Monthly Archives: October 2012

Teens’ poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

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October 31, 2012
Teens’ poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

   By Amy Norton 10/2/2012 Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road, a new report finds. Researchers found that of 4,100 teenagers they studied, the one-third with the poorest sleep quality were more likely to be overweight or have unhealthy...
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With 10,000 Churches in Chicago, How Can There Be So Much Violence?

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October 30, 2012
With 10,000 Churches in Chicago, How Can There Be So Much Violence?

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 America and the World Will Celebrate Take A Young Black Man To Worship Day! Will Your Church, Mosque or Temple?   The Black Star Project’s Million Father Movement wants to partner with hundreds of faith-based institutions in every city in America to continue the process of saving young Black males....
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Young Black Males and the Urgency of Now

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October 30, 2012
Young Black Males and the Urgency of Now

   By Dr.John H. Johnson October 24, 2012 In April 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King reminded the country that “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now….Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity….Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words,...
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New York State Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

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October 30, 2012
New York State Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

New York State with 266,933 Black males only graduates 37% from high school in four years versus 78% for White males By Melissa Russo and Tom Burke Monday, Sep 24, 2012      For African-American and Hispanic male students, New York has the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country, according to a study by the...
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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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Reinvention’ the right path for City Colleges

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October 30, 2012
Reinvention’ the right path for City Colleges

  Editorial: October 29, 2012   The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are amply endowed. They’ve got picturesque campuses, famous faculty and fabulous alumni networks. But when it comes to higher education, the future of the city’s economy depends far more on the success of ugly duckling City Colleges of Chicago. That’s why...
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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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From Gangsta to Game Changer

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October 26, 2012
From Gangsta to Game Changer

  “Taco” Ben Owens III When you walk up on “Taco” Ben Owens III today you may be caught off guard by his mellow articulate style, but do not be fooled.  This man was a shot-caller and deal-maker on the streets well before he ever received his driver’s license as a teen. Caught up...
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Florida’s Race-based Goals For Students Spark Debate

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October 25, 2012
Florida’s Race-based Goals For Students Spark Debate

  By Leslie Postal October 20, 2012    The State Board of Education looked prepared to vote — without discussion or debate — when board member John Padget pointed out a passage on page 169 of the board’s agenda book. “I just asked my fellow board members if we are happy with the signal this...
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Cleveland’s charter school growth a cautionary tale for Chicago

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October 25, 2012
Cleveland’s charter school growth a cautionary tale for Chicago

Ohio gives poor marks to nearly a third of city’s charters that serve disadvantaged students   By Diane Rado and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporters October 24, 2012   CLEVELAND —— As school let out one recent afternoon at Citizens Academy in the east side Glenville neighborhood, Vertran Poole arrived to pick up...
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