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Never Underestimate Anyone

  In this clip, Ali is playing around with legendary trainer Cus D’Amato, who, even then, was an older guy. He is goofing around but D’Amato is not: he’s looking for an opening and when Ali lets his guard down, D’Amato pops him in the lip. The man must be at least 60 in this clip, certainly no younger than 55. But he lets the champ clown and when he clowns too much, he tags him. It’s not like it was a real fight, but you have to think Ali was furious with himself, the best fighter in the world, letting an old man get the best of him. It’s the same lesson Coach K learned in 1983: respect your opponent. Always. Blue Heal     Let Chicago Grassroots Innovation Blog help you find funding for your ideas, Family, business, Non Profit or Neighborhood

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Harold Lucas, The ‘Godfather of Bronzeville,’ Remembered At Community Memorial 

Someone wrote on Facebook that when Harold came into the room there was either a sigh or a groan Jamie Nesbitt Golden9:05 AM CDT on Aug 23, 2022  SOUTH SHORE — Community organizer Harold Lucas was a purveyor of “tough love” — and his neighbors showed him just how much they loved him back during a Monday memorial. Lucas, known as the “Godfather of Bronzeville,” died Aug. 9 after a prolonged illness. He was 79. The self-taught organizer was known for his blustery political commentaries and unfailing generosity. More than 100 people gathered Monday at The Quarry, 2423 E. 75th St., to celebrate Lucas’ life and legacy. Organized by activist and longtime friend Will Crosby, the nontraditional memorial told the story of Lucas’ life through the people he loved most as they shared anecdotes about “Buzzie.”  “Someone wrote on Facebook that when Harold came into the room there was either a sigh or a groan,”said Paula Robinson, co-director of the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership. “His story was one of survival while being reminded in this society that you have nothing coming. “He had a hard time winning because there was always something else to fight for.” “Buzzie,” Lucas told Robinson, was short for “Buzzard.” Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoBeverly Reed Scott speaks as dozens of loved ones and friends gather to remember the late Harold Lucas at the Quarry in South Shore on Aug. 22, 2022. A fixture on WVON-AM, Lucas’ segments were teachable moments where listeners could learn how power and influence moved in the city, particularly on the South Side. Lucas rebelled against convention and classism and believed in the power of Black media, pouring his efforts into publications like South Street Journal to keep Bronzeville residents in the know. He considered St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Clayton’s “Black Metropolis” — about Black Americans moving to and living in Chicago in the early 20th century — a holy text and was known to quote from it during community meetings.

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3-year-old Izzy (IG/ @followingizzy)showcases #BlackExcellence while showing off his astonishing academic skills

“He has been this way since he was 1 years old,” his mother wrote. “He would wake up and head straight to his writing board and practice writing on his own.” 3-Year-Old Izzy (IG/ @Followingizzy)Showcases #BlackExcellence While Showing Off His Astonishing Academic Skills educatingizzy 36.9B views Discover short videos related to educatingizzy on TikTok. Watch popular content from the following creators: blackmillionaires_(@blackmillionaires_), Andscape(@andscape), Roxanne Paris Tulloch(@xoxogossipgirlroxy), EZ.Play.And.Learn(@ez.play.and.learn), Melissa Metrano(@melissametrano), Melissa Metrano(@melissametrano), Melissa Metrano(@melissametrano), Syd(@rowlwithme), Be Pierced Official(@bepiercedbyliam), RollDawgzFlorida(@rolldawgzflorida) . Explore the latest videos from hashtags: #educating, #apprecatingizzy, #educatingi, #educatingtiktok, #educatingerin, #educationting, #education, #educatingcardiff, #eatingizzy, #educatingnpcs .  806 blackmillionaires_ blackmillionaires_ 2 year old genius @Educatingizzzy 806 Likes, 16 Comments. TikTok video from blackmillionaires_ (@blackmillionaires_): “2 year old genius @Educatingizzzy”. original sound. 9993 views| original sound – blackmillionaires_  7540 andscape Andscape WOW … JUST WOW 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #smartguy #smartkid #mathematics #math #prodigy #education (🎥 @Educatingizzzy) 7.5K Likes, 672 Comments. TikTok video from Andscape (@andscape): “WOW … JUST WOW 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #smartguy #smartkid #mathematics #math #prodigy #education (🎥 @Educatingizzzy)”. original sound. 89K views| original sound – Andscape   61 xoxogossipgirlroxy Roxanne Paris Tulloch Found this lil gem, today on the gram. Look him up @educatingizzy #fyp TikTok video from Roxanne Paris Tulloch (@xoxogossipgirlroxy): “Found this lil gem, today on the gram. Look him up @educatingizzy #fyp”. Her | #superkid. original sound. 1579 views| original sound – Roxanne Paris Tulloch Let Chicago Grassroots Innovation Blog help you find funding for your ideas, Family, business, Non Profit or Neighborhood

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Kobi Bryant: Innovation 99% perspiration

