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Archive for August 22nd, 2013

George Koo: Japan Stands in the Way of China-U.S. Relations

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 Japan Stands in the Way of China-U.S. Relations

New America Media

By George Koo

Commentary

How will Japan’s recent policy shift to offensive weaponry affect the U.S.-China ongoing dialogue between their respective defense chiefs?

General Chang Wanquan’s visit to the US this week as minister of defense is the latest of a continuing series of exchanges between China and the U.S, aimed at building trust between the military of both countries. Both sides agree that sharing information and discussing issues of common interests will enhance understanding and cooperation.

Whether meeting on common grounds will lead to recognition and mutual respect for the differences still outstanding between the two counties remains unanswered. Moreover, aside from existing differences that have bedeviled the bilateral relations, a new development has come to the fore: Japan’s pronounced shift to militarism.

The newly elected Abe government, elected on a platform of nationalism, is threatening to revise Japan’s constitution and disavow the peace covenants that were inserted to remind the people of Japan of the atrocities committed by their military–hideous acts of inhumanity that repelled the people in Asia. At the end of WWII, Japan was to never again mount offensive military capabilities but limit to pacifist self-defense forces.

The Abe government picked August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, to launch a new super destroyer, named “Izumo,” big enough to launch helicopters and, with a bit of modification, fighter planes. The deck was festooned with the war flag of the old imperial army and the helicopters were emblazoned with the number 731.

Much of the symbolism associated with this launch went over the heads of the American public but certainly had the desired affect by arousing the anger of the people in China.

Japan’s official position has always been to point to Hiroshima as a reminder to the Japanese people that they were victims of WWII and American aggression, contrary to the idea that Japan was the aggressor.

Unit 731 was the secret research station located in the outskirts of Harbin where live human beings were subject to injections of toxins such as bubonic plague and anthrax and then cut open while alive to monitor progress of the ravages of the diseases—all without administration of anesthesia. Use of anesthesia, the reasoning went, may distort the test results of the trial weapons of germ warfare.

The victims of these biological experiments were not just Chinese civilians but included American POWs captured from the Bataan death march in Philippines. In the waning days of the War, most of the biological testing camp was destroyed.

General Shiro Ishii, the commandant of Unit 731, secretly negotiated with the American occupation force to turn over the research data in exchange for escaping from prosecution for himself and his research team. The Americans accepted Ishii’s terms and thus the activities of Unit 731 were never exposed to the limelight of a military tribunal and prosecution.

Thanks to Ishii and America complicity, members of his research team died of natural causes and never felt the sting of having to explain their heinous activity and the disgrace of public condemnation; some even walked tall in their post-war careers as respected members of society.

The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended the war was just a bit too soon for Ishii. He was experimenting with the use of high altitude balloons to drop germ-laden bombs on the west coast of the U.S. Had he succeeded, America would surely not be so ready to forget Japan’s role in the war.

President Obama likes to tell despots that they are standing on the wrong side of history. In siding with Japan on any disputes Japan has with China, the U.S. is clearly on the wrong side and perhaps the blind side of history.

Hard to know if General Chang would have the opportunity to discuss with the Secretary Hagel of the significantly different attitude about Japan between China and the U.S. America has been quick to forgive Japan but China could not because Japan has yet to own up to their role in the war and make a heart felt apology and amends.

China and the U.S. were wartime allies when Japan was the mortal enemy. Japan should not now become an obstacle to China and the U.S. becoming partners to world peace.

Dr. George Koo is a retired international business consultant and a contributor to New America Media.

Madigan: Illinois receives over $2 billion in relief from National Foreclosure Settlement

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

Settlement Funding Supports Direct Homeowner Relief, Awards for Foreclosure Prevention and Community Revitalization Programs

 
CHICAGO, IL — Illinois Attorney General Madigan reported Illinois homeowners and assistance organizations have received more than $2 billion in total relief under the national foreclosure settlement, according to results in the latest progress report by the settlement’s independent monitor.    
 
