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Action Against Charitable Organizations

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Pennsylvania Department of State Takes Action Against Charitable Organizations

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Pennsylvania Department of State recently ordered nine charitable organizations to cease fundraising until they are in compliance with the commonwealth’s law governing charities, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés announced today.

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BREAKING: MC Hammer Gets Official #TupacDay

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Though ‘Pac was not born in Oakland, he continuously showed love to the Bay Area city throughout his life, crediting the city for making him the man he is, and, of course, getting his start with the Oakland-based group, Digital Underground.

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Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Statement on President’s Condemnation of Hate Crimes

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — We agree with the President’s assertion in his speech at the Joint Session of Congress that “we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.” Our organization exemplifies that idea – the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council was established to unite the voices of our communities in condemning and combating hate crimes, anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim bigotry.

That is why we call on the President not only to continue denouncing crimes against people of faith because of their faith, but also to take concrete steps to ensure that these crimes are investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims because of their religion are on the rise. In the past six weeks, mosques in the states of Washington, Florida, and Texas have been burned in arson attacks.  Bomb threats against Jewish community centers, which began in January, are continuing, and two Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized. Prompt and unambiguous condemnation of such crimes reassure the affected communities and reinforce the notion that such actions are unacceptable, a message that the President needs to reiterate more actively and forcefully.

We urge the President to take two measures immediately. First, instruct the Attorney General to prioritize investigation and prosecution of hate crimes, and the U.S. attorneys throughout the country to engage more closely with affected communities and state and local law enforcement on hate crimes cases. Second, ensure that funding for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice is strengthened in the administration’s 2017 budget submission to Congress. The Civil Rights Division of DOJ must have the resources to respond to the rise in hate crimes by increasing its engagement with states and localities in upholding the nation’s civil rights laws. Keep Reading

MainStreet Bank Hosts Government Contracting Event

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FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 28, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — MainStreet Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: MNSB) today hosted an event for Government Contractors entitled, “Contracting Opportunities”.

Sam Garbia, Partner of NOVA Business Law Group and Director of the firm’s Corporate Counsel section spoke on the topic of legal issues in the small business government contracting space.  Mr. Garbia regularly advises government contracting clients regarding appropriate business structures.  Mr. Garbia’s remarks were well-focused and one of the key issues he shared was, “Partnership and teaming is key to small business success in government contracting.”

The keynote speaker was Tommy Marks, Director of Small Business Programs for the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Pentagon, Washington DC.  Mr. Marks shared his candid remarks with attendees and answered questions.  Mr. Marks indicated that, “it is imperative that potential contractors understand and focus on the customer’s mission during meetings.”  He also reminded attendees to, “come to the table with your ‘A’ game every day you compete.”

QUOTES: “Having a keynote like Tommy Marks at our seminar was a real win for MainStreet,” said Jeff Satterly, SVP and Head of Government Contract Lending.  “Attendees were delighted to have him in such an intimate setting.”  Satterly also indicated that, “Sam Garbia acts as general counsel for many small government contracting firms and brings an insightful level of knowledge to the table.” Keep Reading


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Friday, February 24, 2017 / 360WiseNews

Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says 2016 was the beginning of a ‘global political revolution’ with the Brexit Vote and election of Donald Trump. His comments came Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference .

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President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:01 AM / 360WiseNews

President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The president toured the museum’s exhibits with a group that includes Ben Carson and Carson’s wife as well as the president’s daughter Ivanka.

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