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Unemployment Among Black Women Surges National Women’s Law Center

(NNPA) – Analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of July jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that unemployment surged among vulnerable groups of women last month, highlighting the need for Congress to do more.

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Boosting Diversity With Leadership Effort For Girls of Color

Oakland, CA — The Making a New Reality Foundation will launch PROJECT G.U.R.L.S. – a global initiative to engage girls of color in leadership development and utilizing their own voices to create change. The initiative begins with the inaugural G.U.R.L.S.

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GDN Book Feature: “Come To Win” By Venus Williams

Venus Williams has become a household name. Venus is synonymous with success. At the young age of 30, she has become a huge success in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with her career in tennis. She is a

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Bridging Generation Gaps to Inspire African-American Youth Health

(NNPA) – A 2009 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that black teens and young adults are more prone to violence than their white counterparts. Despite that alarming fact, mentoring and counseling groups like the District-based

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Dr. Shirley Caesar to Host HBCU Choirs 2010 Kennedy Center Performance

105 New Selected Talented Voices from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2010 Choir  Kennedy Center Performance with Host Dr. Shirley Caesar “Lifting Voices for Health, Leadership, Diversity and Economic Empowerment” 

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Kids and Money: The Right Ages and Stages to Teach Kids About Spending, Saving and Giving

To a 5-year-old, money is clinking coins in a piggybank. To a teenage girl, it’s a new pair of skinny jeans. To a tween boy whose parents have lost their jobs to the recession, money is dinner. The economic downturn has

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Today’s Superheroes Send Wrong Image to Boys

‘Macho’ Masculine Stereotype Not Healthy for Relationships: Watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, according to psychologists who spoke Sunday at the

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In The Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation

IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation (Atria Books; On-sale August  2010; ISBN: 978-1-4391-1629-6; $15.00), written with Travis Sentell, Missamou recalls the harrowing saga of his incredible life in vivid detail.  Born a member of

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Addressing Alarming Increase In Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans

Bob Johnson Urges National Dialogue Based on Recognition of Race… Johnson Argues that Wealth Gap Compares to “Compelling National Interest Test” Which Could Justify Race-Recognition Remedies. Bethesda, MD  – In an address to Members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black

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Essential Tips for College Campus Living

It’s August and around the country, thousands of college students are preparing to head to campus, many living in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home and with a roommate for the first time can be exciting but also challenging.

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Chicago’s Madden/Wells Project Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods; Still Face Health and Job Problems

Nearly a decade after the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) started to relocate families from the distressed Madden/Wells community, most former residents live in better housing and safer neighborhoods and report lower levels of anxiety. But poor health—marked by high rates of

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The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development

The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development is a statewide nonprofit organization representing the interest of underdeveloped and underutilized sectors of the state’s economic base. The Institute’s working philosophy is that–information and business development are critical to wealth creation

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Developing a Workplace Team Where Everyone’s a Leader

As leaders struggle with growing pressures in today’s fast-paced workplace, a change is being made in the way leadership responsibilities are distributed within organizations. One SIOP leader says shared team leadership is the new approach that is influencing the way

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GDN Business Profile: Spiritually Inspired and Socially Innovative Housing Project

In May of 2010, in Wilmington, NC, Mr. Vincent Burgess, Pres. of Kingdom Builders, Inc., a non-profit, housing development company unveiled his first affordable housing unit in a ceremony before family, friends and the general public.

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The Next Frontier For States and Cities: Building Clean Energy Industries and Green Jobs

Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs.

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Tools That Assess Bias in Standardized Tests Are Flawed

Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of “general mental ability” for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding challenges reliance on such exams to make objective decisions for

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