April 09, 2013

More Than 1,000 Attend Black Male College Fair; Black Star Nation Mourns Joseph Massenburg

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Attracts more than 1,000 participants
They kept coming and coming!
People of both genders and all races attended.
DePaul University was there!
Tuskegee University was there!
Northwestern University was there!
Mississippi Valley State University was there!
And the U.S. Marines were there 
along with 55 other colleges and universities.
We thank our sponsors, Ramada, CITI, State Farm and PNC Bank, who made this event possible.  We thank the 55 colleges and other vendors who made this event possible.  We thank the parents of the young people who came with the Young Black Men of Honor.  But most importantly, we thank the 1,000 young Black men from around the Midwest who made this event a great success!

The Black Star Nation 
Is Asked to Attend the Funeral of 
Joseph Massenburg 
to support and serve  
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
10:00 am Wake; 11:00 am Funeral 
Holy Temple Cathedral COGIC
15912 Lincoln Avenue
Harvey, Illinois 
Mr. Joseph Massenburg, 
18 Years Old 
Please call Mike at 773.285.9600 
for more information. 
AmeriCorps volunteer 
Joseph Massenburg 
shot to death in New Orleans

April 5, 2013 
(NEW ORLEANS) (WLS) -- The death of a teenager who wanted to dedicate his life to public service is triggering an anti-violence movement after 18-year-old Joseph Massenburg was killed while volunteering with AmeriCorps.
His parents, both pastors, are sharing their grief.
Those pastors are struggling with the pain they so often help others manage as they search for answers to what happened to their son Joseph, a young man who they say had a gift for giving.
Pastors Andre and Sharon Massenburg's notions of service were imprinted on Joseph, who grew up in the pews, and had just started work with a National Civilian Community Corps Team on March 12.
"He's very charming," said Sharon Massenburg. "He's outgoing, a people person, all the above, never meet a stranger."
Pastors Andre and Sharon want to urge young people to simply respect each other. That they say is the key to ending gun violence
Linda Massenburg, a relative, is a loyal and valued volunteer at The Black Star Project in Chicago.  Our condolences to and prayers for the family at this time.
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