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Friday, August 3, 2012

Kathleen Savio's sister on stand in Peterson trial | VIDEO
Day four of testimony in Drew Peterson's murder trial resumed Friday morning, a day after a judge denied a request by the defense that could have set Peterson free.

Gates open at Grant Park for sold-out Lollapalooza | VIDEO
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Chicago's Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza. The three-day music event kicked off Friday morning.
Air Pollution Action Day in Chicago
State officials have issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for Friday for the Chicago metropolitan area.
Megabus passenger: 'There was blood everywhere' | VIDEO
As a Megabus slammed into a bridge support pillar on an interstate highway in Illinois, the impact was so powerful that it flung 16-year-old passenger Baysha Collins from the upper-level seat where she was resting to a stairway leading to the lower level.
Walgreens to add 500 Illinois jobs
Gov. Pat Quinn says Walgreen Co. plans to expand its operations in Illinois and create 500 jobs over the next three years.
Muggings reported in Hyde Park
Chicago police are looking for two groups of men involved in a series of robberies in the South Side Hyde Park neighborhood.


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This Black Girl Can Fly!!!; After 37 Years, Mental Health Services No Longer Available; Visit Illinois Institute of Technology; Violence Increases Racial Academic Achievement Gap

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Making Progress; Moving Forward!
This Black Girl Can Fly!!!
Dr. Carl Bell Forced to Stop Serving Poor Chicagoans
Visit Illinois Institute of Technology
Million Father March Expands to 415 Cities
Saturday University Educates Black Students
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 This Black Girl Can Fly!!!
Congratulations to
Gabby Douglas and Her Family!
The Best in the World! 
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Click Here to see how Gabby Douglas became an Olympian
Internationally acclaim psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Bell, forced to close mental health council that helped tens of thousands of poor, mentally- and emotionally-challenged Chicago citizens 
A mental health facility in Jesse Jackson's district is forced to stop services 
By Mary Mitchell
July 29, 2012 
Carl C. Bell, M.D.
 Dr. Carl C. Bell is recognized internationally for his work in the area of race, culture and ethnicity on behavioral health care, including depression. He is also one of a handful of black men in the city who have led institutions that provide low-income patients with holistic services.
"I'm qualified enough to treat a Jesse Jr.," Bell told me on Monday.
Frankly, the state couldn't have picked a worse time to pull the plug on a community mental health center.
Jobs are scarce. Houses are boarded up. Homicides are skyrocketing. It's a miracle that a lot more people aren't trying to dull the pain with illegal drugs.
"Who is going to give money to a black organization that is helping black people who are mentally ill, abusing substances, poor and sometimes slow?" Bell asked.
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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman Is an IIT Graduate
Visit IIT
Come and See if IIT is Right for You
There's no better way to find out if a university is a good fit than by visiting campus--to see where you'll learn, live, eat, and have fun.
Campus Visit Opportunities:
  • Discover IIT Days
  • Individual Weekday and Saturday Visits
  • Overnight Visits - Nighthawk Program
Questions? - Call us at 312.567.5189 or email us admission@iit.edu.
2012 Discover IIT Days
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Click Here for Application. 
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Violence in Black Communities Increases
Racial Academic Achievement Gap
After murders in Black communites, reading
and math scores for Black students go down
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August 27, 2010
A few months ago, Patrick Sharkey, a sociologist at New York University, published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that when there is a murder in a black child's neighborhood, his or her math and verbal standardized test scores go down. This is true even if the child doesn't witness the violence directly and isn't personally impacted by it.1 Just being in close proximity to a homicide is enough to hinder academic performance.
To measure how local homicides impact students' test scores, Sharkey compared the test scores of black children directly after a homicide in their neighborhood with other children in the same neighborhood who took the test at a different time. Black students tested directly after a local homicide scored substantially lower than their peers who live in the same neighborhood, but were tested at different times.
Of note, Sharkey was unable to find enough murders in predominately white neighborhoods to see if white children were affected, suggesting that this homicide effect is really most damaging for black kids. Indeed, the drop in black children's scores after a homicide account for about half the difference in the typical racial achievement gap.
Young Black Basketball Star Advised to
"Get Out of Chicago" Before His Death
Former CPS hoops star killed in shooting
July 26, 2012
A former Chicago Public High School basketball star was shot and killed on the Far South Side Thursday evening, just months before finally achieving his goal of playing Division I college basketball.
Michael Haynes, 22, was shot dead while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home, said his cousin Kandice Blouin, 25.Police said he was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back about 5:10 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue.
Haynes' basketball career involved a number of destinations. In May he committed to Iona College in New York and it looked like his dream of playing Division I basketball was finally coming true.
"I know he had just signed with Iona. He talked with my son [former Duke player Sean Dockery] last week and Sean told him he should get out of Chicago as soon as he could."

