Author Archives: Jackeline

The Root: For Colored Girls Who Don’t Know They’re Struggling

Originally published in The Root on July 23, 2017 “It looks like melanoma,” my dermatologist said casually as she biopsied a mysterious scar that had developed under my left temple. I was unmoved. I cried when my hairdresser found a … Continue reading

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Opportunity Finance Network Launches National Campaign for Small Business Owners

‘Venturize’ Connects Small Business Owners with Smart Financing Options Jun 08, 2016, 09:00 ET from Opportunity Finance Network PHILADELPHIA — Today, the Opportunity Finance Network, with support from the Sam’s Club Giving Program, debuted Venturize, a new, nationwide campaign that gives … Continue reading

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Federal Government Launches Social Media Audit After CENTCOM Hack

Buzzfeed, By: Evan McMorris-Santoro WASHINGTON — Within minutes of the first reports that CENTCOM’s social media feeds had been taken over by hackers promoting ISIS, the General Services Administration was ordering a government-wide social media audit. “Immediately after the hack … Continue reading

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GSA: Information secure despite physical HQ security vulnerabilities

FedScoop, By: Billy Mitchell GSA employees working at hotel desks at the agency’s headquarters. (Credit: GSA via YouTube)   A report from the General Services Administration’s Office of Inspector General released last week revealed several physical information security concerns related … Continue reading

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Report cites favoritism in Reagan Building contract

The Washington Post, By: Jerry Markon The company operating the mammoth Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center won its contract through favoritism and was paid nearly $150,000 in fees for work primarily done by subcontractors, federal auditors said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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GSA Tech Initiative Delivers Public Service for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. General Services Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced that the agency will be home to a digital government program called 18F, a comprehensive initiative that will accelerate innovation across the federal government. This new digital hub within … Continue reading

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GSA Transforming the Government Workplace, Saving Agencies Millions

Initiative to do away with “Mad Men” style offices, modernize the federal government Full service offerings include design, technology, furnishings to cut office space, reduce costs and increase collaboration Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) launched … Continue reading

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Janitors to Dimon: ‘Call Me, Jamie’

CNBC, Jane Wells Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me, Maybe?” is the most parodied bit of pop culture since Hitler did everything from getting caught in the housing debacle to missing out on a Harley for the gathering in Sturgis, … Continue reading

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A Letter to Geraldo Rivera from a Hoodie-Wearing Black Latina

(Originally posted on Dear Geraldo, A three-piece suit and a tie would not have saved Trayvon Martin’s life.  Urging black and Latino parents to “not let their children go out wearing hoodies” and saying that the 17 year-old’s hoodie holds as much … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons We Must Protect the New Health Care Reform Law

By Kawana Lloyd and Jackeline Stewart It’s not over yet….the new right-wing budget proposal is a prescription for disaster for communities of color–economically, socially, and without regard to the health of our families and communities. It would end Medicaid and … Continue reading

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