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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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Out of Touch With Our Nation’s Civility and Racial Healing

Written by Chris Fleming on 20 January 2011.

The NAACP, NAACP New England State Conference and the NAACP Maine Chapter issued the following statement today in response to Maine Governor Pau; LePage’s inflammatory remarks yesterday:

“Governor LePage’s decision to inflame racial tension on the eve of the King Holiday denigrates his office,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “His words are a reminder of the worst aspects of Maine’s history and out of touch with our nation’s deep yearning for increased civility and racial healing. The NAACP Chapter at the Maine State Prison is a testament to our success in fostering racial healing. If the Governor truly looks, he will see it is the largest civic group in the prison with a membership and a leadership that are half black and half white. The NAACP is not a ’special interest group’ as Governor LePage assumed, in fact, we are a public interest group and our goal for over 100 years has been to build One America, and One Maine.”

“During more than 100 years of struggle for equality, social justice and fairness, the NAACP has faced many obstacles in its proud history of helping to move our great country closer to its’ guiding principle of equality and freedom for all,” stated Juan M. Cofield, President of the NAACP New England Area Conference. “It has faced obstinate federal, state and local officials and recalcitrant state and local government entities. So the utterance of Paul LePage, the Maine State Governor, publicly telling the NAACP to “kiss his but” is nothing new for the NAACP.

It is a throwback to decades ago -- and we all had hoped that those attitudes by public officials were behind us. Just a few days ago, President Obama asked that all citizens and public officials become more civil as we engage each other over ideas. The Governor ‘ss attitude reflects poorly upon his constituents. We trust that Governor LePage will reflect upon his crude and intolerant language. The citizens of the state of Maine deserve much better. I can promise that the NAACP will continue a determined and assertive struggle in the state of Maine in our quest for equality, social justice and fairness.”


“The tone Governor Paul LePage has set just after ten days in office should be an offense to all Mainers and the office he has been entrusted to lead with civility, honesty, and decorum fitting of our highest elected official,” stated Rachel Talbot Ross, NAACP Maine State Director. “The Maine NAACP is very concerned that after several attempts to meet with the Governor, over a period of eight months, coupled with a policy decision that will severely impact our immigrant brothers and sisters made on his very first day in office, that a pattern may be being established of failing to reach out and engage the diverse communities of Maine. The NAACP has taken seriously the commitment Governor Paul LePage made during his inaugural address when he said, ‘I am willing to listen and work constructively with anyone committed to honest solutions that benefit all Maine people.’ We want to be part of this process and continue to ask for a meeting to begin working in a respectful and transparent manner for the betterment of our state.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.