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Coming This Sunday: A Sizzling Hot Father’s Day Event! Real Men Cook Father’s Day Celebration

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On June - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

WHAT:     REAL MEN COOK – The largest, longest-running and most anticipated urban-oriented Father’s Day celebration where “real men” from all walks of life serve up food to celebrate and uplift the family. The event, now in its 29th year, is sponsored by Real Men Charities, the benevolent arm of Real Men Cook.

WHEN:     Father’s Day – Sunday – June 17

WHERE:.  Hales Franciscan High School– 4930 S Cottage Grove Ave – Bronzeville – 3PM – 6PM.

VISUALS:

 *Fun, family and a festive atmosphere featuring fathers and father figures cooking and serving their favorite dishes to their families and community.

 •Good food, including healthy food options

.INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES FOE THE PRESS:         

•Yvette Moyo – co-founder of Real Men Cook

•Ayinde Cartman – Executive Director – Real Men Cook Charities

•Any of the chefs, which include professional chefs, fathers/father figures and amateur chefs who want to serve on Father’s Day

•Any of the scores of other chef/dads who will be serving up their specialties and making this a spirit-filled afternoon.

•Any of the attendees enjoying the festivities

 For more information, log on to www.realmencook.com

There will be a Satellite Real Men Cook site: Trinity United Church of Christ, 1276 W 20th Ave – Gary, IN -Hosted by Rev. John Jackson  – 3PM – 7PM

Real Men Cook to Host Outdoors Celebration and The First Indoor Upscale Sitdown Dinner at Quarry

Posted by Admin On June - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Real Men Cook will continue its 29-year tradition of men cooking and serving their special dishes to the public in an outdoor setting.  This year’s celebration will be held at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove, from 3-6 PM on Father’s Day, June 17.

 

However, for the first time in its history, the event will have an added option: Dining indoors at the beautiful, Quarry Event Center, 2423 E. 75thin Chicago’s South Shore Community.

 

While the outdoor festivities will remain the centerpiece of Real Men Cook, men will have the option to enjoy Father’s Day in an elegant air-conditioned indoor setting. Held at the exact same time as the outdoor gala, this sit-down event will be a white-tablecloth dinner option at the Quarry Event Center, 2423 E. 75thStreet, headquarters of Real Men Charities, sponsors of Real Men Cook.  This upscale addition to the Real Men Cook festivities will feature a four-course-meal prepared by Executive Chef Edwardo Bey, Chef Sean Myers and a team of other Black Chicago chefs.

 

Parking at both venues is free. The Quarry offers convenient parking in the adjacent venue lot.

 

There is a $45 charge for the dinner, with proceeds being split between Real Men Charities and Hales Franciscan High School.

 

Ayinde Cartman, Executive Director – Real Men Charities, revealed that the decision to host a sit-down dinner originated when several men expressed interest in enjoying “their” day in a fashionable setting with family members while capturing the spirit of the outdoor Real Men Cook event.  Because Real Men Cook is committed to serving barbecue, and other standard fare, as well as healthy foods, men will get the full complement of dishes.

 

With Real Men Charities’ recent acquisition of the Quarry, with a shared kitchen and professional chefs based there, Cartman realized that this was the perfect time to accommodate this request.

 

“The Quarry has become the trendiest place on Chicago’s Southside because its atmosphere is welcoming, intimate and stimulating,” said Chef Bey. Cartman noted that the Quarry hosts Jazz, Blues and spoken word events in a supper club setting, making it a popular entertainment hub. He said the Father’s Day celebration would capture the spirit of love that this day represents.

 

“The Quarry staff plans to add to the magic of Father’s Day by creating a particularly special celebration for Dads. The staff will extend itself to assure that everyone who comes through the doors has a meal as well as an experience.”

 

Tickets must be purchased by June 14 and can be bought by logging on to realmencook.com.

 

 

Thurgood Marshall Almost Didn’t Become the First Black Supreme Court Justice… and 10 Other Things Most People Don’t Know About Him!

Posted by Admin On June - 5 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
From: blackhistory.org

 

Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908 was the first African American who became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but this almost didn’t happen because his original plan was to study dentistry at Lincoln University. But he did end up going to law school, and also went on to become a strong supporter of the civil rights movement who is still remembered today.

 

 

But a lot of his story is not told in history books!

Here are 10 things most people don’t know about Thurgood Marshall:

#1 – His real name was Thoroughgood but he changed it to Thurgood because he thought his original name was just too long.

