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Why a Connecticut Series Again; Why Now? Well, It’s ALWAYS Timely to “Look It Up,” While We Still Can(!), Also…

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With apologies to any inconvenience this may cause to any early readers of my last post (6/17/2016, “Post #1 of 3”), I’m moving most of its “Introduction/Exhort” and added post-publication “Brexit” section over here.

Section “Brexit,” with the associated “British Gun-Control Legislation and Policy” references, like Fathers’ Day, are only in there because they are “current news headlines and events.”  When they pass, something else will be chosen for “current news headlines and events — but probably not what I blog on — public/private partnerships, government grants, and how little most people know about where they go, what they do, or even how to find out.  Let alone who, if anyone, is keeping track.

Navigation: List of the “Section Titles. “

On this post, sections are marked out by Big, Bright-Blue Titles: So far I have, underneath the Community Foundation Logo and its caption near the top, and in order from the top:

    • (Expressive, which slipped in here, and was promptly, most of it, moved to a side-link)

  • WHY timely, WHY Look Up Connecticut Organizations and Family Court/ Healthy Marriage/ Responsible Fatherhood Scenarios at this time?

  • IRS Returns are NOT Rocket Science!  They are a rich source of information on any group, including on how it fills out tax returns.

    • Best used in combination with similar looks at many (dozens, hundreds) of other tax returns of similar or related organizations who have mimicked the purpose of government, but done it in a privately controlled, tax-exempt model where fewer citizen’s rights to transparency in government expenditures exist. Let’s Take a Closer Look at this Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • FATHER’s DAY, and other Current Events.  

    • (Which is where we get “Brexit” and “British Gun-control Legislation,” and reference to “Orlando” in this post.).
    • Click on the words “Father’s Day” for a link to History.com’s short summary, although I don’t call attention to it, this holiday only went national in 1972, through Richard Nixon declaration.  Interesting, this came after the 1965 USDOL “Moynihan Report” which had so much to say about fatherlessness as a social scourge, and matriarchy as pathological in this patriarchal country.
    • Public policy and major social science academic centers (Columbia, Princeton, UPennsylvania, and elsewhere) STILL built on this premise that the federal government should get involved in designing families, particularly (in terms of that time, at least from this author) “The Negro Family.” I just found it interesting this holiday was so recent in national practice, came after 1965 and in a decade somewhat known for the emergence of a feminist, and a “protection from violence” (Battered women’s shelters) movement, too.  Simultaneously other things such as the 1975 Family Support Act pushing for greater and more aggressive collection of child support from (well, mostly fathers!) to reduce poverty.
  • NOW, about CONNECTICUT POST SERIES, particularly NEW HAVEN (City of / Metro area)….

    • More Exhortation, and this section in light-blue background was taken from Post#1, and is a good read:“About this Connecticut-based series from the starting point of “Male Information Network” participants:”

Those actual contents will be removed from there when this post is published.  Those sections are now  the bottom half of this post of about 8,400 9,500 words.  On the top half, some more exhortation and “show and tell” on not being intimidated by a little old IRS Form 990, even when filled out for a big old (in this case), financially fat Community Foundation — this one. I blurted out a quick summary below the caption before the computer could freeze up again:

Connecticut-based 501©3 which in 2015 began moving its “alternative investments” (Balance Sheet Line 12, Assets, “Investments in Other Securities), currently $138M, into Cayman Islands-based funds. Oh, and promoting Education, Health, Welfare, Youth Programming, and Civic Vitality. EIN#0660321; Related foundation (since 2004 per its IRS form) “The Valley Community Foundation,” (much smaller in size, focusing on a different set of Connecticut cities) is EIN#841637102. Look up either one at http://990finder.foundationcenter.org, but for the 2015 on the larger one, must go to its website, CFGHN.org. Located through its participation in supporting a (nonfiling) leader in the “New Haven Family Alliance” (status IRS revoked as of Nov. 2015 for not filing tax returns for 2012, 2013, or 2014). NHFA, says a local news article (promotional) modeled its “Street Outreach Worker Program” (SOWP) on one in Rhode Island, which (turns out) partners with “Rhode Island Partnership for Mentoring” which is part of “The National Mentoring Partnership” (specializing in Technical Assistance and Training for the same, program certifications?, and it seems (so far) mimicking a government entity through repeated use of the initials “OJJDP” on its material. [see: “https://www.ojjdptta360.org/“] This National Mentoring Partnership [Mentoring.org] (so far as I can tell), IF it is a legitimate business entity, is doing a good job of hiding WHERE (in which state is legal domicile or any HQ) — and taking donations currently under “NetworkForGood.org” [see “https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/mentornational?code=MainDonatePage“]. ~ ~ ~ ~> > But, see my Post #2 of 3 on Connecticut for more on all that. Meanwhile, CFGNH.org is an interesting example of public/private collaboration, and how ONE privately controlled entity, only 11 board members, can direct how and where nearly ½ billion of assets is invested, sold, spent, or stewarded. See also its Schedule O on composition of Board Members and who in local civic life appoints them (Chief Executive of City of New Haven, Head of local Bar Association, Head of PROBATE court, Chamber of Commerce person, etc.] ALSO SEE what it omits from its tax returns (details on Schedule I, etc.). VERRy INterrresting overall!!

“OJJDP” is “Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and part of (under) the Office of Justice Programs?under USDOJ.  http://www.ojjdp.gov/about/DivList.asp.   It relates to an act passed in 1974 by Congress, and, around this time, it would seem we got our NCJFCJ set up in Reno Nevada (although it claims origins back to 1939) and what later became a major subset of the NCJFCJ’s operations, their Pittsburgh-based “NCJJ” I blogged on earlier this year (2016). I DNR recall all those dates, but it does seem coordinated nationally to encourage diversionary justice programs — and it seems that this was then thought to also be a great idea for the family courts as well.  IN FACT, despite claims of earlier 1963 origin, it does seem that the AFCC (Association of Family Conciliation Courts — older name) incorporated in Illinois in 1975 also, with its registered agent (strangely) in Denver and its “entity” address out of 111 Hill Street in Los Angeles, which just so happened to be, I believe, a courthouse.  Private nonprofits (unregistered or registered) out of public buildings must have been harder to track — if you were clueless that they existed — before the internet age, for sure…ABOVE is the government logo.What “Mentoring.org” is doing in mimicking their websites, while (at least one says) taking a grant from OJJDP, I’ve not yet gotten to the bottom of, other than it doesn’t seem that honest in presentation.  As to Nationalizing Mentoring — everything else fatherhood, marriage, child protections, domestic or family violence prevention, for that matter “healthy communities” and so forth) is getting “nationalized” so someone saw an opportunity, obviously!   Also it should be obviously that the field of “fatherhood” would of course also involve mentoring training, and other profit-making adventures, even if there is no charge to the users on some of the websites.

Will discuss more on other posts, especially #2 of 3 in this series.

I have had three days of frustrating, significant computer problems or all this moving, splitting one post into three parts would’ve been done within 24 hours…and by Father’s Day..


This section, optional.  I put it in, but if you’re not in the mood, skip down to next large-font, bright-blue title.

To personify this still unresolved “computer situation,” with participants: one inanimate, mostly-metallic  piece of hardware, and its related software & operating electronically organized systems, meaning my laptop and/or sources of internet access (plural) —  my “electronic staff” (computer/browser/keyboard, etc.) simply went on strike, refusing to process basic instructions of the simplest sort, but intermittently functioning — unpredictably in both how and when.  Several “saves” were lost during a freeze which then required sorting out which was which and if possible salvaging the latest version, or deciding when not to.

The delay brought home the reality that this blog remains every year still  a one-person volunteer operation, without administrative staff, tech support, or (obviously) copyeditors, or, really, any budget in regularly producing specific tasks (posts!) en route to chosen goals, with deadlines.

