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Chinta Strausberg's Blog – August 2013 Archive (10)

Obama ready to attack Syria for chemical warfare violations but seeks Congressional Vote first

“Menace’ must be confronted but calls first for congressional vote

by Chinta Strausberg

 

In a ten-minute speech Saturday starting at 12:50 p.m. Chicago time, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden emerged from the Rose Garden announcing that the U.S. is ready for a military strike against Syria but in the spirit of democracy not before congress takes a vote on this politically hot issue.

 

“Ten-days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chicago Father Pfleger Calls for zero tolerance of shooting in honor of today’s March on Washington

By Chinta Strausberg:

Decades ago, the “Little Rock Nine” students tried to enroll in a high school but it took President Eisenhower to call in the federal troops to protect them against racists trying to prevent their admission but today 56-years later Father Michael L. Pfleger says we have Chicago’s “Safe Passage” program designed to protect children who are now forced to travel through rival gangs territories. 

In honor of today's…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

‘King would hang his head in shame’, Blacks have been "Train Wrecked"; says Spencer Leak, Dr. King's driver

‘King would hang his head in shame’, Spencer Leak.

By Chinta Strausberg: 

Proud to have been the chauffeur for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who 50 years ago today led a march on Washington, Spencer Leak, Sr., said if King were alive today he would wonder was his life and death in vain given the “social engineering of our people which has been a train…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Young & Powerful Harold Washington Speaks - Empowering young professionals to showcase their areas of expertise and skills

Young & Powerful Harold Washington Speaks

 
Empowering our city one talk at a time…

 

Purpose – Harold Washington Speaks is to provide a platform for young professionals to showcase their areas of expertise and skills.

 

Why – Harold Washington Speaks is to have the emerging leaders of Chicago…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 27, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Chicago: DuSable Museum reenacts 50th anniversary of March on Washington

By Chinta Strausberg:

For those unable to attend Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, The DuSable Museum of African American History held a reenactmentof this iconic event  Saturday where hundreds heard Civil Rights leaders like Attorney Thomas N. Todd, Father Michael L. Pfleger and 9-year-old Zyon Nichols who recited Dr. Martin LutherKing, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech by…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Dr.Conrad Worrill Street Naming Ceremony, Highlighting his life

DR. CONRAD WORRILL STREET NAMING CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTING HIS LIFE

Sign reminder of his Civil Rights legacy

By Chinta Strausberg

The nearly three-hour street naming in honor of Dr. Conrad Worrill took place Thursday inside of the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 East Oakwood Blvd., where a string of supporters…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 25, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

AME Church Of Chicago & Vicinity Launch Campaign For The First Day Of School Entitled: The Village Pathway Initiative

 
 
“The African Methodist Episcopal Church Of Chicago And Vicinity Launches Ambitious Campaign For The First Day Of School Entitled: ‘The Village Pathway Initiative’”
 
In cooperation with the Chicago…
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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PFLEGER: BE AN EAGLE, NOT A TURKEY, CHICKEN OR BUZZARD

PFLEGER: BE AN EAGLE, NOT A TURKEY, CHICKEN OR BUZZARD

‘Don’t Fight the Process’

by Chinta Strausberg

Reminding his congregation that the world is full of many kinds of birds including turkeys, chickens and buzzards, Father Michael L. Pfleger Sunday urged his members to be eagles in the midst of their storms…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 21, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Chicago: IL State Rep. La Shawn Ford's Violence Prevention Task Force Legislation Signed Into Law

Ford's Violence Prevention Task Force Legislation Signed into Law

CHICAGO- State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) issued the following statement after his legislation to create a violence prevention task force was signed into law by the governor on Wednesday.

 

"Violence has posed a threat to our community for far too long. This year, we have already seen hundreds of murders and must take…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Dr. Sampson Davis: Violence can be reduced via education - “We are not inherently born violent”

Dr. Sampson Davis, a physician in New Jersey who as a youth escaped poverty, gangs, drugs and jail, late Tuesday night said violence can be reduced through education but that youth must know they have "skin in the game" and be accountable for their own actions.

Dr. Davis: Violence can be reduced via education - “We are not inherently born violent”

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In Chicago…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on August 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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