First annual African Union Expo featured on AfricaTVUSA.net

The first annual African Union Expo, hosted by the African Union Expo LLC and Go Africa Network at MIST Harlem on November 17, was featured on AfricaTVUSA.net, an online African television channel.

Listen as female entrepreneurs who participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition share innovative products and services that empower women and families, leaders detail their plans and policies in the trade and investment arena for Africa and the organizers share the event’s goals and mission.

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Addis Ababa — The President of the United States of America Barack Obama will on Tuesday 28 July 2015, pay an official visit to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Obama will be the first U.S. President to ever visit the African Union.

Upon arriving to the AU Headquarters, President Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with the African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Commissioners.

 President Obama is also due to deliver a speech to the continent from the Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU Conference Centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Achieving Health Equity by Design

April 14, 2015

Disparities in health outcomes by race and ethnicity and by income status are persistent and difficult to reduce. For more than a decade, infant mortality rates have been 2 to 3 times higher among African American populations, rates of potentially preventable hospitalization have been substantially higher among African American and Latino populations, and the complications of diabetes have disproportionately afflicted African American and Latino populations.1 These and other disparities have persisted despite recognition that inequity costs the economy an estimated $300 billion per year.2 In addition, health disparities threaten the ability of health care organizations to compete fiscally as insurers increasingly base payments on quality and outcomes, such as reducing preventable admissions and readmissions.

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The New York Police Department will begin equipping all of its officers with smartphones and outfitting many police cars with tablet computers in an effort to modernize the nation’s largest police force, the Manhattan district attorney’s office announced on Thursday.

The program, the N.Y.P.D. Mobility Initiative, will distribute 41,000 devices across the department; each of its 35,000 officers will receive a hand-held device, and 6,000 “ruggedized” tablets will be installed in police cars, a statement from the district attorney’s office said.

Jessica Tisch, deputy commissioner for information and technology, showed one of the new Police Department tablets on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio looked on the background. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

“We must have 21st-century tools to deal with 21st-century threats,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, “and this infusion of new resources will arm our officers with the technology and information they need to fight crime and protect the city against terrorism more efficiently and more effectively.”

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