How Too Many Simple Obstacles can Deter Long-Range Goals.  When these are deliberately sowed by interested parties, and what that interest (as to family court litigation) is actually sometimes really about (hint — it’s not really the children):

The electronic vulnerability, and frustrating obstruction in just a single, otherwise straightforward sequence of just a few time-sensitive tasks in some ways, seems an analogy for my life run through the family court gauntlet and thereafter attempting to personally re-integrate into anything even approaching normal business, work, housing or social relationships — minus several years productivity and definitely minus confidence in the short- medium- and long-term future apart from things I, personally, have committed to do.  The terrain has most definitely changed, and my ability to “pretend” it hasn’t and re-invest in the same type of initiatives that, absent inter-generational warfare for total supremacy (and control of the resulting “story line” and its interpretations) which can and do produce positive results for many, is greatly diminished.

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#1 of 3: Connecticut’s SOS Business Database Now Obstructs/Defeats Status-based Search for Inactive/Defunct Corps (Such as the NHFA|New Haven Family Alliance, at least as to IRS tax-exempt status, Automatically Revoked Nov. 2015 for not filing a return since 2012)

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I intend  this series (like the blog) to be illuminating and empowering, and that it may encourage people who will live longer than me, and possibly build on this information, thus knowing more sooner, to continue “looking it up” and teaching others why this is AS important as following the daily mainstream media and weighing in pro or con on the issues it spits out, regularity, each season, to weigh in on– while keeping THIS information on a collective MSM blackout.

While what I find is usually disturbing information, and discredits the good intentions of substantial charities and public-interest causes, it’s still a good thing to know what is taking place in those sectors, and some of the backdrop of their operations.  There has been an extreme level of computer problems since I first published this post, including saving revisions, or with my laptop working — at all.  I shortened this post, removed major sections to a different one, and am hoping nearly one full week later to get Posts #2 and 3 (links below will activate when I do) published.

*Shortlink to this Post #1 of 3 .** Post #2 of 3 at this link, and *** Post#3 of 3

This post as updated 6/21/2016 has much less text, and more charts directly related to that Connecticut’s Secretary of State (“SOS”) Databased, labeled “C.O.N.C.O.R.D.”   I moved major sections to a new post and published it 6/20/2016, the Monday after Father’s Day.   See Shortlink to that post, which explains why I’m doing a series on Connecticut and certain organizations running marriage/fatherhood (and youth mentoring) within it.  Some references from the removed material remain.  The result so far is now down to just over 6,000 words (significantly shorter).

Posts #2 & #3 will be published under those links as soon as I finish split process; their contents are already basically complete. As of late Tuesday 6/21/2016, they are not yet active, however.  (There was a computer-related delay last weekend).

Also see my prior, 6/8/2016, postCourtesy PRWORA, HHS, and Public Apathy, the Good Ol’ Boys Network with help from (speaking of which) Yale University is Re-packaging the Same Old Schlock, in this example, as “Male Involvement Network” revisits Connecticut and links back to several of my Spring 2013 posts on Connecticut’sfamily courts. “Male Involvement Network,” an aside on one of those post, I since learned is a collaboration begun in 1997.  One article on it was produced by at least three (actually more) key entities.  As I have in some other states, while working on-line and electronically from California, in investigating family court operations, organizations, or high-profile custody cases in specific states, I am typically also networked (to a degree) and long-term, dealing with some people involved locally, active on others’ blogs or MSM blogs in comments fields.  My awareness of these situations, while not local, is still in-depth in the larger context and with levels of influence within state government — simply because I look at more than one sector of influence on these courts.  After all, you can see well over 600 posts on this blog, completed over six years’ time, and a lot of time spent on each one.  The perspective is not just anecdotal evidence, not just a mothers’ perspective, and differs significantly from the average “take” on the situations involved.

Don’t Get Completely Distracted From “Looking It Up” by Current Events and the News.

Apart from who owns the mainstream (and other major on-line) media …. at some levels ALL news deals with government/private sector interplay, and accounting.  Media is not just to inform, it’s also to please its owners (often very wealthy corporations; at a certain level of wealth, individuals or families can go BUY a sports team, or a major newspaper. By definition, most major wealth is if not obtained, at least u pouring finances into them.  by stowing large parts of it into tax-exempt foundations, or p

Most days, weeks, months and years, there always will be an ongoing series of distractions from looking at how the government of the USA, and state governments taking significant federal input to their economies via the Social Security Act funds, as amended 1996 and passed a few times since with some amendments, and NO amendment, to date, having eliminated the HMRF* or Access/Visitation funds — or the expanding infrastructure, in the private sphere, they continue to not just directly support, but encourage continued expansion through public relations, evaluations, demonstrations, and social science/public health sectors of universities.

[[*HMRF stands for “Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood” and refers to a public (federal agency HHS) grants stream I have been blogging on for six years now.  The “HMRF” acronym may be more recent.  “HMRF” while in use by HHS is not searchable on its Database, “TAGGS.hhs.gov” of distributed grants and grantees.  To find HMRF grants in any state (or all states), use CFDA 93086; recommended, under “Advanced” search options.]]

Why should we NOT make sincere and diligent efforts to comprehend what this means locally?  We are being constantly fed paid-for promotions by the participants of what GOOD things it means locally, where is the counterpoint reporting, based on an overview and linked to supporting details other than more journalism based on, essentially, storytelling designed to increase readership and sell stories & programming?

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Courtesy PRWORA, HHS, and Public Apathy, the Good Ol’ Boys Network with help from (speaking of which) Yale University is Re-packaging the Same Old Schlock, in this example, as “Male Involvement Network” [Publ. June 8, 2016].

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Post titleCourtesy PRWORA, HHS, and Public Apathy, the Good Ol’ Boys Network with help from (speaking of which) Yale University is Re-packaging the Same Old Schlock, in this example, as “Male Involvement Network” [Publ. June 8, 2016]. Short-link ends “-3Jv”);

(Written June 8, 2016. For some reason I DNR, including possible amnesia while working on other projects, left in draft…  Found during search of my own blog Nov. 2018 for a post with the word “Male” in it which (other post) I knew detailed several of the statewide Coalitions Against Domestic Violence (“CADV”) by CFDA#…   The post I’d been looking for referenced the relative difference in size between ‘fathers’ rights” and “feminists'” funding which I wanted to point out on Twitter after the fact that federal government was funding both had been raised.//LGH))

(After publishing any post, I review it, and may revise or clarify with added material, something posted. Anyone who receives the post through a tweet or as a follower is best served by going back to original link for must current version. This time I added a table of annual report filings (underneath the first logos shown below) and some links which didn’t make the “saved” version that was first published 6/8/2016 evening. Post currently runs under 10,000 words….Make that almost 12,000 words, after I added more details on the involved The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven” and its financials and the next paragraph explaining why I added that — and a dark-green background section about the CNCS and Social Innovation Funding…:) 🙂

 I may subtract that, later, but remember to keep an eye on “COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF [name your Metro/Regional Area, or major, particularly port city:  San Francisco, Baltimore, etc.]” (nationwide, and especially in metro regions, which also tend to have some high-profile universities (like, Yale…. in this case); they are fast-tracking “What Works” from federal/private power block to “community level” and are an identifiable part of the MACRO business model privatizing government, in preparation of course for “outflanking sovereignty through functionalism.”  These organizations have local credibility, significant assets obtained over the years, and significant connections to local power.  In addition through such things as the Federal “CNCS” (Corporation for National and Community Service) (URL: NationalService.gov)  helping the big guys pick their favorite programming and make sure the commoners (peasants and/or, low-income population, male and female, and whatever the ethnicity) are run through the “What Works” programs that Big Brother and Relatives have determined are best for all.  Notice that the Social Innovation Fund only dates to Year 2009:

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a powerful approach to transforming lives and communities that positions the federal government to be a catalyst for impact—mobilizing private resources to find and grow community solutions with evidence of results.With the simple but vital goal of finding what works, and making it work for more people, the Social Innovation Fund and its grantees create a learning network of organizations working to implement innovative and effective evidence-based solutions to local and national challenges in three priority areas: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development.

