Memorial Day History

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Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

Thanks to all of the brave men and women in our nation’s armed services

In Observance of Memorial Day

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In Observance of Memorial Day! Giving honor to and praying for the families of those that lost their lives in military service to ensure ours are safe. Thank you for your sacrifice.

P.C.I. People for Community Improvement Community Job & Resource Fair

P.C.I. People for Community Improvement

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We are excited to announce our Community Job & Resource Fair on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Event is FREE to the public, and will take place from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Home Assembly Church, 13515 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA. 90061 Thank You, I look forward to your participation. Dexter McLeod, Marketing & J.E.R.C Director People for Community Improvement “Doing Good Things in Urban Neighborhoods” Website: www.pcicenter.org Like us at: https://lnkd.in/bBaKD9C

Executive Support Network 4th Annual Community Dialogue Breakfast

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We LOVE IT when our marketing efforts help a client sell out an event!

Executive Support Network 4th Annual Community Dialogue Breakfast,happening this Thursday is SOLD OUT!

Theme: Community Working Together To Spread The Wealth of: Resources, Services, Information, and Funding to Overcome Barriers. Keynote Speaker, Carolyn Williams, The Gas Company, Panel: Clergy, Law Enforcement, Business, Health Professional, Educator, Activist

SPMG Media will be present to video interview SPONSORS and some attendees to use for post event press. These videos also serve as an active tool to demonstrate results of donation dollars for FY end presentations for non-profits and corporations. Keep SPMG Media in mind for your event coverage needs. (888) 841-7779

Vatican to recognize Palestinian state

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PalestinThe Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 to recognize a Palestinian state. But the treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and constitutes official diplomatic recognition.

“Yes, it’s a recognition that the state exists,” said the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi.

The Israeli foreign ministry said it was “disappointed” by the development.

“This move does not promote the peace process and distances the Palestinian leadership from returning to direct and bilateral negotiations,” the ministry said in a text message. “Israel will study the agreement and will consider its steps accordingly.”

The treaty was finalized days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Pope Francis at the Vatican. Abbas is heading to Rome to attend Francis’ canonization Sunday of two new saints from the Holy Land.

The Vatican has been referring unofficially to the state of Palestine for at least a year.

During Pope Francis’ 2014 visit to the Holy Land, the Vatican’s official program referred to Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine.” In the Vatican’s latest yearbook, the Palestinian ambassador to the Holy See is listed as representing “Palestine (state of).”

READ MORE – http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/vatican-recognize-state-palestine-new-treaty?cid=sm_fb_msnbc

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