Thursday, March 26, 2015

Educational Success at a Pre-Dominantly Black School - Coles Schoolof Excellence; Daddys and Diamonds Dance in Omaha; 2015 Midwestern CollegeFair; Empire's Cookie Says You Won't Racial Profile My Son; The Beatdown ofMartese Johnson at University of Virginia

Coles School of Excellence
Daddys and Diamonds Dance
Young Black Men of Honor with Elders
PTA Meeting
2015 College Fair
"Cookie" Sends Son to HBCU
Coles School of Excellence - Educational Success at a
Pre-Dominantly Black School
Tune in on Saturday, March 28, 2015
WVON 1690AM to hear
two top administrators
share their formula for success for
educating Black children
Learn about:
  • Getting Black Men Involved in the Education of Black Students
  • Managing Data to Produce Educational Excellence
  • Creating Environments and Culture that Produce Academic Success
  • Earning the Faith and Belief of the Community and Parents
  • Creating Effective Parent/Teacher/Student Educational Teams
On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm EST, 6:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm MST and 4:00 pm PST , we are happy to welcome Principal Jeff Dase (left above), Vice Principal El-Roy Estes (right above), and Coles Parent Dietra G. Luckett to discuss the Coles Model for Excellence Language Academy (Chicago, IL).
Mr. Dase and Mr. Estes are both products of the Chicago Public School system in which they work. Coles School is a neighborhood school, K-8 with 521 students, that has become a Level 1 School in Good Standing under the leadership of Mr. Dase and Mr. Estes.
You also may hear and see Mr. Dase and Mr. Estes at the National Council for Educating Black Children Convention in Indianapolis between April 15 and April 17, 2015. They will share the initiatives and strategies which have provided them with a proven track record of success.
Click Here to Listen Live on WVON
Click Here for more information about the National Council for Educating Black Children Convention.
2nd Annual
Daddys and Diamonds Dance
Kumani Center
4200 North 30th Street
Omaha, Nebraska
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2018
Please call 402.208.8077 for more information
The Black Star Project's
Young Black Men Of Honor
Mentor Program Seeks Knowledge, History and Wisdom from the Elders of CHA's
Lincoln Perry Senior Citizens' Complex

Please call 773.285.9600 for more information about joining our program to mentor young Black men.
The Family and Community that Educates Together,
Elevates Together
Parents, Educators and Community Members Should Attend the
The Black Star Community PTA Meeting
As we organize for the future
Saturday, March 28, 2015,
9:30 am to 11:00 am
at The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information.
Attend the
2015 Black Star Project
College Fair
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
4900 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
60 colleges and universities will exhibit including:
  1. Alabama A&M University - HBCU
  2. Carthage College
  3. Central Michigan University
  4. City College of Chicago
  5. DePaul University
  6. Dominican University
  7. East West University
  8. Eastern Illinois University
  9. Fisk University HBCU
  10. Governors State University
  11. Illinois Institute of Technology
  12. Indiana State University
  13. Indiana University Northwest
  14. Kentucky State University - HBCU
  15. Lane College - HBCU
  16. Lawrence University
  17. Lincoln University - HBCU
  18. Marquette University
  19. National Louis University
  20. New Mexico State University
  21. Northeastern Illinois University
  22. Northwestern University
  23. Ripon College
  24. Robert Morris University
  25. Rust College - HBCU
  26. University of Chicago
  27. University of Illinois Chicago
  28. University of Illinois Springfield
  29. University of Southern Alabama
  30. University of Southern Indiana
  31. U.S. Coast Guard
  32. Valparaiso University
  33. Xavier (LA) - HBCU
The 2013 College Fair attracts more than 1,000 participants.
Great universities like DePaul University was there!
Students, 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.
Empire's "Cookie" Sends Son to HBCU After Racial Profiling at University of Southern California
Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie
Excerpted from UPTOWN Article -
Taraji P. Henson exhibits the same intensity when talking about her real-life 20-year-old son's unnecessary run-ins with cops. "My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, California and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them illegally search his car.

