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We Need to Hear From You! 4th District Listening Sessions on Justice Involved Youth

Please join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s Cook County Justice Advisory Council, the Cook County Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County Juvenile Probation and the JDAI Community Engagement Committee for one of two community listening sessions focused on justice involved youth in the 4th police district. These sessions will be the […]

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Help Ensure HEAL Proposal is Part of Negotiated Illinois Budget to Invest in Health

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a bipartisan budget group has been working to develop a proposed state budget that could be released later this week. It’s time to ensure legislators know that you support the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) proposal- the sugary drink tax that raises […]

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Show #BlackLivesMatter By Showing Up On Election Day!!!

The best way to demonstrate that #BlackLivesMatter is to cast your vote tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15th. Illinois’ primary election is especially important. It is an opportunity to voice our frustration and dissatisfaction over the decisions made (or not made) by our elected officials, which have had a […]

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Ask Your Legislator to Support the HEAL Act

As Governor Rauner addresses the legislature regarding the FY 2017 Illinois budget, we’re still faced with the current budget impasse that has left Illinois without a budget for more than 8 months. Since state leaders will need to address our growing deficit and put an end to […]

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16 Shots, 400 Days Later

The story of 17-year old Laquan McDonald is a tragic tale of a failed system, designed to save our children. Through a series of tragic events and DCFS involvement, Laquan surpassed expectations by turning his life around, attending school regularly, working towards graduation and obtaining summer employment. […]

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Make the call Wednesday: Thousands mobilizing to get Health Funding in the Budget

The Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention is supporting the Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Act in Illinois and we need your help! The HEAL Act funds prevention and Medicaid with revenue from a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 29! […]

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Share Your Black History Month Events

February is Black History Month, a month to reflect on and learn about African American history. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans nationwide while acknowledging the role we played in American history. An extension of Historian Carter G. […]

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NOV 15TH: OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS FOR GET COVERED ILLINOIS

Are you covered? Do you know someone that is uninsured? Open enrollment for Get Covered Illinois (GCI), the official health insurance marketplace for Illinois, began on November 15, 2014.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you are now able to secure quality health insurance for yourself and […]

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Bullying Prevention Program Kick-Off A Bully-Free Celebration

According to Bullying and Victimization Among African American Adolescents: A Literature Review , a report in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, African American adolescents have higher rates of bullying and victimization compared to other adolescent populations. This review found strong associations among bullying involvement, […]

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Don’t Silence Violence: 10 Steps African Americans Should Take To Leave an Abusive Relationship

Fact: Most domestic violence incidents are never reported. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as such we must highlight the importance of leaving an abusive relationship and the issues African Americans face when making the decision to leave their abuser. For African Americans, it is especially difficult […]

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