Giving Nation to continue beyond the Giving Campaign

first_img Giving Nation, the campaign set up by the Giving Campaign to promote charity in school, will continue after the Campaign closes under the auspices of the CitizenshipFoundation.The Government has pledged its support for Giving Nation to continue with funding from the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills to secure the future of the youth programme at Citizenship Foundation for afurther two years.Giving Nation says that in its first year its materials were present in overhalf of all secondary schools across the country, and more than 400 of thosetook part in the first ever G-Week in 2003. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Giving/Philanthropy The schools-based programme was designed to support the teaching of the citizenship curriculum, providing teachers with free resources that promote charitable activity,decision-making and reflection. Amanda Delew, Director of The Giving Campaign, comments: “After such a successful first year, Giving Nation is one initiative that simply has to live on. “The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charitable organisation thataims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community by educating them about society, democracy and law. The Foundation works with young people to develop their citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding.The three-year Giving Campaign is scheduled to close in June 2004, but it hopes that it will be able to hand over some of its projects to relevant organisations to ensure they continue. Giving Nation to continue beyond the Giving Campaigncenter_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

National Hubs of Expertise showcase their services at conference

first_imgThe six national Hubs have been set up as a result of the government’s multi-million pound investment in strengthening the capacity and infrastructure of the voluntary and community sector, as part of the ChangeUp strategy. The ‘ChangeUp National Hubs Conference’, held in Birmingham on the 28 March, saw the National Hubs of Expertise showcase their services and resources to the voluntary and community sector through a series of interactive workshops.Covering finance, governance, ICT, performance, volunteering and workforce the Hubs demonstrated how they can help voluntary and community organisations run more effectively in order to benefit users. Workshops included improving finance and financial procedures, governance in the 21st century, dispelling the myths of ICT, improving organisational performance, risk-management in volunteer-involving organisations and enabling effective staff learning in the workplace. Advertisement National Hubs of Expertise showcase their services at conference Howard Lake | 5 April 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  31 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Finance Management Volunteeringlast_img read more

JM Group chooses BHF as charity of the year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 October 2010 | News IT recruitment company The JM Group has chosen the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as its Charity of the Year 2010/11. The JM Group will aim to raise thousands of pounds through staff fundraising and events over the next year. This is the first time The JM Group has entered into a national charity fundraising relationship.Alan Bawden, Operations Director, at The JM Group said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to raise vital funds for the BHF but it will also give The JM Group employees the opportunity to learn more about their own heart health and how to lead a healthy lifestyle through the education campaigns run by the British Heart Foundation. Heart disease touches the lives of many people and we are delighted to be able to offer our support. It is also fitting that both BHF and The JM Group are celebrating milestone anniversaries next year with JM celebrating their 30th year and BHF their 50th anniversary.”The relationship which launched this month will involve six employees taking part in the Virgin London Marathon in April which will raise around £12,000 for the charity. There will also be office fundraising events, initiatives and activities where all employees from the JM Group can get involved including ‘Wear Red Day’ for National Heart Month and a staff Heart Health Pub Quiz amongst other activities.www.bhf.org.uk JM Group chooses BHF as charity of the year Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Marxism and insurrection’

