A number of areas within the Commonwealth have experienced firm closures, job losses and the resulting social dislocations. The public knows, broadly, about these trends. Less recognized is the reality that within these communities, a cadre of entrepreneurs has built stable, even thriving firms often overlooked by outsiders who can’t see past the general sluggishness of the communities these firms call home. That’s about to change.
But about 65,000 will not be able to answer so easily. For them graduation speeches proclaiming that "today is a beginning, not an end" will ring hollow. Graduation is the end for them. They are the children of undocumented immigrants. These young men and women have lived in the United States, perhaps for most of their lives. They've gone to school here. Like their fellow students, they've played sports, taken the state tests, worked at part-time jobs and been urged by their teachers to aim for the stars.
Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today has been named to the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results. A total of 449 companies participated this year, up 12 percent from last year. In its second year on the list, Time Warner Cable rose 15 spots to No. 23. The company has demonstrated strength in the four areas measured CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.
The Texas State Board of Education has made nationwide headlines in recent weeks by rewriting the curriculum standards for its k-12 textbooks. Texas is the 500-pound guerilla in textbook publishing. It has the second-largest textbook market after California and a highly centralized way of buying the books. Long story short, Texas often creates the template for others states’ textbooks.
A broad coalition of local and national civil rights and economic justice organizations are organizing a massive mobilization to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington on Sunday, March 21 for a dramatic demonstration of support for inclusive economic polices and citizenship for all of America’s families. The March for America is an opportunity for communities of color to show their power and demand answers to our most pressing issues— the need for jobs and the need to fix the broken immigration system that has created a second class citizenry among us, hurting families, wages and working conditions for everyone.
New Book Advises Brands on How to Tap into the Affluent African Americans $87 Billion in Spending Power
Black is the New Green, (www.blackisthenewgreenthebook.com), the exciting new book by Leonard E. Burnett Jr. and Andrea Hoffman (publication date 3/16/10) teaches readers how to best target the $87.3 billion buying power of the affluent African American community, a segment that can no longer be overlooked.
While blue chip brands including Gucci, Sony Electronics and Aston Martin have embraced this rich buying segment, other brands neglect to target this under-appreciated and overlooked demographic, leaving money on the table. Black is the New Green illustrates how to embrace this market, boost bottom line and accomplish this lucrative goal in an affordable, measurable way.