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Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 15 January 2010 13:16.

MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.

You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.
We have determined that our partner organization in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante, is able to bring humanitarian aid overland into the country. Teams of healthcare workers from the project have established a functioning supply chain through the Dominican Republic and are currently delivering medical aid to those most in need in Haiti.


Haiti's Tragic History Is Entwined with the Story of America

Written by Robert Parry, Consortium News on Friday, 15 January 2010 12:48.

In announcing the U.S. response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, President Obama noted the two countries' historic ties. But few Americans know that sad story. Announcing emergency help for Haiti after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, President Barack Obama noted America’s historic ties to the impoverished Caribbean nation, but few Americans understand how important Haiti’s contribution to U.S. history was.


Move Your Money: Project Urges People to Start Banking for Their Community

Written by By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! on Friday, 15 January 2010 12:45.

The following is a transcript of an interview with Robert Johnson by Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! about Move Your Money, a project to help people transfer their money from bigger banks into smaller, community-oriented financial institutions that generally avoided the reckless investments and schemes that helped cause the financial crisis. Robert Johnson is former economist at the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. He’s now the director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.


The ‘Color-line’ Problem Declared by Du Bois Still America’s Major Flaw in 2010

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Tuesday, 29 December 2009 13:13.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It was in 1903, the birth of the 20th Century, when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in his book, “The Souls of Black Folk” the statement that has become prophetic: “…for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.”


New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 29 December 2009 13:09.

Millions of Americans will be job hunting in 2010, and for many of those who are currently unemployed, the search will mark the continuation of a long and unsuccessful journey. Andy Chan, vice president for career development at Wake Forest University, says job seekers often encounter three major roadblocks to success: poor marketing, poor networking, and poor mind-set. He offers 10 New Year’s Resolutions aimed at overcoming those obstacles.


A Priest, a Cowboy and a Socialite: Why Diversity is Good for Business

Written by Yuwanda Black on Friday, 18 December 2009 13:34.

A priest, a cowboy and a socialite opened a used bookstore and grossed more than half a million dollars the first year. "What?" you question. "How do these three even know each other. Never mind know each other well enough to go into business together."


Top Literary Award Given to Emeritus Prof. José Emilio Pacheco

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:53.

José Emilio PachecoEmeritus Professor José Emilio Pacheco (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) has been awarded the prestigious Premio Cervantes Prize for 2009. It is the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world. The 70 year old Pacheco, who lives with his wife - noted writer Christina Pacheco and his two daughters in Mexico City - was a Distinguished University Professor for more than 20 years at Maryland, teaching two graduate seminars each spring. He became Emeritus in 2007.

Your Money Really Matters: If Your Home Value is Underwater…?

Written by Michael G. Shinn on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:50.

The home mortgage crisis and subsequent recession have had a devastating effect on many homeowners. According to a report by First American CoreLogic, twenty three percent of U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgage than the home is worth. In other words, their home value is under water and they have negative equity in their home.

The AIDS Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Join on World AIDS Day to Call for More Therapeutic Vaccine Funding

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 December 2009 13:05.

The AIDS Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Join on World AIDS Day to Call for More Therapeutic Vaccine Funding In honor of World AIDS Day, The AIDS Institute (TAI), one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations for support of people with HIV/AIDS and their providers, joined Nobel Laureate Dr. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, in calling for government leaders, patient advocates and the research community to expand therapeutic HIV vaccine research.


Tyler Perry Donates A Million Dollars to the NAACP

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:50.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The NAACP, the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, has announced that acclaimed film director Tyler Perry has donated one million dollars, marking the largest gift ever given by an individual artist.