There is no denying the economic challenges that are occurring locally and globally.  History has taught us in previous economic struggles the sheer effort to think outside oneself and help others has encouraged people to overcome challenging economic times and pressed people to move forward. 

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has witnessed, firsthand the economic hardships in the local community of Sacramento.  Members dedicate their time by meeting every fourth Saturday morning at 7:30a.m. to assist the homeless community. There are more homeless people living on the streets now than before and it is the opinion of some that if we don't work together numbers of homelessness will increase.

Sister Inell Howard, first lady for 39 years at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Park has been  spearheading this community effort for over 30 years. According to members, First Lady  Howard addresses the congregation every month and updates the church on the status in homeless community and rallies them to donate  socks, sweaters, coats, mittens and children's clothes.  Sister Howard reminds the congregation that "It's cold at night and there are kids out there."

When the fourth Saturday arrives, first Lady Howard and her committed church members began prepping several lunch bags, they ensure sure all the donations are loaded up.  Members then indulge in of one those old fashioned potluck breakfasts, with the good orange juice, flavorful breakfast meats, thick grits, eggs and biscuits!

Preparing to head out members congregate in a circle and began prayer and proceed to their destination of 16&N Street.   Experiencing the 30+ year tradition for the first time, I'm going to admit that I was embarrassed of my shock.  I was only 20 minutes away from home, but it looked like I was in a different city all together.  There were so many different races, genders and ages out there.   The widely distanced area was filled with people everywhere.  After members set up, they swung into action and started handing out lunch bags, socks, coats, mittens and scarves.  Lines don't take long   to form and at the end of the line you can hear Mrs. Howard greeting people asking them   "Do you need socks?  Shirts?  Coats?  Did you get a lunch? Do you want another one? The attending members are just as considerate assisting people with trying on coats, offering beverages and plenty of smiles and acknowledging words.

 According to the National Student Campaign; each year, about 2.5 to 3.5 million people experience homelessness for a period of time and on any given night 750,000 people are homeless. (www.studentsagainsthunger.org). The homeless population includes:

  • 50% families with children
  • 20% U.S. military veterans
  • 25% children under age 18
  • 30% have experienced domestic violence
  • 20-25% suffer from mental illness

Needless to say the most alarming study here is the fact that 75% of the homeless community  include figures involving youth whether they're with their family or not. 

While assisting in line I spoke with some of the people that are stuck in this viscous homeless cycle.  I began to understand that our situations were no different than their experiences.  

When the last lunch bag is given out and there aren't any more mittens or scarves Trinity members say their goodbyes, clean up and leave with heavy hearts gearing up for the next fourth Saturday. 

If you would like to contribute any gently used clothes or scarves, mittens or even if you would like to participate in this worthwhile community event Trinity Missionary Baptist church is located at 3601 12th Ave meets every fourth Saturday of the month they start prepping at 7am and depart at 930am sharp you can contact the church at (916) 457-6625.

Submitted by Sac Hub News Reporter and Staff Writer, Keadrian Belcher-Harris

There is no denying the economic challenges that are occurring locally and globally.  History has taught us in previous economic struggles the sheer effort to think outside oneself and help others has encouraged people to overcome challenging economic times and pressed people to move forward. 

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has witnessed, firsthand the economic hardships in the local community of Sacramento.  Members dedicate their time by meeting every fourth Saturday morning at 7:30a.m. to assist the homeless community. There are more homeless people living on the streets now than before and it is the opinion of some that if we don't work together numbers of homelessness will increase.

Sister Inell Howard, first lady for 39 years at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Park has been  spearheading this community effort for over 30 years. According to members, First Lady  Howard addresses the congregation every month and updates the church on the status in homeless community and rallies them to donate  socks, sweaters, coats, mittens and children's clothes.  Sister Howard reminds the congregation that "It's cold at night and there are kids out there."

When the fourth Saturday arrives, first Lady Howard and her committed church members began prepping several lunch bags, they ensure sure all the donations are loaded up.  Members then indulge in of one those old fashioned potluck breakfasts, with the good orange juice, flavorful breakfast meats, thick grits, eggs and biscuits!

