The Village

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  • Filling the Gap: Why America Needs More Company Buy- In to Build its Apprenticeship Model

    Jan 26, 2017. Written by CBCF

    Written by: Erin Robinson In September, I attended an informational event about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the U.S. When I asked what was needed when it comes to STEM education, a panelist responded that the government must incentivize the business community to give students relevant and rigorous opportunities. Students need the…

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  • “When the Levee Breaks”: What Have We Learned about Securing our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure After Natural Disasters?

    Jan 24, 2017. Written by CBCF

    Written by Priscilla Barbour   Securing our nation’s critical infrastructure assets from natural disasters is often overlooked. Historically, the U.S. has been reactive when it comes to guarding against natural disasters. No one understands the potentially devastating impacts of this strategy better than the residents of the Gulf Coast. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927…

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  • Build a Wall in Cyberspace not on the Border

    Jan 10, 2017. Written by CBCF

    By Ronald Madlock Throughout the course of this general election, candidates from neither major party has adequately discussed national cyber security policy. It is time that candidates tell the American people what their plan of action to counter the increasing amount of cyber-attacks on entities, both public and private. The United States have been shown…

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  • Doing Away with Death by Implicit Bias in Healthcare

    Dec 13, 2016. Written by CBCF

    Written By: Mia Keys   There are many similarities between the U.S. justice and healthcare systems. For instance, when deciding how to de-escalate a tense or time-sensitive situation, both the justice and healthcare systems use protocols that are profile-reliant. We can recognize such protocols at work in recent media narratives of police fatally shooting or otherwise…

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  • Africa is still rising

    Dec 7, 2016. Written by CBCF

    Written by: Abdul Deensie   In May 2000, the Economist labelled Africa the ‘Hopeless Continent.’  The magazine coined this phrase because the continent was marred by civil wars and bad governance in the 1990s.  By 2011, the Economist changed its slogan and started using the term ‘Africa Rising.’   The reason for the change was African countries…

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  • #GivingTuesday: A life changing experience

    Nov 28, 2016. Written by CBCF

    When I received my acceptance letter for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Incorporated’s (CBCF) Communications Internship Program, I knew I was about to embark on a life-changing journey. As a first-generation college student who started her educational career at a community college, I doubted my ability to thrive professionally despite doing well in school. For…

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  • #GivingTuesday: The Impact of CBCF & How I Plan to Give Back

    Nov 14, 2016. Written by CBCF

    The CBCF has given me so much and saying thank you is just not enough. This program has enhanced my networking skills to levels that I couldn’t imagine. You always hear people say that you need to step outside of your comfort zone and speak up. Typically, I was one of the people who heard…

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  • Precision Medicine: Will African Americans be Economically Left Behind?

    Oct 26, 2016. Written by CBCF

    The Precision Medicine Initiative, the Federal Government’s investment in Genomic Medicine, is a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. It is the next trillion dollar industry President Obama jump started with a $10B Federal research investment ($2B already approved). Based on the awards of the first grants, the…

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  • 2040 – What will America look like?

    Aug 1, 2016. Written by CBCF

    Written by Darold L. Hamlin The year 2040 (Projections of the U.S. Population, 2010-2040

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINIONS: Can Transportation be a Bridge to Wealth for African Americans?

    May 10, 2016. Written by CBCF

    Written By Richard Ezike, Ph.D (@rcezike) Entrepreneurship and Transportation. The combination has created many a successful business in the last 10 years. Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp worked together to find the ridesharing app Uber in 2009, which currently operates in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide and has propelled Kalanick to a net worth…

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