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
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
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.
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
The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) strongly urges each and every registered voter in the 2nd Congressional District, to get out and vote tomorrow. This is your opportunity to choose who will represent you in Congress. Voting Is Your Voice! We also ask others, outside of the District, to please remind their friends, family
President Obama met with African American leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. They discussed his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and to build ladders of opportunity, through increasing access to job training programs, partnering with high-poverty communities to help them rebuild, and encouraging companies to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Please work with COAL to create job opportunities (at no cost to your business or organization) for our youth. Also see other job and business opportunities, some of which are extremely time sensitive. Update: Please consider the request for internships for African American Studies majors, submitted by Chicago State Asst. Professor Kelly Harris. Respectfully, COAL Board
In September, Chicago businessman and civic leader Ed Gardner took a giant step in stopping construction work sites where the representation from the African-American community was minimal, if existent at all.That giant step has grown into a Movement for Justice and Jobs Now!A group of organizations, from across our community, are coming together for a