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University of Chicago 3rd Best University in America But Only Has 1% Black Male Enrollment

University of Chicago 3rd Best University in America But Only Has
1% Black Male Enrollment
The University of Chicago was recently announced as the third best university in America in the 2017 Rankings of the U.S. News and World Report. In a country, the United States, with 7% Black Males; in a state, Illinois, with 6% Black Males; in a city, Chicago, that is 35% Black; in a part of Chicago, the south side of Chicago, that is 80% Black; how can the University of Chicago only have one percent of Black males enrolled at their university? This is not acceptable.

The University of Chicago has studied Black violence, Black families, Black youth, Black education, Black economics, Black gangs, Black housing, Black politics and every other aspect of the Black community. The University of Chicago has helped to create policies and programs for Black people, some of them injurious to Black people, but they cannot figure out how to get more than 1% of Black male students on their campus. Are they trying?

The University of Chicago has also become the number one developer in poor, south side Chicago communities which includes land acquisition of and real estate development in those Black communities?
How can the University of Chicago be the third best university in America and they can't even figure out how to get more than 1% of Black males on their campus as students?

Please see listing below of Black males enrolled in the 21 largest Illinois universities and colleges for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education:

University/College Name2015201420122011
Bradley University 1.61.72.42.4
University of Chicago1.81.91.82
Loyola University Chicago 1.81.71.51.4
University of Ill. Champaign222.12
Northwestern University 2.22.12.11.9
Illinois Institute of Technology 2.3222.1
University of Ill. Chicago2.72.62.72.6
Illinois State University 32.92.52.3
Lewis University 333.33.3
DePaul University 3.43.33.33.2
Northeastern Ill. University 44.143.4
University of Ill. Springfield4.44.14.33.8
Roosevelt University 4.85.45.65.5
Southern Ill. Univ. Edwardsville 4.94.84.64.2
Northern Illinois University 5.75.85.65.3
Columbia College6.16.77.37
Eastern Illinois University 6.46.35.44.9
Western Illinois University 6.76.865.1
Southern Ill. Univ. Carbondale 7.17.48.28.1
Governors State University 8.68.77.87.5
Chicago State University* 18.51820.420.9
*Chicago State University has one of the smallest student populations of the 21 largest universities in Illinois. Chicago State University is also in danger of closing because of lack of state and alumni support.

Robert J. Zimmer
Please email University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer at president@uchicago.edu
and let him know that you want the University of Chicago to use some of its $8 billion endowment to increase their Black male student enrollment to 10% by the 2018 academic year.

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CPD Community Alert - Armed Robberies 6th District (Gresham)

P16-2-098 (CA)

September 18, 2016
 
Bureau of Detectives – Area South

Community Alert
Armed Robberies
6th District
(Gresham)



About the Crime:





This alert gives notice to citizens of the 6
th District (Gresham) on Beat 623 of recent
Robbery incidents that have occurred in recent weeks. During these incidents,
unknown offender(s) have displayed firearms and demanded property from the
victims.

Incident times and locations:



100 block of East 79th Street, August 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

7800 block of South State Street, September 1, 2016 at 9:40 p.m.

7800 block of South Calumet Avenue, September 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

100 block of West 79th Street, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.

About the Offender:



One – Two male Black offenders, 20-45 years of age, 5'06"- 6'02" tall, 140-200 lbs.,

medium/ dark complexion. Offenders hairstyles include dreadlocks and short hair.

What you can do:



If confronted by the offender, attempt to remain calm.

Always be aware of your surroundings.

Report suspicious activity immediately.

Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people

including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information, contact

Bureau of Detectives – Area South

(312) 747-8273



Reference Rd#: HZ-411894, HZ-422948,

HZ-421448 and HZ-435037



P16-2-098 (CA)

September 18, 2016

Free Pet Health Fair!!!




Free Pet Health Fair
Pullman Visitor's Center
11141 S. Cottage Grove
Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00- 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Michelle Alexander Earns Heinz Award; Silas Purnell College Expo; Night of Black Girl Magic; 3rd Best University in America, University of Chicago, Has Only 1% Black Males


Table of Contents
Michelle Alexander Earns Heinz Award
Silas Purnell College Expo
Night of Black Girl Magic
Only 1% Black Male Students at University of Chicago
Become An Electrician
Michelle Alexander
Earns Heinz Award

By Michelle Alexander
September 14, 2016

I am taking a long break from social media, but tonight I want to thank the Heinz Foundation which offered me today a large monetary award (along with several amazing individuals).

I am enormously grateful for this award and look forward to sharing it with organizations and advocates who are committed to courageous and creative work for racial justice. My book, The New Jim Crow, would never have had a national impact if it wasn't for the many, many people who not only read the book, but decided to take action by handing it to others, teaching it in classrooms, organizing study circles, holding forums or town halls, going into prisons, providing support to people returning home, and engaging in protest and direct action - in short, doing something meaningful rather than simply letting the book sit on a shelf. So this award belongs to all of you who not only read the book, but gave it a life of its own. I am creating a fund for the purpose of donating this money and book royalties, and I hope to help support great work that is being done all over the country for many years to come.

