Black Owned cafe known for vegan, seafood moving to Lehigh Valley Mall

Almost Vegan Pescatarian Cafe, which opened in July 2020 along West Liberty Street in Allentown PA, is now moving into space previously housed by Subway next to Macy’s. Anthony Alexander of Allentown owns the restaurant with his wife, Nadia Alexander. They closed the city location on Dec. 1. The Alexanders wanted a spot with more foot traffic, Anthony Alexander said.

The couple decided to open the business when Anthony Alexander said they always had a difficult time finding dishes at other eateries based on their dietary needs. While Anthony Alexander is strictly vegan, Nadia Alexander is pescatarian, meaning she will eat fish.

At Almost Vegan Pescatarian, patrons gain needed nutrition while avoiding unhealthy, ultra-processed foods, Anthony Alexander said. The menu spans a variety of pescatarian, vegan and plant-based dishes. Read more here


Almost Vegan Pescatarian Cafe owners Anthony and Nadia Alexander are planning an early February opening at the Whitehall Township mall. The couple closed an Allentown location on Dec.1.

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program will become the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) on December 31, 2021

The temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program will become the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new longer-term program, on December 31, 2021.

Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of 12/31/21 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until 3/1/22.


What's Changing?


The maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households not located on qualifying Tribal lands. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.


Households have new ways to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Households that qualified for the Emergency Broadband Benefit due to a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or by meeting the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's COVID-19 program will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program. These households will receive additional details about the steps they need to take from the program administrator (USAC) or their broadband provider, in January 2022, and will be given at least 30 days to respond. They will continue to receive their full EBB benefit until March 1, 2022.

This program transition was created by Congress as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The FCC is accepting comments on the implementation of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) through December 28. If you are interested in submitting reply comments, please visit the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). From ECFS, enter “21-450” in the “Proceeding(s)” field, and select “Affordable Connectivity Program” from the dropdown menu.

The Allentown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents: Pictures with Soulful Santa DEC 04 @ Lincoln Elementary School 1260 Gresham Street Bethlehem, PA 18017

 




Come take a picture with our Soulful Santa!


Date and time - Sat, December 4, 2021 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Location: Lincoln Elementary School 1260 Gresham Street Bethlehem, PA
Santa is Fully VACCINATED


There are 3 options for pictures:https://www.allentownalumnaedst.org/

(2) 5x7 = $20 (this includes 2 5x7 pictures on 1 page)

8x10 = $20

9 Wallet Size Pictures = $20 (9 wallet size pictures on 1 page)

About:  the Allentown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ( AAC) has served the Lehigh Valley since 1991!

Our mission is to assist, inform and partner with members of our service area by conducting service projects that represent our National Programs. These service projects are in alignment with the Sorority's Five Point Programmatic Thrust, Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness & Involvement.

Delta Sigma Theta is one of nine historically black Greek letter organizations. The overarching umbrella of these organizations is known as the Pan Hellenic Council or the Divine Nine.

The primary purpose and focus of The Council is camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.

The Infrastructure Act and Digital Equity Act Passed … Now What?

By Amy Huffman, policy director, and Josh Mimura, NDIA fellow | Nov 16, 2021 | Digital Inclusion News

Finally! After months of negotiations, many hours in the drafting “room,” lots of speculation, and some hand-wringing (on our part at least), President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday afternoon.

Among its various provisions, the Act provides $65 billion to states, community organizations, and other entities for a range of broadband deployment and digital inclusion activities. It’s the largest single investment in broadband and digital equity in the nation’s history and a truly historic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to thoughtfully and systemically address the digital divide.

Within the IIJA’s broadband section is the Digital Equity Act of 2021 (DEA). The DEA appropriates $2.75 billion to be distributed through two primary grant programs: the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program and the Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. Below is a rundown of the programs, as outlined in the law.

These funds can be used for a variety of digital inclusion efforts, including but not limited to device distribution programs, digital literacy training, and digital navigation assistance. Read more

Byron Allen acquires HBCUGo.TV, streaming services for HBCUs

Stephanie Guerilus Tue, October 26, 2021, 7:20 PM·3 min read

Media mogul Byron Allen, owner of theGrio, has added to his empire by acquiring HBCUGo.TV which is a streaming site for historically Black colleges and universities.

Allen announced on Tuesday that his Allen Media Group made the purchase of HBCUGo.TV from Symonds-Evans Media LLC. HBCUGo.TV has a reach of 105 historically Black colleges and universities. Allen Media Group will have access to the massive library of 5,000 hours of content highlighting HBCU students, alumni, and the culture. Read full article

Rashid Santiago for Judge: Vote November 2nd 2021

 


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Stop the Gun Violence Youth Empowerment Summit Saturday October 23rd 12:00pm to 3:00pm


COMMUNITY PRESS RELEASE

JATA X ENTERTAINMENT and SAW EVENTS PRESENTS

Stop the Gun Violence Youth Empowerment Summit 2021

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 12PM – 3PM

LOCATION: South Mountain Grove, 400 E. Mountain Rd., Allentown, PA 18103


The Stop the Gun Violence Youth Empowerment Summit is a free event to the community which is intended to bring the Lehigh Valley community together in response to the gun violence affecting our youth. Panel speakers are: Trumpeter James Gibbs III, Cory and Tasha Strong founders of Dirty Soles Footwear Group, and Entrepreneur Kaleem D. Bailey. Additionally, youth will be connected with resources and alternatives to choose from in order to obtain positive solutions in their lives. The event will also include a deejay and special musical guests and performances.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 10 to 17. There will be free parking available and refreshments.

Currently seeking vendors, sponsors, and donations (financial and school supplies). A portion of the proceeds to benefit local community organizations.

For questions, please contact Mr. Andre Thompson at 484-375-7753 or andrejatax@gmail.com