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2012-04-26 10:24:39

**Audio Available Via Telephone Conference** NEW ORLEANS, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation concludes the America Healing Grantee Conference through a generation's tapestry of the "Beloved Community." Three nationally respected leaders describe how the threads of the past can be woven together today to shape a healed democracy and a new America for future generations. Who:Moderator: Gail C. Christopher, Vice President for Program...

2012-04-25 10:23:50

NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of national journalists, a photojournalist and media makers will discuss and exchange ideas for addressing the unconscious bias of race that is ever present in contemporary media. Most people understand race and racism through the lens of the media and today's media has become the new public square where ideas and values are expressed. According to Ball State University, the average American spends more time using media devices--...

2012-04-25 10:23:29

NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of social change activists will examine the multiple ways in which organizations and leaders are building innovative voter protection and education campaigns by using the media, community engagement and other strategies to protect the rights of voters of color and to ensure that all votes count. Historically, Jim Crow laws and other forms of voter intimidation were used as tactics to suppress the inclusion of people of...

2012-04-25 10:22:40

**Audio Available Via Telephone Conference** NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and other recent instances of racial injustices, scholars, public officials, civic leaders, community activists and other Americans are discussing the role of race in the United States. Throughout history, several national organizations have worked to achieve social change across the country and provide leadership in challenging times. At...

2012-04-16 06:25:35

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carla D. Thompson, since 2010 deputy director of the Office of Child Care in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation June 11 as vice president for program strategy. In her new position, Ms. Thompson will be responsible for managing the foundation's work with communities and grantees nationwide in the program areas of Education & Learning and Family Economic Security. In 2010-11, those...

2012-04-05 02:25:10

Grants from the Broad, Kellogg and Gates foundations total more than $7 million NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National education nonprofit CFY (www.cfy.org) today announced an initiative to help K-12 students, teachers and parents locate and access high-quality online digital learning activities--videos, simulations and other educational software-- to propel student achievement in subjects including math, English, science and social studies. The funding for this...

2011-11-30 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced a $3 million commitment to provide capital for financing retail, production, processing and distribution of fresh food to reach lower-income communities in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans. The capital will be made available through the foundation's mission-driven investment work in partnership with NCB Capital Impact (Capital Impact) of Arlington, Va., a Community Development...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Special programming to air beginning the weekend of October 7 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tavis Smiley will put a human face on the alarming new data about poverty in America with special programming on both his national public television and radio programs. With nearly 50 million Americans, or one in six, now living in poverty, "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience" will kick off with a roundtable discussion on The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI on Friday,...

2011-09-23 14:31:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds that oral health disease in Alaska Native children is rampant. As the Institute of Medicine reported in June, oral disease is at epidemic proportions across the U.S., particularly among children. Sadly, most of this disease is completely preventable - if you have access to dental care. Since 2006, the W.K....

2011-08-10 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced it will partner with MSNBC on its second annual "A Stronger America: Making the Grade" education special. MSNBC will broadcast the live two-hour event with a focus on strengthening America through education from the Detroit School of Arts on Sunday, August 14. "Detroit and Michigan have taken more than their fair share of licks in the media over the past decade," said Sterling Speirn,...