10 25 2014
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ROYAL ROSARIANS RECOGNIZE CRAIG FONDREN OF SABIN CDC AS A NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR
Craig Fondren of Sabin Community Development was honored this week by the Skanner News Group and the Royal Rosarians as one of eight Newsmakers of the Year, at the annual Royal Rosarian Newsmakers' Awards Banquet at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel. Eight awards recipients were nominated by Portland-area media outlets, and their stories were told in words and pictures by the local news anchors, editors and reporters who first publicized their deeds. The Skanner News also bestowed Fondren and the Sabin CDC with our Drum Major for Justice Award in January .… To read the whole story click here 


COULD WISCONSIN PROTESTS OVER UNIONS RIGHTS HAPPEN IN WASHINGTON OR OREGON
The weeks of angry protest and heated controversy in Wisconsin have sparked a national debate over the role of public sector unions and whether mandatory collective bargaining contributes to massive increases in spending, rising taxes and chronic budget deficits. With our state facing its own $4.5 billion deficit, the question naturally arises, could Wisconsin-style collective bargaining protests happen here? It's entirely possible – because Washington already has the same kind of collective bargaining system in place … For all the information click here


BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINS TOO HIGH
Even though the unemployment rate in the United States is finally beginning to inch downward, the painful truth is that African American unemployment continues to remain at a crisis level. While the overall economic forecast appears to be improving each month for the last year, the official national unemployment for the first time in more than two years is at 8.9 percent. There are more than 13.7 million unemployed persons in the United States, as of this month. But, Black American unemployment persists in double digits above 15.3 percent … To check the details click here


TEARS, SHOUTS AS TERROR HEARING BECOMES POLITICAL
Congress pushed deep into a raw and emotional debate Thursday over American Muslims who have committed terrorist attacks in the name of religion, in a hearing punctuated by tearful testimony, angry recriminations and political theater. Republican Rep. Peter King declared U.S. Muslims are doing too little to help fight terror in America. Democrats warned of inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment and energizing al-Qaida. Framed by photos of the burning World Trade Center and Pentagon, the families of two young men blamed the Islamic community for inspiring young men to commit terrorism … To read all about it click here

       

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