The Black Star Project is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through and e-mail lists. If you have questions about these policies, please call us at 773-285-9600.

Resale or disclosure of information to third parties:

We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or e-mail addresses with other organizations. Only Black Star Project staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to


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We use cookies on to personalize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site.

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As with most websites, we analyze to constantly improve the user experience and functionality. We use an external service, Google Analytics, to provide real-time reporting of to Black Star Project staff and our authorized agents. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any users’ personally identifiable information.

If you do not wish your use of to be recorded in this way, please visit the Google website for instructions on how to opt-out.


These cookies are used to recognize return visitors to so the site can remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble closing notification windows if you have closed them during a previous visit.

Third party cookies also features a number of external services, such as social media sharing, which may also use cookies when you use them. You can find out more about these services and their use of cookies, via the links below:

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience on and on other sites may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of any personalized content delivery offered.

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For other browsers please refer to the in application help or support website.

Privacy of our email lists

ONE maintains several e-mail lists to keep our supporters, the press and policy makers informed about news and events.

We do not share e-mail addresses on our lists with staff outside of ONE and our authorized agents. We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the e-mail addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized ONE staff and agents. Only ONE staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

To unsubscribe from ONE email list click here.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed the site to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please get in touch.


We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving financial data from In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information on site that we have collected from you.

1) Read to Black boys between birth and 10 years old

2) Emphasize the value of education--not sports, not entertainment, not games--when Black boys are 2 to 12 years old.

3) Give Black boys books for their birthdays, holidays, and to reward them for jobs well done.

4) Enroll Black boys in a Saturday University Reading Academy at your church, park district, library or school. (Call The Black Star Project at 773.285.9600 for assistance setting up your Saturday University)

5) Have Black boys between the ages of 5 and 15 years old read aloud to you for at least 30 minutes a week.

6) Monitor and regulate the amounts and kinds of media your Black boys consumes.

7) Immerse Black boys in positive, educationally-based peer groups.

8) Find a mentor or a mentoring group for your young Black men.

9) Include culture, spirituality, history, economics, languages and critical thinking in the education of Black boys.

10) Ask the White House to support The Black Star Plan to to teach Black boys to read well by 4th grade.


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