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‘An African American History Celebration with Solutions’

Posted by Admin On January - 29 - 2014

CHICAGO, IL – People adhering to the clarion call for peace will come together in support of Probation Challenge/PCC Internet Network’s ‘An African American History Celebration.’  This historical gathering and its taping will take place, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Josephine’s Cooking, formerly known as Captain Hard Time, 436 East 79th Street, in Chicago, said Rev. Harold E. Bailey, president of Probation Challenge.

Bailey said the event will be taped and will later air on the PCC Internet Network, which is WWW.ProbationChallenge.org.

According to Bailey, “the presentation is expressly for the purpose of reaching the hearts and minds of youth and elders around the world.” He said solutions to crime, drugs and violence are reachable, however solutions are not implemented for the fear of their being a massive reduction in the multi-billion dollar prison industry. He will explain why some continue to wink at true and lawful solutions.

Bailey, who once served as a member and chairman of the Cook County Board of Corrections, has often said that crime and drugs have been allowed to happen for monetary gain… with African Americans and Hispanics having to suffer the blunt of a massive concerted effort to incarcerate underprivileged persons of color.

Asked why he would challenge the status quo, Bailey answered, “It is simply our ministerial mission to dispense a large dose of education and spiritual information to those not acquainted with the evils that lurch in the hearts of those sitting in seats of authority planning the detriment of others.”

Adding, Bailey said “Education brings about awareness, and awareness brings on the ability to think! When one can think – prayerfully they can make rational decisions.”

Why would those in a position to educate – not do so? “When you educate well you won’t have to incarcerate! It’s just that simple,” said Bailey.

Bailey, under his auspices, gave birth to the Probation Challenge organization from the courtroom of the late Justice R. Eugene Pincham. For 34-years, Bailey has continued on his mission to educate young men and women filtering through what he calls ‘The Criminal Just Us System.’

Probation Challenge, which was a state mandated program, was illegally evicted from the Olive-Harvey College campus, where it was housed for 27-years … without a hint of scandal, Bailey noted. He said at the death of Justice Pincham and in the same breath… the program was issued an order to vacate the campus. This sent thousands back into the streets of Chicago, causing havoc and an increase in the rate of recidivism.

With no support from the powers-that-be, Bailey continues to lend his assistance to youth who are not mandated by the courts to his program, but are void of educational understanding – which leads to jail and prison!

Guest will include: Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, Pastor Mitty Collier, Geri Patterson, Claudette Henderson, Queen Mother Helen Sinclair, Chinta Strausberg, Juanita Bratcher, Maureen ‘Moe’ Forte’, Rev. A.J. Bailey, Jr., John Davis, Howard Saffold, Hubert C. Jackson, Toure Muhammad, Marvin Forbish, and others with expertise in workable solutions! The event presentation is free to the public.

Josephine Wade, known to many as Mother Wade, with a giving heart, opened her business for this special occasion and, as always she renders support for the purpose of curbing crime in the Chicago community. You may at this event purchase one of Josephine’s Cooking great meals.

This presentation is in memory of the late Justice R. Eugene Pincham

For more information, contact Rev. Harold E. Bailey, President, Probation Challenge. Tel: 773-978-3706

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