Goodwill of Silicon ValleyIn just five years, the Social Innovation Fund and its private-sector partners have invested more than a $800 million in compelling community solutions. The Social Innovation Fund’s portfolio represents over $295 million in federal grants and more than $582 million in non-federal match commitments. To date, the SIF’s Classic program has made 35 awards to grantmaking organizations and 290 nonprofits working in 39 states and the District of Columbia. In total over 360 nonprofit organizations are being funded by the SIF to conduct diverse interventions and evaluate results through highly rigorous models. Through the SIF’s Pay for Success program, over 25 states across the United States are engaged in testing and implementation of Pay for Success projects. Across both programs, the Social Innovation Fund is committed to expanding the impact of effective community solutions to make a difference in the lives of more Americans.

Authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in April of 2009, the Social Innovation Fund is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency focused on improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. Together, service and innovation provide a vehicle to harness the power of ordinary people and unleash the potential of innovative ideas to help address our communities’ toughest social problems and transform lives.
Check Out Our Interactive Map See the General Fact Sheet

Consider Yourself Forewarned to Pay Attention to the CNCS and what the Social Innovation Fund (Big Brother and Big Tax-exempt Foundation) have planned for our local communities.//LGH.)



For example, as to those filings of AFCC and its Chapters, on its website and IRS filings, this (?) organization claims to be legal domicile Wisconsin (see Heading row ending in “M” Legal Domicile”) and having existed since 1963, but the State of Wisconsin only admits to the existence of a Chapter of AFCC, and that only since Year 2012:

ID Entity Name /Type Registered
Effective Date
Status /
Status Date
06 – Non-Stock Corporation
10/15/2012 Incorporated/Qualified/ Registered

Meanwhile, Illinois Secretary of State records the existence (still active) of a business entity since 1975, under two prior names, the current one matching the one on the AFCC logo below.

(Click for search results image: CyberdriveIllinois.com AFCC Search Results.  Use CyberdriveIllinois.com link to repeat a name search showing one prior name, and clickable to read details (including that it’s a “Domestic” Illinois organization originally filed 1975, with two prior names, dated 2001 and 2002 as I recall. Illinois has it File No. “50708497”).


ON THAT UPDATE I ALSO NOTICED THAT ONE OF THE KEY PARTICIPANTS IN THIS REPORT, ONE YEAR AFTER HAVING ITS NAME ON THE SAME, APPARENTLY QUIT FILING ITS TAX RETURNS.  While I’d like to further verify that those returns aren’t on some other database, even if they have filed, I noticed that this organization’s primary source of revenues three years ago was government grants, and primary use of those was on its own employees.  The grants are not being redistributed to anyone (individual or organizations).  Yet the website is still up and, looking quite nice and colorful, having its logo — it still features requests for funds:

New Haven Family Alliance (FYI, EIN#061324343)

A Partnership For Family & Community Empowerment.”

Here’s The Community Foundation Greater New Haven (from “GiveGreater.org“) soliciting for the above organization on a page “last updated 8/7/2015

“giveGreater.org “Your Local Resource for Learning and Giving || The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven” (CT)

Feel free to explore that link, “Leadership and Staff” for from 1996-[8/7/2015]  CEO “Barbara Tinney, MSW” (only former CEO listed Mr. Mustafa Abdul Salaam,** 1991) and the comments at the bottom of its page about some excess administrative costs:

(Google search results on Mustafa Abdul Salaam, May 7, 1998 has him quitting after being accused of forging a signature to obtain Community Development Block Grants, on a different organization:  Neighborhood Agency Chief Quits After Forgery Accusation) (<==read!!)

Neighborhood Agency Chief Quits After Forgery Accusation

May 7, 1998 by Johnny Mason, Jr. of the Hartford Courant:

Mustafa Abdul-Salaam, executive director of the Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative in Hartford, resigned April 17 after being accused of forging a signature on an application for city funds.

The resignation was triggered when Mustafa apparently forged the name of Gerald Thorpe, chairman of the Upper Albany Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, on a February letter recommending that the collaborative be given city Community Development Block Grant funds

Abdul-Salaam is the former executive director of the New Haven Family Alliance, a social service agency. A former captain of the 1975 University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, his name was Earl Wilson before he converted to Islam

Abdul-Salaam, who became the executive director of the North End collaborative after a nationwide search, at a salary of $63,000 per year, was the agency’s fifth executive director in seven years. Florence Ehiboir-Cole, assistant executive director, is serving as interim director. The agency, at 1339 Albany Ave., has an annual budget of $325,000. Most of its funding comes from the Ford Foundation, but it also has received city funds.

Interesting as the Ford Foundation in general is heavily involved in promoting fatherhood studies and professionals in the field.

1) NHFA’s fiscal, administrative and programmatic infrastructure has not kept pace with its development and implementation of innovative programs and interventions. This is in part a result of limited non-restrictive, flexible funds. In response to this challenge, the agency is implementing the recommendations proposed in the FMA assessment report

2) NHFA needs to reduce administrative cost in order to stabilize its financial situation in 2015 and beyond. As part of this effort by the end of December, NHFA is moving its office to a less expensive, community based location in the Dixwell neighborhood.

Found under “CEO COMMENTS” on same or related page at the Community Foundation:

NHFA Board of Directors will be working with the Yale School of Management to develop a five year strategic planning that includes a fund development plan.

I don’t know who ‘FMA” is, and this page at “GreaterGiving.org” doesn’t tell me readily.

However, next, go to the “Financials Link” regarding the New Haven Family Alliance and click on “990s” — no 990 past 2012-2013 fiscal year is uploaded. Interesting…. Even if it didn’t file, it takes three years in a row of not-filing for the IRS to revoke a tax-exempt status, and then some additional time to tell the public on “Exempt Select Organization Check.”

Impact locally of endorsement of NHFA by this Community Foundation — see their main page (CFGNH.org):

The Community Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States and remains the largest grantmaker in a twenty-town region located in the heart of central Connecticut.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 as the community’s  permanent charitable endowment. For more than three generations, thousands of donors have built our community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations.. [Para. order reversed]

Separate Topic, should be a separate post.  This pattern can be found in metro areas throughout the country. To discuss requires discussing details on the tax returns, not just organization websites.

Notable finds regarding this particular one (CFGNH not NHFA), though:

(1) It is not posting ANY details, not even the names of its grantees and amounts granted on either the IRS form on their own website, or (from what I can see) on other sources showing the same IRS#,  previous years.

  • For example, on June 9, 2016, looking for anything granted to this (non-filing — see chart of annual reports and last known tax returns, below) The New Haven Family Alliance, Inc. I found that the organization simply lists “to various tax-exempt organizations” and no “See Additional Table.”  It does not provide another table.  Yet, it is taking in government grants yearly.

(2) Big Changes/Increased Revenues for 2015 Makes one wonder Why, and From Whom, and highlights that, with or without the word “Community” on an organization name, it’s still by definition a privately controlled (by its board of directors) nonprofit, nonstock corporation, NOT a government entity.  If you compare Schedule F (foreign investments) for year 2015 to (must look up the organization separately) to even Year 2014, it’s clear that the organization is purchasing investments in the Cayman Islands, in a major way compared to prior years when its only overseas activity on Schedule F looked like a minor (about $10,000) donor-advised fund to Ireland.

Any Form 990 (currently) on Part I (page 1) has a “Prior Year/Current Year” column, showing any major changes.  2015 represented a MAJOR increase in CFGNH’s Revenues.  Take a look at this community foundation’s 2015 IRS return posted on its site, its EIN# 066032106.

Notice the upwards jump on both “Contributions” (Line 8. from $24.0M to $65.6M) and Investment Income (Line 10. from $29.6M to $75.4M)?  For Total Revenues (Program-Related only), that’s almost a TRIPLING of revenues in a single year.  From $51.6M to $145.0M (check link).  Did this result in a tripling of donations to other organizations — its primary reason for existing, allegedly?  NO.  The jump was from $20M to $29M.

