View as Webpage ----------------- Technology Job Openings ----------------------- APRIL 24, 2020

Please see the following technology job openings, as well as our insightful guest commentary.

Also, importantly, be sure to RSVP for the May 2nd Virtual Power Breakfast in order to participate - we are taking steps to ensure a secure Zoom meeting environment.

COAL Board of Directors
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Tech Job Openings

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk’s Office”) posted three new hire job opportunities, on April 15, 2020, for the positions that are listed below:  
The Notice of Job Opportunity for each of the positions is attached to this email. All applications may be submitted online no later than the last day of the application period, April 29, 2020. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, please click on the following link :
Best regards,
Melissa Ford, Esq.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Join the City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team's Greater Auburn Gresham DC COVID19 tele-town hall Sat 10:30 am-12 pm at
The disparity between the death rate of African Americans and whites from COVID-19 isn’t surprising to anyone black. Nearly 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, disinvestment, economic segregation and disinterest is a recipe for mass deaths.

The only thing different from this pandemic and the one black people face everyday is it’s an invisible killer. We can see the ravages of America’s public policy decisions for black people everyday. All anyone has to do is tour Chicago’s South and West sides. The stark disparities between the city’s black communities and white communities are no different in Chicago than they are in Danville, Springfield, Kankakee, Decatur and Peoria. In a USA Today ariticle, last year, these six Illinois cities were listed among the 15 worst for black Americans.

So far, 60% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths are black people. In Chicago, 60% of patients dying from the novel coronavirus are black.

The upcoming
Coalition (Virtual) Power Breakfast
is scheduled for
Saturday, May 2, 2020   
Join / Reception 9:00am, Program 9:30am
ZOOM Master: Randolph Carnegie
As we deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is important that we engage with experts we've come to trust to provide information relevant to our community and with our community's best interests in mind.

To this end, COAL is honored to host a conversation with Dr. Terry Mason at our first Coalition Power Breakfast, via ZOOM, on May 2nd. - Please RSVP if you plan to join us. -
Guest Speaker
ZOOM Assistance:
As a first step in preparing for the Breakfast, here are introductory videos on ZOOM meetings to review at your leisure:

-How to Join a Zoom meeting – Short vide
-Joining a Zoom meeting for the first time – 8:15 minutes in duration
How to use Zoom on a mobile device – 10:45 minutes in duration

The next Breakfast notice on 4/27 will include information on a test session established for you to try out ZOOM a few days before the Breakfast, along with specific instructions for joining COAL and Dr. Mason on May 2, 2020. Please remember you must RSVP your plans to join the ZOOM Breakfast by replying to this notice or emailing
As of April 24, 2020 5p.m.:
What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.