Surviving Memphis sanitation workers recall their 1968 campaign for economic equality, and the final moments of Dr. King’s life
“I remember when I was hired by the Memphis Department of Public Works on April 15, 1967,” recalls Rev. Cleophus Smith. “This particular morning, it was cold. I’m talkin’ about cold, cold. We didn’t have sufficient gloves, clothes, nor did we have water to drink on the job.”
Millions have seen the image. Moments after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, photographer Joseph Louw captured the moment when those with Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel all pointed to an area across the street.
There are millions of charitable nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) around the world addressing untold numbers of critical issues that keep communities from flourishing. So, why did FedEx designate one of its five philanthropic focus areas to be centered on road safety?
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year, and as many as another 50 million are injured. In addition to the heavy toll of human suffering, the cost of road traffic crashes may add up to as much as 3-5 percent of a country’s GDP.
Event Kicks-off Arbor Foundation’s Initiative to Restore Forests and Communities Ravaged by 2017 Hurricanes
LINCOLN, Neb., January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with Neat Streets Miami, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, FedEx and Verizon will be gifting trees to area residents affected by Hurricane Irma. The distribution event will take place during Florida’s Arbor Day weekend on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the North Park Trail, 780 NW 127 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33182, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Miami-Dade County residents will be able to select from a three-gallon fruit or other native trees, while supplies last.
Three years ago Kat Crabill took a drive that would forever change her life. She visited Kamilo Beach on the southeast coast of the island of Hawai’i, an area that collects a huge amount of trash due to the movement of currents. It was there, while watching plastic waste wash ashore, that Crabill thought about repurposing the large plastic pieces and nurdles, small nuggets of plastic, into true gems. A top ocean plastic polluter, nurdles wash on shore in great numbers, so Crabill had plenty of material to work with. That’s when her company, Nurdle in the Rough, was born.
Today the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but for most of his life, he was simply Judy Shepard’s eldest son, “Matt”. In October 1998, one pivotal event in the small college town where he lived would change the world forever.
Matthew, a 21- year-old college student studying political science and international relations, had been attacked in Laramie, Wyoming, in what would become one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in America. He was abducted, beaten and left tied to a fence for more than 18 hours.
A start-up company may be well on its way to even more success after winning $75,000 in the FedEx Junior Business Challenge.
Five student teams around the country competed against each other to see who had the best original business idea.
From colorful drawstring fish pouches to an anti-bullying app, the teen entrepreneurs showcased their products in front of a panel of judges that included two-time Super Bowl Champion Hines Ward and PGA TOUR player Patrick Reed.
FedEx has committed an additional $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to help communities recover after the devastating hurricane season, as well as the earthquake in Mexico. This brings the company’s total commitment to $3 million in disaster relief over the past few weeks. FedEx is proud to use its global network to help numerous relief agencies respond to these unprecedented disasters.
DALLAS, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.
“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Dallas Area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”
FSG Managing Director Philippe Sion recently hosted a panel on the role companies can take in accelerating solutions to the refugee crisis, as part of the Everyone a Humanitarian series, hosted by swissnex in San Francisco.