#2 – While most people legally change their names as adults, he changed his name when he was only in the second grade.

#3 – He attended law school at Howard University, and graduated first in his class.

#4 – He wanted to attend University of Maryland’s law school, but the university would not allow Blacks to apply at that time.

#5 – He was known as a real prankster. In fact, he was suspended twice for playing jokes on others.

#6 – Right out of law school, the NAACP brought him on as legal counsel and within a few short years made him the organization’s chief counsel.

#7 – In 1967, he became the first Black person to hold a position in the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

#8 – Marshall was reportedly good friends with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and even worked with him on occasions.

#9 – He was a Supreme Court Justice from 1967 to 1991 when he retired. He represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.

#10 – He died in 1993, but that same year was awarded posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Photo Caption: Thurgood Marshall

Palestinians, American Jews, Others Protest Israeli Ambassador in Chicago to Send Message: “After Gaza, time for boycott”

Posted by Admin On June - 4 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, a coalition of activists will protest Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer’s visit to Chicago. Three weeks after Israel’s massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, a growing number of legislators and many human rights organizations have roundly condemned the killings as “calculated” and “an abhorrent violation of international law,” with Amnesty USA calling on the U.S. to respond with an arms embargo. This visit by Ambassador Dermer is part of a damage control P.R. tour that includes a visit earlier the same day in Milwaukee.

Participants will display names of the 100+ Palestinian protesters recently killed by Israeli snipers as they protest Ambassador Ron Dermer on 51st anniversary of Occupation of West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem.

Participants will display signs bearing the names of each of the protesters killed since the #GreatReturnMarch began on March 30, communicating to Dermer and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that people of conscience in the United States increasingly support Palestinian rights and the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, and are demanding that their Congressional representatives hold Israel responsible for killing Gaza protesters. They will also demand an end to the Blockade on Gaza and the Occupation of the West Bank and Jerusalem; equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel; support for the Right of Return for Palestinians to the lands from which they were expelled in 1948 and since, and that Trump reverse his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The protest will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 PM, at  3751 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

American Friends Service Committee, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (Al-Nahda Center, American Muslims for Palestine, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine-Chicago, and U.S. Palestinian Community Network), Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago

Visuals: Signs with names of each Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Gaza. Large posters with following messages: “Dermer, Tell Bibi: Chicago Supports Gaza and Freedom for Palestinians!” “Gaza: 100+ Killed 12,000+ Wounded. Stop the Massacre. Time to Boycott Israel.”

In addition to being the principal defender of Israel’s brutal policies toward Palestinians, Ambassador Dermer has associated with leaders in U.S.-based white supremacist circles. In November 2017, he hosted former advisor to President Trump Steve Bannon at his home. After accepting an award from an organization headed by Frank Gaffney, he brushed off criticism from the Southern Poverty Law Center when they “wrote to his office asking why he was accepting an award from “an anti-Muslim hate group.”

Israel has a long history of human rights violations and political repression against Palestinians. In the past two months, the Israeli military killed over 110 Palestinian protesters in Gaza – including children, medics, and journalists – and wounded over 12,000 participating in the #GreatReturnMarch. Launched on March 30, 2018, with over 30,000 participants and organized by a cross section of Palestinian civil society, grassroots activists, and political factions, this effort has highlighted the impact of Israel’s brutal military blockade and re-centered the issue of Palestinian refugees’ right to return to the homes from which they, or their parents and grandparents, were expelled in 1948.

Following the moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, Israel killed over 60 protesters in one day in Gaza, and then brutally arrested Palestinian citizens of Israel protesting in solidarity in Haifa. Israel has also increasingly tried to stifle dissent and criticism. It is trying to expel the head of Human Rights Watch in Israel; it forbade the entry of the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights’ executive board member and staff; and a law was recently proposed to make it illegal to film or photograph the Israeli military at any time.

Human Rights Watch has denounced Israel’s actions as “unlawful” and “calculated.” Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli military’s use of “excessive force” and assigned clear responsibility to Israeli authorities.

Israel’s government has made clear that it fully supports these deliberate killings. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has stated: “There are no innocents in Gaza.” The day after the killing of the first 15 Palestinian protesters on March 30, the Israeli military posted, then promptly deleted, the following tweet: “Yesterday we saw 30,000 people; we arrived prepared and with precise reinforcements. Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.”

