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Remembering 9/11

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We would like to take the time out to send prayers to all who lost family and friends to the acts performed againt the U.S. on 9/11/01. Not only were we affected here in the states, but many innocent people around the world suffered and continue to be the victims of thid very unfortunate circumstance.

 
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Posted by on 09/11/2014 in Impact, Nation

 

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Free Clothing & Live Music

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Do you need a few new pieces in your wardrobe but don’t want to spend any money? Well if you have gently used clothing that you don’t mind parting with, bring them to the clothing  swap to exchange them for your  choice items. Music and free shopping, can’t argue with that.

 
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Posted by on 09/07/2014 in FREE

 

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It’s Brown Girls Connect’s 1 Year Anniversary!!!

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Posted by on 07/18/2014 in BLOG

 

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Best Brand Products 50-80% OFF retail price

 

Unbeatable DEALS

nomorerack is your one-stop shop to score the best products and the best brands 50-80% off retail. They’re committed to great style, great value, and making sure that everything you love comes with a price you love, too.

 

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Posted by on 07/06/2014 in Web Shopping

 

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Family Support Services of the Bay Area

 

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SERVICES WE PROVIDE ARE…

Respite & Child Care

Intermittent childcare to parents and other caregivers in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.

Family Preservation

Intensive home-based services to San Francisco and Oakland families whose children are at imminent risk of removal from their homes.

Kinship Support

Offers much-needed support to grandparents and other relative caregivers who are caring for kin children who have been removed from the care of their biological parents.

Kinship Youth Program

Serves children and youth ages 8-18 who are being raised by a kinship caregiver, through a comprehensive, year-round program.

OreMi Mentoring

Serves children in the Alameda County foster care system, and children of incarcerated parents by creating lasting one-on-one mentoring relationships.

 
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Posted by on 06/17/2014 in SERVICES

 

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Men Under Siege Conference

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THE MEN UNDER SIEGE CONFERENCE

Based on a universal journey of rearing a young man who is under siege but just being alive means he is a success. It is a conversation, revelation and discussion not just for men but for the family who loves them.
A good majority of our families have been broken due largely to our men whom are under siege for various reasons. We will engage in a conversation that will lead to self revelation, acknowledgement, understanding and forgiveness. Which will help lead to a community connected and ready to begin rebuilding.

An Honest Dialogue

Oakland Technical High School

4351 Broadway, Oakland CA 94609

Friday, June 27, 2014                                                                 Saturday, June 28, 2014                                                                  

5:00pm – 8:30Pm                                                                         8:00am – 5:30pm                                                                 

Food will be provided                                                               Lunch included                                                            

 

For tickets & information Contact 510-414-9801

Email:menundersiege@gmail.com

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The Oakland Jazz Festival (Saturday, July 19, 2014)

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    2014 Artist Schedule – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Artists times coming soon

 

Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for hertimeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. The late, great Miles Davis often said, “She [Chaka] sings like my horn.” And the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin says, “[Chaka] is a one- of- a -kind, premier vocalist.”

   

Jonathan Butler Love & Soul Tour w/ Norman Brown featuring Alex Bugnon – Acclaimed smooth jazz and soul guitarists Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler will join with jazz pianist Alex Bugnon to flood the Red Hat Amphitheater June 28 with pure, smooth, cool. The trio’s performance is part of its “Love & Soul” Tour.

         

Jeffrey Osbourne – “This new album is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Osborne says excitedly. “I had a pretty clear idea of what songs I wanted to record because I’ve liked them so much over the years. But there are so many that it was difficult narrowing it down to just 12.” So much so that he jokes A Time For Love will be the first in a trilogy of albums so that he can get to all of the songs on his wish list. In the end, most of the classics he selected were ones he began singing in Rhode Island nightclubs back when he was just 13 years old.

         

Mike Phillips – Mount Vernon, NY, native Mike Phillips became interested in music at a young age, moving through several different instruments before settling on the saxophone. By the age of 16, he had decided to play professionally. He made an impromptu New York debut at Wilson’s nightclub in New York in 1993, and that led to a series of session and sideman jobs in jazz, R&B, and even rap.


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For event info

For tickets

Line up/ Schedule

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27th Annual Berkeley JUNETEENTH Festival (Sunday, June 15, 2014) 10am-6pm

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Come out and  celebrate with Brown Girls Connect  at the 27th Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival. Don’t forget to stop by our booth for your chance to win freebies by spinning our prize wheel! Have a Happy Father’s Day.

Northern California’s original and longest-running Juneteenth festival held every June. It offers a cultural experience and a dynamic lineup of blues, jazz, reggae, R/B, dance, poetry with an array of entertainment for all to enjoy.

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Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Time: 10 am – 6 pm PDT

Location: Berkeley, California @ Alcatrez & Adeline

LINE UP

 

 
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Posted by on 06/15/2014 in Festivals

 

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Student Loan Forgiveness DOES NOT Require a FEE

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It’s such a relief knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to student loans and debt. However, with the Loan Forgiveness Program one must proceed with caution. There are companies that are posing as credible entities working with the government that are there to help you with the loan forgiveness process.

First off, Obama’s Loan forgiveness program does not require a fee!!! Lets be clear about that. Don’t get scammed by companies that are attempting to capitalize from the loan forgiveness program. They are pathetic and ethically disgusting. More important, the forgiveness is not available to every one and I will explain this later. I would like to direct you to a company that I spoke with today regarding forgiving my student loans.

There was a sponsored ad on face book called Student Loan Forgiveness Program, website USLPR.org (1-888-596-1919) Please be aware, THEY ARE SCAMMING AND ARE ASKING FOR MONEY to forgive loans!!! Do not get suckered into their game. This is the post that is currently active on face book.

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I, like millions of other students who are in debt for student loans called this USLPR company and after attempting to gain my trust, they asked me for an “investment set up fee” of $699. Mario,who was the guy that I spoke to was very friendly, talkative and good at communicating that everything that he is saying and doing is in your best interest. But clearly that is not true.

Everything that he assure me, 0$ monthly loan payment (income based) and complete loan forgiveness after 120 payments (10 years) is FALSE. I was smart enough to cross reference what’s listed with the department of education studentaid.ed.gov after my loving fiance told me that it sounded like a Scam.

Secondly, It is best contact your loan provider and work directly through them for consolidation, income based payments or loan forgiveness. If you are dealing with a “contractor” then that is a serious problem and you will be asked to pay for the service. What they are going to do for you is the very thing that you can do for yourself.

Finally, The LOAN FORGIVENESS is ONLY available to PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS who have Direct Loans 

Qualifying employment is any employment with: a federal, state, or local government agency, entity, or organization (including entities such as a public transportation, public water, or public bridge district, or a public housing authority) or a not-for-profit organization that has been designated as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

However, there are qualifying payment plans that allow you to have lower payments (longer payments, additional interest & higher loan than can be forgiven)

(a) Income Based Repayment (IBR)

(b Pay as you Earn

(c) Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) or the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan (Make all required 120 qualifying payments & there wont be a balance on loans to be forgiven. But you must qualify for one of the income based plans.

For more information,visit the Federal Student Aid Website studentaid.ed.gov

 

 
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Posted by on 06/12/2014 in EDUCATION

 

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Hot Summer Nights (Blackstreet, Baby Face, Jagged Edge, 112, Dru Hill, Next)

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Posted by on 06/10/2014 in Concerts

 

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