As of June 2013, Madigan said, 26,251 Illinois consumers have received approximately $1.88 billion in direct relief under the settlement, with an average of $71,600 in direct assistance per borrower, through principal reductions and refinancing for underwater loans. Significantly, of those receiving assistance in Illinois, more than 3,600 homeowners received first-lien principal reductions averaging $116,557.
 
In addition to the direct relief to borrowers who are underwater or behind on their loans, nearly 30,000 Illinois borrowers whose mortgages were serviced by the settlement’s five banks but later lost their homes to foreclosure will receive $43.3 million in relief payments under the settlement. Finally, Madigan said, approximately $95 million in settlement funding has been distributed to organizations in Illinois committed to foreclosure prevention and community revitalization.
 
“The national foreclosure settlement has brought many forms of assistance to Illinois homeowners who continue to struggle in the wake of the foreclosure crisis,” Madigan said. “Whether through loan refinancing for borrowers, assistance for those who lost their homes or funding for organizations seeking to renovate vacant properties, we are working on many fronts to restore communities devastated by this crisis.”
 
 The funding stems from the $25 billion national settlement announced last year by Madigan, 48 states and the U.S. Department of Justice with the nation’s five largest bank mortgage servicers – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Bank, formerly GMAC – to address allegations of widespread “robo-signing” of foreclosure documents and other fraudulent practices banks employed while servicing loans of struggling homeowners.
 
For homeowners with more questions about the national settlement, they should contact Madigan’s Homeowner’s Helpline at 866-544-7151, or visit her website, www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/bankforeclosuresettlement.html. Borrowers also can visit www.NationalForeclosureSettlement.com.

National Black Church Initiative, Area Pastors to hold News Conference urging Congregations to Join March on Washington

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The National Black Church Initiative in Washington, DC and area pastors will hold a press conference today to  promote the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington sponsored by the National Black Church Initiative in Washington, DC.

The Press Conference will be held today, Aug. 22, 1 p.m., at Freedom Plaza (across the street from DC City Hall)

We are urging all local congregations and Pastors of all faiths to join the children of Freedom at the Rally on the Mall this Saturday. This is a time for all Americans to come together and celebration our hard fought freedom through the civil rights movement, said NBCI.

Please tell all of your friends.

Wheeling Residents Will March To Village President, Delivering A Lettering Pleading To Stay and Not Be Displaced

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

WHEELING, IL – Father Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission and trailer home residents spearheaded a fast and camp out that took place last evening, extending to the early morning. Participants included children and adults.

For several months now residents of Fox Point trailer homes have been harassed for alleged damage to their homes this past April from a severe storm.

On Thursday afternoon, residents and children will march from the mobile complex to Village Hall delivering a letter to Village president Dean Argiriz  demanding he not destroy their homes for economic development and for residents to stay in their Wheeling mobile homes. After delivering the letter residents will hold a Press Conference at 2 Community Boulevard Wheeling, IL 60090.

March to Wheeling village hall, Thursday, August 22, 2013

Time: Start 12:00 p.m. Fox Point Complex marching to a press conference at 12:45 p.m. at Village Hall

March from Fox Point (573 S Milwaukee Avenue 60090) to Wheeling Village Hall  (2 Community Boulevard Wheeling, IL 60090)

“Our community is a very a special community. We are asking Dean Argiriz to please not pull us apart,” said Javier Barrera a Fox Point resident.

For more information, contact:
Javier Barrera
847-345-6263

Johathan Manrique
224-623-3684

Detroit Ethnic Media Tell Different Story — Immigrants Key to Revival

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Detroit Ethnic Media Tell Different Story -- Immigrants Key to Revival

 

New America Media

by Anthony Advincula

 

NEW YORK — Since Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history last month, ethnic media publishers and editors have found a common thread among their communities: despite the dire economic challenges, ethnic communities remain resilient and hopeful, looking for opportunities amid the turmoil.

Detroit’s bankruptcy has brought huge disruptions – a spike in unemployment in a city that already has a jobless rate that is more than double the national average of 7.6 percent; plummeting property values; cutbacks in city services such as dispatch system for fire, police and ambulance; and an uncertain business climate that could hamper future investments.

But, despite the woes, ethnic media journalists and publishers said that many immigrants see opportunities in the city, and that they are pursuing their American Dream, while helping to revitalize the city.

