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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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21
Nov
2016

Black Women Voting Bloc, Political Rock

By gwen,

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock. Lessons abound in that battle cry of a multiracial band of women who locked arms against apartheid in 1956. Some 20,000-strong, they defied spouses, convention and the dangerous era, resisting and…

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18
Nov
2016

3 PR Lessons (For Better or Worse) from Donald Trump’s Campaign

By cedric,

If you’re like me, the best news about this election season is that it’s finally over. Donald Trump became the next president-elect in a race most news outlets believed heavily favored Hillary Clinton. And no matter how you felt about either candidate, data from the Pew Research Center proves this…

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18
Nov
2016

A Movement in the Face of Whitelash

By llenda,

"The work will be harder, but the work is the same."--Black Lives Matter Now that's a serious reality check. When we view Donald Trump's election through the long lens of history, we realize that we've been here before. Trump isn't even the first successful presidential candidate to be endorsed by…

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