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November 22, 2014
Thrive Foundation Receives Award For Outstanding Grantmaker
Barnes & Noble Receives Perfect Score on 2015 Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Straight Year
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Media Advisory From The National League Of Cities
Adoption Network Law Center Selects Family to Receive Pro Bono Services in Honor of National Adoption Month
North Carolina's 'Enchanted Airlie' Grows International
First Nations Development Institute Applauds Navajo Junk-Food Tax as a National Precedent
The March of Dimes Announces Heroines of Washington Award Winners
Puffs SoftPack™ to Sponsor iHeartMedia Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo
MUFG Union Bank Earns 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index
Former Army Chief of Staff Headlines Event Launching Mental Health Initiative to Help Meet Veteran PTSD/Suicide Crisis
Walmart Doubles the Number of Deals for Cyber Monday with Top Gifts up to Half Off
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Second Annual Feit 4 KidZ Gala Benefit Dinner Raises More Than $350,000 for Interest-Free In Vitro Fertilization Loans to the Co
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NYC Students Demand End To Job Bias
NYC Minority Housing Project Gets Good $$$ News
BLACKS EYE OBAMA'S JOBS SPEECH
Ahead of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Black California Congresswoman Maxine Water's is putting the pressure on the president to make clear just what it is he plans to do to help the communities suffering the most in this bad economy. In a statement issued today, Waters challenged the president to, "spend as much energy working to create jobs in the black community as he is campaigning for votes in one of the whitest states in the nation." ...
Despite Bleak Jobs Market Minorities Still Optimistic
- Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report released today by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, “The Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans ...
Food Insecurity Higher In Minority Households
The USDA today released a new report of Food Security in the U.S.. The report showed that food insecurity rates were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the current federal poverty line ($22,350 for a family of four), households with children headed by single women ...
Report: Poverty Linked To Minority Health
After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of their neighbors are poor, according to a pair of studies unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The reports, A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisi ...
CA Black Community Rallies For LA Sports Complex
Citing Black unemployment, minority rights groups in the Black community are calling on California Senator Alan Lowenthal and all California legislators to stand up for jobs, especially for those hit hardest by the recession. The protest is co-sponsored ...
Study Debunks Minority Financial Aid Myth
A new report by financial aid and college planning author, Mark Kantrowitz, challenges the assumption that college grant money flows disproportionately to members of minority groups. Kantrowitz, an ABD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, says his paper presents data concerning the distribution of grants and scholarships by race. It debunks the race myth, which claims that minority students receive more than their fair share of scholarships. ...
Report: Black Males Unable To Hold On To Middle Class
According to a new report by Pew’s Economic Mobility Project, a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult, The report, Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking Up from the American Dream, considers potential factors that cause a third of Americans who grow up in the middle – defined ...
Chicago Minority Caucuses Push For Casino
Chicago City Council’s Black and Hispanic Caucuses this week joined the battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn over a land-based casino and slot machines at O'Hare and Midway airports. The City Council members said a ...
BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT SOARS
The Labor Department released the August jobs report today showing that while unemployment figures remained unchanged from July's 9.1 percent. Black unemployment climbed to 16.7 percent. This is the highest its been since 1984. The unemployment rate for Black males rose a whole percentage point to 18.0 percent and the rate for Black youths aged 16–19 jumped from 39.2 to 46.5 percent. ...
Minority Groups Stress Transportation Funding
Following President Obama’s call for a “clean extension” of the surface transportation bill and a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), The Leadership Conference Education Fund released a new report, “Getting to Work: Transportation Policy and Access to Job Opportunities,” which highlights how inequities in transportation ...
Researcher: Residential Segregation Declines In U.S. Cities
According to University of Michigan research the ideal of equal housing opportunities is closer to becoming a reality in most major U.S. metro areas, "While black-white segregation remains high in many places, there are reasons to be optimistic that 'apartheid' no longer aptly describes much of urban America," said Reynolds Farley, an investigator at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR) who studies racial segregation in the United States. ...
Hunger Strikes Older Minorities
A report released today by AARP found that that the risk of hunger for Blacks and Hispanics in their 50s was twice that of whites over the years studied. The study also provided detailed analysis of hunger risk across states and major metropolitan areas, finding that hunger risk was notably higher among those residing in the South. ...
Feds Announce Minority Enterprise Conference
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency today announced the opening of registration for the 2011 Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-30 ...
Black Caucus To Make Final Jobs Tour Stop In L.A.
Beginning tomorrow, 13 Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will join Congresswoman Maxine Waters, in Los Angeles for the final stop on the CBC’s “For the People” Jobs Initiative, which includes a Job Fair and Town Hall at Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles. Joining Congresswoman Waters will be the co-hosts of the event, Reps. Laura Richardson and Karen Bass ...
Watchdog Group Questions First Lady's Africa Trip
The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, has filed a lawsuit against the US Air Force to obtain records of a trip made by First Lady Michelle Obama to Southern Africa in June. The group is questioning whether the trip, which included a meeting with Nelson Mandela and an African Safari, was necessary. According the U.S. Postal Service records, Judicial Watch’s FOIA request was received by the Air Force ...
