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Florida Memorial University among select HBCUs chosen for Distance Learning collaboration FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College have announced their collaboration in support of The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, with the goal of improving online education at HBCUs through the effective use of open educational resources.  The Universities are forging a new path by tapping into the wealth of high quality ope ...

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The HistoryMakers founder and executive director to be honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit

The HistoryMakers’ Founder and Executive Director, Julieanna Richardson, will receive Black Enterprise’s highest recognition of women’s achievement, the Legacy Awards at the 2014 Women of Power Summit ...

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Black women still penalized for race and gender

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed race- and gender-based discrimination. Now, 50 years later, Black women still suffer under the double-whammy of race and gender. ...

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Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, according to a report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, It’s even worse for African Americans and other people of color. According to a December report from the National In ...

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STEM Education Gap Threatens American Economic Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals. And according to a study released last week, the United States’ will halt its economic success unless the racial gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is addressed.   ...

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CHAIRMAN’S ALERT – Floyd Adams, Jr. Information

Mayor Floyd Adams, Jr. The People’s Mayor                The Honorable Floyd Adams, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia, on May 11, 1945, to Floyd “Pressboy” Adams, Sr. and Wilhelmina Anderson Adams. He was the second child and first son of their family.                He is a 1963 graduate of St. Pius X Catholic School. He attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and Armstrong State College, (now Arms ...

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Join Alicia Keys for a watch party & twitter conversation: “We are empowered,” An intimate conversation with 5 women living with HIV in the U.S.

Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America Sunday, January 19th. Ms. Keys is urging women and their loved ones to come together on Su ...

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Numbers don’t lie: Study shows that Black players arrested nearly 10 times as often as White players, often stemming from traffic stops

According to a USA TODAY Sports investigation, in a league with 66 percent of its players being Black and 31 percent White, Black players were arrested nearly 10 times as often as white players (260 to 28). ...

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