Category Archives: Urban Government

More Than 100 Poor People Arrested at U.S. Supreme Court

More Than 100 Poor People Arrested at U.S. Supreme Court

Poor People, Poor People's campaign
*More than 100 participants in the Poor People ’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival were arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday as the movement set its sights on the high court’s ongoing assault on workers’ rights and voting rights, including today’s ruling to uphold Ohio’s purge of voters from the rolls. As decisions in […]

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Better Deal Suggested to Help Black Students Succeed

Better Deal Suggested to Help Black Students Succeed

blueprint for black america
*Washington, DC – Failures by K-12 school systems to prepare black students for college are compounded by inadequate college admissions policies and support programs, according to the black leadership network Project 21  who has a better deal  — This, the group says, can make black students’ completion of a college education a difficult prospect. As part of its”Blueprint […]

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Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

*The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Houston Branch (“NAACP”), League of United Latin American Citizens, District VIII (“LULAC”) and a former bank employee have filed a major federal racial discrimination lawsuit against Capital One Bank, a publicly-traded national bank. The suit alleges Capital One has engaged in a conscious and deliberate plan […]

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The Top 25 African American PR Millennials Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Spotify Playlist

The Top 25 African American PR Millennials Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Spotify Playlist

*As a follow-up to the Top 25 African American PR Millennials series recently published in Huffington Post, Gwendolyn Quinn, writer and global media and communications strategist, partnered with Antonice Jackson, President of the National Black Public Relations Society’s Washington, D.C., Chapter (BPRS-DC), to release the “African American PR Millennials Spotify Playlist,” which includes music by […]

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NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

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*On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a ground-breaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute (AAI) on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and […]

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Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

Black Stanley Nelson, Colleges in the Age of Trump
*The preeminent storyteller of the African-American experience, Stanley Nelson Firelight Films and The New York Times Op-Docs, the award-winning forum for short-form opinionated documentaries produced by independent filmmakers and artists, today released Black Colleges in The Age of Trump. The film exposes the Trump Administration’s strained relationship with the leadership of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

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Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore to Host Dr. Kerri Hobbs’ ‘More Than a Fraction’ Book Tour in 2018

Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore to Host Dr. Kerri Hobbs’ ‘More Than a Fraction’ Book Tour in 2018

*Save the date Thursday, April 26, 2018 because higher education specialist Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ “More Than a Fraction” Book Tour continues in 2018 with a stop at the Enoch Pratt Library (400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201). The book presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the African American Department of the free library […]

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Payday Lenders Try Legislative Run Around State Laws

Payday Lenders Try Legislative Run Around State Laws

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*‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares. Across the country, 15 states as well as in the District of Columbia, with varying geographies, economies […]

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Bob Poole Joins Saad & Shaw to Increase Services to HBCUS and Non Profits

Bob Poole Joins Saad & Shaw to Increase Services to HBCUS and Non Profits

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*Saad&Shaw is pleased to announce the addition of Robert “Bob” Poole to its team of fundraising experts. Poole brings nearly 40 years of experience in higher education fund development and community relations. For the past 14 years, Poole served in Meharry Medical College’s institutional advancement division, most recently as senior vice president. He was instrumental […]

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American Heart Association Offers Financial Reward for Business Solutions to Urban Health Issues

American Heart Association Offers Financial Reward for Business Solutions to Urban Health Issues

*The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is seeking startup companies, teams, individuals and nonprofit organizations to compete in the EmPOWERED To Serve (TM) urban business storytelling competition. The goal of the competition is to identify fresh ideas and innovative, yet practical […]

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