You don't have to be a lawyer to get public records from government agencies, but it helps to know a little about the law. Here's a brief guide to requesting data.
Community Action Organization
73 percent of the Erie County Department of Health clinic patients come from zip codes in the City of Buffalo. Within these zip codes, the socioeconomic status is much lower than the county as a whole, leading to significantly poorer health outcomes. Where poverty is most prevalent, poor health outcomes are the greatest.
AHA, American Organization of Nurse Executives launch search for top nursing exec
The groups are seeking an executive who can fill two positions: CEO at AONE and chief nursing officer at AHA.
African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for African-American Entrepreneurs
By Angela Wills Tony Elumelu, an attributed philanthropist and African billionaire, is a stellar businessman with specialized training in economics, seeking to change the economic standing of those in the African-American community. Elumelu chairs Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, and is also the founder of the esteemed Toney Elumelu Foundation. In 2014, Elumelu, along with other prominent American …
We stand at a decisive moment on Silent Sam. We should not be afraid.
In deciding the future of Silent Sam, the university — and the people of North Carolina — have an opportunity to advance the unfinished work of Emancipation.
How 'The Defender' both reported and made history in the African-American community.
The Defender was an essential community institution that shaped black ideas, politics and social life.
Decisive Road to Simple Why: Five books for association reading
Over the summer, I’ve read five outstanding books that should be on every reading list of association executives, association professional...
Sample Requests: What Is Reasonable?
Terry Ramsay - April 23, 2018 Q A DISTRIBUTOR ASKS: Does anyone have a policy that specifies how samples and the associated freight charges are handled? We’re seeing more and more customers who ask for samples of products (sometimes expensive ones) but then don’t order the item. How do other companies manage this? I want to put together a consistent response to customer requests that is polite but helps reduce our costs and exposure A At The Ohio Art Company, w e create…
How to Request an In-District Meeting
With JBANC’s Baltic Advocacy Week less than a week away, now is the time to reach out to your Representative’s office. Please refer to this guide if you have any questions about how to set up a me…
Why Organizations Don’t Learn
Our traditional obsessions—success, taking action, fitting in, and relying on experts—undermine continuous improvement.
How To Maximize Your Experience At National Museum Of African-American History And Culture
The new Smithsonian museum - the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), officially opened over the weekend. The dedication brought out community leaders and members of all ages and from various walks of life. In a flurry of excitement, the beautiful, bronze structure was dedicated hours before opening its doors for the first…
I'm an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives.
Why a Jewish Organization Is Suing to Stop the Muslim Ban
I cringed when I heard the Trump campaign and administration start using “territory” as a euphemism for “religion.”It wasn’t just the thinly veiled attempt to institute a Muslim ban by another name. Sure, barring travelers from seven majority Muslim countries with an exception for religious minorities is pretty brazen, but so is the president going on television and saying we need to protect Christians more than…
What Rule Changes Should Broadcasters be Requesting?
It is not every year that the FCC seriously asks broadcasters for suggestions as to what rules it should abolish or modify, but that is exactly what the FC
Mike Glenn, 10-Year NBA Veteran, Touring Country With Exhibit About African-American Pioneers
Take Action to Protect Bears Ears
At the request of two uranium-mining companies, the U.S. Department of Commerce is considering asking President Trump to impose uranium mining quotas.Artificially inflated prices would make Bears Ears mining claims more valuable. Please take action and urge them not to recommend these quotas.
CCA Governmental Affairs
I'm envisioning these updates to be quasi informal with a more formalized update provided at the end of each month My intention is to provide you with not only the substance of our efforts on the legislative and political fronts but also provide you a window into what the process is and how it works. It's a nuanced process, and although it's been said politics is like sausage in that you don't want to see it being made, I think we can all…
Richer Than Oprah: How The Nation's Wealthiest African-American Conquered Tech And Wall Street
The American Dream is alive and well on Wall Street thanks to Robert Smith, the richest black person in America, who has figured out a way to reengineer both private equity and enterprise software--and used this secret playbook to build a $4.4 billion fortune.
Boston Names Its First African-American Police Commish as Top Cop Evans Heads to BC
Gross Comings and Goings ... William Gross will become Boston's first African-American police commissioner on Aug. 5, succeeding William B. Evans, who is leaving the department after 39 years to become executive director of public safety at Boston College. The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education named Tim DelGiudice to be its new chair, succeeding William Folks. The ...
Organizational and Program Changes in youthCONNECT: What Happened and Why
youthCONNECT is a collaboration of government, philanthropy, nonprofits, and evaluators aiming to improve opportunities for low-income youth (14-24) in the National Capital Region. The project was initiated by Venture Philanthropy Partners. This document summarizes Child Trends’ evaluation of youthCONNECT.