Mitchelville, South Carolina to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Posted by Admin On May - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Mitchelville South Carolina Juneteenth

Mitchelville is a City Rich With Black Heritage – Confirms Plans for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration

 

Mitchelville, SC (BlackNews.com) — Mitchelville Preservation Project has confirmed an expansive celebration of the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island. The Celebration will reveal new interactive experiences that are significant to the era of Mitchelville in the Reconstruction Era, plus a live performance by Ranky Tanky Admission tickets for the Juneteenth Celebration are $10 for general admission, free for children 10 and under. The 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will be Saturday, June 15-16, 2018 in various locations in Historic Mitchelville on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will feature a headline performance by the band Ranky Tanky. Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts. Additional features of the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration will include a showing of “Language You Cry In,” a traditional drum call and ceremony, community Fish Fry, a soul-stirring performance by Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers, a historical re-enactment from a local favorite Cora Miller and more. As in past years the annual celebration will highlight the art, food and music customs of the people of Mitchelville.

Like Mitchelville’s freedom story, Juneteenth is a similar story. Also referred to as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in June 1865 throughout the Confederate South. The immediate differences in the two stories end there, as the Juneteenth story embodies the perseverance of people who struggled to gain independence compared to Mitchelville, a thriving community on Hilton Head in Mitchelville.

Explore Mitchelville in the Reconstruction Era at the Juneteenth Celebration, a family friendly event in the park. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, but only limited seating is available, so chairs are encouraged. In addition to the onstage artistic display, local artist will be on site selling art create to depict traditional Lowcountry life. All tickets and event details are available at www.exploremitchelville.org.

For more information about Juneteenth Celebration or Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, call 843-255-7300 or go to www.exploremitchelville.org.

Real Men Cook’s Father Day Celebration 2018 to Continue Commitment to Wellness

Posted by Admin On May - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
Real Men Cook’s Father’s Day Celebration will continue its long tradition of serving healthy foods and promoting nutrition when it holds its annual event on Father’s Day:  Sunday, June 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The signature celebration will be held at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage. Satellite events will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Indiana.  A Real Men Cook gala will also be held in the South Suburbs, hosted by Fathers and Blessings.  This celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16.

 

In making the announcement, Ayinde Cartman –- Executive Director – Real Men Charities — noted that this year’s celebration will mark the 29th anniversary of this iconic Father’s Day Celebration. He added that each site is committed to support Real Men Cook’s tradition to incorporate healthy foods into their food offerings.  So, in addition to barbecue ribs, and chicken, and other tasty tidbits, there will be salads, raw foods, grilled and roasted vegetables, fruits and baked fish and chicken.

 

Obari Cartman. PhD Psychology, and Real Men Charities, Inc.’s program manager, will provide programming and coordinate activities that align with the organization’s Men’s Wellness Sunday activities, which are offered from the Quarry Events Center from 11:00 – 1:30 each Sunday. During these weekly sessions, created by Dr. Cartman and Ayinde Cartman both master drummers, there is a for-men-only space to talk, or drum in a space provided to create peace and reduce trauma.  At the Real Men Cook celebration at Hales, Dr. Cartman will bring his wellness message to a broader audience. He will also share his curriculum and the organization’s mission to build healthy families and communities, with special focus on men and children.

 

Yvette Moyo and Kofi Moyo, co-founders, added that the University of Chicago Medicine, a presenting sponsor, will host a Health and Wellness Zone where doctors and support staff will participate in serving. The University of Chicago Medicine, a sponsor since 2008, will also serve nutritious fare as part of its commitment to serve healthy foods. Their sponsorship is also in keeping with the mission that Real Men Charities promotes.

 

Entrepreneur Ranoule “Flash” Tatum will promote prostate awareness as part of the health initiative. Tatum, a prostate cancer survivor, has held these informational forums since 1999. He credits the information with empowering men to be more prostate conscious and vigilant about their health. This vigilance translates into saving their lives.

 

Ms. Moyo noted that many health crises that disproportionately affect African Americans can be addressed through healthy eating, exercise and minor lifestyle adjustments.  With that as a mission, a select number of veteran event cooks will prepare healthy dishes that are good for maintaining heart health, preventing and managing diabetes, and addressing obesity.

 

Ayinde Cartman declared that Real Men Cook is proud to continue to bring the wellness message to this tribute to fathers because, he said, “healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle help save lives.”

