Friday, November 30, 2007

Stephen B, Mia is Responding to You....

I don't believe that there is a serial killer over there, I believe that both of
the victims knew their killers. The pregnant woman I don't believe was into
however I think that she was into doing things that would land her some
financial gain and she simply was dealing with the wrong nut ball of a person. I
do believe that
the second victim had dealings with drugs or possibly a lady of the night..I
learned through my Criminal justice study that a large percentage of victims
such as these know their attacker. What makes me feel this way about the second
lady is that I never heard anything else about her after they discovered who she
was and all that. They gave
a whole history almost on the pregnant victim. Whatever the case is those ladies
did not deserve to be burned and murdered the way they were. I live fairly close
to the
area where the second victim was killed and I am always cautious and alert when
I leave home and return no matter what time of the day it is, and I advise all
to be on the alert period, where ever you are..

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cynthia (CJ) Maddox-Johnson

Please tune in!!!! Cynthia is a Actress here in Chicago... Some of you know her as Cyn.....

This is it! Kevin's Room will air on television this Sunday! It will be on WCIU-TV (The U) Sunday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.

A film about brothers in the life.

I am Kevin's mother.

Cynthia (CJ) Maddox-Johnson
This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!

The posting concerning the burning of Black women's bodies is not totally accurate.

I recall last week, the two young ladies murdered here in Chicago. Their bodies were in close proximity both ladies were found burned. So you believe this is Drug related?????? Thank you sweetie!

There are many folks that play pranks on the internet. These pranks come in the form of chain Emails that people forward to each other. Your posting concerning "situations going on against Black females" is false. There are several different versions of the Black women/gang initiation story going around. If Black women are being murdered on the east coast, why is the Email from a Police Officer in Houston? I have never seen gang initiation to include murder. New gang members are beaten in. Women gang members can be beaten in or sexed in.

The posting concerning the burning of Black women's bodies is not totally accurate. The bodies were found in different areas, and none of them were found in Washington park. Drug dealers occasionally murder people that owe them money. People that have stolen from them are usually murdered and then burned, as a message to others.


MG Gang
There is an e-mail going around about a Hispanic gang called MG. The e-mail describes the gang as being required to assault African-American women in the parking lots of shopping centers as a part of initiation. This e-mail is an urban legend and is not true.
Another variation of this urban legend can be viewed at, a site that specializes in urban legends.

Angela Davis lecture- "Building Activist Communities

Event Title: Angela Davis lecture- "Building Activist Communities"
Event Date: November 29, 2007
Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Location: Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street
Event Description: Angela Davis is an activist and writer promoting women's rights and racial justice, while pursuing her career as a philosopher and teacher. She has published extensively on race, class, gender and the prison system.
Cosponsored with Peace Project, FMO, and Rainbow Alliance.

Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality. Professor Davis has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is now completing a book on Prisons and American History. In 1998, she co-founded Critical Resistance, a national grass-roots organization working for prison abolition. Now Professor of History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, Angela Davis continues to fight for social justice and develop radical approaches to effect real change.
Book Sales
The locally-owned feminist bookstore Women and Children First will be coming to campus at 5PM to sell some of Angela Davis's books, including Are Prisons Obsolete, Abolition Democracy, and Women, Race, and Class. 1914 Sheridan Rd.

Speaking Event
Angela Davis will be speaking at Cahn Auditorium (600 Emerson) at 7PM. The event is free and open to all members of the community. There will be 15 minutes for Q&A. Since the alloted time is so short, we will be handing everyone pieces of paper to write their questions, and we will select three to read. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are available at Norris.

Book Signing
Angela will be signing the books at Cahn Auditorium after her speech.
Web Page:
Contact Info: Women's Center (Phone: 847 491-7360)
Group: Women's Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Importance: High
There are 2 situations going on against Black Females:

1.) Chicago - On the Southside a serial killer is out
murdering Black females and burning their bodies so they will not be
recognized. - 2 bodies were found in Washington Park both black
females and 1 was pregnant. Be Careful, Alert and stay focused on your
surroundings. This happened on the southside but this could happen
anywhere in Chicago and near suburbs.

2.) There is a new gang out called The MG. They are a
Mexican gang. They
go to Target and Wall-Mart to look for black females,
young or old.
They get into the gang by killing a black female. They
are currently
in Roundel County, Prince George & Washington D.C. There
is no
telling when they will be in this area. Therefore,
please be aware of
your surroundings when going to these locations.
Whenever possible
take a male or another female with you. This gang is
dangerous, they
do not hold out, they will not hesitate to take your
life or the life
of your loved ones.


