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Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks laid to rest in Memphis

Written by Adam Philips on Thursday, 22 April 2010 14:10. head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was an outspoken activist for racial equality and justice.African-American jurist and pioneering civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks has died at the age of 85, following a long illness.


UC Berkeley’s Annual Real Estate Conference Features Topic-Driven Panels and an Economic Forecast by Keynote Ken Rosen

Written by University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:01.

Estate Conference Features Topic-Driven Panels and an Economic Forecast by Keynote Ken RosenHas the market finally hit bottom? How will bank-held foreclosures affect prices? Buy, sell, resurrecting the lending industry – join the current discussion over the health and future of residential and commercial real estate at the 15th Annual Spring Real Estate Conference, presented by the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. A distinguished panel of speakers will examine the driving forces in today’s economy and their impact on real estate strategy going forward.


Don’t Let the Corporations Steal Our Voice

Written by James Rucker on Friday, 16 April 2010 02:38.

Black America to speak truth to power in direct and unfiltered waysThroughout the Black struggle for justice and equality, few things have meant more than the ability to speak out and to speak forcefully.  Whether it was David Walker’s Appeal for action against the horrors of slavery published in 1829, the cause of Cinque and the Amistad slave ship revolt in 1841, the words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the oratory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or the fiery rhetoric of Malcolm X—the power to speak, to challenge, to rally, to defend, and to define have been crucial for us as a people.


Secret Society Mentoring Brings Financial Freedom, Health, Wellness and Happiness to Average Joe

Written by Kevin OLeary on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 00:24.

Mentoring Brings Financial Freedom, Health, Wellness and HappinessFinancial freedom can be yours. Experts that have walked the walk themselves and made it big are ready to help. Did I say big? I’m talking about the biggest. Billionaires, royalty and celebrities who have been in secret societies like the Illuminati and Club of Rome have just said no to the veil of secrecy surrounding incredible information. To that end, they have founded the Global information Network (GIN).


Success is Not By Accident

Written by Farrah Gray on Thursday, 08 April 2010 21:10.

Global SuccessIn the context of tremendous change in the economy and labor market, many people are deciding that selfemployment is the right choice for them. People work for themselves when there are too few jobs, or not the right kinds of jobs. They work for theselves because they want to have more control over their working hours or their working conditions. People become self-employed when employer discrimination stifles their potential.


How the Current Economy Has Changed Consumer Behaviors

Written by Rachel Bonsignore on Thursday, 08 April 2010 20:50.

Since the economy began its downward spiral into recession in early 2008, we have seen changes in consumer behaviors and habits. Studies have shown that mindsets have shifted and that the current consumer is a very different person than the consumer of several years ago. Many marketing research services have begun to create their own surveys and reports to gain insight into this new consumer that we are dealing with today.


There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Written by Sean McCollum on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:27.

“Few civil rights are as central to the cause of human freedom as equal educational opportunity.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered that remark earlier this month in announcing his department’s renewed commitment to civil rights in American classrooms. He also put the nation’s schools on notice: The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights was back on the case. It has been missing in action for nearly a decade, creating either uneven law enforcement or willful injustice.


Enduring Images Captured the Conscience of the Nation

Written by Maureen Costello on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:02.

A powerful collection of Civil Rights-era photographs is on display now through August 2010 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. If you can’t organize a class trip to the museum, consider taking your students on a virtual tour of the era.


In Black-Brown Economic War: Virgin Islands Governor Tells How He is Winning – So Far

Written by NNPA on Friday, 26 March 2010 00:16.

U. S Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh is proclaiming at least a temporary victory this week as he tells how he steered his island out of the brink of bankruptcy into economic stability despite relentless political attacks from Puerto Rico over the Island’s strategic use of a federal excise tax program to create public private partnerships with two major rum producers.


Bringing the Stories of the Unemployed to Congress

Written by The National Urban League on Thursday, 25 March 2010 23:43.

National Urban League President and Chief Executive Officer Marc H. Morial today shared the personal stories of unemployed Americans with the Congressional Black Caucus during a hearing on the jobs crisis. “Their stories are both heartbreaking and hopeful,” Morial said. “They paint a portrait of Americans who are willing to fight with everything they have, if only they are given a chance to succeed. On behalf of the more than eight million Americans who’ve lost their jobs during this economic crisis, the National Urban League urges Congress to pass legislation that funds direct job creation, job training and youth employment.

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