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My Restless Journey by Bertha Boykin Todd

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:52.

Bertha Boykin Todd was born and raised in rural Sampson County in North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Library Science Degree from North Carolina College (Now North Carolina Central University) in Durham, North Carolina. She was employed as a librarian (media specialist) at Williston Senior High School. Later, upon school desegregation, she became a school administrator at John T. Hoggard High School; then at Central Office for seven years. Register to win a free copy of the book

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President Obama Meets with CBC at White House

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 May 2011 14:01.

President Obama meets with CBC at White House - The Congressional Black Caucus recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House. The CBC emphasized the importance of innovative job and wealth creation, especially for the African American community, which is the hardest hit by the recession.

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Brother II Brother Saving At Risk Black Males

Written by Chris Levister on Friday, 20 May 2011 13:59.

The statistics are alarming.  One out of every three young Black males in America today is in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole.  Eighty percent of those dropping out of high school today are boys of color.  In California the graduation rate for young Black males is below 40%. The U.S. Education Department tells us these boys represent 80% of those nationwide who misbehave in the class.  Sixty-nine percnet of Black male dropouts are boys in fatherless homes.

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Social Networking to Achieve Racial Unity

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 May 2011 13:57.

Cybernetic government creates a non-spatial society where it does not matter what physical area one occupies. As long as someone has Internet access, they can use a centrally-derived user ID and password to log in and participate.

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African Americans and Heart Disease

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 19:00.

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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people worldwide. Unfortunately, it's even worse for the African American community. In a startling 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that African-Americans have a much higher incidence of heart failure than other races, and it develops at younger ages.

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Taste of Beauty Weekend

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:55.

ATLANTA, Ga. – How do you define beauty? Creators of the documentary, Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America, are teaming up with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University – Atlanta office to explore that question during Taste of Beauty Weekend, May 14 and 15. Proceeds will support the initiatives of BBI’s Atlanta office, including career coaching, job shadowing, and summer internships for people with disabilities.

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Kids with Savings Accounts in Their Name Six Times More Likely to Attend College

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:54.

Evidence supporting the link between savings and college success is growing. Three studies out of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis offer a connection between assets and college enrollment and completion.

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Service Gives a Second Chance

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:33.

Charles Evans, a very modest man, with tremendous people skills, was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in November of 2010.  His election is another step in a remarkable, unlikely journey.

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Dollars for Denise

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:46.

Denise HaleDollars for Denise Thirteen year old Denise Hale was diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2009. In June of that same year she received a Bone Marrow Transplant at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The donor was her six year old little sister, Janaya. Denise had to stay in isolation for 3 months at the Chapel Hill hospital,which is 2 hours away from their hometown, Wilmington.
You can donate at www.dollarsfordenise.net via PayPal.

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Mercy Ships celebrates National Volunteer Week…California Style

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:36.

Garden Valley, Texas – National Volunteer Week is extremely important to Mercy Ships, a global medical charity focused on health-related issues. Mercy Ships flagship, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship and is staffed with 450 crew members – who serve as paying volunteers.

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