Lack of funding threatens to destroy the ONLY remaining historically African-American Hospital in the nation. RGH has had a stellar and unblemished reputation as a leading healthcare provider and pillar of the community. We are now in a fight to remain open and keep over 300 employees employed. In an effort to help raise funds, we are co-hosting a community Health Fair June 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 3204 Ennis Dr. Houston TX 77004, as well as other planned future fundraisers. After reading about the rich history of Riverside General Hospital, it is our fervent hope that you will agree that we must save this historical monument that has continuously given back to the community.
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century has just completed Town Hall Meetings in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Baltimore to increase public awareness about the devastating impact of the "War on Drugs" on the Black community as a racially biased strategy/policy. IBW joined the struggle to end the War on Drugs because it is a major part of the crises afflicting Black people, particularly in America's "dark ghettos." Our drug policy reform initiative is part of what must become a multifaceted movement to overcome the State of Emergency decimating urban inner-city Black communities across the country - joblessness, economic/business underdevelopment, poor performing schools, illicit drug trafficking, crime, violence, fratricide, police occupation, mass incarceration, disorientation, disorganization ...
After sixteen years of entering the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, always being awarded a silver or silver gilt medal, Jamaica struck gold! In the year of the fiftieth anniversary of Independence, the Jamaica Horticultural Society's entry was aptly named 'Celebrate, Land of Beauty'.
The ela Design Company debuts edgy, runway-inspired costume designs and Carnival "Monday Wear" for TRIBE Carnival band's 2013 presentation PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (July 23, 2012) - The ela Design Company presented its first ever Carnival costume at the TRIBE 2013 "Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal" band launch presentation, held at the Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain over the weekend. "Kallimini", named after the butterfly known for its natural leaf-colored exterior but vibrant iridescent colors when its wings are open, is one of 14 sections in the band. Exotic Indian square patterns form part of the costume design with intricate bra and waist band pieces complemented by necklace and belly chain features. Kallimini's costume base is turquoise and gold, and the turquoise feathers are streaked with a fiery orange and hints of black.The private section is to be marketed by the "Cocktails" group and will be sponsored by Moët & Chandon.