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The Women in Black History

I am grateful and appreciative of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the man who claimed Negro History Week, which later changed to Black History Month. From a week to a month, but we need to rock the year, every year, because there are so many opportunities to celebrate Black History. The organization that Dr. Woodson founded, the Association for the Study of African American Life and Heritage (ASAALH) organizes a the ...

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ThyssenKrupp Formally Apologizes to Montrelle Reese

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition Purchases Stock in the Company for Future Access CHICAGO (February 8, 2012)--After multiple positive meetings facilitated by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founderand president of the Rainbow PUSHCoalition, ThyssenKrupp Elevatorissued a public, face-to-face apologyto Montrelle Reese, a former salesrepresentative with the company who previously made accusations of racial discrimination ...

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Dedication to Bettering Our Community

Many in our community have dedicated their lives to addressing issues that others felt powerless to change – from someone as prolific as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement to the everyday hero feeding the hungry in the ...

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Struggling Economy Forces Public Schools to Make Cuts

The struggling economy has, unfortunately, forced state and local governments across the country to make cuts in much needed services and programs. The nation's public schools have been hit particularly hard by these cuts. First, some districts reduced or completely eliminated physical education classes and arts programming–programming that has been proven to enhance student academic performance. Then, othe ...

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Mayor Daley today announced the "Chicago-China Friendship Initiative" campaign with a theme of " Chicago : The Heart of America." The goal of this campaign is to raise the City's profile as a center of international commerce and establish Chicago as the most "China-Friendly" city in the United States . Mayor Daley will launch the initiative by traveling to China from March 18-30 to meet with Chinese governm ...

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