Shows  huge size (close to one-half billion$ of assets), huge revenues ($69M contributions that year alone, and $79M “investment income” — mostly from selling over $470M of Securities for that amount of net profit. Despite this, it still got close to $1M of “government grants” anyway.  This may have to do with the composition of the board membership which by definition includes gets appointed by public officials and at least one board representative from Chief Executive of the City of New Haven, from Yale, the Bar Association, etc. (see tax return details).

Having received $145M Revenues (but over $500M gross receipts) in 2015, it dispensed $29M of grants (THAT schedule not attached to their website’s 2015 financials).  

I went looking from a different source for prior years, and found that unlike most organization, dispensing that amount of money ($20M/year, roughly) they don’t bother to include a Schedule I.  A comment is made that grants are tracked online.  What should be looked at is the difference between 2015 and 2014 (below) “Schedule F” which is outside investments.  And the major change (almost tripling) in revenues.  All I was looking for is anything donated to New Haven Family Alliance after it stopped filing tax returns and annual reports (apparently).  Not that easy to find when the tax returns available (or offered by the organization) are not producing any Schedule I, Grant to Governments and Organizations in the US.

Search Again**  (COMPARE these to the 2015 posted on their site, above).

**Update Jan. 2, 2020: If that website does not redirect (after Foundation Center bought out Guidestar and rebranded itself as “Candid”, since I published this post in 2016), try  search (use EIN#!) at https://candid.org/research-and-verify-nonprofits/990-finder I believe that’s the user interface page; the search results urls seem to be the same format as before.
I’m adding more recent years’ table with this Jan. 2, 2020, review of this post (for potential re-blogging parts of it).  The lower table (FYEs shown 2012-2013-2014) was in original post.//LGH.

Total results: 3Search Again.  CFGNH.org (EIN# 06-6032106) Forms 990 run Jan. 2, 2020.

UPDATE COMMENTS: The Fiscal Year ends Dec. 31 — so where is the tax return for FY2018?  Not here!  (I did find it on the organization website.  However, like the others below, it, too, utterly omits to record Sched I grantees, despite claiming several million dollars’ worth of grants to domestic organizations or governments.  There are simply ZERO details on “to which ones” and not even (which the form, at the bottom has a blank for) even a count of how many. Much more can be understood about the organization (in addition to its withholding of identities of claimed grantees, even when taking several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of government grants TO it) by reading its “Financials” page subdocuments.

Other comments:  See FY2017:   The Schedule I of ($24M) of grants is — guess what — omitted except for a single statement, “various 501©3s” and no detailed information.  $222M of investments held (per Sched F) in Central America/Caribbean region.  $149M (per Sched D) in “Alternative Investment”.   etc.  //LGH Jan. 2, 2020.

Healthy Start – Community Impact Grants CT 2017 990 59 $594,866,274.00 06-6032106
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven CT 2016 990 55 $487,352,421.00 06-6032106
Friends of Boulder Knoll CT 2015 990 45 $482,430,411.00 06-6032106

(June 8, 2016, table as originally published):

Friends of Boulder Knoll * CT 2014 990 45 $443,530,278.00 06-6032106
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven CT 2013 990 41 $416,295,565.00 06-6032106
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, The CT 2012 990 40 $363,752,780.00 06-6032106

(*Wrong name here factor of The Foundation Center, not the organization filing its returns).

I just looked at 2012, 2013 and 2014 tax returns available through a different source

The influence of large “Community Foundations” throughout the country should be looked at closely when they become conduits for federal public/private partnerships, helping conceal major private foundation backers’ money.  For example, out of the list of 498 funds at “CFGNH” I see that Annie E. Casey Foundation established a Donor-advised fund in 2003.  They are listed “alpha” but only 25 results per page.  I guess if anyone is then willing to flip through about 1,000 pages @ 25 names/page  (or use the slider bar and guesstimate) this will give name and origin of the funds — but not their individual amounts held.  Annie E. Casey is already a major player in foster care, fatherhood movements, “JDAI” and other “shifting the paradigm” movements in family and juvenile courts. I have a sticky page on its “Kids Count” data book, and this came up again recently in looking at Alabama also.

“Read my lips” — promoting fatherhood is a public/private COORDINATED effort involving major foundations (bipartisan — both sides of the political spectrum do this). I run around behind and look up the grantees, and find them seriously wanting in basic organization filings compliance, which doesn’t seem to be coincidental.

I went to “C.O.N.C.O.R.D.” which is the state’s Business Entity Search Site. According to this NHFA is still active — but still lives at a different street address 370 James.  I clicked details and see that its last filed ANNUAL report was in 2011.

# Business Name Business ID Status Business Address

[Checked post-publication. If that link isn’t still active, repeat the search to learn that, according to this database, The New Haven Family Alliance, Inc. has been filing its annual required reports “periodically” — that means several times since incorporation, they have gone many years without filing, apparently not been administratively dissolved or put on notice (?) as happens in some states, and forced to re-instate. Compare the “Filing Type” column to the Filing Date/Time column to see a gap for 1992 (second year never filed), 1994-5-6-7-9 = its post-PRWORA years!; catch up filings in March, 2000.]

Business ID Business Name
Filing Number Filing Date/Time Effective Date/Time Filing Type Volume Type Volume Start Page Page #
0000624488 12:00 AM REPORT(1994) 0
0000624486 May 21, 1991 12:00 AM INCORPORATION C 11860 0653 0
0000624487 Aug 12, 1993 12:00 AM ORG REPORT C 12330 3315 0
0002094498 Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM REPORT (1996) B 00328 3109 3
0002094500 Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM REPORT (1997) B 00328 3115 3
0002094501 Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM REPORT (1998) B 00328 3118 4
0002094504 Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM Mar 24, 2000 8:30 AM REPORT (1999) B 00328 3127 3
0002117676 May 24, 2000 8:30 AM May 24, 2000 8:30 AM REPORT (2000) B 00341 0397 3
0002289591 Jul 18, 2001 8:30 AM Jul 18, 2001 8:30 AM REPORT (2001) B 00428 0540 3
0002783858 Mar 01, 2004 8:30 AM Mar 01, 2004 8:30 AM REPORT (2002) B 00685 3086 3
0002783860 Mar 01, 2004 8:30 AM Mar 01, 2004 8:30 AM REPORT (2003) B 00685 3091 4
0002893257 Aug 26, 2004 8:30 AM Aug 26, 2004 8:30 AM REPORT (2004) B 00742 0042 3
0003069936 Jul 05, 2005 8:30 AM REPORT (2005) B 00840 1096 5
0003257554 Jun 29, 2006 8:30 AM REPORT (2006) B 00938 2228 4
0003471885 May 31, 2007 8:30 AM REPORT (2007) B 01049 0537 4
0003741867 Jul 16, 2008 8:30 AM REPORT (2008) B 01187 2344 2
0004569307 Apr 11, 2012 11:32 AM REPORT (2009) B 01636 1123 3
0004569314 Apr 11, 2012 11:34 AM REPORT (2010) B 01636 1138 3
0004569319 Apr 11, 2012 11:35 AM REPORT (2011) B 01636 1148 3

(Any background colors added by blogger LGH). In addition to the irregularity of filing annual reports, there are despite this still years missing as you can see simply looking for all consecutive years since 1991, or at least 1993 filings.  Where are years 1994 and 1995 (first two of its existence?).  

Also, a recent search for this organization by name or the EIN# below, pulls up nothing past its own Fiscal year 2012:  (As of Post publication June 8, 2016.  Reviewing this Jan. 2, 2020 i.e., a new year, in a new decade, I’m re-running the search for the same EIN#).  The comments below FYE 2010-11-12 table apply to that table only.  for consistency (with updated re-run of CFGNH.org Form 990s, above, I’m posting an extra table above the original one (i.e., both rows and the two tables are most recent years on top).

January 2, 2020 re-run of the NHFA EIN# for (the last three) tax returns since then:

Total results: 3Search Again.
(Click on the column headers to sort.)

