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National Urban League On TV One

State of Black America

All-Star Political & Cultural Panel Debates State of Black America on TV One May 31

The National Urban League Wire
From the President’s Desk:

The nation’s leading commentators challenge one another on topics such as job creation, voting rights, and criminal justice reform during the National Urban League’s first-ever national television special: “National Urban League Presents: State of Black America,” premiering May 31, 8pm ET, on TV One.

  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University professor and author;
  • Attorney Angela Rye is a frequent political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst;
  • Touré is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality;
  • GOP consultant Paris Dennard is an NPR Political Analyst and CNN Political commentator;
  • Democratic political strategist Symone Sanders served as national press secretary for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders;
  • Journalist Jeff Johnson appears on BET and serves as a national communications consultant;
  • GOP strategist Angela Sailor served as director of the Republican National Committee’s Coalitions Department

Moderating the dynamic discussion is Roland Martin, managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now. Urban League Young Professionals and Guild chapters are hosting both live and virtual watch parties – check with your local Urban League affiliate for more information. Join the conversation on social media by following @NatUrbanLeague and @TVOneTV and sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #StateofBlackAmerica.

Community Corner….Three Great EVENTS!

Greetings,

I am sending Information about tree great upcoming events that you might be interested in, the dfree (debt free) Conference (June 2-3), the BUILD Initiative (June – Nov), and the Women Up Conference (June 17th). Please review this info, register ASAP and share the info with others. Thanks!

Three Great EVENTS: BUILD Program, The dfree Conference & Woman-Up Conference! – Coming in June!

Peace and blessing, JC Anyike

The dfree NEXT LEVEL 2017

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May Charity ~ Pack Away Hunger

This month we are taking our $10.00 funds and donating to

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http://www.packawayhunger.org/

Life. Hunger steals quality of life. For some it steals life itself. Small children are especially vulnerable, and each day more than 8,000 perish due to hunger related causes.

Changing. Fueled by like-minded community members, we provide meals that have the power to transform lives. Regular access to nutritious food does more than satisfy in the short term. It builds the foundation for a hopeful future.

Nutrition. Superior nutrition in each serving is vital. Our meals carry a powerful vitamin/mineral combination. This newly developed formula is scientifically proven to improve key health factors of the chronically hungry.

Pack Away Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. The lack of proper nutrition creates serious health and developmental consequences for individuals and has far reaching implications for communities.  In the United States 15.8 million children do not have regular access to healthy meals (1). In developing countries one out of six children — roughly 100 million — is underweight, the result of acute or chronic malnutrition (2).

In a world with such vast resources, we think this is unacceptable. To achieve our mission, we have partnered with The Mathile Institute for Human Nutrition to develop the most highly nutritious pre-packaged meals available. These meals are scientifically proven to meet the specific nutritional needs of children and other at-risk populations.

We’re not alone in our desire to end hunger. Like-minded community organizations, businesses and individuals join our mission by purchasing the raw materials needed for these meals. The group then comes together to create the meals at a “packing event”. The meals are then distributed to local food banks and pantries or to community feeding programs in emerging nations.

These powerful events are educational and fun! Participants often feel a sense of purpose, knowing the meals they pack with their own hands will meet a significant need for someone in their neighborhood or in a community around the world.

We believe this unique collaboration between nutritional science and community engagement offers a significant way to provide Life. Changing. Nutrition. to those in need.

Please join us to Pack Away Hunger.

 

Thank You For Your Support!

“My Life, My Vibe” May 2017

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Hello All,

For those of you who follow this blog, are aware that May & June are my most busiest months by way of me going out and making community connections for my 9-5. Which leaves little to no time for blogging on the side, however I will never leave you hanging. I will be posting behind the scenes from time to time on all the goodness and adventures from The Evolution! Society with my family and my work in the community (my family is my Evolution Team so yes they will be in the photos) Jpic 2.png

But don’t forget we always give you your Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesday and “Things We Are Lovely Lately. So go out and catch life with some gratitude this season….we look forward to seeing you out in the community …stay tuned and be inspired…many blessings!

We look forward to being of continued service to you and I hope you will enjoy the benefits of our new co-op networking community. Please let us know what you’re doing in your business and community, your feedback is very important to us! Positive Mind…Positive Vibe…Positive Life

What do you plan on doing new this month?

