These churches and organizations
are sponsoring Kelley Williams-Bolar in Chicago: ABBA Church of Renewed Faith, King of Glory COGIC,
Memorial Baptist Church, Metropolitan Apostolic Church, Prologue
Schools, Center for the Study
of Race, Politics & Culture at University of Chicago and The Black Star
Come See and
"Going to Jail in America
for Wanting to
Educate Black Children"
Her judge told her before handing out
the sentence, that they would make an example out of her and "I will stop you
from graduating from college!"
Saturday, May 10,
1:00 pm central
(Metropolitan Apostolic Church)
Kelley William-Bolar can be compared to Rosa Parks, Frederick
Douglas, George Washington and other great Americans who stood up to tyranny.
They arrested her, tried her, convicted her and jailed her for wanting the best
education for her daughters. Will you stand with Kelley
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information, to sponsor Ms.
Williams-Bolar or to RSVP to hear Kelley Williams-Bolar speak about her ordeal
on May 10, 2014 in Chicago, IL.
Calling All Fathers, Stepfathers, Foster Fathers,
Grandfathers, Godfathers, Uncles,
Brothers and Male Caregivers!
Million Fathers Club
Major League Baseball
May 9, 2014 - 7:10 pm
Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field 35th and the Dan
Black Star Members
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Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP or for more
information about this game. Men and women of all races, ethnicities and faith
backgrounds may and should attend this event with their children.
After hundreds of request from Black Star readers,
the State Department responds to crisis in Africa!!!
Kerry said, we will continue to provide counterterrorism assistance to help
Nigerian authorities, during this terrible tragedy, to develop a comprehensive
approach to combating Boko Haram. We continue to stand firmly with the people
of Nigeria in their efforts to bring the terrorist violence perpetrated by Boko
Haram to an end while ensuring civilian protection and respect for human
Thank you for
contacting the U.S. Department of State.
DOZENS of heavily armed
terrorists rolled into the sleepy little town one night in a convoy of trucks,
buses and vans. They made their way to the girls' boarding school.
The high school girls, asleep in
their dormitory, awoke to gunfire. The attackers stormed the school, set it on
fire, and, residents said, then herded several hundred terrified girls into the
vehicles - and drove off and vanished.
That was April 15 in northern
Nigeria. The girls were kidnapped by an extremist Muslim group called Boko
Haram, whose name in the Hausa language means "Western education is a sin."
These girls, ages 15 to 18 and
Christians and Muslims alike, knew the risks of seeking an education, and
schools in the area had closed in March for fear of terror attacks. But this
school had reopened so that the girls - the stars of their families and villages
- could take their final exams. They were expected to move on to become
teachers, doctors, lawyers.
Instead, they reportedly are
being auctioned off for $12 each to become "wives" of militants. About 50 girls
escaped, but the police say that 276 are still
missing - and the Nigerian government has done next to nothing to recover
"We are now asking for world
power countries to intervene," the desperate father of a missing 18-year-old
girl, Ayesha, told me by phone. He said that the parents had given up on
Nigerian government officials - "they are just saying lies" - and pleaded for
international pressure on Nigeria to rescue the girls.
attack in Nigeria is part of a global backlash against girls' education by
extremists. The Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head at age 15 because she advocated for girls' education. Extremists
threw acid in the faces of girls walking to school in Afghanistan. And in
If the girls aren't rescued, "no
parent will allow their female child to go to school," Hadiza Bala Usman, who
has led protests in Nigeria on behalf of the missing girls, warned in a
"These abducted schoolgirls are my sisters," Malala told
me in an email from Britain, where she is recovering from the Taliban attack,
"and I call on the international community and the government of Nigeria to take
action and save my sisters."
Malala's right. More than 200
teenage girls have just been enslaved because they had the brains and guts to
seek to become teachers or doctors. They deserve a serious international effort
to rescue them.