 

For more information on Real Men Cook 2018, log on to www.realmencook.com

 

Community Wealth Building Day to Help More Black Chicago Residents Own Homes

Posted by Admin On May - 25 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Community Wealth Building Day to Help More Black Chicago Residents Own HomesFree event sponsored by National Association of Real Estate Brokers and the Dearborn Realtist Board to uncloak the home buying process and help raise Chicago Black homeownership rates.

Washington, DC  –  Latest available *analyzed mortgage lending data indicates that Black American residents comprising 30.9% of the City of Chicago’s population, received only 5,032 (8.7%) of new mortgage loans.  In contrast, Whites representing just over 32% of the city’s population received 32,782 (57%) of all new mortgages. 

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the nation’s oldest minority real estate trade group is working to change this statistical landscape through accessible and accurate information about homeownership directed toward Black consumers. On Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Black Chicago area residents are invited to attend NAREB’s Community Wealth Building Day to learn from lenders, government officials, and housing counselors how to build wealth through homeownership and understand that a home purchase is within reach. The free event, held in conjunction with NAREB’s local chapter, the Dearborn Realtist Board and NID Housing Counseling Agency takes place at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612.

“The Chicago mortgage lending disparity is beyond startling. Think how many of the city’s neighborhoods could be revitalized if more Black residents knew they could purchase homes. The city’s tax base would increase, more businesses could thrive in owner-occupied neighborhoods, and they would become desirable places to live, and raise families. At the same time, homeownership improves economic futures for Black American residents,” said Jeffrey Hicks, President, National Association of Real Estate Brokers.

Consumers can expect to hear and talk to experts about: purchase assistance funds; understanding the mortgage process; what to expect from a lender and what questions to ask; the impact of student loans on mortgage loans; solving bad credit issues; the value of home ownership counseling, along with other key topics. Consumers are encouraged to ask questions from the experts to get the answers they need about home purchase or real estate investment strategies. The first 100 people at Community Wealth Building Day will receive a free credit report and an assessment.

“We are thrilled to offer the community an opportunity to take control of their financial destiny by getting the tools they need to become a homeowner and build equity for their family,” said Jones. “Many people can afford a home based on the rent they pay, but they don’t have those tools in place to get on that path, such as improving their credit score, saving for a down payment and mining the homebuying process; we will help them develop these skills so they walk out of our event with the mindset of becoming a homeowner.” 

Special guests speaking at the lunch program include: Congressman Danny Davis, State Rep. LaShawn Ford, Alderman Michael Scott, Cook County Land Bank Authority Executive Director Rob Rose and others, in addition to remarks from two event sponsors, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. 

The day kicks off with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. opening the Vendor Showcase and admittance to the consumer information sessions, the Clergy Roundtable, and complimentary lunch for all attendees. Families are encouraged to bring their children to have fun in the Kids Zone, which includes, face painting, music and more. Throughout the day, event participants can register for prizes including a washer/dryer combo, flat screen TVs and other giveaways as they interact with Community Wealth Building Day exhibitors. 

“NAREB has started a movement, our 2 Million New Black Homeowners program to establish a new wealth building platform for Black Americans, nationwide.  The program is not only our commitment, but our responsibility and obligation to our community.  That’s why we’re bringing this consume-focused event to Chicago,” Hicks added.

For more information and to register for the FREE Community Wealth Building Day, sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/communitywealthbuilding2018.

 

* Latest available Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for Chicago analyzed by LendingPatterns™, an online HMDA data analysis software program developed by ComplianceTech.

 

About NAREB: 

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) was formed in 1947 to secure the right to equal housing opportunities for all regardless of race, creed, or color.  NAREB has 90 chapters located nationwide and publishes annually The State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report. Visit www.nareb.com for more information. Or call 301-552-9340.

About Dearborn Realtist Board

The Dearborn Realtist Board is the oldest African American real estate trade association. Established in 1941, the area where African Americans resided was a community in Chicago called Dearborn, which stemmed from 22nd St. on the north, south to 63rd St., east to the Lake and west to Wentworth St. This area is where our founding Presidents established their office, and the name Dearborn Realtist Board was formed. The Dearborn Realtist mantra is “Democracy in Housing”. We are at the forefront of economic development in housing in the African American community.                     

Alderman Moore Honors Veterans During South Side Memorial Day Parade

Posted by Admin On May - 25 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Happy Memorial Day!Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes

Chicago, IL  – 17th Ward Alderman David Moore hosts the South Side Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 18.  This year the parade returns for its second year to pay homage to Community Veterans and War Time heroes who often times feel forgotten about. Attendees are in for a treat as the parade includes dignitaries, notables and more.

