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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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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Developing Black CEOs

According to research conducted by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., though Blacks account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, 

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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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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life.

While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts. 

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African American Influence Worldwide

Written by Featured Organization on 13 August 2012.

It’s Olympic time once again. The time when the best of the best come together to represent their country and compete for the coveted hardware. Countries that have been around for centuries, honoring tradition are now taking lessons from the new kid on the block. Yes, I’m talking about the United States. Granted, the U.S. has been around for hundreds of years but that pales in comparison to China, which has been around since the B.C. times.

Yet and still, the African American influence resonates worldwide. On Sunday, the Chinese men’s national basketball team did the Soulja Boy dance to get hyped before the game against Spain. What’s the big deal? Well, let’s digress.

Along with being one of the youngest countries, the United States’ African American population is really just beginning to gain notoriety and their spending power recognized (see previous post “The Power of the Black Dollar”).

At the time that Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” was release, he was 16. By 2010, he ranked #18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, earning $7 million that year. Did I mention that the single was originally self-published on the internet?

Back to the big deal. The Chinese men’s basketball team represented their country at the 2012 Olympic Games in sport but at the same time showed the World, at the largest and top venue for world, that they’re paying attention to the African American culture.

African American influence has transcended the seas and continues to influence worldwide.

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