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 Waivers Falling Short in 'Parent-Engagement' Area, Researcher Says
July 25, 2012 
To be granted a waiver from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, failing public schools must involve parents and the community in the improvement process. The U.S. Department of Education requires this-but does the Education Department ensure that it happens?
Sara McAlister, a senior research associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, argues that the Education Department "consistently ignores" the requirement, effectively dooming the efforts from the start given the deadlines set forth in the waivers.
One of the turnaround principles schools can choose as part of their commitment in receiving a waiver is to create "ongoing mechanisms for family and community engagement," with specific suggestions: 
  • Conducting community-wide needs assessments and community asset mapping;
  • Establishing organized parent groups;
  • Holding public meetings to engage parents and community members in shaping school improvement plans, and
  • Providing wraparound supports for students and families.
"This is a mistake," writes McAlister. "A substantial body of research and practice documents the importance of authentic parent and community engagement in schools and in school reform."
465 Cities Have Signed Up For
The Million Father March 2012. 
Where is your city?
Listen and Watch the Theme Song of the
Million Father March 2012 by Clicking Here
All Young Fathers 40 Years of Age and Younger
Should Listen to this Song for Inspiration. 
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Last year, in 767 cities, more than 1 million fathers took their children to school on the first day.  Parents, educators, faith leaders, elected officials, government agents, community members, business leaders, social service agencies and just plain people made the 2011 Million Father March the most successful ever.   
The Million Father March is easy to manage and The Black Star Project will help you all the way.   Please call 773.285.9600 to get more information or to register your city for the 2012 Million Father March.   
Please click here to learn about the 2011 Million Father March.
The Million Father March is managed by The Black Star Project and supported by Open Society Foundation's Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
Please visit our website at www.blackstarproject.org to bring the Million Father March to your city or for complete information about the march.  You may also email blackstar1000@ameritech.net or call 773.285.9600 for more information or to join the March.
As many/most Black children in American schools are failing academically, the only way to successfully educate them is with the support and actions of their parents, families and communities. Register now for the free Chicago-area Saturday University beginning now and going through the summer of 2012.
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We have 15 free Saturday Universities operating in and around Chicago and south suburbs. Please call 773.285.9600 to register your child for free academic enhancement or for more information about bringing the Saturday University to your community. We need teachers and tutors for our sites. Please call 773.285.9600 to volunteer.
In October 2012,
all of Black America
will descend on Chicago for
Saving the African American Child
 Where will you be?

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Friday's Daily Brief: Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 8.3 Percent

Friday, August 3, 2012
Unemployment Rate Rises In July
Cutbacks and Cops
WATCH: Man Bullies Chick-Fil-A Employee, Gets Fired
Michael Phelps To Swim Last Individual Race Of His Career
Kim Jong Un Makes Diplomacy Debut
Noah Michelson: Chick-fil-A: This Is Not a First Amendment Issue
The next time someone says to you "This is a First Amendment issue" or "Chick-fil-A isn't anti-gay, it's just pro-traditional marriage," send them a link to one of the heartbreaking stories we feature on Gay Voices on a daily basis.
Marlo Thomas: The Fire Behind the Throne: Those Dynamo Wives of World Leaders
The fact remains that being the spouse of a world leader is a complicated job. While, naturally, the wives are accorded all the same luxurious trappings that their husbands enjoy, they also live under the same scrutiny, and often grab the spotlight unwittingly.
Michael Brenner: Romney's World View
Mitt Romney's provocative remarks in Jerusalem this week on Palestine and Iran have focused attention on how he thinks about American foreign policy generally. Beyond the immediate controversy, there is fresh reason to puzzle as to who exactly the Republican presidential nominee is and who are the people he relies on for advice.
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.: How to Make Food Your Medicine
Most of us are conditioned to think that taking a pill out of a bottle will make us feel better. We don't generally think that fresh vegetables and fruit count toward healing. But it's true, food is the most powerful drug we have.
Anna Brand: The Religion Factor in a Twentysomethings Relationship
We had been dating for years without a change of heart until a sudden conversation over a glass of sangria threw us off course. I didn't know if I was going to marry this guy. Should I really consider breaking up over religion?