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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fwd: BRONZECOMM: Tuesday Morning News and Events Roundup 1/24/12

can you get them to carry the two recent stories

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Sent: 1/24/2012 8:48:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: BRONZECOMM: Tuesday Morning News and Events Roundup 1/24/12



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In the Tuesday morning Bronzecomm Newsletter:

      "Sit Down and Shut up" Ordinance passes City Council

  New Study says Black face Bias when seeking Bankruptcy

       FELA - First Night Fundraiser to benefit The DuSable

       Black Creativity 2012 opens tomorrow at the Museum of Science and Industry

       Save the Date:  Al Hawkins - Through My Eyes -  at the South Side Community Art Center

       President Obama is hiring campaign workers

       See Mars in stunning HD

     ...and there's more, much more.


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1.  From: Yvonne Pugh <yvonnepugh@sbcglobal.net>
     Subject: "Sit Down and Shut Up" ordinances passed in Chicago City Council

"Sit Down and Shut Up" ordinances passed in Chicago City Council

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following joint statement from the
Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8)
and Occupy Chicago on the Jan.  18 vote by the Chicago City Council.

Joint statement by Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8) and Occupy Chicago

At 12:30 today, Rahm Emanuel officiated over the death of the Bill of Rights in the City Council chambers.

Ordinances designed to severely restrict First Amendment rights of speech and assembly were presented
on December 14th.  The stated target was to prepare to repress protesters during the summits of NATO
and the G8.

At first, aldermen and the media all agreed that no one would oppose Emanuel on this.

In response to mayor's attack on civil liberties, the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda
(CANG8) joined together with Occupy Chicago and several unions to unite our efforts to defend of
civil liberties in Chicago.  By last week, aldermen had felt so much pressure from constituents that they
had to speak out.

Emanuel then moved to withdraw first one, and then another, of the most criticized pieces.  Protests continued
to grow; Emanuel retreated further; the protests mounted, and he retreated even further.

Finally, a version was reached that the council opposition could vote for, hoping that the movement would not
condemn them.  The final version is still a significant attack on democratic rights; its passage is a defeat
for our movement.

The mayor has not achieved his true objective, though.  Emanuel looks at the new Chicago he has inherited,
with protesters in so many places, and he wants to put the genie back in the bottle.  It's not possible.

We have the right to protest against war, austerity, and inequality. 

Mayor Emanuel, you'll see us in the streets of Chicago: our streets.

2.  From:  Raynard
     Subject:  New Study show Bias in Bankruptcy

Blacks Face Bias in Bankruptcy, Study Suggests
by: Tara Siegel Bernard,
Source:  New York Times

Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to wind up in the more onerous and costly form
of consumer bankruptcy as they try to dig out from their debts, a new study has found.

The disparity persisted even when the researchers adjusted for income, homeownership,
assets and education.  The evidence suggested that lawyers were disproportionately steering
blacks into a process that was not as good for them financially, in part because of biases,
whether conscious or unconscious.

The vast majority of debtors file under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, which typically
allows them to erase most debts in a matter of months.  It tends to have a higher success rate
and is less expensive than the alternative, Chapter 13, which requires debtors to dedicate
their disposable income to paying back their debts for several years.

The study of racial differences [3] in bankruptcy filings was written by Robert M.  Lawless,
a bankruptcy expert and law professor, and Dov Cohen, a psychology professor, both
with the University of Illinois; and Jean Braucher, a law professor at the University of Arizona.

A survey conducted as part of their research found that bankruptcy lawyers were much more
likely to steer black debtors into a Chapter 13 than white filers even when they had identical
financial situations.

The lawyers, the survey found, were also more likely to view blacks as having "good values"
when they expressed a preference for Chapter 13.

Read more online:  click here>>>

3.  From: DuSable Events
     Subject:  FELA - The First Night

DuSable Museum Events
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celebrate by becoming a member today! 
Call (773) 947-0600 x 238 for more information.


Visit The DuSable Museum Today!!!

4.  From:  Special Events at the MSI
     Subject:  Opening Tomorrow:  Black Creativity 2012
                     Powerful:  African Americans in Energy

5.  From: Diane Dinkins Carr <DDCARR56@aol.com>
     Subject:  Al Hawkins - Through My Eyes
                     at the South Side Community Art Center

6.  From:  Regina, Kirkland, others
     Subject:  The Passing of Etta James

As I'm sure you know by now, Etta James has made her transition.

Here is a article from NPR that I'm sure you'll find of interest and it contains several of her songs.
The great voices are passing on.

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7.  From: Raynard
     Subject: Former Bull Armstrong Nominated to Park District Board

Former Bull Armstrong Nominated to Park District Board

A Bull is replacing a Bear on the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday announced his nomination of former Chicago Bull BJ Armstrong to the Park District Board. 
Armstrong will take the seat recently vacated by Robert (Bob) Pickens, a former Chicago Bear and Park District Board Member
since 2000.

The mayor, according to a release from his office, also announced that the Park District is undertaking the Slam Dunk Project,
which will renovate 100 outdoor basketball courts in 2012, the largest renovation of courts in its history.

"I am very excited to be nominated and for the opportunity to take an active role in improving our parks and providing children
and families with a great place to stay fit," Armstrong said.  "As you can imagine, I'm especially pleased to hear the Park District
is renovating so many basketball courts at a time when many people are looking to our parks as an option for playing basketball.

Read more online:  click here>>>

8.  From: Raynard
     Subject: New site features Black-owned Chicago businesses

Blackmark-It opens for business:  http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=198745        9.  From: Dan Dixon <ddixon29@comcast.net>      Subject: Pres. Obama is hiring for his campaign  

Hello Friends,

Happy New Year. 

I am excited to share the news that the Obama Campaign is hiring in great number. 

They are very interested in getting qualified people of color in various positions.  

 a link to all of the positions and descriptions currently available:

Folks should feel free to apply through this link, but should also e-mail their resumes
to opportunities@barackobama.com and ccNicoProbst (nprobst@barackobama.com). 
We want to make sure there's a strong African American presence in the field in 2012.

Please distribute the links to your constituency far and wide.


Mrs.  Kimberly Marcus
National African American Outreach Director 
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
430 S.  Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-5062 ph
Twitter: @KimMarcusDNC

10.  From: <opother@att.net>
       Subject: Chicago Career Tech accepting applications

Chicago Career Tech
is now accepting applications for the education-based Career Training
and corporate-based Pathways to Employment programs which will begin in spring 2012.

Career Training
is an education-based, three- to six-month program that includes quality hands-on
training, classroom training and career counseling necessary for participants to obtain and succeed
in high-demand technology-based careers.  Each track offers industry-recognized certification upon
completion of the program.

Pathways to Employment
offer both corporate-based education and hands-on training with a
local business with immediate hiring needs.  Upon completion of the program, graduates may
be interviewed and considered for immediate employment.

Chicago Career Tech applicants
must meet and provide appropriate documentation for ALL
of the following core
minimum qualifications:

■Legal right to work in the United States
Resident of the City of Chicago
■Minimum of a high school degree, GED certificate, or higher level of education
■Unemployed (no earlier than January 1, 2008) with previous annual income of $25,000 to $90,000 (NEW!)
■Eligible to collect or have exhausted unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in the State of Illinois
■Not enrolled in another job training program during the duration of the Chicago Career Tech program
■Not a previous Chicago Career Tech participant
■Able to pass criminal background check and drug test

For the deadlines and more information, visit http://www.chicagocareertech.com

11.  From:  Raynard
       Subject:  Mars in HD

One of the most amazing photographic collections
ever, from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter,
HiRISE camera. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.

Video:  Mars in Stunning HD

12.  From: bruce crosby <bruceec1@yahoo.com>
       Subject:  Mistrial declared for former cop shot 28 times by police

This was written following the mistrial in 2007.

