C.L.I.C.K. for Justice and Equality is an agent of communication alerting our social community of injustices and inequalities among the socially disadvantaged and disenfranchised individual. C.L.I.C.K. developed and created this website to assist the socially disenfranchised or disadvantaged individual in litigating their issues in Federal and State courts.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Media Matters Daily Summary

Media Matters for America
Here are today's news items from Media Matters for America, click on the title or 'read more' to read the entirety of each story.
Fox's Bolling Is Oblivious To Positive Changes In Economy Under Obama
Fox's Eric Bolling said that "there isn't one" economic metric that has improved since President Obama took office. In fact, the economy stopped shrinking and started growing since Obama's inauguration, private-sector jobs and exports have increased, and employment turned from sharp declines to growth. Read More
What Buffett Really Said About The Buffett Rule
Right-wing media claimed that Warren Buffett "blast[ed]" the Buffett rule and that he "isn't totally in favor" of it, citing a CNBC interview in which Buffett said the rule is a "small improvement" that "doesn't cure all revenue problems." But during that interview, Buffett said that he's "fine" with the rule as introduced by Senate Democrats and that it "encompasses the principles that I believe in." Read More
Black Helicopters Alert: Morris Warns Obama Is Pushing For "One World Government"
Fox News contributor Dick Morris told Sean Hannity that "one world government" is "happening." His evidence consists of false statements about a series of treaties, some of which enjoy bipartisan support, are important for U.S. national security, and protect children from exploitation. Read More
You can help support our work; become a volunteer media monitor, or donate to Media Matters for America.

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Afghan War Support Drops, Lugar Loses Primary, Russian Airplane Missing, Plus Rev. Al Sharpton, Noel Gallagher, Donna Karan

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tea Party Dumps Dick Lugar
North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes
Airplane Goes Missing From The Skies
Protests Begin At Bank of America Shareholder Meeting
WATCH: Disturbing Undercover Footage Linked To Major Meat Processor
Lee Woodruff: Too Old To Be A Mom?
As I swam my laps, I wondered idly if I really was too old to have kids this young? Was biology nature's way of saying, "you won't have the energy for this in a few years?" And yet how many of us are successful at making life fall in line with the perfect time to marry, procreate or change careers?
Rev. Al Sharpton: War on Students
The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us -- our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm: Dear Mitt: You Did Nothing to Save Detroit
As you know, Mitt, I was governor of Michigan during that horrible time, when the financial industry was melting down and the auto industry was in free fall. So Mitt, here's my request: Just stop it.
Donna Karan: This Is What Being a Mother Looks Like
In honor of Mother's Day, I want to invite you to join me on this journey of advocating for all mothers everywhere. It is an act of love, it is a celebration of life and it is a promise for an inspired tomorrow.
Noel Gallagher: Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Where Someone Wants to Adopt Me
Yes comrades... so... Buenos Aires? F***ing great show. It always is in that place. It never disappoints. Big crowd, about 10,000!! Just like the old days (man)!!

52% of Black Men Not Working in Chicago; Justice Slower for Young Black Woman than for Dog; In United States, Latinos Are Closing Racial Academic Gap;Chicago Public Schools on Pace to Arrest 4500 Students this School Year; In California, Brother II Brother Mentors Young Males

