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(PLEASE READ Slowly as its how i and many others feel, in groups or social events, sometimes its takes to much strienght tpo attend or stay awhile)***I remember these days could out talk anyone!!!
Once...A Lived Poem for My Sisters & Brothers with SD A Lived Poem for My Sisters & Brothers with SD
Once...we laughed
Loud and proud
Maybe we were even known
By our distinctive tone and timbre
Once... we stoodIn front of the crowd
Nervously, maybe, but assuredly
As we... read more
Sat, October 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM permalink - 0 comments
A Mighty Asante Nation is Arising On The Shores of America in Philadelphia

Definitions of Arising:

1.To begin to occur or to exist

2.To begin at a source

3.To get up from sleep or after lying down

Go to link below and click on shared by Baba Bob Shipman's video.
Thu, October 8, 2015 - 6:17 AM permalink - 0 comments
A Mighty Asante Nation is Arising On The Shores of America in Philadelphia

Definitions of Arising:

1.To begin to occur or to exist

2.To begin at a source

3.To get up from sleep or after lying down

Go to link below and click on shared by Baba Bob Shipman's video.
Thu, October 8, 2015 - 6:16 AM permalink - 0 comments
On the 85th birthday of Charles W. Bowser, Esquire, which is October 9, 2015, the initiative to rename a street in his honor will be announced.

12:00 Noon, Friday, October 9, 2015

Philadelphia City Hall (NE Side Entrance Area)

In honor of the great Charles W. Bowser, Esquire on his 85th birthday on October 9, a formal letter will be presented to City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (who represents the fifth district) requesting that he endorse and s... read more
Thu, October 8, 2015 - 5:53 AM permalink - 0 comments
Former Activist needs Help replacing equipment

Habri gani all...
I'm Baba Bob Shipman, out of Philly...struggling until death do me part! as many of you!

For over 45 years starting at age 16 and 61 now i have dedicated my life to the struggle of of allpeopleof color and the iunder class regardless of clolor or rank in this society.

Past 8 years i have been struggling with a vo... read more
Wed, January 7, 2015 - 7:53 AM permalink - 0 comments
In a very short time success is accumulating for the new branch of business builders in the Tri-State area, Nj, Pa., and Delaware. The opportunity and support has enabled a group to learn , experience and share this incredible opportunity. The benefits Health and Financially will improve conditions economically in the region. Positive feedback and the Moringa Documentary has helped people understand the properties of this amazing plant and what the benefits has been across the world. Business... read more
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Wed, August 14, 2013 - 5:00 PM permalink - 0 comments
Time: September 7, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center
Street: 22nd & Huntingdon St.
City/Town: Philadelphia
Website or Map:
Phone: (267) 325-0335
Event Type: rally
Organized By: Grands As Parents, African American United Fund, Lifers Inc., Cecil B. Moore Advisory Council, Babes in Blue, "Why Not Prosper", Uptown Entertainment Corporation and X-Offenders for Community
Wed, August 14, 2013 - 7:26 AM permalink - 0 comments
Amidst the dispersion of local Occupy sites, an open session on civic education, a local community group electronic posting, and some online disappearances conspire for a recovery and renewal.
Staff alumni,included many, Debbie, Kelly, Baba Bob, Christine, Audrey to name a few
"The Fate of Civic Education in a Connected World," an open public affairs panel/seminar event sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on December 5, was notable for the minimal... read more
Sat, February 25, 2012 - 7:28 AM permalink - 0 comments
Well The Pink Ladies are in desperate need for a catering donation for our 2nd Annual “4Sista’s Only Passionate for Pink” Luncheon & Lecture. This program focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk minority girls. We assist them with building self confidence, self-esteem, character education, college preparation and social etiquette. We have been coordinating a number of fundraising events to generate funds for our 2012 operational budget, our summer trips, new uniforms, educational materials and sup... read more
Wed, January 4, 2012 - 8:09 PM permalink - 0 comments
Recidivism is a perennial problem in Philadelphia. Making this problem worse, is a deficit of facts about recidivism. Recidivism is a subset of reincarceration. Reincarceration means that someone is suspected to have committed a crime (or did a technical violation of parole), whereas recidivism typically means that someone has been found guilty of a crime.

Reincarceration in Philadelphia is about 35 percent one year after release (view data). Seven years after release reincarceration is ab... read more
Wed, January 4, 2012 - 2:09 PM permalink - 0 comments
In a perfect world – and Philly isn’t one -- everyone gets equal access to the District Council member. But, for instance, if someone wanted to give campaign contributions to their favorite Council member – in whose district they either want or don’t want a development to succeed – you’d have to assume this could give them an added dollop of access.

Mayor Nutter, a former District Counc... read more
Wed, January 4, 2012 - 1:28 PM permalink - 0 comments
Philadelphia, January 2, 2012– Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter delivered his second inaugural address to a capacity crowd at the Academy of Music.

The speech follows:

“To the elected officials, our Congressional and Harrisburg delegations, Archbishop Chaput, Reverend Griffith, Reverend Campbell, Reverend Roberts, Rabbi Isaacson and all members of our faith community, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas Judge Pryor Dembe, Judge McKee, Judge Carrafiello, Judge Tynes.

To Gove... read more
Mon, January 2, 2012 - 11:02 AM permalink - 0 comments
From Mona R. Washington : Brothers and Sisters,
Are our ancestors buried at an African Burial Ground in Germantown? Is this a culturally historic site used for them from 1755-1916? Is this one of America's oldest Black grave sites? Is the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) desecrating this hallowed ground by disrespecting the remains of yesterday's ancestors and endangering the safety of the ancestors' remains, our children, and the Germantown residents there by allowing demolition and red... read more
Sat, December 31, 2011 - 12:43 PM permalink - 0 comments
by Amy L. Dalton | 12.30.2011
Baba Bob Shipman is a longtime community activist in Philadelphia. He’s involved with various organizations around the city including the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Phillyneighborhoods, the Philadelphia Parent Partner Yahoogropus Community, as well as Philadelphia IMC. He is currently the "Social Media Ambassador" for and website administrator for and

WHYY recently highlighted Bob's work in ... read more
Fri, December 30, 2011 - 10:21 PM permalink - 0 comments
December 30, 2011
By State Senator LeAnna Washington

State Senator LeAnna Washington represents the Fourth District, which includes Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown.
It's time that we begin treating child rape for the serious crime it is — and setting bail that fits the crime would be a good place to start.
The bail set for accused child abuser Jerry Sandusky was woefully inadequate. The bargain basement $100,000 unsecured bail spoke volumes about the District Justice Leslie Dutch... read more
Fri, December 30, 2011 - 5:23 PM permalink - 0 comments
Dear Readers,
A group met at the home of Benjamin Franklin and created the world'...
Two centuries ago, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania became the center of prison reform worldwide. But until the occupation of Wall Street, we had not yet been able to define ourselves as belonging to a collective group with shared interests; shared interests that cross religious, ethnic, and political lines.
The average length of time served in prison is 2 to 50 years. Consider the technological changes over ... read more
Fri, December 30, 2011 - 2:27 PM permalink - 0 comments
Posted by Baba Bob Shipman on December 29, 2011 at 10:11pmView Blog
The University of Pennsylvania Law School’sDocumentaries and the Law series will feature a screening of Boxed Out: Criminal Records and the Ban the Box Movement in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:15pm in Gittis Hall, Room 213 at 34th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.
After the screening, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, Everett Gillison, will speak on the city’s new “Ban the Box” regulation.
... read more
Fri, December 30, 2011 - 2:23 PM permalink - 0 comments
I am a Proud A.T.A.C. (Avenging Our Ancestors Coalition) member, we are having a WATCH NIGHT 1609 Cecil B. Moore ave 12/31/11 , On 12/31/1862 our ancestors anxiously awaited news about their freedom from slavery. This Saturday, 12 / 31/11 at 7 pm join ATAC as we remember our ancestors, its ATAC's 4th Annual Watch Night / Freedoms EVE at the UNIA building 1609 Cecil B. Moore ave. And Spread the Word!
Baba Bob Shipman
Website for more information click here
4th Annual Watch Night/Freedom’s... read more
Fri, December 30, 2011 - 6:26 AM permalink - 0 comments
How is everyone?
Thu, December 29, 2011 - 6:33 PM permalink - 1 comment
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Help Bob stay stay employed and effective despite my disabilities ( events » other ) Help Bob stay stay employed and effective despite my disabilities Thu, June 3, 2010 - 1:41 PM

I have a special request, as you know i am disabled and I have been buying as many tools to help me continue to work at the highest level possible... read more
event starts Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 3:00 PM
DNA Company , Online data people wanted (Global , from home) ( jobs » work at home ) DNA Company , Online data people wanted (Global , from home)

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( local favorites » restaurants ) "Reasonable prices, fun. Malaysian" Penang (413-2531, 117 N. 10th St.)
Reasonable prices, fun. Malaysian (loosely defined). Same quality as the NYC original. No reservations. Cash only.
recommendation posted on Mon, May 9, 2005 - 5:27 PM
Alma de Cuba
( local favorites » restaurants ) "Cuban restaurants in Philadelphia?" Alma de Cuba (988-1799, 1623 Walnut)*Q
Excellent Cuban-inspired food. Certainly better than anything I could find to eat in Cuba. My second favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. (Why do we suddenly have four Cuban restaurants in Philadelphia?)
recommendation posted on Mon, May 9, 2005 - 5:23 PM
( local favorites » restaurants ) "Casual Sophistication Just Off Rittenhouse Square" Casual Sophistication Just Off Rittenhouse Square

lunch dinner dessert


lunch: monday - friday 11 - 2:30
dinner: monday - saturday 5 - 10:30

Located on 19th Street, between Market ... read more
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"What My Friends Say About Me"

