Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention Our vision is safe, healthy and resilient African-American children, families, and communities. *** Our Four Pillars***
1.Raise Public Awareness and consciousness about the social and health disparities negatively affecting Illinois' African American communities.
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Identify, assess, and promote effective and culturally competent prevention initiatives/programs, policies and strategies.
3. Build the capacity of African American organizations to provide high quality prevention and early intervention services through training, coaching, and evaluation.
4. Increase funding and resources for ILAACP members by educating Illinois' legislators, taxpayers, and others about the cost-effectiveness of prevention and early intervention.

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What r u doing next Tues. evening 12/6 around 6 pm? Why not come out and support a good cause with the 100 Black Men of ...
12/02/2016

What r u doing next Tues. evening 12/6 around 6 pm? Why not come out and support a good cause with the 100 Black Men of Chicago #100BMC at their Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Old Crow Smokehouse 149 W. Kinzie Chicago, IL. Bring a toy, make a $25 donation at the door, or visit www.100bmc.org to purchase a ticket in advance. Over 900 guests last year!!!!

Register for the 100 Black Men of Chicago's 14th Annual College Scholarship Fair at http://100bmc.org/csf/. #100BMC #Col...
10/05/2016

Register for the 100 Black Men of Chicago's 14th Annual College Scholarship Fair at http://100bmc.org/csf/. #100BMC #College #Scholarship

Aetna stopped by our office today to show their support for the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAA...
09/27/2016

Aetna stopped by our office today to show their support for the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP)! Thank you for awarding us with a $5000 grant and for helping us realize our vision of safe, healthy and resilient African American children, families, and communities. Pictured left to right are Jacqleen Musarra, Director, Community Outreach; Malik Nevels, Executive Director, ILAACP; and Brian Keane, Chief Operating Officer.

"Black youth may experience disproportionate exposure to violence or traumatic stressors, both of which have been associ...
09/22/2016
Suicide among young children — particularly black children — merits our full attention

"Black youth may experience disproportionate exposure to violence or traumatic stressors, both of which have been associated with suicidal behavior," the study states. "Also, research has shown that black youth are less likely to receive services for depression, suicidal ideation and other mental health problems compared with nonblack youth." #SuicidePrevention #BlackLivesMatter

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics analyzes suicide rates among children 5-14 from 2003 to 2012 and finds an increase among black children.

"Race is not a skill or characteristic that should have any market value as it relates to your wages, but it does," said...
09/20/2016
Wage gap between blacks and whites is worst in nearly 40 years

"Race is not a skill or characteristic that should have any market value as it relates to your wages, but it does," said Valerie Wilson, the director of the program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute and a co-author of the report.#EndWageGap #EqualPay

The wage gap between blacks and whites is the worst it's been in nearly four decades, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

The gains at Marshall, Phillips High School on the South Side, and other black schools helped drive up the citywide Afri...
09/19/2016
Black graduation rate rises, but funding cuts jeopardize improvements

The gains at Marshall, Phillips High School on the South Side, and other black schools helped drive up the citywide African-American graduation rate by 4 percentage points, a slightly higher rate of improvement than the district as a whole. But the racial gap in graduation rates is still stark: White students posted a graduation rate of 81 percent, compared to 67 percent for African-American students. The rate for Latinos is now 78 percent. #EducationMatters #Budget

High schools that enroll black and Latino students are making progress in raising graduation rates. But the gap between black and white students, especially males, remains wide.

The idea of the museum was first proposed in 1915 by black veterans of the Civil War. A year later, Rep. Leonidas C. Dye...
09/14/2016
100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Ready For Reveal

The idea of the museum was first proposed in 1915 by black veterans of the Civil War. A year later, Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, R-Mo., introduced HR 18721, a bill that called for a commission to "secure plans and designs for a monument or memorial to the memory of the negro soldiers and sailors who fought in the wars of our country." Three years later, Dyer — who also authored the 1918 Dyer Anti-Lynching bill — upped the ante and drafted a bill to erect an African-American monument in the capital. #BlackHistoryMuseum #AfricanAmerican #History

The complicated history of how the National Museum of African American History and Culture finally moved from conversation to construction may be as compelling as the artifacts in its exhibits.

