From February 2011

Mandela Foods Co-op Honors Dr. George Washington Carver

Free Event Offers “Healthy  Style of Collard Greens”

Dr. George Washington Carver

The Mandela Foods Co-op will celebrate the accomplishments of Dr.George Washington Carver with food, fun, and discussion, Thursday, February 24th, 3:30 to 5:30pm, at 1430-7th Street, Oakland. The event is free.
Roosevelt Tarlesson, an organic farmer and human rights activist from the Capay Valley will be present to talk about traditional foods and farming. He will also offer a sampling of African foods cooked with the crops grown on his family farm, Tarlesson Family Farms.
Along with Roosevelt, Oakland local Holistic Health Educator, Raheemah Nitoto, will demonstrate how to cook a healthy style of collard greens.
For more information call 510-433-0993 or visit mandelamarketplace.org

Protesters Shut Down Fruitvale Wells Fargo Bank

By Tanya
Dennis

Wells Fargo shut their doors early Tuesday afternoon when twenty to thirty protesters from  the Oakland Education Association  (OEA) and ACCE protested outside Wells Fargo’s Fruitvale branch  chanting “Bail Out Schools, Not Banks”
The Oakland Education Association is outraged that across the country,  public education and other programs are suffering devastating cuts while billionaire bankers  receive trillion dollar bailouts from the federal government.
Bob Mandell, Executive Board Member of the OEA says that  Oakland Education Association decided to get involved as a change agent five years  ago when the State took over Oakland schools.  “One of the first things administrators announced was that everyone would have to take pay cuts, which motivated us to investigate why.  We discovered that Oakland was not a poor city!  Oakland has the 18th largest gross domestic product in the U.S. and the motor that drives this city is the Port of Oakland.  Running a respectable second is downtown commercial development.  Forbes rated Oakland the 8th most desirable city for commercial development and redevelopment.
The next thing we discovered was that Shorenstein Properties owns major property in downtown Oakland as well as other major cities yet what corporate Oakland pays the city is a joke!
The Port does 30  billion dollars a year and charges zero rent to international shippers.  We (the OEA) approached Golden West  and other corporate entities in Oakland and told  them as major employers that they have a responsibility to prepare Oakland youth so they  are job ready.  We called the $68 billion dollar Golden West just before they were bought by Wachovia.  We’re now asking  Wells Fargo who acquired Wachovia and received $fifty billion, half cash and half tax credits, to step up. Those tax credits allowed them to buy Wachovia.   The major banks gave their executives 140 billion in combination salaries and bonuses .  That figure happens to equal the total amount of state debt for all fifty states!  It’s tragic and it’s criminal. Read more

Men Who Read Books in Prison and Transformed Their Lives

By Marvin  X

Stanley Tookie Williams

This Saturday, the Journal of Pan African Studies and Chauncey Bailey Book Fair will have Bay Area Black Authors selling books that will be donated to juvenile hall, county jail and prisons, also after school programs. The public is invited to attend to help decrease illiteracy and promote literature as a tool of transformation in the lives of incarcerated men and women.
Festival organizer, author, poet, activist Marvin X says, “Many imprisoned brothers write to me for books. And I don’t mind sending books because they have come by Academy of da Corner and told me books have transformed their lives. Ideally, I wish they would, as Paul Cobb says, crack a book before they are booked for Crack.
FYI, the American prison movement began at Soledad Prison’s Black Culture Club that championed reading conscious literature.
Eldridge Cleaver was a member of that club, along with Alprentis Bunchy Carter, both became radical activists upon their release, joining the Black Panther Party. Read more

First Ladies’ Glorious Crowns

By Antoinette Porter

Left front - First Lady Barbara Hopkins - Grace Baptist Church, Oakland; left center - First Lady Carolyn Cobbs - Providence Baptist Church, Richmond; left rear - First Lady Rachel Hawkins - Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland; Right front - First Lady and Pastor Maria Reems - Center of Hope Community Church, Oakland; center - First Lady Kathi Pinkard - Evergreen Baptist Church, Oakland; right rear - First LadyYvonne Harris - First Morning Star Baptist Church, Oakland. This is part 1 of the GoodNews Is..., series. Photo by Gene Hazzard.

