ABC Flash Cards Depicting African-American History
Leilani Brooks is a mom and teacher. While looking for ways to teach her children about their history and culture, she discovered that there weren’t enough resources for teaching African American history to young children. After purchasing a set of flashcards depicting American Presidents and seeing our 44th President,
Motorola Solutions Continues to Elevate STEM
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) would like to thank Greg Brown (Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions, Inc.), Toni L. Carter (Human Resources Consultant, Talent and Culture COE, Motorola Solutions, Inc.) and the entire Motorola Solutions organization for their efforts in providing academic scholarships for students entering STEM studies (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) to Elect Three New Board of Directors Members on Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Michero Washington, President and CEO, ICDHR was the featured guest during the March 19, 2015 taping. Ms. Washington discusses how the organization provides training and jobs to young people (view at larger size).
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Barack Obama represented, Leilani was inspired. She called long time friend, educator and historian, Stevi Meredith. Brooks told Meredith she had an idea to make flashcards about African American

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ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for July 2015
church attendees in Charleston South Carolina at the Emanuel African Methodist Church. Are blacks and whites doing enough to enhance racial unity to prevent tragedies like this in the future (read more)?
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, examines the current state of race relations in America in the wake of the June 17, 2015 shootings of nine black
ICDHR President and CEO Michero B. Washington featured on "Comcast Newsmakers"
The ICDHR held a celebration at Room 43 in Chicago on July 23, 2015 to recognize Michero B. Washington (far right) on her March 1, 2015 election as President and CEO. The event started promotions for the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Included in above photo are (left to right) Carolyn Rodgers and Gwendolyn McNutt (Comcast Chicago), Eve Gomez (ICDHR Marketing & Social Media Director), Emma Asante (V.P. Community Relations, NBC 5 Chicago) and additional guest (view photos).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) "Salute to New President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michero B. Washington
On Saturday, August 1, 2015 the newly reorganized Board of Directors for the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) will hold their second of four yearly meetings, and plan to confirm nomination of three newly elected members to the organization's growing Board of Directors.

The three newly elected ICDHR Board of Directors to be confirmed on Saturday, August 1, 2015 include Angela Mims (Columnist for the Voice Newspaper, Chicago Illinois, not pictured below), and the following individuals listed below.
Faith Community Urges Presiden Obama to Visit Solitary Confinement Unit During Upcoming Prison Tour
Chief Gregory J. Anderson
Chief of Police
Oak Forest Police Department
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Manuel Cuevas-Trisan, Esq.,
Vice President,
Labor and Employment Law, Privacy and Data Security and Head of Litigation,
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
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On July 13, 2015 the National Religious Campaign Against Torture sent a letter to President Obama urging him to visit a solitary confinement unit when he travels to El Reno Federal Prison on Thursday, July 16. With this visit, President
Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit a federal prison. In his letter, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of NRCAT emphasizes that the President will not see the reality of the prison system without witnessing the torture of solitary and encourages the President to address the issue of solitary confinement as an outspoken critic of torture (view article).
accomplishments and culture. After some brainstorming, the two came up with  what is now ABC Me Flashcards: The African American Edition (read more).