NEW HAVEN FAMILY ALLIANCE INC CT 2017 990 37 $27,547.00 06-1324343
NEW HAVEN FAMILY ALLIANCE INC CT 2016 990 27 $143,550.00 06-1324343
New Haven Family Alliance CT 2012 990 21 $118,437.00 06-1324343

As originally shown on this post:

New Haven Family Alliance CT 2012 990 21 $118,437.00 06-1324343
New Haven Family Alliance CT 2011 990 25 $246,260.00 06-1324343
New Haven Family Alliance CT 2010 990 26 $148,285.00 06-1324343

Click on any of the above three years, look at Part I Details (main source of revenues, Line 8, is grants, main expenditures (Part I) is “Salaries,” look at Page 2 scanty description of what organization is doing (I saw top row’s only so far), go to Part VIII Statement of Revenues and notice that main source of Contributions (non-government donations) and Grants (government donations) is recorded as $1.4M out of total $1.5M (for YE2013) “Government Grants.”

….I just checked TAGGS.hhs.gov, and so far, do not see any direct grants to NHFA above (=Link to search results: All years, CT only, I entered Organization Name). I searched (org. name only) the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and found no direct grants. I then searched (CT, all years) under two known CFDA’s: 93086 (Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood) and 93597 (Access and Visitation) to see who, in the state of Connecticut, is getting those types of grants. These are the Title IV-A and Title IV-D grants, post-welfare reform of 1996, specifically promoting two-parent families and increased noncustodial parenting time (i.e., more fatherhood involvement where there is a single mother involved).

{{The gov’t grants on a Form 990 could be from ANY government entity; so they might have been state grants.//LGH Jan. 2, 2020}}

Summary, having written the post:

Truly we the public has been weighed in the balance (overall) and been found wanting.  Every four years — and between — we go to sleep on what, REALLY, did welfare reform do, and instead of going for our own close-up sources of reference across multiple sources, take public media, politicians, in combination with accredited experts (ever think of checking out WHO FUNDS THEM?  I sure have been…and posting it when it pertains to this subject matter also.)

If something has an opinion from a Republican and an opinion from a Democrat, making it “bipartisan” we still apparently think that’s meaningful.  Ditto if it’s supposedly religiously neutral because it’s in the sphere of “social science” and couched in economic terms about reducing poverty.

Under the banner of helping the low-income and reducing abstract, generalized terms such as “poverty,” and through ignorance (of how government reports its revenues to the public, not just what it does with them as publicized by the government or those contracting with government to describe how wonderful and transparent it is, and how great its programming and policies) we have been induced to create more and more layers of administration of public-purpose services, and once created, assume they should continue forever.

When it comes to post-PRWORA policy on promoting fatherhood, a look at the tax returns shows this literally props up a middle-class income in the private tax-exempt sector, and far from trickling down, is running into rivers of opportunity and shell organizations for less than public-interest purposes. When I say “shell organization” I mean, the entity either doesn’t exist at the state corporate level (for long), or the tax-filing level (as required to) consistently, but still keeps the website up and the solicitations — long after they’re out of compliance.  THIS is “business as usual” and if you’re in it (as a woman or as a man) it is an extension of the Good Ol’ Boys Network.

Who’s ever going to squeal the truth, the whole truth, or anything remotely resembling the truth?  Should some dare to do this, the means to squelch the individuals and make an example of them to others is already available.  I will say again the ENTIRE family court system is itself one of those tools.  It still matters who and what is running it and who set it up.
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1942-2016, He Fought Men, Racism and War Itself. He Fought Well, Changing The World. (Now, about Sexism…)

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This will not be news to almost anyone in the world who might be reading my blog for any reason.  I had a post ready, but I cannot imagine posting anything today without acknowledging the passing of Muhammad Ali last night.    

It also seems appropriate for current posts I’m working on, discussing WAR as promoting the largest, and most profitable companies, really, on the planet, and helping run it through their scope, size and close involvement with governments (plural) which are manufacturing pharmaceuticals in that maybe his toughest fight was against the disease.

Because of my recent contemplations (Memorial Day) on war, also, I’m starting with Muhammad Ali’s quote regarding the Viet Nam War, for which he paid a steep professional price, in his prime and when our nation had “the Draft,”

Muhammad Ali was deeply spiritual but never sought to to impose his religious beliefs on other people. Photograph: Getty Images. [From 6/4/2016 article in the Guardian.UK on his death, “Muhammad Ali: The Man Behind the Icon” by Biographer Thomas Hauser] [Quotes, below]

Found as a response tweeted on a British (Telegraph.uk) article, today:

“Full Ali quote on the Viet Nam War.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ news/ 2016/ 06/04/muhammad-ali-dead-at-74-the-world-pays-tribute-to-boxing-legend/, Tweeted by Ben Norton.


Found at Wikipedia on Muhammad Ali, regarding this:

Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, stating that he had “no quarrel with them Vietcong.”[52] “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape or kill my mother and father…. How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”[53]He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction in a unanimous 8–0 ruling(Thurgood Marshall recused himself, as he had been the U.S. Solicitor General at the time of Ali’s conviction).

During this time of inactivity, as opposition to the Vietnam War began to grow and Ali’s stance gained sympathy, he spoke at colleges across the nation, criticizing the Vietnam War and advocating African American pride and racial justice.

And, same source (Wiki) more on the process, which is also a commentary on IQ tests and the military.  Notice his protest of this war on the basis of religion was because it was a war by Christians or unbelievers; if Allah or the Messenger had declared it, that would be a different matter. Still.  Talk about courage….

Vietnam War and resistance to the draft

Ali registered for the draft on his eighteenth birthday and was listed as 1-A in 1962.[115] In 1964, he was reclassified as 1-Y (fit for service only in times of national emergency) after two mental tests found his IQ was 78[116] ***(16th percentile), well below the armed force’s 30th-percentile threshold.[115] (He was quoted as saying, “I said I was the greatest, not the smartest!”)[115][116] By early 1966, the army lowered its standards to permit soldiers above the 15th percentile and Ali was again classified as 1-A.[21][115][116] This classification meant he was now eligible for the draft and induction into the United States Army during a time when the U.S. was involved in the Vietnam War.

[Some annoying, excess links removed from above paragraph.]

When notified of this status, Ali declared that he would refuse to serve in the Army and publicly considered himself a conscientious objector.[21] Ali stated: “War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. I’m not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don’t take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers.”

Appearing for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces on April 28, 1967 in Houston, Ali refused three times to step forward at the call of his name. An officer warned him he was committing a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Once more, Ali refused to budge when his name was called. As a result, he was arrested. On the same day the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. Other boxing commissions followed suit. Ali would not be able to obtain a license to box in any state for over three years.[117]

***footnote to an ESPN/Eric Neeler’s “Muhammad Ali from A to Z” also might be interesting.

From The Guardian.com, 6/4/2016.

Muhammad Ali: the man behind the icon

The late boxer’s biographer recalls getting to know a deeply spiritual and intelligent man with endless tales, no regrets and a passion for life that never diminished, even as his condition did


…..I met Ali for the first time in March 1967, I was a student at Columbia University and the host of a radio show called Personalities In Sports that aired weekly on the student-run radio station. Muhammad was preparing to fight Zora Folley at Madison Square Garden and I had been granted an interview with him. For an 18-year-old sports fan, it was heady stuff.

At that point in Ali’s career, he was virtually unbeatable. Ali-Folley would be his seventh championship defence in less than a year and his final bout before a three-and-a-half-year exile from boxing. The war in Vietnam was at its peak. The National Selective Service Presidential Appeal Board had voted unanimously to maintain Muhammad’s eligibility for the military draft, and he’d been ordered to report for induction in April. The assumption was that he would refuse induction. Ali himself had hinted as much when he said, “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam, while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs?”

At Madison Square Garden, I watched Ali go through a series of exercises. Then I stood at the edge of the ring as he sparred with Jimmy Ellis. When that was done, he went into his dressing room and I followed. I wasn’t from the New York Times or any other news organisation of note, but that didn’t seem to matter. Ali told me to turn on my tape recorder. We talked mostly about Nation of Islam doctrine, with some questions about the military draft, Folley, and boxing in general thrown in. Ten minutes after we began, Ali announced, “That’s all I’m gonna do,” and the interview was over.

