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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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  • The Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young Returning Home….

    The Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young Returning Home….

    To view the flyer for the event, please Click Here. (Charles Blatcher, III Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations) On September 28, 2014, the National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, joined by the Mason County Government and the Maysville Community Technical College, are hosting an event in Mays Lick, Kentucky honoring the legacy of Colonel Charles Young. The event is to mark the restoration of the birth cabin of Colonel Charles Young and premier a commissioned bronze maquette of […]

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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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  • 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—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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  • Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America?

    Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America?

    (Imani Michelle Scott)–The chronically deep psychic pains and traumatic social injuries associated with centuries of racism and racial conflict in America cannot be healed with repeated, temporary responses brought on by acute social occurrences, e.g., the wounding or killing of unarmed African Americans, protests against racial injustice, racially-charged acts and inflammatory rhetoric. The book offers an unprecedented examination into enduring racial disparities and tension in the United States of America, and proposes the implementation of a novel approach to healing […]

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  • Decision-making about end-of-life care is critical for everyone,  especially African Americans and Latinos

    Decision-making about end-of-life care is critical for everyone, especially African Americans and Latinos

    (Brandi Alexander) Where do we go from here? Arguments? Financial pressures? Differing opinions about care options or preferences? How many families have experienced the drama of decision-making at hospitals, extended care facilities and hospice units for those loved ones who never expressed how they feel? How many brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts and uncles have argued with other family and friends over the decisions about the care and treatment of a loved one who cannot communicate and never completed an advance directive […]

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

    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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  • 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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  • Berrett-Kohler Releases Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant’s Second Book

    Berrett-Kohler Releases Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant’s Second Book

    Berrett-Kohler  released  its second book by John Hope Bryant, entitled How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class. Endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, with a foreword by legendary Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young, Bryant builds a compelling economic argument for investing in America’s least wealthy consumers. In How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, John Hope Bryant once again turns traditional thinking on its head, starting with its audacious title, which boldly asserts that capitalism […]

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