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Friday, March 16, 2012

Wide Difference In Graduation Rates Between Blacks and Whites in NCAA Tournament; Million Fathers Club at the Museum; Black Marriage Retreat; Great National Conference for Educating Boys of Color; "Black Men of Honor" College Fair

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Making Progress; Moving Forward!
Wide Gap Between Black and White NCAA Players
Join Million Fathers Club at the Museum
Marriage Retreat for Black Couples
COSEBOC Educational Conference
SAAB Educational Conference
Concerned Christian Men Feed and Mentor 300 Boys
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During 2012 NCAA March Madness, Gap In Graduation Rates between Black and White Men's Basketball Players Remains Wide

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Ahead of Thursday's tipoff of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, a study has found anew that the gap in the graduation rate between white and black players remains wide.
The annual report, "Keeping Score When It Counts," by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida found a 28 percent difference between the graduation rates of white players compared to their black counterparts. The report found a four-point improvement from last year, but according to lead author Richard Lapchick the driving force behind the change was a decrease in the percentage of white players graduating.
Black Graduation Rates for 8 Top-Seeded NCAA Teams
Kentucky - 60% 
Duke - 100%
Michigan State - 67% 
Missouri - 57%
Syracuse - 44%
Ohio State - 50%
North Carolina - 100%
Kansas - 80%
Click Here to See Graduation Rates for all 64 Teams.
  Join The Million Fathers Club at One of the Greatest Museums in the World - FREE!!!
 Saturday, March 17, 2012, 12:00 PM
at the Museum of Science and Industry
located at 57th and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 
You must call Bruce to RSVP your free tickets or for more information at 773.285.9600
 Arusi Marriage Retreat for Black Couples 
April 28-29, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn
Tinley Park, Illinois
$100 per couple
Black Star LogoSpace is very limited. So, register today. Call (312) 912-9951 to register by phone.  Sponsored by a grant through the Office for Black Catholics, Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Great National Conference
for Educating Boys of Color
Gathering of leaders.
Each year the quality of the professional learning workshops at the Gathering of Leaders gets stronger.  This year is no exception. Sixteen workshops selected from nearly 60 proposals are available for registered participants to sign up for.
These workshops are relevant to educators from the early childhood to high school level and illuminate the Gathering's theme, "Great Schools Are Not an Accident: Successful Learning Communities for Boys and Young Men of Color." Each workshop will engage the participants in interactive, practical, and COSEBOC Standard referenced activity. They will also provide all participants with ideas, tools, and strategies to advance their work with boys and young men of color.
Gathering participants will attend two workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Descriptions and expectations for each workshop are now posted on the COSEBOC website.
Another Powerful National Conference
for the Nation's Males of Color
Concerned Christian Men Mentor and Feed 300 Boys with Monthly Man/Boy Breakfast
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The Concerned Christian Men (CCM) was founded in October 1996 by George D. Glenn, a Harvard-educated native Chicagoan (graduate of Senn High School). CCM's initial and continuing focus has been to provide strong "Black Male" leadership and guidance to young Black boys living on the South Side of Chicago to assist them in becoming positive, contributing members of their communities.

CCM's Flagship activity is the monthly Man-Boy Breakfast that over 29,000 men and boys have attended since 1996 (140 breakfasts). Since April 2002 the breakfasts are held at Simeon Career Academy, a state-of-the-art vocational and academic high school. We average over 300 men and boys for our Man-Boy breakfasts.
Parents Are Building Organizations
to Help Educate their Children
Whether they're organizing events, buttonholing legislators, or simply trading ideas and information, a growing number of "parent unions" are attempting to stake out a place in policy debates over education in states and districts, amid a crowded field of actors and advocates.
As the term implies, some of these organizations see themselves as countering the political might of teachers' unions, though others see the labor groups as allies. Still other parents' unions are less concerned with teacher and labor-management issues than with advancing their own tightly focused-or very broad-agendas. Those agendas include improving school gifted-and-talented programs, for instance, and closing achievement gaps between minority and white students.
Create A "Black Men of Honor" College Fair
in Your City by Calling 773.285.9600
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Police: Carpentersville high school on lockdown
A school in suburban Carpentersville has been placed on lockdown due to reports of someone with a weapon inside, police say.

Obama, GOP candidates in town ahead of Ill. primary | VIDEO
Most of the major players in the 2012 presidential race are in the Chicago area Friday, including President Barack Obama.
Blago chief of staff sentencing postponed | VIDEO
Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff was scheduled to learn his fate Friday, but the hearing was postponed.
Report: 2 charged in Maywood cabbie murder
Two men are reportedly charged with fatally shooting a cab driver and wounding another man last fall In Maywood.
Will County Board slams Jackson on third airport
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been slammed by the Will County Board for his promotion of a new airport south of Chicago.
Quinn formally appeals FEMA decision
Gov. Pat Quinn is formally appealing FEMA's decision to deny aid to downstate counties devastated by tornadoes.


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New Data: How The Richest Got Even Richer

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Starting in 1933, government policy aimed to improve the lot of the vast majority through such policies as massive government-financed jobs and construction programs. But since 1980 policy has focused on helping the already rich get richer still, with such policies as lower taxes and fewer audits. And new evidence of the impact keeps on piling up. READ MORE
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The former central banker took a shot at Goldman Sachs and explained that trading "is a business that leads to a lot of conflicts of interest. You're promised compensation when you're doing well, and that's very attractive to young people. All these firms can attract the best of American graduates, whether they're philosophy majors or financial engineers, it didn't make any difference." Sadly, Goldman Sachs also seems to appeal as a landing pad for former Obama officials. READ MORE
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An especially bronzed Vice President Joe Biden made his first major campaign appearance before an audience of auto workers in Toledo on Thursday, mounting a ferocious assault against the Republican Party and reprising his role as the Obama campaign's folksy warrior. Ticking off the Republican presidential candidates one by one, Biden declared, "If you give any one of these guys the keys to the White House, they will bankrupt the middle class again." READ MORE
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Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has been ruled ineligible to vote in his former home precinct by the Marion County Election Board.

The board ruled that Lugar, who moved to Virginia with his wife after he was elected to the Senate in 1977, has abandoned his Indiana home and can no longer claim residency there. If the ruling stands, it would mean that Lugar will be unable to vote for himself (or anyone else) when Indiana Republicans cast primary ballots in May. READ MORE
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The American military campaign in Afghanistan suffered a double blow Thursday: The Taliban broke off talks with the U.S., and President Hamid Karzai demanded that NATO troops immediately pull out of rural areas in the wake of the killing of 16 civilians. READ MORE
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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrived at a federal prison in Colorado on Thursday, where he's poised to serve a 14 year prison senetence for corruption. Life on the inside will be a big change for Blago, and former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith wants to help ease his transition. Smith, who served a year in federal prison for obstruction of justice, compiled a list of 12 prison tips for Blagojevich -- featuring such advice as "don't change the TV channel, especially if women's track is on" and "don't eat the Snickers." READ MORE
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