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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

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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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Obama's Visit to Ghana: Indiana University Experts Comment

Written by Yvette Alex-Assensoh on 10 July 2009.

Yvette Alex-Assensoh After hard-nosed discussions in Russia and economic talks in Italy, President Barack Obama's visit to Ghana may seem largely a celebration -- the first trip to sub-Saharan Africa by a U.S. president of African descent. But it would be a mistake to think that strategic discussions won't be engaged in Ghana, say Indiana University Africa and African-American studies experts A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh.

The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia will be in Ghana Friday and Saturday (July 10 and 11). The Obamas will visit Accra, the capital, and a former British fort at Cape Coast that was used to keep slaves before they were transported to the New World.

Assensoh, a native of Ghana and Professor of African-American and African Diaspora Studies at IU Bloomington, and Alex-Assensoh, Dean for the Office of Women's Affairs (OWA) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at IU Bloomington, observe that:

-- President Obama's choice of Ghana for the visit suggests that his administration will tie increasing aid for Africa to improved governance for African nations. Ghana, which became an independent nation in 1957, has been a leader in Africa in achieving peaceful democracy, with the two major parties alternately winning the presidency. "Historians and experts on African politics feel that it makes a lot of sense for the young but very knowledgeable American president to visit Ghana," they say.
-- With nuclear proliferation in the news -- including Obama's weapons talks this week with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and North Korea's continued nuclear threats -- it's interesting to note that a nuclear reactor was built in Ghana in the 1960s. During the Cold War, socialist nations assisted Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah in building the reactor at Kwabenya to produce electrical power. The project was halted after Nkrumah was ousted by a military coup in 1966. Recently, some Africans have talked about reviving the project.
-- A forceful presence by Obama sends a message that the U.S. won't take a back seat to China, which has been increasing its role in Africa through growing trade and aid arrangements. "Some experts on African affairs are of the opinion that President Obama's presence on the continent, first in Egypt and now in Ghana, will help in showing that the U.S. and other major Western nations are not ready to let China have a 'free ride' in friendship and economic