All posts for the month August, 2015
One black-owned bank helped build the city’s African-American middle class — until the hurricane destroyed much more than their homes.
Source: Why New Orleans’s Black Residents Are Still Underwater After Katrina
Really? Google filed a patent for new technology to identify & track potholes on the streets of the United States: http://t.co/YcY4hw9b5k
@civilrightsorg: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” —
Woman’s Equality day: women still receive the short end of the economic stick. Women of color in particular are being impacted by pay inequality at a tremendous rate.
Equal pay protections are incredibly important for women in our state, and here’s why:
Women make an average $0.66 cents for every $1 a man earns in our state.
A recent report found that if we keep up our current practices, Louisiana will not achieve pay equity for women until the year 2106.
Louisiana women are paid an average of $15,600 less than Louisiana men annually.
The gender pay gap in Louisiana is the second largest in the coun
Today is Women’s Equality Day. From winning the right to vote 95 years ago to celebrating the first women graduating Army Ranger school five days ago, the Louisiana Progress team is taking a moment to reflect on all that women have accomplished over the past century.
Over the years, courageous women have taken a stand risking their livelihood, their families, and far too often their very lives so that future generations of women and girls could enjoy freedoms that they would never know. Women’s Equality Day calls us to honor those “sheroes” and continue the fight for full equality for women.
WATCH MY SON, JULIAN JONES AS HE WILL BE FEATURED AT…8pm EST; 7 PM CST- on BET TONIGHT! Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell In High Water Katrina 10 Years Later: ….will mark the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with the BET News special Katrina 10 Years Later. The documentary features award-winning actor Wendell Pierce
Do you know how many people move into a property – particularly commercial without a realtor? There is toooo much you do not know- too many legal clauses with gray areas? Why take that risk?
Julian Bond (75), a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning.
The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Morehouse College student, Bond helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and as its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation’s landmark civil rights laws.
Bond later served as board chairman of the 500,000-member NAACP for 10 years but declined to run again for another one-year term in 2010. The SPLC said Bond was a “visionary” and “tireless champion” for civil and human rights. “With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice,” SPLC co-founder Morris Dees said in a statement. “He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all.” Bond also served in the Georgia state legislature and was a professor at American University and the University of Virginia. Read more at : http://news.yahoo.com/longtime-civil-rights-activist-bond-dead-75-064052510–politics.html