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JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge in Chicago

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters. With each move, kids can fall 3-6 months behind in school. Our academic programs are designed to help them break the cycle of poverty. https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters.Help them break the cycle of poverty https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

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Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

(WASHINGTON) – Rashema Melson is no stranger to adversity. The 23-year-old, who had lived for three years in a Washington, D.C. shelter, made headlines as the valedictorian of Anacostia High School’s Class of 2014 with a full scholarship to Georgetown University. On Saturday, Melson graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in justice and peace studies — the first person in her family to graduate … Continue reading Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

“Today it’s becoming more clear that disparities have more to do with racism than race, says Neel Shah, an OB-GYN and a professor at Harvard Medical School. For a long time there was “this baked-in assumption” that there was something different genetically among black women leading to their higher rates of maternal mortality, he says. But “genetically we are all the same,” he says, and … Continue reading

The ACLU is suing a city where calling 911 could get you evicted – Business Insider

” That’s what happened to the ACLU’s Norristown plaintiff, Lakisha Briggs, who says her landlord didn’t want to evict her, but told her that he had no choice—the city would fine him $1,000 a day if she stayed. Briggs told NPR that she didn’t even make the final 911 call that put her on the street. She’d been determined not to call again, knowing that … Continue reading The ACLU is suing a city where calling 911 could get you evicted – Business Insider

Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

  Welcome back to Alert Aware, Mindful, This week’s episodes features the other half of the interview with the gloriously talented Jovan Landry. I will be posting more of her music on facebook and my blog site ellemadelyn.com Ms. Landry discusses her plans for Synergy dropping on March 15, 2019. She discussed the co-opting of black bodies and mass incarceration. Also discussed is how she … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Hello All, Welcome back to my podcast Alert, Aware, Mindful. This week we are speaking with Jovan Landry a rising black, female artist and organizer of Synergy an upcoming ALL FEMALE hip hop album, featuring local Chicago musicians and artists. This is the first of two parts. Jovan Landry PT 1 We talk about her Chicago connections and her roots. We bond like true Chicagoans … Continue reading Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

Audio clip from a live performance of Harriet Tubman on2/16/19 at DuSable. She talks about her decision to become the “Conductor” of the Underground Railroad and “Lady Moses.” She freed over 300 slaves. She was the original badass and insightful in knowing that until everyone is free—None of us are. Check my podcast page for more goodies. ellemadelyn.com/elle-casts   Continue reading Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

During his arrest, Northwestern Ph.D. student thought of other black men and women ‘who had been shot and killed in their cars’ – Evanston Review

““Instead of apologizing when they had an opportunity to do that, when they ascertained that I was the owner of the vehicle, even that would have ended the rest of the night,” Crosby said. “It would have been somewhat traumatic still, but the actions they took after that were the most egregious to me. They knew that I owned the car, they made a mistake, … Continue reading During his arrest, Northwestern Ph.D. student thought of other black men and women ‘who had been shot and killed in their cars’ – Evanston Review

Synergy / Jovan Landry (featuring Various Artists)

  “Everyone can eat, just come and grab a plate.”   Wise words!! Hey, everyone, this week’s interview is going to be with breakthrough artist Jovan Landry. This WeWork grant recipient will talk more about her all female-powered project Synergy. Check out a sneak peek below, then come back this week and hear her in her own words talk about Chicago, Female inspiration, and how … Continue reading Synergy / Jovan Landry (featuring Various Artists)