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In New York: Staggering Number of Missing Blacks Fuel Speculation of 'Human Traffickiing'

Written by By Nayaba Arinde on Friday, 14 August 2009 15:43.

NEW YORK (NNPA) - One of the great undiscussed dilemmas plaguing this city is the number of runaways and abducted children. The numbers are staggering. AMBER Ready Inc./Foundation states that annually about 800,000 children are reported missing in America. “The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime defines human trafficking as ‘the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.’ ...


U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Must Be Replaced, Rights Leaders Say

Written by By Hazel Trice Edney on Friday, 14 August 2009 15:33.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The 52-year-old U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, historically a leading force for overturning racist policies and enacting civil rights laws against Jim Crow segregation, has become obsolete and must be replaced, say civil rights leaders who are moving to make it happen.

Maltreated Young Adults Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Services

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 07 August 2009 15:24.

Mental health problems among young adults suspected of being maltreated as youths often go untreated as they transition to adulthood, according to a study by researchers at RTI International. The study, published in the August issue of Psychiatric Services, found that more than 48 percent of young adults suspected of being maltreated as youths had indicators of mental health problems. But the study showed that among those young adults with mental health problems, less than a quarter of them used outpatient mental health services.

50 Charity Executives Selected As the Most Influential

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 07 August 2009 15:00.

The 2009 NPT Power & Influence Top 50MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. -- Service is the new black. It's so fashionable that those leading the national service movement have packed the catwalk of The 2009 NPT Power & Influence Top 50, the 12th annual listing of the nonprofit sector's most influential executives.

Wireless Freedom in Underserved Communities Nationwide

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 31 July 2009 15:12.

Comments Highlight the Need for Digital Literacy Programs in Low-Income Communities and Suggest Ways to Diminish the Digital Divide: The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) today expounded upon their commentary to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) for the development of a National Broadband Plan. ADE's comments further discussed the need for broadband Internet adoption in underserved urban areas and the digital divide that would stem from increased regulation on wireless service providers. Below are excerpts from ADE's statement:

Modern Slavery: Problem of Human Trafficking Exists Locally

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 31 July 2009 14:56.

Freedom Center report urges stronger efforts to fight modern forms of slavery: The Greater Cincinnati Human Trafficking Report (, the first of its kind, is the result of a year-long study of human trafficking in Cincinnati and the Tri-state area, led by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Its findings are based on nearly 140 in-depth interviews with law enforcement personnel, judges, social workers, healthcare providers, government leaders and other affected parties.

Kiva Loans to the Working Poor, People Helping People!

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 24 July 2009 15:07.

The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.


The 'Flat' World Is 'Open': How Technology Is Changing Education

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 24 July 2009 15:00.

A new book by an Indiana University School of Education professor takes a comprehensive look at how Web technology is changing worldwide education. "The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education," published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley, was written by Curt Bonk, professor of instructional systems technology. It documents the many ways in which he says innovations have made it possible so that "anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time."

International Journalists Hone Multimedia Skills at Ithaca College Workshop

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 July 2009 15:32.

Matt MogekwuAmong the topics covered in workshop sessions will be mobile journalism using portable audio and video equipment; free or cheap alternatives to audio, photo and video editing software; the myth and reality of the “Twitter revolution”; distributing video online via YouTube and Vimeo; search engine optimization; best practices for online interviews and podcasts; and writing for the Web.


Study Finds Links Between Obesity and Adolescents’ Social Networks

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 July 2009 15:31.

Researchers from the Institute of Prevention Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) found in a recent study that overweight youth were twice as likely to have overweight friends. “Although this link between obesity and social networks was expected, it was surprising how strong the peer effect is and how early in life it starts,” says lead author Thomas Valente, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine.