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Viewpoint: Egypt Uprising

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:08.

Egypt Uprising, revolutionAs the current crisis in Egypt enters its third week and thousands of anti-government protesters continue to gather in Tahrir Square in opposition to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign, a number of critical questions affecting the entire region hang in the balance.


Neighborhood Natives Move Out When Immigrants Move In

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:04.

Native residents of a neighborhood are more likely to move out when immigrants move in, according to new research by three American sociologists.


Crimes Against Humanity International Treaty

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:34.

The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law recently released the text of a proposed multilateral treaty on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity.

Black History of the White House: Untold White House African American History Revealed

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:32.

Black History MonthTraditionally, Black History Month sheds light on the accomplishments of African-American celebrities and high-profile historical figures. However, many believe that this celebration should encompass the stories of the African-Americans whose narratives have gone untold throughout history.


Poverty's Most Dreaded Consequence

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:11.

Even though the Great Recession has officially ended, the continuing high mass unemployment has led to a small but growing increase in homelessness, particularly of families. This development is a change from the pattern of the past in which the homeless population was more likely to be comprised of people individuals with significant drug or alcohol abuse problems, or those with significant mental health problems, or those who had been mired in poverty.

When Baby Boomers Retire in a Downturned Economy

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:58.

baby boomers will turn 65More than 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day during the next two decades, says AARP, the nation's leading organization on elder issues. The generation that grew up with changes in social mores, music, and more now faces a particularly challenging time to leave the workplace.


Racial and Ethnic Divide Over Gun Rights

Written by George E. Curry on Thursday, 20 January 2011 17:45.

gun rightsColumbine High School. The Washington, D.C. sniper. Northern Illinois University. Virginia Tech. Red Lake Indian Reservation. Chicago school children. And now, Tucson, Arizona. In dramatic ways, shooting deaths have horrified, mesmerized, and confounded Americans.

ACLU Files Commutation Petition On Behalf Of Man Serving Unjust Prison Sentence For Non-Violent Crime

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:07.

Kenneth Lumpkin Victim Of Discriminatory Sentencing Disparity Between Crack And Powder Cocaine

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Los Angeles-based law firm Caldwell Leslie and Proctor, PC today asked President Obama to commute the remaining sentence of Kenneth J. Lumpkin, a father of four serving the 15th year of an unjust 20-year prison sentence for a non-violent offense.


NCDOT Public-Private Partnership Pilot Meets first Milestone

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 14 January 2011 13:27.

RALEIGH — This month, a pair of visitor centers in Randolph County on the I-73/74 corridor will mark their first year operating under a public private partnership model as part of a pilot program launched by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Through the pilot program, private vendor Safe-T Concierge Services of Asheboro has contracted with NCDOT to staff and manage the facilities by offering sponsorships to generate operating capital.


Feds Mean Business: U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade on Kilpatrick Indictments, Christine Beatty and More

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:49.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade visited the offices of the Michigan Chronicle for another sit-down interview with senior editor Bankole Thompson to discuss the recent indictments against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, ex-top mayoral aide Derrick Miller, city contractor Bobby Ferguson and former Detroit Water and Sewage Department boss Victor Mercado.