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Under the Influence of…Music?


While songs about drugs and sex are nothing new, the issue is getting more attention because so many children now have regular access to music out of the earshot of parents. Nearly 9 out of 10 adolescents and teens have an MP3 player or iPod/iPhone .

Studies have long shown that media messages have a pronounced impact on childhood at risk behaviors. Exposure to images of smoking in movies influences a child’s risk for picking up the habit. Alcohol use in movies and promotions is also linked to actual alcohol abuse.

What’s on your iPod? (Ben Margot/AP)



Banking Scam to defraud Samuel’s Temple Church

Samuel’s Temple Church has been in the community for over half a century. Their mission is to help the illiterate, the homeless, the abused, both young and old. They help anyone who comes to their door, whether you are Black, White, Asian, African, it makes no difference. They even help organizations in neighboring communities.

In 2006, a group of foreigners engineered a real estate development scam to defraud churches in Harlem, New York. The NYS Banking Dept. closed Liberty Point Bank due to fraud and corrupt mortgages, and awarded the assets to the FDIC, and then to Valley National Bank, without even looking into the bad mortgages and loans, which involved developers and the bank presidents, who were working together.

The powers that be, have allowed this scam to go on for close to a decade, now this scam has stolen millions through Church’s property. Our Church is worth four million dollars (undeveloped), is in foreclosure. And that “foreclosure” started with a fraudulent mortgage. It has even been said that some Judges are being paid off.

The Church received a message last week telling them to accept a $300,000 pay-off to get out of their property (even though it is worth four million dollars).  The developers allegedly said “You Blacks have owned it long enough.” This is unacceptable.

The Church is calling on every local politician, the community and companies from all around the world  to help us stop the thievery of our Church in broad day light, so that we may continue to serve the community in innumerable ways.


Washington Sequester Hits Samuel’s Temple on 125 St.

Samuel’s Temple Church, located just steps from Metro North Railroad, is known for its weekly religious services, food pantries and concerts.

We believe in helping people no matter what their race, creed origin, etc. There is no doubt we bleed the same blood, so it only makes sense that we also hurt the same. That is why we need everyone’s help. Love thy neighbor as you love yourself, and you will never go wrong.


Street Corner Resources™

Iesha Sekou

Place of Residence: New York City

Why She’s a Game Changer: Sekou is on the front lines, trying to prevent gang and gun violence on the streets of New York City and Harlem where she lives. But Sekou is one of many activists that you see at the press conference denouncing violence after someone has been shot and killed.


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I Am Peace™

The effort comes in showing  young people a different route, said Sekou.

“We try to help them create a new circle of influence of people producing music, graduating from high school, going to college, and gett training,” said Sekou. “They represent peace in the street and when other kids see it, they want to be involved. They are the pied pipers, but it doesn’t happen overnight.”


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BLS Academy

BLS offers a safe and healthy environment for our children.  They can work and thrive together emotionally and socially, all while being educated.

We have an A+ curriculum that allows each student to work at his or her own pace.  Our teaching methods use the newest technology while still incorporating modern teaching methods.  They can work at their own pace.  Students are able to advance with our curriculum.  Students cannot move ahead until the concept is understood. Immediate gratification is given after each lesson through a quiz.  If the student receives a grade of “C”, the student will be given a chance to increase their grade at least to a “B”. Through our transportation, we will be able to follow the students wherever they relocate throughout the four Boroughs, disallowing the child any chance of failure…

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