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African-American Vote in Mississippi Primary Recalls Freedom Summer

2014/07/21 – Last month in Mississippi, African-Americans voted their choice in the Republican primary election. Some pundits see it as a strategic move to select the lesser of two evils, resulting in “mainstream” incumbent Thad Cochran fending off Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. That interpretation is the default view of the pundit class, but those… Read more

2014′s America’s Promise Alliance Impact Network Leadership Opportunities

2014/07/22 – Amazing Youth Leadership Opportunities! America’s Promise Alliance is looking for a few great leaders for highly visible roles in the GradNation movement. We are currently seeking two young leaders (16-25 years old) to serve on our Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees. Each youth attends meetings in Washington, DC, acts a full voting… Read more

Senate Turns Down Charter School Expansion

2014/07/16 -  The Massachusetts Senate rejected a bill Wednesday that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and other urban communities. The House-passed measure was defeated by a 30-9 margin after senators also voted down, by a 26-13 margin, a proposal by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz that called for linking caps on charter… Read more

MSN Foundation to Honor Life & Legacy of L.C. Dorsey During Scholarship Gala August 2

2014/07/15 - Brave.  Brilliant.  Strong.  These are just some of the words that describe Dr. L.C. Dorsey, a pioneering social worker in Mississippi who made grand strides for families and communities across this state and country.  The Mary S. Nelums Foundation will honor the legacy of Dr. Dorsey during its “Spirit of Life” Tribute & Scholarship… Read more

Parents Seek Ballot Initiative to Fully Fund Public Education

2014/07/11 – Parents in area schools are requesting voter’s signatures for a ballot initiative to fully fund public education. With the help of Better Schools, Better Jobs, Initiative Measure 42 is aiming to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Becky Glover, a parent coach for the organization, told parents at a training session last… Read more

“Better Schools, Better Jobs” Working to Get More MAEP Education Funding

2014/07/11 –  A grassroots campaign was started by concerned parents and educators who realize that public education in Mississippi is under assault. Better Schools/Better Jobs is a network of parents and citizens who are committed to ensuring a quality education for every Mississippi child. The Better Schools/Better Jobs initiative is pushing the Legislature to use… Read more

Pro-Union Nissan Worker in Mississippi: The UAW-VW Vote in Chattanooga Only ‘Made Us Stronger’

2014/07/11 –  Chip Wells, 43, an 11-year veteran at the 5,200-employee Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., says the recent bad news coming out of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., did nothing to deter him and fellow pro-union Nissan workers from their campaign to join the United Auto Workers. “People think that derailed us,” says… Read more

City of Jackson AmeriCorps Recruitment OPEN NOW!

The City of Jackson AmeriCorps Program is a one year program that usually runs from Sept.1 — Aug. 30 each year.  AmeriCorps members get the benefit of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community.  Recruitment for the program is June 23 – July 18. AmeriCorps members prepare/distribute nutritious food boxes and… Read more