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  • NAACP Statement on Charleston, S.C.

    NAACP Statement on Charleston, S.C.

    The NAACP has released the following statement rergarding Dylann Roof, the man accused of shooting and killing nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO: “We are as thankful for the apprehension of the alleged Charleston shooter as we are horrified by the blood curdling heinousness of this act. We appreciate the swift work of federal, state, and local authorities in apprehending the alleged shooter. We commend, encourage, and […]

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  • President Bill Clinton, Vital Voices Global Partnership Celebrate Groundbreaking Women from around the World

    President Bill Clinton, Vital Voices Global Partnership Celebrate Groundbreaking Women from around the World

    Shown in the photo: L-R Front Row: Kah Walla, Karla Ruiz Cofino, President Bill Clinton, Yin Myo Su, Amira Yahyaoui, Samar Minallah Khan. L-R Back Row: Sally Field, Susan Davis, Kailash Satyarthi, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Sara Blakely, Diane von Furstenberg, Ambassador Bill Burns, Donna Langley, Alyse Nelson, Monica Mishra, and V. Sue Molina. President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42 nd President of the United States, recently was part of the 14th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership […]

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  • National Coalition of Black Veterans set to honor the  Mason County, Kentucky High School Colonel Charles Young JROTC Battalion..

    National Coalition of Black Veterans set to honor the Mason County, Kentucky High School Colonel Charles Young JROTC Battalion..

    Left to Right: Former Mason County High School JROTC Color Guard ….. Hayden Caudill, Brittany Lee, Kaylee Chapman and Devonte Stewart.Location: Mays Lick, Kentucky–{Photograph Credit: Shane Grayson By: Charles Blatcher, III Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organization The Mason County Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Royal Guard Battalion was renamed on March 18th in Maysville, Kentucky after the legendary Buffalo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young. On May 13th, members of the National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations will present the […]

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  • Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is on February 19, 2015 in China’s time zone. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on 19-Feb-2015 in China’s time zone. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” will celebrate Chinese New Year this February with an impressive collection of symbolic decor, traditional Chinese cuisine […]

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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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  • Research from MIT Sloan and Brown University show a pattern of government bias in the employment authorization of immigrants

    Research from MIT Sloan and Brown University show a pattern of government bias in the employment authorization of immigrants

    Asians more likely to receive labor approval; Latin Americans more likely to be denied At a time when U.S. immigration policy is a touchstone for political debate, a new study by researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Brown University shows that the process by which the government authorizes immigrant labor certification requests—one key stage for the granting of most employment-based green cards—is biased. “Every year, tens of thousands of foreign immigrants seek jobs in this country and […]

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  • Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community – Lessons from Ferguson

    Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community – Lessons from Ferguson

    By Effenus Henderson President and CEO – HenderWorks, Inc As American communities become increasingly diverse and multi-racial, local governmental officials and leaders must develop progressive strategies to insure a respectful and inclusive community where all residents and citizens feel valued. Such strategies can help alleviate tensions and mitigate the types of risks we are now seeing in Ferguson. I would like to offer some thoughts and ideas as a diversity and inclusion professional about creating more inclusive and resilient communities: […]

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  • Back to school Book Pick: The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

    Back to school Book Pick: The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

    Scholastic proudly presents The Zero Degree Zombie Zone , a new action-packed fantasy adventure novel written acclaimed journalist Patrik Henry Bass and illustrated by award-winning and syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft. This fun and magical tale about friendship features Bakari Katari Johnson, an unforgettable underdog character sure to warm the hearts of middle grade readers everywhere. Meet new kid on the block Bakari Katari Johnson. Bakari is having a bad day. Tariq Thomas, the most popular kid in their class, is […]

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  • The U.S. Record on Racial Discrimination is on the Whole World’s Agenda

    The U.S. Record on Racial Discrimination is on the Whole World’s Agenda

    As the United Nations this week debated America’s record on race, one name was on everyone’s minds: Michael Brown. Not only Americans have been riveted this week by the tragic killing of the unarmed teenager, the subsequent protests, and the militarized response of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo.This week, in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.N. committee that oversees compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination placed the U.S. record under the spotlight. For the […]

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