The Post News Group co-sponsored a reception for some of the First Ladies from bay area churches, with the Waterfront Hotel. The photos, videos and interviews of the first ladies with their “Glorious Crowns” will be exhibited during Women’s History Month, Easter, Gospel concerts and denominational conventions.
Some of the  first ladies shared a few words on their role as a First Lady:
Barbara Hopkins, First Lady of Grace Baptist  in Oakland said , “Being the first lady is not all what people think, but we married Gods’ men. We have to be God-fearing women, standing by our church and our husbands.”
Yvonne Harris, First Lady of First Morning Star Missionary Baptist  in Oakland said, “Being the First Lady at First Morning Star is challenging but it is a blessing, because I’m able to reach out and help people. I’m a very giving person whenever I see a need, God always urges me to administer love to those that need.  It’s very challenging, but rewarding.
Kathi Pinkard, Evergreen Missionary Baptist in Oakland said, “Being the first lady is first of all, being a woman of God. Which is to know your place as the wife of the pastor; to support, to love, to nurture, to encourage your husband first?  First ladies are to be obedient to God first, your husband second then the people”. Read more

Quan Celebrates Black History Month and Chinese Lunar New Year

By Conway Jones

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (left and Maisha Everhart, her Special Assistant are together again after they both served on the school board in 1995. Everhart was a student representative.

Mayor Jean Quan promised Oaklanders a brighter future when she took office on January 3rd.
Her first month in office saw her in the neighborhoods, sweeping up to help clean up the streets.
A few weeks ago, she and Assemblyman Sandré Swanson held a prayer breakfast, attended by nearly 100 members of the Black clergy.
Her message and her actions are consistent: “My priority is to have Oakland grow its own future leaders.” She says that she wants our young people to become the next generation of Oakland’s business and political leaders. Her commitment is to have young people be at the heart of business and politics in Oakland.
She says that it is important that corporations and other institutions in Oakland commit to creating internships and apprentice programs that will shape the character and competencies of our young people to prepare them for the workforce. Read more

Russell, Angelou and Lewis Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Pendarvis Harshaw

President Barack Obama honored basketball great Bill Russell with Presidential Medal of Freedom.

On Feb. 15, Bill Russell was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, and poet Maya Angelou.
Other winners include President George H.W. Bush, plus investor Warren Buffett, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan “The Man” Musial, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Russell became the first professional basketball player to receive the medal; the highest award possible for an American civilian.
Russell won 2 NCAA championships with the University of San Francisco. Russell then turned professional, and won 11 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics. He piled up MVP awards, All-Star appearances, and NBA records as if it were mundane. Read more

Lipglass, Lipstick Raises Millions to Lick HIV/AIDS

The MAC AIDS Fund, the third largest corporate donor and fifth largest private donor for HIV/AIDS causes in the U.S., has raised more than $200 million through the sales of its VIVA GLAM Lipsticks and Lipglasses.
Since  the campaign was established in 1994 by co-founders Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo, MAC Cosmetics say they have committed every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass sales to the MAC AIDS Fund for programs that help women, men, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
The grants from this year’s VIVA GLAM campaign focus on reaching marginalized populations such as men having sex with men, African Americans, and women as well as funding in regions most in need, including Washington, D.C. and the rural South in the U.S. and international regions such as South Africa and the Caribbean. Read more

“Out of the Closet” Sales Help HIV/AIDS Patients

By Jesse Brooks

Jesse Brooks (left) and Adam Ouderkirk, AHF’s Bay Area Regional Director on National Condom Day which was February 13th set in front of Valentines to remind lovers to wrap it up.

