(NNPA) - It is a pretty simple formula. Yet, many of our federally elected officials don’t seem to understand or at least listen to the masses. The messages in Virginia and New Jersey were certainly clear. Still they prodded on with their largesse and out of touch agenda. Then comes Massachusetts like the thunder of an electrical storm or the roar of the mighty ocean.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s been described as “The world’s Katrina”. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.
Four years ago, a Texas Tech University sociologist took a different tack by studying homeless people who preferred living on the streets to shelters. When he asked why many stayed away from shelters, what he found uncovered one of the biggest problems with how social assistance programs deal with the problem across the country.
MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.
You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.
We have determined that our partner organization in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante, is able to bring humanitarian aid overland into the country. Teams of healthcare workers from the project have established a functioning supply chain through the Dominican Republic and are currently delivering medical aid to those most in need in Haiti.
In announcing the U.S. response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, President Obama noted the two countries' historic ties. But few Americans know that sad story. Announcing emergency help for Haiti after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, President Barack Obama noted America’s historic ties to the impoverished Caribbean nation, but few Americans understand how important Haiti’s contribution to U.S. history was.
The following is a transcript of an interview with Robert Johnson by Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! about Move Your Money, a project to help people transfer their money from bigger banks into smaller, community-oriented financial institutions that generally avoided the reckless investments and schemes that helped cause the financial crisis. Robert Johnson is former economist at the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. He’s now the director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It was in 1903, the birth of the 20th Century, when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in his book, “The Souls of Black Folk” the statement that has become prophetic: “…for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.”
Millions of Americans will be job hunting in 2010, and for many of those who are currently unemployed, the search will mark the continuation of a long and unsuccessful journey. Andy Chan, vice president for career development at Wake Forest University, says job seekers often encounter three major roadblocks to success: poor marketing, poor networking, and poor mind-set. He offers 10 New Year’s Resolutions aimed at overcoming those obstacles.
A priest, a cowboy and a socialite opened a used bookstore and grossed more than half a million dollars the first year. "What?" you question. "How do these three even know each other. Never mind know each other well enough to go into business together."
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