“Everyone could feel the pain,” said Tack Yong Kim, publisher and executive editor of the Michigan Korean Weekly. “And yet if we flip the coin, we see an opportunity for investments.”

Kim’s newspaper has reported on the impact of bankruptcy on small- to medium-size Korean businesses in Detroit, looking at how they have found creative ways to survive. The paper, for example, ran a story on Korean-owned wig and beauty shops expanding their clientele to other ethnic groups, as African Americans, who make up their customer base, are leaving the city.

Most Korean business owners — about 300 of them in the Detroit metropolitan area — would like to stay and turn the crisis into new ventures, Kim said.

“They live here; they are not going anywhere,” he added. “There are many abandoned areas, but that opens the door to create a business zone, with cheap land and labor. We definitely have room for improvement.”

There are about 40,000 Koreans living in metro Detroit. In Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties alone, the combined Asian American population spiked about 37 percent, from 100,792 to 138,075 between 2000 and 2010, according to the latest U.S. Census.

Elias Gutierrez, president and editor of Latino Press, a bilingual weekly, believes that while many residents already left Detroit, Latino immigrants continue to come, replenishing the lost population.

Gutierrez said that Latinos, many of whom work in surrounding plants and factories, are part of “the solution” to the future of Detroit. And, with the growing Latino population, he noted, his community has a significant voting bloc to potentially change Detroit’s political landscape.

While Detroit’s population has gone down by about 26 percent, the Latino population, particularly in the southeast side of the city, known as the “Mexicantown,” continues to rise, along with Latino-owned businesses.

Over the last two decades, according to census data, Detroit’s Latino population nearly doubled to 50,000 in 2010. Latinos in the city are also fairly young, with a median age of 24.

According to an Associated Press report, more than $200 million in the past 15 years has been invested in “Mexicantown,” a few miles from downtown Detroit. This investment has attracted more restaurants, retail stores, and new residential buildings, including an $11 million condominium development.

Gutierrez regretted that Latinos, despite their growing population, still do not have a political voice in the city. “We don’t even have a Hispanic representative in the council, and they [officials] don’t even [see] that as an option.”

He said Latinos in Detroit opposed the decision by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to file for bankruptcy. The decision to file for bankruptcy, Gutierrez said, may have been different if the city had a Latino representative.

A boon in a time of bankruptcy

In the Arab-American community, some view the city’s bankruptcy filing as the right time to acquire properties, as real estate prices have plummeted in recent years.

“I have seen Arab immigrants buying houses,” said Rasheed Alnozili, publisher of the monthly Yemeni American News. “You can get a house for $10,000. I have friends and relatives who even bought four houses and lots.”

Arab Americans make up at least 200,000 of metro Detroit’s population, and produces almost $8 billion in salaries and earnings, according to a 2007 Wayne State University study.

Over the last decade, an influx of Arab immigrants into Detroit has boosted businesses such as gas stations, liquor stores, apparel and convenience shops. A 2010 report of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce found that more than 15,000 businesses in metro Detroit are owned by Arab Americans.

“Those kind of investments that immigrants are doing here would help Detroit’s fast recovery,” Alnozili added. “The abandoned lots could be turned into a more decent housing or commercial space.”

Gina Steward, publisher and editor of the Telegram, a weekly publication that serves the African American community, said that in the black community, many are coming back to Detroit.

“Although bankruptcy seems so final, there are training opportunities out there, and African Americans are taking advantage of them,” said Steward. “They are now taking classes to improve their chance of getting a job.”

The Telegram has been covering “the reactions and thoughts in the black community and what can be done” in the time of bankruptcy. Many African Americans, according to Steward, do not agree that the last resort for the city was to file for Chapter 9.

“A lot [of people] in the [African American] community are not working because they just don’t have the skill set that is required. Now they are taking classes,” Steward said. “I just hope that companies here would stop bringing their own workers with them when they set up their business and would start offering it to local residents.”

Emergency protest against chemical weapons in Syria this Saturday

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
President Obama’s red line has been crossed yet again; more than 1,400 civilians have fallen victim to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in the suburbs of Damascus. The overwhelming majority of the victims were children who suffered from fatal asphyxiation.
 
