The Coalition of African-American Leaders’ (C.O.A.L.) mission is to be cognizant of issues pertinent to the African-American community of a specific or general nature. C.O.A.L. will act or respond to these issues in ways that are acceptable to the members and have a positive impact on a particular situation or situations with the goal of
COAL HEALTH FORUM Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:30am – 12:00pm St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church 6105 S. Michigan (enter on east side) Speakers Damon Arnold, MD Former Director of Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Terry Mason Chief Medical Officer – Cook County Health and Hospitals System Juanita Santillan, ND., Jennea A. Biven, PsyD.
Please see the following COAL Statement. Based on the blatant insult to the Black community and outstanding questions, COAL feels that the General Assembly must vote no to SB1739, a gaming bill that only benefits a select few while ignoring the needs of the many. We encourage comments from the Community on the COAL website. Respectfully,
The wealth gap is not a mistake. It is the logical outcome of policy and democratic will. TA-NEHISI COATESMAY 1 2013, 9:30 AM ET I spent the last week interviewing men and women, and the children of men and women, who bought their homes on contract in Chicago during the 1950s. Contract buying sprang
In August 2012, COAL invited Transit Board President Terry Peterson to speak at the September COAL Breakfast to: provide information on the CTA Red Line Project (which entails shutting down the Redline from 22nd St. to 95th St. in order to completely renovate the rail lines and all stations); its impact on ridership (for
April 30, 2013 A boycott of the Menards that is opening at 92nd and Western has begun. The position of those participating in the boycott is that we should not shop at a business that disrespects and ignores the Black Community. COAL supports that sentiment and, therefore, understands that this specific action is believed needed. Public
April 2013 Coalition Power Breakfast – Dr. Damon Arnold, Director, Public Health Graduate Programs, Chicago State University, Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine and School of Public Health; Dr. Ayanna Gardner, CEO – Jazzy Apothecary and Herbals; Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Medical Officer – Cook County Health and Hospitals System; Dr. Everett White, MD and Honorable Mattie Hunter, State Senator – 3rd District. For the
Some say he ignored blacks’ needs in his first term. Here’s what Sharpton and others hope for now. By Keli Goff, theroot.com Posted: 11/26/2012 05:10 PM EST (The Root) — President Barack Obama has been a target of endless criticism since taking office, most notably from conservative corners, as well as from some blatant racists.
COAL Community-of-Interest: In August 2012, COAL invited Transit Board President Terry Peterson to speak at the September COAL Breakfast to: provide information on the CTA Red Line Project (which entails shutting down the Redline from 22nd St. to 95th St. in order to completely renovate the rail lines and all stations); its impact on ridership (for
Please see information on a near-term job fair, job opportunities for Youth, other job-related information and…..drum roll please…Annie! Live at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. Reminder: the Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) is supporting and promoting the NRI Youth Employment Program. Please sign up as an Employer, a Mentor, or Youth seeking summer employment.
On Tuesday, March 19, the UIC Institute for Government and Public Policy (IGPA), the Coalition of African American Leaders, and the Illinois Federal Savings and Loan Association hosted a half-day conference addressing the Cook County foreclosure crisis and the search for solutions. An overview of the event has been posted to IGPA’s website. Click here to read. You will
The Foreclosure Crisis and Its Impact on Cook County’s Communities Geoff Smith Institute for Housing Studies Click here for the presentation. Reflections from Detroit: Best Practices and Lessons Learned Danielle Lewinski Michigan Community Resources Click here for the presentation.
March 2013 Coalition Power Breakfast – Danny K. Davis, U.S. Congressman – 7th District and Statesman The focus for this monthly breakfast was framed in this manner: Please join the COAL membership at our next Coalition Power Breakfast on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:30am – 11:00am. Throughout 2013, we are presenting a series covering areas of
Please see the listed job and business opportunities.Reminder: the Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) is supporting and promoting both the NRI Youth Employment Program and the UIC Institute for Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) forum: Foreclosing on the Community: The Crisis and the Search for Solutions. Respectfully, COAL Board of Directors Click here for a copy of the latest
The University of Illinois (UIC) Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) is holding a forum, Foreclosing on the Community: The Crisis and the Search for Solutions. This free-to-the-public forum will cover the latest findings from academic research on poverty, foreclosure, and community, along with ways to tackle these issues head on. The Coalition of African