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Spokane Housing Advocate Receives Award for Service to Women, Families in Need

Spokane Housing Advocate Receives Award for Service to Women, Families in Need

Spokane Housing Advocate is honored for her work by the Sisters of Providence with the 2022 Mother Joseph Award. - July 07, 2022 - Sisters of Providence

NBA Player Enes Kanter Freedom to Speak for the Rohingya People at Chicago Non-Profit

NBA Player Enes Kanter Freedom to Speak for the Rohingya People at Chicago Non-Profit

NBA player and human rights activist Enes Kanter Freedom will address the genocide of the Rohingya people. The event has been collaboratively organized by the Rohingya community and is being held at FORA (Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America) in Chicago. “The Rohingya people have been persecuted for far too long. It is time that the people around the world stand up and call this what it is, a genocide. And I will be their voice,” Freedom said. - July 05, 2022 - Rohingya Women Development Network-RWDN

Foundation Supporting Indigenous Students to Return a Half-Million Dollars to a Catholic Organization

Foundation Supporting Indigenous Students to Return a Half-Million Dollars to a Catholic Organization

The Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation Board Chair, Tony Williams, plans to announce the Board’s decision to return the $500,000 endowment to the Sisters of Saint Anne and terminate the 4.5-year-long relationship. In his announcement, Tony Williams will explain his Board’s decision... - June 24, 2022 - Verna J. Kirkness Foundation

Call for Entries for San Diego’s First Virtual BIPOC History Museum

Call for Entries for San Diego’s First Virtual BIPOC History Museum

International call for entries for the first virtual BIPOC history museum located in San Diego, CA. - June 16, 2022 - Our Genetic Legacy Inc.

NPA Candidate Tuan "TQ" Nguyen Formally Runs for Florida U.S. Senate

Today, Tuan "TQ" Nguyen has formally filed his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Florida. Nguyen, a no-party-affiliated candidate, is joining the race where the incumbent GOP Senator, Marco Rubio, and Dem Congresswoman Val Demings are the partisan front runners. Tuan "TQ" Nguyen... - June 13, 2022 - Tuan "TQ" Nguyen

Race Unity Day Conference Announced

The Bahá'ís of Scottsdale will be hosting a conference themed “Social Transformation and Promoting Race Amity in Education.” - June 09, 2022 - The Bahá'ís of Scottsdale

DC Central Kitchen Prepares to Move Into the House That Good Business Built

DC Central Kitchen Prepares to Move Into the House That Good Business Built

Iconic DC-Based Social Enterprise Nonprofit Secures New Markets Tax Credit Investment to Help Bring the Kitchen Home to New Klein Center for Jobs & Justice Later This Year. - June 07, 2022 - DC Central Kitchen

Teas Etc.’s PRIDE Green Tea Blend Does Double Duty Supporting Local and National Programs for LGBTQ Youth

Teas Etc.’s PRIDE Green Tea Blend Does Double Duty Supporting Local and National Programs for LGBTQ Youth

Teas Etc. is brewing acceptance in their support of The Trevor Project and their local Fernandina Beach Pride Event with a colorful tea that is purple, delicious and gives back to LGBTQ Youth. - May 27, 2022 - Teas Etc., Inc.

Community Family Life Services Hosting 3-Day Virtual Conference on Serving Moms in Crisis, with a Focus on Criminal Justice

Community Family Life Services Hosting 3-Day Virtual Conference on Serving Moms in Crisis, with a Focus on Criminal Justice

From June 7-9, the Community Family Life Services (CFLS) Speakers Bureau will hold its second national MORE THAN Conference, a survivor-led virtual series on the intersection of domestic violence, race, poverty, the criminal justice system, and motherhood. Attendees can earn up to 13 CEUs approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886880865-4332). - May 25, 2022 - Community Family Life Services

Living Advantage, Inc. Hosts "Mixer That Matters" for Foster Youth with Celebrity Guests in Beverly Hills

Living Advantage, Inc. Hosts "Mixer That Matters" for Foster Youth with Celebrity Guests in Beverly Hills

LA, Inc. will be hosting a fundraiser, "The Mixer that Matters" on May 26th in honor of Foster Youth Month to specifically celebrate the resilient young people in the Foster Care system, hosted by Chad L. Coleman, actor on the award-winning series The Walking Dead. Representatives and... - May 25, 2022 - Living Advantage Inc.

NWA to Pack 285K Meals for Ukrainian Refugees

NWA to Pack 285K Meals for Ukrainian Refugees

On June 4th, the nonprofit MULTIPLi will be spearheading an opportunity to pack 285k thousand meals for Ukrainian refugees. This event will take place at the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club from 8am to 6pm in two-hour shifts. With the growing need of food insecurity and lack of resources for the Ukrainian refugees, MULTIPLi recognized an opportunity to step in and mobilize the people of NWA. - May 06, 2022 - MULTIPLI Global

Newfront Raises $15,000 for Ukraine Through Wellbeing for Peace

Newfront Raises $15,000 for Ukraine Through Wellbeing for Peace

Last week, Newfront, a tech-enabled, full-service brokerage, partnered with Wellness Coach to sponsor a virtual community challenge that raised more than $15,000 in support of Ukraine. - May 05, 2022 - Newfront

The Voice of the English-Speaking Canadians

One of the Transform U Media Network Corp's newest podcast, the Cheap Mama Life Podcast, a weekly conversation about the road to financial freedom, interviewed the founder of advocacy group “Our Bilingual Quebec/Canada" to sound the alarm about Quebec’s Bill 96, a Canadian... - April 24, 2022 - Transform U Media Network Corp

Amílcar Releases Deep House Single "Fronteras"

Amílcar Releases Deep House Single "Fronteras"

After his recent jazz infused single “Gumbo!,” Franco-Venezuelan artist Amílcar surprises us again with a new instrumental deep house single titled “Fronteras,” an electronic music track that tells the story about migrations around the world. - April 22, 2022 - Amilcar

Newfront Sponsors "Wellbeing For Peace" to Raise Funds for Ukraine

Newfront Sponsors "Wellbeing For Peace" to Raise Funds for Ukraine

Newfront, a tech-enabled, full-service brokerage, is partnering with Wellness Coach to sponsor a virtual community challenge aimed at raising money in support of Ukraine. - April 20, 2022 - Newfront

Indigo Founder and CEO Sheri Smith: Spiritual Entrepreneurship is Foundational to a Just and Inclusive Society

Indigo Founder and CEO Sheri Smith: Spiritual Entrepreneurship is Foundational to a Just and Inclusive Society

Last week, Rev. Rich Tafel of the Church of the Holy City sat down with Indigo Founder and CEO Sheri Smith, one of the thought leaders in the field of spiritual entrepreneurship. Sheri created an education company called Indigo, with a vision of ushering in an education system that shifts away from... - April 20, 2022 - Church of the Holy City

New Research: 73% of Wisconsin’s Black Children Lived in Financial Hardship Pre-Pandemic

United Way of Kenosha County releases new research United For ALICE — ALICE in Focus: Children, in partnership with United with ALICE. This research reveals the disproportionate impact of financial hardship on the state’s Black and Hispanic children, while also challenging the reliance on federal poverty guidelines for eligibility for assistance programs. - April 16, 2022 - United Way of Kenosha County

Clubhouse International Partners with Leading Corporations to Support Recovery-Focused Mental Health Services

Clubhouse International Partners with Leading Corporations to Support Recovery-Focused Mental Health Services

Clubhouse International announces the launch of their new Corporate Partners program, an opportunity for corporations to participate in the effort to expand the Clubhouse Model as part of the global strategy to grow recovery-focused mental health services around the world. Corporate Partners... - April 14, 2022 - Clubhouse International

Clubhouse International Launches Ukraine Fund to Help Refugees with Mental Illness

Clubhouse International Launches Ukraine Fund to Help Refugees with Mental Illness

