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Holyoke Attorney Karen Jackson’s Elder Law & Estate Planning Podcasts Available

HOLYOKE – Elder law and estate planning radio show podcasts by Attorney Karen G. Jackson, of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., are now available free of charge on iTunes, through her firm’s website and on the local radio stations that carry her “Will Power” program. The show covers such topics as the purpose and importance of each estate planning document, how to title assets, MassHealth planning,... 

The Women’s Leadership Forum of the Executive Leadership CouncilHosted National Conference on “Potential.Purpose.Power.”

(L to R)Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rodgers, Linda Johnson Rice, Chairperson of Johnson Publishing with Yanick Rice Lambduring the Executive Leadership Council Women’s Leadership Forum in Minneapolis July 10. The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) hosted more than 200 African-American women executives for the annual Women’s Leadership Forum and Black Women On…Power series at Target Field.... 

Charles Wilhite’s Family Holds Candlelight Vigil To Commemorate 1,000 Days Of Wrongful Incarceration

June 13, 2012 marks 1,000 days that Charles Wilhite has been wrongly imprisoned for a murder in which he took no part. Coincidentally it is also 30-days since Hampden Superior Court Judge Peter Velis ruled that “at trial, there was no physical evidence directly linking the defendant [Wilhite] to the shooting,” thereby granting Wilhite a new trial. DA Mastroianni has until June 13 to announce whether... 

Protecting Civil Rights

Photo courtesy of ThyBlackMan.com ***NO COST SYMPOSIUM***   Protecting Civil Rights A symposium on key civil rights topics Tuesday, June 26, 2012 ♦ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am) Seaport World Trade Center, Waterfront Ballroom, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston   **KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC H. HOLDER, JR.**   FEATURED SPEAKERS United States Attorney... 

Workers’ Rights Calendar

If you missed the 99% Spring trainings, don’t worry – you can still check out the 99% Spring trainings online! Wednesday April 25 RACIAL JUSTICE POLITICS: REFLECTIONS ON THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE – AN URGENT CALL FOR EDUCATORS AND ACTIVISTS 1-3pm, Campus Center Room 168C, UMass Amherst. Panel and open dialogue about racial justice organizing and antiracist education.Info: Jennifer Cannon, jenwcannon@gmail.com.   Wednesday... 

Latinos, Springfield, Masschusetts, and Justice for Trayvon

The Alliance of Black Professionals in Springfield organized the rally for justice. On a raw, cold and wet morning 2,000 people marched in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, to give voice to the dying cries of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, shot by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida. For being black. For being a black teenager. For wearing a hoodie, a sweatshirt with... 

1,000 Hoodies – A Walk for Trayvon Martin in Springfield

1,000 Hoodies - A Walk for Trayvon Martin in Springfield, sponsored by the Alliance of Black Professionals On Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m., the public is invited to join the Alliance of Black Professionals as they gather at City Hall in downtown Springfield, Mass. to walk for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida resident who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.... 

This weekend: Standing up for Democracy

From Egypt to Wisconsin, from Wall Street to Main Street, the transformational energy sweeping around the world has made one thing clear: individuals in motion together can create change. That’s why at Jobs with Justice, we bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to take on struggles that none of us could win alone. Recently, I was fortunate to have... 

The Springfield NAACP Martin Luther King Jr Celebration & Flag Raising

As we gather, it is important that we not only listen to what is being shared, but to do so as a means of determining what steps should be taken to continue the work of Dr. King and those who fought and struggled alongside him to ensure that the fundamental issues of freedom, respect, dignity, and economic & social equality of all human beings are effectively addressed.   By Darryl Moss Each... 

STCC’s 7th Annual Rosa Parks Day Celebration

A reminder to join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 11.15 a.m. for STCC’s 7th Annual Rosa Parks Day Celebration. The event will be held in the space adjacent to the Amy H. Carberry Art Gallery (B28/First Floor). Our guest speaker this year is former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Ms. McKinney served as a member of the House of Representatives for six terms, the first African-American woman... 
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