nothing more important in Black America than teaching young Black men to read
well and to think critically! Nothing! Nothing!!! Click Here to see it!
No Struggle, No Progress
"If there is no struggle there is
no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation,
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without
thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many
"This struggle may be a moral
one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it
must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it
never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have
found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon
them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows,
or with both.
The limits of tyrants are
prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. In the light of these
ideas, Negroes will be hunted at the North, and held and flogged at the South so
long as they submit to those devilish outrages, and make no resistance, either
moral or physical. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must
certainly pay for all they get. If we ever get free from the oppressions and
wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal.
We must do this by labor, by
suffering, by sacrifice, and if needs be, by our lives and the lives of
The Black American community, the
international African community and the greater world community were mostly
silent as 2,000 Nigerians were killed by Boko Haram earlier this year, but not
the students from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois! See some of the
2,000 people killed below and click here to see Fenwick students
raise awareness about this massacre!
Click Here to see and hear students
from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois address this tragedy.
Do "Black Lives Matter" in
Ferguson, Missouri or Selma, Alabama but not in Baga, Nigeria? Click Here to ask the White House to
evaluate and act responsibly on this issue in
Father Michael Pfleger and The Faith
of St. Sabina's
March 20, 2015
pm to 9:30 pm
West 78th Place
One Hour of Sleep Makes a Difference In What
(Photos provided by The Black Star
By Alice Park
March 5, 2015
Plenty of studies have documented
that teens don't get enough sleep. They're supposed to be in bed for eight to
nine hours a night, but most get seven or less. Now the latest sleep research,
presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Meeting, shows
when it comes to weight gain-which has been tied to sleep deprivation and
disturbances-it's not necessarily the amount of sleep that tips the scales but
rather the consistency of that nightly rest.
Fan He, an epidemiologist at Penn
State University College of Medicine, and his colleagues found a strong
correlation between the variation in sleep patterns among a group of teens and
the amount of calories they consumed. And for every hour difference in sleep on
a night-to-night basis over a week, for example, they ate 210 more calories-most
of it in fat and carbohydrates. Those with uneven sleep patterns were also more
likely to snack.
Previous studies have linked poor
or disrupted sleep to obesity; people not getting enough shut-eye, for example,
may experience changes in the hormones that regulate appetite and how well they
break down glucose in their diet. Levels of the hormone leptin, for instance,
drop in those who are sleep deprived, and less leptin prompts the body to feel
Healing, Preventive Medicine and Therapeutics,
Nutrition, Exercise, Body Maintenance, Spiritual Development, Relaxation and
March 19, 2015
6:30 pm to
call 773.285.9600 for more information about Dr. Hannah or this
IN THE D.A.A.D. STUDY
Are you a father of a child age
Are you African-American?
Do you live apart from your
Do you want to participate in a
fatherhood program for African-American fathers?
Research Study is Just for Fathers!
Nurse researchers at Rush University
Medical Center will be testing 2 programs that are meant to help fathers who
don't live with their young children to be really great fathers. Even though you
don't live with your child on a full time basis, we know that your children are
important to you. We also know that children need the positive and consistent
involvement of their fathers. This program is intended to give fathers
knowledge and skills that will help you maintain a strong, loving and consistent
relationship with your young child.
randomly assigned to participate in one of the 2 programs.
Attend 10 group- meetings with other
fathers over the next 3 months.
Groups will be held in the community at
nearby Community Colleges.
Complete study questions 3 times while
you are in the study (before the groups start, at the end of the groups, and
again 3 months later).
Fathers will receive a $40 gift card
for completing study questions ($120 total).
meetings with other fathers will include a meal and transportation
Fathers will have the chance to share
their experiences being a father with other fathers.
Fathers will learn more about preparing
themselves to be strong and effective fathers for their children.
If you are interested
in this research study, give us a call on the D.A.A.D. study telephone line at
(312) 543-3566. A research assistant will contact
The Black Star Project
Weatherization specialist training
for a new career in the growing field of residential
MUST PASS DRUG SCREEN AND BASIC MATH / READING TEST
MUST RESIDE IN DOUGLAS, BRONZEVILLE, WOODLAWN OR NEW CITY
MUST BE MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED AND ABLE TO ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED
CLASSES DURING THE 10 WEEK COURSE
CLASSES MEET IN THE EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS
PREVIOUS CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE HELPFUL BUT NOT REQUIRED
WEEKLY STIPEND PROVIDED
FREE part-time course prepares you for certification with the Building
Performance Institute. This national certification is the industry standard in
residential weatherization work. You will learn the theories behind residential
weatherization and gain hands-on experience installing insulation and
air-sealing measures. Workers in this and other green construction fields earn
For more information, please
call 773.285.9600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
school students interesting in learning to build websites in our Youthtech
men and young women in 6th to 12th grade for our Math Bootcamp
3) boys in
1st to 4th grade for our Black Male Reading Academy
women and young men in 5th to 8th grade for our Saturday University focusing on
reading, writing and math.
Black Star Mathletes
and their Coaches
Coaches Seated - Ivan Lee, Ava Myles and George
773.285.9600 to register for or for more information about these free programs.
Enrollment is limited.
April 25, 2015
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
Lake Shore Drive
to 1:00 pm
and universities will exhibit including:
Alabama A&M University - HBCU
City College of Chicago
East West University
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana State University
Lane College - HBCU
New Mexico State University
Northeastern Illinois University
Rust College - HBCU
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois Springfield
U.S. Coast Guard
Xavier (LA) - HBCU
The 2013 College Fair attracts more than 1,000
Great universities like DePaul University was
parents and educators from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and
Lansing - Michigan; Gary, Michigan City, Bloomington, Evansville, South Bend,
Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, East Chicago and Hammond - Indiana; Davenport, Iowa
City, Clinton, DesMoines, Cedar Rapids and Bettendorf - Iowa; Milwaukee, Racine,
Madison, Kenosha and Green Bay - Wisconsin; St. Louis and Columbia - Missouri;
and Rockford, Peoria, Aurora, Springfield, East St. Louis, Joliet, Carbondale,
Decatur, Danville, Kankakee; Bloomington, Quincy, Champaign, Waukegan and
Chicago - Illinois are encouraged to attend this college fair. Please
call 773.285.9600 for more information. Click Here to see and hear
the last Black Star Project's College Fair.