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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

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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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 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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Grace, Guts and Glory in America: Stories and Psalms of a Man Saved by Grace

Written by Featured Organization on 07 August 2009.

Edwin A. HillEdwin A. Hill Provides Insight About Life, Education and Career Choices for Youth in Diverse Communities NEWTOWN, Pa. -- "Grace, Guts and Glory in America: Stories and Psalms of a Man Saved by Grace" (published by iUniverse) is a compilation of the powerful life experiences, stories, songs and psalms that shaped Edwin A. Hill's personal, professional and spiritual journey through life in America.

Born the poor, black son of a single parent, Hill grew up in a matriarchal home environment and was raised by his mother and grandmother. In "Grace, Guts and Glory in America," he writes that "simply surviving life, in retrospect, feels like a major achievement ... The 50's and 60's in Gary, Indiana was a smorgasbord of crime, racism, poverty, transition and opportunity -- depending on who you were."

Written in songlike prose, Hill provides spiritual, professional and personal insight into life through his own story and his continual service to others. The first of his siblings to attend college, Hill received his double-major Bachelor's degree in Advertising Design and Art Education from Indiana State University in 1973. He went on to work for over 30 years in human resources and diversity management at Fortune 100 companies and recently retired from a prestigious position at Johnson & Johnson.

Hill's personal psalms are inspired by his faith, family and friends and especially by the "women of God" -- his mother, grandmother, sister and aunts, all of whom he calls "songstresses" -- that provided the spiritual sheet music for him to follow on his personal life journey. In "Grace, Guts and Glory in America," Hill hopes to provide future generations with inspiration and insight through his own life songs.

About the Author

Edwin A. Hill has worked in the human resources arena since 1970 -- prior to receiving his double-major Bachelor's degree in Advertising Design and Art Education from Indiana State University in 1973. Hill joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988 where he founded the J&J African American Leadership Council and was the catalyst for influencing the creation of the Office of Diversity for J&J's worldwide organization. Hill was promoted to Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Johnson & Johnson's Global Pharmaceutical Group of Companies in 1999. Hill retired from J&J in 2008 and currently lives with his wife in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where he devotes his time to prayer, his church, singing and writing. "Grace, Guts and Glory in America" is Hill's first book.

"Grace, Guts and Glory in America"

Available from:http://www.iUniverse.com,http://www.bn.com, andhttp://www.amazon.com

ISBN: 9781440107887 - 6 x 9 - Paperback - 132 pages - $13.95