Robert Horry Reveals The Lakers Would Mess With Young Kobe Bryant Because He Couldn’t Shoot: “And That Dude Would Be In The Gym Next Morning At 5 AM, 6 AM Trying To Prove Us Wrong.” Divij Kulkarni – 1h ago Kobe Bryant may have become arguably the greatest Laker in history, but his career didn’t start that way. Bryant’s potential was evident for all to see from a young age, especially Jerry West, but he took some time to develop. He shot under 43% from the field in his first two seasons in the league and didn’t average over 20 points per game till his 4th season.  But the one thing he never stopped doing was trying to improve himself. Kobe Bryant had veteran teammates with the Lakers that used to make fun of his shooting as a youngster, but even they noticed the things he was doing to rectify that as it was happening. Robert Horry spoke about it with Byron Scott on Scott’s podcast, sharing the amazing story.  (start at 20:14 minutes) mute=1&enablejsapi=1″ width=”100%” height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″>  “He was just driven. He was driven to be the best and you respected that. I’m a tell a little funny story… You remember the game, the string game we used to play, right? And then Kobe couldn’t shoot threes back then, so he would always get beat. And we’d get to practice, and he’d be like, ‘Yo guys, can we play?’ “And we’d be like, ‘Nah, we ain’t playing today’. And he would get mad because he wanted revenge. Then we would wait 2-3 days, then we play, then he gets beat again. Then he’d go right back in the lab, tryna get better. And like it was just one of those things. We used to mess with him so much about things he couldn’t do. And that dude would be in the gym next morning, 5 AM, 6 AM, trying to prove us wrong… And that’s what made him great, man.” The stories about

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Advice worth ‘billions’: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s most valuable investment tip has a health twist

In the snapshot, the Big Bull of Indian market expressed his regret at not investing enough in his health. “My worst investment has been my health. I would encourage everybody to invest the most in that,” he said.   New Delhi: On August 14 this year, stock market trader and investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest at the ace of 62. The billionaire investor had been ailing for a long time and his demise came as shocker to the nation. In memory of the legend, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter on Sunday to recount one of Jhunjhunwala’s most “most valuable and profitable investment advice ever”. © Provided by Times Nowan advice worth ‘billions’: anand mahindra recounts rakesh jhunjhunwala’s most valuable investment tip – and it has a health twist “This post is being widely shared. At the last stage of his life Rakesh gave the most valuable and profitable investment advice ever. It’s advice that is worth billions and the best part is, it requires investing your time, not your money,” Mahindra wrote along with a screenshot of an old interview published by The Economic Times. In the snapshot, the Big Bull of Indian market expressed his regret at not investing enough in his health. “My worst investment has been my health. I would encourage everybody to invest the most in that,” he said. Jhunjhunwala had built a fortune worth Rs 40,000 crore in his lifetime yet continued to struggle with health problems such as renal disorders and obesity. According to a statement from Breach Candy Hospital, Jhunjhunwala had been suffering from chroni kidney disease and was on dialysis. In 2012, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala claimed that a 50-year-old man’s life was constrained due to alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise and poor dietary habits. But the antidote of such a poor lifestyle is again the ability to make the right choices well in time. By the late 20s or mid-30s, the following changes can help increase life

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Age knows no limits

Elizabeth Lindsey   “It’s never too late to be what we might have been.” George Elliot Grandma Moses (Anne Mary Roberts Moses) started a prolific painting career at age 78.  Harlan’ Colonel’ Sanders started his Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at 62. Taikichiro Mori, with no prior experience in real estate, founded Mori Building Company at 51. Forbes ranked him as the richest man in the world in 1991-92. In my 60’s, I’m embarking on the most exciting and perhaps the most important work of my life.  This experience is teaching me, 1.  Age knows no limits.2.  There are no rules.3.  Dare to follow your dreams.5.  Have the courage to start over. Love, #DrElizabeth  #thoughtleadership#inspirational#wisdom#purpose Let Chicago Grassroots Innovation Blog help you find funding for your ideas, Family, business, Non Profit or Neighborhood

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Dr. Iman Abuzeid Leads Incredible Health To Unicorn Status With $80 Million Series B 

“It’s probably not a good idea to overlook female CEOs or Black CEOs. Because they’re driving an enormous amount of value in business.” Dr. Iman Abuzeid , cofounder and CEO of Incredible Health “The startup announced that it has raised an $80 million Series B round of funding—a cash infusion good enough to lift its valuation to $1.65 billion and vault its CEO, Abuzeid, into rarified air: She is one of only a handful of Black female founders to run a company valued at more than a billion dollars.” Congrats to Dr. Iman Abuzeid and the team at Incredible Health 🔥🙌🏾👏🏾  Maggie McGrathForbes Staff I write about women who run companies, countries and currencies.FollowAug 17, 2022,06:00am EDT2New! Click on the conversation bubble to join the conversation Got it!       “What I always tell people who look like me is you really need to compartmentalize the bias in the system and focus on winning the day,” says Incredible Health cofounder and CEO Iman Abuzeid. “You just have to be crazy, assertive, and just keep driving towards your vision and your mission.” INCREDIBLE HEALTH Three years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the American healthcare system continues to face a critical shortage of nurses: More than one-third of the nation’s hospitals have a nurse vacancy rate that’s higher than 10%, and an additional 500,000 RNs are expected to retire by the end of this year. To keep up with patient demand, hospital executives have turned to temporary workers—an increasingly pricey alternative as The American Hospital Association notes that disruptions caused by the pandemic have tripled the prices charged by placement firms since January 2020.    That’s where Incredible Health comes in. Founded by Dr. Iman Abuzeid and Rome Portlock in 2017, it works as something like a souped-up LinkedIn for nurses. Some 60% of the nation’s top-ranked hospital systems—including Cedars-Sinai and Baylor Scott & White—have signed on to the platform, paying the company to list their open jobs while Incredible’s proprietary algorithm matches the

