A 2014 call to action reverberated through the Cook Convention during the 38th annual Freedom Fund Gala hosted by the Memphis Branch NAACP.
"We all have an obligation to give back. There is more that can be done. Get involved," said keynote speaker Dr. Sampson Davis. "We have to heal ourselves from the inside out."
A physician, author and founder of The Three Doctors Foundation, Dr. Davis' notoriety rocketed after a visit to the "Oprah Winfrey Show" with his two childhood friends, who made a pact to become doctors.
Multicultural Job Fair accepting registration
Mid-South area job seekers will have the chance to connect with local businesses at the inaugural Multicultural Job Fair on April 13 from noon until 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
The event is hosted by ContigoCreative, a Memphis-based Multicultural marketing and public relations firm. Independent Bank, Copeland Coaching and the Workforce Investment will conduct career development workshops offering assistance with resume development, interview skills, proper attire, branding yourself, social media and financial responsibility.
The Memphis Public Library will offer access to its JobLINC Bus for all attendees to use computers and job boards.
(NewsOne) – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are hoping to change the face of climate change by educating Black colleges and universities on its detrimental effects on African-American communities, reports The Hill.
The two congressmen are joining the efforts of the Hip Hop Caucus to fight back against a deeply entrenched stereotype that the environment is not an important issue for Black America.
"When you think of environmentalists, people think of, quite frankly, some white person, probably wearing Birkenstocks or something and tying themselves to a tree," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Friday during a press call.
WASHINGTON – A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very little to do with the rate black students are suspended from school.
Rather, the studies point a finger in another direction: the implicit bias perpetrated by school officials.
The Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, a group of researchers, educators, advocates, and policy analysts funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundations, compiled the research on school discipline.
Aaron McGruder, creator and executive producer of "The Boondocks," has had no involvement with the upcoming fourth season of the cartoon, Adult Swim confirms, fueling suspicions that began on Facebook, where McGruder claimed "The Boondocks" page had been "hijacked."
According to a press release issued by Adult Swim, "this season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined."
In response to a request for comment, McGruder would only confirm that he has had no involvement with this season of the show.
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