Diane F. White, former Youth Counselor that took a plunge at saving Harrisburg, getting schools up and running safely everyday in Philadelphia & Harrisburg, and providing Careworker Training, Education and Career achievement on the Internet; working with inmates. White is honored by the Philadelphia Front Page News during the year of 2009.
A unique advocating and rescue the Harrisburg and Philadelphia Public Schools marketing opportunity, the Front Page News, an Online newspaper, provided by Green Party National Committee member Diane White and Green Party Trial Judge-Philadelphia Traffic Court candidate Tracey "Baittank Downing" Lofton has begun just before Women's History Month since 2007. The women, Diane White and Tracey Lofton, have expanded their horizons and breaking down the barriers that keep school students from maximizing their own potential and generating nonviolence in our community.
White, who takes the lead for better schools in Pennsylvania is connecting communities from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, from Chester Pennsylvania to Camden, NJ., through service providers like Global Domains International and others. Harlem to Haiti and Georgia to Ghana, are reached for rescue. "We are One," says White. "And we must collectively contribute to our self-sustainability in the local, national, international, and the so-called "global schools environment and economy," White says. "We must take advantage of Internet opportunities by pooling our resources across geographical, social, religious, political and color barriers in an instant effort to save the children," she said.
My own view is that the Philadelphia and Harrisburg Schools are at emergency levels. And I believe that with more courageous women like White and Lofton we can change this.White is a lifelong resident of Harrisburg and is a graduate of William Penn High School. She is member of the Green Party of Pennsylvania and a founding member of the GPUS National Black Caucus. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work, a Masters degree in Personnel Administration/Industrial Relations, and Ph.D.
White grew up in Uptown Harrisburg and now resides in South Allison Hill, Harrisburg. And just like others that don't reside in Philly but have a real love for Philly's kids and responsible parents, White is helping families now, using the online newspaper, the Front Page News.Diane has the knowledge to help because she was a commission Personnel Officer in the US ARMY, an Affirmative Action Officer, a Certified Human Resource Professional, and a Contract Compliance Specialist II for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Years ago, sixty miles west of Reading, in Harrisburg, the state capital, White was elected to two offices as a write-in candidate: judge of elections and inspector of elections, Harrisburg Ward 2, Precinct 2 (Dauphin County). By law, she had to choose one of the two, and she chose judge of elections. Diane officially endorsed democrat Harrisburg mayoral candidate Jason Smith afterwards. But during her run White took 17.5% of the general election vote in the 2001 Harrisburg mayoral election, running against then 20-year incumbent who was on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.But Lofton, who rose from child welfare recipient and fatherless child to the West Philly volunteer youth anti-violence Czar by providing services such as housing, counseling, mentoring, training, job placement, etc. for over twenty years, has joined
White to help."I'm involved to make the schools partner with we parents demonstrating that if we can do something with no money it can make a change reducing violence so that kids can make it to class," says Lofton. White's desire to revisit children's use of the civil war museums and develop a long-range plan for the city, the control of the schools need to be put back in the hands of the taxpayers, support emphasis on lower taxes; and clean, safe streets can be found at www.frontpagenews.us. Both women are asking educators and incarcerated men, like Mr. Robert "Sugar Bear" Lark in Waynesburg, to give as little as $15 a week to help raise $200 million dollars. The dollars will go directly to Philadelphia Police Clergy first -who will cover as many as 50 schools, to inmates giving back to the community, and to schools on a behavior issue list.
We need more non-disruptive class.White and Lofton, women that are making history attracting many people to more better choices than waiting for schools to get fixed, using the online newspaper for funding for music, safety, and art, and increased funds to support the Philadelphia Police Clergy-volunteers that are a part of the Philadelphia Police Dept., encourage educational reading as a key to end disruptive students from affecting others. Online careworkers that need 4 hours of successfully completed yearly certificate training to work: HIPAA; Cultural Awareness; Fire Safety and Prevention; Disaster Preparedness; Universal Precautions; Suicide Precautions; Management of Escalation among others can do so at the Front Page News-giving a $25 donation there.
Above: Diane F. White (in red cap and shirt)
at neighborhood block party, during
the summer of 2007.
White, an official of the community group Harrisburg ACORN who was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer at a block party two years ago has filed suit against the officer, charging he used excessive force in a racially motivated arrest.
Acting without an attorney, Diane F. White, an ACORN officer and a former candidate for mayor, filed the suit in U.S. Middle District Court against Officer Todd Chance.
She claims Chance attacked her while responding to a parking complaint at an block party held Sept. 1, 2007 in Allison Hill. The suit says she spent thousands of dollars on medical treatment and lost her job due to injuries suffered in the arrest.
White had complained to city council after the arrest and Mayor Stephen R. Reed released the arrest report, which said she became verbally combative toward Chance and spit in his face when he tried to arrest her. Chance said he then maced White and used his body weight to sit on her and handcuff her. The officer said he found a small bag containing marijuana in White 's pocket.
Charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and drug possession are still pending against White in Dauphin County Court.
That's why White, formally a youth counselor, got into the challenge to rescue the schools and workers. You can contact both White and Lofton at: www.frontpagenews.us or write Stone at PO Box 395 E. Lansdowne, PA 19050. Help kids now and give to support Philly schools.