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Ethics of Access: Comparing Two Federal Health Care Reform Efforts

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 February 2013 20:06.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two major health reform laws, enacted 25 years apart, both try to meet an ethical standard to provide broad access to basic health care. Neither quite gets there -- but it’s not too late for modern health care reform to bring the nation closer to a goal of comprehensive and coordinated care for all. That’s the conclusion of a commentary published in the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by a team of University of Michigan Health System physicians.

New Company, Black Business Apps, Helps Black Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Mobile Revolution

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 February 2013 20:05.

 Austin, TX -- Black Business Apps is helping black entrepreneurs and businesses capitalize on the mobile revolution. The company specializes in highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. Founded by author, speaker and television personality Fran Harris, the company specializes in the development of highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. A snapshot of Fran Harris, founder and CEO of Black Business Apps,being featured in her self-developed app.

Targets of Bully Bosses Aren’t the Only Victims

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 18 February 2013 15:53.

DURHAM, N.H. – Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from “second-hand” or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.

Missouri Has Highest Black Murder Victim Rate

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 18 February 2013 15:52.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the third year in a row, Missouri ranks as the state with the highest homicide victimization rate, with 33.86 per 100,000, double the national average of 16.32 for Black homicide victims, according to an annual study by the Violence Policy Center. The report, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data,” also noted that African-Americans represented 13 percent of the population, but 49 percent of all homicide victims.

Open Letter To America's Black Youth: "Brains Before Bullets, Think It Out, Don't Shoot It Out!"

Written by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson Founder and President of Be Someone, Inc. on Monday, 18 February 2013 15:50.

Several years ago, I found myself at a crossroads in my life. If not for a helping hand at just the right time, I might not be here to offer these words of advice and encouragement. I definitely fit the description of an "at risk" youngster. I was an inner-city tough guy. That was my life, my culture. It defined me. I wasn't worried about my future. Future? Ha! My future was today, tonight. Tomorrow was never a sure thing.

Don't Forget Dads: Engaging Fathers in Positive Parenting Programs

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:14.

Traditionally, programs that aim to change parenting behaviors and prevent child maltreatment have focused on mothers — viewed as nurturers and caregivers — at the expense of fathers. Historical strategies to lift single mothers out of poverty by having fathers pay child support have also led to uncertainty about underlying motivations to engage fathers in family focused services. “There is a certain mistrust surrounding services that target fathers, due to the underlying belief that recruitment is really all about the father paying child support,” says Patricia L. Kohl, PhD, associate professor of Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Black History Trading Cards, Playing Cards and Paper Crafts - All in One Amazing Book!

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:14.

Ontario -- There aren't that many people who haven't heard of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks or Malcolm X. They are Black history legends revered internationally just as any superstar athlete or singer. But how many people in our communities know about the contributions and importance of people like Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, Patricia Bath or Marie Van Britton Brown? To help provide a more in-depth view of the numerous inspiring personalities of Black History, a new novelty book entitled Enlightened Precipice has been launched.

Glenn Hutchins Receives Award From Civil Rights Organization

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 February 2013 16:09.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Glenn H. Hutchins, co-founder of Silver Lake and the Chairman of the National Advisory Board of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard, received the Breaking Barriers Award from the National Action Network (NAN) at its annual King Day Luncheon in Washington, D.C., on January 15, the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The announcement was made by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.


Fashion Your Life: Dress for the Career You Want, Not for the One You Have

Written by R. Kay Green PhD on Monday, 04 February 2013 16:07.

If you want the career you don’t have, you must dress for that career. Dressing for the career you want (and not the one you have) isn’t a matter of just putting on new clothes. Rather, it’s a matter of internalizing your goals and dreams. When you internalize something, it means that you believe in it absolutely and pursue it relentlessly. Internalizing and making personal your goals, starts and ends with dressing for the career you want. That means dressing, talking, behaving, and crafting a résumé and brand image consistent with your ultimate aspirations. In essence, you have to be the whole package if you’re going to get where you want to go.


African Americans in Alabama get help to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 February 2013 16:05.

African Americans living in parts of Alabama will get improved access to community-based health services to prevent heart attacks and strokes through a new public, private partnership led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Morehouse School of Medicine and HHS awarded $900,000 to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. to target three counties in Alabama where African Americans face significantly high rates of cardiovascular disease. The National Baptist Convention will build on the strengths of faith-based organizations to connect communities to vital health care resources like hypertension management services, including blood pressure monitoring, free or low-cost medication, and patient counseling and education.