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University of Toronto's school of Public Policy and governance (SPPG) is well-known for training the next generation of government workers, but a new master's course offered by the school is teaching students about how to create change from the outside. Co-taught by Gabriel Eidelman, an assistant ...
Milwaukee -- community activists rallied at City Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 -- where they demanded that city leaders "get the lead out." Nearly 20 people spoke out during the rally attended by more than 75 people, demanding answers amid lead concerns in Milwaukee and chaos within ...

Edgar 'Sonny' Perkins Jr., an activist known for his community involvement in Southeast Texas, died Thursday at the age of 88. Perkins was an active member of the local NAACP chapter and Charlton Pollard Alumni Association, according to information from his obituary. In 2006, the Beaumont City Council ...
Elpidia Casillas Gomez Valles--mother of Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Tico Valle--died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 16. She was 78. A pillar in the community, Valles was a machine operator/punch press operator for many years but spent most of her free time feeding and clothing people ...
A Surrey community activist says he's not sold on plans for light rail transit (LRT) in the city, and wants to see the project put to a vote. LRT for Surrey is one of three major capital projects planned for phase two of the Metro Vancouver Mayors' "10-year vision" for transportation, along with a replacement ...
Perkins was an active member of the Beaumont NAACP chapter and Charlton Pollard Alumni Association. He was retired from gulf States Utilities Company, which ultimately became part of Entergy Texas. Those close to Perkins say his passion was education. He is survived by his wife, Rose Bell Perkins; children, Wayne ...

Longtime Jacksonville community activist and advocate Marvin R. Edwards, 96, died Saturday of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Helene, and his children Jeffrey (Mary), Doug (Kristen) and Carolyn (Dan) Edwards and seven grandchildren: Lauren, David, Adam (Aaron), ...
A jury considered the verbiage for less than 20 minutes Thursday after a daylong trial before Indian River County Judge Joe Wild. It took several hours to pick the jury earlier in the week. And there were at least hundreds of man hours spent investigating her Aug. 21 complaint about a sheriff's deputy, then ...
I remember vividly the news bulletins in 1972. Ugandan leader Idi Amin expelled around 50,000 Asians from his country. It was appalling. We lived to the very west of London. Many of those who were expelled settled in Southall, which was just a couple of miles from where we lived. Within a few months we ...
WESTWOOD, Mass. -- Janet (Tevekelian) Jeghelian of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died on February 3, 2018. She was the wife of the late Haig Jeghelian; mother of Armen and Tina Jeghelian and the late Robin Theriault; grandmother of Emily; sister of Claire Kushigian and her husband Harry and aunt ...
Community activist Casey Melvin urged city officials to delay the sale of dozens of city-owned properties until a plan is devised to allow local residents to get "first right of refusal." His lobbying efforts come as the city is attempting to raise $2 million in revenue by selling government properties. Next month, the ...
community activists and civic leaders sometimes are described as trailblazers. That wasn't just a figure of speech for Don Cannard. Hiking trails around Southwest Washington are the legacy of the retired educator and outdoors activist, who died Friday in Vancouver. Cannard was 88; the cause of death ...
community activists and civic leaders sometimes are described as trailblazers. That wasn't just a figure of speech for Don Cannard. Hiking trails around Southwest Washington are the legacy of the retired educator and outdoors activist, who died Friday in Vancouver. Cannard was 88; the cause of death ...
Mountmellick has been hit by several deaths in recent days, and yesterday February 5, the town was in sadness yet again, with news of the passing of community activist, Donal Keenan. Mr Keenan was a well known and much liked figure in the town, who was passionate about fighting for the rights of ...
community activists came out to protest the sweep. They carried banners targeting Google, and the tech industry's impact on the cost of homes in the Bay Area. KRON4 spoke with one protester who was angry that housing prices continue to rise, despite technological advances. "We're getting a lot of new ...
Kerri Harris, a Dover community activist and political newcomer, plans to challenge three-term U.S. Sen. Tom Carper in the Democratic primary this fall. If she succeeds, she would make history as the state's first biracial lesbian woman to serve in Congress. But Harris, an Air Force veteran who has struggled ...
civil rights movement inspired Orlando activist. 1 / 3. Beverlye Neal, a community activist, thinks the changes celebrated during Black History Month should be celebrated all year long. She finds inspiration from her mother, who was a civil rights activist, to fight for her community. (Stephanie Bechara, staff).

