Marian Wright Edelman

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Name: Marian Wright Edelman
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

AL ranks 5th on list of states with worst child poverty rates

Children's Defense Fund data shows Alabama has a 27.2% child poverty rate. (Source: MGN Online) HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -The Children's Defense Fund analysis of new 2013 state data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals child poverty rates remain at ... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Child Watch: Helping children in hidden rural poverty

Marian Wright EdelmanWhen many people hear child poverty in America the first stereotype is of an inner city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where more than 16 million ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

What's Wrong With the South?

The national poverty rate declined to 14.5 in 2013 from 15 percent in 2012, the first time it's fallen since 2006. But the picture is far gloomier in the South, which at 16.1 percent, had the highest rate of all four regions of the country.The southern ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Child Poverty in the States Still Record High Levels

In 20 States more than 40 percent of Black Children are PoorIn 35 States more than 30 percent of Hispanic Children are PoorIn 21 States more than 25 percent of Children Under 6 are PoorIn 19 States more than 10 percent of Children are Extremely PoorIn ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Child Poverty Drops for First Time Since 2000

"Child poverty is a moral blight on America," said Marian Wright EdelmanThe Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind®For more information contact:Patti Hassler ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Child Watch: Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

By Marian Wright EdelmanNNPA ColumnistWhen many people hear child poverty in America the first stereotype is of an inner city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where more ... [Published Black Press USA - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 3 reports

Children's Defense Fund Joins Forces with JJ Abrams to Celebrate Founder Marian Wright Edelman's Vision

Those familiar with the Children’s Defense Fund know it to be a national, non-profit child advocacy organization. Yet not as many realize it was founded over 40 years ago by Civil Rights activist Marian Wright Edelman, in her efforts to champion policies ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Invisible Achievement Gap

Across the country, it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children, especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment by all teachers ... [Published Washington Informer - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Merlene Davis: Let's stop fighting for equity in our public schools and make it happen

When the Fayette County Public Schools' Equity Council announced that it is frustrated by the lack of progress in equality, I thought of Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's…Click to Continue » ... [Published Kentucky.com - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black

Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on Advancing Success for Black Men in College by sharing a question his 14-year-old ... [Published Washington Informer - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Child Watch: The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black

By Marian Wright EdelmanNNPA ColumnistTerrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on Advancing Success for Black Men in College ... [Published Black Press USA - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Black Men Share Keys to their Success

By Marian Wright EdelmanNNPA ColumnistAt a recent symposium co-sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund and the Educational Testing Service on “Advancing Success for Black Men in College,” the focus was on solutions and how to get more young men to attend ... [Published New Journal Guide - Aug 28 2014]

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Spelman College and Myavana Host Seminar on Hai... [Published Black Enterprise - 15 hours ago]
AL ranks 5th on list of states with worst child... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Sep 22 2014]
Child Watch: Helping children in hidden rural p... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 22 2014]
Inspirational Quotes about Changing the World [Published Buzzle.com - Sep 19 2014]
What's Wrong With the South? [Published US News & World Report - Sep 18 2014]
Child Poverty in the States Still Record High L... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 18 2014]
Despite pullback on ballot issue, push on teach... [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 17 2014]
Child Poverty Drops for First Time Since 2000 [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 16 2014]
Child Poverty Drops for First Time Since 2000 [Published Digital Journal - Sep 16 2014]
Child Poverty Drops for First Time Since 2000 [Published WGNT - Sep 16 2014]
Child Watch: Helping Children in Hidden Rural P... [Published Black Press USA - Sep 16 2014]
Alex Johnson New Executive Director of the Chil... [Published TickerTech.com - Sep 15 2014]
My Own Freedom Summer [Published Wesleyan Argus - Sep 12 2014]
Children's Defense Fund Joins Forces with JJ Ab... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 11 2014]
Children's Defense Fund Joins Forces with JJ Ab... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Sep 11 2014]
Children's Defense Fund Joins Forces with JJ Ab... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 11 2014]
Pico Rivera students get help securing healthca... [Published Whittier Daily News - Sep 11 2014]
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Invisible Achievemen... [Published Washington Informer - Sep 11 2014]
Merlene Davis: Let's stop fighting for equity i... [Published Kentucky.com - Sep 08 2014]
Lynwood schools seek health coverage for students [Published Wave Newspapers - Sep 06 2014]
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Emotional Toll of Gr... [Published Washington Informer - Sep 03 2014]
"Mile High, Red Hot" by García Sinclair + Nafis... [Published Prlog - Sep 01 2014]
Child Watch: The Emotional Toll of Growing Up B... [Published Black Press USA - Sep 01 2014]
Black Men Share Keys to their Success [Published New Journal Guide - Aug 28 2014]
Strong programs, strong mentors, and strong min... [Published Insight News - Aug 21 2014]
Cook: Adults think the darndest things [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Aug 19 2014]
Your View: Police Department scores with fundra... [Published High Point Enterprise - Aug 18 2014]
Breaking the code of silence [Published Milwaukee Times - Aug 15 2014]
L.A. Parker: Inspirational billboard in Trenton... [Published Trentonian.com - Aug 15 2014]
Today’s Freedom Schools work to empower homeles... [Published PBS - Aug 11 2014]
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Statement from Children's Defense Fund Presiden... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jul 24 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's draft is a small, mean and worn idea that picks on poor children and families while not asking for one cent of sacrifice from rich corporations and rich individuals. ...
Statement from Children's Defense Fund Presiden... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jul 11 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A great American died today. John Seigenthaler was a wonderful friend, an extraordinary journalist, and a long term champion for justice and freedom. He leaves wells of justice and service in his wake ...
7 Celebrities Who Successfully Hid Their Pregna... [Published TIME.com - Jul 10 2014]
The Internet exploded Wednesday when multiple reports revealed that Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s child. But the shocked reaction wasn’t just due to the fact that Mendes is procreating with our collective boyfriend, but also because, ...
65 Amazing Quotes To Inspire and Recharge Your ... [Published McAfee Blogs - Jul 01 2014]
Today’s blog post is going to take a little detour off the main road. We’re going to pause from gulping down information and slaying cyber dragons and simply refuel our parenting tanks. So often the best wisdom comes from lands far beyond our well-traveled ...
Hillary Clinton: Anchored by Faith [Published TIME.com - Jun 27 2014]
This originally appeared in TIME’s book Hillary: An American Life , available on newsstands everywhere June 27. Hillary Clinton once described her faith as the background music of her life. Whether she hears it as Chopin, Bach or even U2, she did not ...
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Children's Defense Fund and AASA Announce Partn... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 22 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman Statement on the Annivers... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 13 2013]
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