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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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Civil Rights organization Helps Distribute Music Video Outlining Dangerous, Racially Discriminatory Police Practice

Written by Featured Organization on 23 July 2012.

New York, NY - Today hip hop artist Jasiri X in partnership with This Week in Blackness released a new song titled, "10 Frisk Commandments." The track and accompanying video address the New York Police Department's practice of engaging in illegal stops, searches and frisks that lead to unlawful arrests and other violations of civil liberties, primarily in communities of color. 

ColorOfChange, which last week launched a petition calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to end to New York City's discriminatory Stop and Frisk program, features Jasiri X's new video on the organization's blog and today began sharing it with its network of supporters on Facebook and Twitter.

"Jasiri's video makes plain the targeting by law enforcement and subsequent humiliation that too many Black and Latino New Yorkers, especially young men, face every day," said ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson. "Our members have already begun to sign our petition calling on Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly to end this unjust practice. Now we're partnering on distribution of this creative and provocative video that people can share with friends and family. 

We're proud to join Jasiri and This Week in Blackness in their efforts to spread the word about Stop and Frisk in a way that highlights and validates the experiences of too many in our communities." According to the campaign email that ColorOfChange sent to members last week,  NYPD officers made nearly 700,000 stops last year, 89% of which were of Black or Latino New Yorkers. Most of these people were stopped without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

"The NYPD's use of Stop and Frisk practices have created two New Yorks — one in which New Yorkers are treated differently on the basis of race, income, ethnicity, and where they live," Robinson said. "We are thankful to Jasiri X and This Week in Blackness for continuing to elevate this important issue." The video, which ends with a link to the ColorOfChange petition and a text message short code for people to get involved, can be viewed here: http://colorofchange.org/blog/2012/jul/18/listen-jasiri-x-new-track-surviving-stop-and-frisk/ With more than 800,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest Black online civil rights organization.