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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Second Annual Midwest Black Male Educational Achievement Conference

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Second Annual Midwest Black Male Education Conference
 The Black Star Project
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Second Annual Midwest
Black Male Educational Achievement Conference
Saturday, May 19, 2012
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4900 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
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Umar Abdullah Johnson:
Dr. Johnson is CEO of African American Psychological & Educational Services For Children and author of The Psycho-Academic War Against Black Boys and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Black Boys  
He will teach parents, community members and educators to keep Black boys out of special education and away from the psycho-chemical drugs designs to trap Black boys in a chemically induced slavery. 
Dr. Ivory Toldson
Washington, D.C.
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Ivory A. Toldson:
Dr. Toldson is an associate professor of the Counseling Psychology Program at Howard University, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and current editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Negro Education.  He is also author of In Breaking Barriers: How School Leaders Can Help Black Males Achieve

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson will review the findings from national surveys and explain how they can be used as classroom solutions. His research discusses the importance of personal, emotional, social and school factors and how those factors impacts academic success for black males.  
Dr. Garrard O. McClendon
Chicago, Illinois
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Garrard O. McClendon:
Dr. McClendon is an Emmy winning journalist, television host, author of
"Ax or Ask?: The African-American Guide to Better English." and has a doctorate in education from Loyola University.
Many schools have difficulties creating an environment and designing programs that motivate parents to invest in their child's learning.  His presentation will teach educators and administrators how to effectively engage parents in ways that empower them to be more involved with their child's education and school activities.  
Parents, educators and community activist from St. Louis, Missouri; Davenport, Iowa;  Detroit, Benton Harbor, Lansing, Battle Creek and Ann Arbor - Michigan; Milwaukee, Madison, Racine and Beloit - Wisconsin; Rockford, Peoria, Springfield, Rock Island, Kankakee, Waukegan, Joliet, Elgin, Decatur, East St. Louis, Danville, Quincy, Champaign and Chicago - Illinois; Indianapolis, Gary, Fort Wayne, Michigan City and South Bend - Indiana should attend this conference.
Join us for one of the best conferences in the United States on educating Black male students with workable ideas and concrete solutions.  The cost for this one day conference is $200.00.  This is one of the last chances for schools to use their parental involvement funds for this school year.  Please call 773.285.9600 for more information or to RSVP.
Click Here for special hotel accommodations at the South Loop Hotel, a Black-owned hotel. 

Breaking: New Docs Reveal Bin Laden Was A Horrible Boss

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New Docs Reveal Osama Bin Laden Was A Horrible Boss

A trove of documents found in Osama Bin Laden's house was posted online this morning by U.S. Army's Combating Terrorism Center. The papers and letters give us a peek inside the hard-knock life of a global jihadist -- and teaches some valuable lessons about children, brand management, and the difficulties of telecommuting. Here are some of them:

Watch your damn kids so you don't get caught: The Associated Press explains:
Bin Laden himself wrote that "controlling children" was one of the keys to hiding in cities, as he did for years while U.S. forces searched Pakistan's rugged frontier. He encouraged his followers in hiding to teach their children the local language and not let them out of their homes "except for extreme necessity like medical care."

Protect your brand! There was a lot of worry inside the group that the general public might accidentally believe that Al Qaeda -- which means "the base" -- was just an international terrorist group and not a unifying political force. How could they change that? One memo writer suggest taking on a new name, like "the Islamic party" (he had almost a dozen other suggestions), so new President Barack Obama could no longer say he was at war with a single group named Al Qaeda.

Go big or keep hiding: Osama compared the United States to a tree with branches all around the world and suggested the best way to "cut the tree" was to "concentrate on sawing the trunk." In other words, he needed something like a repeat of 9/11, right in the heart of America. And he wasn't entirely thrilled with failed efforts to recapture the magic like the 2009 failed bombing of an airplane in Detroit, although he did like the adventurous spirit shown by affiliates like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which worked from Yemen. "We need to extend and develop our operations in America," bin Laden wrote in 2010, "and not keep it limited to blowing up airplanes." Read More
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Missing to Trafficking: Connections Between the Missing Child and Sex Trafficking