Mrs. Dora Linscomb-King
Houston Police Department
Forensic Audio/Video Service Unit


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nita, Help me persuade London to come Christmas 2007…

Ditto! I was just thinking over the weekend about the Christmas I spent with you and Cheryl in '99. I had so much fun, the Church service, everything, until the blizzard that kept me at the airport !!!



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P.O. Box 5395 • Chicago, IL 60680 • (312) 962-1969

The Deadline has been extended until
November 30, 2007
Attire: Holiday Dress

You may send check payable to:
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Tickets: $40.00/Single or $75.00/Couple

Purchased Tickets may be retrieved at
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E-mail or
call 773.962.1969 for verification

Another e-mail with PayPal Info is forthcoming!

See You There!

Mother Butler...

Hey, what a joy to hear from you, Thanksgiving was beautiful, and I am so thankful for the mercies of God. Most of my family was here, except my oldest daughter and her family, but we talked with them via LifeCam on computer, it was fun. Love you,and miss you. Ms Butler.

Che, you know I hate pictures!!!

Thanks so much for spending your holiday with us. This has been one of the best holidays I've had in a number of years. This attests to the power of friends. My circle is small but powerful. Although we don't talk daily, and may go weeks or months without communicating, the bond is strong because we always pick up where we left off. LOL


I was told very early on to cherish friendships, for they would sustain me later in life. The best advice Mom gave.

Had a blast!!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Issues facing African-American Women:

Throughout the week of November 26, "NBC News With


Williams" will take a look at the issues facing

women across our nation in a new series
"African-American Women: Where They Stand." The
series will
cover a wide-range of issues from their role in

the '08

Presidential race, to the increased health-risks

that they need to be concerned about.

Monday's installment will discuss African-American

women's progress in the education field. Nearly

two-thirds of African-American undergraduates are


At black colleges, the ratio of women to men is 7

to 1. And that is leading to a disparity in the

number of African-American women who go on to own

their own
businesses. Rehema Ellis will talk to educators,

students and businesswomen about why this

disparity exists.

Tuesday, Ellis will look at relationships within

the African-American female community. Many agree

the gender disparity in education and business

African-Americans is having an effect on

relationships that African American women have. Some


say the implications could redefine "Black

family and social structure." In the past fifty

> years, the percentage of African-American women

> > between 25-54 who have never been married has

> doubled

> > from 20% to 40%. (Compared to just 16% of white

> women who have never been married today). Ellis

> > sits down with the members of a Chicagobook club

> and talk

> > about this difference and how it impacts them.

> >

> > Dr. Nancy Snyderman will discuss the increases

> risks for breast cancer for African-American women

> > on Wednesday. Mortality rates for African-American

are higher than any other racial or ethnic group

for nearly every major cause of death, including

breast cancer. Black women with breast cancer are

nearly 30%

more likely to die from it than white women.

Premenopausal black women are more than twice as

likely to get a more aggressive form of the

> disease. And, not only

> > are African-American women more likely to die from

> breast cancer, but they're less likely to get

life-saving treatments. Dr. Snyderman will profile

one of the

only oncologists in the world who specializes in

the treatment of African-American women with

breast cancer. On Thursday, Ron Allen will take

viewers to South Carolina -- the first southern

primary state -- and ask the question: Will race

trump gender or gender trump

race? In South Carolina, black women made up

nearly 30 percent of all democratic primary voters


2004. This year, polls show a significant number


undecided, torn between choosing the first

African-American or first female Presidential


Allen talks with the undecided, as well the state

directors for the Clinton and Obama campaigns, who

> happen to be African-American women.

> >

> > To close the series on Friday, Dr. Snyderman will

> raise the frightening statistic that

> > African-American women are 85% more likely to get

> diabetes, a

> > major complication for heart disease. And, like

> breast cancer, more black women die from heart

> > disease than white women. Dr. Snyderman will

> profile a leading

> > expert and a unique church-based outreach program

> in South Carolina that seeks to spread the word

> > about heart disease risks to black women

> congregants.

> >

> > Mara Schiavocampo, Digital Correspondent for

> "Nightly News," will address two hot topics in the

> > African - American community: interracial dating

> and the

> > impact of hip hop music on black women.