And, the second article I found today, good biographical detail and summary:

Muhammad Ali, Boxing Legend, Dead at 74

Legendary athlete and breaker of boundaries remained social activist until his death  By  June 4, 2016

On October 30th, 1974, referee Zack Clayton, right, steps in after challenger Muhammad Ali looks on after knocking down defending heavyweight champion George Foreman in the eighth round of their championship bout in Kinshasa, Zaire. AP

Well-written article.   I don’t know that my quoting could add anything to it, or to the memories. , however, he took the title at age 22 from a reigning heavyweight Sonny Liston, and shortly after, converted to Islam:

Clay had become the youngest fighter to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champ – a record that would stand until it was broken in 1986 by 20-year-old Mike Tyson.

Shortly after winning the title, Clay became a member of the Nation of Islam, and the sect’s leader, Elijah Muhammad, personally renamed him Muhammad Ali. The boxer had been attending Nation of Islam meetings since 1961, and Malcolm X had served as his spiritual advisor, though Ali kept this connection secret until just before the Liston match. Just weeks after Ali’s name change, Malcolm split with the Nation, and the boxer ended their friendship, a move he later counted among his life’s biggest regrets.

Later, it changed.  Regarding “Rumble in the Jungle” (Zaire) and “Thrilla in Manilla,”:

…As these overseas fights demonstrated, Ali had become an international celebrity and figure of black pride. When Ali starred in The Greatest, the 1977 film adaptation of his autobiography, he became one of the few public figures who could boast of portraying himself in his own biopic.

The final years of Ali’s career were far from glorious. In 1976, the judges’ announcement that he’d won a Yankee Stadium bout with Ken Norton was met with boos from the crowd, and in response Ali announced his retirement to focus on his faith. (He’d recently left the Nation of Islam to practice Sunni Islam; 30 years later, he would become a Sufi Muslim.)

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/muhammad-ali-boxing-legend-dead-at-74-20160604#ixzz4AeP171FO


Briefly, that he had nine children and four different wives, with four of them attending him at the end.  A person could hardly ask for more than to have supportive family with them at that time.  Age 74 is also still “premature” and I hope at some point it’s realized that the answer to all major health issues is not always drugs, and the cause of many of them (not saying Parkinson’s) is.


Muhammad Ali remembered as boxer who transcended sports world


1 of 32 images on ReutersMedia article. “Muhammad Ali poses with his boxing gloves. Action Images/Sporting Pictures”

A man has his photograph taken near a makeshift memorial to the late Muhammad Ali in New York, U.S., June 4, 2016. REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

Muhammad Ali cuddling his daughters Laila, (L)and Hana at a hotel in London, December 1978. Action Images/MSI [Sat. 6/4/2016 Reuters article, Image 3]

Muhammad Ali stands with his wife Yolanda as he is introduced before the welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, May 2010. REUTERS/STEVE MARCUS
















From Wikipedia, FINALLY (as well as on the right margin) has a few words on his four marriages, near the bottom, under “Marriages and Children.”

Spouse(s) Yolanda Williams (m. 1986–2016),

Veronica Porsche Ali (m. 1977–1986),

Belinda Boyd (m. 1967–1977),

Sonji Roi (m. 1964–1966)

Children Laila Ali, Hana Ali, Asaad Amin, Khaliah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Rasheda Ali, Jamillah Ali, Miya Ali, Maryum Ali

Typically this would go closer to the top, under “Personal life.” However that section for this famous professional boxer with a famous conversion to Islam right after his first (of three) titles, and equally famous refusal to serve in the Viet Nam War during a time of compulsory draft for young men, that section reads instead:

Ancestry, early life, and amateur career

This is the “Marriages and Children” Section, which I feel belongs in here, from Wikipedia:

Ali was married four times and had seven daughters and two sons. Ali met his first wife, cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, approximately one month before they married on August 14, 1964.[94] Roi’s objections to certain Muslim customs in regard to dress for women contributed to the breakup of their marriage. They divorced on January 10, 1966.

Another article below, quoting her, says she was threatened for not converting.

On August 17, 1967, Ali married Belinda Boyd. After the wedding, she, like Ali, converted to Islam. She changed her name to Khalilah Ali, though she was still called Belinda by old friends and family. They had four children: Maryum (born 1968), twins Jamillah and Rasheda (born 1970), and Muhammad Ali, Jr. (born 1972).[95] Maryum has a career as an author and rapper.[96]

Below, another article explains that the affair with Veronica, who was on the poster for the “Rumble in the Jungle” helped add glamour to that fight.  Either way, the affair predated the divorce by two years, looks like,. and he married her the same year (1977).

In 1975, Ali began an affair with Veronica Porsche, an actress and model. By the summer of 1977, his second marriage was over and he had married Porsche.[citation needed] At the time of their marriage, they had a baby girl, Hana, and Veronica was pregnant with their second child. Their second daughter, Laila Ali, was born in December 1977. By 1986, Ali and Porsche were divorced.[citation needed]

Laila became a boxer in 1999,[97] despite her father’s earlier comments against female boxing in 1978: “Women are not made to be hit in the breast, and face like that… the body’s not made to be punched right here [patting his chest]. Get hit in the breast… hard… and all that.”[98]

Again, looks like there was little time lost between one divorce and the next marriage.  By 1986, he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for a few years.

On November 19, 1986, Ali married Yolanda (“Lonnie”) Williams. They had been friends since 1964 in Louisville. They have one son, Asaad Amin, whom they adopted when Amin was five months old.[95][99][100][101][102]

Ali was a resident of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in the early 1970s.[103] He had two other daughters, Miya and Khaliah, from extramarital relationships.[95][104]

Ali most recently lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Lonnie.[105] In January 2007 it was reported that they had put their home in Berrien Springs, up for sale and had purchased a home in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, for $1,875,000.[106] Lonnie converted to Islam from Catholicism in her late twenties.[107]

Through Hana, Ali’s son-in-law is mixed martial artist Kevin Casey.[108]

Veronica Porsche, married the boxing champ at age 18. His prior wife had married at him age 17 (he was older), then had four children with him. Guess he liked them young….younger than himself.

(photo above from this article):


People.com in 1976.  I was looking for whether Veronica had converted or was already practicing Islam.

The Ali-Belinda Split Is Made Official—and Mysterious Veronica Turns Up Pregnant

There is another woman—some say she is another wife—in Ali’s life. She is the sleek, mysterious Veronica Porche, who doesn’t look so sleek anymore. “Friends have told me she is pregnant,” says Khalilah. “If she is his wife and is having his baby, then that’s Ali’s business.” Clearly Khalilah has put Ali behind her. “There isn’t any marriage,” she says. “It’s past me now.”

Khalilah, who has become a skilled photographer, lives with her four children in a four-bedroom apartment in Chicago. Ali occupies an apartment a mile away, and Veronica lives 10 minutes from him. Khalilah split with the champ when “his other relationship began affecting the family life.”

Ali has been escorting Veronica to the same Muslim mosque attended by Khalilah and the children. “People were talking and the kids were seeing this,” Khalilah says, “so I made a request to the Nation of Islam that Ali be prohibited from entering the mosque.” The petition was approved last month by Wallace Muhammad, leader of the sect.

At his 88-acre farm in Berrien Springs, Mich., where he is training for a fight this month against heavyweight challenger Jimmy Young, Ali indignantly parried questions about Veronica’s pregnancy. “As long as I fill all those seats in stadiums and I’m fighting, my fans are not interested in who I’m sleeping with,” he said. “Nothing bothers me. I live in controversy.”

In 2014 (40th Anniversary of “Rumble in the Jungle”) Veronica Porsche claims to have been married secretly in Zaire while legitimate wife Khaliah was staying in a hotel nearby.  Think this says a little bit about character? even though there was a later divorce and marriage of the teenager he’d impregnated.Ali – born 1942 was in his 30s in the 70s, and so marrying a woman about half his age, and even if not legal in the US, it would’ve been bigamy.

