Friday, September 29, 2006

Education on the Way UP

In the past years as Proviso School Board President, Chris Welch has implemented a number of policies and procedures to strengthen the Proviso Community Leadership. Chris Welch received an Image Award in the summer 2006, this can be considered a very prestigious award for an attorney. Let's move forward by supporting the Chris Welch movement and removing individuals who bleed Proviso of money and resources: Board Members such as Teresa Kelly who deliberately steals money from the Proviso School District. I know her personally, this is not negative propaganda, but the truth. In addition, Charles Flowers cannot hold a job, these individuals have no other source of income but to steal, stop letting them do this to our kids. I would not support anyone they support.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I guess it runs in Karen Yarbrough family

Yarbrough has no real interest in seeing Maywood get better because it will hurt her financial future. Yarbrough is an insurance agent. Her dad is an insurance agent. Her dad and husband also sell real estate. When crime is high, insurance rates are high. When crime is high, real estate values are low. The Yarbrough's then go in and buy up all the property themselves. Look at where Yarbrough places her yard signs. They are only up at property owned by her, her husband, her dad, or Jason Ervin. It's that simple.

Yarbrough = Guns, Sex and Murder

Maywood, Illinois
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Maywood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 26,987.

Long a blue collar community, Maywood has seen a severe increase in crime in past years. During the year of 2003, the city witnessed 20 murders, a 10 murder increase from 2002 and a 12 murder increase from 2001. The city has one of the highest crime rates of any suburb in Chicago land. A fews years ago it was the Murder Capital of the World. Now, it is known as Murderwood instead of Maywood.

Their has not been a decrease in crime for over six years, look at the increase under Karen Yarbrough, is she responsible for the 7th district? Hell Yes! Her husband is the Mayor. I guess he is not concerned regarding this matter too. When reading the top portion of this message, can anyone explain why she voted for felons to be allowed to have guns, lobbied for gun dealers, these are insane actions for a State Representative? Between Karen Yarbrough & her husband, Maywood is a total mess. I guess what goes on in the home leaks out into the street. They have no cohesion. Karen Yarbrough spends the majority of her time in Springfield with Marlow Colvin. Is he a politician? YES. He is State Representative for the 33rd district and also Karen Yarbrough's lover according to sources. There are pictures to prove this, I am sure Henderson knows, look at all the crime and prostitution they allow in Maywood. It is amazing what goes on when politics are supposed to be sorted out.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Chris Welch is the Right Choice Says Chicago Reporters

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TRIBUNE ENDORSEMENTS: `06

For the Illinois House


Published February 23, 2006

The Tribune today begins its endorsements in contested races for the Illinois House.

2nd District (Southwest Side): Democratic Rep. Edward Acevedo is a cop, an assistant majority leader in the House, co-chair of the Latino caucus and a bigwig in the Hispanic Democratic Organization. Yes, that would be the HDO that's at the center of a federal investigation into the trading of city jobs and promotions for campaign work. Acevedo has clout, but voters have a better choice: Francisco Rodriguez, a fitness coordinator at Triton College. Rodriguez has specific ideas for curbing state spending, for pension reform, for the merit selection of judges--and offers the prospect of independence.

3rd District (West Side): Democratic Rep. William "Willie" Delgado has built a reputation for independence in the style of Sen. Miguel del Valle, and the House could use more of that. He is endorsed over Wayne Strnad, a computer consultant who ran against Delgado in 2004.

6th District (Near South and Southwest Sides): Democratic Rep. Esther Golar, appointed to this seat in December, has worked as an organizer for the last eight years in Chicago's community policing program and serves on the board of an affordable-housing development group. Golar is endorsed over Samuel Bunville, a social worker, Keith Kysel, a CTA bus driver, and Darryl Smith, a community activist.

