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Human Trafficking: No Longer Just an International Problem

On March 4, 2017 from 3-5 pm the Legislative Committee led by Chair LaTonya Ford executed a wonderful program on Human Trafficking  at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL. Powerful presentations were made by Detective Sandra Baptiste, Cassandra Ma, Senator Toi Hutchinson, and Maureen (Moe) Forte. Our fabulous speakers educated all of our guests on the various aspects of human trafficking, including how …

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Mental Illness Awareness & Prevention Community Event

Shame says, “Black folks don’t get depressed, we get the blues.” And Denial echoes, “Black kids don’t commit suicide.” Denial and Shame stand between us and the help that we sometimes desperately need. It is the stigma that accompanies depression, mental illness and suicide that silences us and steals our power against these very real enemies. The Jack and Jill …

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On the Hill Summit

Our 2015-2016 legislative activities kicked off with a bang with four members of our chapter, President Stokes, Regional Program Director Celeste Adams, and newly elected mother’s legislative and teen legislative chairs attending the 5th Biennial On the Hill Summit. During their four days in D.C. they participated in seminars on the college admissions process, the Voting Rights Act, racial profiling, and understanding …

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