Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Do Not Grow Weary or Lose Heart’ by Vincent G. Harding

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February 29, 2012
‘Do Not Grow Weary or Lose Heart’ by Vincent G. Harding

             ‘Do Not Grow Weary or Lose Heart’ February 28, 2012 By Vincent Harding (This article appeared in the  March 2012 issue of Sojourners magazine) Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with...
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Michelle Alexander and New Jim Crow Social Justice Movement Arrive in Nebraska

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February 27, 2012
Michelle Alexander and New Jim Crow Social Justice Movement Arrive in Nebraska


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Conditions of Young Black Men

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February 26, 2012
Conditions of Young Black Men

Commentary: A Welcomed Spotlight Turns to Enhancing Conditions of Young Black Men From direct community programs to compelling video presentations, there are a growing number of initiatives aimed at uplifting Black male youth. By Jonathan P. Hicks 02/21/2012   In the period since the nation was rocked by the economic recession, nothing has been...
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Black Male Teachers Becoming Extinct

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February 26, 2012
Black Male Teachers Becoming Extinct

  By Allen Huntspon and George Howell, CNN   Atlanta (CNN) – Take a moment and think of all the teachers you had between pre-K and twelfth grade. Now, how many of them were black men? For most people, this question won’t take too long to answer. That’s because less than two percent of...
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Black Women Greatly Out Number Black Men at HBCU’s

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February 26, 2012
Black Women Greatly Out Number Black Men at HBCU’s

Males a distinct minority at HBCUs   Rodney Perry is freshman class president at at Clark Atlanta University. By Ernie Suggs Wednesday, February 1, 2012 It is not hard for Rodney Perry to stand out on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. Impeccably dressed in all black and a crisp white shirt, he brushes...
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Important Meeting: Black Parents United in Illinois

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February 24, 2012
Important Meeting: Black Parents United in Illinois

 Celebrate Black History Month with Black Parents from the cities, towns, villages and suburbs of: Oak Park, Evanston, Aurora, Harvey, Waukegan, Markham, Ford Heights, Bellwood, Hopkins Park, Westchester, Calumet City, Riverdale, University Park, Chicago Heights, Maywood, Bolingbrook, Robbins, North Chicago, Homewood-Flossmore, Country Club Hills, Romeoville, Mattison, Evergreen Park, Joliet, Kankakee, Blue Island, Richton Park, Broadview,...
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Charter School Segregation Target Of New Report

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February 24, 2012
Charter School Segregation Target Of New Report

      by Joy Resmovits February 23, 2012 Charter schools often promise to bring greater equity to education, but a new brief starts with the assumption that they fall short in delivery — and provides recommendations to fix the alleged injustice. “Charter schools tend to be more racially segregated than traditional public schools,”...
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Upcoming Father’s Club Events

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February 23, 2012
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Call Bruce Walker at 773-285-9600 for more information or to reserve your FREE tickets! Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 525 South Racine UIC pavilion UIC Men vs Greenbay 1:00 PM UIC Women vs Loyola 4:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM UIC Women vs Milwaukee at 525 South Racine. Saturday, March 3,...
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Honor Black Heritage By Fixing Schools

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February 21, 2012
Honor Black Heritage By Fixing Schools

Honor heritage by fixing schools If Black History Month matters, let’s figure out a way to change education   Mary Mitchell  marym@suntimes.com     Chicago Sun-Times   Thursday, February 16, 2012 Because this is black history month, it is a good time to reflect on what is happening to public education.  There’s really not much use in...
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Report: Only 4 percent of college students are black males in U.S.

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February 21, 2012
Report: Only 4 percent of college students are black males in U.S.

  Julius Blackshear, a senior from Thomas R. Proctor High School, leads children to the Utica Public Library as part of a Thea Bowman House after school program, February 13, 2012, in Utica. (Mark DiOrio/Observer-Dispatch)      By CASSAUNDRA BABER Utica Observer-Dispatch Feb 17, 2012   Next week, Thomas R. Proctor High School senior Julius...
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