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PRESIDENT OBAMA RESPONDS TO U.S. SUPREME COURT's RULING ON VOTING ACT

Friends, The President has just issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a provision of the Voting Rights Act. Please share it broadly. Best regards, Paul D. Paul Monteiro Associate Director | White House Office of Public Engagement 202.456.4753 *** THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2013 Statement by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on Shelby County v. Holder I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on June 26, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

CHICAGO'S FATHER PFLEGER TO HOLD 'OCCUPY THE STREETS' PEACE RALLY FRIDAY

Father Pfleger to hold “Occupy the Streets” peace rally Friday

 

“All boots on the ground for the children”

 

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

The father of a murdered son, Father Michael L. Pfleger Thursday urged all parents and children to join him in the “Occupy The Streets” peace march and rally 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, outside of Saint Sabina Church, 78th Place and Throop Streets, to take a stand and make a declaration that this…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on June 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PASTORS JOIN DFER-IL IN PUSHING PARENT POWER VIA ACCESS TO CHOICE

 

Pastors join DFER-IL in pushing parent power via access to choice

 

Announce ‘Freedom Forums’ on ‘Sacred Ground’

 

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

 

When you give families a choice, you give children a chance so that when the 2012-2013 school year begins, parents, will have access to educational opportunities, Rebeca Nieves Huffman, state director of the Democrats of Education Reform-IL (DFER-IL) said Wednesday at Quinn Chapel A.M.E.,…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on June 7, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE WITH DFER-IL TO SHARE EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

 
 
 
 
Community Leaders Unite with DFER-IL to Share Education Options
 
Clergy and advocacy group come together to help parents answer the question: “What’s Next?”
 
(Chicago)  In many communities families are faced with the…
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Added by Chinta Strausberg on June 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

SAINT SABINA's PEACE BASKETBALL LEAGUE PROMOTES RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Saint Sabina’s Peace Basketball League promotes relationship building

 

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

Saint Sabina’s Peacemaker’s Monday night basketball games are not so much about who wins but how much love, peace and relationship building evolve from the bonding of youth who were once arch enemies in the neighborhood.

 

Last Monday, area youth wore either red or orange, blue or green, but when asked what do the colors stand for, without…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

KENWOOD ACADEMY HANDCUFFED BY CPS RULES--SEEKS FUNDS TO AID STAR STUDENT

Kenwood Academy handcuffed by CPS rules

 

Accepting checks to help student compete in academic showdown

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

Handcuffed by CPS rules banning the paying of out-of-state travel for students, Kenwood Academy business manager, Tanya Towns Thursday said 8th grader Eva Lewis is short $1,950.00 of her $2,000 goal but the school is accepting checks on her behalf.

 

In an interview with this reporter, Towns…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Are Public Schools Better Off Nearly 60 Years After Brown V. Board Of Education?

Before the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and 50th year since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we need a think tank Are we in better shape 60-years later?

By Chinta Strausberg

In just a year, America will celebrate the 60th anniversary of two key U.S. Supreme Court decisions—Brown v. the Board of Education that legally struck down segregated schools and the laws that sanctioned that racist and unequal system and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act made…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN LAUNCH FIRST OF FIVE STORES IN THE 'HOOD

African American businessmen launch first of five stores in the ‘hood

 

‘We want to control our own money’

 

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

 

Following his dream, Harold Davis, president of the “79th Street Indoor Mall, 1706-08 East 79th Street, Chicago, Illinois, has opened one of several one-stop-shop stores located in the black community he says will give an economic boost, pride and jobs to African American…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 12, 2013 at 11:57pm — No Comments

GARDNER SEEKS FAIR SLICE OF $90 MIL CONTRACT FOR BLACKS IN REHAB OF SS HIGH SCHOOL TRADE SCHOOL

Gardner seeks fair slice of $90 mil contract for blacks in building SS high school trade school

By Chinta Strausberg

When business icon Ed Gardner attends today’s Chicago Public Building (PBC) Commission’s board meeting, he will be demanding to know what percentage of the $90 million contract to build a trade school at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy High School (CVCA) will go to African Americans.

