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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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 Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.  

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25 Ways to Cut Your Personal Expenses

Written by Jamar BatesSpecial to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice on 08 July 2013.

Jamar Bates is a Financial Advisor with MassMutual Financial Group in Atlanta, he offers Comprehensive Financial Planning and advisory services for individuals and business owners regarding retirement planning, investments and insurance.
Use the public library to check out movies or books for free.
  • Consider dropping your land line phone at home. Your cell phone may be all you need and some come with free long-distance services.
  • Send free e-cards and save on postage.
  • Stop buying clothes that are “dry clean only.” Learn to iron.
  • Don’t renew subscriptions to publications you don’t have time to read.
  • Only use ATMs where you won’t be charged service fees.
  • Wait a little longer between manicures (or try doing one yourself!).
  • Pay cash when possible—psychologically it’s harder to spend cash than using credit cards, and you’ll save on interest charges.
  • Check your credit history. Go to FreeCreditReport.com and make sure everything is accurate. Good credit may mean lower interest charges.
  • Get multiple quotes on insurance. It pays to shop around.
  • Raise the deductible on your homeowner’s and car insurance policies.
  • Pay attention to the expense ratios on mutual funds you buy.
  • Go to matinee movies instead of movies at night.
  • Cook in bulk and freeze.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat for your home.
  • Only do full loads of laundry and fill the dishwasher before running it.
  • Bring your lunch to work or scout out the inexpensive places to buy lunch.
  • Have cocktails at home and then go out; have dessert at home.
  • Be a smart grocery shopper—cut coupons, shop at discount stores, and stock up on sale items. Check out Costco or Sam’s Club.
  • Fill prescriptions with the generic form of the drug.
  • Keep up maintenance on cars. It may prevent costly future problems.
  • Get annual physicals to prevent costly future problems.
  • Wash your car at home and skip the car wash.
  • If you see something in a catalog that you want to buy, wait a week before ordering to see if you still really want it.
  • Pay bills online. Save postage.