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NC House Fulfills Job Growth Agenda, Adjourns

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives adjourned the 2017 long legislative session of the state General Assembly on Friday after enacting a historic state budget, providing more middle class tax relief and fulfilling a job growth agenda

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Grassroots Politics: The AAC-NCDP Taking a Step Back in Time

Sometimes, in order to make progress, it is necessary to take a step back. The November election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has put the brakes on over 50 years of Civil Rights progress. As we

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STAND UP FIGHT BACK FOR HEALTH CARE! Thursday June 29

STAND UP FIGHT BACK FOR HEALTH CARE! Thursday June 29, 2017 at 10 am Sen. Thom Tillis’s Office 310 New Bern Ave. Suite 122 Raleigh NC CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO ATTEND THE RALLY Join us on Thursday June 29, 2017 as

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Take Action Today: Phone Bank Campaign to Stop Trumpcare

Stop Trumpcare & Save Lives! Join our Strategic Phone Bank Campaign The US Senate is trying to pass their immoral healthcare bill before July 4th. If turned into law, this legislation would strip 22 million people of lifesaving healthcare. Now

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GDN Classifieds June 22, 2017

Greater Diversity News 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)

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African American Entrepreneur Creates Heart Detection Bracelet to Stave Off Heart Attack

Jemiah Battle, On A Mission To Raise Money For a Life Saving Heart Bracelet, Scores ‘Provisional Patent’ — Nearly 50% of African Americans Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease — Greenville, SC — According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is

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Congressional Black Caucus Turns Down Meeting Request with President Donald Trump — Omarosa Responds

Washington, DC — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has publicly declined an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, and Omarosa Manigault, the director of the Office of Public Liaison Communications, has harsh words for them (See the video below).

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Business Birthing Coach, Visionary & Entrepreneur, Launches ‘Bold’ – A Thought Leader Private Coaching Program

‘Bold’ Aims to Get Professionals on Their Life Mission, Packaging and Monetizing Their Expertise, and Bringing Original Bodies of Work to Life — Nationwide — Business Birthing Coach, Visionary, Former HR Executive and Entrepreneur, Bobbi Hicks, launches BOLD Thought Leader

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Just Do Your Dream! A 7-Step Guide to Help You Do What You Always Wanted

Book Launch Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Merwin’s Wharf in Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, OH — Dr. Dennis Kimbro, best-selling author, has offered his endorsement of the new book by Montrie Rucker Adams, Just Do Your Dream! A 7-Step Guide to

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Book Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Author David Grann
“Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that

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5 Tips for Balancing Family, Work and Education

It’s an age-old conundrum. To advance professionally, often one must go back to school. However, earning a degree might seem like an insurmountable challenge because of the demands of a current job. Experts say that more education is not only

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Top Tips for Incorporating Fitness into Your Routine

Staying active doesn’t just keep a waistline in check, it benefits every part of the body, including the brain. Now is the time to renew your commitment to staying fit. Here are some top tips to get moving more. •

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Before Buying a Home, Learn the Lingo!

Buying a home for the first time? You may discover that one of the biggest obstacles is learning the lingo. Homebuying can be overwhelming and perhaps a bit intimidating if you aren’t familiar with the terminology. To help aspiring homeowners

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Early Childhood Education is Crucial: How You Can Help

New research shows that many pre-K classrooms could benefit from more resources, especially for the most vulnerable children. Ninety-four percent of Head Start teachers report needing more resources to enrich their classrooms, and 84 percent say they are unable to

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New Tips to Ease Recovery from Addiction

Those recovering from an addiction know what a major challenge the process can be on the body and mind, as well as on the wellness of friends and family supporting your endeavor. While a physician should be consulted in working

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5 Great Ways to Reduce Stress

The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse,

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How to Use Social Media to Build Your Career

Seventy-seven percent of American women want to be their own boss, a new survey from Avon finds. While their reasons vary — from scheduling flexibility to more control to less office politics — now it’s easier than ever to start

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Tips to Look Your Best When Dressing Casually

From fitness conscious consumers to busy moms who are always on the go, casual athletic attire is becoming a socially acceptable and on-trend style. In fact, it’s so popular, it carries its own name: “athleisure.” It may sound like a

