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By December 5, 2014 Read More →

Orion blast off

A new spacecraft that is intended to take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and beyond has blasted off on a test flight. The Orion capsule was originally scheduled to lift off Thursday from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in the southeastern state of Florida but a variety of problems led to a delay. They […]

Posted in: Science, Technology
War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS

JUBA  – Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state.

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SBA Kicks-Off Global Entrepreneurship Week at PGCC
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

SBA Kicks-Off Global Entrepreneurship Week at PGCC

Millennial Entrepreneurs and Minority Young Men to be Focus WASHINGTON – On Monday, Nov. 17, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, will deliver keynote remarks to kick-off Global Entrepreneurship Week alongside Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). Contreras-Sweet, a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will speak […]

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Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to the Urban League for Save Our Sons Program
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to the Urban League for Save Our Sons Program

ST. LOUIS-The Urban League announced today a $250,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Co., parent company of St. Louis-based Wells Fargo Advisors, to support the Save Our Sons workforce training program for African Americans and other men aged 21 and over residing in Ferguson and surrounding North St. Louis County communities. “We are very grateful […]

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

DAKAR — More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the commercial cross-border trade.

Posted in: Health, World
New Voter Restrictions Discouraging Votes in Several States
By November 5, 2014 Read More →

New Voter Restrictions Discouraging Votes in Several States

Washington DC – Election Day voting was beset with problems impacting voters in minority communities across the country reported the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Election Protection (Coalition) from Washington, DC. “These are the most unfair and confusing election procedures in the last 50 years … and come as no surprise in the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court case in Shelby County v Holder,” said Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier human rights commission.

Is The Islamic State’s Ideology Grounded in Saudi Education?
By November 3, 2014 Read More →

Is The Islamic State’s Ideology Grounded in Saudi Education?

WASHINGTON – According to an article published Oct. 21 on Al-Monitor, the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has issued new regulations for the school systems under its control in Iraq and Syria. The announced purpose of the so-called guidelines, which carried the imprimatur of the group’s “Amir al-Mu’minin,” presumably leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is to “eradicate ignorance and disseminate Sharia sciences.”

Cash-Strapped Human Rights Office at Breaking Point, Says New Chief
By November 3, 2014 Read More →

Cash-Strapped Human Rights Office at Breaking Point, Says New Chief

UNITED NATIONS – After eight weeks in office, the new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan launched a blistering attack on member states for insufficient funding, thereby forcing operations in his office to the breaking point “in a world that seems to be lurching from crisis to ever-more dangerous crisis.”

Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence
By October 26, 2014 Read More →

Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence

(Kingston) – LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of their homes, or worse: beaten, stoned, raped, or killed. The 86-page report, “Not Safe at Home: Violence […]

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest

Record 105 firms come looking for SDSU engineering students Engineering students preparing to take their sheepskin and depart into the world of change orders and service requests are finding no shortage of companies wanting to take their resumes. The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University organized its annual fall career […]

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