These very positive results were largely driven by two factors: a stronger labor market that finally began to lift the l...
09/13/2016
A tightening labor market and Obamacare delivered income growth and health coverage to working families in 2015

These very positive results were largely driven by two factors: a stronger labor market that finally began to lift the living standards of low- and middle-income working families and the diffusion of health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. #Poverty #Obamacare #ACA

New Census Bureau numbers show that poverty went down, there were fewer without insurance, and middle-class incomes went up last year. The one-two punch of tighter labor markets and Obamacare made the difference.

With suburban heroin overdoses spiking, the Illinois General Assembly quickly passed the Heroin Crisis Act last year. It...
09/12/2016
Why isn't Chicago's violence crisis treated like suburban heroin epidemic?

With suburban heroin overdoses spiking, the Illinois General Assembly quickly passed the Heroin Crisis Act last year. It allows pharmacies to dispense heroin overdose reversal drugs, such as naloxone, to individuals without a prescription. Though Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed new legislation aimed at illegal gun trafficking, community-based anti-violence programs were irreparably harmed by the yearlong state budget impasse that froze funding. #ViolencePrevention #ILBudget #ChooseRevenue

Sympathy for suburban moms who lose kids to heroin; blame for urban moms who lose kids to violence.

In Philadelphia, the number of black teachers declined by 18.5 percent between 2001 and 2012. In Chicago, the black teac...
09/08/2016
We're losing tens of thousands of black teachers. Here's why that’s bad for everyone.

In Philadelphia, the number of black teachers declined by 18.5 percent between 2001 and 2012. In Chicago, the black teacher population dropped by nearly 40 percent. Many of these departures came as part of mass layoffs and closings in schools with low test scores, a policy promoted with federal and state dollars since 2002. #BlackTeachersMatter #Education

Investigating the school crisis no one is talking about.

#BacktoSchool, back to a healthier you! You can still register for our Healthier Choices - Healthier Families program at...
09/07/2016

#BacktoSchool, back to a healthier you! You can still register for our Healthier Choices - Healthier Families program at the South Side YMCA. Email Nicaya today at [email protected] or call 312-850-4444 for more information.For more information about HCHF please visit http://bit.ly/1Ks6VMs. #Nutrition #Health #HealthierChoices #HealthierFamilies

#TroyLaRaviere left his post at Blaine Elementary after accepting the presidency of the Chicago Principals and Administr...
08/31/2016
Dear Mayor Emanuel: I resign my position as principal of the #1 rated neighborhood school in Chicago

#TroyLaRaviere left his post at Blaine Elementary after accepting the presidency of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. Here's a letter he wrote to Mayor Rahm Emanuel explaining his resignation. #EducationMatters #CPS #RahmEmanuel #Chicago

Dear Mayor Emanuel: In 2010 Chicago Magazine ranked Blaine Elementary School as the 16th best elementary school in Chicago, and the 6th best neighborhood school. After being hired to lead Bla…

“There could be a limit on it. But when there’s conflict of interest, you need to have two separate bodies of representa...
08/30/2016
Civilian Office on Police Accountability to replace IPRA

“There could be a limit on it. But when there’s conflict of interest, you need to have two separate bodies of representation. The Law Department represents police officers. There should be a firewall between the Law Department and COPA in any instances where there might be a conflict, sharing information or having to work with people in the department representing different sides of the same issue.” said Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), leader of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus. #EndPoliceBrutality

COPA, the new agency that will take the place of the soon-to-be-abolished IPRA, will not have the authority to hire its own independent counsel.

We want to hear from you. Is this the solution to gun violence in Chicago? Under the new law, a first conviction for tra...
08/29/2016
Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois

We want to hear from you. Is this the solution to gun violence in Chicago? Under the new law, a first conviction for trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years. #ViolencePrevention

Firearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Tuesday, a move

The Civic Federation, a business-backed watchdog group, said it can't support Chicago Public Schools' new budget because...
08/24/2016
CPS board votes today on $5.4 billion budget with property tax hikes

The Civic Federation, a business-backed watchdog group, said it can't support Chicago Public Schools' new budget because it relies on money from the state that might not arrive and a large amount of borrowing. And Access Living, a disability rights group, said it's concerned about the new way the district is doling out special education money. #CPS #BudgetCrisis #IllinoisBudget

As the Chicago Board of Education prepares to vote Wednesday on a $5.4 billion budget laden with property tax increases, two advocacy groups criticized the spending plan for lack of detail.

