September 3 - September 16, 2009


Obama: We Got Your Back

Heath Care March Su Sep 13


Organizing for America (OA) is sending their members of Congress back to D.C. with a clear message about health insurance reform: Let's Get It Done! OA will sponsor March on Washington for Health Care, Sunday, September 13 at 10a on the National Mall - starting at 4th Street.

Thoughts on Universal Healthcare:

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
The people of this country elected you and gave you a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. . . . Yes, we know that you are a nice man, that you want to work with the opposite side of the aisle. But there comes a time when you need to drop that and move forward," Waters said. "We're saying to you, Mr. President, 'Be tough. Use everything that you've got. Do what you have to do. And we have your back.' "

Fidel Castro on Health Care Reform
Still, Castro said he was astonished by U.S. news reports of declining popularity for Obama. Castro blamed "traditional [U.S.] racism" for dampening reform efforts, including health care revisions. "Obama has inherited those problems from (President George W.) Bush," he wrote. "I don't harbour the least doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his agenda to take him out of the game one way or another," he told the Associated Press.

The late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
"We must -- We must not surrender -- We must not surrender to the relentless medical inflation that can bankrupt almost anyone and that may soon break the budgets of government at every level. Let us insist on real controls over what doctors and hospitals can charge, and let us resolve that the state of a family's health shall never depend on the size of a family's wealth."

Nearest Metro Stop:  Federal Center - On the Orange and Blue Lines - at 3rd and D, SW





John Brown Raid 150th Commemoration

Several activities will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of patriot John’s Browns’ Raid at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia during October.

America's Next Natural Model 09

Ten selected models will compete for ten weeks for the Miss Nappturality title via the website Going-Natural.Com.  For more information, click the above link.

Photo:  Tiana Townsell, last year's winner.


Blues in Anacostia

Honfleur Gallery will be hosting a concert by the Piedmont Blues legend and DC Native Phil Wiggins. Tickets ($10) are available through Honfleur Gallery. Phil Wiggins and Friends perform Friday, September 11 at 7p. The fun is at Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE Washington D.C.



.Find a Cure Research Panel

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Free Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix

Get a free package of Gluten-free Baking & Pancake mix from Pamela’s Products. For your free package, click here.

The first 18 respondents must pick up their free mix at Brown’s Market, 5718 Silver Hill Road, District Heights, MD (301.967.3059) before Sunday, September 20.


See Health section in current print issue for:

What is Gluten?

See Recipe section in current prisssue for:

Gluten-Free Apple Pancakes





Professor, May I Bring My

Baby to Class?

Teenagers give birth to about one in every ten babies born in the United States, less than half (40%) graduate from high school. The Guttmacher Institute reports that even less teen mothers are likely to attend college, regardless of their academic record or potential, than child-free women their age.

A new book, Professor, May I Bring My Baby to Class?, provides teen mothers a practical and motivational guide to stay in school, graduate, and pursue their college dream.







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