Chicago Area Muslims React to Donald Trump's Latest Remarks to Block All Muslims From Entering the U.S.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for the United States to block all Muslims from entering the U.S., which caused deep concern in the Chicago area Muslim community. But the comments that were made by Mr. Trump have also caused concern from other faith communities also (read more).
Video: Business Engineering Science and Technology Academy, Atlanta Public Schools and 100 Black Men Inc. Salute Valedictorian Sharod McClendon
Sharod McClendon's valedictorial speech for the Business Engineering Science and Technology Academy in Atlanta is inspirational (view more).
Save The Date: The ICDHR Presents an Interactive Symposium Breakfast (Creating Safer Communities Through Interactive Solutions) to be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016
ICDHR ORGANIZATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests with January 2016 deadlines.
Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for December 2015
He also asks readers of this article what you can do to make change in your communities (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, provides readers in this month's Chairman's Corner with an overview the history of our organization.
Money for College: Scholarships With January 2016 Deadlines
Department of Justice Begins Civil Rights Probe Into The Chicago Police Department
On December 16, 2015 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) began its civil rights investigation into the use of force by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel initially resisted calls for the probe, saying such an investigation would be misguided. Mayor Emanuel has changed course on the matter and now welcomes federal involvement. (read more).
Cook County Morgue Calls Latinos White, Making Data on Gun Violence Flawed
When finding data on the number and race of every person killed by guns in the city, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin found a problem (read more).
On Thursday, January 21, 2016 the ICDHR will sponsor a breakfast symposium to honor the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Motorola Solutions, located at 1303 East Algonquin Road in Schaumburg Illinois. Registration and breakfast takes place at the Motorola Solutions "Alpha Conference Room, Door 13," beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by the symposium from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Ticket prices for this extraordinary event are:
Sponsorship Ticket (includes 10 tickets total) for $550
Individual Ticket (1 ticket) for $50
and can be purchased via one of the following methods: