Sunday, January 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Maywood resident Dorothy Gaters — the winningest basketball coach in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history — was allowed to share some of her abundant wisdom in a short promotional video Nike released last week in time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday.
Continue reading “Nike Ad Features Wisdom Of Dorothy Gaters | East, West Don EQUALITY Gear”
Friday, January 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Dorothy Gaters, center, with her Marshall High School basketball players. | MLK Classic
Last year, Nike debuted its popular EQUALITY ad film featuring LeBron James and Serena Williams.
Continue reading “Nike To Release New Film Featuring Maywood Resident Dorothy Gaters”
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR
Richard R. Boykin, Cook County Commissioner for the 1st District, will introduce resolutions on three critical issues facing Cook County at the final meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners this Wednesday, December 17 at 2 PM.
One resolution will urge the Governor of Illinois and the State Legislature to appropriate additional funds for mental health treatment pursuant to the advisory referendum that garnered over a million votes in Cook County this past November. This follows through on Commissioner Boykin’s campaign pledge to make mental health a top policy priority. “Too many County residents with unmet mental health needs end up in jail instead of in treatment,” Commissioner Boykin said. “We need more mental health clinics, better treatment programs for individuals after they are released from jail, and more treatment options that serve as alternatives to pre-trial detention.”
Another resolution placed by Commissioner Boykin on Wednesday’s agenda will ask fellow Commissioners to join him on record in calling for President Barack Obama to establish a national commission to examine the criminal justice system and the impact of race. “A comprehensive review of our criminal justice system and the impact of race on that system will help Cook County work more effectively toward the goal of reducing the population of our jail and our juvenile detention center,” said Boykin. “It will also help to restore some confidence in law enforcement and our justice system- especially following the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers.”
A third key issue that Commissioner Boykin will seek to address on Wednesday concerns predatory lending and discriminatory targeting of minority communities by big banks. The Commissioner will introduce a resolution barring financial institutions that engaged in predatory lending from doing business with Cook County.
“Thousands of Cook County citizens lost their homes and had their lives devastated as a result of being targeted for subprime mortgages by certain financial institutions,” said Commissioner Boykin. “Many of those people are from my District. It’s time that these institutions were held accountable.”
The Commissioner will also be introducing resolutions honoring Coach Dorothy Gaters on the occasion of her 1,000th win as Coach of the Marshall High School girls’ basketball team; congratulating the Village of Broadview on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary; and commemorating the life of beloved candy maker Sal Ferrara of Forest Park, who passed away last month. VFP