Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Most Beautiful Sight in America -- Young Black Males Reading;Fenwick High School: We Are Nigeria!; How You Sleep Affects What You Eatand How Much; Common at St. Sabina

Beautiful Young Black Males Reading
We Are Nigeria!!!
Common at St. Sabina
How You Sleep Affects What You Eat
Radiant Health with Dr. Paul Hannah
Black Fathers Participate in Study
Click Here to See and Hear One of the Most Beautiful Sights in the World--Young Black Men from The Black Star Project Reading Frederick Douglas!!!
There is 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 waters."
"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 others."
Frederick Douglass, 1857
Click Here to See Video
As 2000 Nigerians
Were Killed Earlier This Year
Fenwick High School Students
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 Nigeria.
Father Michael Pfleger and The Faith Community
of St. Sabina's
African American
Speakers Series
Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
1210 West 78th Place
Chicago, Illinois

One Hour of Sleep Makes a Difference In What You'll Eat
(Photos provided by The Black Star Project)
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 hungry.
Click Here to Read Full Story
Experience Radiant Health
Dr. Paul L. Hannah
Healing, Preventive Medicine and Therapeutics, Nutrition, Exercise, Body Maintenance, Spiritual Development, Relaxation and Martial Applications

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Connection
4321 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, Illinois
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information about Dr. Hannah or this session.
Are you a father of a child age 2-5?
Are you African-American?
Do you live apart from your child?
Do you want to participate in a fatherhood program for African-American fathers?

This 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.
  • Be 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).
  • Group meetings with other fathers will include a meal and transportation reimbursement.
  • 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 you.
The Black Star Project
2015 Weatherization specialist training
Train for a new career in the growing field of residential weatherization!
This 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 competitive salaries.
For more information, please call 773.285.9600 or email
Algebra - Geometry - Calculus - Trigonometry
The Black Star Project is recruiting:
1) high school students interesting in learning to build websites in our Youthtech program
2) young 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
4) young 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 Solorio
Please call 773.285.9600 to register for or for more information about these free programs. Enrollment is limited.
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. City College of Chicago
  3. DePaul University
  4. Dominican University
  5. East West University
  6. Eastern Illinois University
  7. Governors State University
  8. Illinois Institute of Technology
  9. Indiana State University
  10. Lane College - HBCU
  11. New Mexico State University
  12. Northeastern Illinois University
  13. Northwestern University
  14. Rust College - HBCU
  15. University of Chicago
  16. University of Illinois Chicago
  17. University of Illinois Springfield
  18. U.S. Coast Guard
  19. Valparaiso University
  20. 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.

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