We The People

Americans will be grappling with a number of sensitive and critical issues throughout 2013 and beyond.  Some new, some old and some never-ending – concerns about race, religion, violence, politics, guns, climate change, war and civic responsibility are just some of the issues that may polarize all or segments of the nation.  We The People will bring awareness to different viewpoints in the hopes of educating its readership.  Please be encouraged to join in and share your perspective.

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Overview

Source:  The White House

The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget demonstrates that we can make critical investments to strengthen the middle class, create jobs, and grow the economy while continuing to cut the deficit in a balanced way.

The President believes we must invest in the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising and thriving middle class.  He is focused on addressing three fundamental questions: How do we attract more jobs to our shores?  How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do the jobs of the 21st Century? How do we make sure hard work leads to a decent living?  The Budget presents the President’s plan to address each of these questions.

To make America once again a magnet for jobs, the Budget invests in high-tech manufacturing and innovation, clean energy, and infrastructure, while cutting red tape to help businesses grow.  To give workers the skills they need to compete in the global economy, it invests in education from pre-school to job training.  To ensure hard work is rewarded, it raises the minimum wage to $9 an hour so a hard day’s work pays more.   Read more..

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UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF) – ANNOUNCES NEW NAACP GATEWAY TO LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Source:  Black News.com

Nationwide — The Gateway to Leadership Program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesuncf_naacp_gateway_to_leadership_program (HBCUs). This program offers finance majors an opportunity to work with major financial organizations during the internship.

The program is open to college juniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Accepted majors include business, finance, economics, banking or accounting. Students must be enrolled at a historically black college or university. Benefits include competitive pay, on-the-job training with a top financial firm, competitive exercise in financial management, and valuable networking opportunities.

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