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Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation

Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights

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Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Back in September I wrote an article entitled, Voter Suppression: Creating Black Wealth.  The impetus for that article was a commentary written by Earl G. Graves, Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise. 

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Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

loyalty to employers

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does

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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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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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 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.  

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The Million Father March 2013 is Dedicated to the Safety of All Children and to the Young Victims of Newtown, Connecticut

Written by Featured Organization on 15 August 2013.

John Travis HoltHere is an unusual reason for hosting the Million Father March 2013 at your school or in your community.  When fathers and men are at schools, children feel safer.  When fathers and men are at schools, teachers feel safer.  When fathers and men are at schools, students are better behaved.  When fathers and men are at schools, those who might want to do harm to children or disrupt education usually stay away.  Almost no incidents of violence ever occur or are reported on the first day at schools that participate in the Million Father March.

Keeping children safe in 2013, in and out of school, is not an easy matter.  Violence has become ingrained in some communities and violence can erupt anywhere in the United States, including school.  Unfortunately, staff at too many schools must expend valuable time thinking about and preparing for safety—time taken away from teaching and learning.  Although police can discourage and manage violence, The Black Star Project understands that aware parents and community members constitute the best, first-line defense to protect children in and around schools—especially fathers whose presence at schools support positive learning environments.The Black Star Project is sponsoring the Million Father March 2013 on the first day of school in nearly 600 cities across America.  Its aim is to inspire fathers and families to be more effectively engaged with their children’s education.  One million fathers are expected to participate this year.  Since the inception of the Million Father March one decade ago, first-day attendance in Chicago rose from nearly 85 percent in 2004 to about 95 percent in 2011.

Participants in the Million Father March 2013 include fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, male caregivers, mentors and family friends.  On the first day of school:
·         Fathers are asked to accompany their children to school and to register to volunteer 10 hours per year at the school.
 
·         Elected officials are invited to visit schools to help them understand how to make better public policy and inspire them to fight for adequate funding.
 
·         Faith leaders are asked to pray around the schools for protection and to have their faith institution adopt schools.
 
·         Business leaders are asked to give fathers and other men at least two morning hours off, with pay, to take their children to school.
 
 
 
Keeping students safe in America is serious business, and none are better able to rise to this occasion than the fathers of the children who attend American schools.  The Black Star Project can help fathers establish and maintain safety patrols, create father booster clubs and help schools maintain effective learning environments. 
 
Students will be inspired seeing their fathers and men at their school on the first day. And by participating, these fathers and men will be encouraged to support their children and to work with your school throughout the new school year.
 
Research shows that children whose fathers take an active role in their educational lives do better in school (earn better grades, score higher on tests, enjoy school more and are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college). Additionally, children whose fathers listen to and talk with them regularly, and are active in their lives, have fewer behavior problems. 
For more information about the Million Father March, National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day, or establishing a Fathers Safe Passage Program, please call The Black Star Project at 773.285.9600 or email blackstar1000@ameritech.net.  We welcome all men and women of every ethnicity and faith to be a part of the Million Father March 2013.