Tag: Philanthropy

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National

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual convention draws thousands to D.C.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they depart the stage after Obama addressed the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Conference dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The dinner is part of a four-day conference on public policy affecting Black communities in America and overseas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Byron Scott (NNPA)–If numbers make an event a success, then day two of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual convention was just that. The halls and conference rooms of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, D.C. were filled with attendees who sat in on policy sessions, made plans to attend a bevy of social functions, and networked with other convention-goers.

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National

Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation at Black Caucus Foundation dinner

President Barack Obama gestures as he addresses the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Conference dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Darlene SupervilleAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns.

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Opinion

Pittsburgh’s community-based non-profits are assets too! – Part III

BERNADETTE TURNER So, what do we do? Acknowledge the problem. We learn early in drug and alcohol recovery the first step- acknowledge there is a problem. Although it’s been documented and the inequities are visible, there hasn’t been a real acknowledgement of how it is problematic for everyone to not change our local practices. At the recent Non Profit summit, the question was asked to philanthropic leaders in a breakout “How are disparities in giving addressed?” All of the panelists stated it’s bigger than the foundation community. It is a systemic problem regionally. Then let’s systematically change it regionally; first, by acknowledging in a big way that current practices need to change.

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People

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio middle schools

In this March 16, 2012 file photo, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry takes the stage to introduce President Barack Obama during a fundraiser at Perry’s film studio, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city’s South-Western schools.

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National

Stories of the dead and injured in Boston bombing

BOMB VICTIMS–This combination of undated file photos provided to the Associated Press shows, from left, Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Lingzi Lu, a Boston University graduate student. Richard, Campbell and Lu were killed in the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/File) BOSTON (AP) — The twin bombs at the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 170 on Monday. Here are the stories of those killed and some of the injured.

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National

Study finds nearly 2 in 3 hate crimes unreported

HEADS RESEARCH ORGANIZTION–Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann, poses for a photograph in his office in Washington, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) by Pete Yost WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.