On Friday, January 26, representatives from the human rights organization Witness came together with Rio community activists to hold a live-stream training for favela residents and community journalists. Led by Witness' Rio project leader, Clara Medeiros, the night's event featured a workshop on ...
Three Providence community activists were inducted into the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at City Hall Wednesday evening. The event honored the late Philip Addison Jr., Pilar McCloud and Mary Jones for upholding King's legacy. The ceremony stressed unity ...
... Marsh talked with citizen negotiators during that protest in 1972 and compared the experience with the protests of today. Joining the discussion were Regina Dennis-Nana and Bobby Williams, who were both citizen negotiators during the sit-in protests 46 years ago. Community activist and protester Tory ...
community activists fed up with Pontiac's recent spike in homicides and other crime will meet with residents Feb. ... who works in Pontiac or lives in Pontiac or cares about Pontiac - anyone ready to work around the needs of Pontiac," said Tameka Ramsey, a community activist who's organizing the meeting.
Longtime community activist, Lisa Boggs, has advocated for the Hilltop neighborhood for more than 20 years. She said ... Klein said police, community activists and the city prosecutor's office will keep at it, and continue to aggressively investigate citizen complaints and shut down drug houses that threaten ...
As a longtime youth leader and recipient of numerous awards, including community activist awards from the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint (2016) and Black American Political Association of California (2017), 3X's focus remains on mentoring youth and improving community conditions through ancestral ...
OAKLAND (KPIX 5) - A spectator got a little too close to the action at a sideshow over the weekend in East Oakland. "Something has to be done. I mean, we can't allow this to happen on our streets," said Oakland community activist Ken Houston, who obtained a video showing the car circling around, and a ...
"We need to act as one" on forestry says community activist Edwina Guckian ... She is well known for her community involvement, for teaching and performing Sean Nos Dancing and for representing Co Leitrim as our Rose of Tralee in 2013, and now community activist, Edwina Guckian, says she is fighting ...
MARKHAM, Ill. -- Community activist Andrew Holmes is trying to bring awareness to the deaths of two infants over the summer. Holmes headed out early this morning on an eight mile walk from Dolton to Markham. Those are the locations where two infants' bodies were found in plastic bags over the ...
San Francisco (AP) -- San Francisco supervisors chose a white man to serve as mayor until a June election, replacing the African-American woman temporarily serving in the position and infuriating activists in a city that is celebrated for its progressive politics but also has a dwindling black population.
Kansas City, MO. -- Kansas City police continue to investigate the deadly shooting involving a nine-year-old boy early Sunday morning. He was killed while riding in a car with his dad near 71 highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. The boy's father told police they were driving in the area when they ...
Community members, family and ANC women's League members came in large numbers to pay tribute to Ms Makwarela Masala (51), who was buried at Madombidzha on Saturday. Masala died last week at Louis Trichardt Memorial hospital after a short illness. All the speakers recognized the good work ...
Local optometrist, community activist announces bid for Dist. 43. -A A +A. Bookmark and Share. By Tris DeRoma. Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:11 am (Updated: January 22, 10:13 am). Popular · Related · Local optometrist, community activist announces bid for Dist. 43 · 2018 State Legislature: Bill would allow spaceport ...
Protestors mobilized in New York Jan. 12, seeking the release of Indian origin community activist Ravi Ragbir, an undocumented immigrant detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and ordered immediately deported. Lakshmi Sridaran, Indian American director of National Policy and Advocacy ...
An arrest in two alleged murders in the Village has "brought a huge sense of relief" in the community. "There has been a lot of anxiety," said gay activist Rev. Brent Hawkes. On Thursday, police announced they have charged a 66-year-old Bruce McArthur with first degree murder in the murders of Andrew ...
He was born in Belleville on Dec. 21, 1921, and moved to Perth in 1922 where he became an active member of the community. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., in Perth, on Friday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be ...
A letter penned on January 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and sent to the Elk Grove City Council seeks the formation of a community policing commission. The letter, which was also sent to Elk Grove police Chief Bryan Noblett and city manager Laura Gill, lays out several items they request for the ...