Alis ex-wife reveals details about their secret wedding In USA Today Oct. 20, 2014 by Josh Peter.

Upon the 40th anniversary of “The Rumble in the Jungle,”Muhammad Ali’s third wife, Veronica Porche, told USA TODAY Sports about their secret marriage ceremony she said was held a week before the big fight in Zaire — despite the fact Ali still was married to his second wife.

Porche said only she, Ali and the African man who married them attended the ceremony and that they told only Luis Sarria, who was Ali’s masseur and conditioner. She indicated she knew better than to tell others and expose Ali to possible legal consequences: “Going to jail for having two wives,’’ Porche said with a chuckle.

Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the boxer’s second wife, grew angry on Wednesday when told about what Porche described as a Muslim marriage ceremony — one that took place while she was staying at a nearby hotel.

“It wasn’t a real marriage, Islamicly or non-Islamicly,’’ Camacho-Ali said. “Whatever he concocted to connive her was a scam. That wasn’t legal.’’

Porche and Ali were legally married in 1977, soon after his divorce from Camacho-Ali was official. Porche and Ali divorced in 1986

[What’s sad to me, LGH, about this, is how women are so willing to do this to each other, even though logically speaking, they’re next; if a man did this to one, he could just as easily do it to another.]

“YOWZA!”, here’s Laila, Veronica’s Daughter who became a boxer, in 2002, expressing her feelings as an abandoned daughter.  It also reveals some things about the religion’s treatment of women, not just her famous father’s.
Admittedly, it’s from the National Enquirer. Look at the consequences to her of not having a father around when a relative molested her:

My Dad ALI Didn’t About Me

Boxer Laila Ali delivers a powerful punch to her famous father Muhammad Ali with a blockbuster new autobiography that describes the former heavyweight champ as an uncaring, self-centered dad.

Publishing sources told The ENQUIRER that in the book — “Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power” — 24-year-old Laila reveals that her loveless relationship with her father was a root cause of troubles she experienced in later years.

“Laila’s dad was a hero to millions but not to her,” revealed a publishing source familiar with the contents of the book. “She suffered extreme loneliness as Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter and she wanted to run away from home when she was only 4 years old. She grew up feeling angry and hostile. The only thing that straightened out her life was a run-in with the law. She finally learned responsibility from a group home.”

Today Laila is a successful pro boxer, a businesswoman and aspiring actress and model. But it’s clear from her book that she succeeded only by using survival skills learned during her difficult childhood as daughter of Muhammad Ali and his third wife Veronica Porche.

“Ali never discussed with his daughter what was going on in her life,” said the source. “He was too busy dealing with his own life. Laila Ali didn’t like much about her father — his Muslim religion, his big, slobbery kisses, his outgoing personality.

“He was so busy in public giving out autographs, photos and advice, he would walk out of a restaurant or a mosque and forget he had come with his kids. Then he’d eventually remember and return to gather them up.”

The child was so isolated that when she was sexually molested by a relative at age 5, and again at age 10, there was no one she could tell…. Family life for Ali’s lonely daughter was already almost nonexistent, when in the mid-1980s Laila’s mother rebelled against the subservient role of a Muslim wife and divorced Muhammad for infidelity. Her father’s faith was difficult for Laila as well.

Laila hated her father’s preaching, the prayers, the mosque, words she didn’t understand, a faith she didn’t believe in, and the women sitting behind the men,” the source said.


I looked for a little more on the wives and children.

I have not been following sports, or Muhammad Ali, and so am hardly up to speed on any of it.

The Daily Mall.UK, which I sometimes think is ” a bit of a rag” still also often has details about famous individuals and their family relationships.  This article points out that while it was a “knockout” career, after the services are over there is likely to be another rumble among the surviving wives.  It also brings up that his only SON is living in poverty in Chicago, and that the current wife (Lonnie) had Ali’s younger brother arrested for taking things from the family home, which was deeded to Ali.   It also points out the obvious — religiously devout or not to Islam, he was still a philanderer.  See the last phrase of the title of this post..

The next article also has many photos, and some videos of Ali and his other relatives.  I learned that he met and married his second wife, Belinda, while she was only 15 and working for a bakery at the Nation of Islam.

Ali’s women – and a very fractured family: How boxing legend’s train-wreck private life has left his legacy to his loved ones marred by jealousy, bitterness and division

By David Jones for the Daily Mail. 

  • Muhammad Ali, 74, died at a hospital in Arizona on Friday evening

  • Legendary boxer married four times and had a complicated family life 

  • The serial adulterer was closer to some of his nine children than others 

  • His fourth wife, Lonnie, stopped him from seeing his son Muhammad Jr 

  • She even had his brother arrested for taking furniture from Ali family home

  • Two remaining ex-wives are likely to battle Lonnie for her husband’s legacy

  • For the latest Muhammad Ali news and tributes visit www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/muhammad_ali

Death has surely come as a merciful release for Muhammad Ali, for it has ended an agonising 30-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease – the one opponent even The Greatest couldn’t beat.

Having spoken to many of his friends and family members, I know that, during his last years, each new day was a waking nightmare. He was trapped in a body so dysfunctional that he needed assistance just to stand up, and could only communicate by grunting.  [Video] Ali had become totally dependent on his fourth wife Yolanda – Lonnie – or more usually her sister, Marilyn Williams, who served as his live-in carer during his last years

The two women would shuttle Ali between his summer house in Louisville, Kentucky, and his winter retreat in the warmer climes of Scottsdale, Arizona, only breaking the routine to fly him to charitable functions and celebrity-studded occasions.

According to some close friends, he seemed to relish the adulation he received when making these poignant, silent appearances; others questioned the morality of wheeling him out to be gawped at like some waxwork exhibit.   

Yet …for all his towering achievements, his mood can hardly have been enhanced by the knowledge that he would leave a family riven by feuds. They run so deep that it is difficult to imagine how they might come together in the coming days, even for the few hours of his funeral. …

It seems that his own son Muhammad Ali Junior, is reduced to depending on a father-in-law, is on welfare, etc.

Married four times, he was a serial adulterer (fortunately for him, such matters weren’t reported openly in his day) and though he acknowledged nine children plus an adopted son, there are many others, all across America, who claim him as their father.

Some have emerged from his train-wreck private life in far better shape than others. Having taken up boxing against his express wishes, his daughter Laila, 37, has become a B-list celebrity.

Some of her sisters have traded on their father’s name to succeed in business. But contrast their fortunes with those of his only – known – natural son, Muhammad Ali Junior, now 43.  Two years ago, I was appalled to find him living, with his wife and two infant daughters, in one of Chicago’s most notorious ghettos among drug-dealers and gangsters

They are still there today, cramped into damp, sparsely furnished tenement flat provided rent-free by Junior’s father-in-law, and surviving on welfare hand-outs and food-stamps. His is a sorry story indeed.

One of the four children born to Ali’s abandoned second wife, Belinda Boyd, ‘Junior’ was woefully neglected by his absentee father as a child, and badly bullied by boys who wanted to prove they could beat up the legendary champion’s son.

Perhaps as a result, he is a pitifully lost and confused character who has spent his life alternately trying to live up to his illustrious name – and making a few dollars from it on the side – and to escape it.

[Getty image] Lonnie had Ali's brother Rahman arrested after he took possession of the Clay’s old family house and removed some of the furniture

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3624815/Ali-s-women-fractured-family-boxing-legend-s-train-wreck-private-life-left-legacy-loved-ones-marred-jealousy-bitterness-division.html#ixzz4Af3q0hEv

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Among the genuine and sincere regrets for anyone who makes major contributions for GOOD to society, let’s still acknowledge that they have families and these families are not always well-treated.  Also, that they are often men — and whether Christian or Muslim, respect for women or the sanctity of marriage isn’t always a long suit.

If I’m somehow racist or sacrilegious for bringing this up, well, I also brought up on on the death of Senator Ted Kennedy (search this blog; it’s in a post!).  I am also a woman, and I do believe that the creation of a continuous underclass of women does nothing to help them get along with each other during or after divorce, or particularly protect each others’ best interests.

