Monday, 28 July 2014 14:52
Stephany Rose, Special to the NNPA
Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south side of Chicago, to have earned a Ph. D, authored two books, edited one, managed two political campaigns, maintained a tenure-track teaching position, organized faith-based community action work, and now pastoring a local congregation while pursing a fourth degree, all before turning 36, I was satisfied in this conversation with just knowing I am signee #523. And yes, auto correct thought my first name was more accurately ended in "ie" rather than 'y,' and even changed my "signature" there.
To celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT) Aeronautics division and their African American Employee Resource Group honored surviving Minnesota Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Dr. Harold Brown and the rest of the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron.
African-American homeownership increasingly less stable, more risky
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:12
HOUSTON – (July 22, 2014) – While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers. A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.
Moment of silence for air crash victims at opening of AIDS CONFAB
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:28
Jul. 21 (GIN) - The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished last week in an aircraft explosion. Among the dead was Joep Lange, a leading expert in the field of medicinal AIDS therapy and once called "the father of AIDS research in developing countries.
As a defense attorney, one of the most common questions I get is: "how long will this be on my record?" It is easy to see why people are so concerned about their records. Background checks are increasingly common. You may be asked to submit to a record check to secure a job, housing, a loan, or government benefits. Computers and the internet have made it much easier and cheaper to find records – even very old records.