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Thursday, March 29, 2012

City plans $7.2B infrastructure overhaul | VIDEO
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced an ambitious plan to rebuild Chicago's infrastructure.

Civil rights pioneer Addie Wyatt dies at 88 | VIDEO
Chicago is remembering Rev. Addie White, a trailblazing leader in the fight for social justice and labor rights.
Merrillville considers ban on saggy pants | VIDEO
Some northwestern Indiana officials are pushing for a local ordinance banning low-riding pants out in public that they say flash too much underwear.
Man, dog struck in hit-and-run
Chicago police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a man chasing after his dog in the street in the 2500-block of North Ashland Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
CFD chief among 7 hurt in crash
A crash on Chicago's South Side sent seven people to hospitals, including a Chicago Fire Department chief.
Biden, Blackhawks could tie up traffic Thursday
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Chicago on Thursday afternoon -- and city officials warn his motorcade could interrupt the evening rush hour.


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500 firefighters battling Colorado wildfire Authorities were racing Thursday to contain a destructive wildfire in the mountains outside of Denver before the return of hot and windy weather this weekend.

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Mega Millions: What to do if you win Lottery players across the country are dreaming about potential riches with the multistate Mega Millions jackpot at a record $500M.

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Michelle Alexander and New Jim Crow Social Justice Movement in Bermuda; Susan Taylor Recruits Mentors Across America; Peace In the Hood Parent Conference; Million Fathers Club at Field Museum of Natural History; Urban Partnership Bank's CEO Speaks at Movers and Shakers Luncheon

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Making Progress; Moving Forward!
New Jim Crow Social Justice Movement Arrives in Bermuda
Peace In The Hood Resource Fair
America Has Given Up On Young Black Men
Million Fathers Club at Field Museum
Cities United Work to Stop Death of Black Men and Boys
Movers and Shakers Luncheon with CEO William Farrow
Susan Taylor Recruits Mentors from Across Country
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Michelle Alexander and New Jim Crow Social Justice Movement Arrives in Bermunda
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March 31, 2012, 7:00 pm
Cathedral Church Hall
Church Street
Hamilton, Bermunda
Longtime US Civil Rights advocate, bestselling author and legal scholar Michelle Alexander [pictured] will be the keynote speaker when Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] holds its two-day "Racial Justice Conference" later this week to promote dialogue and action around racial justice issues.
The event - which opens on Friday [Mar. 31] - is being held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel's Gardenia Room and this year's theme is "Bermuda's Criminal Justice System: Intent and Impact". The conference goals are to raise awareness as to the intent and impact of Bermuda's existing criminal justice system; evaluate and discuss what is already being done; look for Bermuda-based ideas and solutions to help improve interagency collaboration; encourage community involvement; understand the root causes and offer solutions to the increasing violence in the Bermuda community.
"Peace In The Hood"
through Better Parenting in the Hood

