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Federal Stimulus Contracts Inaccessible For Minority Vendors

Written by Lawrence Walker on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 02:27.

Stumulus Help for minoritiesA demand for more federal stimulus contracts for Hispanic and black businesses from the government is on the rise these days. Members from these minority groups who own and operate businesses are asking for an improved system that tracks those who receive government-funded work and to be more included on the list for receiving stimulus aid.

Entrepreneurs Beating the Odds

Written by University of Virginia's Darden School of Business on Thursday, 25 March 2010 04:10.

A number of areas within the Commonwealth have experienced firm closures, job losses and the resulting social dislocations. The public knows, broadly, about these trends. Less recognized is the reality that within these communities, a cadre of entrepreneurs has built stable, even thriving firms often overlooked by outsiders who can’t see past the general sluggishness of the communities these firms call home. That’s about to change.

Time Warner Cable Ranks No. 23 on the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List

Written by BLACK PR WIRE on Monday, 15 March 2010 02:08.

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today has been named to the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results. A total of 449 companies participated this year, up 12 percent from last year. In its second year on the list, Time Warner Cable rose 15 spots to No. 23. The company has demonstrated strength in the four areas measured CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.

Communities of Color March on Washington To Put America Back to Work

Written by Center for Community Change on Monday, 15 March 2010 01:03.

A broad coalition of local and national civil rights and economic justice organizations are organizing a massive mobilization to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington on Sunday, March 21 for a dramatic demonstration of support for inclusive economic polices and citizenship for all of America’s families.  The March for America is an opportunity for communities of color to show their power and demand answers to our most pressing issues— the need for jobs and the need to fix the broken immigration system that has created a second class citizenry among us, hurting families, wages and working conditions for everyone.

“Many Faces of Poverty” Conference at NCCU

Written by NCCU Department of Public Administration on Tuesday, 02 March 2010 13:54.

NCCU Department of Public AdministrationThe NCCU Department of Public Administration will host a conference titled “The Many Faces of Poverty” on March 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building. The purpose is to generate vigorous thought and discussion on ways to address the global plague
of poverty.  Panel discussions and Q&A sessions will round out the event.

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