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Cities Participating in the 2017 Million Father March

Aberdeen, Maryland Fort Gaines, Georgia Oxon Hill, Maryland Alamo, Texas Fort Lauderdale, Florida Pacoima, California Arleta, California Fort Worth, Texas Palm Harbor, Florida Arlington, Texas Frankfort, Kentucky Pasadena, Texas Ashland, Oregon Fresh Meadows , New York Pascagoula, Mississippi Atlanta, Georgia Fresh Meadows, NY Pembroke Park, Florida Augusta, Georgia Fresno, California Peoria, Illinois Austin, Texas Fuquay[…]

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Organizations Participating in 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mentor Weekend

Organizations Participating in 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mentor Weekend – 12.27.2016 1968 East Chicago Indiana 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana Abraham Lincoln High School Jersey City New Jersey Antioch Dempsey Baptist Church Eastman Georgia APP Business Solutions Harrisburg Pennsylvania Athletics & Beyond Aurora Colorado Atlanta CARES Atlanta Georgia[…]

Black Aesthetic, White Supremacy: Steve Perry’s Tweet Needs Cutting More Than Black Boys’ Hair

Black People know We Are In trouble when we turn our children over to men like Steve ” I don’t give a damn about slavery” Harvey, Sean Puffy Combs and Steve Perry to educate and mentor our young Black boys. The notion that traditionally black hairstyles are synonymous with being unsuccessful speaks directly to the[…]

Boyse Edwards

Musician, West Side activist and Friend of Black Star, Boyse Edwards dead at 67

By Maureen O’Donnell May 28, 2016 When he was onstage with the musical group Gentlemen of Leisure, Boyse Edwards was a turbanned, tuxedoed, cowbell-ringing, tambourine-banging band director, setting off pyrotechnics to keep the party pumping. He was trained by the legendary James “Major” Adams, who helped establish the Henry Horner Boys & Girls Club, which offered music lessons[…]

MacArthur Grant Making by Race (2)

Grants Made in Chicago by MacArthur Foundation in 2015

MacArthur Foundation Chicago Grantee Organizations in 2015 Name of Organization Year Granted Grant amount Topic Location Race of Community Served 137 Films 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White 3Arts Inc. 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White A Red Orchid Theatre 2015 $200,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White About Face Theatre 2015 $40,000.00 Arts[…]

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MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago’s most crucial issues

OPINION MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago’s most crucial issues By: PHILLIP JACKSON Photo by Getty Images The heads of foundations think they’re gods. And they can never understand why people, who are economically subjugated by their grant-making, would complain about their treatment by the Foundation Gods. At my organization, the Black Star Project, we[…]