Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

People on the move …Office Depot names Jerri DeVard chief marketing officer

JERRI DeVARD

Office Depot Inc. announced that Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard, a senior executive with more than 30 years of extensive marketing and leadership experience at large global brands, has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She will report directly to Office Depot’s Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith.

African Americans Return to the Home Buying Market

African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers greater than projected a year ago by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).

The 2017 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report, found that Black home ownership rose from its near 50-year low of 41.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016 to above 42 percent in the first two quarters of 2017, according to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data.

Preserving History in Sweet Auburn

Two million dollars in American Express preservation funding is up for grabs, and Sweet Auburn Works Inc. is in the running to receive a preservation grant to enhance the Bryant-Graves Historic Home and to help introduce the local businesses and organizations of the district to the 1 million-plus visitors to the MLK, Jr. Historic Site, as part of Partners in Preservation: Main Streets.

Preserving History in Sweet Auburn

Two million dollars in American Express preservation funding is up for grabs, and Sweet Auburn Works Inc. is in the running to receive a preservation grant to enhance the Bryant-Graves Historic Home and to help introduce the local businesses and organizations of the district to the 1 million-plus visitors to the MLK, Jr. Historic Site, as part of Partners in Preservation: Main Streets.

African Americans Return to the Home Buying Market

African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers greater than projected a year ago by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).

The 2017 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report, found that Black home ownership rose from its near 50-year low of 41.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016 to above 42 percent in the first two quarters of 2017, according to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data.

African Americans Return to the Home Buying Market

African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers greater than projected a year ago by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).

The 2017 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report, found that Black home ownership rose from its near 50-year low of 41.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016 to above 42 percent in the first two quarters of 2017, according to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data.

Higher wages more important than health benefits, employees say

Sixty-three percent of working Americans say that earning a higher wage is more important to them than having better health benefits.

The annual American Payroll Association survey asked, “What’s more important to you, better health benefits or higher wages?” Sixty-three percent of respondents indicated higher wages are more important than health benefits.

Higher Wages More Important Than Health Benefits, Employees Say

Sixty-three percent of working Americans say that earning a higher wage is more important to them than having better health benefits.

 

The annual American Payroll Association survey asked, “What’s more important to you, better health benefits or higher wages?” Sixty-three percent of respondents indicated higher wages are more important than health benefits.

Higher Wages More Important Than Health Benefits, Employees Say

Sixty-three percent of working Americans say that earning a higher wage is more important to them than having better health benefits.

 

The annual American Payroll Association survey asked, “What’s more important to you, better health benefits or higher wages?” Sixty-three percent of respondents indicated higher wages are more important than health benefits.

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.