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Download GDN Digital Edition Sept. 26, 2013

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Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion

Nielsen Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Black consumers should invest in companies that invest in them. {NNPA Photo by Ann Ragland) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion

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Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and  Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Congress to

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Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of White women killed by men, according to a report by the

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HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in

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What Makes Literature Good? By John Travis Holt

What makes literature good is its ability to stand the test of time, remaining relevant to future generations and a multitude of interpretations that allows each individual to find something of relevance to their own lives; it addresses a universal

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Download GDN Digital Edition Sept. 19, 2013

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Ebony and Ivy Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities

The following is an introduction by author Craig Steven Wilder to an excerpt from his new book Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities: It is difficult to imagine college campuses as sites for exploring the

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The Station Launches The Writers Room

Integrated Production Company – The Station – Continues to Push New Production Models for Branded Content and Entertainment Building a Unique Roster of Award-Winning Television, Film and Comedy Writers to Collaborate with Ad Agencies and Brands on Long Format, Web

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The Language School Publishes English Book for Native Spanish Speakers

Denver, CO –(PR.com)– The Language School, a World Languages School with locations throughout Colorado, has published Inglés: Fácil y Divertido Básico Nivel 1: Fundaciones, a beginners level textbook geared towards teaching English to native Spanish speakers.

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Turning a hobby into a business

By Akilah C. Thompson – News Flash! You do not have to spend the rest of your life working in a cubicle from nine to five every day. Neither do you have to settle for working in a miserable profession that

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Building Schools Designed to Succeed

By Dick Resch – Kids have just headed back to school. Unfortunately, many of them may be greeted by worn-out desks and broken chairs. More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs.

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Author Samuel C. Williams Reveals Collection of Skits and Plays

‘Mercy and Justice and Other Christian Skits’ provides enjoyment, insight and the understanding that readers no longer have to settle as victims of the dark-sided spirit realm

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African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Many student athletes who excel on the field also score points in their personal lives by successfully balancing athletics, schoolwork and giving back to their communities. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), along with sponsorship partner

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Guillermo Perales Promotes Diversity in His Business

Where many people see a struggling economy, others see a land of opportunity. Many new entrepreneurs in America are immigrants like Guillermo Perales, who has a unique perspective on why diversity in business is needed.

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Tell House Republicans: Don’t cut food stamp benefits.

In June, Republicans tried to cut $20 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as food stamps, and failed. Any rational person would say that they went too far.

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Help Spread Awareness about Child Passenger Safety Using Social Media

RALEIGH – Sixty children died in car crashes in North Carolina last year. Nearly two-thirds of them were not buckled into a car seat or a seat belt. The Governor’s Highway Safety Program wants to reduce that number to zero

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American Families Taking ‘Divergent Paths,’ Study Finds: Inequality Linked to ‘Marriage-Go-Round’ Among Some Groups

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a period of relative calm during the 1990s, rapid changes in American families began anew during the 2000s, a new analysis suggests.

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This week’s edition of NCDOT Now: Federal judge makes an important ruling in the Bonner Bridge lawsuit

This week’s edition of “NCDOT Now,” the department’s weekly video news update, is now online. Just click below to watch it.

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NCDOT News: Preserve and Protect NC’s Natural Beauty – Volunteer for Fall Litter Sweep

RALEIGH – If you enjoy North Carolina’s natural beauty, consider showing the state how much you appreciate it by lending a hand during the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2013 Fall Litter Sweep. Scheduled from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct.

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Saving the World One Drop at a Time

OU College of Engineering Hosts International WaTER Conference and Prize — Norman, Okla. — The WaTER (Water Technologies for Emerging Regions) Center at the University of Oklahoma is bringing together researchers and advocates from around the world to focus on the

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Companies with ‘Culture of Health’ Outperform Others

Those with strong health, wellness, and safety programs bested S&P 500 average rate of return in investment simulationsCompanies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their

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Why Run? Turning your back on God’s call to service

By Pastor Dale Haynes — “But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

By Reid Wilson, PhD and  Lynn Lyons, LICSW — Deerfield Beach, FL, – With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents (HCI Books — $14.95 – ISBN: 9780757317260 – September 2013) offers a contrarian yet effective approach

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Police Kill Unarmed Former Football Player Seeking Help After a Car Crash

Think Progress / BySy Mukherjee — Jonathan Ferrell, 24, had pulled himself out of a wrecked car before seeking help, only to be shot fatally by the police. September 16, 2013  |  The following post first appeared on Think Progress. Officer Randall Kerrick, 27, of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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Download GDN Digital Edition Sept. 12, 2013

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National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising 5th and 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives, has announced

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New Chairwoman of the NC Commission of Indian Affairs Sworn-in Today

The NC Commission of Indian Affairs is holding its annual Commission meeting today from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel–Crabtree in Raleigh. The agenda includes addresses by Governor Pat McCrory, Secretary of Administration Bill Daughtridge, and

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Author Gives New Insight to Parenting After 4 Years in Prison

When Patrick McKnight was incarcerated in 2006, he soon began to realize the things in his outside life that he had taken for granted. Especially his relationship with his children. Stuck in a jail that didn’t allow visits from children

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NCDOT’s Top Equipment Operators Place 4th Overall in Southeast Equipment Roadeo

RALEIGH — NCDOT equipment operators captured three top-three finishes in the individual competition and fourth place overall in the Southeast Regional Equipment Operator Roadeo held in Lexington, KY on Wednesday. The event is an annual competition held to recognize the

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Watch The Latest Episode of NCDOT Now

This week’s edition of “NCDOT Now,” the department’s weekly video news update, is now online. Just click below to watch it.

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Download GDN Digital Edition Sept. 5, 2013

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Public Forum Series Aimed at Developing Creative Strategies for Engaging Political, Cultural and Social Conflicts

Launching Monday on the Stanford Campus, SocialxDesign to Host Public Forum Series Aimed at Developing Creative Strategies for Engaging Political, Cultural and Social Conflicts PALO ALTO, CALIF. — SocialxDesign — a social technology consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC and

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POST-9/11 “TURBAN MYTHS” IN AMERICA

New Research Shows Most Americans Misidentify Turban-Wearers In U.S. PALO ALTO, CALIF. – In a groundbreaking new study titled “Turban Myths,” researchers at SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and Stanford University found that 70 percent of Americans

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Construction News and Resources: S&W Ready Mix Concrete named first place winner in Commitment to Environmental Excellence

Norfolk, Va. – Company officials proudly announce that S&W Ready Mix Concrete Company’s Castle Hayne Plant was recently named as a first place winner of the 2013 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards. Co-sponsored by Concrete Products magazine and the National

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Diversity: more than a business issue

It’s time to stop focusing on the business case for workforce diversity and start thinking about the moral, ethical and demographic aspects of the debate. Why? Because positioning diversity as a business issue fails to take account of the tension

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NAACP News: Statement On The Announcement of National NAACP President’s Leaving at End of Year

On behalf of the thousands of North Carolina NAACP members, and the hundreds of thousands of progressive Black, White, and Brown North Carolinians who are a part of the HKonJ Peoples Coalition and the Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement that we

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NCDOT News: Study Underway to Complete 540

RALEIGH — The Complete 540 study for the southeast extension of the Triangle Expressway is once again underway following a two-year delay. The Complete 540 project will provide a more direct route and quicker access to RTP, the RDU airport,

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Download GDN Digital Edition Aug. 29,2013

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