Jarvis Christian College to receive $1 million UNCF Career Pathways Initiative grant

Hawkins– Jarvis Christian College is one of 24 colleges and universities that will receive five-year grants totaling $35.3 million for the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative. Jarvis Christian College will receive a $1 million grant, which will allow the College to implement programs to improve employment outcomes for its graduates. Jarvis Christian College President Dr. Lester…

DIALLO’S OF HOUSTON TO PAY $139,366 TO RESOLVE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

Nightclub Made Unlawful HIV Medical Inquiry, Then Fired Employee, Federal Agency Charged HOUSTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that Diallo’s of Houston, a Houston-area nightclub and party venue, will pay $139,366 and furnish other relief as a result of an EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit. In its lawsuit, EEOC charged that…

“At Attention!”: An Interview with Washington’s Commander Johnson and Master Chief Freeman

By: Brian Dimas & James Powell The Booker T. Washington ROTC cadet class is growing in number, proficiency and potential.  Let’s take a moment to chat with Commander Lamar Johnson and Master Chief Stacy Freeman. On the New Cadets: Commander Johnson believes that this year’s company of cadets is on par with those of the…

(BPRW) Susan G. Komen Announces $27 Million Health Equity Initiative to Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Community

10-City Initiative Complements Komen’s Decades-Long Service to Medically Underserved (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization gathered philanthropic, civic, medical and business leaders in Washington today to formally launch a $27 million,10-city initiative to reduce breast cancer death rates among African-American women. “African-American women are almost 40 percent more likely to…

We are Still in Slavery!

Previously I sat and listened to a message that made plenty of sense about what is mainly happening in the Black communities. However, you will never understand unless you know your History! You have to know the history of the police and the root of where it began and then you will understand why things…

No School Lunches: Food for Thought in the Summertime

During the summertime, we usually envision children running through sprinklers, learning new skills in camps, playing with friends, and eating hot dogs by the pool. For many children, sadly, this picture is a stark contrast to reality. Many children from low-income backgrounds instead spend their summers alone at home while their primary caregivers are away…