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Chicago Non-Profit Launches SecureDrop Platform for Anonymous Document Leaks

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CHICAGO, IL – Lucy Parsons Labs, a Chicago-based non-profit focused on security and transparency, has launched a platform for leaking documents anonymously to journalists. SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower platform designed to more strongly protect the identity of sources. Twenty other media organizations have set up SecureDrop services around the world, including the Intercept, the Washington Post, ProPublica and the New Yorker. Lucy Parsons Labs is operating the first and only SecureDrop whistleblower submission system in the Chicagoland area.

Lucy Parsons Labs works extensively with data from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, including their partnership with MuckRock, the FOIA transparency organization, into the Chicago Police Department’s use of asset forfeiture funds. Now, Lucy Parsons Labs hopes to move past limitations in the FOIA system by offering a secure way for whistleblowers and others to submit information. Journalists Ali Winston and Paul Gottinger are the first two journalists to be given access to this whistleblowing platform.

Lucy Parsons Labs currently consists of four Chicagoans: Freddy Martinez, Jennifer Helsby, Brian Kroll and Mason Donahue. Martinez began his FOIA battles against the Chicago police in 2014 with lawsuits aimed at forcing the department to release information on their use of IMSI catchers, or Stingrays. In January of 2016, a judge ordered the CPD to turn over all records of its use of these cellphone tracking devices. Lucy Parsons Labs members are also active in hosting CryptoParties, free workshops where participants are taught digital tools and strategies to communicate more securely.

Lucy Parsons Labs is a charitable Chicago-based collaboration between data scientists, transparency activists, and technologists focused on the intersection of digital rights and on-the-streets issues. The lab’s work includes a guide to surveillance technology in use in Chicago, a collaboration with MuckRock conducting a financial audit of police use of asset forfeiture, digital security trainings for activists, and FOIA lawsuits against the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Not Obeying Illinois Law

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By Rev. Harold E. Bailey

Former Chairman of the Cook County Board of Corrections


As the public read with understand … wisdom will triumph!

As former chairman of the Cook County Board of Corrections, I encountered a similar experience as the Chicago Police Board (CPD). I note the two Departments, County Corrections and ‘CPD’ laws are similar and are set-forth without any documented exceptions which would allow for outside influence from the mayor.

The Illinois State Statue clearly gives directives as to what the CPD Board should do to assist Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the selection of a Chicago Police Superintendent! As the result of the Chicago Police Board’s National search, the board was able to submit three (3) candidates to the mayor’s. The law says that the mayor is to select from the list one (1) person of his choosing. Was this done becomes the question… I believe in my heart-of-hearts that the boards intentions were honorable, however the hidden hand of disruption and destruction has lift its ugly head only to once again rob, steal and kill! The Mayor Emanuel refused to select a name from the list simply means he has been ill-advised!

With first-hand experience in a similar matter with the Cook County Board (CCBC) of Corrections in selecting the director, the enemy of justice sought to do with the CCBC that which Mayor Rahm is presently seeking to do with the CPD Board. I was chairman of the board, thusly I sought legal assistance and sued the then Sheriff Michael Sheehan in his endeavor to interfere and I won on several fronts.The Cook County Board of Corrections devoted time and energy to the National research, but Sheehan said he wanted to have things his way. I rebutted his insulting manner to interfere with the flow of justice and countered with the law-suit.

I hasten to point out the fact that the mayor, nor any other public official can legally rewrite the Illinois law which gives authority to the CPB Board to execute the search and its finding. There is no legal authority!

Why Mayor Emanuel is walking a slippery slope poses critical issues!  Alexander, who was one of three finalists the Chicago Police Board recommended for the post, told AP the plan was for him to fly to Chicago on Monday and that the announcement would come Wednesday, but then Emanuel called Saturday night to call it off. How can the mayor in good conscious take such measures in hand, unless he believes he can have it his way without any debate!

It is reported that an aide to Emanuel on Sunday denied that Cedric Alexander was ever offered the job as Chicago’s police superintendent. Keep in mind that Alexander is documented to be on the list of three (3) candidates chosen…by the CPD Board.

Alexander, the public safety director in Georgia’s DeKalb County, told The Associated Press that the mayor offered him the job Thursday during a meeting in Washington, D.C., and that the mayor said he intended to make Chicago Police Department Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson his first deputy.

