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Civil Rights Exhibit, ‘Make Some Noise’

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:21.

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 2, 2013, in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum will open “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard.  
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Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 July 2013 15:27.

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Like millions around the world, I’m still numb after learning a jury of six women – five Whites, one Hispanic – found George Zimmerman “not guilty” of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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“As of 2004, more black men were denied the right to vote because of a criminal record than in 1870, when the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.” Joshua Dubois, former director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives

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Wilmington, NC resident, Dr. Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs, is on a national awareness campaign aimed at keeping kids safe in school. The now Pastor, Counselor, and Teacher, has founded a nonprofit organization called Keeping Kids Safe in Schools, Inc.

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Wilmington Resident Launches National School Safety Movement

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:42.

Wilmington, NC resident, Dr. Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs, is on a national awareness campaign aimed at keeping kids safe in school. The now Pastor, Counselor, and Teacher, has founded a nonprofit organization called Keeping Kids Safe in Schools, Inc. (KKSS).
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Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:50.

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In Rochester, N.Y. 9% of young Black males graduate from high school, 20% in Detroit, 24% in Philadelphia, 28% in New York City, 39% in ...

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Atlanta, GA – It has been 26 weeks since 26 innocent people died in the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, and the effects of this devastating trauma will be felt for many years by this community.

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One in five Americans has a mental illness yet only about 4 in 10 of these people receive treatment. In rural America—where 20 percent of the country’s population lives—the challenges ...

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Lupe Fiasco Ignites National Conversation on the “Terrible, Substandard Education” of Black Men in America

Written by Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:36.

In Rochester, N.Y. 9% of young Black males graduate from high school, 20% in Detroit, 24% in Philadelphia, 28% in New York City, 39% in Chicago and 41% in Los Angeles, and about 50% of Black males in America finished high school with their graduating class in 2010, according to a 2012 report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education. 

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Increasing Mental Health First Aid in Rural America

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:35.

One in five Americans has a mental illness yet only about 4 in 10 of these people receive treatment.  In rural America—where 20 percent of the country’s population lives—the challenges of getting mental health treatment are exacerbated by the fear of being misunderstood, lack of awareness about services, and chronic shortage of behavioral health providers.
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In My Corner On The Moon: Helping Children Heal From Traumatic Experiences

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:34.

Atlanta, GA  – It has been 26 weeks since 26 innocent people died in the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, and the effects of this devastating trauma will be felt for many years by this community.
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Living With Mama

Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper, Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel on Monday, 08 July 2013 18:08.

Many parents have an adult child living with them.  Sometimes it is for the benefit of the parents — a child can be a wonderful caregiver and provide much needed financial assistance.  Oftentimes, however, the adult child is living with the parent because either he or she never left home in the first place or because he or she is unable or unwilling to establish a household of his or her own.
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Dark Days Unfolding: Black and White Boys' Bodies at Dozier Reform School in Florida Soon to be Exhumed

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 July 2013 18:00.

Marianna, FL -- Behind the clear blue skies, white sandy beaches and hundreds of themes parks in the sunshine state of Florida that attract millions of people throughout the year, there is a dark ghostly shadow in Marianna, Florida. Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, also known as the Florida Industrial School for Boys, was a residential school for both black and white boys from 1900 until 2011. The infamous reform school has made headline news for the inhumane treatment of both black and white boys who were confined there.
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National Museum of American History Launches History of Disability Online Exhibition

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:12.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will launch “EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America” to explore themes and events related to the history of people with disabilities in the U.S. and offer a new perspective on American history.

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