More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP tests
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:39
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.
The "Peoples Stadium" should have the Best Value for the People"
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:45
Football season is upon us and this is by far my favorite time of the year. As the lights glare, teams line up, and the competition begins in Minnesota we will not just be cheering on the team but thinking of the future of football in our town. Later this year, behind the current Metrodome, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium to hold our Minnesota Vikings.
As a highlight of the Minneapolis Urban League's 24th annual Family Day celebration, hometown hero, Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known as R.L., former lead singer of R&B group Next returns home to perform.
Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made history
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:22
It was a time of terror and trouble. In the years before and after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, there were repeated and widespread acts of violence. In Birmingham, Alabama, earlier that summer, four young black girls died in a church bombing. Near Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than a year later, three Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered and buried in an earthen dam.
Romanian snaps up deals for West African resources
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:10
(GIN) – Flying just under the radar, a Romanian national has been signing lucrative deals for manganese, oil, gas and other high value minerals, leading flattering news reports to dub him "the Emperor of West Africa."
Thursday, 22 August 2013 20:51
Tene Wells, Social Entrepreneur
Social entrepreneur Tene Wells: Telling the universe our desires
Last month, I traveled to South Africa to look out a window.
After a series of challenges in 2009, when I was fired, I questioned the trappings of my past successes and corporate security and decided it was time for me to do my: soul work. I applied and received a Bush Fellowship. As I envisioned my new life I decided that one of my learning objectives would include a trip to South Africa to witness the sparks of a new economy. However, the bigger objective was to look out the window of Nelson Mandela’s jail cell.
Tom Joyner Foundation and Allstate join forces to raise scholarship funds
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:57
Far too often, Historically Black Colleges and Universities' (HBCUs) students are unable to afford their dream of attending college and earning a degree. Recent changes to federal student loan policies are disproportionately affecting HBCU students, forcing approximately 28,000 HBCU students to drop out of school last year due to a lack of funds.
FUNdraising Good Times: Nonprofit success: more than "feel good"
Monday, 19 August 2013 15:00
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Part two of a two part interview
Success in business is not enough. In fact, nonprofit involvement –and giving – can be a greater "buzz" than continued business growth. "After becoming reasonably able to share, a person realizes that the buzz you get from sharing can be greater than the buzz you get from daily life in business. Ten percent growth year-after-year doesn't always equal the buzz of giving ten percent to the community." That's the experience of Mike Bruns, founder of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis.