Pan Africanism : Aug Announcements From Fed. Gov't / Part 1

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  1. ifasehun

    ifasehun Well-Known Member MEMBER

    May 11, 2003
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    I am on several mailing list run by dept's in the federal gov't. I use them to track trends, look for grant opportunities, keep track of newsworthy items that dont make it to the newstand, etc.. Here are the most recent ones that may be of interest to Africans.

    FDA Specific Announcements

    New FDA Website Highlights Agency Initiatives

    A new area on the FDA website highlights Commissioner Mark McClellan's five
    major initiatives for the agency, providing information about the public
    health issues that the initiatives are intended to address, along with
    strategies, desired outcomes and accomplishments to date. The site also
    includes other relevant materials, such as text of the Commissioner's
    speeches and congressional testimony, as well as information about FDA's
    organization and senior management.

    Ensuring the Safety and Security of the Nation's Food Supply

    On July 23, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted to HHS
    Secretary Tommy G. Thompson a progress report entitled "Ensuring the Safety
    and Security of the Nation's Food Supply," which summarizes the leadership
    demonstrated at FDA in combating the terrorist threat to foods.
    HHS press release:
    More information:

    Nation Product RECALLS

    The following products are being recalled for the reasons shown. Go to the
    linked page for more information.

    J.V. Trading Glendale Ltd. Lukai Sweetened Jujube (undeclared sulfites)

    Gusto Food, Inc. Mr. No. 1 Brand Bamboo Shoot Sliced (undeclared sulfites)

    Mazur Meat Market Potato Salad (possible Listeria monocytogenes
    contamination) (New York State press release)

    Global Commodities, Inc. Dried Green Raisins (undeclared sulfites)

    Kadouri International Foods, Inc. Pakistani Green Raisins (undeclared

    Lisy Corporation Ground Cumin (potential Salmonella contamination)


    FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan, M.D., before the Joint House
    Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee
    on Oversight and Investigations. Topic: "Ephedrine Alkaloid-Containing
    Dietary Supplements" (July 24)

    FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan, M.D., before the Senate Committee on
    Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Topic: "FDA's Role in
    Counterterrorism Activities" (July 24)

    FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock, M.D.,
    before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Topic: "FDA's Regulation of
    Prescription Drug Promotion" (July 22)
    SafeYouth Initiative

    Coming soon from the National Crime Prevention Council...


    50 Tested Strategies for

    Faith & Justice



    Innovative programs presented in an easy-to-read topical guide for people who need tested ideas to adapt and implement, including faith community leaders, nonprofit staff, law enforcement officers, criminal justice executives, and community activists.

    ***Call for Submissions***
    Our writers are looking for programs to feature in this new publication. If you know of a faith-based organization or congregation doing good work with the criminal justice system to prevent violence, or if you know of a crime prevention program that engages the faith community as a partner, please complete the form below and send it to:

    [email protected]

    fax 202-296-1356 or call 202-261-4170


    Program Name:

    Crime Problem Addressed:

    Strategy Used to Address the Problem:


    Contact Name/Phone/Email:

    Brief description of the Faith/Criminal Justice partnership strategy:


    More about the book:

    Developed through the Center for Faith & Service at the National Crime Prevention Council, and funded by Pew Charitable Trusts, this new addition to the best-selling Strategies series will document practices that have been successful in preventing crime through the combined efforts of faith-based and criminal justice agencies. This book will take readers behind the scenes of some of the best programs in the country, with a discussion of the partnerships and components necessary to successfully apply their strategies in any setting. With tips from the field provided by program organizers, and lessons learned from the obstacles they faced, readers will be equipped to take these exciting strategies back to their own community.

    This collection of tested strategies is designed to:

    · Promote engagement in crime prevention efforts by faith-based groups.

    · Promote the value and utility of partnerships with faith-based organizations among the criminal justice community.

    · Identify key components of an effective partnership between criminal justice agencies and the faith community.

    · Demystify the context in which faith-based organizations partner with the criminal justice community by describing potential obstacles and how they may be overcome, as well as by highlighting the benefits of these partnerships.

    · Promote awareness of crime prevention programs that focus on under served populations, including people of color, refugees and immigrants, ex-offenders, and children of prisoners.


    To strengthen and support faith-based social services, especially in distressed urban communities.


    To enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

    Mental Health Announcements

    The findings of the President's Commission on Mental Health have been
    released. The President's Commission, which was established in 2002, was
    tasked with conducting a comprehensive study of the United States mental
    health service delivery system.
    To improve access to quality care and services, the Commission recommends
    fundamentally transforming how mental health care is delivered in America.
    Specifically, the Commission states that successfully transforming the
    mental health service delivery system rests on two principles:
    *First, services and treatments must be consumer and family centered,
    geared to give consumers real and meaningful choices about treatment options
    and providers - not oriented to the requirements of bureaucracies.
    *Second, care must focus on increasing consumers' ability to
    successfully cope with life's challenges, on facilitating recovery, and on
    building resilience, not just on managing symptoms.

    Additional information about the Commission, its mission, and interim and
    final reports are available at To order print copies of the
    commission's final report, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
    Services Administration's National Mental Health Information Center at
    1-800-662-4357 or 1-800-228-0427 (TTD).

    HUD Multifamily Property Sales Listing!

    As a subscriber to the HUD Multifamily Property Sales Mailing list, you are receiving a link to view the latest multifamily property available for sale! Click the link below or copy this address to your browser address bar.
    As a subscriber to the HUD Multifamily Property Sales Mailing list, you are receiving notification of a sale change on the subject property.

    The sale dateof August 15th, 2003, for Park Lane Villa Apts., has been extended to September 15, 2003, at 10:00 am local time. Click link just below or copy this address to browser address bar to view property and sale info:

    Advocacy and Research

    Advocacy seeks small business researchers, or researchers who want to
    become small businesses, to perform economic research via a request for
    quotations (RFQ's). The topics are chosen because they are researchable,
    show the status or role of small businesses, can be a springboard for
    further research, and can affect public policy. For ideas of topics
    Advocacy has funded in the past, see

    The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed in FedBizOpps
    ( (If this link is not active, go to and search for Small Business Administration listings.)
    FedBizOpps consolidates the procurement process by making the RFP package
    available electronically. Once you enter FedBizOpps, you will need to
    click on the "Solicitation01" hyperlink twice; this will give you two
    documents to download.

    The following solicitation is currently open:

    · SBAHQ-03-Q-0026 Small Business Research Using Large Databases

    The deadline for submitting proposals is August 27, 2003. There will be a
    question and answer period through August 20, 2003. Questions should be
    directed to: Billy Jenkins, SBA contracting officer, U.S. Small Business
    Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20416.
  2. ifasehun

    ifasehun Well-Known Member MEMBER

    May 11, 2003
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    i have been a vegetarian since 1990. i have been meditating since i was a teenager. i have been using herbs since i was a teen. well, really sooner, my grandmother used her own tinctures for all of us.

    this is information. use it or be used by it. its important that we know whats going on around us. if you are suggesting that there is no use in what reports the FDA puts on, i humbly disagree.