Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:32
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Have you heard about Raymond Burse, the newly appointed interim-president of Kentucky State University who voluntarily reduced his salary by 25% in order to ensure that all university employees would make a minimum hourly wage of $10.25? That's right, this HBCU president gave up a total of $90,125 so that 24 employees– some of whom were making $7.25 an hour – could receive a wage increase. On top of this he has pledged to give up additional salary to ensure no future employees make less than $10.25. He initiated the proposal to the university's board of trustees and they made the changes to his compensation package.
Project DIVA held a Back to School Teen Fashion Show at the Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway Ave.) to both celebrate the beginning of a new school year and to kick-off the grand opening for its new boutique, called Raiding a DIVA's Closet, in north Minneapolis.
Black journalists select Minneapolis for 2015 convention
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:53
Boston National Association of Black Journalists President Bob Butler recently announced that longtime member Rod Hicks will serve as chair of the 2015 Convention and Career Fair, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, next summer as the organization celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The evening news is on again: more shootings, more suicides, more fighting, more loss. Why go to work every morning if you might get shot on the way? Why come home at night when your neighbors' homes are blighted and trash lines the streets? How can anyone think about looking for a job when the world is such a bleak and hopeless place?
FUNdraising Good Times: The First 72: Don't kill your fundraising
Monday, 18 August 2014 15:45
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Asking for a donation to your nonprofit is one component of fundraising. How that gift is processed once it is received is another. Both are important. Your actions can strengthen a donor relationship, or contribute to its demise. "The First 48" is a TV crime show that stresses the importance of the first 48 hours to the overall criminal investigation. Create guidelines for "The First 72" to keep fundraising on track. Letting gifts "pile up" and processing them once every week or two may appear efficient, but this process may require investigation!
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:22
Frank S. Washington, NNPA Columnist
DETROIT – There are two ways to look at the Toyota Prius hybrid. Either the Japanese automaker dragged the rest of the U.S. market into gasoline-electric powered cars, the belief that if you want to compete with Toyota, you've got to have hybrids. Or, the automaker was out in front of the curve and saw that gas pump prices would eventually cause Americans to become a lot more sensitive to the fuel efficiency of their vehicles.