪Paid sick time, personal, vacation and holidays ▪Summer flex time hours Interested, qualified candidates may forward resume cover letter with Job # 201146 to:

Catholic Charities

741 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: Human Resources. EOE/M/F

Sr. Relationship Manager Carry out fund raising responsibilities for assigned portfolio. Relationship building and account management skills needed. Bachelor’s degree with 2 years related experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Forward cover letter and resume to Assistant Director AOE/HEOP

Assistant Director AOE/HEOP program. Immediate opening for grant funded position at Daemen College providing counseling and advisement services to educationally and financially disadvantaged students. Visit for complete job description. Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years experience working with students from a diverse population in a counseling and/or advisory capacity required. Experience in at least one of the following areas also needed: higher education; recruiting and counseling non-traditional students; admissions procedures, supervision of student assistants; coordination of student oriented workshops; crisis management and problem solving. For consideration submit resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to Personnel Director, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226 by January 17, 2012. Daemen College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will receive separate sealed bids for the following contract work: JOB NUMBER/CONTRACT NAME Elevator Rehabilitation at Msgr. Geary Apartments BMHA Job #11-13CF (Abatement) BMHA Job #11-13CF (Elevator Work) BMHA Job #11-13CF (General Construction) BMHA Job #11-13CF (Mechanical) DATE /TIME OF PREBID MEETING Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF BIDS (OPENING) Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM Prebid Conferences will be held as stated above with all potential bidders assembled at the Capital Improvements & Development Office, 320 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York 14204; the project walk-through may be held/ scheduled after the meeting. Separate Sealed bids for each above mentioned BMHA Job will be received until the time stated above at the Capital Improvements Office, 320 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York 14204. Bids received after the stated time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately after specified closing time. Sets of contract documents may only be obtained at the Capital Improvements Office at 320 Perry Street, with a deposit of $100 per set. Only certified company checks, bank checks or money orders made payable to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will be accepted. This deposit is refundable upon return of complete sets of documents within 14 calendar days after the bid opening. Failure to comply with this time limit will constitute forfeiture of the deposit. The BMHA reserves the right to reject any bid, which fails to conform to the essential items, required by the contract documents and to reject any and/or all bids submitted. Dated: January 10, 2012

Catholic Charities has an excellent professional development opportunity available for the following position:

MST Therapist

Do you want to partner with families, youth, schools, neighborhoods, social services and probation? Empower parents/caregivers to support their teens to succeed at home, in school, and in their community. MSW or Master’s in a mental health field or Bachelor’s with extensive experience considered. Community based and flexible FT hours. Ability to work evenings and reliable transportation required. If interested & qualify to become an MST Therapist forward resume & cover letter with Job # 201149 to:

State University of New York Erie Community College Currently has the Following Openings: Stationary Engineer PT – Maintenance Data Entry Operator PT – Call Center Seasonal Tech Asst PT - Placement Technical Assistant PT – Placement Asst Professor PT – Driving Programs Technical Assistant PT – Nursing Campus Public Safety Officer FT Campus Public Safety Officer PT College Safety Officer PT Instructional Support Specialist PT – Workforce Development For more information or to apply to the positions above go to: Erie Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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19 Wednesday January 11 Board of Education Meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall Rm. 801. Behind the Walls: An Introduction to Jalil Muntaqim: 7 p.m.; Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.; all are welcome. Thursday January 12

MLK: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration: Honoring Ron Cunningham, Juliette Thomas & Marquis Siner: 6 p.m.; Performing Arts Center @ Niagara Falls H.S. Public Hearing: Buffalo Public Schools Seek Public Input on Code of Conduct Regarding Suspensions: 6-8 p.m.; Waterfront School, 95th Fourth St.

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Sunday January 15

Fourth Annual House of Worship Photography Contest: 3 p.m.; Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society; 25 Nottingham Ct. MLK: Sixth Annual AfroAmerican Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Martin Luther King Jr. Program: 3 p.m.; 25 Nottingham Ct. MLK: The African Methodist Minister’s Alliance of Greater Buffalo and Vicinity 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon; 6 p.m.; St. Luke’s A.M.E. Zion Church 314 E. Ferry St.

Monday January 16 MLK: Free Martin Luther King Day Basketball Clinic for Boys and girls, 8:30 – 11:30 am., Canisius College, Main & E. Delavan; sponsored by The Family 25 Inc.; 602-1326 MLK: New Hope Baptist Annual MLK Scholarship breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd., 883-0821 for tickets. Wednesday January 18 Empire State in Your Neighborhood: 6-8 p.m.; University at Buffalo Allen Hall Rm. 100, South Campus; for more info call 897-9714.

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Friday January 13 MLK: Pappy Martin Love Supreme Jazz Ensemble & Love Supreme School of Music Presents: Celebrating the Dream: Tribute to Martin Luther King, 6-8 p.m. Wegmans on Amherst St. MLK: WNY Coalition of Blacks in the Courts, Annual MLK Celebration, 12:30 pm., Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin St. Free & open to the public Saturday January 14 City of Wellness Webinar for a Winter Solstice Detox: 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gateway/ Longview Center, 347 E. Ferry; 510-8714 or 948-0604. MLK: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by Eva M. Doyle: 3-5 p.m.; The Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue. Community School Alumni Reunion Fundraiser: 3-7 p.m.; Schiller Park Community Center, 2057 Genesee St.; RSVP 816-3330. Sunday January 15 MLK: City-Wide Martin Luther King Celebration Program, Kleinhans Music Hall, 5:45 p.m.; 855-1569.

SEE YOU AT THE events!

ELLICOTT-MASTEN FAMILy yMCA 585 William St. Buffalo, Ny 14206 716-845-5440

January 14, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

free to the public! The entire family will enjoy a free ® day of classes, including Aerobics, Zumba , Hip-Hop, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Open Swim, prizes and much more!


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