NCBM Partners with EPA Region IV on New Workplace Lead-Safe Rule Awareness Campaign
All contractors must become lead-safe certified Deadline for certification enrollment extended to September 30, 2010 September 22, 2010 (ATLANTA)–The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) is working in collaboration with EPA Region IV to get the message to the hard-to-reach communities.
NCBM President Attends President Obama’s Historic Signing of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Law
On July 21, President Obama signed yet another landmark piece of legislation putting the middle class above the special interests that for so long had a stranglehold on America’s government.
Study Finds Michigan Among Top States Under The Most Stress
(Detroit Free Press/July 6, 2010) Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to the Associated Press’ monthly analysis of conditions around the country.
Feds’ Suit Raises Stakes for Arizona’s Immigration Law
Daniel Ortega (from left), a Phoenix lawyer and immigration advocate; Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox; and the Rev. Warren Stewart are among speakers at a July 6 news conference discussing the federal suit challenging Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 (photo credit: The Arizona Republic)
Mayors Call on Senate to Choose a Clean Energy Future for America
During a June 29 press conference at the Capitol, the National Conference of Black Mayors called on the Senate to chart a new direction for America’s future through comprehensive climate and energy legislation that will provide for the sustainability of our nation’s most vulnerable communities.
Detroit Spares 18 Schools; Retaining Students Is Next Goal
Freda Dawson, principal of Malcolm X Academy, talks with seventh-grader Andrew Bowman, 12, on Monday about the district’s plans. The school will move to a new location.
Medicaid Cut Places States in Budget Bind
(The New York Times/June 7, 2010) Having counted on Washington for money that may not be delivered, at least 30 states will have to close larger-than-anticipated shortfalls in the coming fiscal year unless Congress passes a six-month extension of increased federal spending on Medicaid.