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News from the Right: Wind power - questionable benefits, concealed impacts

Written by Paul Driessen, NetRight Daily ( on Thursday, 03 March 2011 19:10.

T Boone Pickens wind farmAmerica is running out of natural gas. Prices will soar, making imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and T Boone Pickens' wind farm plan practical, affordable and inevitable. That was then.

Churches host "UNCF SUNDAY"to Help Kids Stay in College

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:35.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNCF– the United Negro College Fund – the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, is rallying with churches to support its National Faith Initiative. Churches will host a UNCF SUNDAY on February 27 to collect donations from congregations across the nation to help kids get the education they need and our nation needs them to have.  The campaign aims to engage and encourage the faith community to support UNCF, minority students, and the 39 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that belong to UNCF, and to build a robust network of informed advocates for minority education.  


One step closer to increased parental school choice

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:30.

Thousands of parents are now closer to exercising more educational choice for their children thanks to the passage of a bill eliminating the state’s charter school cap in the State Senate. Senate Bill 8, which passed 32-17 this morning in the North Carolina Senate, will now go before the state House.


Feminist Writer Elaine Showalter to Speak on American Women Writers at UNC Wilmington March 7

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:27.

Wilmington, N.C. - Highly influential American feminist and writer Elaine Showalter will speak and give a reading to students, faculty and community members at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Lumina Theater at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her topic is "Writing the History of American Women Writers." Showalter's reading will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing as part of the university's Bucker Lecture Series. 


ComplianceTech Study Finds Wide Discrepancy in Home Mortgage Credit Between Minorities and Whites During Housing Downturn

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:39.

Arlington, VA -- Compliance-Tech, a leading provider of technology and mortgage data analysis for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions, today released a study documenting a significant decrease in home mortgages to African Americans and Latinos in comparison to non-Hispanic whites since the onset of the housing downturn.

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.