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It is time to come together.

Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM

5 Working-Class Money Burdens

Posted by Unity in Action Magazine on November 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM

5 Working-Class Money Burdens

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Working-class families struggle financially to make things work.  Essential needs become stressful burdens, as they try to make a normal life for their families.  There are 5 money burdens that low to middle income working-class families in small cities continue ...

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The political environment brings to the light the negative stereotypes and perceptions of black people that many in power still hold.

Posted by Unity in Action Magazine on November 25, 2016 at 6:15 PM

The political environment brings to the light the negative stereotypes and perceptions of black people that many in power still hold.


In regards to history, we have to think about the psychological effect of our past experiences on our lives today. Clearly, racism is still strong in America. It is not just against blacks, but poor too. What we can’t do is continue to ignore that it exists because, WE are all in this together!


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Miss Bri Goes Worldwide

Posted by [email protected] on February 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Another Trayvon Story...Remembering Kiwane Carrington

Posted by [email protected] on August 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM


REMEMBERING KIWANE CARRINGTON:  15 year old Kiwane Carrington, SHOT and KILLED by POLICE while trying to break into his home after getting out of school early. He forgot his key...

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SEQUESTER CUTS COMING: What you need to know!

Posted by [email protected] on February 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Today the Senate failed to pass a measure to end the sequester cuts.  This means that across the board cuts are coming to you starting Friday, March 1st.  You need to educate your self on the current planned cuts and watch for opportunities to help our community like never before.  More importantly, we have to come together to restore needed funding to social service care.



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SAVING THE GHOSTS by Christopher Evans

Posted by Unity in Action Magazine on February 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM
SAVING THE GHOSTS by Christopher Evans I am often followed by the Ghost. The Ghost is an innocent man who is accused by police, brought to trial by lawyers, and convicted by juries in our modern day criminal justice system. Today the Ghost came to my Surveillance and Society class. This time the Ghost is named Troy Davis- an innocent man convicted 22 years ago of a murder he didn't commit in the state of Georgia. Our good-intentioned instructors thought it a teaching moment to assign some la... Read Full Post »


Posted by [email protected] on January 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Due to the wave of violence that has paralyzed our black community we are joining Bub and local citizens efforts to help stop the violence.  We need your support.  Register for the Unity in Action Magaziine community forum to stay informed about planning and developments.



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Walmart Worker Worked 24 hours Then Fired

Posted by [email protected] on November 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Walmart employees are standing up in unity to speak out about the issues that they have been suffering with for years.  In 2007, I interviewed Shaundell a former, disabled employee who shared, "My first day of work around Christmas time I was scheduled to work for 24 hours.  It was my first day of work, so I didn't want to complain.  I then got fired because I dozed off to sleep."  

Speaking to him at the time I thought it was just one isolated incident.  But, i...

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African-American Experience- We Have to Remember Where We Came From

Posted by [email protected] on November 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

We Have to Remember Where We Came From,

To Understand Where We Are &

What can we do to build our future?

Where we came from?

We have to face the concern with police brutality and inadequate representation for defendants during trial. The warnings have been there that African-American communities need support.


By 2000, roughly one in 10 black men were in prison - a crisis level statistic because prisoners don't have jobs, pay taxes. A...

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Life Story- Rico growing up in foster care, street life, testimony.

Posted by [email protected] on November 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM

My name is Mardisco “Rico” Staples. As an adult now, I can look back on my life and reflect on some of the things I did and the lessons I learned. And, I can thank God to be alive.


I first got in trouble at the age of seven. Without a mother or a father in my life I was hanging out in the streets with my older brother. My first run in with the law was when I broke into a truck and tre...

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Have a Felony? Consider Starting Your Own Business

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Shanna McGuire, Owner of McGuire Janitorial Services shared her testimony and spoke inspiring words of encouragement to the newly formed Citizens of Conviction group.


Shanna McGuire is a successful business owner that employes 30 people, does business not only locally, but on the State and Federal level. She is also a active church Reverend and volunteer. But, her life was not always on this fast track forward. It was going just the opposite. McGuire said her life of cr...

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Mainstream Media Challenge

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

“I challenge all mainstream media- radio, TV, print, and online to step up and be more socially responsible. Example, if you have all kids calling in on your radio show then stop with all the sex and violence.”


-Tanya Parker, Publisher of Unity in Action Magazine

Parker's Economic Development Plan

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Champaign County Career Training Center will provide transitional support, training and job opportunities to help low-income, at-risk youth, re-entry, young adults, and teens develop workforce skills, overcome career entry challenges, and assist with transition into employment and/or secondary education.


CCCTC will provide products, services, and workshops to the community that will support the area's economic growth. This will provide opportunities for our students to gai...

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Parker's Social Development Plan

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Unity in Action Magazine is just one part of the plan. Innovation in technology changes every month; I challenged myself to create an innovative approach to socio-economic development. I started with what the people needed, and worked my way up. Some of the things that I realized is that there were a lot of great things going on in our community, but no one knew about them. Also I recognized that people needed to share their perspectives with each other- between people, between agencies a...

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I BELIEVE, We Must Stand Together for Love, Peace, and Unity.

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BA in Economics, I took a high paying job as District Manager of a grocery chain. After working an average of 55 hours per week, it didn't take me long to testify that money can't buy you happiness. I would rather live with a purpose- GOD'S Purpose.


I prayed to be his slave, while in tears at one of my weakest points. I had no idea the level of spiritual warfare that I was up against. I lost everything in a house...

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Police drones will be coming to skies near you.

Posted by [email protected] on August 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Within a few months police drones will be coming to skies near you.

Drones are remote controlled aircraft’s that are cheaper to operate and can stay airborne longer.


Legislation signed by President Obama will give access to first responders and police first to assist with duties like; patrolling areas, monitoring traffic, and searching for missing persons or criminals.


Because of affordability and accessibility of the crafts there are concerns...

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Thoughts on Travon Martin Case

Posted by [email protected] on August 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Parker's Thoughts on Travon Martin Case: What I ask Zimmerman:

“If you were scared why did you chase him. If you were chasing him then Trayvon was defending himself when or if he punched you.


What about all the men in jail for shooting someone that shot at them first?


So, every street fight has the right to kill?”


America is watching.