More 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.
ACLU Files Commutation Petition On Behalf Of Man Serving Unjust Prison Sentence For Non-Violent Crime
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.
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
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.
Last spring Arizona’s state legislators enacted a controversial law to deter undocumented immigrants from crossing the state’s borders and punish those who have crossed the U.S. border. Thus far, however, the most significant result of the act, S.B. 1070, has been to deter other Americans from crossing the state’s borders and to punish the pocketbooks and coffers of Arizona workers and businesses.
ATLANTA – Actor/writer/producer Tyler Perry has stepped forward to match an anonymous $14,000 donation that will save BE SOMEONE – a local struggling organization that helps at-risk youth by teaching them life skills through the game of chess.
Woman/Minority Owned Architectural Firm Heads the Modern Wing Project at the Art Institute of Chicago
CHICAGO– Few architecture firms get the opportunity to work with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground breaking design and construction of a world iconÑin this case the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, but that is exactly what Interactive Design, Inc. (IDEA) of Chicago did. What is more unusual, however, is that firm is helmed by Dina A. Griffin, a black womanÑin fact one of only 262 black women architects in the US.
It is important during this holiday season that you and I rededicate our passion for the family. Family is important for the survival of this nation in general and this is particularly true for the black race. Strong families make dynamic churches, thriving communities, better schools, and a greater nation.
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