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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.
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Half Century Since March on Washington: Has Black Activism Weakened?

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Friday, 28 August 2009 17:12.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - This week marks the 46th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Nearly a half century since the march that drew more than 200,000 to Washington, D.C., black activists confess they have changed their strategy in the wake of an African-American President, but they contend that their commitment remains the same.
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SPLC Report: Militias Returning in Fear of Black President

Written by Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday, 21 August 2009 15:46.

(NNPA) - Sparked by a combination of anger at the federal government and the deaths of political dissenters at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, the movement took off in the middle of the decade and continued to grow even after 168 
people were left dead by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's federal building — an attack, the deadliest ever by domestic U.S. terrorists, carried out by men steeped in the rhetoric and conspiracy theories of the militias.
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Berklee College of Music Students, Alumni from Latin America to Perform in Mexico City Concert/Talent Competition

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 21 August 2009 15:32.

Six rising Latin American artists who are students or alumni of Berklee College of Music will perform their original tunes in an international concert event that marks the climax to the Spanish language songwriting competition Berklee Canta en Espanol. Contest finalists will share the stage with Berklee alumni, who are among Latin music's newest stars, on October 7 at the world-renowned Lunario National Auditorium, in Mexico City. Finalists will be announced soon at myspace.com/berkleecanta and berklee.edu/berkleecanta.
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Domestic Violence Hiding in the Open, The Crime is Drastically Underreported Until It Reaches a Horrific End

Written by By Larry Miller, Philadelphia Tribune on Friday, 14 August 2009 15:49.

PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) - No one knows how many women suffer abuse at the hands of their husbands, boyfriends and intimate partners, but law enforcement officials and social service experts agree that domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes in the nation. And as the killings of Andrea Arrington in Ridley Park and Lee Anne Smith in Philadelphia demonstrate, domestic violence becomes lethal all too often.

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