first_imgFrom Los Angeles to BaltimoreWe reprint here excerpts from the article “Marxism and insurrection” written on May 14, 1992, by Sam Marcy, founder of Workers World Party. For the full article, go to tinyurl.com/marxism-and-insurrectionLos Angeles, 1992The brutal suppression of the Los Angeles insurrection offers a classic example of the relationship of bourgeois democracy to the capitalist state.Marxism differs from all forms of bourgeois sociology in this most fundamental way: All bourgeois social sciences are directed at covering up and concealing — sometimes in the most shameful way — the predatory class character of present-day capitalist society. Marxism, on the other hand, reveals in the clearest and sharpest manner not only the antagonisms that continually rend asunder present-day bourgeois society but also their basis — the ownership of the means of production by a handful of millionaires and billionaires.Material wealth has been vastly increasing along with the masses’ productivity of labor. But only 1 percent of the population amasses the lion’s share of what the workers produce, while a greater and greater mass is impoverished.Oppression of a whole peopleOne cannot apply Marxism to any meaningful extent without first recognizing the existence of national oppression — the oppression of a whole people by capitalist imperialism. This is one of the most characteristic features of the present world reality.The state in its essential characteristics is the organization, to quote Engels, of a “special public force” that consists not merely of armed men and women but of material appendages, prisons and repressive institutions of all kinds.Most noteworthy are the prisons — more and more of them — calculated to break the spirit of millions of the most oppressed while pretending to some mock forms of rehabilitation.In general then, the Los Angeles insurrection shows that democracy is a veil that hides the repressive character of the capitalist state.The state grows in proportion as class and national antagonisms develop. Democracy is merely a form which hides the predatory class character of the bourgeois state. Nothing so much proves this as the steady and consistent growth of militarism and the police forces in times of peace as well as war.The ruling class continually cultivates racism to keep the working class divided, in order to maintain its domination. This is as true at home as it is abroad. The forces of racism and national oppression have been deliberately stimulated by Pentagon and State Department policies all across the globe.Marxism on violenceAfter every stage in the struggle of the workers and oppressed people, there follows an ideological struggle over what methods the masses should embrace to achieve their liberation from imperialist monopoly capital. There are always those who abjure violence while minimizing the initial use of violence by the ruling class. They denounce it in words, while in deeds they really cover it up. Yes, indeed, they readily admit the verdict in the Rodney King beating was erroneous, unfair. But — and here their voices grow louder — “The masses should not have taken to the streets and taken matters into their own hands.”The Marxist view of violence flows from an altogether different concept. It first of all distinguishes between the violence of the oppressors as against the responsive violence of the masses. Just to be able to formulate it that way is a giant step forward, away from disgusting bourgeois praise for nonviolence. It never occurs to any of them to show that the masses have never made any real leap forward with the theory of nonviolence. Timidity never made it in history.Indeed, Marxists do prefer nonviolent methods if the objectives the masses seek — freedom from oppression and exploitation — can be obtained that way. But Marxism explains the historical evolution of the class struggle as well as the struggle of oppressed nations as against oppressors.As Marx put it, “force is the midwife to every great revolution.” None of the great revolutions has ever occurred without being accompanied by force and violence. And it is always the oppressor — the ruling class and the oppressing nationality — that is most congenitally prone to use force as soon as the masses raise their heads.How much real difference is there between the suppression of the Paris Commune in 1871 and that of the revolutionary rising of the masses in Los Angeles in 1992? The brutal suppression differs only in magnitude and not in essence. While it might seem that in Los Angeles national oppression alone is involved, in reality it derives from the class exploitation of the African-American masses dating back to the days of slavery.Watts and social legislationThe Watts, Detroit, Newark and other rebellions in the 1960s did win significant concessions that eventually were enacted into law. They became the basis for a temporary improvement in the economic and social situation of the oppressed people.None of the progressive legislation, up to and including affirmative action, would have been enacted had it not been for the rebellions during the 1960s and the 1970s. Yet now, almost three decades after the Watts rebellion, the masses are in greater poverty and the repression is heavier than before. The fruits of what was won have withered on the vine as racism and the deterioration of economic conditions took hold once again.Once more the bourgeois politicians attempted to mollify the masses with endless promises of improvements never destined to see the light of day. This evoked a profound revulsion among the masses. It took only an incident like the incredible verdict of the rigged jury that freed the four police officers in the Rodney King beating to ignite a storm of revolutionary protest.If revolutionary measures are ever to have any validity, doesn’t a case like this justify the people taking destiny into their own hands?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 107 – Colts and Buccaneers

first_img2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah take a dive into these NFL teams’ 2019/20 regular seasons, postseasons, draft previews, and much more in the 2019/20 NFL Exit Interview series, continuing with the next two teams on the slate: the Indianapolis Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Jack Wallace Linkedin Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TAGSball don’t lieblanket coverageexit interviewsinterviewsNFL Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts Twitter Twitter Previous articleDelay of game: MLB players living in limbo during pandemicNext articleHoroscope: April 10, 2020 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Facebooklast_img read more

March 18, 2003 to March 18, 2006: Three years after “black spring” the independent press refuses to remain in the dark

