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The People Have Spoken

Written by The Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood on Friday, 12 November 2010 13:56.

Perhaps Americans and President Barak Obama signed off on the notion that “The people have spoken” in Tuesday’s mid-term election, before taking the time to read what is hidden in small print.


What President Obama Should Do Next

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 12 November 2010 13:54.

For Republicans, the November 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a speech to the Heritage Foundation.

The New Black Republicans: Fourteen Black Republicans ran for Congress

Written by Zenitha Prince on Friday, 12 November 2010 13:34.

Election Day victories for two Black Republicans raise a rare question in the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress: How will two African American members of the Grand Old Party interact with the Congressional Black Caucus?


Living Beyond Your Means: When Conservatives Blame the Poor for Being Poor

Written by Marjorie Valbrun on Friday, 05 November 2010 12:33.

When the U.S. Census Bureau recently released its annual report on the economic status of American households, few people were surprised that black and Hispanic households showed the highest increase in poverty rates.


Moving Forward: Celebrating 23 Years of Greater Diversity News

Written by By Co-publisher, Kathy Grear on Friday, 29 October 2010 12:22.

In order to get to your destiny you have to go through some trials, tribulations and sometimes the wilderness. By the grace of God, Greater Diversity News made it through “The Challenges” and came out Greater! With the support of our advertisers, readers and staff, we have been blessed to provide wonderful online and publishing services such as our website:, Calendar of Events, C.O.D.D.E (Coalition of Organizations Dedicated to Diversity and Empowerment), Business Directory, classifieds, eNews, facebook and Twitter.


A Ministry Where Justice and Spirituality Walk Together

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 29 October 2010 12:18.

Dr. William J. Barber, II: Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Goldsboro, NC

Dr. William J. Barber, II is President of the North Carolina NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He is Senior Pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ. He is Chairman Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation, which has developed or inspired over seven million dollars in community development which includes, 41 unit low-income senior citizen complex, 42 single family homes, computer training.


Wilmington Police Dept. Lieutenant Yolanda R. Sparrow Graduates from FBI National Academy

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 23 October 2010 14:19.

Wilmington Police Dept. Lieutenant Yolanda R. Sparrow Graduates from  FBI National AcademyWilmington, NC – The Wilmington Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Lieutenant Yolanda R. Sparrow from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Lt. Sparrow was selected among seven candidates from the State of North Carolina and 272 candidates representing 49 states in the US and District of Columbia, 26 international countries, five military organizations and four federal civilian organizations.


Black Youth Get Political: Not politically detached and influenced by rap

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 23 October 2010 14:11.

Many of the assumptions people have about black youth—that they are politically detached and negatively influenced by rap music and videos—are false stereotypes, according to a new University of Chicago study by Prof. Cathy Cohen, based on surveys and conversations with the youth themselves.


Reverend Melvin Whitley, Outreach Minister

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 October 2010 12:34.

Reverend Melvin Whitley is an Ordained Outreach/Prison Minister with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and Board member of Action NC. Action NC is a non-profit working community to “organize the fight for Justice and Equality.”


Foreclosure Crisis Had Significant Racial Dimensions

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:48.

Although the rise in subprime lending and the ensuing wave of foreclosures was partly a result of market forces that have been well-documented, the foreclosure crisis was also a highly racialized process, according to a study by two Woodrow Wilson School scholars published in the October 2010 issue of the American Sociological Review.

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