“He (Mayor Emanuel) did offer me the position in D.C. on Thursday, and last night he called and said he’s going in a different direction,” Alexander said.

I hasten to say, there is nothing wrong (quality wise) with Police Officer Eddie Johnson. The mayor should have not put this gentleman in such an awkward position in disobeying the law. This issue is merely about adhering to the Illinois State Law which the mayor just ought to scribe to.

Rev. Dr. Harold E. Bailey, president, Probation Challenge

WWW.ProbationChallenge.org – The Truth Network

Contact: 773.978.3706


President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  •          Dori Henry – Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Labor
  •          Robin L. Diamonte – Member, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

President Obama said, “Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Dori Henry, Appointee for Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Labor

Dori Henry is the Senior Managing Director in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Labor, a position she has held since July 2015.  Ms. Henry has concurrently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs since January 2016.  Prior to that, Ms. Henry was a Speechwriter in the Office of Public Affairs from 2014 to 2015.  Before joining the Department of Labor, Ms. Henry was Director of Communications for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2011 to 2014.  From 2009 to 2011, she was Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice.  Prior to joining the Administration, she served in a variety of roles at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, first as Deputy Director of Communications and Media Relations from 2007 to 2008, and then as Director of Communications and Media Relations from 2008 to 2009.  She began her career as a Staff Writer at The Daily Record from 2005 to 2007.  Ms. Henry received a B.S. from James Madison University and an M.S. from Boston University‎.

Robin L. Diamonte, Appointee for Member, Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Robin L. Diamonte is the Chief Investment Officer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a position she has held since 2004.  In this role, she is responsible for overseeing UTC’s global retirement assets.  She was first appointed to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in 2013.  From 1992 to 2004, Ms. Diamonte served in various roles at Verizon Investment Management Corporation, including as Co-head of Company Directed Assets, Managing Director of Research & Strategic Relationships, Director of Research & Strategic Relationships, and Manager for Investment Information Systems.  Prior to her time with Verizon Investment Management Corporation, Ms. Diamonte was Senior Coordinator of End User Computer Support at GTE Service Corporation.  From 1986 to 1991, she held the position of Telecommunications Specialist and Product Manager of Data Networking & Communication Products. Ms. Diamonte served as the Chairwoman of the Committee on the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets, from 2013 to 2014, and currently serves on its board. She also serves on the board of Morningstar, Inc.  Ms. Diamonte received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven.

Former Tallassee, Alabama, Assistant Police Chief Sentenced for Beating Suspect During Interrogation, False Statements to the FBI and Selling Drugs

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The Justice Department announced that former Tallassee, Alabama, Assistant Police Chief, Chris Miles, 41, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for depriving a suspect of his federally protected rights by beating the suspect with a phone book-sized packet of paper during an interrogation and then lying about the incident to an FBI agent investigating the matter.  Miles was also sentenced for selling marijuana that he stole from the police evidence room.

Miles’ pleaded guilty on Nov. 17, 2015, to one count of deprivation of civil rights, two counts of false statements and one count of possession with intent to distribute.  He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama.

According to admissions made during his plea hearing, in April 2013, while he was on duty as assistant police chief, Miles beat a prisoner who was serving a sentence at Tallassee Jail while Miles was interrogating that prisoner about uncharged crimes the prisoner was suspected of having committed.  During the questioning, Miles grabbed a thick packet of copy paper and used it to strike the victim multiple times across the victim’s face and head.  Miles also repeatedly slapped the victim across the face and head with his hand.  His abuse caused the victim to suffer bruising and physical pain.  Miles also admitted that earlier in 2013 he stole approximately 16 pounds of marijuana from the police evidence room and later sold it to a known drug dealer.

“Law enforcement leaders serve as role models for their fellow officers, and at all times they must act with integrity, fairness and professionalism,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.  “Justice requires even-handed treatment for all, and without exception, we will aggressively prosecute any officer who beats an inmate, breaks the law and lies to federal investigators.”

“Miles was a maverick, working outside the law,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. of the Middle District of Alabama.  “While we expect interrogations to be thorough, an officer cannot turn an investigation into a punishment.  Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of our law enforcement official’s act reasonably and within the bounds of the Constitution.”

