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New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:55.

The New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board. They will appoint three individuals to serve staggered terms on the new charter school board.  In order to achieve the staggered terms, the New Hanover County Board of Education will set the initial terms for their three members as one, two, or three-year terms.  After this, all terms will be three years.


Mrs. Wilma Daniels Host 11th Annual William Hooper Apartments Senior Christmas Celebration

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:54.

This years theme was appropriately deemed "Be Grateful", and grateful they were. The honoree's, family, friends supporters and dignitaries fueled a really good turn out for this years celebration. And this was no mundane event by any means!


Written by William Reed on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:13.

The National Women’s History Museum recently honored African-American radio maven Cathy Hughes.   The founder and chairperson of Radio One Inc., was feted at the museum’s Christine de Pizan Awards in Washington D.C. where Hughes received the “Ida B. Wells-Barnett Living Legacy Award” for her accomplishments in media and communications.  The Christine de Pizan honors celebrate the legend of pioneering American women by showcasing their achievements alongside the contributions of their modern-day counterparts.


Obama Drug Adviser: Reform Justice System to Recognize Drug Addiction as Disease

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:18.

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper - President Obama’s top drug policy advisor will hold a media briefing on Nov. 21 at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to share new approaches to America’s drug war. Gil Kerlikowske, director of National Drug Control Policy, will share data regarding the disproportionate impact our nation’s drug problem has on African American communities.


Theories of Black Consumer Power: explains a lot about your buying power

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:16.

(NNPA) Let’s give a shout out to English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton who, way back in 1687, developed the Theories of Black Consumer Power. Well, ok, if you want to get technical about it he didn’t name it that. He named it The Three Laws of Motion. But wow, do they explain a lot about your consumer power.


Join Occupy Wall Street

Written by Peter Grear on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:14.

A strange thing happened on the way to achieving the “American Dream”.  The descendants of slaves have finally been offered an invitation to join the white, middle class seekers of the dream.  If you’re not a part of the 1%, you’re a part of the 99% and therefore finally invited to seek your “American Dream”.   Historically, the former slaves and their descendants have made basically two demands to the “United States powers that be”; grant me freedom and fairness.


Unions Rally with Occupy Detroit

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 November 2011 19:35.

DETROIT — UAW and AFL-CIO members joined Occupy Detroit protestors during a Nov. 6 march and rally to collect winter supplies. The demonstration highlighted a continuing alliance between the region’s labor unions and Occupy Detroit activists. According to organizers, more than 500 union members and protesters participated in the rally at Hart Plaza and march to Grand Circus Park. Occupy Detroit Labor Work Group member, Writer L. Bush, told the Michigan Citizen that monetary donations reached almost $5,000. He said a truckload of donated supplies — blankets, gloves, batteries, tarps, flashlights, etc. — allow occupiers to consider continuing their protests through the winter months.


Economic Movement Shelved Until 2012

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 November 2011 19:35.

ATLANTA – A highly touted black banking initiative, conceived by nationally syndicated talk show host Warren Ballentine as a powerful community development tool, is being shelved until next year, according to the president of the National Bankers Association. Confusion about the mission, goals and consumer benefits of the People’s Economic Movement (PEM) warrant the delay, said Michael Grant, president of the Washington, D.C.-based organization.


Obama’s First African-American Policy Conference

Written by AFRO Staff Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper on Friday, 18 November 2011 19:33.

President Barack Obama held the first ever African-American Policy in Action Leadership Conference at the White House on Nov. 9 to coincide with the release of a report, “The President’s Agenda and the African-American Community.” In front of a gathering that included Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, the president used the conference to lay out his policy achievements three years after winning the Oval Office with the solid embrace of Black Americans.


Reasons For Partnership Failure Amongst African Americans

Written by Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson, Psy.D., NCSP, M.Ed. on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:09.

Discussions about the epidemic are everywhere, from the latest best-selling novels to academic discussions on college campuses, to passionate discussions between Frat brothers & Sister circles. The question everyone wants answered is “WHY?” Unfortunately, many of the traditional reasons you have been given for the premature romantic meltdowns amongst Blacks are inaccurate and insufficient. These very same factors were present when successful Black marriages, created 30 or 40 years ago, were forged but yet many a couple managed to stay together.

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