The Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention is a community of charitable organizations, and this blog is an opportunity to share. Our goal here is to encourage dialogue, by giving you those bits and pieces into what we're thinking that might not be easily visible from other areas of the site.
We are united by our goals for safer, healthier, more resilient Black families and neighborhoods, and welcome the opportunity to engage, be engaged and begin the dialogue throughout the state of Illinois.
We're happy to share our stories; we hope to learn more of yours.
Over the past six years the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) has dedicated itself to raising public awareness and consciousness about health disparities that negatively affect Illinois’ African American communities. One of our goals is to reduce health … Continue reading
A teenager looking for a summer job faces a daunting task in the state of Illinois. I recently observed a conversation during a youth focus group and, while obtaining a job was not the stated topic for the focus group, … Continue reading
On Monday, January 21, 2013, as we celebrate the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and witness the inauguration of our nation’s first African-American President, Barack Obama, to a second term, it’s important to acknowledge both the symbolic and … Continue reading
Across the United States many communities are experiencing unprecedented levels of obesity among adults, teens, and young children. We have all witnessed the physical, emotional, social and economic consequences of obesity, whether in our own lives or those of our … Continue reading
Flash mobs. Gang Violence. Muggings and robberies. Local media has painted the summer of 2011 in the City of Chicago as being hot with violence, especially from the younger generation. Does the violence stem from youth that need a thrill, … Continue reading