'Get off your butts': Community activist urges authorities to declare war on meth dealers ... need] an attack on the destructiveness of meth on our communities," he said. Burrows says Point Douglas, with its established community activists and crime reporting line, is better equipped to manage the problem.
SALISBURY, Md. - Today, we celebrate and honor the life, birth, and memory of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a civil rights icon, whose words echo through history, whose actions inspired a nation and teachings continue to motivate our community. And that's why community activists rallied ...
Barney Blakeney made a statement with his subject and article two weeks ago about the College of Charleston - Avery Research Center's Disparities report about various inequities and/or injustices between the quality of life for individuals within the African American community and various other ethnic ...
Austin (KXAN) -- community activists strongly criticized the Austin police Department in a press conference Friday for what they called a "pervasive culture of anti-Blackness," following the Dec. 12 arrest of a man in downtown Austin seen on a facebook video watched by millions. In the video, Jason ...
He's known for a legal battle against the state to end race-based elections for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. In 1996, he filed suit against the state saying the use of public tax funds to pay for Hawaiian-only elections was unconstitutional. Rice vs. Cayetano went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court who ...
Six community activists will be recognized Jan. 15 for their contributions to the community at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Staff Reportscapstaff@capgaznews.com. Six community activists will be recognized Jan. 15 for their contributions to the community at the 37th annual ...
Crecencio Padilla, Long-Time Community Activist, Dies. Crecencio Padilla. Editor's note: This story has been updated to include funeral service information. Crecencio Padilla, a pioneering civil-rights activist in Monterey County, died in his Prunedale home this morning, according to his family. He was 82.
Community Activist Says Bust of MLK Doesn't Look Like Leader. A community activist in western New York is leading an effort to replace a large bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in a city park. Dec. 20, 2017, at 2:28 a.m.. Community Activist Says Bust of MLK Doesn't Look Like Leader ...
Boston - A group of 46 community advocates from eastern Massachusetts is joining forces to oppose a major hospital merger proposed for their part of the state, arguing it would negatively affect communities of color. The Beth Israel Deaconess system, Lahey Health and New England Baptist, Anna ...
Rosa Morales, a longtime Hartford community activist, received an award from the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group this week. Morales, 82, has a long history of keeping politicians honest and forged many local bonds in her activism. (John Woike / Hartford Courant). Vinny VellaContact reporter.
The motivation for the gathering was to show opposition to two proposed liquor stores at the intersection of Hancock and Broadway, but community activists from other neighborhoods showed up to make it clear the problem extends beyond Smoketown's boundaries. F. Bruce Williams, Pastor of Bates ...
Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins (16th District), Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter and Alderman David Moore held a press conference at City Hall, to express their concerns over the recent announcement of four Englewood school closings and the creation of a new $75 million high school. Photo ...
Tuesday, community activists, Frank Matthews and Carlos Chaverst collected names of those struggling to pay their power bills. "Seems like power bills going to 400 to 12-hundred dollars for one bill. Bills go 30 to 200 for one bill," Chaverst with the Voters Outcast League said. The pair plan to travel to ...
Two years after businessman and Prince George's County community activist Gregory Hall died in a car crash in Capitol Heights, Maryland, the drunk driver who hit him was sentenced to prison. Wayne Mahoney pleaded guilty and was given a 10-year sentence Thursday, most of which is suspended.
About 50 community activists and residents gathered outside of a 7-Eleven in Koreatown after rumors surfaced that agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, would be conducting legal employment verifications of the staff. In an effort to crackdown on undocumented workers, 100 ...
Amaha Sellassie is a community activist and sociologist. He says he feels like the needs of the West Dayton community have been systematically overlooked. "This is a lot for a distressed community to have to face in such a short time period. This is going to impact the entire northwest corridor, from property ...


 

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