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White House Photos of the Month


Page 8


Justice Department Awards Over $23M For Body Worn Camera Pilot Program


Newport News Sheriff’s Department Receives $209,944


John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival


Page 9


A History Lesson for Dr. Ben Carson


Page 11


White House Initiative Creates Opportunities for HBCUs


Free October 2015


part


WASHINGTON – of President


transparency enforcement


and communities they


As


commitment to building trust and law


Attorney General Loretta Justice Department


the E.


Lynch today announced that the


has


awarded grants totaling more than $23.2 million to 73 local and tribal agencies in 32 states to expand the use of body-worn cameras


and explore 2015 includes their


impact. The body-worn camera pilot program announced in May


$19.3


million to purchase body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and


technical assistance and


$1.9 million to examine the impact of their use. The grants, awarded by the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), build


on President


Obama’s proposal to purchase 50,000 body-worn cameras


Obama’s between serve,


for law enforcement agencies within three years.


is designed


“This vital pilot program to assist local


jurisdictions that are interested in exploring and expanding the use of body-worn cameras in order to enhance transparency, accountability and credibility,” said Attorney General Lynch. “The impact of body-worn cameras touches on a range of outcomes that build upon efforts to mend the fabric of trust, respect and common purpose that all communities need to thrive.”


The grants, which require


a 50/50 in-kind or cash match, can be used to purchase equipment applicants


and require implementation


establish a strong plan


and


robust training policy before purchasing cameras.


This Edition’s Highlights


Our Faith Editorial


Why We Cannot Afford to Waste Another Vote The Thief And The Shepherd


Money Matters Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Governments Cracking Down on Fraudulent Mortgage Practices Delta Foundation Job Skills Workshop


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Financial Freedom Workshop


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12 13 15


that a


Each


agency awarded a grant is BODY WORN CAMERA PAGE 11


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at HBCU Week Conference. Photo by HRM staff


BY ANGELA JONES The


theme


HBCU All-Stars attend HBCU Week Conference. Technology, White House Initiative for the on


Historically Black Colleges and Universities hosted a conference for HBCU Week. The


2015 HBCU Week


Conference was "HBCUs: Innovators for Future Success" and there was no shortage of successful attendees. HBCU presidents, other university personnel and students selected as HBCU All-Stars all took part in the two day conference which focused on Science,


Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), partnerships and entrepreneur.


The HBCU Week conference consisted of workshops, receptions, luncheons and plenty of opportunities to network with individuals who have a vested interest in the success of HBCUs. The United Negro College Fund hosted a reception and the UNCF president participated in a panel discussion titled “A Crucial Conversation about the Value of STEM, Partnership and Entrepreneurship.”


HBCUs PAGE 14


From Coupons to Cash Back: Tips on Choosing and Using Bank ‘Rewards’


Bank rewards programs tied to credit or debit cards or other products can provide you with appealing offers for things such as points to be used for travel and shopping or cash added to your account. But finding great deals is only half of the equation.


"It's important for consumers to


understand that to make the most of any rewards program, they need to make sure that they do not overlook other, more important account features in addition to the rewards," said Susan Boenau, Chief of the FDIC's Consumer Affairs Section.


Before jumping Comparison into any rewards


program, consider these tips for maximizing the potential benefits and minimizing mistakes.


shop different rewards


programs, including their fees and other costs, before deciding to apply for one. One credit card or deposit account might offer seemingly terrific rewards but also charge fees that may negate the rewards. So it's important to take a look at other products (such as a rewards card without an annual fee) and weigh the costs and benefits of each one.


Choose a rewards program that fits your


lifestyle. The best way to maximize benefits and avoid spending problems is to choose a program that rewards you for purchases or deposits you would make even without the gifts.


"You may want to think about rewards programs in terms of reaching your goals, because


each one has different features,"


Boenau added. "For example, if you are BANK ‘REWARDS’ PAGE 5


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