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Council approves money, ‘Half-Steppers’ ready to run in New Orleans

Council approves money, ‘Half-Steppers’ ready to run in New Orleans

By: Robert Rogers, Richmond Confidential After a lengthy debate Tuesday, the City Council voted to come up with $17,000 out of the current year’s budget to send a squad of Richmond kids to a national track meet in New Orleans next week. Richmond is sending a track team to the competition, but it almost didn’t happen. Coaches for the team, called the “Richmond Half-Steppers,” appealed to an initially skeptical council for the money, pleading that … Read entire article »

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UC Berkeley Selects SKS Investments as Richmond Field Station Developer in Competition for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Proposed Second Campus Project SKS’s Success in Developing and Master Planning Research Facilities in the Bay Area Were Key Attributes that Contributed to Selection By Richmond City Staff Officials from the City of Richmond announced that the San Francisco firm, SKS Investments, has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley as developer for … Read entire article »

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What would you do if your executive director unexpectedly left? – A Three Part Series Part one. This three part series discusses the important role of an interim executive director during a time of organizational transition. We asked Chiquita Tuttle, our west coast director of fund development services, and an experienced interim director, for her thoughts and guidance. Whether the transition is planned or unexpected it is … Read entire article »

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After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop

After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop

After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop By Bobbi Booker, Philadelphia Tribune Evelyn“Champagne” King’s rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a “Cinderella story” as you can get. The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the bathroom at Philly International Records, where her … Read entire article »

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SAN LEANDRO NEWS

SAN LEANDRO NEWS

CITY REQUESTS PUBLIC INPUT ON PARKING Community Invited to Attend July 19th Meeting to Discuss Downtown Parking With the City’s new the 395 space, LEED certified, four-story downtown parking garage scheduled to be completed in summer 2012, the City is reviewing how well parking functions throughout the downtown and intends to create a parking management strategy. As part of this review, the City has … Read entire article »

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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education By Stan Washington Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. Just how the nation’s predominately Black institutions will participate in that objective was the main topic at a recent Southern Education Fund conference of HBCU presidents, held in Atlanta. HBCUs are a critical component in President Obama’s national education initiative to restore the U.S. to its former ranking as the world’s leader in higher education, said John S. Wilson, … Read entire article »

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Who Will Care for You?

  Needs for Nurses, Instructors Intensifies By Jessica Williams-Gibson Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis RecorderIndianapolis Recorder Nurses are one of the most crucial caregivers, once a person enters into the health care system. They perform needs that range from helping a person get dressed to assisting physicians during surgery. Nurses are on the front lines of the health care industry. As baby boomers age and as the need for health care escalates, so does the need for nurses. “It could be catastrophic if we don’t increase our pipeline and make sure we’re meeting the needs of our health care system,” said Lydia Ostermeier, director of IU Health Nurse Recruitment. The Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 more than 500,000 nurses will be needed to fill the … Read entire article »

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Sharpton-West‘Showdown’ Becomes Dignified Debate

Sharpton-West‘Showdown’ Becomes Dignified Debate

By James G. Muhammad Special to NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO—The debate about whether President Obama is doing enough for Blacks and the poor should focus on the issues, not on personalities, members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) agreed June 24 during a forum here at their annual convention. The forum featured two prominent leaders who have been the face of the public debate, where the issues have sometimes been … Read entire article »

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NNPA 2011 Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood” with “Shaft” As Emcee

NNPA 2011 Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood” with “Shaft” As Emcee

Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood”with “Shaft” as Emcee By Geneva Topps Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Crusader There was an air of “Hollywood” in Chicago when the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) held its annual “Merit Awards” gala at the National Newspaper Publishers Association convention. Held at the historic Parkway Ballroom guests at the gala walked the red carpet into the beautifully appointed grand … Read entire article »

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Black Newspaper Publishers Conference Brings Out Black Leaders

Black Newspaper Publishers Conference Brings Out Black Leaders

NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell Sr. Passes Mantle of Leadership to Arizona’s Cloves Campbell Jr. By Jasmyne A. Cannick NNPA National Correspondent CHICAGO, IL – Led by Chairman and Sentinel publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., over 200 Black newspaper publishers from all over the country gathered at Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel for several days of robust conversations on the future … Read entire article »

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