> Interracial dating is a growing trend in the African

> - American community. An

> poll found that 81% of participants

> approved of black women dating non- black men.

> > According to a U.S. Census Bureau report in 2000,

> 95,000 black women were

> > married to white men. In 2005, that number

> increased to 134,000. Schiavocampo will talk to

> experts

> > about the trend and discuss how this defines the

> "Black

> > family" of the future. Schiavocampo will convene a

> panel of leading black men and women from the

> > hip-hop industry for an engaging discussion on

> whether hip hop lyrics and videos

> > positively or negatively affect black women. The

> roundtable also will address how these portrayals

> > are affecting relationships between black women

> and black

> > men.

> >

> > Consumers can go online to join the discussion and

> share their thoughts on message boards. They can

> > also read and respond to blog entries at

> >


Thanks Stephen B!

Did you ever notice that when Police Kill a Black Offender it's all over the news, and the Offender is painted as an altar boy? Before 2007 is over there will be over 200 Black men killed by other Black men this year. You don't see the Black Reverends and the Sellout columnist writing about that with the same passion as when a Police Officer justifiably shoots a Black Offender. Is Sharpton or Jesse going to march for this Brother that was gunned down? I'm sure they'll be ready after the next Police shooting.

Honor Roll Student Killed
Seriously. A real one:

A University of Chicago graduate student from Senegal walking to his off-campus apartment was shot and killed overnight in what officials said was one of several violent incidents in the area.

Police increased campus patrols after Amadou Cisse, 28, was fatally shot in the chest around 1:30 a.m. on the street outside his home in the 6100 block of South Ellis Avenue, school officials said.

U. of C. President Robert Zimmer said in a statement that there were two other incidents on or near campus early this morning in addition to the fatal shooting.
This guy came from Senegal to attend high school in Oklahoma, then gets to go to the University of Chicago - one of the top universities in the world; home to more Nobel prize winners than just about anywhere. You don't get many idiots who end up at the U of C. Yes, it's in Hyde Park, home to come of the most annoying Chicagoans ever, but people who graduate from the U of C end up changing the world. This guy had just defended his doctoral dissertation on atomic oxygen erosion which is way beyond anything we have even a passing interest in.

And somewhere in a space of a few hours that included a staff member chased and shot at by someone and two women being stuck up nearby, this guy who made it all the way to a doctorate from the University of Chicago and ends up dead in our fair city.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Patrice, I wanted your help to stop Josiah, but you ignored me

I guess he just finally got tired of the all the B.S. from Sisters. He's in the philipines now meeting women that want to also meet him.


Whats up Steve. It looks like you just sent a message. It must be about 10:30pm there, here it is about 12:30 just after noon. I'm still in Cebu, but I leave for Koronodal in the morning. Its 80 degrees and I'm in sandals and a t shirt. So far Steve, my trip has been worth every nickel and I am hoping that I will enjoy Koronodal as much as Cebu. I really should have done this 10 years ago! I don't think I can do crazy women any more - I don't want to even think about 'em. Well let me get back to my fantasy... I know eventually I will have to go back to Chicago and reality. I have a lot to tell you!

Big Jo

Stephen B. I did not ignore you, we kept going on,and on about that. It's the choices. Joe has to do what works for him, and I truly wish him well. I hope the both of you find the person God has for you. Go for it Joe!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Show your Support!

Thanks Wendy!

Michele Obama will speak at the Idlewild Country Club 19210 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor, on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at a 3:00 reception. Donations are as follows: $25-guest, $100-supporter, Co-Chair $500 (includes 2 tickets, Chair $1,000 (includes 4 tickets) There will be a 2:00 reception for Co-Chairs and Chairs. Please , Please we need your help desperately to spread the word, especially at this late date to ensure there is a good turnout. Please instruct those who will attend to RSVP, April Harley at 312-819-2733 to reserve seating. Again Tim sends his apologies, there have been many roadblocks to this event happening. Hope to see you there. Phyllis

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Better or Verse - Youngster's Black Power Poem Upsets School Officials Young Poet

What's up Lorretta... Thanks!

A 7-year-old prodigy unleashed a firestorm when she recited a poem she wrote comparing Christopher Columbus and Charles Darwin to "pirates" and "vampires" who robbed blacks of their identities and human rights.

Hundreds of parents of Peekskill middle- and high-school students received a recorded phone message last week apologizing for little Autum Ashante's poem, titled "White Nationalism Put U in Bondage."

