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A group of fashion designers, writers, and visual artists meet almost every week in Mexico City to create posters, costumes, and performances. Once they figure out a “visual concept,” their art creations walk alongside thousands of protesters against the winning...
By Ayana Jones of the Philadelphia Tribune  When Matt S. Erskine, assistant secretary, U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) visited Philadelphia, he learned how the agency’s investments are spurring economic growth in the city. While touring The Enterprise Center, Erskine was...
Even if Mitt Romney continues to be painted as the “whitest,” gaffe-prone, most “out-of-touch” presidential candidate in decades by the media, campaign ads, and even his own actions, does it really matter if he can prove to provide a...
With the U.S. economy recovering from a deadly recession, education becomes more and more important for low-income families.  While cuts in education funding are reducing opportunities for middle class and poor families, AT&T has decided to make a difference...
The Top Highlights, Issues, Themes, Sayings and Sightings of the Day - July 27, 2012 1. Recovering from the National Urban League’s “White Linen Night” As many made their way to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, people were still raving...
The day before the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney provided yet another reason why he is not as prepared for the presidency as the athletes are for the Olympics. Romney’s ill-considered remarks that London...
Victor Chukwueke is close to making his dreams of becoming a surgeon true, but he's hit a bump in the road. Chukwueke, a 26 year old graduate of Wayne State University, was born in Nigeria. As a child, he...
By Kenneth Mallory and Tiffany Bain The ability of the energy industry to provide employment opportunities was discussed at the National Urban League Conference panel, “The 411 on Energy and Employment: Why Urban Communities Need to Be a Part of...
Let us know when you hear an education debate taking place on the campaign trail
It never ceases to amaze me just how political chicken can be. Earlier this year people were screaming about that the Burger King Chicken Strips commercial with Mary J. Blige was racist. A few years ago it was newscasters...