D.C. Schools Plans To Invest $20 Million In Black Male Students

With all of the bad news about protests against police violence in Black communities around the nation, we are happy to report a bit of good news. Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has announced plans to invest $20 million in private and public dollars on programs to improve educational opportunities for Black male students.

With this kind of investment, the city could see improved graduation rates and a rise in scores for reading and math. Read more…

http://newsone.com/3087121/d-c-education-black-males/

In an effort to improve educational opportunities for Washington, D.C.’s Black male students, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (pictured) plans to invest $20 million…
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Black male unemployment still remains twice the rate as a number of other groups.

NewsOne’s news round-up:

– Even though unemployment has come down dramatically for most groups in this country, Black male unemployment still remains twice the rate as a number of other groups.

NewsOne reports:

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Although the unemployment rate for African-American men has dropped, there still remains a major disparity between other racial groups. The jobless rate for Black men in this country is twice as hi…
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Father Irate After Cops With History of Misconduct Force 11 Year Old Daughter to the Ground at Gunpoint

“One of the officers was pushing me down and when he was pushing me down, (he) put his knee on me and the other officer had his gun pointed at me,” she told Channel 9.

http://breakingbrown.com/…/cops-with-history-of-misconduct…/

Father Irate After Cops With History of Misconduct Force 11 Year Old Daughter  to the Ground at Gunpoint

“One of the officers was pushing me down and when he was pushing me down, (he) put his knee on me and the other officer had his gun pointed at me,” she told Channel 9.

http://breakingbrown.com/2015/01/cops-with-history-of-misconduct-force-11-year-old-girl-to-the-ground-at-gunpoint/

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McDonald’s first Black President and CEO Don Thompson

After less than three years, McDonald’s first Black President and CEO Don Thompson has been forced to step down amid a falling customer base.

NewsOne reports:

“The move comes amid a falling customer base in the United States as competition rises from companies like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Chipotle Mexican Grill, BBC News reports. Thompson will reportedly be replaced in March by Steve Easterbrook, the company’s current chief brand officer.”

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After less than three years, McDonald's first Black President and CEO Don Thompson has been forced to step down amid a falling customer base.

NewsOne reports:

"The move comes amid a falling customer base in the United States as competition rises from companies like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Chipotle Mexican Grill, BBC News reports. Thompson will reportedly be replaced in March by Steve Easterbrook, the company’s current chief brand officer."

Thompson’s departure further erodes the dwindling ranks of Black executives running some of America’s largest companies.

This is a shame, but do you think McDonald's performance is struggling because people are just simply making healthier choices???

Read the rest here:

http://newsone.com/3087011/don-thompson-mcdonalds-2/

Houston NAACP-Grand opening of our FREE Legal Redress Clinic

DONT FORGET!!!! Tomorrow we will be hosting the Grand opening of our FREE Legal Redress Clinic, offering free legal advice to 3rd Ward and surrounding communities. Our very own NAACP lawyer, 1st Vice President and Legal Redress Committee Chair will be leading this effort from 9am-2pm!!! The Branch will also be hosting a Voter Registration Drive at the event.  Please tell your friends, family and colleagues to come on out! SPREAD THE WORD! #NAACP #HOUSTON #JUSTICE #ACTION

DONT FORGET!!!! Saturday, January 31, 2015, is the Grand opening of our FREE Legal Redress Clinic, offering free legal advice to 3rd Ward and surrounding communities. Our very own NAACP lawyer, 1st Vice President and Legal Redress Committee Chair will be leading this effort from 9am-2pm!!! The Branch will also be hosting a Voter Registration Drive at the event. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues to come on out! SPREAD THE WORD! ‪#‎NAACP‬ ‪#‎HOUSTON‬ ‪#‎JUSTICE‬ ‪#‎ACTION‬

Fight over Houston LGBT policy goes to court

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HOUSTON—An attorney defending the City of Houston lobbed accusations of fraud and forgery against a coalition of pastors during the first day of the trial challenging the city’s dismissal of a petition to repeal a controversial LGBT rights ordinance. The plaintiffs’ attorney acknowledged the inevitability of errors in the signature collection process but called the city’s disqualification of more than 90 percent of the signatures groundless and without precedent.

APODACA: PARTISAN ELECTIONS ARE NOT THE BEST WAY TO CHOOSE JUDGES

January 28, 2015

(http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/apodaca-partisan-elections-are-not-the-best-way-to/njycg/#cd7d9e8d.3762787.735628)
By Rudy S. Apodaca – Special to the American-Statesman

Texas’ judicial system is broken. Is the way we select judges the best we can do?