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HUD Launches New Campaign Against Housing Fraud Areas Hard-Hit by Foreclosures Most Susceptible to Scams

Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA on Friday, 10 June 2011 14:44.

According to the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an estimated three million families have already lost their homes to foreclosure since 2007. But, the worst may still be ahead; analysts now predict that as many as eight million more Americans could face foreclosure by 2012.

High Court Orders State Prison Population Slashed: Inland Officials Brace for Inmate Shift to Counties

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:36.

The California prison system is so overcrowded that its conditions are, "incompatible with the concept of human dignity." That was the conclusion of a bitterly divided the U.S. Supreme Court in a judicial order that could result in the release of nearly 40,000 prisoners from the country's largest penal system during the next two years.

HBCU Civil Rights Lawsuit

Written by Shernay Williams, from the AFRO-American newspapers on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:33.

"If you create a ballpark in a cornfield, it doesn't mean the baseball players will come," Assistant Attorney General Campbell Killefer recently told a federal court judge, in tones of disgust. Even if Maryland were to allocate additional funding to its four HBCUs, he implied, that wouldn't elevate their retention or graduation rates nor would it guarantee more diverse students would be attracted to the schools.

Picking Up the Pieces After Disaster

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 26 May 2011 18:55.

Cities decimated by Mother Nature, largely devoid of businesses and infrastructure. In recent months, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., have provided stark examples of how drastically life changes as a result of serious natural disasters. Rebuilding and recovery have begun in both communities and the federal government has a key role to fulfill, according to two Kansas State University business experts.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.