This Year Real Men Cook will celebrate 30 years of celebrating men on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, 2019, with cookouts in three major cities. It has become one of the premiere events for African American men and their families to participate in or attend in Chicago.
Chicago Crusader

Real Men Cook to celebrate generosity at 30-year Father’s Day milestone

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Real Men Cook–Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event — marks its 30-year  milestone this year. The food-tasting event’s purpose is to uplift families, promote wellness and highlight positive Black male engagement. This year’s celebration is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hales Franciscan, an all-male high school located at 4930 S. Cottage Grove, in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. […read more]

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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Crime

Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out Against Rampant Violence in Places of Worship

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover. A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers. One person is dead and three others were injured in the shooting, which the Mayor of Poway, Steve Vaus, has called a hate crime based on statements the shooter made as he entered the synagogue. […read more]

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. (Photo by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)
Atlanta Voice

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, John Lewis launch ‘ATL Counts’ ahead of 2020 Census

ATLANTA VOICE — The U.S. Constitution mandates every person living in the United States be counted every 10 years. This includes all ages, races, ethnic groups and citizenship status, including non-citizens. An accurate count is critical to ensure Atlanta receives its fair share of public resources to support everything from Head Start to public transportation. […read more]

Race was also a factor in the first debate, when Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum confronted Representative Ron DeSantis about his earlier “monkey it up” comment.
Miami Times

Race issues big part of Florida governor’s race

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…race became a theme throughout the contest between the two candidates, reflecting a national tone of intolerance between Americans with ideological and obvious differences such as skin color and place of origin. The bitter battle between Gillum and DeSantis was overshadowed last week when intolerance manifested itself on Oct. 24, the day of the scheduled, second debate.” […read more]