America has given up on young Black men,
like Trayvon Martin
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By Phillip Jackson
TRAYVON MARTIN is more valuable to America as a dead young black man than he ever was alive!  As a dead symbol, the president can claim him as a son he never had, but as a living black man, the American criminal justice system claims one out of three young Black men born after 2001.
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, reminds us that more Black men are in prison today than there were Blacks enslaved in America in 1850. She suggests that we have not really ended Jim Crow, but have just given it another name - the criminal justice system.
As a dead symbol, Trayvon might spark a national conversation on race, but as a living young Black man, Trayvon probably couldn't get a job at a fast-food restaurant. Addressing symbols is quite useful and practical when a society lacks the courage and integrity to deal with its disturbing realities.
America loves Black men like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and even Trayvon Martin after they are dead. It is the strong, vocal, positive Black men that they have trouble with while they are alive.
Join the Million Fathers Club
at the
Chicago Children's Museum
Saturday, March 31, 2012
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Navy Pier
700 East Grand
Chicago, Illinois 
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For children 2 years old to 14 years old.
Please call Bruce at 773.285.9600 to RSVP
 or for more information.
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Landrieu and Cities United Work to Reduce Deaths of Young Black Men and Boys  
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, center and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, far right
Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement, along with partners Casey Family Programs, Knight Foundation, Association of Black Foundation Executives, National League of Cities and US Conference of Mayors with the leadership of Mayors Michael Nutter and Mitch Landrieu launched Cities United in October 2010 to respond to the violent deaths of black boys and men in cities across America.
Click Here to View this Important Video on Stopping the Murder Of Young Black Men and Boys in America.
The Black Star Project's Movers and Shakers
 Luncheon Series with Urban Partnership Bank's President and CEO William Farrow
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Black Star Project, Suite 2B
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP
Investment: $30.00 
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Fathers, Step Fathers, Grandfathers, Foster Fathers, Uncles, Big Brothers, Mentors 
The Million Fathers Club
The Field Museum of Natural History
12:00 noon to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
(Spring Break for Most Chicago Schools)
1400 South Lakes Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
FREE!!!  FREE!!!  FREE!!!
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Mothers and women are very welcome!!!  We expect men from Milwaukee, Racine and Madison, Wisconsin;  Gary, Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana; Joliet, Elgin, Springfield, Peoria, Decatur, Danville, Champaign, and Rockford, Illinois; and St. Louis, Missouri, to bring their children to this free event.  Please call Bruce at 773.285.9600 to RSVP for this amazing opportunity.
Susan Taylor, the Mother of Mentoring in America, Is Asking You To Be "In" for Our Children. Become a mentor!  
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Why Mentor?
Because this is our state of emergency today:
  • Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
  • In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
  • Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
  • 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
  • The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.
If you wish to become a mentor in cities with National Cares Mentoring Movement Circles, Click Here or if you do not have a National Cares Mentoring Movement Circle in your city, Click Here to learn how to start one.
I'm in!!!  And you should be too!
Editorial - 
I'm Shocked; You're Shocked:
Another Black Child Murdered
by Kenneth Braswell
Kenneth Braswell and sons
I couldn't help but ask myself the question; "should I be shocked?" Another black youth shot down in the prime of his life visa vie unusual circumstances; Yeah, what's shocking bout that? I've asked myself this question over and over; against my need and desire to still grieve for Trayvon and struggling with my morals to remain empathic. However I can't ignore that I've lived long enough to remember the stories of Emmitt Till. A tragedy that lends some context to the value or lack thereof for young black life pressed up against the hard rock of racism.

Are They Justices -- Or Legislators?

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FEATURED Joe Conason Carl Hiaasen Connie Schultz E.J. Dionne Gene Lyons Jonathan Alter
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Three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law demonstrated for all to see that conservative justices are prepared to act as an alternative legislature, diving deeply into policy details as if they were members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. READ MORE

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The guarantee of landline telephone service at almost any address, a legal right many Americans may not even know they have, is quietly being legislated away in our U.S. state capitals. Unless the new rules are written very carefully, millions of people, urban and rural, will lose basic telephone service or be forced to pay much more for calls. READ MORE

Each day, six days a week, letter carriers traverse 4 million miles, toting an average of 563 million pieces of mail, reaching the very doorsteps of our individual homes and workplaces in every single community in America. From the gated enclaves and penthouses of the uber-wealthy to the inner-city ghettos and rural colonias of America's poorest families, the U.S. Postal Service literally delivers. All for 45 cents. The USPS is an unmatched bargain, a civic treasure, a genuine public good that links all people and communities into one nation.

So, naturally, it must be destroyed. READ MORE

We can't describe the Obama campaign's massive database of information on potential voters with certainty, because the campaign won't talk about it. Citing concerns about letting Republicans learn its tactics, the campaign declined our request for comment -- as it has with other outlets -- about what data the campaign collects and what it's doing with the data. But we were able to get some bits of information. READ MORE

The Social Security office told me that my kids will keep getting checks until age 19. And my wife will get Social Security until the youngest one turns 19. But by then, she will be 62, so she will be able to get regular wife's benefits at that point. They also said the total amount we are getting now will never change. Is all of that true? READ MORE

The third and final day of Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act saw the conservative majority dancing around the details of completely overturning it. "If the individual mandate is unconstitutional, then the rest of the act cannot stand," said Paul D. Clement, the attorney representing the coalition of business groups and state attorneys general challenging the law. He found a rather receptive audience among the Republican justices. READ MORE
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