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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

“We set out to test whether the unconscious mind could catch a liar – even when the conscious mind failed,” says ten Brinke. Along with Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Dana R. Carney, lead author ten Brinke and Dayna Stimson (BS 2013, Psychology), hypothesized that these seemingly paradoxical findings may be accounted for by unconscious mental processes.

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment

Written by Featured Organization on 30 October 2009.

Atlanta, GA – The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Morehouse College have announced their partnership to mount a campaign to unite ethics and leadership and to train young people to become leaders with a conscience. Bound together through the legacy of the Atlanta’s first African American Mayor Maynard Jackson, a Morehouse alumnus, these two organizations recognize their mutual benefits in the fields of education, training, and leadership development and will work together to create an aggressive ethical leadership curriculum and to disseminate such knowledge, on a long term basis, focusing on the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, executive director of the Leadership Center at Morehouse, and Brooke Jackson Edmond, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Mayor Jackson’s daughter, have been catalysts for this partnership. “My father was a Morehouse man from his heart. He was dedicated to this institution as well as to the principals of ethical leadership. The abiding desire to carry on his legacy led me to Dr. Fluker’s door a few months ago. Our vision for the MJYF is to edify fundamental values and life skills, encourage moral commitments and develop the ability to engage in ethical reasoning – a mission already articulated by Dr. Robert Franklin, the president of Morehouse College,” said Ms. Edmond. “The forces of money, power, and technology are on a collision course with the fragile traditions of character, civility and community. This is dangerous territory,” says Dr. Fluker. “Who will train a new generation of courageous, globally connected, ethically centered leaders. Enter the Leadership Center at Morehouse,” he added. Dr. Fluker has lead the efforts at the Leadership Center at Morehouse since ... and had worked closely with Maynard Jackson during the early life of The Leadership Center. Phase I of the partnership between the MJYF and Morehouse will consist of an assessment of needs and the design of the requisite curriculum. This phase will further define the participation of students, faculty, and administrators at each partner institution, and will identify the requisite training and funding requirements for a pilot program and subsequent implementations of the MJYF program. The deliverable from Phase I will be the pilot program. The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, a Georgia non-profit organization, was founded by Mayor Maynard Jackson in 1992 to teach leadership skills to young people. John Holley, the foundation president and Valerie Jackson, Mayor Jackson’s widow and the Chair of the Board of the Foundation, have been responsible for many components of the programs including leadership training. In October, 2009, the MJYF Leadership Academy will begin its 18th Leadership Academy class of 11th grade high school students from Atlanta Public Schools and the first class from high schools located in South Fulton County. Students are selected by their high school counselors to participate in the academy for one year. “The Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment, to support a positive value system and to instill a commitment to ethical public service for the youth we work with,” said Ms. Edmond. “These are the principles my father taught those around him to live by and these are the values that we remain committed to pass on to the students of today. We hope to broaden the reach of MJYF and bring meaningful programs to the metro Atlanta community as a part of my father’s legacy,” Ms. Edmond added. •