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Disparities Facing Black Communities Widen

Written by Wendell Hutson, Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Crusader on Friday, 26 August 2011 20:10.

 There are so many disparities facing the Black community today state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-13th District) said she has lost count. “The number of disparities facing our communities continue to grow with no end in sight and I no longer can keep up with them,” Hunter told the Crusader.  “But if I had to list the top three it would the criminal justice system, education and employment.”  E. Hardy knows too well the struggles Black men face once they are cycled through the criminal justice system.  In 2002, he pled guilty to felony retail theft to avoid a trial and possible incarceration if convicted. 

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New Program to Help Close 'Digital Divide' in Atlanta

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 26 August 2011 19:58.

ATLANTA – More than 300,000 low-income students will be able to access broadband in their homes through a new program designed to bridge the digital divide between people with access to technology and people without it, officials announced.

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More Than One Million Fathers Are Improving America by Taking Their Children to School

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 19 August 2011 18:22.

738 U.S. cities have signed on to the Million Father March 2011, the largest back-to-school initiative in United States' history
By Phillip Jackson  Chicago - An army of more than one million American men are taking to the streets this year in one of the most important battles that America has ever fought.  And that is the battle for the hearts, minds and spirits of American children.  These men will include janitors, lawyers, doctors, technicians, factory workers, bankers, bus drivers, construction workers, policemen and trash collectors. 

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Work and Wages among Older People of Color

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 19 August 2011 18:20.

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2011 -- The number of people of color in the workforce -- particularly Hispanics and Asian Americans -- will soar in the next two decades as the older population expands, grows more diverse, and works longer. But, African Americans and Hispanics age 50 and older face substantial workplace challenges, including relatively low earnings, high unemployment, and limited access to self-employment. Older Asians fare better, but still lag behind their non-Hispanic white counterparts on many indicators.

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Easy to Visualize Goal Powerful Motivator to Finish a Race Or a Task

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 19 August 2011 18:19.

Whether you are swimming in the Olympics or saving for a vacation, being able to see progress toward your goal will help you reach it. "The easier a goal is to see, the closer it seems," said Rajesh Bagchi, assistant professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

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Democrats Need a Hot Chocolate Party

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 12 August 2011 18:23.

It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and Democrats need pressure from within the party to force them to stand their ground against the Tea Party insurrection in Congress.  As was evident in the recent debt ceiling fiasco, conservative House Republicans have gravitated even farther to the right because of pressure from the Tea Party movement.  Democrats are being towed along kicking and screaming.  

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‘Your Boy’ Statement by Pat Buchanan Draws Immediate Objection

Written by AFRO-American newspapers on Friday, 12 August 2011 18:21.

(NNPA) - Conservative pundit Pat Buchanan is playing damage control after creating a bit of controversy when he referred to President Barack Obama as “your boy” in a discussion with Rev. Al Sharpton. Buchanan, a former Republican presidential candidate, was appearing on a show Sharpton was hosting on MSNBC Aug. 2 when he brought up the issue of the Bush tax cuts.

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Missing Black Children: A Crisis of Media Neglect           

Written by Nicole Lockley (NNPA) on Friday, 12 August 2011 18:02.

Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst, Jeanine Barnwell, Jaycee Dugard and Caylee Anthony. All four individuals have something in common: their lives were ended or altered tragically.
Nearly 800,000 children under the age of 18 are reported missing each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Of those reported missing, 33 percent are African-American.

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These Roots Run Deep: Reunion Links Black Families to White S.C. Church

Written by Herbert White, The Charlotte Post on Friday, 12 August 2011 17:53.

(NNPA) - Josiah and Matilda Currence would be proud of their family in 2011 America.Born slaves in the early 19th century, the South Carolina couple’s descendants recently gathered at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, S.C., for the Armstrong-Currence reunion.  The high point of the reunion was the unveiling of a plaque acknowledging their forebears’ connection to the historically white church.
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Grant Awarded to American Indian Workforce Development Program

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 05 August 2011 18:50.

RALEIGH– A N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs program that provides workforce development services to American Indian citizens, communities and businesses in four tribal communities in North Carolina has received a $274,534 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue services throughout FY2011-12. “The American Indian Workforce Development Program helps American Indian citizens gain the skills necessary to join the workforce and contribute to their local economy,” said Commission Executive Director Greg Richardson.