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Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation

Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights

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Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Back in September I wrote an article entitled, Voter Suppression: Creating Black Wealth.  The impetus for that article was a commentary written by Earl G. Graves, Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise. 

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Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

loyalty to employers

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does

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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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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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Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 December 2014 17:00.

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.  GDN and our companion website focuses on issues and opportunities important to Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) and issues of community interest and empowerment such as Moral Monday and voter suppression.

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Protest Movement Goes Global

Written by Rebecca Rivas, Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:51.

Growing up in Brooklyn, 20-year-old Keeshan Harley has been frisked more than 150 times since he was 13, he said. He often chooses to stay home rather than chance an encounter with police, he said, where he could be stuck in the back of a cop car for an hour. Even a walk down the block to the corner store can end in being roughed up by police for no reason, he said. When the Brooklyn college student heard that Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, he immediately felt drawn to come to Ferguson.

Don’t Let Tempting Predatory Loans Spoil Holidays

Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:49.

From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond over-eating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays are also a time when predatory lenders actively use tempting advertisements of extra cash to seek potential victims. If your holiday list calls for more money than available, don’t make the mistake of falling into the trap that may take most of next year to escape.

Overcoming Prejudice to Create Freedom in WWII Defying Discrimination, One Military Unit Brought About Liberty

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:48.

LOS ANGELES – During World War II one division of the military was forced to fight not only the Nazi regime, but also prejudice within the American military and at home. Combat team 370 was part of the 92nd infantry division; the only all-negro division tasked with missions their superior officers thought they couldn’t handle. Ivan J. Houston was a member of this division, now sharing the struggles and triumphs of this powerful unit in “Black Soldiers: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II.” “Buffalo soldiers was the name given to the Negro cavalry of the U.S. army by Native Americans in the 1800s,” Houston said. “These units were originally seen as inferior, but made an undeniable impact on American history. That’s exactly what happened with us while we were in Italy between 1944 and 1945.”

Low-income Students in Summer Learning Programs Get Advantage in Math

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:45.

Students attending voluntary, school district-led summer learning programs entered school in the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers who did not attend the programs, according to a new RAND Corporation study. While students who attended summer learning programs performed better in math, they did not experience near-term benefits in reading or see significant improvement in social and emotional outcomes compared to their peers. However, the study identified key factors linked to reading achievement.

The Third Reconstruction: Political Accountability

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:25.

Educate, Organize, Mobilize -- Over the past months I’ve written about the necessity of black and low income voters requiring patronage in return for electing politicians to office.  This week I’m providing a concept that I think will enable elected officials to demonstrate their commitment to including black and low income voters in job and business opportunities that the officials influence or control.  Hopefully, other ideas will be offered to improve upon this presentation.