7th District (West Side, west suburbs): Dante might mistake Proviso Township politics for one of the nine circles of hell. With all the accusatory to and fro in this race, it's hard to pinpoint the lesser sinner. Democratic Rep. Karen Yarbrough has the smarts and experience to be a thoughtful, independent legislator, but she consistently fails to inspire. She's far more facile, for instance, at identifying line items for which she would increase spending than areas that need trims. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, an attorney and Proviso District 209 School Board president, understands education-funding issues and offers his own district as one ripe for consolidation to save on costs. Welch, from Hillside, has clever ideas for informing new parents of college savings and early childhood education programs. He is endorsed in the hopes that he'll rise above all the local political squabbles.

8th District (West Side): Democratic Rep. Calvin Giles has yet to offer any kind of apology or explanation for why he has so consistently flouted the state's campaign disclosure laws. He amassed $144,000 in campaign fines but recently settled with the State Board of Elections, which let him pay just $25,000. It's impossible to support his re-election bid. La Shawn K. Ford, a Realtor who founded a youth group and teaches Sunday school, has significant homework to do on state issues, but he is preferred.

24th District (near west suburbs): Rep. Michelle Chavez is the accidental incumbent. She was as shocked as everybody else in 2004 when she won this House seat without running a real campaign against GOP incumbent Frank Aguilar. When state Democratic leaders learned they had taken the seat, their reaction was: Michelle who? Welcome to Cicero politics. So far Chavez's career highlight has been a stirring, Spanish rendition of "My Way" that she belted out at last May's Capitol Capers legislative talent show. She has, though, turned out to be good at taking marching orders from Democratic leaders.

A better choice? It's not Elizabeth Hernandez, who works for Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn. She's astonishingly uninformed on some basic state issues. No, Ms. Hernandez, the state will not take care of Cicero's rat problem. Roberto Garcia, a Cicero cop and Morton High School District 201 board member, has the best understanding of how state government works and the most meaningful experience. Garcia is endorsed.

25th District (South Side): In the legislature since 1979, Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie remains the top expert on revenue issues and has been a strong champion of civil rights. She is strongly preferred over Sharon Latiker, a former city Law Department administrator who was convicted for writing bad checks. Latiker later won a pardon and expungement. She has few specific ideas for the state or her district.

26th District (South Side): Democratic Rep. Lovana "Lou" Jones says she's tired and eager to retire, but she doesn't want to step aside until the right person comes along to replace her. That doesn't inspire confidence she'll serve constituents with much vigor as she heads into her 23rd year in the legislature. Perhaps with a few more years of seasoning, Ranoule Tatum could be that person. Tatum has an interesting story: Once homeless, he now has a personal growth show on cable access television and coordinates a federal anti-drug grant program at Roosevelt High School. Jones gets the nod.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Check out the Weekly Funnies:

A very humorous and revealing story is told about a
group of white people who were fed up with African
Americans, so they joined together and wished
themselves away. They passed through a deep dark
tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where
there is an America without black people.

At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief.
At last, they said, No more crime, drugs, violence and
welfare. All of the blacks have gone!

Then suddenly, reality set in. The "NEW AMERICA" is
not America at all-only a barren land.

1. There are very few crops that have flourished
because the nation was built on a slave-supported
system.

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because
Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator,
and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching
higher floors.

3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a
black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph
Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System
for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A.
Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signals.

4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit
system because its procurer was the electric trolley,
which was invented by another black man, Albert R.
Robinson.

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a
rapid transit system could operate, they were
cluttered with paper because an African American,
Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and
books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener,
William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee
Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A.
Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were
all, you guessed it, Black.

7. Even if Americans could write their letters,
articles and bo oks, they would not have been transported by mail because
William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William
Purveys
invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented
the Letter Drop.

8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph
Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the
Lawn Mower.

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to
be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see,
Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice
Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim.
But of course, Lewis Later invented the Electric Lamp,
Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T.
Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their
homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward
invented the Mop & Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted,
shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect?
Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Sh oe Lasting Machine,
Walter Sammons! invented the Comb, Sarah Boone
invented the Ironing Board and George T. Samon
invented the Clothes Dryer.

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have
dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the
food had spoiled because another Black Man, John
Standard invented the refrigerator.

