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"The Cost of Incarceration", Part VII: Black Offenders Still Face More Difficulty When Re-entering

Written by By Patrice Gaines on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:28.

When Robert Ervin came home from prison in 2007 he was dependent upon the community to assist him in getting back on his feet. But like thousands who have committed crimes and served their time, Ervin found employers reluctant to hire him. This practice of discriminating against offenders, which falls disproportionately on Black people, is as harmful and deliberate as the segregation and Jim Crow laws of the past.

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Talk Show Host Glenn Beck Mocks Obama's Daughter, Apologizes

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:18.

Fox News personality and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck has apologized for mocking Malia Obama in a pretend conversation on his radio show. Beck said he was trying to explain how President Obama uses his children to deflect media criticism, and said he took it too far.

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Tax Credit Helps Small Businesses Pay for Health Care

Written by Greater Diversity News on Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:11.

Small Businesses Pay for Health CareStarting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.Even if your business hasn't received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay employee health insurance premiums in 2010, says Bill Terando, a professor of accounting at Butler University.

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Empathy: College Students Don't Have as Much as They Used To

Written by University of Michigan on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:13.

Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows.The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years.

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Outstanding Career Public Servants Wanted: American University Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

Written by American University on Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:47.

American University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones AwardsAmerican University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones Awards for executive leadership and commitment to career development are still open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 4, 2010.

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Researcher Considers The Role Of Morality In Modern Economic Theory

Written by The Florida State University on Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:45.

worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the “Great RecessionThe worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the “Great Recession,” has caused researchers to rethink traditional economic theories of financial markets and the corporate world. Even renowned financial theorist Michael Jensen, whose widely cited work has laid the foundation for the broad use of stock options as an executive compensation tool, has called on his fellow researchers to incorporate “integrity” into their economic models.

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Your Money Really Matters

Written by By Michael G. Shinn, CFP on Thursday, 27 May 2010 21:41.

Having free will, we are in constant conflict between our Having free will, we are in constant conflict between our needs and our wants. The battle continuously rages for our resources, our time and our relationships. The enemy is omnipresent and constantly attacks us. We are being subjected to a war withinourselves and we don’t even know who we are fighting. The casualties of these inner personal wars are all around us. They can appear as the  financially overextended or even bankrupted; they can be either stressed out, chemically dependent or even mentally ill; they can be in a family feud or divorce court or even end up on the police blotter.

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Housing Needs to Evolve for Aging Population

Written by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on Thursday, 27 May 2010 20:08.

One major aspect missing from recent health care reform conversations is housing, especially with regard to the aging population of the United States, according to three University of Arkansas researchers who have collaborated on a new book:  One major aspect missing from recent health care reform conversations is housing, especially with regard to the aging population of the United States, according to three University of Arkansas researchers who have collaborated on a new book: Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, and Equity in the South.

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Texas Tech Expert: Kagan Likely To Receive Confirmation, Political Standing Not Quite Clear

Written by Texas Tech University on Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:54.

Elena Kagan as the Supreme Court Justice to replace John Paul Stevens, one Texas Tech University political science expert says Kagan’s cBarring a scandal or other bizarre circumstances between now and the vote to confirm Elena Kagan as the Supreme Court Justice to replace John Paul Stevens, one Texas Tech University political science expert says Kagan’s confirmation appears almost a given.

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Hospital Summer Program Connects Teens with Patients and New Skills

Written by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, 13 May 2010 00:57.

Volunteens of St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThey have glue on their fingers and smiles on their faces; crayons spread before them and kids crowded around them. It’s all part of a day’s work for the Volunteens of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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