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.
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: GreaterDiversity.com, Calendar of Events, C.O.D.D.E (Coalition of Organizations Dedicated to Diversity and Empowerment), Business Directory, classifieds, eNews, facebook and Twitter.
Dr. William J. Barber, II: Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ,
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, 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.
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 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.”
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.
Announcing the launch of the first publication of the Leadership for a New Era Series - How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, produced by the Leadership Learning Community and other thought leaders.
Laura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional Facility’s segregated housing unit and began knocking on inmate’s metal cell doors. “Hi. Would you like to read Shakespeare?” she asked. Those knocks led to a one-of-a-kind program.
- Celebrating 23 Years of Diversity: Your Opinion Matters to Us
- Unemployment Among Black Women Surges National Women’s Law Center
- GDN Book Feature: “Come To Win” By Venus Williams
- Bridging Generation Gaps to Inspire African-American Youth Health
- Dr. Shirley Caesar to Host HBCU Choirs 2010 Kennedy Center Performance
- Kids and Money: The Right Ages and Stages to Teach Kids About Spending, Saving and Giving
- Today's Superheroes Send Wrong Image to Boys
- In The Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation
- Chicago’s Madden/Wells Project Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods; Still Face Health and Job Problems