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The times we live in

@PatbagleyLet’s keep in mind Obama had scandals early on in his administration   SMDH, I follow Pat Bagley, Longest continuously employed full-time editorial cartoonist in America. With The Salt Lake Tribune since 1979 Support editorial cartoonists    Let Chicago Grassroots Innovation Blog help you find funding for your ideas, Family, business, Non Profit or Neighborhood

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The times we live in

RT @Patbagley: Parents complained when their daughters were defeated at a sporting event and wanted official to check to see if she was trans. Wait, it gets better: the state checked her school records all the way back to kindergarten where they found that, yep: girl SMDH Let Chicago Grassroots Innovation Blog help you find funding for your ideas, Family, business, Non Profit or Neighborhood

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Through Unique Program, Men in Prison Overcome Challenges to Earn Degrees from Northwestern University 

Past the prison walls and guard towers – constant reminders of freedoms lost – 16 men sit in a purple-paneled classroom. They’re discussing an article by legendary activist and author, Angela Davis, called “The Meaning of Freedom.” The students themselves are serving prison sentences at Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Will County.  They are present, engaged and eager to learn. One of them is 43-year-old André Patterson, Dré for short. Though he grew up in Evanston, the idea of attending Northwestern University as a student seemed unattainable. He referred to it as the “shining beacon on the hill”. Patterson did get a job on campus as a dishwasher and busboy, but still fell into the wrong crowd. A story he shared in his personal essay when he applied. “They came and arrested me at work and took me through this gauntlet of students and employees handcuffed,” Patterson explains outside his classroom at Stateville. “I used that as an example of the possibility of me now becoming a Northwestern student as like a full-circle moment for me.” Though Patterson is 20 years into his 60-year sentence for murder, he’s taking every opportunity he can to learn. Next year, he and his cohort will receive bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies through the university’s Prison Education Program, or NPEP. Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that the overall rate of recidivism — returning to crime post-incarceration — is 67% nationwide. NPEP cites data showing that that rate drops to 14% for someone with an associate’s degree, and 5.6% for someone with a bachelor’s degree. Just like college, the NPEP students have papers to complete, but no computer to complete them on.  Men at Stateville Correctional Center participate in a class through Northwestern University’s Prison Education Program on Aug. 15, 2022. (WTTW News) “There are all sorts of challenges. They don’t have access to the internet, they don’t have access to websites. Everything is handwritten,” explains NPEP director and founder, professor Jennifer Lackey.

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Chicago Community Data Portal

Skip to content Home Contact Choose Language  Search    DONATE   Our Work  Our Alliance  About Us  Get Involved  News + Media You are here: Heartland Alliance›Research and Policy›Data & Reports›Chicago Community Data Portal Chicago Community Data Portal WELCOME TO THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY DATA PORTA THIS TOOL CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND ON-THE-GROUND REALITIES ABOUT EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY IN YOUR COMMUNITY. The Social IMPACT Research Center pulled together the best neighborhood-level data on education, health, and economic security from trusted sources, such as the Census’ American Community Survey, the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Health Atlas, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Use the interactive maps and visualizations to: track how key outcomes change over time inform decisions about how to target resources and programs compare your community’s well-being to your neighbors and the city overall understand racial and gender disparities within and across communities advocate for the resources your community needs     CLICK ON AN ICON BELOW TO BEGIN:   ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY EDUCATION COMMUNITY HEALTH TABLES     This dashboard is generously supported by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. For more information on how to use the dashboard, please use this tutorial. If you have any questions, please contact research@heartlandalliance.org.   RELATED CONTENT ILLINOIS POVERTY DATA DASHBOARDS The County Well-Being Index highlights counties that are experiencing particularly negative conditions and trends on four key indicators: poverty, unemployment, teen births, and high school graduation. CHICAGO COMMUNITY DATA PORTAL: HOW-TO Each dashboard allows you to compare indicators for two different geographies or view two sets of indicators for the same geography. The geographies included in the dashboard are the city of Chicago and the 77 Chicago Community Areas. 2020 POVERTY REPORT This first-of-its-kind study confirms that more than 3.3 million people in Illinois could be impacted by permanent punishments as a result of prior “criminal justice system” involvement. EQUITY. OPPORTUNITY. FOR ALL. If you believe that every life can change,we’ve got more to share. ABOUT   |   PROGRAM DIRECTORY   |   CAREERS   |   PRIVACY POLICY   |

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