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  Minority Franchising - Portal to the Franchising Industry
The National Minority Franchising Initiative was underwritten in 2006 by the 20 pre-eminent franchisors whose logos are noted on this website.
The NMFI has teamed up with minority organizations all over the country to provide seminars on various franchising topics.
In 2000, the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) was created to level the playing field and meet the needs of a largely under-represented market.
www.minorityfranchising.com   (287 words)

  FinAid | Other Types of Aid | Minority Students
This $15,000 fellowship is open to minority individuals pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in nonprofit management or a Master of Arts in philanthropic studies at Indiana University.
NACME is the nation's largest privately funded source of scholarships for minority engineering students.
A list of opportunities for minority and female undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, organized by academic area, with a separate list of general programs.
www.finaid.org /otheraid/minority.phtml   (887 words)

  Minority group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A minority or subordinate group is a sociological group that does not constitute a politically dominant plurality of the total population of a given society.
A sociological minority is not necessarily a numerical minority — it may include any group that is disadvantaged with respect to a dominant group in terms of social status, education, employment, wealth and political power.
Other minority groups include people with disabilities, "economic minoritites" (working poor or unemployed), "age minorities" (who are younger or older than a typical working age) and sexual minorities (whose sexual orientation or gender identity differs from the sociological norm).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minority   (1301 words)

 Minority government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A minority government or a minority cabinet is a cabinet of a parliamentary system formed by the leading political party when it has won a plurality but not a majority of seats in the parliament.
In general, a minority government tends to be less stable than a majority government, because the opposition can always bring down the government with a simple vote of no confidence.
Minority governments are more common in countries using proportional representation systems, where it seldom occurs that one single party wins a majority of their own.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minority_government   (903 words)

 Model minority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "model minority" was first coined in the mid-1960s by William Petersen, a social demographer, who believed that the success and achievement of Asian Americans paralleled those of the Jewish Americans.
The scores obtained by various minorities on tests such as the IQ and SAT could be influenced by cultural and social differences.
As well, the connotations of being a "model minority" mean that in school, Asian students are often labelled with the unpopular "nerd" image.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Model_minority   (2442 words)

 minority on Encyclopedia.com
MINORITY [minority] in international law, population group with a characteristic culture and sense of identity occupying a subordinate political status.
Religious minorities were known from ancient times, but ethnic minorities did not become an issue in European politics until the rise of nationalism in the 19th cent.
The minority group sought to establish its own culture as a national identity, either by incorporating with a nearby country that shared its identity or, if none existed, by seceding and forming its own nation.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/minority.asp   (807 words)

 DreamWorks SKG Fansite-Minority Report
Minority Report probes the implications of what would seem on its surface to be an ideal criminal tool.
With Minority Report, Spielberg and his team investigate the nature of crime, technology and destiny with both a sense of adventure and the inscrutable mystery reminiscent of classic noir films of the 1940s.
Minority Report also represents a step forward in creating organic, seamless visual effects that reveal a world that is not traditionally sci-fi futuristic so much a subtl e natural progression from our world today.
www.dreamworksfansite.com /minorityreport   (1241 words)

 Dominant minority: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In sociology and in voting theory, a minority is a sub-group that forms less than half of the population....
Minoritarianism (a neologism essentially meaning minority rule) is a political philosophy or agenda which asserts that a segment of a countrys population...
The term model minority refers to a minority racial group that is unusually successful in its country....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/do/dominant_minority.htm   (1237 words)

 Grants for Individuals: Minorities (Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Latinos, Other Ethnic Groups, and ...
The $3500 George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship.
The MFP objective is to increase the number of ethnic minorities who complete doctoral degrees in psychology and to improve the quality of mental health treatment and research on issues of concern among ethnic minority populations.
Minority undergraduates are invited to apply for a summer program designed to prepare them for graduate study and faculty careers.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/grants/3specpop.htm   (12501 words)

 Minority | csmonitor.com
But this summer, Boston City Council president Charles Yancey, introduced an ordinance to strike the word "minority" from the official city lexicon, he touched off a fight that has gotten even those dozing in the back row out of their seats and into the debate.
She and other editors of the Encarta World Dictionary were particularly careful in their definition of the word "minority" in the book's most recent edition.
The book's definitions caution users about minority and other terms - mostly slurs related to race, sexuality, or class - "to warn people that if they use those toward someone else, their use is a direct reflection upon them, the speakers, and not those they are victimizing," she says.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0131/p14s01-idgn.html   (1224 words)

 Minority Women's Health
Even though minority women have many of the same health problems as White women, they are in poorer health.
Minority women use fewer health services and continue to suffer more from premature death, disease, and disabilities.
Also, because minority groups are very diverse, even within one group, these women's access to health care, their health behaviors, and their health status can vary widely.
www.4woman.gov /minority   (317 words)

 Minority - OCR: Accredited Postsecondary Minority Institutions (Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: )
OMHRC was established by HHS Office of Minority Health in 1987 and serves as a national resource and referral service on minority health issues.
Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
newinfoage.com /nwia/minority.html   (350 words)

