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2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
Mick Mulvaney Turns Away from Consumers to Help Payday Lenders
July 19, 2018
The unfortunate result for citizens is that we’re just not getting any value from this key office these days. The Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act is clear as to the responsibilities given to CFPB. Under the previous director, billions of dollars were returned to consumers for a host of illegal and deceptive acts by predatory financial institutions. These achievements were accomplished with the support of a dedicated staff. ... read more »
Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening D.C. Workforce and Economy
June 11, 2018
Under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District has taken proactive steps to create relationships with the business community to ensure that not only District residents who are job seekers have a fair shot at economic prosperity through the First Source program, but also allow for continued investment in and support of communities in which the businesses are developing.  ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
U.S. VETS CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY VETERANS TO BE COMMEMORATED AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; RENAMING AND DEDICATION TO TAKE PLACE AT INGLEWOOD FACILITY FRIDAY, MAY 25
WHAT:            ...  celebrates its 25th Anniversary at its first veteran’s facility in Inglewood. Highlighting the Memorial Day event will be the renaming of U.S.VETS LA to U.S.VETS INGLEWOOD.   ... read more / view event »
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. regarding Acts of Hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia
August 25, 2017
We also continue to pray for the healing of all others who were injured during this tragic event. ... read more »
Black Churches Being Pushed Out of Nation’s Capital
October 20, 2016
Long-standing African-American churches are disappearing from the nation’s capital one at a time ... read more »
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