Now, isn't that something? What would this country be
like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?


Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "by the time we leave
for work, Americans have depended on the inventions
from the minds of Blacks."

Black history includes more than just slavery,
Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm
X, and Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. Dubois.

Coretta Scott King Date of birth: April 27, 1927

Born 1929

Human Rights Advocate

Those of you who believe in what Martin Luther King, Jr., stood for,
I would challenge you today to see that his spirit never dies.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, his widow understandably could have retired from public life and devoted herself to bringing up her children. Instead, Coretta Scott King carried on her husband's work, trying to fulfill his dream of an America in which all people had equal rights.

Since that time, King has become a forceful public figure and an important leader in the civil rights movement. She has given hundreds of speeches, abroad as well as at home, and been active in such organizations as the National Council of Negro women and the Women's Strike for Peace. She has also taken on the role of writer, publishing a collection of her husband's quotations, The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. (1983), and her autobiography, My Life with Martin Luther King Jr. (1969).

Childhood in Heiberger
King was born April 27, 1927, in Heiberger, near Marion, Alabama. She spent her childhood on her parents' farm in Heiberger. The farm had been in the family since the Civil War, but the Scotts were not at all rich. They were so hard hit during the Depression that the children picked cotton to help earn money. There were three children Edythe, Coretta, and Obie. Obie was named after his father, Obediah Scott, a resourceful man who was the first black person in the district to own a truck and who eventually opened a country store. Their mother, Bernice (McMurray) Scott, was also a strong character.

As a young child, King walked five miles each day to attend the one-room Crossroads School. When she was older, she studied at Lincoln High School in Marion, nine miles away. Since this was too far to walk, her mother hired a bus and drove all the black students in the area to and from school a most unusual course of action for a black woman in the 1930s. The alternative would have been for the children to stay in Marion all week, returning home only at weekends, but Mrs. Scott did not want her children to be away from home so much.

King inherited a love of music from her mother, and at Lincoln High School she learned to play the trumpet and piano, and sang as a soloist at school recitals. An intelligent and hardworking student, she did well in her schoolwork too and was at the top of her class when she graduated in 1945. She then enrolled at Antioch College, Ohio, where her sister Edythe had been the first fulltime black student to live on campus.

Student in the North
At Antioch College, King majored in music and education. She also took part in the college's work-study program, acting as a camp counsellor, library assistant, and nursery school attendant. The fact that she was African American was not a barrier in any of these roles, but when she began to teach as part of her education course, she suddenly found her way blocked. Ordinarily, the education students did their practice teaching in the local public schools, but these schools had no black teachers and would not accept her. Her protests fell on deaf ears, even when she appealed to the college president, and in the end she had to do her teaching at the Antioch Demonstration School.

During this time, King was also a music student, learning the violin as well as studying singing and piano. She sang in the choir at the Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio, and gave her first solo concert there in 1948. By the time she graduated in 1951, she had decided to become a professional singer rather than a schoolteacher and had been accepted by the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Although King had a scholarship to cover her tuition at the conservatory, it did not pay for anything else, and she barely scraped by during her first year in Boston. To pay for her bed and breakfast, she cleaned the stairwells of the house she lived in, and for supper she usually made do with peanut butter and crackers. The following year was easier, because she received state aid from Alabama, but she still had to watch every penny.

While studying at the conservatory she met Martin Luther King Jr., who was also a student in Boston at the time, and they were married in 1953. The following year, after Coretta Scott King had graduated from the conservatory, they moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where Martin Luther King, Jr. began his work as a minister.

Mrs. King
In marrying a man committed to civil rights, King knew that she would not live the life of a quiet minister's wife. Their first child, Yolanda (Yoki), was born in 1955, just two weeks before the beginning of the Montgomery bus boycott. With the boycott came danger the King house was bombed in 1956 and from then on King had to be constantly alert on behalf of her children as well as her husband. The Kings were to have three more children: Martin Luther III, Dexter, and Bernice.

The next few years saw Coretta King sharing as full partner in her husband's work, walking beside him in marches, travelling abroad with him, and giving speeches when he was unable to do so. She also made her own personal contribution. On behalf of the Women's Strike for Peace, she was a delegate at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva in 1962, and she often gave concerts on behalf of the civil rights movement, for she was still keeping up with her music.

When her husband was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968, Coretta King took it for granted that she would continue his work. Just four days after his death she led a march of fifty thousand people through the streets of Memphis, and later that year she took his place in the Poor People's March to Washington.

Carries on the work
The following year, King traveled to India to accept an award that had been granted to her husband the previous year, and on the way there she visited Italy, where she was given a special audience by the Pope. She also stopped off in Britain, where she preached at St. Paul's Cathedral probably the first woman ever to do so. However, King's main concern in 1969 was the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, which she planned to create in Atlanta, Georgia.

Over the years, King has worked hard to raise funds for the center, which now covers three full blocks and houses a library and archives of the civil rights movement. King oversaw the center, which succeeded in achieving her other major goal to get her husband's birthday honored as a national holiday. She has a third goal too, and this is a continuing one, for she continues to speak out against injustice, especially racial injustice, doing what she can to make her husband's dream of fairness and equality come true.

Reexamining the past
In recent years the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. has come back under examination. James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin, died in 1998 still serving his sentence for the murder, but swearing his innocence. The King family began publicly expressing doubts that James Earl Ray had acted alone. Coretta Scott King and her son Dexter King appealed to Attorney General Janet Reno and to President Bill Clinton for a national commission investigating the assassination. When Reno granted a limited Justice Department review, Coretta Scott King brought before her a collection of evidence of a conspiracy to kill her husband that she had amassed through the years. After a seven-month investigation, however, a Memphis District Attorney concluded that there was no reason to believe that Ray had not killed King and that it appeared he had acted alone.

The King family, not satisfied with these findings, filed a wrongful death suit against a former restaurant owner who says he was paid to plan the killing. In December 1999, a Tennessee jury found that the 1968 assassination was the result of a conspiracy and had not been accomplished by a single killer.

Please Be My Friend

The Truth Tellers are a group of individuals that tell the truth, we will not state anything out of context. We care about education and negotiation. I will take a moment to elaborate on some TRUES.

Education - Education in Maywood, Bellwood & Stone Park has been declining not because of classroom activity, but the social economic environment. Are politicians totally responsible, of course not? However, if we take a look at a clear & defining attribute, leadership has always had a definite effect outside of the household. Karen Yarbrough is the current State Representative for the 7th district (the voice of our 7th district) and has not visited one school up until now, RE-ELECTION TIME. Is this normal, of course for someone who does not care? Karen Yarbrough's pictures are posted in Bellwood & Maywood schools and the current principals of those schools have no idea what she does or what she stands for. This is very offensive to the Truth Tellers, we are parents in Bellwood, but our kids’ thinks she is a cartoon character, and says she has never been to the schools. The principals state they were given a directive by John Wicks & Toni Dorris, Yarbrough's not hired help, in other words, flunkies without a purpose, that she would adopt the schools if her political campaign could be further express in their schools. Why would you adopt a school after 6 years, in six years you did not adopt this school, Yarbrough should have adopted every school in Bellwood & Maywood, she has her signs in the residents yards.. Why didn't she adopt McKinley Elementary School, where her underlying racist reporter, Carl N. wrote the students were dying of mold without proper air test being done? TRUTH: I will tell you why, the TRUTH is that nobody comes to McKinley because of the school facilities. Yarbrough has not visited McKinley in 6 years, but let's her racist reporter publicize about mold and other problems in the school. TRUTH: SHE IS NOW THE 7TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE, SHE SHOULD BE GIVING SOME OF HER MONEY THAT SHE GIVES TO FOREST PARK TO HELP BUILD A NEW SCHOOL IN DISTRICT 88. WHEN ELECTION TIME COMES AROUND BE OFFENDED BY THIS & VOTE CHRIS WELCH, WELCH SERVES ON THE BOARD AT 209, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED IN EDUCATION, DO YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE AN EDUCATION. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT VOTING FOR YARBROUGH, TAKE HER SIGN AND THROW IT IN THE STREET AND ASK HER “HOW CAN THE BLIND LEAD THE DEATH”, DO YOU THINK EDUCATION IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE, AND WHEN SHE RESPONDS, ASK HER HOW DO YOU KNOW? NOW YOU WILL BE INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH SELECTIONG THE RIGHT PERSON TO RESPRESENT YOUR CHILDREN. CHRIS WELCH!! DO NOT LET HER USE YOU AS A PAWN TO GET YOUR VOTE. VOTE CHRIS WELCH!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Carl N, Draging the community down!