This case was investigated by the Auburn Resident Agency of the FBI’s Mobile Field Office, with the assistance of Alabama’s State Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerusha T. Adams for the Middle District of Alabama and Trial Attorney Gabriel Davis of the Civil Rights Division.

Source: FBI

Treasurer Michael Frerichs Announces Online Auction for Unclaimed Property

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Live Auction March 28-April 1, Sale Preview Underway

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Silver bars, gold coins, football cards and jewelry are among the 12,600 items worth $57,000 to be auctioned online March 28-April 1, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

“We have more than one million items that we would like to return to their owners,” Frerichs said. “We consider auctions only after the items have been unclaimed for 10 years to make room for incoming items.”

Auction items include two 1927 St. Gaudens Double Eagle coins, a 10 troy oz. silver bar, vintage Trifari Crown Brooch, and football cards of Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr and YA Tittle. 

Auction items have been appraised by an outside vendor. Auction participants can view items at illinoistreasurer.gov and click on the Unclaimed Property Auction link under the Resource Center on the right side of the website. Other questions can be answered by calling 217.557.8567.


The Illinois Treasurer’s Office is the custodian of more than one million pieces of unclaimed property worth more than $2 billion. Common items are uncashed checks, rebate cards and unpaid life insurance benefits. Items are auctioned after private and public entities tried for at least 10 years to locate the owners. Auction proceeds are kept in perpetuity so they can be remitted to the owners.


Individuals can search by name at illinoistreasurer.gov and scroll down to the I-Cash link. Residents should check every six months because thousands of items are surrendered each year. Business entities and non-profits also are encouraged to search. Treasurer Frerichs’ office never charges money to search or return unclaimed property.

About the Illinois Treasurer

The Illinois Treasurer is the state’s Chief Investment Officer and Frerichs is a Certified Public Finance Officer. He protects consumers by encouraging savings plans for college or trade school, increasing financial education among all ages, and removing barriers to a secure retirement. As the state’s Chief Investment Officer, he actively manages approximately $25 billion. Currently, the portfolio includes $13 billion in state funds, $7 billion in college savings plans and $5 billion on behalf of local and state governments. The investment approach is cautious to ensure the preservation of principal and returns $28 to the state for every $1 spent in operations. The Treasurer’s Office predates Illinois incorporation in 1818. Voters in 1848 chose to make it an elected office.

Book: How to Educate Poor Urban Students

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New book “Education Denied” is a must-read for all who work on behalf of children in Urban America

Education Denied

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — In Education Denied: Children. Challenges. Choices, Dr. Bernard Gassaway provides thought-provoking anecdotes that are meant to motivate the reader to act. He believes that “passive participation serves to maintain the status quo.”

Dr. Gassaway wrote this book to highlight challenges that children, families, communities, stakeholders and school personnel (particularly in urban centers) face when attempting to educate children.

He says, Education is denied to millions of urban poor children because urban educators, politicians and policymakers lack the courage to correct the course of failed policies and practices that are rooted in racial, socioeconomic and political inequities.

In the book, he says:

“Schools in poor urban centers are expected to educate children who are faced with enormous challenges. For example, many poor urban district and school personnel are expected to successfully educate children who are often homeless, pregnant, formerly incarcerated, in foster care, have limited English proficiency, have special needs, live in single-family households, are juvenile delinquents, illiterate and/or poor. School leaders and teachers are expected to demonstrate success by raising test scores and graduation rates. They are expected to do this with limited resources.”

According to Dr. Gassaway, Education will continue to be denied to poor children as long as social, racial, economic and political realities are ignored. Just as a divided house cannot stand, a divided education system cannot work for all children.

Education Denied is organized into five sections. Each section ends with an action plan. Each action plan provides specific instructions or recommendations for parents, teachers, administrators, community stakeholders or policymakers to improve learning outcomes for children.

How to get the book:
Education Denied (ISBN: 978-0-578-172965) is currently available online at Amazon. Schools may purchase bulk copies from Dare Books (desmondr@darebooks.com – Longwood, Florida 32750) or visit www.bernardgassaway.com.

Follow Dr. Gassaway on Twitter @DrGassaway


Photo: Bookcover



New Mobile App is Building Black Wealth Nationwide

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Where U App

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Have you ever wanted to shop with Black owned business in your city or when traveling across the United States? Not sure how to find local or national business that are owned by people that look like you and live in your community.