The parade and celebration kicks off from the beautiful St. Leo Veteran’s Home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood (7750 S. Emerald Ave Chicago, IL).

This year’s keynote speaker is Useni Eugene Perkins, Poet, Playwright and Author of “Hey Black Child”. Headliners include the legendary Buffalo Soldiers and The Tuskegee Airmen of the Dodo Chapter. The parade’s Grand Marshals and honorees include Allan Streeter, Korean War Hero and former 17th Ward Alderman, Estelle Long, WWII Veteran and Luis Watson, WWII Veteran of the 2664 Civilian Conservation Corps. Chicago’s own Military Academy JROTC will be leading as color guard; the parade precession will include Final Phaze Dance Team, Oglesby School Performing Arts and Tea With A Queen Girl Scouts Troop #25674.

“This event is aimed at showing appreciation to our veterans for their courage, service and most of all sacrifices made to defend our country. This parade is the opportunity to shed light on our neighborhood heroes in which our youth can look up to and connect with heroes who serve and protect our country. The parade also sheds light and positivity on the amazing memorial day programs happening throughout Chicago,” says Alderman David Moore.

Immediately preceding the parade will be a wreath ceremony at the Veteran Garden led by Alderman Moore and Useni Eugen Perkins to salute the slain veterans.

Order of Events:
Lineup: 9am at St. Leo’s Residence For Veterans (7750 S. Emerald Ave)
10am Parade Step-Off
11am Wreath Ceremony Lineup

Parade Route: 

  • 77th S. Emerald Ave. South to 79th S. Emerald Ave.
  • 79th S. Emerald West to 79th S. Halsted Street
  • 79th S. Halsted Street North to 76th S. Halsted Street
  • 76th S. Halsted Street East to 76th S. Emerald Ave.
  • 
76th S. Emerald Ave. South to 77th S. Emerald Ave.
  • 77th S. Emerald Ave. to St. Leo Veterans Garden (7750 S. Emerald Ave)

For Press Contact: Rashanah Baldwin, Baldwin Media Group
Phone: 312-566-8647
Baldwinmediagroup@gmail.com

Black Physician Elected to Medical University of South Carolina

Posted by Admin On May - 21 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

New member elected to Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees

W. Melvin Brown

Charleston, SC (BlackNews.com) — The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is pleased to welcome W. Melvin Brown, III, M.D., to the MUSC Board of Trustees, effective May 2. Brown represents the 6th Congressional district of South Carolina, which includes all of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Clarendon, Colleton, Hampton and Williamsburg counties and parts of Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties.

“I served my country for 20 years in the naval service. Now I look forward to the opportunity to serve my home state,” Brown said.

Brown currently works as an emergency room physician in urban, rural, retirement and federal hospital settings, including the four hospitals under Trident Medical Center and as a part-time staff member at the Ralph A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in the Charleston area, Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, and Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrell’s Inlet. He also serves as an instructor for the oral board preparation course sponsored by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1991, a master’s degree in education with a concentration in biology from The Citadel College of Graduate Studies in 1999, and his doctorate in medicine from MUSC in 2002. He completed an emergency medicine residency while serving as an active duty naval officer at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.

While on active duty from 1991 through 2015, Brown served as engineering division officer at the Naval Education and Training center in Newport, Rhode Island, and on the USS Sierra (Charleston) and the USS Hawes (Norfolk, Virginia). He was medical officer on the USS Carter Hall (Little Creek, Virginia) in 2008, and served as medical director of a shock trauma unit with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Hemland province, Afghanistan. He was also director of emergency medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. His final tour was as a staff physician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida in 2010. For most of 2014, Brown was stationed as a trauma team leader at a military base in Kumar Province, Afghanistan with Joint Special Operations. He retired from active duty in 2015.

“The Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees welcomes Dr. Brown and looks forward to the knowledge and expertise he will bring MUSC as an alumnus, physician, and veteran,” said Mark Sweatman, Board of Trustees secretary.

Brown received 10 medals for various commendations and achievements while serving in the U.S. Navy. He is a fellow of the Academy of Academic Emergency Medicine, a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, and has served on the board of directors for the Star Gospel Mission as well as Porter-Gaud School.