Preparing to head out members congregate in a circle and began prayer and proceed to their destination of 16&N Street.   Experiencing the 30+ year tradition for the first time, I'm going to admit that I was embarrassed of my shock.  I was only 20 minutes away from home, but it looked like I was in a different city all together.  There were so many different races, genders and ages out there.   The widely distanced area was filled with people everywhere.  After members set up, they swung into action and started handing out lunch bags, socks, coats, mittens and scarves.  Lines don't take long   to form and at the end of the line you can hear Mrs. Howard greeting people asking them   "Do you need socks?  Shirts?  Coats?  Did you get a lunch? Do you want another one? The attending members are just as considerate assisting people with trying on coats, offering beverages and plenty of smiles and acknowledging words.

 According to the National Student Campaign; each year, about 2.5 to 3.5 million people experience homelessness for a period of time and on any given night 750,000 people are homeless. (www.studentsagainsthunger.org). The homeless population includes:

  • 50% families with children
  • 20% U.S. military veterans
  • 25% children under age 18
  • 30% have experienced domestic violence
  • 20-25% suffer from mental illness

Needless to say the most alarming study here is the fact that 75% of the homeless community  include figures involving youth whether they're with their family or not. 

While assisting in line I spoke with some of the people that are stuck in this viscous homeless cycle.  I began to understand that our situations were no different than their experiences.  

When the last lunch bag is given out and there aren't any more mittens or scarves Trinity members say their goodbyes, clean up and leave with heavy hearts gearing up for the next fourth Saturday. 

If you would like to contribute any gently used clothes or scarves, mittens or even if you would like to participate in this worthwhile community event Trinity Missionary Baptist church is located at 3601 12th Ave meets every fourth Saturday of the month they start prepping at 7am and depart at 930am sharp you can contact the church at (916) 457-6625.

Submitted by Sac Hub News Reporter and Staff Writer, Keadrian Belcher-Harris

Showing off your best toned assets is SEXY and certainly a "DO" in my book! So why is everyone in a frenzy about Michelle Obama bearing arms in sleeveless dresses to formal presidential affairs? Because she is a world fashion icon and a new trendsetter of modern wear for the First Lady of the White House.  I think she looks beautiful, elegant, and most of all definitely SEXY.  I love her neckline and buff arms.  My sister always comments to me that when your  neckline, arms, and legs are tone ... that it's SEXY!  In the Feb/Mar '09 issue of THE HUB Magazine (www.sacculturalhub.com/current.php), we asked several "Black Men In Leadership in the Capital City" ... "What is/isn't sexy about a woman?" ... some replied: "sexy is exercising"; "women who are athletic"; "a woman who keeps herself in good shape". 

At the Inaugural Ball, Michelle showed off her shoulders and arms in a Jason Wu strapless gown.  On Tues-2/24, Michelle looked  stunning in a sleeveless blouse during the President's address to Congress. Check out Michelle Obama on the front cover of the March 2009 issue of the Vogue Magazine as she looks fabulous showing off those triceps and biceps. 

Showing off your best toned assets is SEXY and certainly a "DO" in my book! So why is everyone in a frenzy about Michelle Obama bearing arms in sleeveless dresses to formal presidential affairs? Because she is a world fashion icon and a new trendsetter of modern wear for the First Lady of the White House.  I think she looks beautiful, elegant, and most of all definitely SEXY.  I love her neckline and buff arms.  My sister always comments to me that when your  neckline, arms, and legs are tone ... that it's SEXY!  In the Feb/Mar '09 issue of THE HUB Magazine (www.sacculturalhub.com/current.php), we asked several "Black Men In Leadership in the Capital City" ... "What is/isn't sexy about a woman?" ... some replied: "sexy is exercising"; "women who are athletic"; "a woman who keeps herself in good shape". 

