RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will be distributing more than $145.6 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 507 municipalities across the state. The initial allocation of $72.8 million was sent out on Sept. 30, with the rest to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014. That is an increase of about $2.8 million over last year’s allocation. Money sent to the municipalities is to be used to build or maintain local streets that are their responsibility.
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Our New Affordable Care Act - Hold On
New Podcast Details The Role That "Place" Plays in the Health and Life Outcomes of Many People
Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females
Three African Americans Receive ‘Genius’ MacArthur Fellow Awards
Beating Heart Disease One Day at a Time
Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers
New Book Explains School Leadership Not Just for Principals
Kids Eat Right: The Hungry and Overweight
DURHAM, N.C. — The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded $200,000 to a group of scientists and engineers from North Carolina Central University, Duke University and North Carolina State University to purchase a Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) unit, a device that functions as a 3-D printer at the molecular level and has a vast range of potential applications.
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Jacques DeGraff who is the co-chair of Nielsen’s External African-American Advisory Council, officially released the report at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
For the first time since 1997, the U.S. government has shut down. This happens when Congress fails to pass authorization to sufficiently fund local and federal government operations. During a shutdown, the government will usually stop providing all services except those that are deemed "essential".
ColorOfChange.org Launches Campaign Urging Governor Jerry Brown to “Ban the Box” on Government Employment Applications in California
Online Civil Rights Group Launches Petition Urging Governor Brown to sign legislation that would discourage public sector employers from discrimination against formerly incarcerated job seekers. View Petition Here: www.act.colorofchange.org/sign/ban_the_box/ Oakland, CA - Governor Jerry Brown has just a few days to sign legislation (AB 218, Dickinson) that would make it harder for employers to discriminate against formerly incarcerated job seekers.
I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently. It’s called Statistic Brain and it has data and rankings on all kinds of topics, from hair loss to consumer spending. The numbers that caught my eye had to do with start-up business failures. Did you know 25 percent of start-ups strike out within the first year? Thirty-six go down in the second, and 44 percent in the third. Nearly three-quarters of businesses that start in one year will be shuttered 10 years later.
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- Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion
- Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation
- Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females
- HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students
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