You can find out your HIV status while shopping at “Out of the Closet” (OTC). In addition to normal retail operations, several OTC thrift stores offer free HIV testing and counselling in a private area.
OTC generates $11.5 million annually for the non-profit AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF).
President Michael Weinstein founded AHF in 1987 by collecting donations in coffee cans. Today AHF is the nation’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care. More than 27,000 people receive medicine and advocacy, regardless of their ability to pay.
AHF now has 22 OTC thrift stores, five located in the Bay Area.  In 1997, OTC started offering free HIV testing in select stores.
OTC offers clothing, books and household goods. There are designated places to drop off donations as well.
Ses Soltani, 25, is a certified HIV counselor who administers HIV tests for Oakland and San Francisco OTC stores, loves working in an informal environment. He says it lowers anxiety, “People come in take a test, we talk and after they walk around shopping, they come back and get their results, in 20 minutes.” Read more

Barea's 4th quarter too much for Kings

Sacramento, CA – It’s not often that you see a player from the bench take over a game in the fourth quarter.  Usually that type of performance determines the league’s sixth man of the year award.  Jose Barea dominated in the final period leaving the Kings once again frustrated by another loss.

The Dallas Mavericks recorded their tenth win beating Sacramento 102-100.  Barea hit 15 of his 20 points in the fourth.  He was on a shooting spree along with his teammate Jason Terry who finished with 22 points.

“My last shot felt great,” said Barea.  “The guys did a good job of setting pick and rolls for me.”  My team and coaches kept giving me the ball, telling me to be more aggressive and it worked out.” Read more

Barea’s 4th quarter too much for Kings

Sacramento, CA – It’s not often that you see a player from the bench take over a game in the fourth quarter.  Usually that type of performance determines the league’s sixth man of the year award.  Jose Barea dominated in the final period leaving the Kings once again frustrated by another loss.

The Dallas Mavericks recorded their tenth win beating Sacramento 102-100.  Barea hit 15 of his 20 points in the fourth.  He was on a shooting spree along with his teammate Jason Terry who finished with 22 points.

“My last shot felt great,” said Barea.  “The guys did a good job of setting pick and rolls for me.”  My team and coaches kept giving me the ball, telling me to be more aggressive and it worked out.” Read more

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Honor Van Buren

The Coalition of Trade Unionists will celebrate Black History Month by honoring the achievements of four African Americans in Northern California.  At the 34th awards Dinner the Trade Unionists will honor Obray Van Buren as the Charlie Hayes Awardee.  The award is named for the  union leader who also served five terms in the U.S. Congress.  “Brother Van Buren gives us a modern day example of the combination Trade Unionist and Politician working to aide the communities around us,” said Antonio Christian.
Van Buren will be joined by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, community Service Award Recipient, Carpenters Local 713 Representative Darrell Harris, C.L. Dellum Award Recipient, Ginger Jones, SF Local CUE IBT Local Union 2010, Miranda smith award Recipient.
The event will be held at Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, Reception, 5:30 p.m. and dinner served 6:30 p.m.
For information call Antonio Christian, 510-915-6429 or send email to achrist1@sbcglobal.net.

Martin R. Delany

“His was a magnificent life, and yet, how many of us have heard of him?”
-W.E.B. DuBois, The Pittsburgh Courier, July 25, 1936

Martin Robison Delany

Martin Robison Delany was born a free Black man on May 6, 1812, in Charles Town, Virginia.  Belong to a family that traced its lineage back to West African royalty, he became a journalist, a father, a politician, but was best known for his work in the “Back to Africa” movement.
In response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which threatened escaped slaves with a return to Southern bondage, he said: “Sir, my house is my castle…If any man approaches that house in search of a slave…if he crosses the threshold of my door, and I do not lay him a lifeless corpse at my feet, I hope the grave may refuse my body a resting place, and righteous Heaven my spirit a home. O, no! He cannot enter that house and we both live.”
It was Delany who influenced Marcus Garvey. Read more

Project SEARCH Graduates Interns With Developmental Disabilities

Project SEARCH graduation ceremony that includes staff from the partnership that established the Alameda County Project SEARCH Internship Program in 2009.

