Monday, September 21, 2015

NCBW Scholarship Benefit / ComEd Satellite Sites / Harvest HealthierLives / HBCU Day

NCBW Scholarship Benefit / ComEd Satellite Sites / Harvest Healthier Lives / HBCU Day
Building Generational Leaders PUBLISHER'S PEACE Public Schools Under Attack As I think about my life and how I got to this point, it was clear that
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PUBLISHER'S PEACEPublic Schools Under Attack
As I think about my life and how I got to this point, it was clear that Chicago Public School has played a major role in my development and present success.
But it was just not the brick and mortar. It was the love and concerned from committed educators who understood that my life and my future deserved attention, care, love and understanding. It was also clear that my parents were concerned about my early education. They did what they could with what that knew. And what they knew was that me and my siblings were not coming into their house with bad grades and calls from teachers who addressed my clowning around. See, I was considered a minor class-clown.
I did what little boys did in school. I learned. I played around. I disobeyed. But even though I was kinda shy, I had the power to lead. My teachers knew that the other kids followed me, so they had to control my movements in order to keep my peers in line. They punished me often. I even got banned from our school library. How funny is that - given the fact that I love to read, and as you can see, I use communication to earn my living, to defend my people and to disrupt the status quo.
The status quo has failed to continue the legacy of Chicago Public Schools' ability to educate young black and brown children. They've failed to acknowledge and support real teachers who've devoted their lives to instilling the art of learning into tens of millions of grade and high school students over the years. And too many parents today have allowed this madness because they've also failed in directing and guiding their children down the right path for success. They've ignored the importance of not only having children, but how their cute little child needs more than slang nicknames, but established identities that demand attention and display power.
When CPS administration did a recent massive over haul of teachers and dedicated administrative soldiers, they lost real hustlers who cared. People like Mr. Phil Hampton, who recently retired from CPS; not because he wanted to, but because he's seen the writing on the wall from his former leadership team, now led by alleged bigot, Forest Claypool. CPS' new CEO has brought in his careless money grabbing team, and has increased their pay 30%, while the mayor complains of budget shortfalls.
One of Hampton's main concerns, as he has witnessed the transition since BBBwas forced to resign, is that very few blacks are being retained or brought in - so he wonders, who'll fight for black kids? They completely erased the Next Generation Mentor Program that was designed to pair adult alums with students at designated schools. This program was overseen by Hampton and Ashley Richardson, another committed soldier. I have not heard from her, nor do I know Ashley, but people have spoke extremely high of her to me.
These, and more changes, including the closing of 50 schools and the sneaky attempts to silence the Dyett protesters and hunger strikers, has made it extremely clear that the City of Chicago has plans to dismantle the public school system. Not to mention their investment in dozens of charter schools over the last few years.
I believe that there's only way to stop this disrespectful madness! The hundreds of thousands of CPS' alumni must speak out to put a halt to this mass exedus of our history and legacy. Peace and One Love.
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In association with the 18th Annual Chicago Football Classic, theChicago Cubs present HBCU Day at Wrigley Field, Friday, September 25. Come represent your Yard at the Friendly Confines when the Cubs take on the Pirates for a day of networking, fun and excitement. Tickets include an HBCU t-shirt. For tickets go to
Pregame Kickoff Party: Draft Kings Fantasy Sports Zone – Closest bar to Wrigley Field (1060 West Addison Street). Come party at the largest summer hangout in Wrigleyville: Large outdoor patio, 56 flat screen TVs, great food and cocktails. Hosted by Julian Green, Chicago Cubs and Alabama A&M Alum and Mark FullaFlava, Jackson State University.
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The National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter(NCBW-MCC) is sponsoring its Sixth Anniversary & Scholarship Benefit on Saturday, September 19th from 3:00-6:00pm at the Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd. in Park Forest, IL. This year’s theme is Honoring Past, Present & Future Leaders.
The evening will include featured guest LaRoyce Hawkins of NBC’s Chicago P.D. show and a native of Harvey, Illinois; and a special performance by Chicago native and international R&B recording artist Julian Keyz. NCBW-MCC will award scholarships to deserving high school and college students. In addition, five individuals will be recognized for their outstanding work in the community.