first_img News Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation May 6, 2020 Find out more News CubaAmericas RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Three years after the “Black Spring” of March 2003, Reporters Without Borders releases a new investigative report on the state of the independent Cuban press. Non-official journalism still attracts its exponents despite a new crackdown on dissidents. Reporters Without Borders urges the international community to provide moral and practical support to these independent journalists. Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en to go further On March 18, 2003, an unprecedented wave of repression broke over Cuban dissidents. For three days, ninety opponents of the regime were arrested on grounds that they were “agents of the American enemy.” Among them were twenty-seven journalists. Nearly all of them were tried under the “88 Law” of February 1999, which protects the “national independence and economy of Cuba,” and were given prison sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years. This “black spring” dealt a heavy blow to Cuba’s independent press, which had started to emerge on the island in the early 1990s with the creation of small news agencies. Since the latter’s founders and directors who had been thrown in jail, many journalists preferred to give up their profession or opt for a life of exile. Did independent journalism die out in Cuba that day? Three years after the crackdown, Reporters Without Borders wanted to take stock of the situation. Unable to send representatives to Cuba, the organization contacted journalists who were still living on the island, or in exile, members of an agency or freelancers, families of jailed dissidents and media outlets – such as Internet websites, radio stations, and publications – most of whom are based in Miami (the second largest Cuban city in the world, with close to 3 million nationals), Puerto Rico, and Madrid. Although it is difficult at present to estimate the exact number of working journalists in Cuba, and their working conditions are even more precarious in the wake of a new wave of repression that has begun to spread across the country, the unofficial Cuban press has not given up. In fact, it constitutes the top news source on the status of human rights on the island. However, its clandestine situation has forced it to be a press “from the inside for the outside”, one nearly inaccessible to those whom it covers on a daily basis. ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Related documents Cuba ReportPDF – 340.84 KB CubaAmericas Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information News Reports March 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 March 18, 2003 to March 18, 2006: Three years after “black spring” the independent press refuses to remain in the darklast_img read more

