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The Skanner News – New Partnership Aimed at Increasing African American Blood Donations


Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
Published: 10 October 2018

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. and the American Red Cross announced a new five-year partnership and the launch of national blood drive and educational campaign to enhance awareness about sickle cell disease and address critical blood supply needs.

The initiative will also target African-American blood donors and highlight the need for a stable supply of blood donors of African descent.

The annual goal of the campaign is to mobilize 100 blood drives targeting African-American donors across the nation, with the anticipation that upwards of 15,000 blood donations will be made. Through collaboration with community-based organizations, advocacy groups, colleges and…

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New United Way initiative aimed at reducing African American unemployment in Milwaukee area


A new initiative of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is aimed at reducing unemployment among African Americans in the Milwaukee area by 15 percent by 2025.

Gallagher and Young are charging United Way’s mission at the local and international level.

United Way’s Diversity Leadership Society announced this week it will work to tackle unemployment disparities over the next seven years by financially supporting adult education programs, advocating for laws that reduce employment barriers for non-violent offenders and researching why diverse talent leaves the region at high rates.

“Family sustaining employment is paramount in stabilizing our neighborhoods, and United Way is uniquely positioned to address this critical need,” said Joel Peterson, diversity development…

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Protest in Wilmington aimed at 'sweep' of 39 African Americans facing drug-dealing charges



The prosecution of 39 people accused of operating a sprawling drug dealing racket is being protested by the friends and family of those accused as a …
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Gilmore: Retired Omaha school counselor writes children's book aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem



“Black girls will face prejudice, discrimination and racism as they grow up,” said Peter Sealy, an African-American from Toronto who is a sociologist, …
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Black lawmakers unveil massive legislative package aimed at public schools, infrastructure


WASHINGTON — Black members of Congress unveiled a 1,300-page bill Thursday that would increase spending for public schools, invest more federal funds in infrastructure projects and restore a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of mostly Democrats, concede the legislation stands little chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, but said they wanted to lay out a blue print of their priorities for now and if Democrats win the majority in November.

“A lot of folks talk the talk when it comes to African-American communities, but few walk the walk,’’ said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., chairman of…

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Black lawmakers unveil massive legislative package aimed at public schools, infrastructure


WASHINGTON — Black members of Congress unveiled a 1,300-page bill Thursday that would increase spending for public schools, invest more federal funds in infrastructure projects and restore a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

asset not included because it is a duplicate of primary asset

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of mostly Democrats, concede the legislation stands little chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, but said they wanted to lay out a blue print of their priorities for now and if Democrats win the majority in November.

“A lot of folks talk the talk when it comes to African-American communities, but few walk the walk,’’ said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., chairman of…

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