About MUSC
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), and has nearly 14,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of more than $3.8 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children’s hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2017, for the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit www.musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit www.muschealth.org.

Photo Caption: W. Melvin Brown, the newest member of the MUSC Board of Trustees

Real Men Cook’s 2018 Father’s Day Celebration to Pay Tribute to Fathers for 29th Year

Posted by Admin On May - 18 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
Real Men Cook 2018Real Men Cook® — Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event – will host its 29thth annual celebration to fathers on the grounds of Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove on June 17 from 3PM to 6PM. The overall purpose of the event is to honor fathers, father-figures and other Real Men.

Real Men Cook is the largest, longest-running and most-anticipated Father’s Day celebration of its kind.

The event will be held at Hales Franciscan because the School’s mission to educate, uplift and guide African-American boys aligns with the mission of Real Men Cook and its charitable arm, Real Men Charities. While the event’s centerpiece will be at Hales Franciscan, there will be satellite Real Men Cook celebrations in Chicago’s South Suburbs sponsored by Fathers and Blessings, and in Gary, Indiana hosted by Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary.

For the first time in the history of the 29-year event, there will be an upscale, sit-down white-tablecloth dinner option on Father’s Day at the Quarry Event Center, 2423 E. 75th Street, headquarters of Real Men Charities.  This addition to the Real Men Cook festivities is in response to many men who expressed a desire to be feted in a formal setting. The Quarry will feature jazz and a seven-course meal that will be served by wait staff. Tickets for the gala event are $45. Proceeds will go to Real Men Charities.

In making the announcement, Ayinde Cartman, Real Men Charities, Inc. Executive Director, indicated that Real Men Cook decided to focus all of its resources on showcasing Hales Franciscan High School and Fathers and Blessings because the three share a common mission to cultivate the character of young African-American men and to uplift the family. As a result, a partnership was launched. “Under this alliance,” explained Cartman, “our organizations collaborate year-round through mentoring and service programs.”

Obari Cartman. PhD Psychology, Real Men Charities, Inc. program manager, will provide programming and coordinate activities that align with the organization’s Men’s Wellness Sunday activities, which are offered from the Quarry Events Center from 11:00 – 1:30 each Sunday.

Dr. Cartman underscored the reason the Chicago celebration will be held at Hales Franciscan by noting its progress. He said that in 2017-2018, Hales successfully completed a full academic year with one class after being closed the prior year. He stressed that on the strength of the triumphant relaunch, Hales will begin its second year in the fall with an added class. The school’s plan is to eventually have a full complement of males at every grade level.

Yvette Moyo, Real Men Cook co-founder, credits President Anthony (Taifa) Daniels –Halisi, for his dedication. He said he is grateful that Real Men Cook selected Hales because the celebration shines a light on the school and its long history of transforming African-American boys into men.

The University of Chicago Medicine will host The Health and Wellness Zone, which supports Real Men Charities, Inc.’s mission to build healthy families and communities, and the tradition of promoting health and wellness, prevention and awareness for families and children.

Real Men Cook is a much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited annual celebration.   Men devote Father’s Day to cooking their special dishes and to serving the community. Among those who will be preparing and serving is a new consortium of emerging cooks known as Chicago’s Black Chefs.  These young cooks will be featuring their favorite dishes at Hales and at the Quarry, as well as in the south suburbs at the event to benefit Fathers and Blessings.

Some of the high-profile men who have donned a chef’s hat and participated in the past include U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Congressmen Danny Davis, John Conyers, and John Lewis. Former State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr., and his son State Senator Emil Jones III and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and his sons, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Professor Jonathan Jackson have also joined in past celebrations.

Sponsors of Real Men Cook 2018 are ComEd, University of Chicago Medicine, the Obama Foundation and Great Migration Centennial.

For more information, visit www.realmencook.com

About Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook was conceived and launched in Chicago in 1989 by entrepreneurs Yvette Moyo and Kofi Moyo as a local Father’s Day family celebration. The original concept grew to being celebrated in as many as 13 cities and evolved into a national Father’s Day tradition.

About Real Men Charities

Real Men Charities, Inc. is the sponsor and the benevolent arm of Real Men Cook. It is committed to building healthy families and communities with emphases on male outreach involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. As part of its mission, the year Real Men Charities was awarded a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant for the third year from the Chicago Community Trust. Ayinde Cartman is Executive Director, Dr. Obari Cartman is Program Manager and Kevyn Giggers is Associate Director.

 

 

 

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