Concerned Chicago residents will rally in solidarity with the victims of this chemical massacre and protest against the barbaric Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on its own people. Hundreds of protesters expected to attend.

Location: Congress and Michigan
Date: Aug. 24
Time: 4-6 p.m.
 
For more information, contact Mohammed Alzoubi at 708-224-8804.

Tony Award Winner Melba Moore and T’Keyah Crystal Keymah Star in Darryl Reuben Hall’s “Frat House” at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Jacksonville, FL (BlackNews.com) — 4-time Grammy nominee Melba Moore stars in Darryl Reuben Hall’s FRAT HOUSE at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival October 4-5. Melba Moore, who won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Purlie, will play the role of President Johns in this Gospel musical spin on the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

FRAT HOUSE will also feature stage and screen’s T’ Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color, That’s So Raven, and Cosby) in the role of Officer Brendetta and Broadway performer Darryl Reuben Hall (NYCO’s Porgy and Bess) who plays Dean Upton.

Thomas, the son of a pastor, leaves home to attend college and pledges a fraternity against his father’s advice. Celebrating the richness of African-American college life and the traditions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Darryl Reuben Hall’s FRAT HOUSE brings college life to the stage in this family oriented raucous comedy that explores the bond between brothers – their joys, triumphs, pain, and sorrow!

CRITICS LOVE FRAT HOUSE: “Impressively choreographed, energetic, and lots of fun. And the concluding gospel finale that followed brought down the house,” says Entertaining U/ Alun Montgomery

FRAT HOUSE will perform: Friday, October 4 at 10pm. and Saturday, October 5 at 2pm at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center 3181 Rainbow Drive in historic Decatur, GA. Admission: $20.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.AtlantaBTF.org, www.stageaurora.org or call (650) 440-PLAY or (904) 765-7372.

 

Trayvon Martin was Walking Home – Part II

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
By Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Judged… Convicted… Executed…P ro-fil-ing:

1. The use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling.

2. The use of these characteristics to determine whether a person may be engaged in illegal activity, as in racial profiling.

The trial of George Zimmerman, which really turned out to be the trial of Trayvon Martin, only proved the power of prejudice and cultural ambiguity. When we fail to recognize our own blindness to preconceived notions on limited information, we wind up with the wrong conclusions. Remember the poem, The Blind Men and the Elephant? The last words of the poem sum up the jury’s social disabilities.

And so these men of Indostan,
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

The jury could not get past their preconceived fears and perceptions and were thus willing to believe an account which conformed to their prejudices. The grey areas of the case were filled in with these misnomers. One thing was clear: the incident was provoked by George Zimmerman, and thus he should have to prove without a shadow of doubt, Trayvon attacked him. That was not done.

In the state of New Jersey, a fellow African-American Pastor and friend, led a courageous and relevant campaign to end racial profiling by the state police. The Rev. Reginald Jackson, of Orange, New Jersey, often noted the New Jersey Turnpike was beleaguered with the plague of racial profiling. State police officers were targeting people of color so much so the term “driving while Black” was coined. Why? It was discovered that the drug trafficking criminals were using the turnpike as the main transport for drugs. State Troopers suspected that it would be mostly African-Americans who were involved in this scheme. Results? An extraordinary number of African-Americans were being pulled over and cars searched without cause other than their suspicions, and being African-American. Their prejudice caused them to surmise that if ‘we detain enough African-Americans, we are bound to find the drugs simply because, in our view, it is African-Americans who are the culprits’.

Profiling is essential in crime prevention. If you don’t profile you won’t apprehend the criminal with any degree of sufficiency. Profiling is also a natural means to determine the identity and pattern of an offender. Profiling is used by merchants who market their products with the sole purpose of profit. Yet, we must not let profiling, and our bias, paint with a broad brush a whole society of people, and then act indiscriminately with the assumption of those persons being guilty. It is exceedingly dangerous when armed individuals act as vigilantes without proper instruction and training. To assume a minuscule percentage of a specific part of society is the character of all that society is ridiculous. To use that jaded analysis, and then superimpose the worst of those persons, upon all the others – as the standard of all other persons of their ethnicity – then target them, and in so doing, impede their civil rights, is patently racist. The African-American community is outraged, and rightfully so, over the targeting of Trayvon Martin, or the racial profiling, of Trayvon Martin. I rarely agree – if ever – with the president, but his comments were accurate when he said, “If the roles were reversed would the verdict been the same?”

