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‘Back to School’ Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Back to Broke’ with These Tips

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:24.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Slowly but surely, “Back to School” displays are popping up in stores. But if back to school means back to budget woes, one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) personal finance expert has tips to help stretch a dollar.
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Black-White Children's Achievement Gap Is Worsened by Unresponsive State Policymakers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 July 2013 18:11.

State policymakers' attention to teacher quality -- an issue education research shows is essential to improving schooling outcomes for racial minority students -- is highly responsive to low graduation rates among white students, but not to low graduation rates among black students, according to a Baylor University study.
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ETS-CDF Symposium Focuses on Creating Opportunities for Black Male Teens to Succeed in High School

Written by Hispanic PR Wire on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:04.

WASHINGTON -- More than 400 thought leaders in education, child advocates, researchers and policymakers from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., today to discuss strategies to close opportunity gaps for the 1.8 million young Black men, ages 15–19, living in the United States.
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Alpha Men to Mentor Local Youth During National Convention in Texas

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:02.

Baltimore, MD -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the world's oldest intercollegiate fraternity founded by African-American men, will host its 107th anniversary convention at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Austin Hotel from June 25-30, 2013.
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2013 Xerox Scholarship Program To Give Away $10,000 Scholarships To Minority Students

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:00.

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they are offering a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.
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Trouble at the Workplace

Written by Donovan M. SmithSpecial to the NNPA from the Portland Observer on Monday, 01 July 2013 14:57.

It is still happening; people are going to work only to be met with unacceptable acts of racism and a paystub as the only consolation for an apology. In a city where protests against injustice are plentiful, and the unofficial motto is progressive politics, it is troubling to hear that several of Portland’s own have been the victims of such bigotry recently. 
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New Technology Helps Graduates' Chances in the Job Market

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:11.

Chicago, IL -- Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it. So what is the "it" we're referring to here? Background checks. With nearly 75 percent of all employers now choosing to conduct background checks on all employees, the popularity of and the technology involved in conducting such searches continues to grow. And with many college graduates preparing to transition from campus to cubicle, it's important they understand these requirements and prepare for a litany of checks during their job hunt.
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Lean in to Leaning In: Reach Highest Levels of the Workplace

Written by Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:06.

One would be hard-pressed not to acknowledge that Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has had a spectacular business career, the kind that is often described as affirming the claim that America is a land of golden opportunity.
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Can March on Washington’s Unity be Duplicated?

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 01 April 2013 17:15.

In five months, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In 1963, the March was jointly called by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Big Six” – A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, James Farmer and John Lewis. At this point, it is unclear whether today’s leaders will come together and rally around the theme of jobs and justice as leaders did on August 28, 1963.