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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

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Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

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Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

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Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

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Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

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Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

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Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

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Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

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Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

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Touché! A Workplace Guide to the I-Should-Have-Saids

Written by Featured Organization on 03 December 2010.

Marshall School of Business Professor of Management and OrganizationUSC Marshall School of Business Professor shows how to overcome the “I-Should-Have-Saids”

Newswise — Your boss says, “We don’t see you as having leadership potential,” or your colleague interrupts you AGAIN in the morning meeting. How are you to respond?

“It doesn’t’ matter how talented you are, these moments come up, and they’re often public,” says Kathleen Reardon, USC Marshall School of Business Professor of Management and Organization and the author of the newly released Comebacks at Work: Using Conversation to Master Confrontation (Harper Collins, 2010).

“No one is born a comeback expert,” says Dr. Reardon, who has spent her career training and teaching people how to communicate effectively. Yet we wish we could conjure up the perfect rejoinder, especially as knowing what to say has professional implications. According to Reardon, success in the workplace depends largely on how we handle ourselves in conversation; we are responsible for 75 percent of the way people respond to us.

“I wrote this book because I wanted to help people develop the ability to handle themselves on their feet when someone says when someone says something confrontational, awkward, embarrassing, or simply odd.”

To freshen up the stale scripts we often rely on, Dr. Reardon (the author of nine books, including the best seller The Secret Handshake) breaks down the art of the comeback, emphasizing preparation, keeping your cool, and handling conflicts with a carefully thought-out strategy.

In Comebacks, She explores:

•Why some comebacks work, while others fall flat;

•Why our mind goes blank when we are confronted, and how to overcome that response;

•How to “flip the power” in a conversation so it’s in your favor;

•How to determine which comebacks work, and when to use them.

Dr. Reardon also offers strategies for determining when it's best to walk away and when it's time to engage, and guides readers to self-discovery and skills, from honing their gut instincts to mastering facial expressions and gestures.

The communication strategies suggested in Comebacks are useful in a variety of social contexts outside the workplace, including when negotiating an important purchase or dealing with what Dr. Reardon describes as those inevitable “awkward, insulting, embarrassing exchanges” that seem to pop up on a daily basis, whether you’re at the gym or in line at Starbucks.

Dr Reardon’s strategies are also applicable across multiple platforms, including email, texting, Facebook and Twitter. “A lot of the same rules apply,” says Dr. Reardon, warning social media aficionados to remember that what they’re posting is permanent—not temporary, and to whenever possible give confrontational posters a chance to reconsider. “Give people a chance to do the right thing by responding: ‘I think what you meant to write…’”, she advises.

In addition, a good rule of thumb writes Dr. Reardon—whether you’re in a work meeting, at a holiday party, or on your Blackberry texting, “is to consider communication to be less about what somebody says to you than about how you receive that message and what you do about it.”

To read Kathleen Reardon’s regular blog postings chronicling current “Gotcha!” and “uncool” comebacks, visit her web site: www.comebacksatwork.com.

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