(NNPA) - It is a pretty simple formula. Yet, many of our federally elected officials don’t seem to understand or at least listen to the masses. The messages in Virginia and New Jersey were certainly clear. Still they prodded on with their largesse and out of touch agenda. Then comes Massachusetts like the thunder of an electrical storm or the roar of the mighty ocean.
A new study published this month concludes the tendency of some white males with higher education levels and conservative political and cultural views to have lower risk perceptions of environmental threats is not found among African-American males with similar backgrounds. The study also finds 69 percent of African-American men and women surveyed about their views on the environment and health risks are either “moderately” or “deeply” concerned about the natural environment.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s been described as “The world’s Katrina”. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present “An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid-Career Retrospective,” an in-depth examination of Robin Holder’s three decades as a printmaker. Holder, a New York-based artist and educator, is a storyteller whose work fuses autobiographical, historic, and global issues.
Four years ago, a Texas Tech University sociologist took a different tack by studying homeless people who preferred living on the streets to shelters. When he asked why many stayed away from shelters, what he found uncovered one of the biggest problems with how social assistance programs deal with the problem across the country.
- Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti
- Haiti's Tragic History Is Entwined with the Story of America
- Move Your Money: Project Urges People to Start Banking for Their Community
- Big Brothers Big Sisters & African American Fraternities Enter Mentoring Month
- More Older Americans Take On Entrepreneurship Ventures, According To U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)