As reported by The American Prospect, “While black students were 40 percent of Chicago’s school district population … th...
08/23/2016
The Segregation Conundrum of Chicago's South-Side Schools

As reported by The American Prospect, “While black students were 40 percent of Chicago’s school district population … they made up 88 percent of those affected by the [public-school] closures.” #EducationMatters #Segregation #ChicagoPublicSchools

The racial separation that permeates nearly every aspect of life in the Windy City is inexcusable.

Funded through a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice, the program used data analytics to identify in...
08/22/2016
Chicago’s predictive policing tool just failed a major test

Funded through a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice, the program used data analytics to identify individuals, known as Strategic Subjects, likely to be involved in a shooting. The hope was that the list would allow police to provide social services to people in danger, while also preventing likely shooters from picking up a gun. But a new report from the RAND Corporation shows nothing of the sort has happened. Instead, it indicates that the list is, at best, not even as effective as a most wanted list. At worst, it unnecessarily targets people for police attention, creating a new form of profiling. #CriminalJusticeReform #Chicago #Policing

Struggling to reduce its high murder rate, the city of Chicago has become an incubator for experimental policing techniques. Community policing, stop and frisk, "interruption" tactics — the city...

"The bill would have allowed state agencies to begin automatically registering new voters as early as January 2018, with...
08/17/2016
Democrats, advocates blast Rauner veto of automatic voter registration bill

"The bill would have allowed state agencies to begin automatically registering new voters as early as January 2018, with people having the opportunity to opt out. Additionally, it would have allowed for an immediate update of the registration info of an estimated 700,000 existing voters ahead of the presidential election this fall," Cook County Clerk David Orr said. #VoterRights #Rauner #AVRinIL

Democrats and voting rights advocates cried foul Monday over Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's last-minute veto of a bill that would make voter registration automatic in time for the 2018 election, vowing to push for an override when lawmakers return to the Capitol in late November.

According to Dr. Woolhandler: “Minority kids don’t get help when they’re in trouble. Instead they get expelled or jailed...
08/16/2016
Minority youth rarely get help for mental health problems: nationwide study | Physicians for a National Health Program

According to Dr. Woolhandler: “Minority kids don’t get help when they’re in trouble. Instead they get expelled or jailed. But punishing people for mental illness or addiction is both inhumane and ineffective. The lack of care for minority youth is the real crime.” To read the report, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care for Children and Young Adults, please visit http://bit.ly/2bqQ91r.

The research was led by Dr. Lyndonna Marrast, who was a fellow at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance when she initiated the study. Marrast is currently assistant professor of medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New York. The study’s co-authors are Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, professors at the City University of New York at Hunter College and lecturers at Harvard Medical School. #MentalHealth #YouthLivesMatters #JuvenileJusticeReform

Black children and young adults are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care despite having similar rates of mental health problems, according to a study published today [Friday, Aug. 12] in the International Journal of Health Services. Hispanic youth also get only…

The plan targets 19 Chicago communities that The Chicago Urban League has identified as “racially concentrated areas of ...
08/15/2016
Chicago Urban League Releases Plan to Combat ‘Structural Racism’

The plan targets 19 Chicago communities that The Chicago Urban League has identified as “racially concentrated areas of poverty.” Decades of segregation and disinvestment, the report explains, have pushed over 40 percent of the residents of these areas below the federal poverty line. Communities highlighted in the plan are concentrated on the city’s South and West Sides, such as North Lawndale, Austin and Garfield Park. To view the Blueprint for an Equitable Chicago: A 10-Year Plan please visit http://bit.ly/2b6iaxD. #Education #Employment #EconomicDevelopment #EndPoverty #BlackLivesMatter #Chicago #BuildCommunities

The Chicago Urban League unveiled this week its 10-year plan to fight structural racism in the city, highlighting education, employment and economic development as key areas of focus.

