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  • Financial Education Makes You Stronger

    Posted by Janice Temple      Login and comment

    The A. Philip Randolph Institute & Master Your Card provide financial education that elevates the lives of young adults and seniors.

    Working together, we offer greater financial literacy and security to young adults and senior citizens by teaching them how and when to use modern electronic payment technology to their advantage.

    Click here to view the toolkit and resources.

  • APRI Activist Brother Clifton Savoy Appointed To Calvert County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board & Compensation Review Board

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    The A. Philip Randolph Institute would like to congratulate APRI Activist Brother Clifton Savoy who was just appointed to a five (5) year term as member of the Calvert County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board and Calvert County Compensation Review Board.
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    Dear APRI Leadership: The Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, ruling unconstitutional a provision of the landmark civil rights legislation used to promote the political power of minority voters across large swaths of the southern United States for nearly four decades. In a 5-4 ruling that split the court along ideological lines, the court freed some or all of 15 states from the requirement that all changes to voting laws, procedures and even polling place locations get advance approval from the Justice Department or a panel of federal judges. The court's conservative majority said when Congress reauthorized the law in 2006 it did not have sufficient basis to re-adopt the formula set decades earlier. Please go to the link for the complete article. 2013/06/supreme-court-voting- rights-act-ruling-93324.html ...continue reading
  • 2012 AT&T Sustainability Report

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    Dear APRI Leaders: I am pleased to share with you the AT&T 2012 Sustainability Report. Here is a link to the highlights of the report: At AT&T, sustainability is deeply engrained in the fabric of they do, both in the company and throughout the communities where their customers live, work and serve. Their 2012 Sustainability Report is a testament to that focus. The sustainability report highlights the diverse impacts of sustainability across the company and in communities. The report is shaped by personal narratives from employees and video testimonials from organizations who share AT&Tís passion for improving communities. APRI is encouraged by AT&Ts progress in 2012 and look forward to our continue partnership to improving our world and empowering our communities. In Unity, Clayola Brown, President ...continue reading
  • APRI Louisville Chapter: 30th Annual Banquet

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  • Letter to the Editor: Making room at the banquet table

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    The caption for a photo that appeared with the April 7 Metro article ď Activists riding a fresh wave of optimism ahead of immigration rally Ē identified a worker cleaning ďa statue at Union Station.Ē But what a statue! Itís of A. Philip Randolph , the organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, prime mover behind the original March on Washington, longtime spokesman for the rights of African American workers and author of the famous line, ďAt the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you canít take anything, you wonít get anything, and if you canít hold anything, you wonít keep anything. And you canít take anything without organization.Ē How gratified he would be by this movement and the mobilization of individuals intent on securing a path to U.S. citizenship.  Kathleen McKirchy, Washington The writer is executive director of the community services agency of the Metro ...continue reading
  • Deficits, Deceit, and the Body Politic

    Posted by Joshua Jones      1 comment      Login and comment
    December 07, 2012 | BY NORMAN AND VELMA HILL SOCIAL SECURITY, Medicare, and Medicaid are the foundations for the well-being of scores of millions of middle- and low-income Americans. Without Social Security, 14 million more low-income Americans would be living in poverty. Because of Medicare, 33 million older people live longer, have access to quality care, and are not driven into poverty by rapidly rising health-care costs. Medicaid is a health-care boon to Americans not yet eligible for Medicare, which covers some 60 million Americans. Because of historical and lingering discrimination, racial minorities in particular need these programs. Overall, they have less income and fewer assets than whites, so a higher percentage of their retirement income comes from Social Security benefits. Also, because they more often have physically demanding jobs, they rely more on Social Security disability and require more health care after retirement. If there were no such support, the ...continue reading
  • FCC Should Continue to Encourage Broadband Investment

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    One of the most effective ways to create good jobs at good wages in the coming years will be encouraging adoption of high-speed broadband Internet in every American community. Broadband has become as necessary to economic growth in the 21stcentury as electricity and telephone lines were in the 20th century. Thatís why it is troubling that Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, may be backing away from his support for so-called tiered pricing, a policy that encourages Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to invest the $350 billion in network upgrades the FCC itself says is needed to deliver high-quality broadband to all of America -- while keeping the cost of broadband low for working families. In 2010, the FCC said that ISPs could charge more to the heaviest users of their network, those in the upper tier of bandwidth usage. The idea was that those who used the most bandwidth should pay extra to maintain and upgrade the network Ė otherwise, the average ...continue reading
  • ATU 56th Convention - APRI President Clayola Brown

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  • APRI Seattle: Young Adult Chapter - 2012 Rock The Vote Competition

    Posted by Joshua Jones      Login and comment
    The Seattle Chapter of APRI Young Adults is putting the challenge out to APRI Chapters, NAACP Branches, Churches and High Schools in Washington to join us in a voter registration competition. Young Adults participating in your programs can join in the competition to win awards and financial scholarships.   Donít miss this opportunity to get your youth involved in this civic activist program even if they are not old enough to vote in the 2012 elections.   Awards will be given to the Top Three youth who you have certified have registered the most voters in your participating church, school or organization.   Voter registrations must be turned into the head of the sponsoring program or a point person designated by the participating program within 24 hours of being signed and arranged to be picked up or turned into a program volunteer with in 48hrs.   The winner of the awards will be announced in October 2012. Download Flyer Here: APRI Seattle: ...continue reading
  • Sister Mary Montford Nominatied as Semifinalists for the 2012 Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year Award

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    Dear APRI National Board & Memebers: Our Sister, Mary Montford , President, APRI North Carolina State, has been selected as one of six semifinalists for the 2012 Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year Award in the Community Service category. Sister Montford was selectedónot only based on her nomination, but because of her background, accomplishments and the criteria set forth for the Community Service category. Spectacular Magazine will honor the achievements of these African American women and other women who have made a difference in the African American community with the Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year Awards at a black tie gala on April 13, 2012. The public will have the opportunity to vote on-line ( ) for their choice of the finalists to be the recipient of the Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year Award in several categories. We want Sister Montford to win in the Community ...continue reading