Philanthropy Directed to Black Males in U.S. Reveals Important Trends

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NEW YORK – Nearly every major indicator of economic, social, and physical well-being shows that black men and boys in the U.S. do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive. It is within this context that the Foundation Center and the Open Society Foundations jointly release a new report of […]

Americans Are Visiting the Doctor Less Frequently

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WASHINGTON – In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over […]

Young Black College Grads: We Are More Disciplined Financially than Our Parents

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MILWAUKEE – Young African American college graduates say they are much more serious about reaching financial goals than previous generations, according to new Northwestern Mutual research. A large majority (70 percent) of 18-to-34-year-old African American college graduates described themselves as either “disciplined” or “highly disciplined” financial planners, compared to only 47 percent of those aged […]

BET Networks Presents The “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award To Legendary MC, Rakim

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NEW YORK – BET Networks today announced that legendary MC, Rakim will be the recipient of the “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award at this year’s BET HIP HOP AWARDS filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Rakim will be acknowledged and honored for his contribution to […]

Only 43 Percent of 2012 College-Bound Seniors Are College Ready

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NEW YORK – The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness released today revealed that only 43 percent of SAT takers in the class of 2012 graduated from high school with the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success. These findings are based on the percentage of students in the […]

California Passes Nation’s First Open Source Textbook Legislation

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SACRAMENTO – Only a signature away, Governor Jerry Brown will have an opportunity to lower the cost of college textbooks by creating the nation’s first free open source digital library for college students and faculty. Friday, the California State Senate unanimously passed the first of its kind open educational resource digital library, or (OER), offering […]

Study Finds Workers Feeling Bullied in the Workplace

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TORONTO – A new study by CareerBuilder.ca finds 45 per cent of workers said they have felt bullied at work; a third of these workers reported they suffered health-related problems as a result of bullying and 26 per cent decided to quit their jobs to escape the situation. The study also found nearly half of […]

BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History

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NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

Study: Black School Voucher Recipients More Likely to Enroll in College

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WASHINGTON – A new study released today by researchers at the Brookings Institution and Harvard University shows that African American participants in a private school choice program were 24 percent more likely to enroll in college as a result of receiving a voucher, reinforcing previously-released data showing improved graduation rates, parental satisfaction, and academic achievement […]

Capital Public Radio Takes a Bite Out of School Lunches

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SACRAMENTO – Beginning this year, the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires schools across the country to serve meals with more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while reducing sodium and fat. It’s estimated that 60% of California schools fall short of meeting the new regulations. The latest multimedia documentary from Capital Public Radio, What’s […]