Bringing the power of our global community to help refugees from the war in Ukraine: In response to the humanitarian crisis created by the war in Ukraine, the Clubhouse International Ukraine Fund has been established for the global Clubhouse community to come together and support our colleagues who are on the front lines trying to meet the needs of refugees with a mental illness. - April 12, 2022 - Clubhouse International

In War, We Jest

In War, We Jest

Karmic Jesters Drops New Single; Direct Donations Go to Ukrainian Refugee Relief via World Central Kitchen - April 06, 2022 - Karmic Jesters

From GB with Love: WORLDwrite's Video Messages of Support for Ukraine and Young Refugees to Join Hackney Film-Makers

Young volunteers learning to shoot with the Citizen TV making charity WORLDwrite, have today launched their first episode of a short solidarity video for Ukraine. - April 05, 2022 - WorldWrite

San Diego Women Using LiDAR Drones to Honor the Resilience + Sacrifice of BIPOC Ancestors

San Diego Women Using LiDAR Drones to Honor the Resilience + Sacrifice of BIPOC Ancestors

“California is leading the nation, in a bipartisan way, on the issue of reparations and racial justice, which is a discussion that is long overdue and deserves our utmost attention,” says Governor Newsom. Projects like this, are how two California are blazing new paths. - March 24, 2022 - Our Genetic Legacy Inc.

UR2.Global Names Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter – Yify Zhang, the 2022 Honorary Artist-in-Residence for the Annual Global Artist Challenge

UR2.Global Names Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter – Yify Zhang, the 2022 Honorary Artist-in-Residence for the Annual Global Artist Challenge

UR2.Global Names World-Class Composer, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter – Yify Zhang as the 2022 Honorary Artist-In-Residence (HAR) for its global Annual Artist Challenge to uplift the self-esteem of humanity. Artist call for Singer-Songwriters ages 21 and older are invited to participate and receive awards. - March 21, 2022 - UR2.Global

In Partnership with National Women’s Law Center, E11 Announces Launch of New NWLC.org Website

In Partnership with National Women’s Law Center, E11 Announces Launch of New NWLC.org Website

E11 Group has partnered with National Women’s Law Center to create and launch a new, state-of-the-art website for the organization. The new website, NWLC.org comes as demand for resources and information around gender justice remains high. “Our work fighting for gender justice through... - March 19, 2022 - E11

Helping Ukrainian Refugees Through Soccer: Deploying Soccer Missionaries to Help Ukrainian Refugees in Poland and Slovakia

Helping Ukrainian Refugees Through Soccer: Deploying Soccer Missionaries to Help Ukrainian Refugees in Poland and Slovakia

The International non-profit organization known as “The Global Foundation for Peace through Soccer,” plans to deploy a team of soccer missionaries to Poland and Slovakia soon. Those soccer missionaries expect to operate a series of free soccer clinics for the Ukrainian children who are... - March 12, 2022 - The Global Foundation for Peace through Soccer

From Trenton House Publishing: Children's Picture Book Broaches Era's Racist Attitudes and Actions/John Muir and the National Parks

From Trenton House Publishing: Children's Picture Book Broaches Era's Racist Attitudes and Actions/John Muir and the National Parks

Conservationist John Muir is lauded as Father of the National Parks, but is that the whole story? Nine-year-old Sophia travels back in time with a prospector and his trusty mule to discover Muir's love for nature (especially California's Yosemite region). Sophia also learns about the era's attitudes and mistreatment towards Native Americans. A "Must read" - P. Reefer, Reedsy Discovery Reviews. Now at Amazon and select booksellers. More info/author contact at CasettaKids.com - March 07, 2022 - CasettaKids LLC

Crowned Free’s Fashion Show and Spring Line Launch

Crowned Free’s Fashion Show and Spring Line Launch

Fashion event to benefit victims of human trafficking. - March 03, 2022 - Crowned Free

Clubhouse International Joins WHO, ILO, and Others to Demonstrate the Impact of Employment Programs on Mental Health Recovery

Clubhouse International Joins WHO, ILO, and Others to Demonstrate the Impact of Employment Programs on Mental Health Recovery

