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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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Arizona Immigration Law Hurts Arizona’s Pocketbook

Written by Featured Organization on 08 January 2011.

Last spring Arizona’s state legislators enacted a controversial law to deter undocumented immigrants from crossing the state’s borders and punish those who have crossed the U.S. border. Thus far, however, the most significant result of the act, S.B. 1070, has been to deter other Americans from crossing the state’s borders and to punish the pocketbooks and coffers of Arizona workers and businesses.

A recent report found that the cancellations of convention and meeting bookings passage of the law provoked has already resulted in the loss of $45 million dollars in direct lodging revenues to the state’s hotel industry.

But the report, “Stop the Conference: The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Conference Cancellations Due to Arizona’s S.B. 1070, said the lodging-revenue losses were just one part of a much more extensive economic storm buffeting the state, whose tourism industry is a major source of income for its citizens and tax revenues for its treasury.

For example, the report says that when such other ancillary revenues that hotel stays produce in direct spending by conference attendees– such as for meals, entertainment, taxis and limousines, and sundry retail buying – the damage done comes to another $141 million.

And yet, the report finds that the damage is even more extensive: nearly 2,800 jobs those lost conferences and meetings would have supported; more than $86 million in lost wages and more than $9 million in tax revenues those jobs would have produced; and a total lost economic output of $253 million.

The report was commissioned by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., which has opposed Arizona’s law. It hired a prominent Arizona economic polling firm, Elliott D. Pollack & Company, to undertake the study.

Its results were disparaged by Russell Pearce, the Arizona legislature’s Republican Senate President, and chief sponsor of S.B. 1070. The Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association stated in August that the state had lost at least 40 conventions and $15 million in lodging revenue – a dollar figure the CAP study claims is based on a very narrow accounting of the losses.

This week Kristen Jernigan, a spokeswoman for the association, said that while the bookings for conventions and meetings had taken a hit, “we feel pretty positive “that the vacation travel of individuals and families to the state has not been significantly affected by the controversy.

For all the stunning dollar figures in the CAP report, its focus was limited to examining the impact of lost convention bookings. It did not consider the law’s impact on such other areas as vacation travel or business development.

The fact that the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of S.B. 1070 next year will certainly revive the controversy over its passage, and may well provoke a fresh round of cancellations of convention and meeting bookings within the state, deepening the damage already done. The CAP report did state that the total potential losses from future convention cancellation could add up to $750 million or more.

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