Career And Education
I realize that women are a discrete special interest group as they only represent half the population. But this seems like something even the people who count should be concerned with: The poverty rate among women climbed to 14.5 percent in 2010 from 13.9 percent in 2009, the highest in 17 years. The extreme poverty rate among women climbed to 6.3 percent in 2010 from 5.9 percent in 2009, the highest rate ever recorded.
Angel Baked Cookies, where the secret recipe is prayer, is an after-school program in North St. Louis that creates job opportunities for inner-city teenagers through baking and selling cookies. Teenagers in the area are provided with an opportunity to work in the kitchen basement of Saints Teresa and Bridget Catholic Church. Father Gary Meier, the founder of Angel Baked Cookies, believes the program supplies more than a working opportunity.
ivil Rights Report Shines Light on Education Disparities More Underserved Kids Taking Advanced Placement Exams
If algebra is the “gatekeeper” course that determines whether students will have access to higher education then thousands of African American and other underserved high school students are facing a locked gate with no key. U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights data show schools serving mostly African-American students are twice as likely to have inexperienced teachers as are schools serving mostly whites in the same district.
ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. Just how the nation's predominately Black institutions will participate in that objective was the main topic at a recent Southern Education Fund conference of HBCU presidents, held in Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES—Krystal Murphy received her first cellphone at age 13 and she used it solely to keep her parents in the loop about her activities. Four years later, her use of the phone has changed dramatically. Now 17, she relies on it to text friends, surf the Internet and send messages on Twitter.
The gloomy federal jobs report for May has brought to the forefront again all the questions – and fears – about the economy and the jobs crisis that six months ago were pushed into the deep background by the compromise on unemployment benefits between President Obama and the Republicans in Congress.
(NNPA) – In 1971, during the civil rights movement, Arthur J. Bond a student leader at Purdue University led students to demand that the engineering and science powerhouse open up its engineering schools to more Blacks and women. Fredrick L. Hovde, Purdue’s president at the time, was sympathetic to the cause. He appointed Bond to a steering committee, which organized the first national effort to increase minority participation in engineering.
Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011) was more than a legendary entertainer. He was a social and political visionary that helped to inspire generations of young gifted and talent poets, spoken word artists, rappers, and a global cadre of musical and cultural satirists that have contributed to the irreversible, progressive transformations of the mindsets of hundreds of millions of young people from Harlem, New York to Soweto, South Africa; and from the Delta in Mississippi and the bayous of Louisiana to Trench Town in Jamaica to the barrios of Brazil and deep into the crucible neighborhoods of the South Bronx and South Central LA as well as throughout what is culturally referred today as the "Dirty South."
Radical conservative politicians want to slash city, county and state jobs -- and undercut the economic security of African-American families, says this union official. When I was growing up in Cleveland, some of the most respected people in my neighborhood were the folks who worked for the city, county or state. My father was a city bus driver who took great pride in getting people safely to and from their jobs every day. My mother was a community college teacher who loved preparing her students for success.
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- Researchers Explore How Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy Can Give Street Youth New Lease on Life
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- Empowered Workers Are Better, More Productive Workers
- Financial Literacy Month: Helps teach young Americans about save, budget, invest
- UNCW Conference to Explore Lasting Impact of Rosenwald Schools on African American Education
- Digital Divide: Civil Rights Groups Set Benchmarks to Correct "Vast Disparities in Access" to Broadband
- New Hanover County Schools Announces Elementary Science Olympiad Winners
- Women's Studies Graduates Learn About Pay Equity