RCMP on scene at a residence in Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP are currently at the scene of a residence in Chetwynd.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, there is currently an unfolding event with a heavy police presence at a residence in Chetwynd.Saunderson says there are very little details on this incident at this time but she can say that the RCMP were called to the residence at 1:43 a.m. on Thursday morning and that the incident is believed to be isolated to the one specific residence.- Advertisement -RCMP will release further details when more information becomes available.last_img read more

Report: Blacks are more likely to be in prison than dorms

first_img“It’s one of the great social and economic tragedies of our time,” said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the Urban League. “It points to the signature failure in our education system and how we’ve been raising our children.” The Census Bureau released 2006 data on the social, racial and economic characteristics of people living in adult correctional facilities, college housing and nursing homes. It is the first in-depth look at people living in “group quarters” since the 1980 census. It shows, for example, that nursing homes had much older residents in 2006 than in 1980. The new data has limitations. In addition to not including commuter students, it does not provide racial breakdowns by gender or age, though it does show that males make up 90 percent of prison inmates. Also, most prison inmates are 25 or older while 96 percent of people in college housing are age 18 to 24. The data show that big increases in black and Hispanic inmates occurred since 1980. In 1980, the number of blacks living in college dorms was roughly equal to the number in prison. Among Hispanics, those in college dorms outnumbered those in prison in 1980. WASHINGTON – More than three times as many black people live in prison cells as in college dorms, the government said in a report to be released Thursday. The ratio is only slightly better for Hispanics, at 2.7 inmates for every Latino in college housing. Among non-Hispanic whites, more than twice as many live in college housing as in prison or jail. The numbers, driven by men, do not include college students who live off campus. Previously released census data show that black and Hispanic college students – commuters and those in dorms – far outnumber black and Hispanic prison inmates. Nevertheless, civil-rights advocates said it is startling that blacks and Hispanics are more likely to live in prison cells than in college dorms. There are a lot of reasons why black students do not reach college at the same rate as whites, said Amy Stuart Wells, a professor of sociology and education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Black students are more likely to attend segregated schools with high concentrations of poverty, less qualified teachers, lower expectations and a less demanding curriculum, she said. “And they are perceived by society as terrible schools, so it is hard to get accepted into college,” Wells said. “Even if you are a high-achieving kid who beats the odds, you are less likely to have access to the kinds of courses that colleges are looking for.” Students who don’t graduate from high school are much more likely to go to prison, said Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nearly 40 percent of inmates lack a high school diploma or the equivalent, according to the census data. “The criminal economy is one of the only alternatives in some of these places,” Orfield said. “You basically have the criminalization of a whole community, particularly in some inner cities.” Blacks made up 41 percent of the nation’s 2 million prison and jail inmates in 2006. Non-Hispanic whites made up 37 percent and Hispanics made up 19 percent.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Small business aficionados and entrepreneurs are l

first_imgSmall business aficionados and entrepreneurs are likely familiar with the MSNBC network’s weekend business program Your Business, which airs Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. ET, repeating the following Saturday at 5:30 a.m. ET. Hosted by JJ Ramberg, every week, the show highlights innovative small businesses and features experts on entrepreneurship, including Black Enterprise‘s own Alfred Edmond, Jr., SVP and editor-at-large.Ramberg is putting forth her own entrepreneurial endeavor, Fetch by Goodshop–an e-commerce platform that gives you significant savings on some of your favorite retail brands, including Gap, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, travel brands, and more.“Let’s just say, you’re going to buy a sweater from the Gap. Simply go to gap.com, and Fetch will automatically provide you with a list of money saving offers.  It’s that easy,” Ramberg says.Fetch is a browser plugin, which we tested it with Chrome; it does not seem to support Microsoft Edge, currently. With this plugin, you can go to an online store and search a database of more than 500,000 coupons and deals.The bonus of using Goodshop is that, as you shop, you can choose from more than 100,000 causes, and a percentage of what you spend online will be donated to that organization at no extra cost. These charities span a variety of causes, including cancer awareness, animal welfare, assistance for victims of domestic violence, and also organizations centered on the African American community, such as 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Young Black Scholars, and the African American Heritage Foundation. To date, Goodshop has raised more than $12 million for a variety of causes and campaigns.“JJ has a heart for entrepreneurship,” says Edmond. “We are both entrepreneur geeks.” JJ, a Stanford Business School graduate, launched Goodshop while serving as MSNBC’s longest-running female show host.Edmond says that, unlike many business journalists that have never actually launched their own businesses, JJ has valuable insight into entrepreneurship, because she walks the same path. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/deals-donations-save-good-goodshop-fetch/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/deals-donations-save-good-goodshop-fetch/ What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videoslast_img read more