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Arizona Sued for Targeting Women of Color

Written by Floyd Alvin Galloway, Special to the NNPA from the Arizona Informant on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:54.

PHOENIX (NNPA) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona filed a lawsuit May 29, on behalf of the NAACP of Maricopa County and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) challenging a state law that relies on harmful racial stereotypes to shame and discriminate against Black women and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women who decide to end their pregnancies.

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

Written by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:52.

Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is viewed as the scourge of American society with inner-city fathers often dismissed as “deadbeat dads.” But according to scholars Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson, the significant economic and cultural shifts that have transformed society at large have also revolutionized the meaning of fatherhood and family life among the urban poor. 

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why Black Business Programs aren’t Working

Written by NPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:43.

Last week, I explained why we have Black business programs. The evolution of them from the Civil Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the cause for their existence.  Title VI of the Act and along with U.S. Supreme Court decisions justifies their existence.

Study Looks at Discrimination African-American Adolescents Face in Schools

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:05.

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools, African-American adolescents of all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face instances of racial discrimination in the classroom. A new study sheds light on that and points to the need for students of color to rely on personal and cultural assets to succeed academically.

Aligning Values with Employer Can Lead to Promotion

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:03.

Employees looking to move up within their organization should get on board with the goals and values of their employer, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Status and the True Believer: The Impact of Psychological Contracts on Social Status Attributions of Friendship and Influence,” shows that employees who are “true believers” in the mission of their organization gain more influence in the company, while those who are not as invested in the company’s mission become pushed to the periphery.

Spelman College Leadership Conference Challenges Women Of Color To Embrace Future Filled With Increased Financial Responsibility

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:11.

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- Power, purpose, fitness and well-being provided the framework for the Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference (Spelman - WOCC). Thursday marked the conclusion of two days of discussions designed to equip attendees with action items to help achieve long-term financial success. Held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 15 - 16, the Women of Color Conference attracted a diverse representation of more than 500 of the nation's best and brightest women in an array of fields, including business, finance, arts, public policy, entertainment and education.