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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
(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 […]
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 […]
Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.
The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]