But I will also be taking my work in some new directions. This week I officially joined Union Theological Seminary in NYC as a Visiting Professor. I have known for some time that I need to stretch myself, move beyond what I know and out of my comfort zones. As a lawyer, it comes naturally for me to speak only when I've done all my research, know all the facts, and can make my case. Law, policy and advocacy have been my world for more than 20 years, and my singular passion for 10 of those years has been finding ways to awaken people to the racial dimensions of mass incarceration and help them see it for the human rights nightmare that it is.
And yet I now feel compelled to change course. I am walking away from the law. I've resigned my position as a law professor at Ohio State University, and I've decided to teach and study at a seminary. Why?

There is no easy answer to this question, and there are times I worry that I have completely lost my mind. Who am I to teach or study at a seminary? I was not raised in a church. And I have generally found more questions than answers in my own religious or spiritual pursuits. But I also know there is something much greater at stake in justice work than we often acknowledge. Solving the crises we face isn't simply a matter of having the right facts, graphs, policy analyses, or funding. And I no longer believe we can "win" justice simply by filing lawsuits, flexing our political muscles or boosting voter turnout. Yes, we absolutely must do that work, but none of it - not even working for some form of political revolution - will ever be enough on its own. Without a moral or spiritual awakening, we will remain forever trapped in political games fueled by fear, greed and the hunger for power. American history teaches how these games predictably play out within our borders: Time and again, race gets used as the Trump Card, a reliable means of dividing, controlling and misleading the players so a few can win the game.

This is not simply a legal problem, or a political problem, or a policy problem. At its core, America's journey from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration raises profound moral and spiritual questions about who we are, individually and collectively, who we aim to become, and what we are willing to do now.

I have found that these questions are generally not asked or answered in law schools or policy roundtables. So I am going to a place that takes very seriously the moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions of justice work: Union Theological Seminary. Union has a proud history of deep commitment to social justice, and I am happy to call it home for awhile.

Linked below is a speech that I gave at Union more than a year ago. It's a long one - an hour - but I'm sharing it for those who have interest and the time.

Click Here to see and hear the Union Theological Seminary speech!
Mr. Silas Purnell (above), the man who sent 55,000 Black students to college all expenses paid.
Saturday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
September 24, 2016
Tuley Park Fieldhouse
90th and King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
University of Chicago 3rd Best University in America But Only Has
1% Black Male Enrollment
The University of Chicago was recently announced as the third best university in America in the 2017 Rankings of the U.S. News and World Report. In a country, the United States, with 7% Black Males; in a state, Illinois, with 6% Black Males; in a city, Chicago, that is 35% Black; in a part of Chicago, the south side of Chicago, that is 80% Black; how can the University of Chicago only have one percent of Black males enrolled at their university? This is not acceptable.

The University of Chicago has studied Black violence, Black families, Black youth, Black education, Black economics, Black gangs, Black housing, Black politics and every other aspect of the Black community. The University of Chicago has helped to create policies and programs for Black people, some of them injurious to Black people, but they cannot figure out how to get more than 1% of Black male students on their campus. Are they trying?

The University of Chicago has also become the number one developer in poor, south side Chicago communities which includes land acquisition of and real estate development in those Black communities?
How can the University of Chicago be the third best university in America and they can't even figure out how to get more than 1% of Black males on their campus as students?

Please see listing below of Black males enrolled in the 21 largest Illinois universities and colleges for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education:

University/College Name2015201420122011
Bradley University 1.61.72.42.4
University of Chicago1.81.91.82
Loyola University Chicago 1.81.71.51.4
University of Ill. Champaign222.12
Northwestern University 2.22.12.11.9
Illinois Institute of Technology 2.3222.1
University of Ill. Chicago2.72.62.72.6
Illinois State University 32.92.52.3
Lewis University 333.33.3
DePaul University 3.43.33.33.2
Northeastern Ill. University 44.143.4
University of Ill. Springfield4.44.14.33.8
Roosevelt University 4.85.45.65.5
Southern Ill. Univ. Edwardsville 4.94.84.64.2
Northern Illinois University 5.75.85.65.3
Columbia College6.16.77.37
Eastern Illinois University 6.46.35.44.9
Western Illinois University 6.76.865.1
Southern Ill. Univ. Carbondale 7.17.48.28.1
Governors State University 8.68.77.87.5
Chicago State University* 18.51820.420.9
*Chicago State University has one of the smallest student populations of the 21 largest universities in Illinois. Chicago State University is also in danger of closing because of lack of state and alumni support.

Robert J. Zimmer
Please email University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer at president@uchicago.edu
and let him know that you want the University of Chicago to use some of its $8 billion endowment to increase their Black male student enrollment to 10% by the 2018 academic year.
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