At the Inaugural Ball, Michelle showed off her shoulders and arms in a Jason Wu strapless gown.  On Tues-2/24, Michelle looked  stunning in a sleeveless blouse during the President's address to Congress. Check out Michelle Obama on the front cover of the March 2009 issue of the Vogue Magazine as she looks fabulous showing off those triceps and biceps. 

PRODUCE THE NOTE! ... has become the latest tactic to use and say in the immediate instance of delaying the foreclosure process on your home.  You have to learn to be a fighter in the foreclosure crisis as the Founder of Sacculturalhub.com along with several thousands of others that I know are in this fight to SAVE OUR HOMES for the sake of the family!  I just watched the video on YAHOO and on CNN about the "produce the note" strategy.  STAY INFORMED homeowners and be vigilant about keeping your home no matter what your circumstances are.  See the CNN video on "Produce The Note" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUZdANb6UaY.  Read more at http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090217/Produce.the.Note/ about a woman in Florida who delayed the foreclosure process by stating the words: "produce the note". 

You must remember that if this option can't or doesn't work for your situation, then you must seek out another resource and/or assistance to help you save your home.  There are community resources at your fingertips.  If you are a homeowner who has fallen behind in mortgage payments, receiving default/foreclosure notices, or having trouble paying your current adjustable mortgage, please contact the NeighborWorks Homeowner Center (HUD Certified Counseling Agency) in Sacramento at (916) 452-5356 or visit http://www.nwsac.org/.  The key word of request, "MODIFICATION OF CURRENT LOAN" to  the bank or your loan servicer.  Spread the word to others you know in the foreclosure crisis ... be a good messenger of need-to-know info!

 

Get FREE FOOD! Planning to go out to lunch or dinner?  Be sure to take advantage of one or more of the FREE FOOD coupons below.  It always nice when you get a 2 for 1 deal or any FREE FOOD!

at MiMi's Cafe - free breakfast - link to www.mimiscafe.com/EClub.aspx

at Arby's - Free Roast Burger with any drink purchase good through March 9. Go to http://arbys.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=27917289331

at Quiznos - Free Sub - sign up for an e-coupon. Must show valid ID to redeem at the store. http://www.millionsubs.com/Reg.php

at TGIF Fridays - CLICK HERE to print the coupon

 

On Thursday, February 19, ESSENCE magazine celebrated the best of Hollywood at its second annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded event honored four of Hollywood's finest: Halle Berry (The Power Award), director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Visionary Award), Diahann Carroll (The Legend Award) and Taraji P. Henson (Lexus Star To Watch Award). >>see more beautiful pics on the Essence website.  In this photo is young and beautiful actresses: from left to right - Kyla Pratt, Lauren London, Meagan Good, and Eva Marcille. The Founder of Sacculturalhub.com and the Sac Hub Media Squad hope to attend next year.

PRODUCE THE NOTE! ... has become the latest tactic to use and say in the immediate instance of delaying the foreclosure process on your home.  You have to learn to be a fighter in the foreclosure crisis as the Founder of Sacculturalhub.com along with several thousands of others that I know are in this fight to SAVE OUR HOMES for the sake of the family!  I just watched the video on YAHOO and on CNN about the "produce the note" strategy.  STAY INFORMED homeowners and be vigilant about keeping your home no matter what your circumstances are.  See the CNN video on "Produce The Note" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUZdANb6UaY.  Read more at http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090217/Produce.the.Note/ about a woman in Florida who delayed the foreclosure process by stating the words: "produce the note". 

You must remember that if this option can't or doesn't work for your situation, then you must seek out another resource and/or assistance to help you save your home.  There are community resources at your fingertips.  If you are a homeowner who has fallen behind in mortgage payments, receiving default/foreclosure notices, or having trouble paying your current adjustable mortgage, please contact the NeighborWorks Homeowner Center (HUD Certified Counseling Agency) in Sacramento at (916) 452-5356 or visit http://www.nwsac.org/.  The key word of request, "MODIFICATION OF CURRENT LOAN" to  the bank or your loan servicer.  Spread the word to others you know in the foreclosure crisis ... be a good messenger of need-to-know info!