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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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DiabetesSisters’ National Conference Addresses Unique Challenges of Women with Diabetes April 29 - May 1, 2011 in Raleigh, NC

Written by Featured Organization on 17 February 2011.

RALEIGH, NC– DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC will open on January 1, 2011 at 8am. The Conference, a revolutionary national weekend conference designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place April 29 - May 1, 2011 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh. The Weekend for Women Conference is open to all women with diabetes age 18 and older. Participants will attend educational sessions on gender-specific topics related to diabetes treatment and management (such as pregnancy, body image, concurrent illnesses, nutrition, physical fitness), engage with other women living successfully with diabetes, receive unbiased information on the emergence of new equipment and medications, and learn new tactics for improving their mental and physical health. The Conference Exhibit Hall will be open from 8am-5pm on Saturday, April 30th. To kick off the educational sessions on Saturday morning, the seated breakfast will feature nationally renowned singer and entertainer, Gloria Loring. Ms. Loring is the recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer of television theme songs Diff’rent Strokes and Facts of Life; an audience favorite from daytime TV’s Days of Our Lives; mother of a child with diabetes; spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; and author of four books about diabetes, including Kids, Food, and Diabetes, Parenting a Child with Diabetes, and Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear. Registration for the Conference is offered at a subsidized rate of $100 and includes all meals and snacks on Saturday (including the Celebration of Strength Dinner), breakfast on Sunday, attendance at all eight educational sessions, and many other giveaway items. Conference registration must be made online at www.diabetessisters.org. A discounted group rate of $99 per night has been secured at Marriott City Center. Hotel reservations can be made using group code DSSDSSA by phone at 1-888-236-2427 or online at http://cwp.marriott.com/rdumc/diabetessisters2011. “The Weekend for Women Conference was like no conference I have ever attended before! I was surrounded by women like me-women with diabetes…all types of diabetes from all over the US. It was motivational…and so educational!” said Markee Flint, 2010 Weekend for Women Conference attendee. Women with diabetes face unique challenges with fluctuating blood sugars due to the hormones of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Most women with diabetes are not educated about their increased health risks--such as heart disease, clinical depression, osteoporosis, eating disorders, and body image disorders. For example, women with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than are women who do not have diabetes. These consequences are serious; deaths from cardiovascular disease in women with diabetes have increased by 23 percent over the past 30 years, while the death rate from cardiovascular disease has dropped by 27 percent in women without diabetes. “The unique needs of women with diabetes have been overlooked for far too long and this Conference is filling a void in our current healthcare system. It is always wonderful to see women coming together to support and educate each other,” said Brandy Barnes, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters Sponsors of the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference include Sanofi-Aventis, Roche Diagnostics, Novo Nordisk, Terry & Louise Gregg, Lifescan, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Diabetes, Bayer Diabetes, Dexcom, Medtronic, Kerr Health, and the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council. For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the Conference, please contact Brandy Barnes, DiabetesSisters’ Founder/CEO at bbarnes@diabetessisters.org. About DiabetesSisters DiabetesSisters is a national 501c3 non-profit health organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with, and those at risk of developing diabetes and to advocate on their behalf. The organization’s key initiatives include the orange:will campaign, SisterMatch Program, sisterTALK Blogs, the Women’s Forum, Ask the Experts Column, local Meetups and the Annual Weekend for Women Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.