Wednesday, June 10, 2015

City Colleges of Chicago's Cheryl Hyman and Bill Gates DiscussEducation and Careers; Wanted - Black Law Enforcement Officers to JudgeBlack Males Reading; The Great Atlanta Massacre of Black Educators onTelevision in Atlanta, Georgia; Scholarships for Athletes with Asthma

Cheryl Hyman and Bill Gates Talk Success
Wanted - 6 Black Police Officers to Judge Black Males Reading
The Great Atlanta Massacre of Black Educators on Television in Atlanta
Scholarship for Athletes with Asthma
Great Black Male Read-Off
Mass Black Male Graduation
Support The Black Star Project

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman recently sat down with the entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates to talk about the importance of college completion, the skills gap, and the key learnings from City Colleges' Reinvention effort, which has led to a doubling of City Colleges' graduation rate and the highest number of degrees awarded in City Colleges' history - for three years in a row.
Click Here to See and Hear Their Conversation
The Black Star Project Is Looking
for 6 Black Police Officers, Sheriff's Police or State Troopers to Judge Our Black Male Reading Contest.
On Saturday, June 13, 2015, The Black Star Project is sponsoring the Great Black Male Read-Off at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. We are looking for city, suburban or private law enforcement officers to judge our reading contest. It is important for young Black men to see police officers as human beings that want to help them succeed. You can help even if you only have one hour to give.
If you are a law enforcement officer or if you know of a law enforcement officer who wants to help young Black men succeed, please call 773.285.9600.
Sit in the studio audience and learn the untold story about The Great Atlanta Massacre of Black Educators, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm, 190 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Scholarship for Athletes with Asthma
On Saturday, June 13, 2015, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Black Star Project is sponsoring
The Great Black Male Read-Off
Top Prizes for 9th- to 12th-grade Black male readers
$250.00 for 1st Place
$175.00 for 2nd Place
$125.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 5th- to 8th-grade Black male readers
$200.00 for 1st Place
$150.00 for 2nd Place
$100.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 1st- to 4th-grade Black male readers
$100 for 1st Place
$75.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd Place
Young men will read passages from Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., Vincent G. Harding or other great Black heroes from history.

You must register to participate in this event. Registration is limited. This competition is only open to young Black males.You must bring proof of grade level to enter this contest. Awards will not be given without proof of grade level.
Readers will be judged by a panel of educators, mentors and community members.

Selected winners will read to all of Chicago on The Parent Revolution Radio Show on WVON1690AM and at The Mass Black Male Graduation on June 20, 2015.

All prizes will be awarded at The Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony on June 20, 2015, 10:30 am, Metropolitan Apostolic Church, 4100 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois.
Please call 773.285.9600 to register your young Black male reader for this competition of courage, skill and excellence. This event is open to the public.
Out of Control Policeman
at Texas Pool Party
Targets Young Black Teens
Texas cop on leave after
video raises questions
By Ashely Fantz
June 7, 2015
CNN law enforcement analyst and former FBI assistant director Tom Fuentes watched the YouTube video and harshly criticized the officer who wrestled the girl.
The officer appeared to be "running around escalating" a situation that should have quickly calmed, he said.
Fuentes said there appeared to be "no justification" for the way the juveniles, particularly the girl, were treated.
The fact that she was wearing a bikini indicated that she was "clearly not armed," he said.
The officer appeared to be "running around almost like a one-man band," he said, and other officers appeared to distance themselves from him. "The other officers that are there don't really come right to him to give him a hand. I'm wondering what's going through their minds, 'Get me away from this guy. He's out of control.'
"He's out of control. He clearly has no self-discipline. He lost control of his temper. Nothing good can happen at that point.
Thankfully he didn't shoot somebody."
Click Here to See out of Control Policeman at Pool Party in McKinney, Texas
Click Here to Read Full CNN Story
Recommend a Black Male Elementary School Graduate, High School Graduate or College Graduate for The Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2015 with Keynote Speakers Attorney James Montgomery and Hip Hop Artist Jasiri X. Call 773.285.9600 to register the young Black men at your school and in your life.
The Black Star Learning Center Word of the Day
[foi-bel] noun - 1. a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character. 2. weakness, failing, shortcoming, flaw, imperfection, blemish, fault, defect, limitation, quirk, kink, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, peculiarity. 3. the weaker part of a sword blade, from the middle to the point. Example of use - "We tolerate each others foibels."
Will You Invest in Teaching Black Boys to Read?
In 2014, The Black Star Project received very little government or foundation funding for our programs to improve the lives of Black men and boys. But that did not stop us from being one of the leading organizations in the country working to nurture, save, educate and empower Black males.
Our programs over the past few years include the Million Father March, Daddy Daughter Dances, MLK Mentor Day for Young Black Men, Black Male Reading Academies, Math Boot Camps for Young Black Men, Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony, College Fairs for Young Black Men, Take A Young Black Male To Worship and our Young Black Men of Honor Mentor Program.
Please become part of the solution to improve the lives of young Black males by investing in the work of The Black Star Project.
Just click the orange DONATE NOW button (or CLICK HERE) to make a positive difference in the lives of Black children, and children of all ethnicities that we serve.
or send a check or money order to:
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60653

No comments: