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Attorney General Lynch Condemns the “Senseless Acts of Violence” by Some Individuals in Baltimore

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch released the following statement on the situation in Baltimore, Maryland:

“I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of the peace in the city of Baltimore.  Those who commit violent actions, ostensibly in protest of the death of Freddie Gray, do a disservice to his family, to his loved ones, and to legitimate peaceful protestors who are working to improve their community for all its residents.

“The Department of Justice stands ready to provide any assistance that might be helpful.  The Civil Rights Division and the FBI have an ongoing, independent criminal civil rights investigation into the tragic death of Mr. Gray.  We will continue our careful and deliberate examination of the facts in the coming days and weeks.  The department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has also been fully engaged in a collaborative review of the Baltimore City Police Department.  The department’s Community Relations Service has already been on the ground, and they are sending additional resources as they continue to work with all parties to reduce tensions and promote the safety of the community.  And in the coming days, Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and Ronald Davis, Director of Community Oriented Policing Services, will be traveling to Baltimore to meet with faith and community leaders, as well as city officials.

“As our investigative process continues, I strongly urge every member of the Baltimore community to adhere to the principles of nonviolence.  In the days ahead, I intend to work with leaders throughout Baltimore to ensure that we can protect the security and civil rights of all residents.  And I will bring the full resources of the Department of Justice to bear in protecting those under threat, investigating wrongdoing, and securing an end to violence.”

Source: Department of Justice

NAACP Calls for Peaceful Protests in Baltimore

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Baltimore, MD — In light of the unrest in Baltimore, the NAACP released the following statement:

From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO:
“On Monday, over 20 NAACP family, including our national board chairman, Roslyn M. Brock, attended the funeral service for Freddie Gray. The family, community and the NAACP are mourning.  The city of Baltimore now burns in the flames of violence that may leave more dead. The loss of more lives will neither comfort Mr. Gray’s family nor explain the incidents that led to his death. The NAACP stands in solidarity with Baltimore residents and those from across the state who have assembled peacefully to demand justice for the tragic and senseless death of Freddie Gray. Our thoughts and prayers also remain with the family and friends of Mr. Gray, from whom he was taken too soon. As we invoke the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers and so many others great practitioners of democracy, we understand that protests don’t need to be violent to be powerful. Looting and violence do not represent flowers or a sympathy card to the grieving family of Freddie Gray. Please join the NAACP in being both angry over injustice and nonviolent in seeking justice.  Join the NAACP in doing the day to day work to bring about an end to racial profiling, police brutality and senseless violence across the country and in Baltimore.  We must continue to manifest our moral outrage into peaceful protests that seek to garner meaningful change. Since the inception of our country, the right of the masses to peacefully assemble has shaped who we are as a nation, just as it will shape who we can become.”

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield in Response to Rioting in Baltimore, Maryland

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement in response to the death of Freddie Gray and protests in Baltimore, Maryland:

“Members of the Congressional Black Caucus offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore community during this difficult time.  We call for peaceful protests so that additional lives are not lost.  We understand people are angry and that the community is upset, but violence only distracts us from the justice we seek.  Violence does not lead to justice.

“The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the cause of Mr. Gray’s death and the CBC supports that investigation.  We all play a critical role in helping restore trust in law enforcement and our justice system.  The CBC will continue to work with federal, state and local governments to ensure this system is fair and impartial.  African Americans deserve to be treated equally before the law.”

Local Organizers to Hold a Baltimore Solidarity Demonstration Today in Chicago

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Chicago Emergency Action in Solidarity with Baltimore

CHICAGO, IL – Local organizers are calling for a solidarity demonstration with the people of Baltimore today, Tuesday, April  28, at 6 P.M. at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue.

BYP 100, We Charge Genocide, The Chicago Light Brigade, Black Lives Matter: Chicago, Chicago Socialists – ISO, #LetUsBreathe Collective & many more groups will demonstrate for an emergency action at CPD HQ to protest, to learn, to join together, to continue loving one another by fighting for each other’s lives.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848370672054274/

In a press statement organizers of the event noted that, “Too many names have been turned into hashtags. What is happening in Baltimore is not an isolated event. This did not start today, or yesterday or last month or with Ferguson or with Rodney King. You cannot critique how Black people & people of color deal with the anguish, the frustration, the trauma, the death we experience everyday at the hands of the state, especially if you have never joined in the fight to end this oppression.

“The police militarization and murder, the racist and systemic violence, the trauma and denied justice are happening in your backyards. Just days ago the judicial system that we are told to have faith and then let Dante Servin walk free after acknowledging he did kill Rekia Boyd.

“We do this for Rekia Boyd, Freddie Gray, Dominique Franklin, Mya Hall, a trans woman who was killed by Baltimore police March 30. We do this to have symmetry in the cemetery. To value every life taken.”

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens. We are an organization affiliated with the Black Youth Project.

Second Part of the New PARCC Exam Begins This Week

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Students will take the End-of-Year portion of the PARCC assessment through late May

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The testing window for the second portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment starts this week, concluding Illinois’ inaugural administration of this new state-of-the-art exam focused on real-world application and college and career readiness.

“We are pleased with how the Performance-Based Assessment portion of the PARCC exam went, with districts providing positive feedback and working well with us to address the few glitches that arose during the first testing session,” State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch said. “This is a huge accomplishment for such a massive, system-wide change. We expect the End-of-Year exam to run even more smoothly as educators and students become increasingly comfortable with this new and more engaging way of testing.”

The PARCC assessment is divided into two parts that measure different kinds of knowledge and skills. Illinois students are now taking the second part, the End-of-Year (EOY) exam, with most expected to complete the exam through late May. The EOY consists of computer-based, multiple choice questions and is given when about 90 percent of instruction is complete. State schools administered the first part of the PARCC exam, the Performance-Based Assessment (PBA), from March through early April. The PBA is longer than the EOY and is given when about 75 percent of instruction was completed and includes more extended tasks and writing exercises.

The PBA and EOY are two parts of the same test, which together require students to demonstrate critical thinking, reasoning and writing skills. The PBA and EOY will result in one score that will help educators and parents know how well each student is meeting the new and more rigorous Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and math and their emphasis on mastering concepts and applying knowledge.

“After months of preparation and with a successful PBA administration under their belt, our teachers are comfortable with the online test administration. More importantly, our students find it more engaging and relevant to the type of problems and discussions they experience in the classroom,” said Superintendent Tim Farquer of Williamsfield Community Unit School District 210. “We feel confident going into the End-of-Year portion of the exam that testing will continue to go smoothly. But most of all, we look forward to sharing more in-depth and useful information with our families about where their children stand on the path to success after high school.”

More than 1.4 million PBA sessions were completed in Illinois, and more than 75 percent of the state’s eligible students are expected to take the PARCC assessment online.

To prepare schools for administering the EOY portion online, the Illinois State Board of Education has ensured that all students have been properly assigned to the appropriate EOY test sessions in their districts with the most current accommodations and accessibility features available.

The PARCC summative assessment measures whether or not students can demonstrate that they’ve met grade level standards in English language arts and math as the year comes to a close and if they can be deemed proficient in those content areas.

Earlier this year, Illinois community college presidents agreed to use PARCC assessment results to determine a student’s readiness for college-level courses. This means students who earn certain scores can be placed directly into classes that earn credit toward their college degree without spending extra time and money on other placement exams or remedial courses.

Students taking the EOY will be asked to take a short survey at the completion of both the math and ELA second portion of the assessment to learn more about the testing experience, particularly in terms of technology, and make any necessary improvements for next year.

In late fall, families will have access to reports on the initial PARCC assessment results about student performance on each portion of the assessment. This year’s results are expected to take additional time to produce than previous state tests or future PARCC results because classroom teachers and higher education content experts from each state, including Illinois, must review the first year of student scores. These experts will then establish the appropriate score range used to set performance levels on a scale of one to five. These performance levels will show how well students are meeting grade level expectations and, ultimately, if they’re on track to meet “college and career ready,” standards. In subsequent years, those results will be available in a timelier manner to direct intervention and support as needed.

