Friday, April 13, 2012

Part Time Job Announcement!


Part-Time Position Available: Field Technician
CorTrol is a specialty engineering firm that provides expert advice on the prevention of corrosion in order to extend the useful life of valuable assets and insure a safe working environment.

CorTrol’s primary engineering work includes the following:
  • Cathodic Protection Design, Field Testing and Troubleshooting, Check-out and Certification-For-Service
  • Stray Traction Current Mitigation Design and Field Testing

CorTrol is seeking a field technician to join our team.
Corrosion Technician
Philadelphia Area
$10 - $11 per hour – Part Time

The successful candidate will, with general supervision, perform corrosion tests on existing and new pipelines in the greater Philadelphia area.

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Associate’s degree a plus. Candidate should have good communication, organization, and analytical skills. Computer competency, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable. Job requires ability to work outside in heat or cold weather. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle is a plus. Training is provided.

Interested applicants may submit resume and/or contact Anthony Ray at 215-921-1467 or by email @

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Calling All Actors: Indie Casting Call

Indie Casting Call!!!!

contact for the audition sides.
Date: April 13 & 14 2012(Friday& Saturday)
Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Place: Community Education Center
Location: 3500 Lancaster Avenue.Philadelphia, PA 19104.(Tap Room, 1st Floor)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Check out the Trailer for Whitney's Last Film, Sparkle

Almost two months after the passing of Whitney Houston, we finally get a glimpse of what is now her final film performance. I must say, as a big fan of the original 1976 movie starring Irene Cara, Phillip Michael Thomas and Lonette McKee, I think I want to check out this new version. Take a look for yourself...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Attention Teachers & Students: Teen Author Series at the Free Library

There is still seating available at the Teen Author Series event with Philadelphian Allison Whittenberg  for her new book Tutored. Your class can meet Whittenberg on Wednesday, February 22  at the Frankford Branch Library, 4634 Frankford Ave. Please click on the link to find an excerpt of Tutored and read the School Library Journal’s enthusiastic review below. Feel free to share this with your colleagues. As always, participating students and teachers will receive FREE books, in addition to meeting the author. In order to reserve seats at this event, send me the time preference (11AM or 1PM), the number of students that you believe will commit to attending, their grade level(s), the number of teachers and the number of chaperones. Please remember participation is by reservation only.

Aurora Sanchez
Teen Author Series Outreach Coordinator

Free Library of Philadelphia
Office of Public Service Support
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.686.5372 (p)
215.686.5374 (f)

Allison Whittenberg | Tutored (10-12th grade)
Wednesday, February 22 at 11AM and 1PM – Frankford Branch, 4634 Frankford Ave
Philadelphian Allison Whittenberg is a writer, poet, playwright, and professor. She is the author of the young adult novels Sweet Thang, a New York Library Best Book for the Teen Age and a CCBC Choices Book; Life is Fine; and Hollywood and Maine. In her new book Tutored, “issues of prejudice, socioeconomic disparities, and family conflict are presented in [an] engaging story,” writes one School Library Journal reviewer. The product of a privileged upbringing, Wendy Anderson tutors at an inner-city community center, where she meets Hakiam Powell, a teen from the ghetto charged with raising his cousin’s baby. Despite a rocky beginning, the two navigate their differences to begin an ultimately enlightening romance.

School Library Journal
Gr 7-10–College-bound Wendy Anderson, 16, and GED-seeking Hakiam Powell, 17, both African Americans, meet at an inner-city Philadelphia community center where Wendy volunteers as a tutor. Living and going to school in an upscale white suburb, she has felt the sting of prejudice and challenges her condescending father's attitude toward his past and his race. Hakiam has drifted from foster care in Cincinnati to his cousin's apartment where he is stuck taking care of her baby. Despite the teens' vastly different backgrounds and aspirations, a tentative romance begins. Wendy's intelligence, personal goals, persistence, and genuine concern for the baby's welfare ultimately motivate Hakiam to find a job, a safe home, and the willpower to study for his GED. Issues of prejudice, socioeconomic disparities, and family conflict are presented in this engaging story. Wendy's biased father and Hakiam's negligent cousin offer provocative profiles in parenting. Although the teens glide a bit too confidently in and out of each other's homes and neighborhoods, readers will savor the saucy verbal sparring between them, the star-crossed contrast in their backgrounds, and the upbeat ending.–Gerry Larson, Durham School of the Arts, NC

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Healthy Lifestyles Workshop For Teen Girls Registering for October

SIHLE (Sisters Informing Healing Living & Empowering) is a program that helps teen girls learn how to avoid STDs/HIV, communicate personal feelings and make better life choices. We are looking for girls ages 14 to 18 who are interested in participating in this 4 day workshop. This session is great for girls who are NOT in school or who can have permission to attend this program in exchange for 12 hours of community service.

