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
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
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
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
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
Top Prizes for 9th- to 12th-grade Black
$250.00 for 1st Place
$175.00 for 2nd Place
$125.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 5th- to
8th-grade Black male
$200.00 for 1st
$150.00 for 2nd
$100.00 for 3rd
Top Prizes for 1st- to 4th-grade Black male
$100 for 1st Place
$75.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd
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
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,
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.
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
Fuentes said there appeared to be
"no justification" for the way the juveniles, particularly the girl, were
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."
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Control Policeman at Pool Party in McKinney, Texas
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
[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
Will You Invest in Teaching Black Boys to
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
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.