If someone knows there is a problem the next step should be resolution. Why put the news in a blog concerning health issues except for personal gain. Carl N. has nothing better to do, has he ever posted fundraising information to help district 88, 89, & 209, rebuild school facilities. Why don’t the Herald post James Graham resume, since he knows everything about construction. He wants self recognition, so the truth tellers will give it to him. Carl N. is dead broke, when a person is broke they ride ten speed bikes, meat trucks in the Winter. This maybe comical, but it is truth. He spreads lies and does not have anything left to do but criticize Chris Welch, a successful attorney. There you go Carl, you got your two minutes of fame and recognition, maybe I will talk to KY or Welch to get you a new bike.

Chris Welch, when are you going to learn, this guy just wants a couple of hundreds to get him a new bike, go to Target or Wal-mart to get him a bike and I think he will leave you alone.

Teachers Pet

Recently, their has been a variety of appearances by Karen Yarbrough in District 88, District 209, & District 89, in a last minute attempt to gather supporters who barely knows her name. Who has seen Yarbrough in any of these districts before election time? She has not been to Proviso East, West, or any of the schools in District 88, where her political dummies are stealing money. One of her political dummies, James K. Graham, was fired from Bellwood School District 88 for threats of assault of a 60 year old custodian who has been working in the district for 20 years and is also a minister. Graham has no prior experience in the construction or maintenance industry and lied profusely to get the job. If you want the truth ask any custodian in the district! The board members, who allegedly claim Chris Welch is such a horrible person, are spending $3,000 dollars on phone bills and also purchased new cars and houses after James Graham was hired. I know their is nothing wrong with purchasing a new car and house, but how ironic, when your house in repossess, you purchase another house 2 months later when your cousin is hired making S60,000 dollars more than he has ever made.

Watch your back in Maywood

What is the easy way to legally kill children, whether they are black, white, Hispanic, or any other culture or creed. Ask a politician in Maywood, who voted for felons to have handguns. What State Representative beside Karen Y. would vote for such a thing? Can someone explain this? Maywood has one of the highest crime rates in IL. How can she help, she has never visited the schools of district 88, 89, & 209, so education is out the window, but she votes for this judgment of execution to be passed, so I guess we see where this is headed or beheaded for Maywood residents. Let me correct myself, she has visited the schools in the last week, I forgot, it is election time and now she has a quality candidate to run against. If anyone can explain why a felon should have a handgun, enlightened me. Better yet don't, enlightened yourself when you go to vote for State Rep or when your son, daughter, mother or father is killed by a convicted felon with the right to have a gun.

Who is Carl N., this guy trashes a 97% minority school districts every chance he gets, could someone tell me why he does not post anything positive about District 88, 89, or 209, has he ever been in education, is he even educated. We could ask Karen Yarbrough, but she never comes around.

When Carl N. trashes nothing but blacks, and then makes a statement that says Welch is firing blacks to hire whites, and then defames his character and the rest of the upstanding MALE black politicians except a black woman, does this seem typical of a White guy who rides a bike?

I believe if you desire the truth, ask the source, call the schools and simply ask do any of your kids know Karen Yarbrough, do the same for Welch and see what responses you get. Then again, that is unfair, because she stays down the street from one of the Proviso Schools, but has not visited in six years.