 Minority Business Loan Programs | Loans > Government Loan Programs
If you are a woman or an ethnic minority, you may be entitled to funds earmarked for minority business development.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses.
The centers provide minority entrepreneurs with personalized assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management and technical assistance, and financial planning to secure adequate financing for business ventures.
www.allbusiness.com /articles/Loans/3523-3891-3906.html   (442 words)

 Minority Report (2002)
Blade Runner, Total Recall, Paycheck, Screamers, and Minority Report are all short stories written by Dick about the future that have been turned into a movie, and most have a less than enthusiastic view of where we are headed.
In Minority Report, we see the effects of predicting the future to the point of crimes are prevented by arresting murderers before they kill.
The rest of the movie, Anderton tries to not only prove that he is innocent, but also that he was set up, possibly by an oily Department of Justice figure who is investigating Precrime before it goes national after an election, played by Colin Farrell.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0181689   (774 words)

 Amazon.com: Minority Report (Widescreen Edition): DVD: Tom Cruise,Max von Sydow,Steve Harris,Neal McDonough,Patrick ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Minority Report is an absolutely riveting film that will have you going from the moment the film starts to the very last second.
MINORITY REPORT, the first Spielberg-Cruise collaboration, is a superior science fiction-action hybrid, with a very intriguing plot, and an ending so far away from the beginning you could lose track of how you got there.
"Minority Report" takes place in the not-so distant future in Washington D.C., where for 6 years has been completely murder free thanks in no small part to an awesome technology that identifies a killer before the crime is committed.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JL78?v=glance   (3762 words)

 Minority Business Loans
According to the Kauffman Foundation analysis "Minorities and Venture Capital: A New Wave in American Business", minority enterprise venture capital investing "is very profitable", with an average net return per investment of over $1 million -- almost a 100% profit return.
Minority business loans are granted to those who are perceived as being winners -- and at this time, that means having a great web site.
It was easy to see why: Sadly, there was no indication anywhere in the business plan that indicated the owners were part of this minority, or that they had developed a minority-based advisory board, either of which would have given them "expert" status in developing this business.
www.businessplanmaster.com /minority-business-loans.html   (1215 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Canadian Government
A minority government is one that emerges from an election with fewer seats in the House of Commons than the combined total of all other parties.
The government had become embroiled in the debate over whether or not Canada should have nuclear weapons as part of a continental defence shield (he was against the idea).
In the end, it came in near the average for a minority government: 17 months.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cdngovernment/minoritygovernment.html   (1085 words)

 Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
The primary objective of the AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students is to enable more minorities to enter and move ahead in the accounting profession and academe.
Recognizing the fact that professors serve as role models, a second objective is to increase the number of CPA role models who can positively influence the career decisions of a college student.
Be a minority student who has applied to or has been accepted into an accounting doctoral program.
www.aicpa.org /MEMBERS/DIV/CAREER/MINI/FMDS.HTM   (569 words)

 definition of minority
The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.
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www.brainydictionary.com /words/mi/minority190343.html   (112 words)

 Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
A minority student who has satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, equivalent college work including at least six (6) semester hours in accounting.
A minority student who is enrolled in the final year of a five-year accounting program or an undergraduate accounting major who is presently accepted or enrolled in a master-level accounting; business administration, finance or taxation program, or who had any undergraduate major and is presently accepted in a master-level accounting program.
www.aicpa.org /members/div/career/mini/smas.htm   (650 words)

 Minority Business Loan Small Business Minority Loan Bad Credit Personal Business Online
These loans are designed to provide assistance to the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own small businesses or wish to start their own enterprises.
The Minorities Business Development Agency (MBDA) is another government organization that provides funding and helps to foster the creation, maintenance, development and management of minority owned small businesses.
Minority owned small businesses can also avail of one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing help, management and technical assistance and financial planning to assure adequate financing for their ventures.
www.allworldprivatefunding.com /minority-business-loan.htm   (495 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [2002]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, Minority Report is set in the Orwellian near-future of 2054, where a trio of genetically modified "pre-cogs" warn of murders before they happen.
Though this is superior SF from one of Hollywood's greatest craftsmen, it would have been more in the spirit of Philip K Dick to leave a few tantalisingly untidy plot threads dangling.
Minority Report is one of those rare films that really does incite thought.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000063W29   (1044 words)

 Center for Minority Veterans Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary.
The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems.
The Center's  goal is to provide and promote the use of VA programs, benefits, and services use by minority veterans.
www.va.gov /centerforminorityveterans   (118 words)

 European minority languages
GeoNative - Hungarian minorities outside Hungary, with placenames
GeoNative - German minority in Belgium - with placenames
Minoritas: Kärntner Slowenen - Slovene minority in Austria
www.smo.uhi.ac.uk /saoghal/mion-chanain/en   (1346 words)

 APA Minority Fellowship Program
The MFP's objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations.
The Diversity Program in Neuroscience (DPN; Predoctoral and Postdoctoral), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, supports the training of research scientists in neuroscience.
The goal of the DPN is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in neuroscience who complete the doctorate in neuroscience and who conduct research in areas of importance to the NIMH.
www.apa.org /mfp   (225 words)

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