Category Archives: Urban Government

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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Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

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*The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia., on August 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27, with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Attendees of […]

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Rosalyn Henderson Myers Leads Black Attorneys to Supreme Court

Rosalyn Henderson Myers Leads Black Attorneys to Supreme Court

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*Rosalyn Henderson Myers, a Spartanburg City Councilmember, is the first South Carolinian to lead a group of national black women attorneys who will be admitted to present cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The special ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., marking the 36th year […]

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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal $6 Billion HUD Funding Cut

Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal Billion HUD Funding Cut

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*Proposed budget cuts — From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also where many people rest, […]

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African American Village Summit Returns to Riverside County

African American Village Summit Returns to Riverside County

*The Inland Empire African American Village Summit returns again this year for an impactful discussion about the direction of our youth. This summit will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2017 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Rubidoux SDA Church, located at 5320 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, Calif. 92506. The Inland Empire African American Village […]

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Actress America Ferrera Joins the Women’s March on Washinton Artist Table

Actress America Ferrera Joins the Women’s March on Washinton Artist Table

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*The Women’s March on Washington announced actress America Ferrera, along with a growing list of celebrities have joined the March’s Artist Table. More than 100,000 are expected to attend the March, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017. Celebrities who have joined include: Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Cher, […]

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Black Hollywood Unites for Change Initiative – Go Vote! Nov. 8

Black Hollywood Unites for Change Initiative – Go Vote! Nov. 8

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*Members of Black Hollywood came together to launch a Public Service Announcement urging people of color to Go Vote – Go out and vote on November 8th via the newly formed organization, Artistic Alliance For Justice (AAJ.) PSA producers Steven Jones (Brand Maverick Entertainment) & Kendrick Sampson (ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder) created the […]

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