Ten young people with developmental disabilities were honored on Friday for completing year-long internships with Alameda County as part of a special collaboration that provides on-the-job experience for people with special needs.
The honorees are a part of the Project SEARCH Program, which allows interns to develop their job skills  and opens the door to possibilities for gainful employment.  The program is a partnership between Alameda County, East Bay Innovations and Oakland Adult and Career Education.
At a graduation ceremony held in the chambers of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the interns received high praise for their work with six County departments. Joel Sidney, an intern,  parlayed his internship into a job offer from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.  Joel will be start working on February 20.
Project SEARCH began in 1996 at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital and has since become a national program championing work opportunities for people with disabilities.   The Alameda County program was launched in October 2009 as the first public sector Project SEARCH program in California. Read more

Deltas Sigma Theta, Largest Black Women’s Group

By Antoinette Porter

“Deltas can be proud of their accomplishments on the local, state and federal levels, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels.  There is still work to be done,” said Dr. Paulette C. Walker at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Founders Day celebration in January in Sacramento.
Under the celebratory banner “Go Red With Delta, Keeping the Beat of Sisterhood and Service”, Walker,  the National First Vice President reminded the sorority sisters to keep the  faith of the vision of sisterhood, scholarship and service that the original 22 founders established 98 years ago.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two women at Howard University.  With a desire to establish that they were committed to giving something back to their communities in need, the students pledged to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need.  Within 2 months of their founding, the Deltas, realizing the need for social activism, joined the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, DC, March 1913. Read more

Hyphy Prince, Mistah F.A.B.’s Fabulous Birthday Party

Mistah F.A.B. and Ashley Chambers.

Mistah F.A.B. and Ashley Chambers.

By Ashley Chambers

Bay Area artists, promoters, and fans came out January 19, to help celebrate local celebrity rap artist and community activist, Mistah F.A.B.’s birthday at New Karribbean City in Downtown Oakland. Promoted by Chameleon Entertainment and WetheWest.com, this Celebrity Birthday Affair featured performances by Mistah F.A.B. himself, New Orleans rap artist Currensy, Too Short, and other local talent.
Mistah F.A.B. is known as the Prince of the Hyphy Movement and has gained worldwide recognition with songs like “N.E.W. Oakland”, “Yellow Bus”, and “Hit Me on Twitter”.
“I’m bringing a lot of people together, a lot of local acts as well as some out of town acts, all under one building to have fun and just enjoy their night. I do it for the city and to show that it is possible for us to have entertainment,” he said. Read more

Marin City Black Film Festival

By Godfrey Lee

The Marin City Black History Year Committee will hold a film festival through February and March. On Friday nights, three films will be shown: “Tales From The Hood,” “Rosewood,” and “Crooklyn.” “Amos n Andy” will also be presented in March. There will be a discussion on these films and their historical and cultural significance. These films will be shown on Friday night at the Manzanita Recreational at 630 Drake Avenue in Marin City.
“Tales From The Hood” will be shown on February 11. The film is a 1995 horror anthology film about three young hustlers searching for a stash of lost drugs. They meet up with a creepy undertaker who leads them on a tour of a nightmarish, supernatural underworld. They soon learn about the perils of dealing in darkness. “Tales from the Hood” was directed by Rusty Cundieff and produced by Spike Lee in 1995.
“Rosewood” will be shown on February 18. The film is based on a true story of Rosewood, a small Florida town, inhabited almost entirely by quiet, “middle-class” African-Americans. In 1923, a mob of angry whites from a neighboring community, motivate by a false accusation of a single white woman against one “Black” stranger, destroyed the town and killed between 70 and 250 people during their four-day attack. The rest of the town’s residents fled into the swamps and never returned. “Rosewood” was directed by John Singleton, and stars Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle.
“Crooklyn” will be shown on February 25. Spike Lee co-wrote and directed the 1994 semi-autobiographical film, which takes place in Brooklyn, New York in 1973. The film focuses on Troy (played by Zelda Harris), a young girl who learns about life through her loving and strict mother Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), her native, struggling father Woody (Delroy Lindo), and her four rowdy brothers. Spike Lee also appears in “Crooklyn” as Snuffy, a bully and drug addict. “Crooklyn” is safe to see with your children; it was one of only two films that Lee directed, along with Malcolm X, to earn a PG-13 rating.   Read more

College of Marin Celebrates Black History Month

Dr. Benjamin Carson

College of Marin is celebrating Black History Month. A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from the Eyes on the Prize Film Series will be shown at College of Marin’s Kentfield Campus in the Learning Resources Center, Room 53 on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb.17, from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 2 p.m.
In addition, a Howard University convocation speech made by Dr. Benjamin Carson was taped and will be shown at College of Marin in Kentfield on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center, Room 53. In 1987 Dr. Carson, an African American, made medical history with an operation to separate a pair of Siamese twins.
Please arrive about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled film times so that everyone can be seated.
These screenings are open to the public and are free of charge. The Kentfield Campus is located at 835 College Ave, Kentfield 94904.