September 22, 2004
a great DUDE , an awesame guy , he is the one you wnat as a friend.
thx man
September 20, 2004
Anyone who has an interest in Africa, is a friend of mine! See you next summer in Ghana Bob!
September 4, 2004
Bob is the best. Vision a mother hen. Ok so he is the male rooster of the pack. He is the complete package for anything; you need to know anything about Philly that is the big dawg man to go to.
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about me
Giver, Social Scientist, Son, Father, Student, Educator, Mentor, Dad, Friend, co worker.Career, and personal life have included working in the community for 42 plus years. Starting at age 16 in the neighborhood housing authority projects, involved with gang control and summer day camp staff member (Raymond Rosen public housing complex). While a 11th grader at Thomas Edison high School, participated in the city wide walk out protesting for student rights in 1968. My high school has the dubious honor of being the high school with the most casualties then any other high school in the country.
Staff member of AFCOM, Afrikan community Learning centre, 25th Lehigh ave 19132. Commander , Save Our Land Community patrol, T. Milton Street, Zahir RA founders. Member of Association of Black Journalist. Former executive director Adelphos Civic association, a allegheny west program. Founder of PA One Congressional District Foundation , a member of the National Heritage Foundation.
Attended the first Black Panther national conference held at the Church of the Advocate , 18th Diamond Street. Where the first black woman was ordained a bishop.

My God father, Rev. Paul Washington, PhD shared life notes and became my teacher at a young age.

Born and reared, Philadelphia, North Philadelphia 17th & Susquehanna ave 19132. Worked hard on the campaign to elect the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia, honorable W. Wilson Goode.

General Interests include
surfing the web, internet research and development, coffee houses, people
watching, locating economic development options, uplifting people, civic values consumer, human rights advocate, x-offender, welfare to work advocate. Also, currently a blog reporter for the Philadelphia Independent Media organization . Staff member for the

Moderator, designed to help the single parents transition from the welfare roles to self sufficiency and independent living while creating multiple streams of income for themselves.
Past Equal partners in Change (EPIC) Wm Penn EPIC Stakeholders Group community organizer ,
Outreach Specialist ISCV, please visit our awesome resource site for the community,
In 2006 , The struggle continues personally when another physical disability arrived in my life, I am legally deaf , now my voice has weakened, I have not missed a beat, the enemy never takes a break, nor do I.
Understanding my voice disability visit here
With the blessing of the creator, treatment, understanding of family
and associates, people with disabilities can( I do) continue to be
a productive member of society.

Lived in Philly PA, St. Helena Island SC, Richmond VA, Atlanta GA.
schools include historic black college Virgina Union University, Temple University, Rutgers University (New Brunswick )
Here for networking.....Kasi

As a Real Philadelphia Stakeholder, born to serve the human race.
Creating positive interaction with the seasons, interaction with snow, rain, fire, which are the elements of the universe, that is my goal, most of all connecting , and being educated by all of the powerful people on the Blacklist site.

Clubs & Organizations Association Fund raising professional (AFP), National Assoc. Charitable Estate Counselors (NACEC), (Philanthropic Development Officer)

Community Economic Development Professional, Occupation Social Scientist, Outreach Specialist, Community Organizer teaching Civic Values, Institute for the Study of Civic Values. As a life long student and citizen of the world, have traveled on three continents. Past positions include
associations of fund raising professional, regional vice president, sports editor, photo journalist , support broker (MH/MR), executive director, Insurance producer, registered representative, umpire, coach, PA Alcohol Highway safety instructor (DUI)
Past companies and associations include:
Million Woman March security, Primerica, Quality of Work Life Coordinator Mail handlers union local 308 (QWL) United States Postal Service, North Philly Free Press, Wordsworth Academy, Youth Emergency Services, Adelphos Civic Association, Shalom Drug & Alcohol prevention and Intervention agency Inc, Self Determination Pilot Program, Philadelphia Police Department Advisory Council, (PMBC) Philadelphia More Bueatiful Committee, block captain 3rd PD.


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Philadelphia. PA

Why I Am Here:
not sue why I am here may come to me. But I have respect for the founders of this site...To communicate across racial lines.
R. M. Shipman Jr. CPhD, CLU 1-866-485-1514
National Association of Charitable Estate Counselors
NACEC is a professional organization dedicated to assisting financial and investment professionals with the latest information on how to include a charitable focus in estate planning for their clients.

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