Text Box: PARCC Video ResourceReal Learning for Real Life, a group of Illinois education organizations, has put together a video explaining the PARCC assessment and the valuable information it will provide about student progress. You can watch the short video here.

Metropolitan Tenants Organization to Present Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., 27th Ward, With Housing Champion Award

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Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. will be presented with a Housing Champion Award at MTO’s Celebrating the Movement event on Monday, May 11. Burnett has been a strong advocate for affordable housing in the City of Chicago. During his 20-year tenure on the city council, he has played a leadership role on every major piece of housing legislature to come before it. In February 2015 Burnett was re-elected to a fifth term by his constituents.

Born in Chicago, Burnett’s family lived in the Cabrini Green Housing Complex where he learned politics from his father, the local precinct captain, who often took Walter with him to work the precinct. He learned politics and public service quickly, and was elected Alderman in 1995 at the age of 31.

He is active in helping people throughout the community, and has been an assistant coach of the Jesse White Tumblers for over a decade, serving as a positive role model for neighborhood boys and girls. Burnett is an ordained Deacon at First Baptist Congregation Church where he has served as a Trustee.

Individual tickets the Spring Event are $65.00, discounted to $50 for people working in nonprofit organizations.

To buy tickets, click to the link below.

BBB Warns Donors to Look For Potential Nepal Earthquake Scams

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CHICAGO, IL – As the number of victims who have died continues to rise following the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past weekend; thousands more will need the help of the worldwide community. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises potential donors to be cautious because fraudulent charities and individuals often crop up to take advantage of their sympathy for victims of natural disasters.

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen time and time again that scammers will try to take advantage of the generosity of the public after a disaster,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “That’s why it’s so important to take your time and do your research before donating to relief efforts.”

The best way to help is to donate money to a reputable humanitarian organization with a history of providing assistance in disasters and other crisis situations.

When making a donation of any kind, the BBB encourages consumers to follow certain guidelines:

  • Before donating, visit www.bbb.org/charity to research organizations you’re considering supporting.
  • Be wary of charities that are reluctant to answer reasonable questions about their operations, finances and programs.
  • Ask for written information about the charity’s program(s) and finances such as the charity’s latest annual report and financial statements.
  • Ask what the charity intends to do with any excess contributions remaining once they’ve fully funded the disaster relief activities mentioned in solicitations.
  • Don’t give cash. Checks or money orders should be made out to the name of the charitable organization, not to the individual collecting the donation.
  • Beware of fake charities that imitate the name and style of well-known organizations in an attempt to confuse donors.
  • Don’t give in to excessive pressure for on-the-spot donations. Be wary of any request to send a “runner” to pick up your contribution.
  • Be wary of any charity that is inexperienced in carrying out relief efforts but is suddenly soliciting for aid in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. Although well intentioned, they may not be able to quickly deliver aid to those in need.
  • Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. Check out the ultimate recipients of the donations to ensure that the organizations are equipped to effectively provide aid.
  • Be wary of appeals that are long on emotion, but short on describing what the charity will do to address the needs of victims and their families.
  • Find out if the charity has a presence in the impacted areas. Unless the charity already has staff in the affected areas, it may be difficult to get new aid workers into the area to provide assistance. See if the charity’s website clearly describes what they can do to address immediate needs.
  • Don’t give your credit card number or other personal information to a telephone solicitor or in response to an e-mail solicitation.
  • Make sure your contribution is tax deductible: donations should be made to charitable organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Go to Publication 526 on the IRS’ website for a current list of all organizations eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable gifts.
  • In-kind drives for food and clothing – while well intentioned – may not necessarily be the best way to help those in need, unless the organization has the staff and infrastructure to be able to properly distribute such aid. Ask the charity about their transportation and distribution plans. Be wary of those who are not experienced in disaster relief assistance.

Also, donors should be wary of any emails, texts, or social media posts that try to convince you to click a link to find out more information. In some cases, those can result in malicious downloads on to a computer or other device.