Clubhouse International will share how Clubhouse employment programs help prevent and end isolation, and help with social inclusion. - February 28, 2022 - Clubhouse International

Crocodile Solutions Adds New Client to Wings® Legal Case Management Cloud Software

Crocodile Solutions Adds New Client to Wings® Legal Case Management Cloud Software

The Disability Champions, an FL-based law firm, chose Wings® legal disability case management software to assist in their firm’s nationwide expansion plans. Crocodile Solutions is the creator of Wings® Legal Case Management Cloud Software. - February 25, 2022 - Crocodile Solutions

Dr. Mary Galant Celebrated as a Woman of Distinction for Spring 2022 by P.O.W.E.R.  - Professional Organization of Woman of Excellence Recognized

Dr. Mary Galant Celebrated as a Woman of Distinction for Spring 2022 by P.O.W.E.R. - Professional Organization of Woman of Excellence Recognized

Dr. Mary J. Gallant of Glassboro, New Jersey has been celebrated as a Woman of Distinction for Spring 2022 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized). Each quarter, the publication chooses four women for its distinction award. These four noteworthy women deserve... - February 22, 2022 - P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

220 Media & Marketing Announces New Publication from Casey Morris, PhD Illustrates Equity and Equality for Our Younger Generations

220 Media & Marketing Announces New Publication from Casey Morris, PhD Illustrates Equity and Equality for Our Younger Generations

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Equality. These might be tough words for children ages six years through twelve years old. But are they? - February 19, 2022 - 220 Media and Marketing

Jerrod L. Crockett Recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2022 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Jerrod L. Crockett Recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2022 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Jerrod L. Crockett of Carrollton, Missouri has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2022, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law enforcement. About Jerrod L. Crockett Jerrod L. Crockett is the... - February 11, 2022 - Strathmore Worldwide

Sex Trafficking Statistics 2022 Worldwide (Bedbible.com Reveals)

Sex Trafficking Statistics 2022 Worldwide (Bedbible.com Reveals)

Bedbible.com spent 2 months doing an in-depth report about worldwide sex trafficking. They gathered data from 172 countries, and analyzed 109,216 identified victims. - February 10, 2022 - Bedbible.com

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Members Cycle to Olympia to Deliver "Climate Prescription" & Petition to Governor Jay Inslee & Legislators

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Members Cycle to Olympia to Deliver "Climate Prescription" & Petition to Governor Jay Inslee & Legislators

Health workers: Join WPSR members and health workers from across Washington in calling on WA leaders in Olympia to take urgent action on climate by signing the #ClimatePrescription petition. The petition will be delivered by bicycle to Governor Inslee on January 28th by health workers who will ride from Seattle to Olympia to highlight the critical need for action in the coming legislative session. - January 25, 2022 - Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

Joe Madison Hunger Strike for Voting Rights Comes to a Bitter-Sweet End

Joe Madison Hunger Strike for Voting Rights Comes to a Bitter-Sweet End

Joe Madison announced the end of his hunger strike on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The transcript of his statement, which was announced on his popular radio show, is included below. "I woke up this morning to the unfortunate news that the United States Senate had failed to protect the voting... - January 24, 2022 - Joe Madison

Urban Historic Preservation of the Former Home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Urban Historic Preservation of the Former Home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Support Urban Historic Preservation - January 18, 2022 - Sajdah Wendy Muhammad

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely Presented Before the Mexican Congress’ Parliament of Sustainable Peace for the Indigenous People Mexico-Africa

Queen Mother, Community Mayor of Harlem, Dedicated Her 15 Minute Speech to the Immigrant Children Whose Lives Were Lost in the January 9th, 2022 Fire in the Bronx, NYC, USA - January 17, 2022 - New Future Foundation

Save Our Allies Invites Public to Welcome Afghan Combat Interpreter to New Home Members of the Media Are Cordially Invited to Attend

