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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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Band of Sisters Author Kirsten Holmstedt appears at UNC Wilmington

Written by UNCW Women’s Studies & Resource Center on 15 March 2010.

They may have left the war, but the war will never leave them . . .

Kirsten Holmstedt, a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of two award-winning books, will speak in the university’s Lumina Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. She will be joined by three female Marines who served in Iraq. The event is free and open to the public.

While researching and writing Band of Sisters, which tells the amazing true stories of women on the battlefield, Holmstedt developed strong relationships with female service members. Later, she chronicled America’s women warriors as they came home from Iraq to explore the war’s painful aftermath—including post-traumatic stress disorder, survivor’s guilt, physical wounds and other challenges—in her second book, The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq, 2009.

At turns heartbreaking and infuriating, The Girls Come Marching Home covers a compelling assortment of fighting women with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. Holmstedt tackles controversial issues head-on, from racism, sexual harassment and drugs to the difficulties of getting treatment from the Veterans Administration. Capturing these women’s unique voices, Holmstedt lets them speak for themselves about their trials and tribulations, their hopes and dreams, their frustrations and achievements.

Holmstedt received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drake University and her master’s degree in creative writing from UNCW. She has testified before Congress, spoken to countless college audiences, civic and military groups, and appeared on The PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, BBC’s The World, and C-SPAN, among other TV and radio programs.

She will be joined at UNCW three female Marines chronicled in her books. Rosie Noel, the first female Marine gunnery sergeant to receive a Purple Heart, was wounded at Al Asad Airfield and appears in Band of Sisters. Cpl. Oyoana Allende was wounded when the convoy she was riding in was hit by a suicide bomber, resulting in three female Marines being killed and 11 wounded, which was the deadliest day for female soldiers in Iraq. Sgt. Jude Eden served in Fallujah just months after Sgt Allende. In addition to supporting data communications on and around Camp Fallujah, she also did Entry Checkpoint Duty, searching Iraqi women and children as they entered the city.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNCW Women’s Studies & Resource Center and the Upperman African American Cultural Center.