Bank of America Helps Fuel Black Innovation with Launch of the Center for Black…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Bank of America At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter ( @BofA—News ). About the Black Economic Alliance Foundation The Black Economic Alliance is a coalition of Black business leaders and allies committed to driving economic progress for the Black community with a focus on work, wages, and wealth. The BEA Foundation is the 501c3 charitable nonprofit affiliate of the Black Economic Alliance. The BEA Foundation works with leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to produce, research, and analyze data to diagnose the obstacles to Black economic mobility and prescribe practical solutions to create better access to good-paying jobs, a living wage, and wealth creation for Black people. The BEA Foundation also crafts programs that convene leaders across industries around initiatives that will produce better economic outcomes for Black people. For more information, visit: foundation.blackeconomicalliance.org. About Morehouse College Morehouse College is the only historically Black college dedicated to educating men. Founded in 1867, Morehouse is a private, liberal arts institution and the nation’s top producer of Black men who go on to receive doctorates. The College is the top producer of Rhodes Scholars among HBCUs and was named to the list of U.S. institutions that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020. As the epicenter for thought leadership on civil rights, Morehouse is committed to helping the nation address the inequities caused by institutional racism, which has created social and economic disparities for people of African descent. Prominent Morehouse alumni include: Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, Academy Award-winning American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta; Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Bakari Sellers, attorney and CNN political analyst; Randall Woodfin, elected as the youngest mayor of Birmingham in 120 years; and U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator from Georgia. For more information, visit: https://morehouse.edu. About Spelman College Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a leading liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, the College’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Spelman is the country’s leading producer of Black women who complete Ph.D.s in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The College’s status is confirmed by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Spelman No. 54 among all liberal arts colleges, No. 19 for undergraduate teaching, No. 4 for social mobility among liberal arts colleges, and No. 1 for the 14th year among historically Black colleges and universities. The Wall Street Journal ranked the College No. 3, nationally, in terms of student satisfaction. Recent initiatives include a designation by the Department of Defense as a Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM, a Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute, the first endowed queer studies chair at an HBCU, and a program to increase the number of Black women Ph.D.s in economics. New majors have been added, including documentary filmmaking and photography, and partnerships have been established with MIT’s Media Lab, the Broad Institute and the Army Research Lab for artificial intelligence and machine learning. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman, Starbucks Group President and COO Rosalind Brewer, political leader Stacey Abrams, former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna president Audrey Forbes Manley, actress and producer Latanya Richardson Jackson, global bioinformatics geneticist Janina Jeff and authors Pearl Cleage and Tayari Jones. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu. For more Bank of America news, including dividend announcements and other important information, visit the Bank of America newsroom and register for news email alerts. www.bankofamerica.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005534/en/ CONTACT: Reporters may contact: Matthew Daily, Bank of America Phone: 1.404.607.2844 [email protected] Stephanie Baez, Black Economic Alliance Phone: 1.917.518.0067 [email protected] Joseph Carlos, Morehouse College Phone: 1.404.713.0864 [email protected] Jazmyn Burton, Spelman College Phone: 1.404.798.5212 [email protected]du KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION FINANCE CONTINUING BANKING UNIVERSITY SOURCE: Bank of America Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005534/en WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNexa3D Expands Partnership with Henkel to Fast-Track New Class of Photoplastics for Higher Performance 3D PrintingNext articleBio-soluble Fiber Market to grow by $1.56 bn in 2021, ALFISO and Beijing SUPER International Trade Co. Ltd. emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Bank of America Helps Fuel Black Innovation with Launch of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Today, Bank of America, the Black Economic Alliance Foundation, Morehouse College and Spelman College announced the development of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE), the first-ever academic center of its kind to assemble, educate and empower a new class of Black entrepreneurial talent. The CBE will be located on the campuses of Spelman College and Morehouse College in southwest Atlanta. Spelman plans to house the CBE in its new academic facility, the Center for Innovation & the Arts, and Morehouse will house its CBE within a new facility on campus. Morehouse and Spelman colleges are two of the highest ranking historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Funding for the development of the CBE comes from Bank of America as part of its $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, which includes support to minority entrepreneurs, as well as a focus on education, jobs, health and housing. The CBE seeks to eliminate the access barriers among Black entrepreneurs, professional investors, and business builders by leveraging education, mentorship, access to capital and opportunity. By building on an existing culture of strong entrepreneurship programs at both Morehouse and Spelman, the CBE will help expand the ecosystem, grow the pipeline of Black innovation, and bridge the divide between the business and tech communities and next generation of Black entrepreneurs. “As an alumna of Spelman College, I know firsthand the lasting and meaningful impact the institution can make on its students and surrounding community,” said Cynthia Bowman, chief diversity & inclusion and talent acquisition officer for Bank of America. “This collective partnership will work to eliminate existing barriers by providing unique opportunities to Black entrepreneurs, ultimately fueling Black innovation and economic mobility within the next generation.” “The Center for Black Entrepreneurship will help close the opportunity gaps among industry, the investment community and Black entrepreneurs. The CBE will harness the multiplier effect of education, exposure, mentorship, access to capital and opportunity,” said David Clunie, Executive Director of the Black Economic Alliance. “The Black Economic Alliance is proud to partner with Spelman and Morehouse to bring this unique initiative to fruition, and we appreciate the anchor funding from Bank of America enabling us to launch the program. Together, we will grow a strong pipeline of Black innovators and create a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurial excellence in Atlanta and beyond.” “Morehouse’s priority is empowering leaders to impact society, including entrepreneurs of color who produce new business models, create new industries, and disrupt the status quo as innovators, inventors, and paradigm shifters,” said Dr. David A. Thomas, president of Morehouse College. “The Center for Black Entrepreneurship adds important capacity to support our work with minority-owned businesses and current or future entrepreneurs who are gaining access to capital, creating jobs, leveraging technology and developing the products and services that enhance the standard of living for us all. We are proud to partner with Spelman College, the Black Economic Alliance and Bank of America to educate and strengthen the entrepreneurs who will lead change.” “Bank of America’s gift to Spelman and Morehouse enables our institutions to create a dynamic academic experience for aspiring Black entrepreneurs. Our students will learn to build strong businesses and create wealth for their families and their communities, all while obtaining a first-rate liberal arts education,” said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman College. “We’ll hire top tier faculty, support our students financially, continue to grow co-curricular programs that offer real world experience, and offer courses online for those adults who are already in the workplace. We appreciate Bank of America for its investment in institutions that affirm identity, history and culture in developing the next generation of Black entrepreneurs.” The Center for Black Entrepreneurship The CBE is powered by $10 million in anchor funding from Bank of America, which will support the development of an academic curriculum, faculty recruitment, co-curricular programming, modernize existing facilities and the development of new physical space. In addition to the students of Spelman and Morehouse, students from Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse School of Medicine will also be able to benefit from CBE programming. Specifically, the CBE aims to teach students how to:Create a businessLaunch a start-upEvolve and translate a business conceptAcquire and/or reposition an existing businessScale promising innovations into commercially viable products or servicesConnect with venture capital firms In addition to a traditional academic curriculum, the CBE will include online courses to make parts of the curriculum accessible to a global audience to offer upskilling training to a broader adult audience. The CBE will also provide certifications in project management, data science, coding, and cybersecurity to empower Black entrepreneurs with the technological tools they need to succeed. The CBE will also explore partnerships with Atlanta-based higher education programs, the broader HBCU community and schools that have prominent national models to provide co-curricular programming. As part of its holistic programming, the CBE will invite successful entrepreneurs and leaders from venture capital, private equity and other industries as guest lecturers and mentors, helping to create a stronger ecosystem among the investment community, emerging Black talent, and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in America. The Atlanta metro area is home to 57 colleges and universities and over 100,000 Black-owned businesses, making it a hub for Black students and entrepreneurs. Despite being the 9 th largest metro area in the country, there is a significant disconnect between venture capital firms, which are traditionally West Coast-based, and emerging Black student entrepreneurs who are disproportionately located on the East Coast and in the South. Bank of America recently announced it is investing $150 million in 40 private funds focused on minority entrepreneurs as part of its efforts to address the persistent gap in access to growth capital for minority-led businesses, which included Fearless Fund, based in Atlanta. Other recent Bank of America announcements focused on racial equality, diversity and inclusion and economic opportunity include:Announced Investments in 40 Private Funds Focused on Minority Entrepreneurs for Approximately $150 MillionDirected More Than $13 Million to Native American Communities Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus in 2020Joined CVS Health to Fund and Deliver Free Flu Vaccine Vouchers21 Higher Education Institutions receive $1 Million Each as Part of $25 Million Jobs InitiativeTen Completed Equity Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institution Banks$2 billion Equality Progress Sustainability Bond.Universal ESG Reporting; International Business Council of World Economic Forum.Top Global Bank on Fortune “Change the World” List.Increasing representation of diverse asset managers across the industry.Expanding support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America with $1 million grant to support educational programs.Committing $100,000 to Athena Alliance to support underrepresented women.Partnership with iHeartMedia to bring first-of-its-kind national audio news service to the Black community.Smithsonian announces “Race, Community and Our Shared Future” initiative, Bank of America commits $25 million.$1 Billion, four-year commitment to support economic opportunity initiatives.Committing $250 million in capital and $10 million in philanthropic grants to CDFIs. 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Halls should be hired to enable schools reopen safely – Scally