The benefit will present Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Bradley;Humantarian Awardto Dr. LaMenta Conway; Performing Arts Award to LaRoyce Hawkins; Advocacy Award to Reverend Theresa Dear; and Cecil Wilson will receive the Youth Entrepreneur Award.
NCBW-MCC founding chair, Mamie Rodgers said, “We are very excited about this year’s Anniversary & Scholarship Benefit, another effort to make a difference in our communities. Not only do we work to empower women, but to enhance the knowledge base of our youth and adults in regards to healthcare, economy, politics and social affairs.”
Ticket purchases can be made by emailing the Metro Chicago office or through PayPal, using or by going directly to website For more information, please call Mamie Rodgers at 708-317-8656. Another great event or organization that TBTNews is associated with as digital media partner.
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POWER TO THE PEOPLEComEd Reopens Assistance Satellite Sites
ComEd is reopening satellite sites in local communities to continue administering available financial assistance funds through its CARE programs. With the reopening of CEDA and LIHEAP agencies, which also administer ComEd’s CARE programs, the temporary satellite sites provide additional access in low-income communities where customers can apply for help paying their electric bills. Nearly $1 million remain available for distribution in 2015.
The 12 satellite locations open on Monday, Sept. 14 and will continue to operate through Sept. 25, or until CARE funds are completely exhausted. ComEd reminds customers in need that the utility has funds devoted to helping eligible military families, veterans, and senior citizens, as well as individuals who may have experienced a job loss, illness, disability, or other hardship. This is the fourth consecutive year in which ComEd has dedicated $10 million in financial assistance funds, and the company is looking to extend this assistance through 2021 under new legislation, known as ComEd’s Future Energy Plan.
“Opening CARE satellite sites and hosting energy fairs this summer helped provide needed support to hundreds of customers, especially after the temporary shutdown of CEDAagencies,” said Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customer Operations, ComEd. List of CARE programs:
· Residential Special Hardship Program – Customers with a past due balance on their electric bill and experiencing a hardship may be eligible to receive a one-time grant toward their electric bill every two years.
· CHAMP (ComEd Helps Activated/Veteran Military Personnel) –This program provides bill-payment assistance to deployed members of the military and honorably discharged veterans who have fallen behind on their bill and who reside within ComEd’s northern Illinois service territory.
· Non-Profit Assistance Programs – ComEd extended this program to include all non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations. This program typically provides a one-time variable grant once every two years of up to $2,000 for 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations that are experiencing a hardship.
For a list of social service agencies accepting applications, please call CEDAat (800) 571-2332 or LIHEAP at (877) 411-9276 or visit For more information on ComEd’s financial assistance programs, including eligibility requirements, please or call 1-888-806-CARE (2273) – press option 2.
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Volunteers from the South Side Diabetes Project at 61st Street Farmers Market share tips for healthy living
Harvesting Healthier Lives at South Side Farmers Markets
University of Chicago Medicine nurses offered free blood pressure screenings and giveaways in August at the Seaway Bank Farmers Market in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. “We were able to check more than 30 blood pressures, educate community members on the effects of high blood pressure and provide information on obtaining a primary care physician at the University of Chicago Medicine,” said Tiffany Victor, RN, MSN, ACM, a clinical nurse leader on the3SE Advanced Practice Service and 3SW Short Stay Unit.
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University of Chicago Medicine nurses Mark Vega & Tiffany Victor at Seaway Bank Farmers Market
“I even met a 91-year-old retired nurse who once worked at this great institution. She was so honored to have her blood pressure taken, and said, ‘you all keep it up. It’s good to see the University out here. Nobody else does that,’” Victor recalled. “That definitely made me feel honored to be part of the event.”
The South Side Diabetes Project host tours at the 61st Street Farmers Market every Saturday. Community members lead educational tours of the Farmers Market, where patients and community residents learn to identify and use the wide variety of produce at the market, meet the farmers, and attend cooking demonstrations that highlight healthy options for living well with diabetes.
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