Marin Housing Authority Gets “Innovation Award” From HUD

From left to right: Gerard Windt, Division Director, San Francisco Office of Public Housing; Dan Nackerman, Executive Director, Marin Housing Authority; Stephen Schneller, Director and Melina Whitehead, Division Director, San Francisco Office of Public Housing.

The Marin Housing Authority (MHA)received an “Innovation Award” from HUD for its work with The Phoenix Project.
MHA, in partnership with the Performing Stars of Marin, sponsored  this  innovative program to assist at risk youth in better integrating into the community and achieving their potential.
Several hundred delegates representing housing organizations from across Northern California, Nevada, and Arizona attended the annual National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations (NAHRO) Winter Conference held in Napa on Jan.31.
The Keynote speaker at the HUD’s Annual “Premier Performer Awards” was Stephen Schneller, Director of  HUD, San Francisco.  The NAHRO based in Washington, DC is a professional membership organization comprised of 21,227 housing and community development agencies and officials throughout the United States who administer a variety of affordable housing and community development programs at the local level.

“State of Black San Francisco”

By Lee Hubbard

The fate of African Americans in San Francisco will be the main focus of the third annual ‘State of Black San Francisco’ community discussion, hosted by the Osiris Coalition, Sunday February 13 from 1:30 to 5 pm at the Bay View Opera House, 4705 3rd Street in San Francisco.
“We will be organizing for the future  around some of the most pressing issues that are impacting the African American community in the city,” said Macio Lyons, a member of the Osiris Coalition.
The Osiris Coalition is group of black organizations and individuals interested in  empowering the African American community in San Francisco.  Many of the people involved with the Osiris Coalition are members of the post-civil rights and  hip hop generation. They have witnessed the impact San Francisco’s growth and change on the African American community during the past 20 years. Read more

Last Court Appearance Memorial for Ted Smith

Carolyn Smith, the wife of businessman and community leader Ted Smith, 80, who died last month, decided she wanted to celebrate her late husband with “different kind of wake, something nontraditional.”
She organized a celebration based on the theme of a court appearance. Under this approach each speaker approached the three judge bench presided over by the Honorable Lesa McIntosh,  Bill Terry and Rev. Andre Shumake.
Some community respondents, including Mayor McLaughlin, stated their praise and assessments of Smith’s numerous achievements in the form of calls for the court to rule that the late Smith should be found “guilty of inspiring youth to achieve” or should be indicted for “working tirelessly to improve the City of Richmond”. On each count, the audience, acting as the jury, voted Smith as being guilty of being an outstanding and upstanding citizen.
Carolyn Smith achieved her objective of adding a note of hilarity to Ted Smith’s long and sterling career. Photos by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

Mt. Zion Celebrates Rev. Ulis Redic and First Lady Diane Redic

Rev. Ulis Redic and First Lady Diane Redic

The Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Richmond celebrates the fourteenth anniversary of their pastor Rev. Ulis G. Redic and the First Lady Diane Redic at 11 a.m.and 3:30 p.m, February 13.  The Redic family, along with their five children, Shana, Charles, Toronce, Ulysha, and Ulis Joel came to Mt. Zion from the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John H. Green.
With Pastor Redic, Mt. Zion’s membership and campus experienced significant growth. The church transformed a former dilapidated drug house on its south side into an education center for biblical studies and after-school tutorial programs. On the northeast side, the former automotive shop was restored to become the church’s storage facility, playing field and overflow parking lot. The former Muslim Mosque, on the north, has been converted for use as the men’s bible class room, social hall, children’s movie room and civic meeting facility. Read more

