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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.


Arizona Immigration Law Hurts Arizona’s Pocketbook

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:27.

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.


Tyler Perry Saves Atlanta Organization that Helps At-risk Youth

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 23 December 2010 18:20.

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

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 December 2010 16:13.

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.


National Save the Family Now Movement: It's All About the Family

Written by Rev. Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr. on Friday, 17 December 2010 16:12.

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.


5 Must-follow Tips Will Let You Shop Safely Online, UAB Expert Says

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 December 2010 16:22.

Identity Theft online shopingOnline shoppers can protect their identities and financial account numbers by following five safety tips this holiday season, says Gary Warner, international cyber-crime consultant and director of research in computer forensics ...


The Acumen Fund: Changing How the World Addresses Poverty

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 December 2010 15:53.

Jacqueline Novogratz Acumen FundJacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, has been selected as the 2010 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. The Fund is a pioneering not-for-profit global venture fund that is changing the world.