Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fund preschool now to avoid crime later: Police officials

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April 30, 2012
Fund preschool now to avoid crime later: Police officials

Photo provided by The Black Star Project BY DON BABWIN     April 29, 2012  At a time when sheriffs, police chiefs and prosecutors are complaining that budget cuts to their offices put public safety at risk, a group of law enforcement officials are calling on the state to increase funding. For preschools. Cook...
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African-American Male Teacher A Vanishing Phenomenon, Experts Say

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April 27, 2012
African-American Male Teacher A Vanishing Phenomenon, Experts Say

  2 Percent Of Nation’s Teachers Are African-American    April 26, 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Michael Booker, principal at Lake Area High College Prep in New Orleans, is a rare breed. According to the National Education Department, African-American male teachers and administrators are becoming extinct. Only 2 percent of the nation’s 4.8 million teachers...
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Young Black Men Bear the Brunt of Economic Hard Times

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April 26, 2012
Young Black Men Bear the Brunt of Economic Hard Times

  By David R. Jones, The Urban Agenda In New York City, only one in four young black men had a job between January 2009 and June 2010. This is a grim finding from the latest Community Service Society (CSS) labor report, “Only One in Four Young Black Men in New York City Has...
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Webinar on Organizing the Million Father March

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April 23, 2012
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Million Father March: The First Step To Cultivating Year-Round Father Involvement from K-12   Join us for a Webinar on April 25       Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/881484689   This one-hour webinar will cover the history and pervasive grassroots adoption of the Million Father March, a back-to-school campaign targeting male involvement in education. Participants will learn...
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Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school

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April 23, 2012
Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school

Harlan High School Principal Reginald Evans, with CTA Bus Tracker, Friday, April 20, 2012 . | John H. White~Sun-Times. BY TINA SFONDELES, Transportation Reporter April 23, 2012 The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods.  Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to...
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1 in 2 new grads is jobless or underemployed

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April 23, 2012
1 in 2 new grads is jobless or underemployed

          By HOPE YEN, Associated Press April 22, 2012 The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and...
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Mother Son Dance

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April 23, 2012
Mother Son Dance


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The Ohio State University Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male

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April 22, 2012
The Ohio State University Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male

2012 Annual Todd A. Bell Lecture Series Fundraiser Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio Young scholars from the Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys and their principal, Michael Owens, lift up Shawn Dove for his earning the 2012 Mac A. Stewart Award. Along with hearing from an engaging keynote speaker and from other widely known participants,...
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Black Star Angels Take to The Streets of Chicago

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April 20, 2012
Black Star Angels Take to The Streets of Chicago

  Join The Black Star Angels Walking and Riding Community Patrols in Chicago Beginning Monday, April 23, 2012 Please call The Black Star Project at 773.285.9600 to join these patrols or for more information. With Chicago murders up 60% in the first three months of 2012:   Only we can educate our children. Only we can keep...
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Establishing A Community PTA

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April 20, 2012
Establishing A Community PTA


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