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Arizona Immigration Law Hurts Arizona’s Pocketbook

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:27.

Last spring Arizona’s state legislators enacted a controversial law to deter undocumented immigrants from crossing the state’s borders and punish those who have crossed the U.S. border. Thus far, however, the most significant result of the act, S.B. 1070, has been to deter other Americans from crossing the state’s borders and to punish the pocketbooks and coffers of Arizona workers and businesses.


Tyler Perry Saves Atlanta Organization that Helps At-risk Youth

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 23 December 2010 18:20.

ATLANTA – Actor/writer/producer Tyler Perry has stepped forward to match an anonymous $14,000 donation that will save BE SOMEONE – a local struggling organization that helps at-risk youth by teaching them life skills through the game of chess.


Woman/Minority Owned Architectural Firm Heads the Modern Wing Project at the Art Institute of Chicago

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 December 2010 16:13.

CHICAGO– Few architecture firms get the opportunity to work with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground breaking design and construction of a world iconÑin this case the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, but that is exactly what Interactive Design, Inc. (IDEA) of Chicago did. What is more unusual, however, is that firm is helmed by Dina A. Griffin, a black womanÑin fact one of only 262 black women architects in the US.


National Save the Family Now Movement: It's All About the Family

Written by Rev. Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr. on Friday, 17 December 2010 16:12.

It is important during this holiday season that you and I rededicate our passion for the family. Family is important for the survival of this nation in general and this is particularly true for the black race. Strong families make dynamic churches, thriving communities, better schools, and a greater nation.


5 Must-follow Tips Will Let You Shop Safely Online, UAB Expert Says

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 December 2010 16:22.

Identity Theft online shopingOnline shoppers can protect their identities and financial account numbers by following five safety tips this holiday season, says Gary Warner, international cyber-crime consultant and director of research in computer forensics ...


The Acumen Fund: Changing How the World Addresses Poverty

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 December 2010 15:53.

Jacqueline Novogratz Acumen FundJacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, has been selected as the 2010 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. The Fund is a pioneering not-for-profit global venture fund that is changing the world.



Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 November 2010 12:51.


Black Prosecutors Are Changing The Criminal Justice System

Written by Marjorie Valbrun, America’s Wire on Monday, 22 November 2010 12:46.

Nearly three weeks after the midterm elections, the winner of the hard-fought race to become California attorney general has not been determined. Kamala Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, holds a slim lead over Steve Cooley, her Los Angeles County counterpart.


TECHNOLOGY: Visions of Tech Toys Dance in Their Heads…

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 November 2010 12:39.

With the list of cool tech toys in the market ever expanding and the number of holiday shopping days dwindling, gift shopping for the techie on your list can be a little overwhelming. It’s Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone to the rescue! Our tech expert, Adrian Bulzacki, founder of ARB Labs, has created a list of top tech toys in store this holiday season:


Election Day Robocall: Attorney General Files Suit for $168 Million Penalty Claim

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 19 November 2010 14:02.

An Election Day robocall sent to Democratic voters in the state of Maryland telling them to “relax” and that the election was over—an apparent attempt to get them to stay home and not vote—has been traced back to Universal Elections, a company hired by Republican Robert Ehrlich’s gubernatorial campaign.