It was bogus because they didn't give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for. Then he's at University of Southern California, the school that I was going to transfer him to, when police stopped him for having his hands in his pockets.

So guess where he's going? Howard University. I'm not paying $50K so I can't sleep at night wondering is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus."
The Beatdown of Martese Johnson
Martese Johnson, a University of Virginia student, being arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in Charlottesville, Va., for "alledgely having a fake I.D", public swearing or public intoxication and obstruction of justice on March 18, 2015. BRYAN BEAUBRUN/TWITTER

Click Here to See and Hear Video and Commentary by Phillip of The Advise Show on the Beatdown of Martese Johnson
Click Here to Read Full Article on Taraji P. Henson in UPTOWN Magazine
Dr. Dre Gives University of Southern California $35 Million

Why USC and not a black college, Dr. Dre?
Walter M. Kimbrough - Op-Ed
May 21, 2013
I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million to USC to create new degree." As one of the first university presidents from the hip-hop generation, I had to stop and read the story immediately.
The two music moguls and co-founders of Beats Electronics - recognizing that they needed a new type of creative talent for their growing music technology business - are funding a four-year program that blends liberal arts, graphic and product design, business and technology.
Why didn't Dr. Dre give it to a black college?
USC is a great institution, no question. But it has a $3.5-billion endowment, the 21st largest in the nation and much more than every black college - combined. Less than 20% of USC's student body qualifies for federal Pell Grants, given to students from low-income families, compared with two-thirds of those enrolled at black colleges. USC has also seen a steady decrease in black student enrollment, which is now below 5%.
A new report on black male athletes and racial inequities shows that only 2.2% of USC undergrads are black men, compared with 56% of its football and basketball teams, one of the largest disparities in the nation. And given USC's $45,602 tuition next year, I'm confident Dre could have sponsored multiple full-ride scholarships to private black colleges for the cost of one at USC.
Maybe some suspect that a historically black college or university would not have the breadth or depth of expertise on its faculty to spearhead an innovative academy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This gift is gravy for USC; for a black college, it would transform not just individuals but whole institutions and communities.
Walter M. Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University, a liberal arts black college in New Orleans.
Click Here to Read Full Story
There is no reason for your child to be left behind in school or in life. You must take control of your child's education. Those who control the education of the children control the future of that race.
The Black Star Project
is recruiting:
1) 10 male or female high school students interested in learning to build websites and in understanding code in our Youthtech program
2) 10 young men and young women in 6th to 12th grade who want to accelerate in math for our Math Bootcamp
3) 10 boys in 1st to 4th grade whose parents want them to become serious and effective readers for our Black Male Reading Academy
4) 10 young women and young men in 5th to 8th grade for our Saturday University focusing on reading, writing and math.
Coaches Seated - Ivan Lee, Ava Myles and George Solorio
All classes are at The Black Star Project, 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois. Please call 773.285.9600 to register for any of the above classes or for more information about these free programs. Parents must have a high level of support and engagement with our academic programs. Enrollment is limited.
I Am a Young Man: Honoring My Past,
Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future
COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders
Our young men are crying out to be understood and recognized for their intelligence, talent and possibility. The 9th annual Gathering of Leaders will support you, as educators, to do so. We are building a movement of educators and their allies to take the lead in creating a positive narrative and supportive learning environment for all.

Join 700 educators on the campus of the University of Memphis and share your passion for ensuring that all boys and young men of color achieve academic success. Highlights will include:
  • Special session For School Principals Only
  • Special session For Members Only held at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
  • Our traditional, extraordinary Call to Action by young men of color
  • COSEBOC Talks: Plenary sessions with nationally-recognized speakers and educator/student respondents
  • Workshops on research, policy, and practice in the seven core areas of the COSEBOC Standards - Assessment,
    Parent/Family/Community Partnership, Curriculum and Instruction, School Environment and Climate, School Leadership, School Counseling, and School Organization
  • Workshops led by COSEBOC School Award winners
  • The Barbershop Project
  • FY15 COSEBOC School Award Dinner
  • Networking Cafe
Click Here to Register Now
Click Here to See Agenda

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