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Friday | Breitbart.com

Prof: IT Industry at War with Middle Class

Dr. Ron Hira, professor of public policy at Howard University, argued that the tech industry supports executive action by President Obama on illegal immigration in order to depress wages, which he stated amounts to a war on the middle class on Thursday's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on the Fox Business Network. Hira said that the claimed shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics workers is refuted by the lack of increase in STEM wages.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Friday Sep 12 | Lincoln Times-News

Health Department welcomes new doctor

The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Friday Sep 12 | BroadwayWorld.com

Frenchie Davis Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/28

Grammy nominated singer Frenchie Davis - star of NBC's "The Voice" and Broadway - will share her repertoire of soulful sounds at Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performances only - Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 - $40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.ticketweb.com . Located within Hotel Nikko , Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting.

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Related Topix: The Voice, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Frenchie Davis, Los Angeles, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Woman shot during protest says police have yet to speak to her

Mya Aaten-White said she was walking down West Florissant August 12 when she was shot in the head. Aaten-White said she was walking back to her car when the shooting occurred.

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Related Topix: Florissant, MO, Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

WUSA-TV Washington

Local researcher stumbles upon possible Ebola treatment

The Russian-born scientist came to Howard University's campus 14-years ago as an HIV researcher. His focus was on why patients with Sickle Cell Disease, even after numerous blood transfusions, appeared to be immune or resistant to HIV Aids compared to the general population.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

ScienceBlogs

Andrea Kidd-Taylor: Public health leader, worker safety advocate, justice seeker

The public health community is mourning the loss of Andrea Kidd-Taylor, DrPH, MSPH, 59 , who died on September 1 from cancer. Celebrations of her life were held on September 8-9 in Randallstown, MD.

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Related Topix: 9, Randallstown, MD, Environmental Law, Law, OSHA, UMass Lowell

Wed Sep 10, 2014

TheNewspaper

DC Speed Cameras Have Not Improved Traffic Safety

Washington, DC has been using speed cameras for more than a decade, but traffic safety has not improved. The city's private vendors have mailed more than 7 million photo tickets and collected a half-billion dollars in revenue, injury accidents have not declined as they have throughout the rest of the country.

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Our Time Press

Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 "We Will Not Go Back" Verrazano Bridge caravan to the Staten Island District Attorney's office in protest of the choke hold homicide of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD and more than a week of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown while his hands we in the air in the universal sign of surrender.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

PhysOrg Weblog

Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learning

The experiments used various methods to test how well 19-month-old infants, from neighborhoods of varying diversity, could learn new tasks from a non-English speaker. Credit: Lauren Howard/University of Chicago Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. Animal Watch

These cases were handled by the Washington Humane Society, which operates its shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, and the District's, at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For information or assistance, call 202-723-5730 or go to www.washhumane.org .

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Black Enterprise

American Association of Rhode Scholars to Hold Interment Ceremony for Alain Locke

Referred to as the father of the Harlem Renaissance, Alain Leroy Locke is the first African American to become a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. His academic leadership and efforts to highlight black culture has made him a prominent figure in history, and in 2007 the Association of American Rhode Scholars partnered with Howard University to plan a symposium on the centenary of the election of Alain Locke as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Related Topix: African-American

The Washington Post

Marchers for Michael Brown do more than just turn heads on Black Broadway

At 7 p.m. on Saturday night, "'Hands up, don't shoot!' buttons, one dollar!" were the chants you heard outside of the 10th Street exit of the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo. There, college students, random citizens, members of the National Black United Front , the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the D.C. Statehood Green Party were gathering, ready to follow the lead of one man: Eugene Puryear.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Chinatown (Washington, DC), Anacostia (Washington, DC)

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Daily Republic

College fair brings schools to students

Both are local high school students who came Monday night to Mount Calvary's Historically Black College and University Fair to set the path for those future goals. Miller, 16, a junior at Vacaville High School, is looking at schools with strong track and field programs in the South and would like to go into nursing and sports medicine.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Spelman College, Virginia State University, Xavier University, Huston-Tillotson University

WGRE-FM Greencastle

DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College...

DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year. The organization announced today that DePauw and Spelman each have 20 graduates in TFA's 2014 corps.

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Related Topix: DePauw University, Spelman College, Washington DC

Christian Newswire

Derrick 'Doc' Pearson features the late Al Johnson on 'It's Alright'

IAM Music Company announces the release of Derrick "Doc" Pearson's tribute album for his friend and soul music legend Mr. Al Johnson titled "It's Alright". "It's Alright" Hot Shot debuted in Top 20 of Billboard's Gospel Album Chart for the week of 9/13.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

CBS to Air Interfaith Special CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, 10/5

CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, a CBS Interfaith Special, looks at how the faith community is helping returning citizens and their family members put their lives back together after incarceration. This special broadcast will be on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Oct. 5 .

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons

The Baltimore Sun

UB could stop enrolling freshmen and sophomores

Kurt Schmoke: University of Baltimore Age: 64 Work highlights: dean of Howard University School of Law, 2003-2012, now interim provost and general counsel; partner in law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., 1999-2003; mayor of Baltimore, 1987-1999; state's attorney for Baltimore City, 1982-1987; Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, 1978-1981; assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff, 1977-1978; attorney with the Piper and Marbury Law Firm, 1976-1977 and 1981-1982 Education: undergraduate degree in history from Yale University, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

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Related Topix: University of Baltimore, Yale University

WLOS

UNC board elects new chancellor for ECSU

A statement from the University of North Carolina system said the UNC Board of Governors elected the Boston native during a special meeting Thursday. Jones succeeds Charles Becton, who had served as interim chancellor at the historically black college for the last 13 months.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Buncombe County, NC

Washington Times

a Uptowna Shawa s rebirth heralds good dining in September

Shaw , originally just called "Uptown," is one of Washington's oldest neighborhoods and now is becoming one of its hottest - a good example of how food can help transform a neighborhood. Restaurants give a neighborhood its personality, if not exactly its soul, and Shaw is no exception.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Shaw (Washington, DC), Life, Food, Dining, Ledroit Park (Washington, DC)

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sacramento Charter High leads the pack of most students taking the SAT

In a college-prep computer lab at Sacramento Charter High School, 17-year-old senior Tonkalya Rogers was online last week planning for college. She said she plans to apply to Howard University in Washington, D.C., in hopes of becoming a prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Sacramento, CA, Cal State Sacramento

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