Another Article attempting to straighten out who’s who among the four, and with some information regarding each of them:

Muhammad Ali’s legacy as “The Greatest” boxer of all time will live on, but so will his crazy personal life. Ali was married four times, having at least nine children. Two children are “love-children,” according to The Telegraph. The fractured familial bonds will leave behind an equally complex legacy which could shatter the memory of “The Greatest boxer of all time.” Leading up to Ali’s death, family disputes erupted between his current widow (Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams), Rahman (Muhammad Ali’s younger brother) and estranged son Muhammad Ali Jr.

Ali’s cousin, Charlotte Waddell, claimed in an interview 2 years ago that Yolanda (current widow) “controls everything” that Muhammad Ali was doing. Waddell reveals the following to The Daily Mail.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3167170/muhammad-ali-4-wives-9-children-the-greatest-marriages/#xQIwTBArLrhRF8ju.99

The above article says that Sonji (first wife) said she was threatened for not converting to Islam and wasn’t willing to take on all of them and possibly end up dead.  We know from honor killings abroad AND in America this was not unlikely (for more, see Phyllis-Chesler.com; she has written for years on Islamic gender apartheid.  While I disagree with Dr. Chesler on some of her recent positions, on this she is an authority).

Sonji was divorced from Ali 16 months later in January 1966, blaming their break up on pressures to adopt the Muslim dress code and convert to Islam. His ex-wife claimed she was threatened for failing to conform. “I wasn’t going to take on all the Muslims…If I had, I probably would have ended up dead.”

Later, same article,. on Wife #3 adding glamor to one of his famous fights (and having two more children):

Muhammad Ali’s Third Wife: Veronica Porsche Bore Two Children

Veronica Porsche was a poster girl for Muhammad’s 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight against Joe Fraizer. Porsche added much glamour to the bloody fight, ending his second marriage to Belinda Boyd. Muhammad Ali’s third marriage, which was to Veronica Porsche, lasted from 1977 to 1986. Hana Yasmeen Ali and her sister Laila were the children from Ali’s third marriage who were reportedly at the heavy weight champion’s bedside during the time of his death. Laila Ali remained close to her father, pursuing her own career as a professional boxer. Muhammad would often appear at her fights, including the highly anticipated 2001 match between Laila and Joe Fraizer’s daughter, Jackie Lyde.

Ali’s Fourth And Current Wife: Widow Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams

Lonnie and son Asaad are now determined to “Carry On Legacy” of Muhammad Ali. Yolanda married Ali in 1986 after moving to California to be Ali’s full-time nurse three years after his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. Reportedly, she may have used her power of attorney over his affairs to estrange some family members
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3167170/muhammad-ali-4-wives-9-children-the-greatest-marriages/#xQIwTBArLrhRF8ju.99

Here’s an article on the former Belinda Boyd (now Khalilah Camacho Ali) which says that was basically her running off at the mouth; she was around during the most trying part of his career:

(Dates to 2014 in “The Wrap”)

Muhammad Ali’s Ex Reveals What It Was Like to Be Married to the Champ TV | By  on January 21, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

Camacho Ali, whose decade-long marriage to Ali began in 1967, the same year he resisted the draft, talked about being the woman behind the champion at a Television Critics Association panel for PBS’s “Trials of Muhammad Ali.” The marriage ended when she divorced him, she said.

She joked that she helped him create his vocal persona: “You’ve seen him after I divorced him. He ain’t said nothing since,” she said.

Camacho Ali helped her husband through the most trying period of his professional life. Ali went to the Supreme Court to fight the U.S.’s efforts to imprison him for refusing to go to Vietnam.

I’m not sure why most of the “family” search results turn out to be from the UK, but they are.  This is from The Sun.

Ali’s fractured family life:How boxing great’s private life could lead to another rumble as his wives and children battle it out for legacy

Muhammad Ali was married four times and has seven daughters and two sons

Brother Rahman, 71, said Ali would divorce Lonnie if he realised what was going on — adding: “The worst thing to happen is not the illness, but his wife.”

Lonnie, 58, was Ali’s childhood neighbour. Along with her sister Marilyn she became his full-time carer and married him in 1986.

At the time, Ali — who had nine children from three marriages and two affairs — was said to be ­squandering his money on women, spongers and failed business ventures.

Lonnie restored the legend’s ­fortune to around £60million and pushed many people out of his life. Some family members accused her of taking control of “everything he does”.

Photos and next section (different color background) are from the sun article, although I have no quotation marks due to the layout:

WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion Laila Ali is kissed by her father (Co. Reuters)

Ali’s fractured family life: (Sun.UK)

THE final days of Muhammad Ali were marred by family feuding.

Both his only biological son and Ali’s brother claim they were frozen out of his life by the icon’s fourth wife Lonnie.
Muhammad Ali Junior, 43, says he was neglected by his father as a child and then thwarted in his attempts to build a relationship.
Laila, a little bit younger (with her three younger siblings including a brother, seated behind them):

Muhammad Ali is pictured with his second wife Belinda Boyd and their four children, twin daughters Reeshemah (left) and Jamillah, son Muhammad Jr and older daughter Laila (photo: Getty)



Junior, one of four children born to Ali’s abandoned second wife, was banished after Lonnie learned he had tried to sell a pair of his dad’s boxing gloves.

He lives in a drug-infested ghetto in Chicago with wife Shaakira and their two young daughters.

‘When it came to women my daddy was a whore’

And he said whenever he phoned to speak to his dying dad, he was told he was sleeping or busy. Just weeks ago, Junior said he had not seen Ali for two years. He added: “I saw him on his 72nd birthday, then on his 73rd birthday

Junior has blamed Ali’s womanising on his own father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Senior, saying: “When it came to women, my daddy and grandpa weren’t very nice people — they were whores.”

He claims to have had only one “heart-to-heart” with his dad — when he was 19 at Ali’s 50th birthday. He said: “He told me he was afraid what might happen to him in the afterlife because of some of the things he’d done. “I told him that whatever had gone on in the past, I still loved him, and his eyes filled with tears.”

Meanwhile Rahman sees Lonnie as a “gold-digger” who reduced him to speaking to Ali on the phone from his dingy two-bed flat in Louisville.

I’m sad to hear, as a middle aged woman and mother dealing, before my own elderly mother died, with “control-freak” behavior among my siblings (and without that mother being particularly famous, although our long-previously deceased father, while not famous, was well-known in his field), to the point that I did not feel safe to attend my own mother’s funeral.  I am long beyond discovering, but not yet done battling, this obsession with isolating vulnerable people (in our case, not just our mother, while she still lived, but also my own children, even after they were (without my awareness) abandoned by their own father after having already been separated from me, while still minors!), and when it comes to financial matters, as we speak, I may be forced to litigate to get ahold of a paper trail even on what is, while I live, resources of which I am the beneficiary and on which I have become long-term depending while fighting OTHER family wars AFTER the one to protect my work life, or (repeatedly) jumpstart new ones, was defeated.  I don’t say “lost” because I am no loser.

I will not be posting the documentation, but do have it, of the “before, during and after” of that fiasco, and am well aware of what direction I was going in, and would have continued in, without said fiasco — which involved as I have said before on this blog, my own family line after I “Dared to Divorce a Domestic Violence Batterer.”  IN fact, I hadn’t (at the time “war” was declared, which was after symptoms of its having been initiated were already noticed) even initiated a divorce, simply protected myself and my children, and made ONE household move a short distance away, meanwhile, returning to work like any parent should.

I don’t have the answers, or insight, on the Ali situation, I am here simply identifying with the troubles that come when one person attempts to cut others off.  When the person being “protected” is unable to care for himself as Ali evidently was at the time, it’s truly a hard call.

There’s a lot of caretaker AND elder abuse going on these days.   I would also mention here that towards the end of her life, my mother was dealing with Parkinson’s and was on on so many drugs towards the end.  I made two calls to APS regarding (a) financial and (b) medical exploitation, but they went nowhere, and at this time, I was in survival mode already.




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