Phillip Jackson

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‘Million Father March’ Urges Dads To Get Involved At School

The Black Star Project has more than 600 cities taking part in the effort to increase fathers’ involvement in their children’s education.


Phillip Jackson tells Walter Jacobson that young people can be diverted from gangs. (CBS)

Community Activist To Walter: Gang Membership Not Inevitable

Phillip Jackson, head of the Black Star Project, an organization that directs young men away from gangs, says a recent CBS 2 report doesn’t represent what’s really going on in the streets.


Reighne Dyson, 8, (left) and her father, Mejai Kai Dyson (right) get ready to ride their bikes home after shopping for school supplies on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Group Urging Dads To Get More Involved In Kids’ Education

As most Chicago Public School students were preparing for the first day of school on Tuesday, Community activists were urging fathers to get more involved in their kids’ education.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

Racial Profiling Concerns

Some Worry Mob Attacks Are Encouraging Racial Profiling

A few “bad teens” may have started the series of mob attacks in Chicago. But is their action making life difficult for other teens who just want to enjoy the city?

CBS 2–06/08/2011