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Linguist to Assist in Salvaging Remains of Comanche Language, Devising College Course

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 November 2009 14:08.

Mowa-Way, Comanche Indian{Editor’s note: The phrase Numu Tekwapu in this story features a strikethrough on the last u of Numu and a strikethrough and underline on the last u in Tekwapu.} This fall, a Texas Tech University professor of anthropology will begin the difficult task of collecting the remnants of the near-extinct Comanche language, then creating a way it can be taught in a university setting.
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Lack of Social Engagement Is a Risk Factor for Self-Neglect in Older Adults

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 November 2009 13:23.

Twenty Percent of Seniors in Chicago Reported to Social Service Agencies Because of Concern About Suspected Self-Neglect
Seniors who neglect themselves, risking their own health and safety, tend to be individuals with limited social networks and little social engagement, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center.

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African-American Children Cope Well With Behavioral Risks

Written by University of Virginia on Monday, 16 November 2009 13:12.

 Melvin WilsonAn eight-year study of African-American, white and Hispanic-American children in three regions of the United States has found that African-Americans had the highest level of exposure to risk factors that could lead to behavioral problems, but do not engage in bad behavior at higher rates than the other two groups.

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Nonprofits at Risk in Partnerships with Corporations

Written by Dick Jones Communications on Saturday, 07 November 2009 15:35.

While there has been massive growth in cause-related marketing programs which have helped companies, charities and consumers, leaders of nonprofit organizations need to enter agreements with companies with their eyes wide open.

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Center for the Digital Future Finds Significant Gaps in Internet Use Based on Age, Education, and Income

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:37.

The Internet is the most powerful communication tool of our age -- or at least it is for those who have access to online technology or who want to use it. This year, the total number of Internet users in the United States reached its highest point to date -- 82 percent of Americans say they go online, a percentage that has remained relatively steady for the last few years.

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Disability Etiquette Booklet: An Essential Resource for Disability Awareness

Written by United Spinal Association on Friday, 16 October 2009 15:18.

NEW YORK -- The United Spinal Association (www.UnitedSpinal.org) in recognition of Disability Awareness Month, offers a free booklet, "Disability Etiquette", for anyone who wants to interact more effectively with people with disabilities. More than 54 million Americans have disabilities. Practicing disability etiquette is an easy way to make people with disabilities welcome. It also makes good business sense. When supervisors and co-workers use disability etiquette, employees with disabilities feel more comfortable and work more productively.

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 October 2009 15:16.

WASHINGTON -- "United We Can Stop HIV and Prevent AIDS. Unidos Podemos Detener el VIH y Prevenir el SIDA." That is the message for the seventh annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, which our nation observed October 15. This day is an opportunity for us to honor the dedicated family members, neighbors, coworkers, spiritual and community leaders, people living with HIV and AIDS, educators, health care workers, and advocates who want to stop the spread of HIV and to link people living with HIV to treatment and care. We must all work together to tackle the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on Latino communities in the U.S.

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Harlem Children’s Zone: Focusing on 100 Blocks and One Child at a Time

Written by Harlem Children’s Zone on Friday, 04 September 2009 12:38.

The revitalization of Harlem occupies the minds and agendas of many people. While many focus solely on the economic aspects—developing luxury condominiums and commercial real estate—others believe that the most valuable aspect of Harlem’s revival is its human capital, particularly its children. Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), has adopted a 100-block area in Central Harlem in New York City and created a multifaceted approach to the healthy development of over 7,400 children—from infancy to adulthood.
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Churches, Conferences Observing S.C. Boycott

Written by Wendy Brinker on Friday, 28 August 2009 17:14.

(NNPA) – Strike another victory for the NAACP’s economic boycott of South Carolina. Notice was recently sent that the National Convocation of the Christian Church voted to cancel plans to hold its 2010 Biennial Session in Charleston after receiving a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People asking the Convocation to support its boycott of the state.
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The Invisible Cost of Incarceration

Written by Patrice Gaines on Friday, 28 August 2009 17:13.

WASINGTON (NNPA) – In communities around the country, black people are missing. Neighborhoods languish. Dreams deferred rot in distant warehouses we call prisons. The similarities between the correctional system and slavery are eerie: Families ripped apart. Traditions lost or never made. The shipment of flesh, the pipeline that nearly guarantees black children go from the cradle to the prison; the insane profits made by warehousing human beings.