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August 13, 2013
Project Hood News
August 13th, 2013
Happy August! We're back in action here at Project Hood. We took a bit of a break on the newsletters as we had so many different things to share with you, we didn't want it to be an overload of information shared. Thank you for all your support and prayers are we are working effortlessly to build a state of the art community center. We hope you enjoyed the images from the peace rally as well as the coverage from Fox News.
Thank you for being patient with us and we're happy to have more information to share with you again on a weekly basis in our newsletter.
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Project Hood Team
In thewakeof the rulingof"notguilty"in theTrayvon Martincase,muchdiscussion is takingplaceregardingwhether thedecisionmadeby the jurywas fair."Fair" isawordthat cannot beapplied totheTrayvonBenjaminMartin's case. Itwasunfair thathe wasprofiled, followedandkilledonFebruary26,2012. Itwasunfair thathe was tried forhisownmurder. Itwasunfair thathisassailanthasbeencalled"notguilty" of taking the lifeofan innocent,unarmedyoung manwhowas fullofpromiseand possibilities...A futurediscarded andnownever tobe knownby those who lovedhim,orwhomhe mighthavecome to love.
On thesurface, the tragedyof thisstory is indeed loss of lifeand twoparents leftbehind towonderwhat theirchildmighthaveaccomplished. More deeplyand fundamentally, the tragedy isoursociety -ourAmerican society- that hasperpetuated the prejudicesand ideals that led to theevents that tookplace that fatefulday.
City Releases Maps Of New Safe Passage Routes For Schools
August 9, 2013 7:19 AM
CHICAGO (CBS) - About two weeks before students return to school, Chicago Public Schools officials have released details on the new Safe Passage routes designed to protect kids as they move to their new schools this year.
Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support for the upcoming school year, including the welcoming schools for the 30,000 students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June. (Another elementary school is slated to close at the end of the upcoming school year.)
600 Cities and 1.1 Million Fathers Participated in the Largest, Organized Back-to-School Effort in U.S. History
(Chicago, Illinois) - Most educational experts know that one of the best ways to improve the academic performance of students is to get fathers and families to participate effectively in the educational and social-developmental lives of their children. The Black Star Project is sponsoring the Million Father March 2013 on the first day of school in nearly 600 cities across America to get fathers and families more engaged with the education of their children.
"Education has become a matter of national security. If we cannot effectively educate our children, we cannot properly protect our country or our quality of life in America," says Phillip Jackson, Executive Director of The Black Star Project, U.S.A. The Million Father March is a special day when fathers and other men make a commitment to their children, their families, their communities and their country with their dynamic presence at a school. Fathers are asked to make a year-long commitment by volunteering 10 hours during the coming school year at their child's school. This is the real Fathers Day!