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  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

      The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and his many contributions to civil rights. Between 1957 and 1968, Dr. King journeyed over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times for the advancement of civil rights. Dr. King captured the attention of the world through his actions and inspired a nation to dream, by sharing his speech found at http://www.archives.gov/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf. “As we observe Martin Luther King Day, let us recognize that […]

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  • On OWN: THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS – Season Premiere Tuesday, January 5 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

    On OWN: THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS – Season Premiere Tuesday, January 5 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

    Starring John Schneider (Jim Cryer) and Tika Sumpter (Candace Young), OWN’s popular series from prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family.  

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  • Dionne Warwick launches her foundation

    Dionne Warwick launches her foundation

    Stars of Broadway, film and TV, alongside music superstars and politicians recently gathered to honor the 75th birthday of Dionne Warwick-mother, friend, humanitarian, and icon as well as celebrate the launch of her non-profit organization. Acclaimed Music Executive Clive Davis was the first to greet her, quickly followed by U.S. Representative Charles Rangel who bestowed a proclamation-the first of many to follow. Her son David Elliot serenaded her beautifully with a “happy birthday” message straight from everyone’s heart. Soul singer […]

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  • Black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment regardless of educational attainment

    Black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment regardless of educational attainment

    By Valerie Wilson | December 17, 2015 The black unemployment rate is nearly or more than twice the white unemployment rate regardless of educational attainment. It is, and always has been, about twice the white unemployment rate; however, the depth of this racial inequality in the labor market rarely makes the headlines. Economic Snapshot   Source: Author’s calculations based on monthly Current Population Survey data. The 12-month averages include data for December 2014 through November 2015 and is calculated for […]

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  • From Resolutions to Revelry – SMU PROF EXPLORES HISTORY OF U.S. NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

    From Resolutions to Revelry – SMU PROF EXPLORES HISTORY OF U.S. NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

    In the United States’ earliest days, New Year’s Day was a time to pay respect, reflect and render accounts. The revelry came later, says Alexis McCrossen, SMU professor of history. McCrossen recently received a prestigious one-year fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities to support her work on a book about the history of American New Year’s observances. “There is something deeply symbolic about the new year,” McCrossen said. “Historically it has been when we made sense of the […]

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  • Remembering Natalie Cole

    Remembering Natalie Cole

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  • Wunderman Appoints Judy Jackson Global Chief Talent Officer

    Wunderman Appoints Judy Jackson Global Chief Talent Officer

    Wunderman announced the appointment of Judy Jackson as Global Chief Talent Officer. Reporting to Mark Read, Wunderman’s Global CEO, Jackson will lead the agency’s global talent group and focus on recruiting, developing and retaining the best creative, data and strategic talent around the world. “I am delighted to have Judy joining to lead Wunderman’s talent group,” said Read. “Her experience and enthusiasm is exactly what we need to ensure Wunderman is a great place for our people to work and […]

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  • Los Angeles County a Microcosm of Nation’s Diverse Collection of Business Owners,

    Los Angeles County a Microcosm of Nation’s Diverse Collection of Business Owners,

    Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Each Increase by More Than 2 Million Nationally Los Angeles County, Calif. led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. It also ranked second in the number of black or African American- and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms (after Cook County, Ill., and Honolulu County, Hawaii, respectively). Collectively, Los Angeles County was […]

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  • “Chinese Redwood” from Africa

    “Chinese Redwood” from Africa

    According to the “Chinese Redwood” Furniture Index report(2015)” in South China’s Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it is estimated that the industry of “Chinese Redwood” furniture will stay in a period of adjustment.The report found that the important importing countries of China’s “Chinese Redwood” have also been replaced over the years. In the past, Southeast Asia has been an important importer. However, from June, 2014, it was replaced by Africa. In recent years, Pingxiang took advantage of the geographic location, […]

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