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Archive for September 25th, 2017

National Urban League President Responds to President Trump’s Criticism of National Anthem Protests

Posted by Admin On September - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s criticism of athletes who symbolically protest by kneeling during the National Anthem: 

 

“Rather than disparaging Colin Kaepernick and other athletes in vulgar terms, President Trump should be addressing the systemic racism and police brutality that inspire their protests. Kapernick and others are part of a long American tradition of sports as a force for social change, including Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali,  Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and Billie Jean King. Standing up – or kneeling down – for our ideals is the most patriotic of acts. We support the right of all athletes to free speech, and urge the President to pay more attention to the reason for their concerns rather than the manner in which they express them.”

Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” Now Open to African American Students

Posted by Admin On September - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS


The Malcolm X Scholarship

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions. The scholarship was developed by award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee to increase the awareness about the life and contributions of Malcolm X within society.

The program will provide $4,000 in scholarship support for students, who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education. Students can be enrolled in any accredited field of study at their chosen UNCF institution.

Spike Lee was also able to garner support for this scholarship program from Allen Killil, Abkeo Music and Records and other major contributors.


For more details and/or to apply, visit:
www.scholarshipsonline.org/2017/09/malcolm-x-scholarship-for-exceptional-uncf.html

To view hundreds of other 2017-2018 scholarships, visit:
www.ScholarshipsOnline.org

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle And Dr. Jay Shannon Speak Out on the Graham-Cassidy Bill

Posted by Admin On September - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Statement From President Toni Preckwinkle And Dr. Jay Shannon:

A core mission for Cook County government and for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is to ensure that all residents, regardless of need, have access to quality health insurance and care. The latest effort by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Graham-Cassidy bill, would deliver a catastrophic blow to our health system, our vulnerable patients and our mission.

Cook County stands with patients, doctors, hospitals and insurance companies in opposing this legislation and we urge members of Congress to vote “no.”

Since 2014, the ACA has provided health insurance coverage for millions of previously uninsured Americans, including more than 600,000 people in Cook County. Through Cook County’s managed Medicaid program, CountyCare, we are the insurance provider for 140,000 of those individuals. Cook County residents, like all Americans, deserve the chance to live their lives without fear of being debilitated by chronic disease or medical bankruptcy.

The proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation punishes states like Illinois, which created much-needed health care opportunities for their residents by expanding Medicaid and establishing insurance exchanges, by revoking billions of dollars in federal appropriations in the coming decades. Such a cynical redistribution of funds is bad policy and petty politics.

Health care is a human right. As a society, we must decide if the Graham-Cassidy bill is direction we can allow our country to go. For one of the wealthiest, most developed countries to take such a giant leap backwards in its health care policy will be economically devastating and a moral travesty.

We remain open to commonsense, bipartisan action at the federal level to stabilize insurance markets and make sure that even more people are able to secure health insurance coverage. Any proposal that takes coverage away, particularly from our most vulnerable residents, is a non-starter.

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