ICDHR
P.O. Box 734
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 708-772-8752
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for June 2019
was recently shown in a 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook dressed in blackface (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks comments on the backlash related to the recent news article about Virginia governor Ralph Northam whose picture
Money for College: Scholarships of Various
Types Available Through JLV College Counseling
More than 800 representatives of the public and private sector attended the 51st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Dinner on Saturday, April 6, 2019. This event celebrated the 51st annual commemoration of the death of Dr. King, and has been sponsored by the ICDHR for fifty one years.

We are grateful to John Burgess, Managing Director for Entertainment Tax Advisors, for his endless support of this annual event which featured Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and 2010 National Basketball Champion Metta Word Peace.

The next commemoration service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
ICDHR ORGANIZATIONAL EVENTS
Upcoming Schedule of Events for June / July 2019
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements.

The ICDHR offers and has awarded STEM scholarships, and we also have information about college scholarships and contests through JLV College Counseling.

Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship website link in this announcement for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
DuSable Museum and Comcast Corporation Honor ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks and Others With "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Installation Honor 
ICDHR Joins Southwest Airlines Executives in Chicago at Annual Gathering to Discuss Airline Modifications
A House Judiciary subcommittee on recently held the first congressional hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 36 years as supporters push for ratification.

ERA advocates want a time requirement to be stripped from the amendment’s language. Congress passed the ERA in 1972, but it failed to earn the backing of enough state legislatures to be ratified by a 1982 deadline.

Both Nevada and Illinois have ratified the amendment in recent years. Ratification failed by one vote in Virginia earlier this year (view TheHill.com article online).
Recently, Gwendolyn McNutt and the Comcast Family selected ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks for the”Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” honor.  The honor was presented for his long career in helping citizens secure overdue civil rights.  The honor was presented at the DuSable Museum. 

The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Historian Tim Black also received the honor.  This honor was also presented to former United States Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Al Sharpton, the Reverend C.T. Vivian and former SCLC President Joseph Lowery.
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EVENT RECAP: The 51st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Dinner was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg Illinois (6:00 pm)
June 6, 2019 - First Annual Metropolitan Association of Black Law Enforcement (MAPLE) meeting (location and time TBA).  

July 16, 2019 - First Annual 'Readiness Holding Camp" for African Americans Interested in Law Enforcement (location and time TBA).

For additional information about upcoming Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations events, or how you can partner in upcoming ICDHR organization events, contact ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at 1-708-772-8752 or send an email to cbrooks@icdhr.org.
ICDHR Web Poll: Review of 2020 Democratic Presidential Election Candidate Options

Which of the following 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates has the best chance to win versus President Donald Trump in the 2020 election?
Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
Bernie Sanders
Corey Booker
Elizabeth Warren
Other candidate

Congress Hold First Equal Rights Amendment Hearing in 36 Years Amid Ratification Push