Archive for 2011

Civic Groups Call On City, County, State Election Agencies For VOter Registration Weekend In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr January 13-15

The Illinois Voter Restoration Project, led by veteran activist Mark S. Allen, The Chicago Far-South Suburban NAACP led by David Lowery, President, The Movement, led by Minister Jim Allen, United In Peace and Youth H.A.M. (“Having A Moment”) movement led by Wallace “Gator” Bradley, The Community Reinvestment Organizing Project led by Otis Monroe, CEO of... Read more »

Join Black Wall Street Chicago Englewood Planning Meeting Wednesday October 21

Summit XVII Dear Community Representative and Stakeholder; Alderman Rod Sawyer will join our mission in accordance of the Black Wall Street—Chicago (BWS-C), and the community of Englewood we request your participation of addressing 69th Street and Halsted Street (55th to 69th Street) as Black Wall Street Districts on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 6:30 pm... Read more »

Funeral services announced for Ron Samuels, legendary Attorney, past president of Cook County Bar, Kappa, legal counsel for PUSH, NAACP, Harold Washington, lifelong civic career. Visitation October 19, Funeral October 20

It is with deep sorrow that the Cook County Bar Association informs you of the passing of our beloved Past President Ronald Samuels who served as CCBA President from 1981-1982. Visitation: Monday December 19, 2011 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. … Commonwealth Church 81st and LaSalle, Chicago Funeral: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 WAKE: 10:00 a.m. Services:... Read more »

Chicago Black Leaders Stand Firm On Chicago Remap

“Mark Allen is One of Chicago’s legendary political Activists” (Rev. Al Sharpton) STATEMENT FROM VETERAN BLACK POLITICAL ACTIVIST IN RESPONSE TO LATINO’S PUSH FOR MORE WARDS – “NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF MAJORITY BLACK WARDS! – BLACKS ARE STILL THE MAJORITY OF CHICAGO’S POPULATION!” Mark S. Allen, Chairman of Black Wall Street Chicago and Chairman... Read more »

Richard Wooten Stays Out Front In Visibility To Replace Retiring State Rep Connie Howard in 34th District of Illinois

Congratulations to Richard Wooten, candidate for State Representative for Illinois 34th District and Chicago 6th Ward Committeeman, and his supporters for recently turning in over 200 new registrations!! In addition, want to commend Wooten and campaign for distributing over 300 turkeys for constituents in November and taking that effort on the road throughout district !... Read more »

Former Senators Howard Brookins, Sr and William Shaw Honored at Black Business Group Fundraiser December 8

BLACK BUSINESS GROUP HOLDS FIRST FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT FOR PARITY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 Former Senator Brookins, late Senator Shaw honored WE CAN, Inc, a coalition of business and community professionals, is holdings its first fundraiser Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sportsman Inn, 4501 S. Cicero, Chicago, IL. The... Read more »

Chicago Business Group Says NO To Blacks Getting Less Wards In Remap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2011 Contact: Florence Cox Phone No. 773-651-1200 BUSINESS GROUP SEEKS ‘NO’ VOTE ON REMAP BILL THAT REDUCES BLACK WARDS WE CAN, Inc., a group of dedicated businessmen and women seeking parity, equity and social justice for African Americans in Chicago, Monday called on the City Council to vote against a... Read more »

Burris Breaks Silence On Blagojevich Senate Appointment Process Sunday December 4

Contact: Adrienne Rogers 773-259-8376 BURRIS BREAKS SILENCE !! SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2011 What: Josephine’s Hardtime Cooking Restaurant, formerly Captain Hard-Times, welcomes Dr. Berlean M. Burris for a Sunday Brunch book signing of her new book “Just Stand.” Breaking her silence, Dr. Berlean Miller Burris, wife of former Senator Attorney Roland W. Burris, found... Read more »

Richard Wooten Has Early Lead In Race To Succeed Retiring Rep Connie Howard In Illinois 34th District

Heads up for this brother Richard Wooten, the former 6th Ward Aldermanic Candidate who came in 3rd and who helped force the run-off between former Alderman Lyle and Rod Sawyer. I “stumbled” upon a community activist meeting in the 6th Ward today and saw this room full of serious political organizers who are strongly backing... Read more »

Funeral Services Announced For Kappa Brother Steven Agee II, Shot and Killed at NIU Last Week

Funeral Services Announced For Kappa Brother Steven Agee II, Shot and Killed at NIU Last Week by Mark Allen on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12:43am Funeral Services Announced For Kappa Brother Steven Agee II, Shot and Killed at NIU Last Week So many of my fellow Kappa brothers and others, as well as the... Read more »