There is an awesome new app to hit the market that is harnessing the $1.3 trillion buying power of the African-American community. Yes, you read that right. Black people spend $1.3 trillion dollars annually, yet our Black owned businesses doesnt reflect this number in income.

WHERE U Came From is the premiere and reliable Black business directory app for Apple and Android devices offering a local business search with real-time listing of Black-owned businesses across various categories, ranked by consumers who use the app.

The app was created by Atlanta-based, social entrepreneur Dr. Dionne Mahaffey and her company the CPAI Group. The wealth disparity arises in the African-American community because the dollar doesnt circulate the way it does in other minority communities around the world. A huge problem is that despite a collective buying power of in the trillions of dollars, very little of that money stays in Black communities or is spent on Black-owned businesses.

The WhereU app was conceived for the need to help circulate the dollar longer in Black communities and because of this, it could generate one million jobs for African- Americans nationwide.

Did you know that currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for 30 days, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days, white communities 17 days, but in contrast a dollar circulates in the Black community only six hours.

According to researchers, just 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to Black owned businesses. If higher income Black consumers spent at least $1 out of every $10 with Black owned businesses it would generate one million jobs for African American.

Money zooms over our heads and through our fingers faster than we can count it and it rarely stays in our pockets long enough to save or go to the Black-owned businesses in our neighborhoods. We spend our hard owned money with companies that could care less about our community and more about their bottom line. We are so used to creating jobs for other people and corporations, but we as a community are unable to create jobs for ourselves. This is a very serious issues that the WhereU app is addressing.

The app merges technology with the need to handle poverty, crime and other social ills in the African-American community by focusing on economic development and job creation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureaus most recent survey of business owners there are 2.6 million black owned businesses in this country.

While the growth is encouraging there is still a lot of work to do to increase the profit of these black businesses. Gross receipts for all minority-owned firms are still well below the average gross receipts for non-minority-owned firms, Mahaffey said.

It will take all of us across all socio-economic statuses to build black wealth. Weve got to invest in our own community. For us, community cant be limited to where we are domiciled since many of us live in non-black neighborhoods. When we start to embrace the diaspora-view that our community is wherever we find our people, then we will be more inclined to support one another, even if it means taking a long drive, said Mahaffey.

The WhereU app is here to help make it easier to literally buy Black, in your community and when you travel to other communities around the country. This app will help you locate every African-American owned business in your vicinity from everything like restaurants house cleaning, plumbing, catering, lawyers, doctors, graphic designers, beauty salons and more. The apps referral and location-based system helps you start your search among the most trusted Black professionals and businesses.

“Our development team has added several thousand businesses for the app launch. However, we’d love to include as many of the 2.6 million black businesses in the United States as possible,” she concluded.

Business profiles can be submitted from the web-site or within the actual WhereU Came From app. The app can also help majority, non-black corporations meet their diversity objectives by finding minority businesses to support. .

Some of the unique app features include:
* Access the top 10 most referred pros and businesses under a category even without Internet connection
* Ability to find the pro nearest you through geo-location technology
* Reliable listings with verified contact numbers
* Easily refer trusted pros to friends and family through the referral function

The website, WhereYouCameFrom.biz will feature entrepreneurs stories, offer narratives on wealth building and other topics relevant to black owned business owners and consumers. The company also plans to hold conferences and pop-up shops across the country to promote black entrepreneurship.

Get Connected:
Download the “WhereU” app in the Apple Store or Google Play

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WhereYouCameFrom
YouTube: https://goo.gl/sjwezW
Twitter and Instagram: @WhereUCameFrom


Serve Illinois Encourages Mayors and County Executives to Help Recognize National Service

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – More than 3,000 participating officials will mark April 5, 2016 as the Mayors and County Recognition Day for National Service. As of the date of this release, 98 Mayors and County Executives in Illinois have signed on to participate. On April 5, mayors and county executives will hold public events and use traditional and social media to highlight the value of national service to the nation’s cities. Last year, 2,786 mayor and county officials representing more than 150 million citizens in all 50 states participated in the third-annual Mayors and County Recognition Day for National Service. The initiative is being led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service and the Statewide Commissions, including Serve Illinois.

