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Download GDN Edition May 22, 2014

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

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Cynical? You May Be Hurting Your Brain Health

MINNEAPOLIS – People with high levels of cynical distrust may be more likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the May 28, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Cynical distrust,

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“Diary of a Failure” by Eric McNeal Helps Teens and Young Adults Overcome Failure

Everyone loves to talk about their successes, and bookstores are loaded with volumes about how to achieve success. Seminars and workshops teach people how to succeed at work, at love, at weight loss, at fitness, and at life in general.

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Preschool Teacher Depression Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children

Study suggests unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests. The study identified one contributing factor to

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Download GDN Edition May 15, 2014

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

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9 Worst Things Rich People Do to Me When I Clean Their Houses

The following story first appeared on xojane.com.  I've worked as a housecleaner to supplement my income for over a decade in Manhattan. Over the years I've experienced everything from a celebrity trying to pay me with a bounced check to a woman giving

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National Social Justice Advocate Cornell William Brooks Selected President-CEO of America’s Largest Civil Rights Organization

The NAACP National Board of Directors announced its selection of Attorney Cornell William Brooks to be the Association’s next National President & CEO. He will become the 18th person to oversee operations at the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights

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New WWC Quick Review on study of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

The study examined the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on high school students’ academic and behavioral outcomes. Depending on how long the student had attended Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS), the scholarship would cover up to 100 percent of tuition

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Moral Mondays Are Going Back to Raleigh on May 19!

Moral Mondays Are Going Back to Raleigh on May 19!  In preparation for this new phase of our campaign to turn North Carolina away from the path of extremism, NC NAACP members, Moral Monday arrestees and Forward Together Moral Movement supporters are

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Federal Judge Rules North Carolina Lawmakers Do Not Have Blanket Immunity; Must Release Secret Communication on Voter Suppression Bill

DURHAM, NC – A federal judge ruled today that members of the North Carolina General Assembly do not have absolute immunity and protection from releasing crucial emails and other internal documents related to their motivations and rationale for passing what

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NCDOT Releases More Data for Highway, Multi-modal Projects under New Law

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is taking the next step to implement the Strategic Mobility Formula, a project prioritization process established last year by the Strategic Transportation Investments law. NCDOT today released data for 3,100 projects, based on

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A Better Way to Compensate College Athletes

Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized

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Download GDN Edition May 8, 2014

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

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Race and Beyond: The Conundrum of White-Male Privilege

A pair of emails crossed my desk yesterday that plunged me down a rabbit hole and into an exploration of white-male privilege—it was an amazing trip. My understanding of the phrase “white-male privilege” tracks along the lines laid down by feminist

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First Woman-Owned Business Day a Huge Success

May 1 was the first annual Woman-Owned Business Day. Fashionable office supply retailer UrbanGirl.com, a woman-owned small business, founded the holiday. UrbanGirl coordinated the event along with more than 500 other woman-owned businesses across the country and around the world.

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Juneteenth Tour of the 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Visits Historic Edenton

EDENTON, N.C. — A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment that formally ended legal slavery in this country is one of them. It will be exhibited by Historic Edenton State Historic Site at the

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Voting: A Civil Rights War That Is Happening Now

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: On June 6, 2014, at its annual Education Scholarship Event, the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation will provide a briefing on the new rules for voting in North Carolina.  These new rules are the product of

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WH FACT SHEET: Marking the Administration’s Progress on Mental Health

On Monday, May 5, Vice President Biden is delivering remarks to the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting in order to highlight the actions the Administration has taken to break down the barriers preventing people from getting help for mental illnesses. Nearly

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The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Announces 2014 Education Scholarship Event Slated for June 6

The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation June 6, 2014 Education Scholarship Event includes: Issues Briefings (Survival of HBCUs, Affordable Care, Learning The New Rules for Voting in NC), a Networking Luncheon, a Memorial Service Honoring Deceased NCLBC Members and

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Download GDN Edition May 1, 2014

We need your help to respond to attacks, against the interest of our leaders and communities, being funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, Art Pope and other rich right-wing benefactors. Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national

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The Silent Wars of African American Girls

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – March 1 was the last time eight year-old Relisha Rudd was seen, leaving a local hotel here with Kahlil Tatum, a 51-year-old custodian who had been tasked to babysit her. Exactly a month later, Tatum was found

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NCDOT Introduces the Office of Education Initiatives

Raleigh– The North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched an innovative office designed to promote and engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. The Office of Education Initiatives works to advance a wide range of programs and activities

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What’s In A Name? Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Last week the North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials (The Alliance) presented a panel discussion on the state of voter suppression in North Carolina.  The Alliance and its supporters is an audience critical to the success

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NAACP to Host 2014 Daisy Bates Education Institute in Ft. Lauderdale

  Day-long event will examine the future of education equality on the eve of the 60thAnniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: On Wednesday, May 14, just days before the official anniversary of  the historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the NAACP

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License to Give Trust Fund Commission Awards $128,500 in Grant Funding

Grants to be Used to Increase Organ Donation and Advance Care Planning Education: The License to Give Trust Fund Commission has announced the completion of its 14th grant cycle and awarded grants-in-aid to three North Carolina non-profits: NC Medical Society Foundation

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