96% Of Latinos Want College For Children
A new impreMedia/Latino Decisions poll reveals when it comes to their children’s education, Latino voters have clear and high aspirations. The poll shows that 96% of Latino parents would like to see their kids earn a college degree, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. What is not so clear ...
SC Latino Home Ownership Tumbles
Analysis of new US Census figures show the number of Hispanic homeowners in South Carolina and in Greenville County fell from 2000 through 2010 although the Hispanic population more that doubled. Wilfredo Leon, ...
Money Woes Drive Black Smoker Rates Down
A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the steep decline in smoking rates among Black youth that occurred between 1970s and the mid-1990s. The report argues that racial differences in parental attitudes, ...
Survey: 1 In 5 Children Live In Poverty
A new survey released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization, says that child poverty in the United States increased in 38 states in the last decade. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s. ...
MINORITY BANK SCAMMER GETS MAX
A federal judge has sentenced Jammie E. Harris to the maximum prison term for her role in fleecing Pittsburgh's only minority-owned bank of more than $3 million. "I regret a lot of the things I have done," said Harris in a rambling statement to Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Bloch. Judge Bloch interrupted Harris' plea for leniency citing her 36 prior convictions ...
Lack Of Financial Know-How Leaves Latino Firms Exposed
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's "The Business Owner Financial Wellness" study emphasizes the lack of a long-term strategy by many Hispanic entrepreneurs, who in 89 percent of the cases founded their firms to economically support their families and seven of 10 of whom want to hand the company down to their children although the majority do not have any concrete succession plans. ...
MASSACHUSETTS MINORITIES DUPED
Resolving claims of unfair and discriminatory lending practices, a subsidiary of H&R Block will modify thousands of Massachusetts homeowners’ loans and make a significant payment to the Commonwealth as part of a settlement valued at $125 million, state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. “Option One made loans that it knew were likely to fail and it discriminated against African-American and Latino borrowers,” Attorney General Coakley said. ...
August Is Black Business Month
August, which is National Black Business Month, is a good time for American businesses to confront the reality that supplier diversity should be a top strategic priority, not simply a corporate citizenship obligation, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Senior Advisor James H. Lowry, coauthor of Minority Business Success: Refocusing on the American Dream (Stanford Business Books, 2011). "Black Business Month is the right time to remember that minorities will become the majority ...
Minority Seniors In Crisis
Older Americans of color are being financially squeezed as their earnings and savings drop and costs continue to rise, according to a report released today by The Greenlining Institute. African American, Asian American and Latino senior citizens are economically vulnerable and getting more so because they have less access ...
GOOD NEW$ FOR MINORITY DWELLERS
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB) will announce a historic engagement between the National Association of Real Estate Brokers and Wall Street investors, to launch an $800 Million Homeownerfs Assurance Program (HAP) to address the devastating effects of the mortgage crisis on minority families and their communities. The announcement will be made Sunday, following the first NAREB State of Housing ...
Major Companies Woo Latino Consumers
Some major companies are developing marketing strategies that target Hispanic consumers, a fast-growing and lucrative market in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census, one in about every six U.S. residents is now Hispanic. Hispanics also accounted for more than half of the nation’s population increase over the last decade. ...
Banks Target Latino Customers
The founders of the Latino Community Credit Union launched the first branch of the financial institution in Durham, North Carolina, 11 years ago amid concerns about growing crime against Latinos. Erika Bell, the credit union's vice president of strategy and services, said the population was targeted as result of a perception ...
RICH MINORITIES / POOR AREAS
According to a new Brown University study released today, affluent blacks and Hispanics live in neighborhoods that are noticeably poorer than neighborhoods where low-income whites live. The study suggests that income alone does not explain persistent segregation patterns in housing. Washington and Atlanta were the only two major ...
BLACKS QUESTION DEBT DEAL
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver is making headlines today for remarks he made about the Debt Ceiling Deal reached to avert a US government default. Cleaver said early reports of the new deal appeared to be “a sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” The Missouri Democrat said the CBC hadn’t yet made a formal declaration that the group would oppose it, “but this is a shady bill.” Cleaver took to the airwaves on Sunday ...
Home Ownership Spikes For CA Latinos
Hundreds of thousands of white Californians, most of them under age 45, gave up their homes in the past decade, an Orange County Register analysis of census data shows. While homeownership declined among non-Hispanic whites, it rose sharply among Latinos and Asians, the Register found. Rising population is a primary reason for the rising number of minority homeowners. ...
Black Bankers Take Up King's Fight
Atlanta-based radio talk show host Warren Ballentine and the Washington, D.C.-based National Bankers Association believe reinvesting in Black-owned banks could inspire economic healing and strength in every aspect ...
Unemployment Effects Black's Eating Habits
According to the latest Gallup poll results on American eating habits, the skyrocketing unemployment rate in the black community (16.2 percent) is compelling Black Americans to sacrifice healthy eating, for cheap, caloric foods. Nearly 4.5 million Americans are eating less-healthy foods due to a diminished spending power, ...
Super Bowl Study: White Men Dominate Ad Agencies
Super Bowl television commercials, and the advertising agencies producing them, remain out of step with the diversity of the audience for the nation’s most popular sporting event, according to a study released today by the University of Central Florida. White men continue to dominate advertising agencies ...
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