Sysco Corporation Enters Into Conciliation Agreements with U.S. Department of Labor to Resolve Discrimination Allegations

PHILADELPHIA, PA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Sysco Corp. has entered into conciliation agreements with the Department of Labor to resolve alleged gender discrimination at its Sysco Baltimore LLC, Sysco Eastern Maryland LLC, Sysco Central Pennsylvania LLC and Sysco Virginia LLC locations. OFCCP

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Rev. Al Sharpton Confirms Meeting With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Address Urgent Civil Rights Concerns

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), recently released the following statement following confirmation from Facebook that CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet with Sharpton and other civil rights leaders to discuss urgent voter suppression concerns on the social platform. “Last week, I sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, requesting a

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Ohio Marketing Executive Appointed to FAMU Board of Trustees

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced alumna and marketing executive Kristin Harper has been appointed to serve on the FAMU Board of Trustees. During its October 30, Board meeting, the Florida Board of Governors appointed Harper, global vice president of Cardinal Health Inc., which is based in Dublin, Ohio, and reappointed Trustee Nicole Washington to the

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House of Usher

I remember in High School literature class reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, famous mystery writer. We rhymed with Annabelle Lee and ad nauseum repeated the Raven. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to his fiction, short story The House of Usher. Poe tells of his narrator visiting an old buddy at his

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Living Legend: Alma Allen

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Alma Allen began teaching within the Houston Independent School District at the age of 21. Initially, she taught at Parker Elementary School and Grimes Elementary School. Swiftly advancing and soaring through the ranks of education, she later became Assistant Principal at Foster Elementary School and then served as principal

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Legal Double Standards Keep Us In Shackles

It’s time we stop lying to ourselves. The lying has gone on much too long and every time the lie is repeated, we are all the worse for it. The lie is that in America, everyone is equal under the law. It’s time to pull back the curtain on this lie, but in order to

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Community Engagement Meeting for the South Mayde Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements and Related Stormwater Detention Projects

HCFCD Projects U101-00-00-P003 and U501-06-00-E001- Bond Projects C-36 and C-46 The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a Community Engagement Meeting for the South Mayde Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements and Related Stormwater Detention projects. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about the status of the projects and share project information. The

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Living Legend

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Roy Dean Moore is the seventh of nine children born to Bob and Ollie Moore in Gause, Robertson County, Texas. As a child, Moore and his family would go out to far West Texas each year, to pick and pull cotton in the field. Oftentimes, this outing came during

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What Happened to OUR Village?

“Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions not retribution.” –L.R. Knost Back when I was coming up there were many things Black folks did not have. But, there was one thing we did have, which replaced and

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