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Friday, December 23, 2011

Join the Effort to Mentor and Educate Black Children; 70 Cities Join National Black Male Achievement Mentoring Effort; Pray The Devil Back To Hell

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Freedom is not free!!!
Progress is priceless!!!
The Black Star Project
 needs your support to continue our work. 
Dear Friend of Progress, 
Black Star LogoThis has been a tough year of fundraising for The Black Star Project.  Some of it is our fault.  We have to do a much better job of managing our membership and development efforts. Additionally, we must do a better job of communicating our work to our current members.  Even so, we have a fundraising goal for current membership drive of $50,000 by January 31, 2012.

All of the funds raised will go toward supporting our Saturday University (free school) and our programs that support Black men and boys. These initiatives need your support as a community of concerned citizens so that we will continue this important work.
In Chicago this week, a Toys for Tots program announced that someone had embezzled $25,000 from the agency and that some children would not get toys for Christmas.  Immediately, multiple $25,000 donations were received by the agency and now they have received easily over $100,000. 
At The Black Star Project, no one has embezzled money and we have sound fiscal practices, we just need money to educate Black children, and other children, and to mentor Black boys.
If you value our efforts to educate Black children, mentor Black boys, reduce violence in communities, rebuild strong families, will you become a member today?  At The Black Star Project, the more we have, the more we do.
Or you may send contributions/investments to:
The Black Star Project, Suite 2B
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
  • For each $100 contribution/investment, we will send you an Educate or Die T-Shirt
  • For each $200 contribution/investment, we will send you 1) a copy of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, 2) a copy of a DVD of Professor Alexander speaking in Chicago and 3) an Educate or Die T-Shirt. 
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Please call 773.285.9600 for more information.  There are many organizations in your city that are doing similarly important work as the work that we do at The Black Star Project.  You should find them and support them. No one organization is going to solve the issues of our nation, our cities or our communities.  We, organizations of change and progress, need your help and we all need to work together. 
Thank you.  Happy Holidays!
Phillip Jackson 
Executive Director
The Black Star Project 
The Black Male Achievement Mentoring Initiative wants 100 cities in America to mentor 100 young Black boys and men during the month of January 2012.  Will your city join this effort?
Join the
Black Male Achievement Movement 
during January and February 2012, as we mentor tens of thousands of Black boys and young men across America.  
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 The only way you can get this....
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....is with this!!!
To become one of the the Servant Leaders in your city planning and directing this effort, please call 773.285.9600. We will provide you with an organizing kit that will help you step-by-step to create, manage or support an outstanding mentoring program in your city.  We will also provide technical assistance and ongoing support. Schools, faith-based organizations, fraternities, Masonic organizations, veterans associations, community-based organizations, affinity organizations, military service personnel, social service agencies, companies and corporations will participate in this effort. Most mentoring events will occur on January 31, 2012.  Please see cities that are expected to participate as of December 19, 2011: 
  1. Albany, New York
  2. Atlanta Georgia
  3. Baltimore, Maryland
  4. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  5. Blandensburg, Maryland
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Buffalo, New York
  8. Chicago, Illinois
  9. Chicago, Illinois - South Suburbs
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio
  11. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  12. Dallas, Texas
  13. Danbury, Connecticut
  14. Danville, Illinois
  15. Delray Beach, Florida
  16. Detroit, Michigan
  17. Denver, Colorado
  18. Durham, North Carolina
  19. East Chicago, Indiana
  20. Englewood, Colorado
  21. Flint, Michigan
  22. Gary, Indiana
  23. Gilbert, Arizona
  24. Harvey, Illinois
  25. Hillside, Illinois
  26. Houston, Texas
  27. Irvington, New Jersey
  28. Jackson, Mississippi
  29. Kansas City, Missouri
  30. Kenesaw, Georgia
  31. Lexington, Kentucky
  32. Lithonia, Michigan
  33. Los Angeles, California
  34. Louisville, Kentucky
  35. Macon, Georgia
  36. Manassas, Virginia
  37. Matteson, Illinois
  38. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  39. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  40. Nashville, Tennessee
  41. New York City, New York - Manhattan
  42. New York City, New York - The Bronx
  43. New York City, New York - Brooklyn
  44. New York City, New York - Queens
  45. New York City, New York - Long Island
  46. New York City, New York - Harlem
  47. Newark, New Jersey
  48. Oakland, California
  49. Oak Park, Illinois
  50. Omaha, Nebraska
  51. Peoria, Illinois 
  52. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  53. Phoenix, Arizona
  54. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  55. Richmond, Virginia
  56. Riverdale, Illinois
  57. San Bernardino, California
  58. Santan Valley, AZ
  59. Seattle, Washington
  60. Shelbyville, Indiana 
  61. Southaven, Mississippi
  62. St. Louis, Missouri
  63. St. Paul, Minnesota
  64. Tampa, Florida
  65. Toledo, Ohio
  66. Tshwane, Botswana
  67. University Park, Illinois
  68. Washington, D.C.
  69. Waukegan, Illinois
  70. White Plains, New York  
This event was inspired by the life and life principles of Muhammad Ali (Rumble Young Man Rumble!).  The Black Male Achievement Movement was born in Louisville, Kentucky in September 2011.  Guidance, support and encouragement for this movement is provided by Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement.  The National CARES Mentoring Movement and Mentoring U.S.A have signed on as national supporters.  For more information, please call 773.285.9600.
Pray the Devil Back To Hell!!!
Help end the war of youth violence that is killing thousands of our children in the streets of America.  If the women of Liberia can end violence by praying and acting, so can we.
 Join the women of Chicago as they pray the devil of violence in Chicago back to hell.  Join us for the film --
Pray The Devil Back to Hell!
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Monday, December 26, 2011
Film: 6:30 pm 
Discussion and Prayer: 7:30 pm
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, Illinois
$5.00 for members - $10:00 for non-members.  Space is limited. You must RSVP and arrive at least 10 minutes before film time to be guaranteed your seat. All seats will be sold starting 10 minutes before film time. Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP your seat.
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Being sick and tire of being sick and tired is not enough!  You must pray and you must act. On Monday, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2011, the women of Chicago will gather to see the powerful movement and documentary of women that brought peace to war torn Liberia, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.  And the women of Chicago will work to pray the devil of violence and despair that is in Chicago back to Hell! Join them.
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Women across America can join this movement to Pray the Devil (of violence) Back to Hell in your city or town by calling 773.285.9600.
Click Here to view a trailer of the documentary.  Those who have attended previous showings of this documentary will be admitted free.

CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News

CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News:

President Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut Friday, according to a senior administration official.

Both chambers of Congress earlier Friday passed an amended version of the extension, handing Democrats a hard-fought victory on an issue -- taxes -- that has historically been won by their Republican counterparts.

The measure cleared the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives by unanimous consent, a procedural move allowing the measure to pass even though most members of Congress are now home for the holidays.

The $33 billion measure also includes a two-month extension of emergency federal unemployment benefits and the so-called "doc fix," a delay in scheduled pay cuts to Medicare physicians.

House and Senate members will resume negotiations on a year-long extension of the tax cut -- along with a lengthier unemployment benefits extension and doc fix -- when Congress reconvenes in January.

Political analysts believe the showdown over the payroll holiday extension has eroded Republican strength on the party's core issue of lower taxes. While GOP leaders first questioned the merit of the tax holiday and then complained that a short-term extension would be more trouble than it's worth, Obama used the standoff to portray the Republicans as defenders of the rich with a callous attitude toward the burdens of the middle class.

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