Yet the evidence in the Trayvon Martin case is not as conclusive nor as clear as the evidence targeting or “racial profiling” by the Abortion industry of African-Americans. Life Dynamics out of Denton, Texas produced a report validating the claim of “Black Genocide” by many pro-life advocates, myself included. There were rallies across America for the racial profiling of one Trayvon Martin, but for the 1,786 daily African-Americans targeted and killed by the Abortion industry -which works out to one-thousand-seven-hundred-eighty-six Trayvon Martins every two days, and yes, Mr. President, if you had a son, they’d all look like you – the leadership of the Black community remained purposely silent. The NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Rainbow Coalition, and National Action Committee, not only remain silent , but give their tacit endorsement to the systemic killing of African-American babies by Abortion. How pathetic. And speaking of pathetic, Barack Obama, went as far as to say, “God Bless Planned Parenthood!” Mr. President are you saying, ‘God Bless Planned Parenthood, the leading Abortion provider who has lead the charge in killing over 20 million African-American babies?’

In the 24-page report produced by Life Dynamics, it empirically proves that in areas where the Black population was 200% over the state’s overall average, multiple Abortion clinics are erected. The report reminded me of the Third Reich’s campaign in Germany when they were targeting the Jewish Community for extinction via the Final Solution, only this time Gas Chambers and Crematoria, Firing Squads, and Einsatzgruppen, have been substituted by Abortion Clinics and RU46. Isn’t it amazing the same company who provided the Zyklon B for the Gas Chambers is the same maker of the oral Abortifactant ru46? The Gestapo now are the quasi doctors who perform these sadistic, calloused murders. Like Trayvon, their conceptions were judged wrongly, seen as an intrusion, and unworthy to have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The unborn were convicted by an unjust law called Roe vs. Wade which circumvents the Declaration of their Independence, and their right to the American Dream. They are executed by the heinous act of pulling apart their arms legs and crushing their skulls. I personally would prefer the Gas Chamber or Firing Squad.

Sadly, in the case of Trayvon Martin’s death, the law was not enough to save or exonerate him, and it can also be said the same is the case for the 55 million babies who have been killed – terminated – since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. In both these cases, the unborn and Trayvon, were and are seen as unwanted intruders, and by law, we can kill them. Zimmerman claimed Trayvon was an intrusion in his neighborhood, an attacker of his life, and he had the right to “stand his ground”. Like the unborn, Trayvon was not given the opportunity to speak nor clarify his position, possibly refuting the claims against him. Instead, Trayvon was profiled, just like an unwanted pregnancy, full of prejudicial assumptions negatively reflecting their collective worth, character, and potential. ‘This intruder will destroy my way of life; it is attacking my future; I can’t afford for this to happen to me; this child, this intruder, is up to no good and must be stopped; because – the end justifies the means – the worst is assumed, and the actions to terminate the pregnancy, are justified’.

Sonograms and Amnioscopy testify to the fact that the unborn are persons and that every biology book on the planet will declare life begins at conception. According to the Declaration of Independence, the rights that come from the creator, not from mother or government, are afforded to that child, yet we have denied that right federally since 1973. Shame on us.

The racial profiling by the Abortion industry continues with the help of the NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Rainbow Coalition, National Action Committee and every charlatan that politically wants to get ahead by pimping the African-American community. It’s long past due for the Black Community to recognize the dissimulation of our perceived gatekeepers of justice.

Now, for all the ‘stand-your-ground’ supporters and for you who believe George Zimmerman’s account of why he killed Trayvon Martin, I am sure you are outraged over Marisa Alexander. I know you will not rest until she is free. And to think it is the same state which exonerated George Zimmerman and convicted Marissa Alexander, proves we indeed have a long way to go in race relations!

Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. is the founder of http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001g35hXY7UQiIEvCAkdoNHuvJ92zHiLYWh-Y5wOhmD9-4rjV1w4vCcszn55mCGH4EVimy6eRz1TfpGb6fxUXDjbmojK6wOHRZKjxR_F3B87194xjm-r3CGTx4l2NfnA_SO – a website designed to reach the Afro-American community with the truth about abortion.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. returns to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary March For Jobs and Freedom

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Honorable Congressman John Lewis will join members, such as Jonathan A. Mason, Sr. and Reverend Al Sharpton, of his Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. brotherhood to commemorate the historic “March On Washington” 50 years later

 
 
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc (PBS) are invigorated by their passionate return to Washington, D.C to celebrate the 50th Anniversary March for Jobs and Freedom. On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Honorable Congressman John Lewis will join his Sigma Brotherhood members, such as Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder of National Action Network to commemorate the historic “March On Washington” 50 years later. The campaign aptly called “Thunder Back” is a clarion call to Phi Beta Sigma Men nationwide to travel to the nation’s capitol to commemorate one of the largest gatherings of African Americans and reignite the fight for human rights and justice for all people. 
In tribute to the courageous Freedom Riders of 1963, Phi Beta Sigma men and their supporters will board buses in seven major cities and travel to Washington D.C. to march with citizens from around the nation. The cities where buses will be boarded are Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, New York and Philadelphia.
“I am honored Congressman John Lewis, the only person living who spoke from the podium at the first March On Washington 50 years ago and Hank Thomas, an original 1963 Freedom Rider, are participants in our ‘Thunder Back’ initiative,” said Jonathan A. Mason. “Though we have accomplished many of the objectives Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of 50 years ago, our work is not yet done. Thus, we return to Washington, DC to march for jobs, justice and equality!” Mason added.
As the leading proactive community services organization, PBS through its Thunder Back campaign is encouraging its chapters to reach out and recruit Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sisters, Sigma Beta Club members and extended campus and community supporters to be participants in the historic celebration.
Sigma brothers and supporters can participate in three key events: (1) Town Hall Meeting on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room, located at 45 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. Program starts at 4 pm. The Town Hall Meeting includes speakers Congressman John Lewis, Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Mary Breaux Wright, International President, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Dr. Ivory Lyles, International Director of Social Action, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Hank Thomas, an original Freedom Rider and Dr. Anthony A. Samad, Author/Scholar/Columnist; (2) Civil Rights Breakfast Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Sigma Chapter at The Club @ Bolling Air Force Base, located at 50 Theisen Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The breakfast begins at 7:45 am on Saturday, August 24, 2013 and features a conversation with Civil Rights Pioneers Congressman John Lewis and Dr. Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Tickets cost $50 per person and (3) The 50th Anniversary March on Washington On Saturday, August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the National Action Network and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, The March begins at 10:00 AM at Lincoln Memorial, located at 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW, Washington, D.C.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., established in 1914 on Howard University, is a global organization with over 450 chapters and 150,000 members. To learn more, visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=00104VE8MDOhkqnWXtD0PATcqecg2MfNzg6qzHK3J6rDZmyNZuGhJQ1CyRFqknrW2EfrMbpFFxy5FzYpFA-svt9VPtTgxLz_GJU8zWxtCwfM0ln-9duAX3nYuovSapKSsme
Photo Caption: Honorable Congressman John Lewis

Top Ten Back-To-School (Fall) Internship Programs for 2013-2014

Posted by Admin On August - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — It’s August already and millions of students across the country are already returning back to school. The summer has just about ended, and the school season has officially begun. But contrary to the belief of many, internship season continues throughout the year, despite the fact that most summer internships have already ended.

In fact, in preparation for college, many high school juniors and seniors are looking for new internship opportunities during the fall and winter seasons. Via these opportunities, they can gain experience, skills, and even a salary.

With all that said, here are the top ten Back-To-School internship programs for 2013-2014:

#1 – IBM Fall Internship Program
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#2 – CNN Nancy Grace Fall Internship
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#3 – Cartoon Network Fall Internship Program
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#4 – Minority Access Internship Fall Program
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#5 – Ellen Degeneres Show Fall Internship
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