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MS Sickle Cell Foundation Honors Eastern Star Grand Matron

2014/07/29 – Jackson, MS The Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation will honor a true shining star in the community during its annual “Evening with the Sickle Stars” Gala on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Country Club of Jackson. The 2014 honoree is Martha Ann B.L. Alford, Grand Matron of the Bathsheba Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star P.H.A. of Mississippi. Alford… Read more

Voting Rights for All: People With Disabilities Are Prevented From Voting

2014/07/23 - This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, during which more than a thousand volunteers went to assist African Americans in that state in their efforts to vote. From helping people prepare for literacy tests to facing angry mobs at voter registration offices, these volunteers encouraged citizens to navigate through a… Read more

Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives 1.3 Billion to Nissan

2014/07/23 - Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of “government living within its means,” is a farce. All austerity means is taking money away from public services, and giving it to private business. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways. Since 2008, Mississippi… Read more

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