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The Black Press: Then and Now

Written by Joy Childs on Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:27.

(NNPA) – As readers know, newspaper readership is dwindling because of competition from online media. Notwithstanding the shrinkage, the Black newspaper has played and continues to play a critical and relevant role in the community for at least one important reason: For their its history, Black newspapers have addressed and responded to the needs of Blacks.


Black Newspaper Publishers Call for Justice for Wilmington 10

Written by Richette L. Haywood on Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:25.

(NNPA) – There has been considerable progress made in America during the four decades since the Wilmington 10 became the international cause celebre for injustice to those activists involved in the civil rights movement. That was evident earlier this year when the City of Wilmington, North Carolina presented proclamations to the nine Black men and one White woman -- who became the focus of one of the longest and most controversial civil rights cases in U.S. history.


Gonzaga U. Institute for Hate Studies to Present 2nd International Conference on Hate Studies April 6-9

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:52.

Attempted Bombing of Spokane's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March Underscores Need for World's First Hate Studies Curriculum Being Planned by Gonzaga U. Institute


Gaston College Men of Excellence Sponsor Men's Awareness: Health and Diversity Workshop

Written by Gaston College on Friday, 11 March 2011 15:28.

"The workshop was inter-active, energetic and motivational," says Darren Stewart, president of the Men of Excellence Program at Gaston College. "Our three presenters were outstanding. They surprised our group with an interesting way of forcing you to think outside the box, embrace new ideas, and concepts. They convinced us to expand our awareness and appreciation of diversity and showed us how to better promote a climate that celebrates differences," commented Stewart.


Endangered Squirrels Keep Flying High with the Help of UNC Wilmington and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:05.

Wilmington, N.C. - Superman had a cape. Flying squirrels have the help of conservationists at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and two University of North Carolina Wilmington biology students.


News from the Right: Wind power - questionable benefits, concealed impacts

Written by Paul Driessen, NetRight Daily ( on Thursday, 03 March 2011 19:10.

T Boone Pickens wind farmAmerica is running out of natural gas. Prices will soar, making imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and T Boone Pickens' wind farm plan practical, affordable and inevitable. That was then.

Churches host "UNCF SUNDAY"to Help Kids Stay in College

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:35.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNCF– the United Negro College Fund – the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, is rallying with churches to support its National Faith Initiative. Churches will host a UNCF SUNDAY on February 27 to collect donations from congregations across the nation to help kids get the education they need and our nation needs them to have.  The campaign aims to engage and encourage the faith community to support UNCF, minority students, and the 39 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that belong to UNCF, and to build a robust network of informed advocates for minority education.  


One step closer to increased parental school choice

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:30.

Thousands of parents are now closer to exercising more educational choice for their children thanks to the passage of a bill eliminating the state’s charter school cap in the State Senate. Senate Bill 8, which passed 32-17 this morning in the North Carolina Senate, will now go before the state House.


Feminist Writer Elaine Showalter to Speak on American Women Writers at UNC Wilmington March 7

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:27.

Wilmington, N.C. - Highly influential American feminist and writer Elaine Showalter will speak and give a reading to students, faculty and community members at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Lumina Theater at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her topic is "Writing the History of American Women Writers." Showalter's reading will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing as part of the university's Bucker Lecture Series. 


ComplianceTech Study Finds Wide Discrepancy in Home Mortgage Credit Between Minorities and Whites During Housing Downturn

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:39.

Arlington, VA -- Compliance-Tech, a leading provider of technology and mortgage data analysis for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions, today released a study documenting a significant decrease in home mortgages to African Americans and Latinos in comparison to non-Hispanic whites since the onset of the housing downturn.