09 18 2014
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The Economic Backsliding of Black America

Every politician, every news anchor and every newspaper eulogized Coretta Scott King after her Jan. 30 death, praising her commitment to civil rights. But how much attention did we pay to Mrs. King's words and actions when she was alive?
Must it only be upon the passing of our iconic leaders that we pause to grasp the depths of racial inequality around us, a real and present danger that we ignore at our own peril?
Mrs. King's commitment was not just to a narrow definition of civil rights as legal freedom from discrimination. She spoke up for economic justice and peace, both before she met her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and after his death ....


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Architects Help Natural Systems Stay Green

Vigil-Agrimis Inc.: U.S. Small Business Administration's regional Minority Small Business of the Year for 2007.    
Latino-owned and operated, Vigil Agrimis, based in Portland, specializes in planning, analysis and design of water and natural resources projects. Since Ken Vigil and Paul Agrimis formed the company in 1999, it has become a leader in providing design services in the Western United States — particularly for Oregon, Washington, and ...

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Young Business Leader to Speak

Otis Williams of  Otis Williams Limitless, Inc. will give the keynote address at the 2007 Minority Enterprise Development Week awards luncheon. He plans to talk about "Staying Motivated in Challenging Times."
Williams was adopted and raised in a low-income single parent home. His mother was his inspiration, he said.  "If she can do it, I can do it!"
Williams spent four and a half years in the U.S. Army serving as an airborne paratrooper and rose to the rank of  sergeant. After leaving the Army, Williams decided to go into banking. Despite having no ...


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