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CBC: Continuing the Legacy of Advocacy and Change

“The CBC was formed in 1971 because its founders understood that Black lives matter.  Black boys matter.  Black girls matter.  The Black family matters.  The Black church matters.  Black America in its totality matters....
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Duke Energy Spearheading Solar Expansion in North, South Carolina

The Southeast is rapidly becoming a hot bed for solar expansion, and Duke Energy is leading the charge.  The company already owns or purchases 600 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, and today announced that it is seeking ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Internet Taxation: Why It Matter in the Open Internet Debate

TAXATION – the one word that makes the average American cringe at its mention.  There’s income taxes, corporate taxes, Social Security taxes, property taxes and sales taxes to name a few. However, how would you feel if...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Tech for All: Senator Booker’s Plan to Increase Tech Engagement and Access for People of Color

Since winning his special election in October 2013, Senator Cory Booker has become vocal in the U.S. Senate not only for New Jersey citizens but also people of color. Sen. Booker’s committee assignments include the coveted Co...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Leasing Solar Can Lead to Real Estate Losses

Installing rooftop solar is expensive.  If homeowners don’t have $30,00o to $40,000 or more for the upfront costs, they have two other options for making their green energy dreams come true. Loans and leasing. Consumers may ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Changing the Face of Tech and Moving Towards Digital Citizenship

“There is a talent surplus in this room. We come in today to partner, to two-way trade-not to destroy but to realize the American dream for all.” Those are the words of civil rights leader and icon Rev. Jesse Jackson as he ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Green 2.0: Breaking the Green Ceiling

“It is essential for us to have a diverse workforce. Our job is to create a healthy and clean environment for our communities, especially for low-income and communities of color who are typically affected by pollution.” ~EP...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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#GivingTuesday Spirit With Walmart

It’s #Giving Tuesday, the global day in which charities, families, businesses and communities unite to celebrate generosity and give back. In the spirit of #Giving Tuesday, Walmart recently launched their Food Pantry Holiday ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Walmart’s Associates: The Heartbeat of the Company

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and one of shoppers’ favorite days: Black Friday. On Black Friday, over 15 million people will descend upon Walmarts across the nation to take advantage of holiday specials. In fact, Walmart re...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Wal-Mart and Others Answer the Challenge of Food Insecurity in African American, Latino, Elderly Communities

According to Feeding America African American households are more than twice as likely to be food insecure as white, non-Hispanic households.  More than one in three African American children (36%) live in food-insecure househ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Internet Tax Freedom Act Is More Important Than Ever

After last week’s elections, Congress has a full plate of issues to review within the coming weeks and consider putting on the backburner for the next Congress to address. However, can you name the one issue they have yet to ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Ready. Set. No: Staggering Student Loans Impede Progress

Some still living with their parents, others with multiple roommates and definitely renting, so many well-educated young people can’t move forward with their American Dream of marriage, starting a family and owning a home. Th...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan-Taking Action for Our Kids

“For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” – President Obama, 2013 State of the Union address For the past couple of months, we’ve seen our fair share of natural disasters f...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Update: Finally a Wireless Tax Break! The Re-Introduction of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) re-introduced landmark bipartisan legislation to help bring relief to the average American cell phone user. H.R. 2309 entitled the Lofgren/Franks 2013 Wireless Tax Fai...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Telemedicine, Telehealth, and now mHealth: The Technological Benefits of Mobile Health in Minority Communities

With all the mobile apps and resources available for games, entertainment and media, have you ever thought about the impact that mobile apps could have on your health? Introducing mHealth, the term used to describe the use of y...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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