XOXO

“C”

 Monthly Affirmation:

“Pay It Forward”

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Monthly Challenge:

Rebuild Your Spirit: Service Your Community Challenge

Book of The Month

“Furiously Happy”

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 “Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/Event Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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Community Corner…#RockTheREDPump Event

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Know. Act. Rock.

Today, we are excited to kickoff Women’s History Month by launching our 9th Annual Rock the Red Pump® campaign. Since the beginning, supporters like you have tweeted, posted, and shared photos and information to help us educate the women in our lives and fight the stigma that continues to surround HIV. And, many of you have done so while rocking some fabulous red shoes.
However, #RocktheRedPump has always been more than a fashion statement. It is a call-to-action for women and girls to know the facts about HIV, take the appropriate steps (act), and own the decisions that we make regarding our bodies and our health (rock).
Know. Act. Rock.
It’s that simple. From now until National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), we will be mobilizing our networks to stand fiercely in the face of stigma, judgement, and shame and counter those forces with facts, support and sisterhood. And, we want you to join us! After all, the more, the powerful.
Here are some things that you can do to show your support. Others are listed here.

  • If you’re a blogger, sign up for the 2017 #RocktheRedPump Campaign!
  • Register your house of worship to participate in Red Pump Sunday on March 12.
  • Post educational statistics to your networks about HIV. (Need some starters? We have you covered.)
  • Download the square button below and post on Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter), including the hashtag #RocktheRedPump.

 

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Cupcakes, Condoms, and You?

This month, Cupcakes & Condoms® will roll into Charlotte, Fayetteville (NC), Atlanta, and Washington, DC. Women and teen girls are invited to join us for a FREE event packed with female condom demonstrations, dialogue about ways to foster healthy intimate relationships, and delicious desserts. To get additional details about each event, visit the respective pages below.

Is your city not on the list? Drop us a note to suggest where we should go next.

Rock the Red is BACK in a New Venue!

Our signature fashion show and fundraiser, Rock the RED, will is back for the 8th year in a row and will be taking place in Chicago on Saturday, March 18 at Chez (247 E. Ontario, Chicago).
Tickets are on sale now and we hope that you will join us for an evening of style and awareness.
Thank you to our sponsors: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Chez, and Michael Stars.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email info@redpump.org for additional information.

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Our financial support is key to ensuring that The Red Pump Project can maintain its efforts to bring important conversations about HIV to the forefront for women and girls in our communities. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today via our fundraising page.
Donate Now

Thank you!

Thanks for standing with us and other women around the world to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. ♥
P.S. If you’re on Instagram, follow us there at @redpump as we give you behind-the-scenes and other instant access of what we’re up to.

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My Sista’s Business…Delores Thornton

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Marguerite Press: Delores Thornton dthorn4047@aol.com

Marguerite Press was founded in Indianapolis, IN in 1996 by Delores Thornton.

The company has published 7 books and 3 plays by Thornton and 2 books by area pastors. Also under the Marguerite Press umbrella is the Internet radio talk show, Around2It on the NuuBeat Network. This show deals with local, national and global issues.

Marguerite Press is also the creator of the Annette L. Lewis Essay Contest which awards cash and trophies to area school children.

Marguerite Press recently acquired an office suite in the beautiful A&P complex on the near Southside of Indianapolis. This will be a place where Marguerite Press will offer tutoring, and mentoring of city youth, as well as bereavement counseling for adults and teens. These services will be spearheaded by Thornton, who has a BA in Christian Education from Simmons College of Kentucky and a Masters from Christian Theological Seminary in Theological Studies.

Marguerite Press is currently promoting a Black History Month Program, “Black Voices from the Past” with a professional cast! It will be at the Jewel Event Center, 3333 N. Illinois Street on Sunday, Feb. 26th @ 3pm. Featuring the Annette L. Lewis Essay Winners! Fun, Vendors, Door Prizes, Light refreshments and so much more. Contact Thornton for more info. delores910@yahoo.com.

Marguerite Press is also planning the Women’s Religious Conference to take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the A&P complex (home of Marguerite Press). This conference will feature Panelists, Break-out Sessions, Round Table Discussions, and Making Your Vision Board. The daylong conference will feature a Continental breakfast, and Lunch.