"Black lands taken from your hands, by vampires with no remorse," the aspiring actress and poet wrote. "They took the gold, the wisdom and all the storytellers. They took the black women, with the black man weak. Made to watch as they changed the paradigm of our village.

"Yeah white nationalism is what put you in bondage. Pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan and Darwin."

Autum was invited to speak at the Westchester schools on Feb. 28 by Melvin Bolden, a music teacher at the middle school who advises the high school's Black Culture Club and is a member of the Peekskill City Council.

Autum, whose résumé includes several television appearances and performances at the Apollo Theater and the African Burial Ground in Manhattan , told The Post that her poem was meant to instill pride in black students and to encourage them to steer clear of violence.

"I don't think there's anything wrong with my poem. I was trying to tell them the straight-up truth," Autum said. "I'm trying to tell them not to fight because they're killing the brothers and sisters."

Autum, who is home-schooled in Mount Vernon and speaks several languages, prefaced her performance at the high school with a Black Panthers' pledge asking black youngsters to not harm one another.

It did not sit well with parents.

In a telephone interview with The Post, Bolden said Autum has been "unofficially" banned from performing in a district school again and that school officials would review transcripts of future speakers.

"It's unfortunate, because some teachers said they wanted this little girl to explain the things she said to their students, but some parents don't want her on school grounds," Bolden said.

"[The poem] might have been a little too aggressive for what the middle-school kids are ready to handle," Bolden added.

Kimberly Greene, a mother of children in the high school and middle school, said she was shocked when she got the recorded phone message.

"If there are people who are upset about what she said, the schools should have talked about and analyzed it rather than send a message to everyone saying this little girl was offensive," Greene said.

Autum's father, Batin Ashante, said he can't believe the fuss over his daughter's poem.
"She's a little girl who does poetry about real things. She doesn't do poetry about cotton candy," Ashante said. "She's a serious little person."

White Nationalism Put U In Bondage

White nationalism is what put you in bondage

Pirate and vampires like Columbus, Morgan, and Darwin

Drank the blood of the sheep, trampled all over them with

Steel, tricks and deceit.

Nothing has changed take a look in our streets

The mis-education of she and Hegro — leaves you on your knee2grow

Black lands taken from your hands, by vampires with no remorse

They took the gold, the wisdom and all of the storytellers

They took the black women, with the black man weak

Made to watch as they changed the paradigm

Of our village

They killed the blind, they killed the lazy, they went

So far as to kill the unborn baby

Yeah White nationalism is what put you in bondage

Pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan, and Darwin

They drank the blood of the sheep, trampled all over them with

Steel laden feet, throw in the tricks alcohol and deceit.

Nothing has changed take a look at our streets.

Autumn's performance also included commanding white students to remain seated as she led black students in a recitation of the "Black Child's Pledge," which reads in part:

I pledge allegiance to my Black People.
I pledge to develop my mind and body to the greatest extent possible.

I will learn all that I can in order to give my best to my People in their struggle for liberation.

…I will discipline myself to direct my energies thoughtfully and constructively rather than wasting them in idle hatred…

I will train myself never to hurt or allow others to harm my Black brothers and sisters…

These principles I pledge to practice daily and to teach them to others in order to unite my People.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

National Association of Black Accountants

For Tickets,Contact Tommie Williams: 773-457-2078
There will be food and open bar.

So - What's up London... This is very nice... Thank you...

This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received.. Hope it works for you -- and me!

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson !

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship..

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. Do not keep this message... Friends to the End.....Cheech...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Ladies..... Please Join Me in Supporting My Sistah.. Wendy Manning.....


What a difference feminine leadership can make.

Do you every look around your spheres of influence (your self, work, home, community, black culture) and imagine things being different? Do you every wonder how you can have more of an impact? One sure fire way that I know is to lead. For me leadership means living into the definition of power getting work done. How do I get work done? What tools do I use?

Each of us knows that we have unique gifts and talents and most of us have the desire to use them. All of us need reminders of the fact of our giftedness and the commitment to use them in the service of what matters most to us.

Women, let's join together for a collective remembering of our unique gifts and the clear need for our leadership in our lives and commit to getting the work of our hearts done!

Join me, program director for the Society of Femininity in Action for a day of exploration, fun, sisterhood, recommitment, and improving our partnership with men Saturday, November 10th from 8am-7pm.

Wendy Manning

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