WCC YMCA Inspires Youth To Become The Change

By Tasion Kwamilele

Some of the youth who participated in serving attendees at a recent crab feed. From left to right: Ixayana, Justin, Nailah, Damarie, Michelle, Jaxell and Alexis. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

Is there a place where youth can learn how to govern themselves and get training for future leadership positions? The YMCA says yes.
The West Contra Costa (WCC) YMCA has been serving the Richmond community for more than eight years. From mentoring programs, day camps, and after school programs, WCC YMCA works diligently to provide the youth of Richmond with opportunities that nurture their physical and mental health.  Over the years, the California YMCA Model Legislature and Court, also called Youth & Government, has given youth the knowledge and skills to become community activist and leaders.
The Youth and Government program provides high school students with the knowledge and functionality of a democratic government and gives direct experience in the operations of the California state government.  Read more

Inter-Faith Black History Celebration Includes Covenant House Youth

By Vanessa Dilworth, a Post Intern and Covenant House client/resident

From left to right: Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, Vanessa Dilworth, CHC youth and Post Intern, Anita Swanson, CHC Board Member, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and Alex Benson, CHC youth and Post Intern, following the Inter-faith Prayer Breakfast. Photo by Jaime Symons.

Newly minted Mayor Jean Quan and Anti-Trafficking advocate Assemblyman Sandré Swanson hosted an Inter-Faith Black History Celebration Breakfast at Scott’s Restaurant in Oakland with key community and business leaders from the East Bay area.
Veteran Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a champion of women’s rights and international peace, spoke at the event along with Assemblyman Swanson and Mayor Jean Quan.
Leadership awards were presented to Victoria Jones, Clorox Company’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations; Ken Maxey, Comcast’s Director of Governmental Affairs of the East Bay and Merlin Edwards of Oakland’s African American Chamber of Commerce.
The theme of the meeting focused on ways to educate, employ, and stabilize the lives of Oakland residents.
Covenant House California (CHC) in Oakland, is a homeless shelter that assists 18-24 year-old young adults with education, employment, and psychological assistance. Read more

EmpowerNet Training

Left to right - (Rear) – Glen Cantrell, Joe McKinley, Rev. Samuel Byrd, Benjamin Wade, Jennifer Riggs, and Barry Hathaway. Front: Alice T. Chan, Sharon Ramos, Francisco Torres, Trinidad Reyes, Erika Worthington, Rev. Matthew Graves, Blanca Delgado, Gerardo Huicochea and Karen Wade.

EmpowerNet California, a social venture of The Stride Center based in Oakland California, has launched their charter Training Academy.  The Academy will help organizations deliver technical workforce training to underserved communities across California. The EmpowerNet California team, led by CEO Joe McKinley, conducted three day training session on January 25 to six non-profit organizations.
During The Training Academy, organizations learned how to start a new A+ computer training program. Groups learned of budgets, best practices, organizational philosophy, workforce development and income generation strategies for job placement for the program graduates.
.  EmpowerNet California assisted several groups including:: Alameda Youth Development Corporation in Oakland, Communities Rising Up in Stockton, All Peoples Christian Center, Southeast Community Development Corporation, and Foundations for Successful Solutions in Los Angeles, as well as the City of Firebaugh. Read more

Operation Reach Responds to Dennis Foreclosure

Letter to the Editor:

Operation Reach Responds to Dennis Foreclosure

By Denise Wilhite Thomas, Director

We at Operation Reach appreciate the valiant court fight Ms. Tanya Dennis is waging to regain ownership of her home, which was foreclosed upon.
Our heart goes out to her after we read of her plight in the January 19 edition of the Post. Though her court fight is noble and admirable, at the end of the day, she is out-gunned in the legal and financial arena by her lender.  We are not suggesting in any way that her efforts to litigate are in vain.  But readers need to know that Operation Reach has had  success with rescinding more than 70 percent of client’s  foreclosures.
Once a borrower defaults on their payments to the lender a Notice of Default (N.O.D) is filed.  If no payments are received within the specified time contained within the NOD, then the next step is known as a Trustee Sale, foreclosure.  The time and date of the foreclosure are noticed and must be posted in a visible location, in plain sight, usually the front door. Read more