For the 87-year-old former Soft Sheen and housing giant, who came…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on March 12, 2013 at 4:38am — No Comments

PFLEGER: 'DEACON HAROLD NEIMAN WAS A GENTLE SPIRIT'

Pfleger: ‘Deacon Harold Neiman was a gentle spirit’

 

‘A good man who loved the Lord’

By Chinta Strausberg

 

Funeral services for 61-year-old Deacon Harold Neiman was held Saturday at Saint Sabina Church where Father Michael L. Pfleger, friends, family and representatives from the Archdiocese who said he had a “gentle spirit,” a dedicated deacon, a great dancer, a dapper dresser and a man who loved his wife, Fabienne, whom he married 17-years…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on December 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

EBONY ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ITS MANAGING EDITOR, TERRY GLOVER

EBONY ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ITS MANAGING EDITOR, TERRY GLOVER

by Chinta Strausberg on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:43am ·

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EBONY Announces the Passing of its Managing Editor Terry Glover

 

EBONY Magazine announced today that it has lost one of its…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on December 27, 2012 at 5:26am — No Comments

SAINT SABINA's 3rd ANNUAL 'OPERATION HOPE' PROVIDED 2,300 FREE DINNERS TO COMMUNITY

Saint Sabina’s 3rd Annual ‘OPERATION HOPE’ Provided 2,300 Free Dinners to Community

By Chinta Strausberg

The third annual “Operation Hope” free hot dinner giveaway was a huge success Monday thanks to Father Michael L. Pfleger and his sponsors including the Johnson Publishing Co., WVON, Terry Peterson, Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-16), the Chicago Urban League, the Faith Community of Saint Sabina and BJ’s staff who prepared 2,300 dinners that were all given away to…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on December 20, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

REV. JAMES SIMS: 'THE SHOOTING OF 20 CHILDREN, 6 ADULTS WAS SATANIC'

Rev. James Sims: “The shooting of 20 children, 6 adults was Satanic”

By Chinta Strausberg

The shooting spree allegedly by Adam Lanza, 20, who mowed down 20 children and 6 adults at a Newtown, Connecticut school was called “Satanic” by Rev. James Sims, pastor of the Outreach Church in Harvey, Illinois.

“I think it’s satanic. Anyone could be sick enough to harm innocent people especially children I think we all have to admit that is not normal. I think the young man was…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on December 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

DON'T BE A VICTIM TO THIS YEAR's EARLY 'BLACK FRIDAY' AD FRENZY

Don’t be a victim to this year’s early ‘Black Friday’ ad frenzy

Blacks spend $1 trillion + Support black businesses

By Chinta Strausberg

In just three-days, the doors of Wal-Mart and Target will open at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively in celebration of the infamous and sometimes-deadly “Black Friday” named for the day after Thanksgiving when corporate America hopes to get and stay in the black but a day when consumers willingly jump into the red zone sometimes for nearly…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on November 19, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Ald. Cochran, We Can, Inc. to honor teen boxing champion

 

 

Ald. Cochran, WE CAN, INC. to honor teen National Golden Gloves champion

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

 

The WE CAN, INC. and Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) are honoring National Golden Gloves Tournament champion Shawn Simpson Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Beverly Woods Restaurant, 11532 S. Western, Chicago, Illinois.

“Shawn has demonstrated a level of tenacity and commitment that it takes to be a champion in the…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on November 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

TV's LEGEND, T'KEYAH CRYSTAL KEYMAH, L.A. STARS ROCKED AT SAINT SABINA

TV’s legend, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, L.A. stars rocked at Saint Sabina

 

School’s Fine Arts program named in her honor

By Chinta Strausberg

Helen Dumas, principal of the Saint Sabina Academy, presented TV’s legend T’Keyah Crystal Keymah with a bouquet of flowers then shocked her by naming the school’s Fine Arts program in her honor during a fundraiser held late Saturday night for the school.

A part of Hollywood came to Saint Sabina Academy, 7801 S. Throop…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on October 15, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments

ED GARDNER LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE HIRING PROGRAM

Gardner launches innovative hiring program

 

Pushes entrepreneurialism

 By Chinta Strausberg

In an effort to create jobs for those who may have criminal backgrounds, former Soft Sheen CEO icon Ed Gardner Friday unveiled a plan that can help motivate young black men and women to start their own business by selling rolls of toilet paper on the streets of Chicago.

Mr. Gardner will talk more about his innovative employment program today, Saturday, October 13,…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on October 14, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

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