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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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Georgetown Students Approve Reparations Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Georgetown University could become the first college in the nation to mandate a fee to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the university nearly 200 years ago – a debate, as first reported by ABC News, that takes place against the backdrop of a broader political conversation unfolding on…

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Lauds The Links, Incorporated and Issues Voting Rights Call to Action

Noted civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis closed out Women’s HERstory Month recognizing The Links, Incorporated as a distinguished organization of outstanding community service and influence. Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated had the pleasure of meeting with Congressman Lewis in his historic and museum-like Capitol Hill…

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Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Clean drinking water. Lead paint abatement programs. Affordable energy bills. These are the day-to-day environmental justice issues that are vital to the health and financial well-being of communities – especially low-income families. But as environmental battles rage across the country, thousands of African-American children and adults are paying a…

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