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Feb 13th


Let's protect all kids from toxic chemicals—not just some!

Let's protect all kids from toxic chemicals—not just some!The lack of effective policies to regulate the use of chemicals in everyday consumer products impacts everyone's health. The Toxic Substances Control Act, the law that regulates industrial chemicals in the U.S., fails to control the flood of toxic chemicals into consumer products, resulting in thousands of little regulated, potentially toxic chemicals ending up in everyday consumer products from hand soap and cleaners to children's nap mats and clothing. These include hormone-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, bisphenol A, flame-retardants and more. Widespread exposure to toxic chemicals contributes to rising rates of reproductive problems, developmental disabilities and cancer.

To help students succeed, college administrators must think globally

To help students succeed, college administrators must think globallyCollege administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box -- they should think outside the country. A recent survey of employers reveals most U.S. businesses seek applicants with intercultural communications skills. College grads who can operate across different cultures have a serious advantage.

Clark leads HBCU college tours

Clark leads HBCU college toursNobody asked me, but, if Jo Ann Clark has her way; there will be no "gap" in the great information our kids can get about going to college.

Did NBC'S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC'S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing.

Each generation has something to offer

Each generation has something to offerWhether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African or Brazilian urban area, millions of Black youth throughout the world are crying out for a better quality of life. They should always have a better life than their parents.

The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The legacy of Carter G. WoodsonThe best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We are grateful for the visionary leadership of noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson for being the founder of what was known as Negro History Week in 1926 that 44 years later evolved into Black History Month.

A blueprint for success in 2015

A blueprint for success in 2015In 2014, Minnesota's unemployment rate sank to its lowest level in more than a decade at 3.7 percent, state exports reached a record $5.5 billion this past quarter, and our manufacturing industries continued to surge. Nationally, the economy added 321,000 jobs in November - the largest monthly gain in nearly three years - and gas prices continued to drop with the U.S. overtaking Saudi Arabia as the number one oil producer in the world.
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