“This year alone, nearly 14,000 National Service volunteers will work in 2,200 service locations to help tens of thousands of community members in all 102 counties,” said Scott McFarland, Executive Director of Serve Illinois. “It is our hope that all 102 counties and the cities within will recognize the amazing work of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers in their communities.”

Illinois National Service by the Numbers

  •  2,500 AmeriCorps Members doing service
  •  $38,620,000 in additional resources leveraged by National Service
  •  11,000 seniors serving in Senior Corps
  •  2,200 service locations statewide
  •  $34,280,000 in federal support

To sign up your city or county, view a list of participating officials, or gain access to resources for the day please visit www.Serve.Illinois.gov. The website also hosts a search portal of over 10,000 volunteer opportunities in Illinois.

Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and Serve Illinois.

Oakland Organization Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

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Autism Answers Recognizes Autism Awareness Month in April With Roc Campaign!

Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) — The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and Oakland-based Autism Answers is doing its part locally with its “Recognizing Our Children” campaign, which helps raise awareness, garner research funds, and give a voice to local families and children with autism.

Autism Answers’ mission is to create solutions to the challenges facing children on the autism spectrum and their families through:

* Raising the awareness of autism

* Strengthening children and parental rights

* Finding global education and medical solutions

* Increasing “Diversity & Inclusion” for children and families that are disadvantaged socially and economically

A major goal of Autism Answers is to provide children and adults on the autism spectrum quality housing, and schools that meet the needs of the whole child! Additionally, Autism Answers plans research into how parasites are influencing the behaviors and outcomes for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Through its ROC campaign it will be able to continue to raise awareness and advocate for resources to help families achieve quality housing and schools that meet the needs of the whole child; plus conduct research to unfold the role of parasites and GI disorders of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Autism Answers encourages individuals to join them in “Recognizing Our Children” this April and purchase a t-shirt at www.booster.com/autismanswers. This effort will help children and families affected by autism through our LEAD initiative for change in housing, education, and treatment of autism symptoms. Proceeds from tee-shirt purchases will help Autism Answers assist families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Why Black and Green? Green is the color of nature, it naturally infers growth, and represents rebirth and renews and restores depleted energy. Green is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, and restores us back to a sense of well-being. Black is symbolic of power and self-control, it is indicative of independence and strong will power. These colors represent the families in the autism community.

For more information about Autism Answers and its work in the community, please visit the website at www.autismanswers.org.



Beatles Festival Announces New Location and Expansion in 2017

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Louisville, KY  – Abbey Road on the River and the city of Jeffersonville, IN are excited to announce that the world-famous annual summer kickoff event will move across the river from Louisville to Jeffersonville beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29, 2017. The Beatles-inspired music festival will take place on the popular RiverStage, a floating performance venue anchored on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Jeffersonville, the new adjacent marina, and the scenic Big Four Station Park areas, providing an improved and modern location while allowing the peace, love and rock-n-roll to remain in the Louisville region.


In addition to both parties committing to a three-year partnership in Jeffersonville, Abbey Road on the River will expand the event into several new markets in the coming year. An offshoot of the successful, long-running festival will be held in Dallas, Texas on May 7, 2016. The event, called Abbey Road on the Square, will be held at Annette Strauss Square in the heart of the Dallas Arts District and will celebrate the words and music of The Beatles with a full day of performances from world-class tribute bands and internationally recognized musicians. Plans are currently underway to bring a satellite version of the festival back to Cleveland, its original hometown, in summer 2017. Abbey Road on the River has also formed an alliance with StarVista Cruises, a division of Time Life Books and Music, to be a marketing partner and talent consultant and programmer for multiple music-themed cruises in 2016 and 2017.


Each year, Abbey Road on the River draws a crowd of 20,000 attendees, roughly 80% of whom are within a 50 mile radius of Louisville.


“The best music from the 60’s and 70’s is still underrepresented in the developing festival market,” says Jacob, “and we feel the time is right to pursue new opportunities and expand the ultimate brand in Beatles and 60’s style festivals to fans of all ages in other cities.”


The 2016 festival, which will mark the 12th year the event has made Louisville its home, will be presented at the Belvedere Festival Park and supporting venues for the final time May 26-30.  Headlining shows will include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, the legendary Zombies, and the return of the festival’s greatest musical creation – the live performance of The Beatles LOVE album – performed note-for-note just as it was arranged by the late Sir George Martin, to whom the concert will be dedicated.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit



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