Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two Days Until Kelley Williams-Bolar in Chicago;

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Kelley Williams-Bolar Speaks About Going to Jail to Educate Her Daughters
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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 Project.
Come See and Hear
Kelley Williams-Bolar
"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, 2014
1:00 pm central time
The MET (Metropolitan Apostolic Church)
4100 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
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 Williams-Bolar?
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!
The Black Star Project's
Million Fathers Club
Major League Baseball
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:10 pm
see the
Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks
U.S. Cellular Field
35th and the Dan Ryan
Chicago, Illinois
Free for Black Star Members
and Fathers Club Members
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!!!
Dear Phillip,
As Secretary 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 rights.
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of State.
Bureau of Public Affairs
Office of Public Liaison
Bring Back Our Girls
300 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped with Little Outcry from the World!
Where is the international effort to save them?
'Bring Back Our Girls'
Nicholas Kristof, Op-Ed Columnist
May 3, 2014
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 the girls.
"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.
The 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 Nigeria, militants
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 telephone interview.
"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.
Click Here to Read Full Commentary
Click Here to contact the U.S. Secretary of State to ask for U.S. help in rescuing the girls of Nigeria.
The Black Star Project
Begins to Mentor Girls 9 to 14 Years Old in Honor of Endia Martin
Endia Martin, 14, was shot and killed in Chicago on April 28th by another 14 year old girl after a Facebook fight. Click Here to read the full story on her death.
Bring Your Girls 9 to 14
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30 pm
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Parents should call 773.285.9600 to enroll their daughters or nieces into this program.
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