Websites: margueritepress.org and deloresthornton.org. On Facebook as Delores Lewis Thornton. On Instagram (nairobi910) and Twitter (dthorn4047).

 

 

Community Corner….Save Our Cities Campaign

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It’s that time again – start planning for the National Urban League Conference!

SAVE THE DATE for four power-packed days in St. Louis, MO, July 26-29, 2017.

As a past attendee, you know what to expect from the premier multicultural gathering of the summer: networking, entertainment, and career and personal advancement opportunities. This year’s Conference promises to deliver all of this and so much more.

Act now to save money! REGISTER to take advantage of early bird pricing and BOOK YOUR HOTEL at a special rate.Stay tuned for exciting announcements and updates about speakers, sessions, and events! And feel free to share your Conference-related ideas and suggestions on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

In the meantime, reminiscence on last year’s fun and empowering Conference in Baltimore with photos below.

See you in the Gateway City!

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Community Corner….”Matters of the Heart” Campaign

“Matters of the Heart” Campaign Continuing with Your Help
DID YOU KNOW? Each year, more than 72,000 African Americans are diagnosed with a tobacco-related cancer. Tragically, more than 39,000 die from those diseases.
“Matters of the Heart” – a tobacco cessation campaign from Indiana Black Expo – shares the stories of Indiana African American families whose lives were devastated by tobacco use.
This heartfelt campaign is again being launched statewide and we invite you to share this important health message with your family, friends, co-workers and everyone in your community. 
 
To learn more, I invite you to visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IBETobaccoPrevention/ to check out our latest posts and new videos. What’s more, you are welcome to share these messages and videos on your social media pages.
If you or someone you love is trying to quit using tobacco, go to www.indianablackexpo.com/tobacco-prevention. Or, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline today at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  The Quitline is a free service for anyone in Indiana who is 18 years and older. A trained “quit coach” will work with tobacco users on a strategy to break the addiction with tobacco.
We’ll soon be visiting Anderson, Kokomo and South Bend to share the Matters of the Heart stories with the community. The purpose of these meetings is to generate awareness and recognition – at a local level within each of these communities – as part of a state-funded grant initiative for the “Matters of the Heart” campaign.
In doing so, we want to encourage everyone to understand the devastating impact caused by tobacco use.
Indiana Black Expo Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

IBE Press Release

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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Dian Foreman
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Joint Statement by Black Organizations on Recent Shootings
Indianapolis, IN (July 8, 2016) We invite the city of Indianapolis to allow their hearts to break with ours over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas police officers murdered and injured in the line of duty at a rally. These incidents occurred as the nation reeled from the senseless murder of members of the LGBT community in Orlando. There have been over 100 police action shootings of Black men across the country this year alone prompting outrage but seemingly no justice. It is through tears and frustration, a reverence for the dead, and respect for the impact on the families of the victims and the officers involved that we seek to affirm our aspirations toward healthy and continuously improving police and community relations. We mourn for the loss of life of citizens who mattered to their communities, families and friends. Their lives mattered. Black lives matter. We recognize that the police have a difficult job to do and that the majority serve the community well. Police officers are our neighbors, customers, friends and family members. It is moments like these that it is most important to remember that the police are the community and that policing should affirm the values of the community-which must include a respect for the dignity of all citizens.  We remain mindful of the mistreatment of a youth in Indianapolis by a police officer. We also remain mindful of the need to break the code of silence when law enforcement seeks justice for victims of crime.  The work of building and maintaining healthy police and community relations continues. The dignity of all members of the community is sacred and when violated we should be able to count on a justice system that works for all. Too often, it seems that this has not been the case-which is why our struggle for justice and equity for all continues. We ask that our friends, neighbors and colleagues of all races mourn with us and engage in a dialog on the way forward. Indy is a world class city and must be proactive in ensuring that all of its citizens are not only safe but treated with the dignity they deserve.
100 Black Men of Indianapolis
Baptist Minister’s Alliance
Circle City (IN) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis
EdFit
Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League
Greater Indianapolis Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch
Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis Urban League
Marion County Bar Association
Martin Luther King Community Center
National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Indianapolis Chapter
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June Charity – Do You Volunteer?

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Community Service: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

#10: It’s good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

  • The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!

For a list of community service opportunities, click here.