For more tips, visit www.bbb.org/chicago, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or add us on Pinterest.

Representative Scott Drury, Senator Kwame Raoul, Senator Jacqueline Collins & Senator Patricia Van Pelt to be Honored

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Lawmakers behind eye witness identification reform receive one of FDLA’s “20 for 20” honors

House Bill 802 aimed to curb wrongful convictions by ensuring greater accuracy in eyewitness identifications of criminal suspects and by requiring a video or audio recording of lineups. These reforms became law thanks to the leadership of Representative Scott Drury in the House, and Senator Kwame Raoul who advanced it through the Senate with the support of Senators Jacqueline Y. Collins and Patricia Van Pelt.

Signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in August 2014, it took effect January 1, 2015. The law calls for the person who administers a lineup be an independent administrator who is not participating in the investigation of the criminal offense and does not know who the suspect is; the suspect and non-suspects should resemble one another and the suspect should not stand out in any noticeable way; and the lineup should be recorded on video or audio.

On being names along FDLA’s 20 for 20:

“For twenty years, FDLA has played a critical role in our criminal justice system, ensuring that the rights of those in police custody are honored and respected. That an organization of FDLA’s stature has recognized my work in reforming eyewitness identification procedures is humbling. I hope that the combination of the eyewitness identification reforms and FDLA’s advocacy will result in a fairer criminal justice system.” -Rep. Scott Drury

“I am honored and humbled to be included among those who have served the cause of justice in Illinois by working to prevent wrongful convictions. We now have a critical mass of support for meaningful criminal justice reform, and organizations like First Defense Legal Aid have shown us the way, spotlighting the inequities and calling on our state to do better.” -Sen. Kwame Raoul

Join FDLA May 15th, 2015, 5-8pm at Mayer Brown LLP for “Answering the Call: A Special Event Celebrating 20 Years of 1(800)LAW-REP4” to celebrate with the 20 for 20 Honorees!

Click HERE to RSVP.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Swearing-In by Vice President Joe Biden

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Washington, DC

United States

Monday, April 27, 2015

As I look out over all of you gathered here today, my overwhelming reaction is one of profound gratitude.  I must, of course, thank the President for his faith in me in asking me to lead the department that I love to even greater heights.

Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for your presence and your comments here today, and for your steadfast support and wise counsel throughout the process.  I also must thank Senators Schumer and Leahy for their support, over the years and now, and for making the floor of the U.S. Senate a welcoming place for me and my family.  And of course, my wonderful family.  As you can see, we’re quite a force multiplier!

Many of you have come to know my father through this process.  He has been at every hearing and every vote.  But he didn’t just start now.  I remember looking up as a young Assistant U.S. Attorney starting my first trial and seeing him there – and he came to every one thereafter.  He has encouraged me in all things, even when my choices were not the ones he would have made for me.  In that, he has been the best of fathers.  Without him, I would not be here today, being sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States, just one week after his 83rd birthday.

And my mother, who could not be here today but is never far from my thoughts or my heart.  She grew up in a world where she was always told what she could not do or could not be, but always knew in her heart that she could soar.  She did what would have seemed impossible in the small North Carolina town of her youth.  She raised a daughter whom she always told, whatever the dream, whether lawyer, prosecutor or even Attorney General, “of course you can.”

I must also thank my wonderful husband, who has supported all of my choices and my dreams.  I would not trade his love and support for all the riches in the world – because to me, they are all the riches in the world.

Thanks also go to my colleagues and friends here in the department, in the Eastern District of New York, and beyond.  But even more than that, tremendous thanks go to the literally thousands of people, many of whom I have never met, who have expressed their support throughout the process.  From the sisterhood of my sorority and all the Greeks who came together, to churches and schools and people on the street who have stopped me and said just a word or two – please know that those few words sometimes made all the difference in the world to me as I traveled this road.

I thank you all, as I prepare to join once again with the outstanding people of the Department of Justice.  I have been privileged to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you twice before from the Eastern District of New York.  You are the ones who make real the promise of justice and redress for all Americans.  I am honored beyond words to step into the larger role today as your Attorney General, as we continue the core work of our mission – the protection of the American people.

