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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

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Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship

Nassau, Bahamas – Interdenominational unity and overwhelming love for God and God’s people saturated the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina as Global United Fellowship 

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These Black Women Are Changing Lives Across America Walking

Written by Featured Organization on 25 March 2014.

Their motto is "when black women walk, things change," and they are changing lives across America. Who are they? GirlTrek. It is a dynamic organization of women whose efforts to improve the health and lives of Black women everywhere is growing, and it's based on a philosophy of walking it out for better health. GirlTrek is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to inspiring Black women and girls to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. It started as a grassroots effort in 2011 by Vanessa Garrison and Tanya Morgan Dixon who often shared their concerns over family health issues. Once they decided to reach out and help others, the movement grew.

The organization is literally walking across America on a leave-no-sister-behind health movement. But their mission is more than just walking. They are inspired by Harriet Tubman who was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Her heroic efforts to rescue more than 300 slaves through an Underground Railroad and bravery in recruiting men for John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry will long be remembered in Black American history.

GirlTrek encourages communities to get involved in their biggest walk of the year that honors Harriet Tubman, the HARRIET Tubman Celebration Weekend, which culminates with the celebration on March 10 of Harriet Tubman Day. As Wordna Warren, GirlTrek’s National Field Director, explains, “Our goal is not simply to get women walking with us for Harriet Tubman Day, but to get women walking, active, and healthier every day. Each day, each minute, we want to see more and more black women getting and staying healthy.” 

For more information, visit www.girltrek.org

Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GirlTrek •

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