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The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- For more than a year leading up to the recently completed General Elections, I’ve written about Voter Suppression, gerrymandering, the Black vote and voters.  

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Developing Black CEOs

According to research conducted by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., though Blacks account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, 

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Abuse in the Workplace

There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal

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The Decision to Handle Rejection

The Decision to Handle Rejection

Rev. Manson B. Johnson

The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life.“Man’s rejection can be God’s direction.  God sometimes uses the rejection of hateful people to move us to a new place or assignment–where we wouldn’t have thought of going on our own.  

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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life.

While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts. 

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Women Face Dishonesty in Business More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:04.

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research. In a study to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, researchers found that women are usually at a disadvantage during negotiations. “We found that men and women alike were targeting women with more deception than men,” said Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and co-author of the new research. “It was interesting that men and women alike tried to deceive women in negotiations.”

Voter Suppression: Polls Don’t Vote Vote Early and Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!

Written by Peter Grear on Friday, 10 October 2014 14:50.

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Recent news reports addressing the November 4th  North Carolina, General Election are important but should not be viewed in any way that would cause Black voters to do anything but promote a massive voter turnout.  On October 1, the 4th U S Circuit Court of Appeals voted to allow same day registration and out-of-precinct voting in this year’s election.  Other major voter suppression laws remain in effect and the Republicans have appealed the Court’s decision.  They are still trying to block same day registration and out-of-precinct voting.  They rightfully fear the power of a massive Black voter turnout and we need to deliver one to them.  

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Written by Featured Organization on Sunday, 05 October 2014 12:58.

Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.  GDN and our companion website focuses on issues and opportunities important to Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) and issues of community interest and empowerment such as Moral Monday and voter suppression.

GDN covers news that is vital to unrepresented and underserved communities we need your financial support to help us remain viable.

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Written by Peter Grear on Thursday, 02 October 2014 17:59.

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  Although most polls show Senator Hagan with a slight lead, without a massive turnout of Black voters and wall to wall Election Day coverage of Black precincts, voter suppression will win the day.  If we don’t turnout, Tillis will win and Republicans will have succeeded in disenfranchising Black voters. 

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Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:19.

Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.  GDN and our companion website focuses on issues and opportunities important to Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) and issues of community interest and empowerment such as Moral Monday and voter suppression.

GDN covers news that is vital to unrepresented and underserved communities we need your financial support to help us remain viable.

African American Female Entrepreneur Creates the Heartbeat Music Academy to Provide Music Programs for Underserved and Homeless Impacted Youth

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:10.

San Diego, CA — The Heartbeat Music Academy, located in San Diego, California, was founded by entrepreneur and humanitarian, Tyra K. Hawthorne. Ms. Hawthorne, a native of Detroit, Michigan, created the academy out of memory of her childhood and remembrance of how music has helped her overcome childhood tragedies. The programs provided by the academy are designed to promote scholastic achievement and music education. Since the incorporation of the academy, two of her students were provided the opportunity to attend summer music programs at both the Berklee College of Music and Jackson State University.