Fareed’s Take: America’s inherent advantages

Despite negative public perception, the U.S. is posed to stay on top due to natural advantages like waterways. But what about gridlock in D.C.? Check out this clip by Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s Global Public Square TV program.

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AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA is a new PBS documentary series — running now until the end of November. It is the first to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country. As we explore underreported stories from every corner of the nation, we reveal the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history. The new American mainstream—the growing number of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, mixed race, immigrants, women, youth, and LGBT—is […]

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Hip-Hop Artist- Seneca Da Product—shares moving tribute song “”TEDDY BEARS’ R.I.P MIKE BROWN” in honor of his friend, Michael Brown

Hip-hop artist Seneca Da Product, who hails from the now-notorious city of Ferguson, MO and was a buddy of the late Michael Brown Jr., who loved music, is deeply saddened by what’s taking place in his hometown and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that “music has charms that soothe the savage beast,” and it’s Seneca’s hope that his song, “Teddy Bears,” will help soothe some of Ferguson’s pain and unrest following the murder by a […]

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Ubuntu at NYC’s Carnegie Hall-Oct/Nov 2014

Carnegie Hall salutes this vibrant nation with a festival called UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. Roughly translating to mean “I am because you are,” ubuntu is a philosophy from Southern Africa that emphasizes the importance of community, influencing recent moves of reconciliation and inclusion in South Africa that were fostered by the late Nelson Mandela. Dedicated to Mandela’s legacy, Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU festival celebrates the many threads that make up South Africa’s vibrant musical culture. http://www.carnegiehall.org/SouthAfrica

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  • Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 18 th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

    Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 18 th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

    “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge” Speakers to include Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Black Enterprise CEO Earl G. (Butch) Graves, Jr. & Abyssinian’s Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts …. Tuesday, January 13 – Thursday, January 15, 2015     The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund will host the 18thAnnual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, January 13  – January 15, 2015 at The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10019. The Summit,  “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge” will feature sessions on […]

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  • Legendary Actress Pam Grier, Essence Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

    Legendary Actress Pam Grier, Essence Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

    BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit on March 3, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 800 corporate executives, professionals and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding […]

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  • Legacy Recordings Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Montgomery-Selma Civil Rights Marches with Release of The Staple Singers’ Freedom Highway Complete

    Legacy Recordings Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Montgomery-Selma Civil Rights Marches with Release of The Staple Singers’ Freedom Highway Complete

    Historic Soul/Gospel Concert Masterpiece Available via CD, Online and 2LP Configurations on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Freedom Highway Complete – Recorded Live at Chicago’s New Nazareth Church, a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. Freedom Highway Complete will be available as a […]

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  • 90% of the World’s Democracies Have Leaders That Tweet

    90% of the World’s Democracies Have Leaders That Tweet

    The Digital Policy Council’s latest research observes established leaders significantly expanding their following on Twitter while adoption among politically unstable countries slows. The Digital Policy Council (DPC) released its fifth annual ranking of world leaders’ use of Twitter. The Digital Policy Council (DPC) is an international, non-partisan “think tank” whose objective is the advancement of open discourse on issues of inclusive government.  It’s latest report indicates almost stagnant growth in the number of heads of state on this medium. In 2014, […]

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  • Employment  2015:  Trends to watch if want success

    Employment 2015: Trends to watch if want success

    Companies will be ringing in the New Year with more job openings, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. More than one third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook from the survey since 2006. Salary increases – including raises for minimum wage workers – are also on the agenda of hiring managers. “The U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author […]

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  • Dubai makes history with 2015 New Year’s Eve celebraton

    Dubai makes history with 2015 New Year’s Eve celebraton

    The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays, has once again positioned Dubai on the global map with the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve event. Organized by global property developer Emaar Properties, the gala event also clinched the Guinness World Records title for the ‘World’s Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar, said: “The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve […]

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  • American Association of Blacks in Energy to hold Summit In Washington, DC

    American Association of Blacks in Energy to hold Summit In Washington, DC

    The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is set to discuss energy policy and its impact on communities of color at the upcoming 2015 Energy Policy Summit, scheduled for February 26-27, at The W Hotel in Washington, DC.  The two-day conference agenda will feature industry leaders, policy makers and stakeholders for a dynamic insider conversation on today’s energy issues and how those issues impact communities of color. Notable sessions will focus on energy issues in the 114th Congress, President […]

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  • Fareed’s Take: America’s inherent advantages

    Fareed’s Take: America’s inherent advantages

    Despite negative public perception, the U.S. is posed to stay on top due to natural advantages like waterways. But what about gridlock in D.C.? Check out this clip by Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s Global Public Square TV program.

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  • Catalyst’s Global Report Uncovers New Layers of Inequity for Women in STEM Industries

    Catalyst’s Global Report Uncovers New Layers of Inequity for Women in STEM Industries

    (Deborah Gillis) It’s no secret that women in tech roles in STEM—the science, technology, engineering and math industries—face significant challenges. Catalyst’s groundbreaking new global report, High Potentials in Tech-Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles, shows that those on the business side are impacted too, and it reveals a culture that is particularly unwelcoming to women, no matter what the job. This research is the first to study men and women in business roles in technology-intensive industries such as […]

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