All of the people here at the department are here because at some point in our lives, we all said, “I want to be a lawyer.”  “I want to be a law enforcement officer.”  “I want to be a federal agent.”  “I want to be someone’s hero.”

At the heart of that – for me and for all of us – whether attorney or agent, staff or principal – is the desire to leave this world a better place for us having been a part of it.

The challenge in that – for you, for me, for all of us that love this department and love the law – is to use the law to that end.  To not just represent the law and enforce it, but use it to make real the promise of America, the promise of fairness and equality, “of liberty and justice for all.”  We are all just here for a time – whether in this building or even on this earth.  But the values we hold dear will live on long after we have left this stage.  Our responsibility, while we are here, is to breathe life into them; to imbue them with the strength of our convictions and the weight of our efforts.

I know this can be done.

Because I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule, so she could see “way up high, Granddaddy,” can become the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, then we can do anything.

We can imbue our criminal justice system with both strength and fairness, for the protection of both the needs of victims and the rights of all.  We can restore trust and faith both in our laws and in those of us who enforce them.  We can protect the most vulnerable among us from the scourge of modern-day slavery – so antithetical to the values forged in blood in this country.  We can protect the growing cyber world.  We can give those in our care both protection from terrorism and the security of their civil liberties.  We will do this as we have accomplished all things both great and small – working together, moving forward, and using justice as our compass.

I cannot wait to begin that journey.

Thank you all for being here, both today and in my life.

Thank you.

Source: Department of Justice

Black Chamber of Silicon Valley Affair to Recognize Silicon Valley “Blacks ‘n Business, Blacks ‘n Technology”

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Roy Clay, Sr., Ken Coleman, Jerry Lawson, Wayne Sutton


SAN JOSE, CA – The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (SVBCC) announced that it will host its first annual gala affair to recognize and honor the significant achievements of African Americans in the fields of business and technology in Silicon Valley, the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development will join the SVBCC to present the already sold-out event on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara located at 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California.

SVBCC honors African American Silicon Valley pioneers in business and technology:

“Spirit of Excellence Award in Technology”

Roy Clay Sr., Silicon Valley computer engineering pioneer

“Spirit of Excellence Award in Business”

Ken Coleman, Chairman of the Board, Saama Technologies

“Business & Technology Legacy Award”

Jerry Lawson, Co-inventor of modern video game console (posthumous)

“Next Generation of Excellence, Achievement Award”

Wayne Sutton, General Partner, BUILDUP.vc

Known as “The High Tech Motivator,” Marlon Smith—president of Success by Choice, Inc. and award-winning author of “7 Winning Speaker Strategies”—will emcee the celebratory affair. Appropriately, notable Bay Area entrepreneur Carol H. Williams will be the stellar event’s keynote speaker. Williams is president and CEO of Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency—the largest, independent and female owned, African American communications agency in the U.S.

“The Chamber is thrilled to acknowledge African American pioneers and achievers, and their respective contributions and impacts on Silicon Valley,” remarked Carl Davis Jr., president and Executive Director of The Black Chamber of Silicon Valley. “We will recognize a few of the many often-unrecognized engineers, inventors, executives and business developers who have contributed to Silicon Valley becoming the internationally recognized business and technology mecca that it is.

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce is grateful to its generous corporate and community sponsors and supporters: Morgan Stanley, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Saama Technologies, Silicon Valley Water District, Union Bank, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Comcast, The New R&B 102.9 KBLX and Comerica Bank.

About The Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County Black Chamber

The Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County Black Chamber was incorporated as a 501(c)(6) in 1988 by founding president and local business person Mr. Ron McPherson, who served as its president for ten years. In 2000, the Chamber created a 501(c)(3), The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development to act as a foundation for its educational projects and it’s Incubator Program.

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to create, identify and/or expand economic development opportunities for African Americans and minorities in Silicon Valley.  The SVBCC is an equal opportunity, community service provider to all persons regardless of race, sex, color, age, religion, actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic or national origin, or familial status.

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