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11
Apr
2017

Do You Stand for Health Equity?

By leon,

McKinney & Associates is proud to share the work of Brian Smedley, PhD, and Carla Gullatt, Executive Director and Deputy Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. During National Minority Health Month, they talked to McKinney & Associates about the leading causes of health inequity and shared evidence-based solutions…

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30
Mar
2017

Crossing the Intersection of Race and Gender

By gwen,

Consider the common threads connecting Latasha Harlins and Sandra Bland. Separated by geography and time, their stories – a parting homage to Women’s History Month – underscore the sometimes lethal journey facing Black women and girls. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles uprisings, and the case…

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24
Mar
2017

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

By leon,

McKinney & Associates was honored to support the recent release of a call to action by a network of funders. They urged foundations and grantmakers to markedly increase support to Black-led social change organizations. Their goal is to make Black communities thrive and empower the nation to take its most…

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30
Dec
2016

We're Hiring!!! Office Administrator (OA)

By shannon,

Reporting directly to the president, the Office Administrator (OA) will provide high level administrative support to the president and seamless oversight of the organization’s daily operations, including support to financial management, human resources, vendor support, acquisition of equipment, supplies and other resources and services. The OA must be highly collaborative…

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22
Dec
2016

The Cause, Case, and Call for Action for Blacks in Philanthropy

By nicole,

An inequitable distribution of philanthropic resources to Black-led social change organizations over the years has hampered and restrained the growth, capacity and impact of these organizations and the communities that they serve. That concern will be articulated in an impassioned appeal for investments in the infrastructure of Black-led organizations by…

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15
Dec
2016

Second Chances, First Steps, Making Heroes

By gwen,

This commentary, authored by founder and president Gwen McKinney, originally appeared on the Huffington Post. You can say Susan Burton has 20/20 vision. The lens is tinted in shades of trauma and triumph. It’s been 20 years outside and 20 inside California’s criminal justice system. While the decades between then…

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15
Dec
2016

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Weingart Foundation Support Multi-Media Project

By llenda,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 14, 2016 Llenda Jackson-Leslie llenda@mckpr.com (202) 833-9771   Few think of women as prisoners and even fewer imagine mothers or grandmothers behind bars.  But the ranks of incarcerated women are expanding. Only Thailand jails more women than the United States. Sixty percent of imprisoned women have…

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30
Nov
2016

#SocialJusticeChat: Cultural Considerations for the Holidays

By cedric,

Join us for 2016's final #SocialJusticeChat on Wednesday, December 7 at 2pm ET! Just in time for the holidays, we're talking about culture considerations, but here’s a sneak peek of the questions we’ll ask during the Twitter chat. Follow @McKPR for updates and reminders!

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