“Our data pretty clearly say it’s a race issue,” said Raymond Tait, a pain researcher at Saint Louis University in Misso...
08/10/2016
Minorities Suffer From Unequal Pain Treatment

“Our data pretty clearly say it’s a race issue,” said Raymond Tait, a pain researcher at Saint Louis University in Missouri. “Our take on this was that during active treatment, we believe negative stereotypes impact clinical decision-making.” #HealthMatters #BlackLivesMatter #PainRelief

Researchers cite several reasons for the disparity, including evidence of racial bias and stereotyping. The lower level of treatment tends to lead to more disability.

“We do not know if Mayor Rahm Emanuel can stand another teachers strike, especially at a time when confidence in his lea...
08/09/2016
CPS vows 'balanced' $5.4B budget; CTU sees cuts, threatens strike

“We do not know if Mayor Rahm Emanuel can stand another teachers strike, especially at a time when confidence in his leadership is at an all-time low and the city is in an uproar over another police shooting of an unarmed African-American youth,” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said. “Do not force our hand.” #EducationMatters #ChicagoTeachers

But the budget — about $232 million less than last year — is dependent on the district reaching an agreement on a contract a CTU bargaining unit has rejected…

08/08/2016

Did you miss our Healthier Choices – Healthier Families (HCHF) Coordinator, Nicaya Rapier, and Nutrition Instructor, Danielle Stanley, Saturday at the Apostolic Church of God - Chicago Health Fair and CAC Kappas’s 2nd Annual Back to School Block Party hosted at the Edward G. Irvin Foundation Achievement Center? Don’t worry, you can still register for HCHF. Email Nicaya at [email protected] or call 312-850-4444 for more information.For more information about HCHF please visit http://bit.ly/1Ks6VMs. #BacktoSchool #Nutrition #Health #HealthierChoices #HealthierFamilies

“So many kids have confessed to things that are not true,” said State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, 5th District, who spons...
08/03/2016
Juveniles in police custody to get more legal protections in Illinois

“So many kids have confessed to things that are not true,” said State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, 5th District, who sponsored a recent bill meant to enhance the legal protections for children who are in police custody. “You can get a child to say anything.” #JuvenileJusticeReform

New legislation would require the presence of an attorney and videotaped interrogations when minors are questioned in serious crimes.

“What we’re doing to fight poverty actually does help reduce poverty,” said Gregory Acs, director of the Income and Bene...
08/02/2016
Good News: Fewer U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Bad News: More Old Folks Do

“What we’re doing to fight poverty actually does help reduce poverty,” said Gregory Acs, director of the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, which recently published an analysis of American poverty. “We’re just not measuring it right.” #PovertyPrevention

The official measure of who’s poor doesn’t include anti-poverty programs or healthcare costs.

Although the Illinois Department of Human Services published a report in 2009 that reiterated the grim prospects for bla...
08/01/2016
Cook County commissioner calls for study to ‘examine the status of the African-American male’

Although the Illinois Department of Human Services published a report in 2009 that reiterated the grim prospects for black men in the state, Richard Boykin says the problem has only worsened in the past seven years. "I'm seeing it every day in Austin, in East and West Garfield Park, in Lawndale, in places like Englewood. I'm seeing the misery, I'm seeing the faces of hopelessness," he says. "We can help build upon the work the state did in 2009 and focus it on the county." #BlackLivesMatter #BlackMenMatter

Richard Boykin hopes better data may bring much-needed relief to a demographic facing dire problems.

"We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself," said Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.Baltimore city becam...
07/27/2016
Freddie Gray case: Charges dropped against remaining officers

"We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself," said Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Baltimore city became a focal point of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the nationwide debate on excessive police force. #FreddieGray

Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

“The situation is tremendously frustrating,” said Randy Dunn, president of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, who ...
07/26/2016
Illinois Colleges Besieged by Cuts as Budget Fight Trickles Down

“The situation is tremendously frustrating,” said Randy Dunn, president of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, who faults state politics for the decline in enrollment in the coming school year. He said rivals in states including Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee as seeing an influx of Illinois students. “To some degree, this budget crisis in the state does cut our legs out from under us.” #Education #IllinoisBudget #ILBudgetNow #ChooseRevenue #BudgetFirst

For Illinois’s colleges and universities, the end of a record-long political fight over the budget isn’t bringing the financial consequences to a close.

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