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Halls should be hired to enable schools reopen safely – Scally Facebook Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleTalks on reopening special schools ‘could have been dealt with better’Next articleDoing away with Northern Ireland protocol ‘unrealistic’ News Highland Twittercenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 3, 2021 Google+ Professor Gabriel Scally says conference centres and halls should be hired to enable schools to reopen safely.There’s no clear timeline for when mainstream schools will reopen, although the current restrictions do allow for it.Public health expert, Professor Scally, says some measures need to be taken for that to happen:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/scally10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestlast_img read more

Vandals target Barry Brodd’s former home after testimony in Derek Chauvin’s defense

first_imgSanta Rosa Police Department via Facebook(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — The former Northern California home of an expert police use-of-force witness who testified last week for the defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial was targeted over the weekend by vandals, police said.Police in Santa Rosa, California, said the vandalism occurred early Saturday morning at the former home of Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa Police Department training officer, who moved out of the residence several years ago and no longer lives in the state.“Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted,” Santa Rosa police said in a statement.Police were called to the home just after 3 a.m. by the new homeowners, who told officers they were awakened by a group of people dressed all in black, who threw a severed pig’s head on their front porch and splattered blood on the front of their house, officials said.“It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the police statement reads.About 45 minutes later, a statue of a giant hand outside the Santa Rosa Plaza shopping mall was also found coated in blood, police said. The vandals also left a sign in front of the statue that included a picture of a pig and the words “Oink Oink,” police said.“The suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the house,” the police statement reads.Brodd, a consultant on police practices and use of force, testified Tuesday as a paid expert witness for the defense.He testified that his review of the evidence in the high-profile case led him to the opinion that the type of force Chauvin used on George Floyd was justified and that the former Minneapolis police officer “was acting with objective reasonableness following Minneapolis Police Department policy and current standards of law enforcement in his interactions with Mr. Floyd.”Brodd’s opinion countered several Minneapolis Police Department use-of-force trainers and top department officials who testified that the amount of force Chauvin used on Floyd was excessive, unnecessary and not written anywhere in the agency’s policies and practices.“That action is not de-escalation,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified during the trial, which heads into closing arguments on Monday. “And when we talk about the framework of our sanctity of life and when we talk about our principles and the values that we have, that action goes contrary to what we are talking about.”Brodd testified that his career as a police officer spanned 29 years, the majority of it with the Santa Rosa Police Department.Following Brodd’s appearance at the Chauvin trial, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro issued a statement slamming the testimony.“Mr. Brodd’s comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department,” Navarro said in his statement, adding that Brodd has not worked for his agency since 2004.Brodd could not be reached on Sunday for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more