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HistoryMakers National Back to School Day – September 27th

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October 1, 2013
HistoryMakers National Back to School Day – September 27th

Special Correspondent: D. Williams The HistoryMakers along with Chicago Public Schools and community leaders convened a press conference to announce national day of Back to School with the HistoryMakers Program bringing African American leaders to schools in Chicago and across nation. The press conference was be led by Julieanna Richardson, Executive Director of HistoryMakers, and included Annette Gurley (Chief of Teaching and...
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Join us for a meeting of Black Parents United

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August 13, 2013
Join us for a meeting of Black Parents United

Now that 50 schools have closed, 3,000 school employees laid off and hundreds of millions of dollars cut from the school budget, what are Black parents going to do to guarantee the proper and successful education of our children? Join us for a meeting of Black Parents United Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:00 AM...
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Congress Urged to Expand Opportunities for African-American Boys

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August 2, 2013
Congress Urged  to Expand Opportunities for African-American Boys

  By Gina Cairney July 25, 2013 Tracy Martin, the father of the African-American teenager who was shot and killed last year in an incident that renewed national debates over race relations, urged members of Congress to improve the educational opportunities of black boys. Nationwide, statistics show that African-American boys tend to have poorer educational outcomes than...
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Rumble, Young Man, Rumble!

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August 1, 2013
Rumble, Young Man, Rumble!

Listen to Highlights from the Black Male Achievement Summit  held in Louisville, Kentucky, July 24 through 26, 2013. www.blogtalkradio.com/tiesneverbroken
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“Oh Hell Naw!!!” 82-Year-Old Black Woman Dragged from Miami Train and Thrown to Ground by Security for Singing Spirituals!

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March 9, 2013
“Oh Hell Naw!!!”  82-Year-Old Black Woman Dragged from Miami Train and Thrown to Ground by Security for Singing Spirituals!

Miami Transit Agency says she needed permit to sing and she was breaking the rules! Click Here to See This Assault in Progress!   By Ashely Jennings Mar 7, 2013      The family of an elderly Florida woman is furious that she was hauled off a commuter train because she was singing spirituals...
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University of Chicago to offer financial breaks to Chicago high school students

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October 30, 2012
University of Chicago to offer financial breaks to Chicago high school students

October 29, 2012   By Greg Hinz October 29, 2012     It looks like the University of Chicago has decided that there’s no place like home.  The school that traditionally sets its sights on the nation and the world is announcing an initiative designed to attract more students from its home town by...
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Rev. Catherine Jackson Honored As Civility Award’s 2012 Woman of the Year

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October 26, 2012
Rev. Catherine Jackson Honored As Civility Award’s 2012 Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year for 2012: Reverend Catherine Jackson – Minister • Social and Educational Activist, • Mentor Civility Awards Gala: The art of self-respect amd respecting others is a lost art. The art of knowing when to say or do certain things have been lost to the notion that “anything goes.” Today they’re...
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Black middle class economically vulnerable

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October 8, 2012
Black middle class economically vulnerable

  Downturn has wiped out gains of last 30 years, Urban League says By Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune reporter October 07, 2012 Roxie King, 63, lost her job as a cardio echo ultrasound technician in 2010 and has been struggling to keep her Chicago home. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune) Generations of Valerie Magee’s...
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When others control the images of young Black men, young Black men are demonized, become hated by much of the rest of the world and are threatened with death, incarceration and extermination!!!

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October 1, 2012
When others control the images of young Black men, young Black men are demonized, become hated by much of the rest of the world and are threatened with death, incarceration and extermination!!!

Walter Jacobson of CBS 2 Chicago News (left) is not qualified to discuss ending violence in Black communities. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Walter Jacobson, of CBS 2 Chicago News, interviewed 7 or 8 young gang members from the Englewood community and asked them “leading questions” on how to end violence in their communities....
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Strike talks continue at back to school events

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September 12, 2012
Strike talks continue at back to school events

  Sean Lewis, WGN News September 1, 2012 CHICAGO — On an overcast Saturday the cloud of a potential teacher strike in Chicago hung overhead—just as the Million Father March celebrated going back to school. Phillip Jackson of Black Star project said Saturday “We’re hoping that many communities will see the needs for taking...
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