Black Star Logo
Making Progress; Moving Forward!
Latinos Closed Racial Academic Gap
Brother II Brother Mentors Youth
Chicago Public Schools On Pace to Arrest 4500 Students
Black Male Education Conference
First Annual Mother/Son Dance
The Black Star Project's website:
Black Star Jounral:
Become a Member:
Click Here
Event Calendar:
Like us on Facebook:
52% of Black Men in Chicago Are Not Working - Quality of Life Very Low for Black Men in Chicago 
Black community demands $100 Million Chicago Plan for Black Men and Boys Similar to New York City's $127 Million Plan to Improve Outcomes for Black Men and Boys
Black Star LogoWHAT:           
Chicago cannot achieve its full potential as a great, world-class city when 52% of its Black men are not in the labor force.  Only 48.3% of available Black men in Chicago between the ages of 16 and 64 are employed, (according to a recent report, Race and Male Employment in the Wake of the Great Recession by Marc Levine of the Center for Economic Development at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).  A similar study by Andrew Sum with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston shows that 90% of young Black men 16 to 19 years old did not work in Chicago last summer. 
New York City is investing $127 million over three years in Black and Latino men and boys to improve the city.  The Black Star Project is calling for a similar Chicago Plan for Black Men and Boys that would invest $100 million to improve societal outcomes for Black men and boys in Chicago. 
Black Star LogoMassive unemployment among Black men and youth drives violence and murders, contributes to broken family structures, indirectly discourages educational achievement, and causes chaos and disfunctionality in Chicago communities. The Chicago Plan for Black Men and Boys would include mentoring, educational support, job training, job connection, entrepreneurship, fathering support, strengthening families, spiritual development and community building. 
Chicago has become a tale of two cities: One city wealthy with good schools and safe communities for Asian and White citizens and the other city poor with horrible schools and dangerous neighborhoods for Black citizens.  The Chicago Plan for Black Men and Boys will help to make Chicago a high-quality city for all citizens. 
Please call the Mayor's Office of Chicago at 773.744.3300 and ask him to support the Chicago Plan for Black Men and Boys.
Black Star Logo
Justice slower for young black woman
than for dog 
Black Star LogoBy Mary Mitchell, Columnist
April 30. 2012 
It has been 40 days since two men in white collared shirts knocked on Martinez Sutton's door and told him his 22-year-old sister, Rekia Boyd, had been shot. 
Boyd and her friends were hanging out at Douglas Park near 15th and Albany when off-duty Police Officer Dante Servin, who lives in the area, allegedly drove up in a BMW and told the group to "shut up all that m-----f------ noise," Sutton said witnesses told him.
Also during that stretch of warm days, Willy, a Pomeranian Papillon mix, was fatally attacked at Montrose Beach Dog Park by a pit pull.
The pit bull owner refused to identify himself and left the scene, but witnesses snapped his photograph. After the photograph was circulated at other pet parks, the officer was identified as a Chicago Police officer. The officer was immediately suspended for not making notification within 24 hours after his dog mauled Willy, and for failing to foot the $5,700 veterinary bill.
Blacks and Hispanics Have
Different Educational Needs
In the United States, Latino Students
Closed Racial Gap with White Students
While Black Students Continue to Lag Behind
Photo contributed by The Black Star Project
By Richard Whitmire 
MaY 5, 2012
Plenty of large urban school districts nationwide were making solid progress with Hispanic students closing achievement gaps with white students. But African-American students continued to lag.
Hispanic students in recent years have been making faster progress than black students.
At successful Hispanic schools, you are more likely to see a school culture based on connections to family with teachers employing an unstructured curriculum emphasizing visual instruction.
In Riverside, California, BIIB (Brother-to-Brother) Partners with Delta Sigma Theta At The University of California Riverside to Mentor Young Men
May 12, 2012 Brother II Brother will host another Mentoring Day at the University of California Riverside. This is a RSVP event ONLY.
Click Here to RSVP for this mentor day. 
2,546 arrests of juveniles on Chicago Public School's property in 6 months from September 2011 through February 2012.  Chicago is on pace for 4,500 arrests of students this year. Black students 26 times more likely to be arrested than White students.
Age      2011-2012 School Year  
7                        0                            
8                        0                            
9                        3                            
10                      8                            
11                     17                           
12                     71                           
13                    159                
14                    329
15                    575                            
16                    705
17                    498                            
18                    181                            
Race       2011-2012 School Year 
Black              1915
Hispanic           540
White                 75
Asian                 14
Amer. Indian        0
Unknown             2
Gender       2011-2012 School Year
Female               707
Male                 1839 
Total arrest of juveniles on CPS property between September 2011 and February 2012 - 2,546 arrests
Click Here to read full story
The Black Star Project
presents the
Second Annual Midwest
Black Male Educational Achievement Conference
Saturday, May 19, 2012
at the Ramada Inn
4900 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Black Star Logo
Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson,
Philadelphia, PA
Black Star Logo
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, Washington, D.C..
Black Star Logo
Dr. Garrard O. McClendon, Chicago, IL
Parents, educators and community activist from St. Louis, Missouri; Davenport, Iowa;  Detroit, Flint, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Lansing 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 and Champaign - Illinois; Indianapolis, Gary, Fort Wayne, Hammond, East Chicago, 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 More Information
Click Here to Register for Conference
Click Here to Learn About Hotel Accommodations
The Black Star Project
for our
First Annual Mother/Son Dance
(The Day Before Mothers Day)
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Black Star Ballroom
3509 South King Drive
Chicago Illinois
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
for young men 13 to 18 years old and their mothers
Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP for the Mother/Son Dance or to learn how to bring a Mother/Son Dance to your city.
 Black Star Logo