The work shops will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm at The E3 Center in North Philadelphia;  The girls must be available to attend all four sessions and stay for the entire 3 hours. All participants will receive gift cards, food, community service credits and lots of great information. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this program please contact Tiffany Bacon at (267) 350-7672 or SIHLE is a program of The Public Health Management Corporation.

Friday, September 23, 2011

John Legend Producing Comedy Show For NBC

So John Legend is not a one dimensional artist nor is he a one dimensional business man. Mr. Legend's Get Lifted Film Company just sold a family comedy to NBC. The show, Mixed Blessings, is about a Hip Hop artist who finds out he has a son and the child was adopted by a white suburban couple. I can only imagine the various scenarios that will develop as the main character attempts to be a part of his son's life. There's no word on when the series will air. Good for you John!

Singer Vesta Williams Dies

We just learned this morning that singer Vesta Williams was found dead in a hotel room in Los Angeles, California. She was only 48 years old. There are no details on the cause of death at this time. She was top of the R&B charts in the 1980's and 1990's and she is best known for her hit Congratulations. We are sorry to hear this news this morning and we condolences to her family and friends.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Temple University Black Alumni Reunion Event @ Homecoming

Temple University Alumni Association
Homecoming October 12 to16

Join fellow alumni, students and members of the Temple community to celebrate Homecoming 2011 - Owl-style!

Re-connect with former classmates, meet current students and reminisce about your time at Temple during a special reunion hosted by the Temple University Black Alumni Alliance.

Temple University Black Alumni Alliance "Through the Decades" Reunion

Saturday, Oct. 15
7:00-11:00 PM

Draught Horse
1431 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

$25 per person includes food, two drink tickets and entertainment
(Must be at least 21 years old to attend)


Special discounted football tickets available to Temple alumni and parents through Sept. 25!

This year, alumni are invited to participate in the Alumni "Tailgate Row" Party, the year's biggest tailgate, hosted by the Temple University Alumni Association. The tailgate starts at 11 AM and takes place in Lot K at Lincoln Financial Field. TUBAA, along with a variety of schools and colleges and Temple-related groups, will have a table set up along the row.

To view the full schedule of events; see the exciting details; and get your Homecoming 2011 event tickets, visit Everyone who pre-registers for the Alumni and Student Pep Rally and Barbeque or the Alumni "Tailgate Row" Party will receive one FREE Temple scarf (while supplies last).

Questions? Please contact the Alumni Center at 215-204-7521.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Politics of Hue: Conference on Race & Social Identity

There is a buzz surrounding a documentary called Dark Girls, directed by Bill Duke; the documentary uncovers " the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color outside of and within the African American culture." Sad to say but the "light skinned/dark skinned" issue is still and issue in our society and it deserves deeper thought and discussion.  The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) is responding to the need for further discussion of this issue with their "Sisters, Can We Talk" series, a one day conference on Friday October 7th from 8am to 4:30pm. The focus of this conference is "The Politics of Hue: Race, Racism & Social Identity" and the event will feature workshops, performances, networking opportunities and guest speakers (which I am honored to say I am among the list of presenters). This is an excellent opportunity to bring co-workers, classmates, students and friends to an event which will inform, inspire and promote healing. To register for this event please visit . For more info please email

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Arcadia University, Castle Mirror/Rose Rooms
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 

For more information, please contact us at or
call Dr. Doreen Loury, 215-572-4087.

The Politics of Hue:
Race, Racism, and Social Identity
Part of our “Sisters, Can We Talk?” Series

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Documentary on Youth Violence

A dear friend of mine has just created a documentary about youth violence told from the teens perspective. If you wonder why our kids are so violent, why they fight, why flash mobs happen, then you should watch this documentary. There is a way to fix this issue are you brave enough to face the truth and step up to the plate? Watch, listen and learn...