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May 25th commemorates National Missing Children's Day. On this day, the Department of Justice, public agencies, and private organizations gather in communities throughout the country to renew their commitment to find missing children, celebrate heartwarming stories of recovery, and honor those whose tragic loss remains in our hearts and memories. 
In recognition of Missing Children's Day and its associated activities, the Missing and Exploited Children's Program (MECP) has partnered with the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program to increase awareness for missing children and child trafficking victims.
This webinar presentation will demonstrate the correlation and commonalities between the unknown missing child, chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, abducted children, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Participants will be provided with information regarding the dynamics of child sex trafficking, cumulative risk factors and how these affect the child. Panelists will provide participants information on developing community responses to effectively respond to and provide services for this vulnerable population.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
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Sergeant Byron Fassett has been with the Dallas Police Department for 29 years.The Child Exploitation Squad, which Sergeant Fassett is responsible for supervising, handles approximately 1,100 cases a year,consists of 15 detectives, and is divided into three teams; the Investigations Team, the High Risk Victims and Trafficking Team, (HRVT) and the Internet Crimes Against Children Team (ICAC).
He has been designated as a Special Investigator for the Attorney General's Office of the State of Texas and a Special Deputy for United States Marshall's Service. Sergeant Fassett has presented both nationally and internationally on the issue of Domestic Trafficking of Children with regards to dynamics, investigative, and intervention techniques for law enforcement, prosecutors, and NGO's in the United States, Canada, Thailand, and numerous other countries in Southeast Asia. 
Detective Cathy De La Paz is a 27-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, assigned to the High Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit within the Child Exploitation Squad for the last ten years. Detective De La Paz specializes in conducting interviews of adolescent children and non-compliant victims who may be deceptive, avoidant and/or tentative in their disclosures. Detective De La Paz is often called upon to assist and consult on these interviews and cases, both locally and nationally.  Additionally, Detective De La Paz instructs on the unique interview skills and investigative techniques needed on cases involving children who have been victimized through prostitution.   
Jim Walters is a retired Captain from the City of Placerville, California Police Department.  He is currently the Deputy Chief of Police at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas where he conducts advanced law enforcement training and course development.  He is also the AMBER Alert Liaison for Indian Country. Mr. Walters has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, serving as a crimes of violence investigator and investigations supervisor. Mr. Walters is a court-recognized expert in child maltreatment and sexual exploitation. 
Program Director, Phil Keith has more than 40 years of experience in the fields of criminal justice, public safety and business administration. From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Keith served as the Chief of Police for the City of Knoxville, Tennessee. His involvement with innovation initiatives lead to the development and establishment of the National Forensic Academy with the University of Tennessee. Throughout his career, Mr. Keith has received numerous commendations and awards.  Since his retirement in 2004, Mr. Keith has served as the Program Director for Training and Technical Assistance for the Department of Justice AMBER Alert Initiative.    

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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has been arrested and jailed on a preliminary felony charge following a confrontation with officers early Thursday, police said.
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Safer Foundation Legislative UPDATE

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May 2, 2012

Dear Community Partner:
As a proud member of the "Coalition for Prison Reform," Safer Foundation supports mesures designed to ease prison overcrowding, while at the same time ensuring public safety and saving money for taxpayers.
Safer Foundation supports the establishment of Sentence Credits with Rigorous Control. Since Illinois suspended the Meritorious Good Time Program in 2010, the State has added about 4,000 mostly low-level offenders to its total prison population. DOC should be directed to begin using a "Sentence Credit" system with rigorous controls. 
Safer Foundation is pleased to let you know that SB2621 Sponsored by Senator Kwame Raoul (SAFE AND COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO ILLINOIS PRISON OVERCROWDING) - Amendments 3 and 4 PASSED out of the Senate's Criminal Law Committee. The measure now goes before the full Senate for consideration.
Your support of this important measure is still needed. Please contact your local legislator and the Governor's Office.  
The "Coalition for Prison Reform" website is available to assist you in sending letters:  http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zaa-d-nLcVj-O4UQTh9CRO0oaYxOMzWlaidWGiyi7vp4A9ELhSIEceragpJ7_AYYmiYHNgUEstwBD3rFiPQMw-dtp1vghMqSylQIlvRsGnZEzpURahfVDACNhvSwq1OQ4tLfyKZFMaulRCBXx6P2EyogRnlsSkTooQGOoAMNATC7bPGsEOfyhQ==
For more information, please contact Esther Franco-Payne of Metropolis Strategies (esther.franco-payne@cm2020.org or 312-332-6293).
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What Happens When 'Weak On Defense' Stops Working?

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For the first time since the early 1960s, the Republican Party enters a presidential campaign at a decided disadvantage on foreign policy. READ MORE

First it was "just" grabbing market share and profits at all costs. Now it's full-on bribery. READ MORE

Scientists originally thought that giant, underground rock formations could keep toxic fluid from reaching water supplies. What changed their minds? READ MORE

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They are doing it now in North Carolina, as gay men and lesbians seek the right to be married. READ MORE
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Thursday's Daily Brief: Bin Laden Documents Released, Romney's Private Meetings, Angels No-Hitter

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Inventor Of Paul Ryan's Medicare Idea Explains Why It's Wrong
WATCH: Killing Bin Laden Was The 'Most Important' Day Of My Presidency
Romney Woos Conservative Media In Private Meeting
U.S. Man Left In Cell For 4 Days Drank Own Urine To Survive
Angels Pitcher Tosses No-Hitter
David Einhorn: The Fed's Jelly Donut Policy
I believe that stocks are depressed because there is a pervasive feeling that something awful is going to happen. What is this enormous tail-risk? It's the intersection of reckless fiscal policy with overindulgent "Jelly Donut" monetary policy.
Bruce Ackerman: Elect-Your-Match: Computer-Dating Hits the Presidential Election!
Here is how Obama and Romney can join together in the Fall campaign for a breakthrough in voter decision-making.
Kristen Breitweiser: Heights of Hypocrisy: The Universal Use of 9/11 in Politics
I felt sadness a year ago at the sight of Americans celebrating the death of anyone -- even the man largely responsible for the murder of my husband. Now, I feel sadness witnessing President Obama resort to the same campaign tactics of George W. Bush.
Edward Jay Epstein: What I (Still) Don't Know About The DSK Case
I have spent the last 10 months investigating the incident of May 14th 2011 involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But despite all my digging, I have been unable to answer 10 key questions about the incident -- and nor was DSK able to shed light on them during my interview with him.
Cheech Marin: What Is A Chicano?
To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano in order to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I'm a Chicano because I say I am.