Judge Clayton Crane and co. decided to retry him again. Now they are referring to the 1st trial
as a "previous proceeding". The current jury are not to be informed that there was a previous
mis-trial where he was acquitted of firing a weapon.

How can he not have fired a weapon and be tried again for attempted murder?

Please pass this notice on to others in your email. We have to support this brother or they will send him to jail for
the rest of his life. the trial is taking place at 26th and California form 10-5 all next week.

Mistrial declared for former cop shot 28 times by police 
By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Source:  FinalCall.com

A jury was unable to come to an agreement in a controversial case in which Howard Morgan,
a former Chicago police officer and senior patrolman for the Burlington Northern Railroad,
was shot 28 times by Chicago police officers.

After three days of deliberations, a mistrial was declared on May 12, and prosecutors are
preparing to retry the case.

According to the testimony of police officers directly involved in the case, allegedly Mr.  Morgan
became belligerent following a traffic stop close to midnight on February 21, 2005.  The officers
said that when they attempted to physically subdue him, a struggle ensued and Mr.  Morgan
fired his weapon a total of 17 times, wounding several officers.

According to Mr.  Morgan, as a law enforcement official traveling to and from work, he is allowed
to be in possession of his service revolver and maintains that he never fired his weapon and did
not resist the officers.  He stated that he only attempted to inform them that he was an officer,
not a criminal, and it was in fact the officers who caused the escalation of events that resulted
in him being shot 28 times.

Community leaders say the Howard Morgan case is yet another example of excessive force. 
Mr.  Morgan called the members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) "head-hunters." "They
want to dismiss the fact that I [also] was an officer," Mr.  Morgan told The Final Call.  "They
want to charge me with attempting to kill a peace officer when I am a peace officer—and they
didn't get charged.

In the 22 years that I have been in law enforcement, I have never had a problem," said Mr.  Morgan. 
"They are out here head-hunting.  They're nothing but a gang with guns and badges," he added.

Read more online:  click here>>>

13.  From:  Raynard
       Subject:  Constitutional Amendment to Publicly Finance Federal Elections

Kucinich Announces 'Game Changing' Constitutional Amendment
to Publicly Finance Federal Elections

By Dennis Kucinich

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United,
which opened the floodgate of unlimited, shadowy corporate spending in public elections,
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced H. J. Res. 100, a constitutional amendment
to rescue American democracy from corporate money's corrupting influence.

"Because of the decision by the Supreme Court majority in the Citizens United case, more money
was spent on campaigns in the 2010 election than has ever been spent in a mid-term election.

"Because of the Citizens United case, more money will be spent in the 2012 elections than has
 ever been spent in an election in the history of our country.

"Because of the Citizens United case, American democracy has been put up on the auction block,"
said Kucinich.

H.J. Res.100 would require that all federal campaigns –all campaigns for President, Vice-President,
Senator and Representative – be financed exclusively with public funds and prohibit any expenditures
from any other source, including the candidate. H. J. Res. 100 would also prohibit any expenditures
in support of, or in opposition to, any federal candidate, so that interest groups will not be able
to influence elections. It will maintain the First Amendment "freedom of the press" and preserve the
traditional role that the media have played in our electoral process.

"We must rescue American democracy from unlimited corporate money. This is the most fundamental issue
facing the future of our nation. With corporate, private financing we have officials working for the interest
of corporations. With public financing we have officials working for the public. And public financing will
actually save taxpayers' money, by eliminating any incentive of public officials to reward campaign
contributors with taxpayer subsidies.

"We must eliminate the influence of money on our elections and on our policy-making.  We must eliminate
the influence of special interests on our elections and on our legislation.  We must eliminate the influence of
multi-national corporations and foreign corporations on the government of our country. We cannot wait.
We must fight for government of the people, by the people, for the people," said Kucinich.




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