Save Our Allies, with the Greater Beaches VFW Post 3270, is hosting a Welcome to your New American Home event, to welcome former Afghan Combat Interpreter and Military Ally Kaihan and his family to the community. - January 13, 2022 - Save Our Allies

Local Nonprofit Hires First Executive Director

Local Nonprofit Hires First Executive Director

Davidson Prison Ministry is a Community Funded Non-Profit Providing a Chaplain and Encouraging Ministry Services to the Offenders and Staff at Davidson Correctional Center in Lexington, NC - January 07, 2022 - Davidson Prison Ministry

2021 Year in Review – Tennessee United for Human Rights

2021 was an interesting year that showed resilience and innovation to keep activities moving forward. Tennessee United for Human Rights was able to continue carrying out the work of the international organization United for Human Rights in the Southeast United States virtually. - January 02, 2022 - United for Human Rights

Day 46 of Hunger Strike: Joe Madison Vows to Continue Until Voting Rights Act is Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Day 46 of Hunger Strike: Joe Madison Vows to Continue Until Voting Rights Act is Signed, Sealed and Delivered

"I am not going on a Christmas break. Until the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is signed, sealed, and delivered, I will continue my hunger strike." - December 24, 2021 - Joe Madison

Toronto School Teams Up with Domestic Violence Shelter to Make for a Happier Holiday

Toronto School Teams Up with Domestic Violence Shelter to Make for a Happier Holiday

The Toronto-based Modern Mystery School International has teamed up with the Women's Shelter of Etobicoke to create and distribute special gift baskets for moms and teens affected by domestic violence. - December 24, 2021 - Modern Mystery School

Tennessee Celebrates International Human Rights Day 2021 with Phenomenal Leaders

Tennesseans gather each year in December to celebrate International Human Rights Day. This year, the event was held virtually and livestreamed on www.facebook.com/tennesseehumanrights. - December 18, 2021 - United for Human Rights

Final Two Days of Voting in the Biggest-Ever College DJ Championship

Final Two Days of Voting in the Biggest-Ever College DJ Championship

UpStaged and the NCPA are producing the largest college DJ championship ever held. Round 2 voting ends soon and they will then be left with the top 8 college DJs in the country. - December 16, 2021 - UpStaged Entertainment Group

Soup and Songs: Community Carols and Crock Pot Event Featuring Gospel Choir and Homemade Soup Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge December 19, 2021

Join the for community carols and homemade soup on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. on the steps of the First Presbyterian Church Brooklyn at 124 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, NYC. Bring a Crock Pot of soup to share or come to eat soup made by your neighbors. The award-winning First Presbyterian gospel choir will lead the singing. Extras will go to the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge. Built by neighbors for neighbors, beautiful brownstone fridge fights food insecurity. - December 13, 2021 - Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Will Host a Gala to Assist Women-Led Businesses Affected by the Pandemic

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Will Host a Gala to Assist Women-Led Businesses Affected by the Pandemic

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. will host the 1st Annual World-Class Women's Winter Gala at the River Spirit Casino and Resort. All funds raised will assist minority and women-led businesses affected by the pandemic. - December 10, 2021 - The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Activist Joe Madison Enters Second Month of Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

Activist Joe Madison Enters Second Month of Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

Joe Madison “The Black Eagle” calls on Democrats to set a deadline on voting rights action in Congress. - December 09, 2021 - Joe Madison

Scientology Network Marathon Encourages Global Human Rights Participation

On December 10th, Scientology Network is proud to commemorate the UN’s annual International Human Rights Day with a special marathon. Aligning with this year’s theme—reducing inequalities, advancing human rights—the full day’s programming focuses on raising awareness... - December 09, 2021 - Scientology Media Productions

Church of Scientology Nashville Welcomes Community to Learn Human Rights

Part of an international movement, the Church of Scientology with Tennessee United for Human Rights is raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. - December 04, 2021 - Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville

Pro-Peace Initiatives from Sulkava, Finland and Brooklyn, New York Announce Cross-Promotional Collaboration

Groups plan to create and use new synergy to promote world peace. - December 02, 2021 - I Declare World Peace

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