The Future of Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a year when the American Petroleum Institute (API) marks its 100th anniversary, the oil and natural gas industry continues to look towards the workforce of the future nationally and globally that will emphasize the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities. API, America’s largest trade…

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NFL Broadcaster Solomon Wilcots and Emmaus Life Sciences Kick Off “Sideline Sickle Cell” Campaign during National Minority Health Month

Emmy Award-winning NFL broadcaster Solomon Wilcots and Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc recently announced the launch of Sideline Sickle Cell, an educational campaign designed to raise awareness and drive discussion about recent and future treatment innovations for sickle cell disease (SCD) among physicians, patients and their family members as well as other members of the SCD community in the…

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Lawsuit Cites Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership: Free Press and Allies Condemn FCC

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday, April 12, challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal and relaxation of several of its…

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Environmental Racism – A Quiet Killer in Black Communities

By Antoine M. Thompson  While we often hear and read about police brutality, housing and employment discrimination, there is simply inadequate media coverage of an equally destructive form of racism….environmental racism. The pollution of air, land and water are all environmental injustices that often shorten the life expectancy of Black people. This lack of attention…

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Libya Faces New Round Of Fighting With Foreign Backers 

“Why is Libya so lawless”? That was the question on the lips of some of the reporters covering the dangerous new level of confrontation facing Libyans by internal and external forces including foreign countries in Europe and the Middle East. The capital, Tripoli, is now the scene of serious fighting between rival forces as negotiations…

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Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities to showcase young artists at Artists in Bloom

For the fifth year, TD Bank will present “Artists in Bloom,” a fundraising event benefitting the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH), on Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Avenue in downtown Greenville. This unique engagement, hosted by the SCGSAH Foundation, celebrates the school’s young artists from across the state…

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The ARK Offers New Class to Teach Proactive Tools to Maintain Optimum Brain Health

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services has created a new class, “The Navigation Club,” designed to support brain health through engaging members in five important content areas: socialization, mental agility, physical activity, spirituality, and nutrition. Anyone wanting to maintain and improve their memory is encouraged to attend. This class meets weekly on Fridays, starting on…

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Now Is A Good Time For Effective Black Leadership

By Barney Blakeney SOS. Okay, I’ve got a bad case of SOS – stuck on stupid. Everywhere I turn there’s something to remind me that our community needs quality leadership. I’ve been stuck on that for a while now. A couple of weeks ago my friend former Charleston County School District media specialist Jason Sakron…

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Free cyber camp for girls at The Citadel now accepting applications

Middle and high school girls (8th – 12th grades) in the Charleston area can now apply to attend this summer’s free cyber security camp. Applications are being accepted until April 26. “GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes” will be on The Citadel’s campus from July 29 – August 2. Topics covered will include: ·         Cybersecurity concepts and principles ·         Network…

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May 2019 events and programs at Charleston County Parks

Public Contact or to Register: 843-795-4386 / www.CharlestonCountyParks.com   May Special Events   Superhero Dance Cooper River Room – 99 Harry Hallman, Jr. Blvd. Mount Pleasant, SC Wed., May 1, 6-8 p.m. People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night! Come dressed as your favorite superhero! Fee: $4 6240             Wheel…

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