More than $3.1 billion! That’s how much is being spent by businesses
annually on remedial writing training. According to a study from CollegeBoard, a panel
established by the National Commission on Writing, blue chip businesses
are spending as much as $3.1 billion on remedial writing training each
year for their employees. Today, in a business world driven by online content, this is especially true. But poor writing skills can be improved.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's iconic film, "Do
The Right Thing," and its commentary on race, according to Lee, is just
as relevant today as it was in 1989. In a recent interview with Deadline.com, Lee recalls journalists'
reactions when he took "Do The Right Thing" to the Cannes Film Festival
25 years ago, and shares his upcoming plans to skip Cannes this year and
premiere his new film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," at the American Black
Pittsburgh's 'Take a Professional to the People Day' is one of several local programs intended to improve health
care access in low-income and minority neighborhoods, where many
residents don’t see a doctor often. The lack of routine visits can
increase their risk of medical catastrophes like heart attacks and
strokes, and puts a strain on the health care system, doctors say.