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Blackbeard and Beyond: Famous Pirates on the N.C. Coast

From Cape Fear to Currituck, These Five Raiders Left Bold Marks on History Edward Thatch (or Teach) Notoriety: He was the most notorious pirate of them all: daring, crafty and frightful looking, with a long black beard that he twisted

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Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis RALEIGH — North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response

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Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Elderly and Disabled Americans

June 22, 2017, Washington D.C. Today, about 60 members of the national disability rights organization ADAPT are staging a Die-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. Advocates are protesting McConnell’s Senate healthcare bill, demanding he bring an end to

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Why There Are Costs to Moral Outrage

Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating possible links between Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government. Many others are angry that Comey accused President Trump of

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Slavery on Campus: Recovering the History of Washington College’s Discarded Slaves

When First Lady Michelle Obama reminded Americans during the Democratic National Convention that she lives in a house literally built by slaves, it once again sparked discussion of slavery in the United States’ history. The White House is not the

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American Slavery: Separating Fact From Myth

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They

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An Urgent Personal and Public Appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

This is a personal and public appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II to continue as President of the North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches until a new NAACP State President is elected during its regularly scheduled October 2017

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GDN Classifieds June 15, 2017

Greater Diversity News 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)

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Black Millionaires of Tomorrow Course Launched by America’s Top Financial Scholar

Philadelphia, PA — The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow, a set of online financial literary courses especially for children, has launched as a part of the Black Business School. The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow was developed by America’s premier financial expert,

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27-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Raises $7.2 Million in Just 3 Days

Atlanta-based Patientory, the company behind an advanced healthcare app, has raised $7.2 million in a very successful online Blockchain token sale (not via Kickstarter, as previously reported). The block-chain startup, founded by CEO and Black entrepreneur, 27-year-old Chrissa McFarlane, enables

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Is This Government Program Failing Black and Other Minority-Owned Businesses?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) runs a program designed to help minority businesses – that is, businesses owned by African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and/or disabled veterans. It’s called the 8(a) Business Development Program, and it is supposed

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Professor, Author and Empowerment Specialist Teaches Women How to Turn Their Pain Into Purpose

Danielle Langford, professor, author, and empowerment specialist, knows a thing or two about pain. While doing hundreds of workshops and presentations with women and teens on self-esteem, emotional bankruptcy, and putting yourself on the list; Danielle was suddenly faced with

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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities. No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded us, can be great

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Arizona Leaders Call for Removal Of Confederate Monuments

The Arizona Confederate monuments controversy has risen once again. Two years ago, it was over the naming of the Jefferson Davis Highway in the Southeast Valley. Other cities across the country in Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Maryland have or are in

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NAACP Condemns Weakening of DOJ Civil Rights Enforcement Powers

BALTIMORE – The NAACP released the following statement after the Justice Department issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees: no-fault agreements that have helped de-segregate schools, reform police departments, defend religious freedom and

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Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Author Ibram X. Kendi
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism….

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Alert from the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus: NC State Budget Process and NCLBC Priorities for 2017

The 2017 Biennium State Budget is in Budget Conference for review and approval. A state budget shows what is important to us and what are priorities are.  Always keep that in mind as you hear and learn about the budget.

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Nielsen and Global Diversity & Inclusion: A Borderless Approach

So often, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is viewed through the lens of what we see, with an emphasis on the dictionary meaning of diversity. The word inclusion is somehow missed or draws less attention. As we work to infuse D&I

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Super Real Estate Agents and Trailblazers to Release New Investment Book For Teens and Millennials

This book by Lisa Puerto and Anthony Lee is one-of-a-kind, and has already created a major buzz in the young generation of investors across the U.S. Philadelphia, PA — Real Estate 100 Youth Foundation Inc. has announced that they will

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Local Black Youth to Represent the U.S. in Jamaica This July — Will Perform in Front of Jamaican Dignitaries

A GoFundMe page for the What About YOUth Initiative has been launched for those who want to help make a difference, and support their upcoming trip to Jamaica Nationwide — Diaspora Conference this summer youth participants involved with the National

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Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Austin, Ill., the community where I live, in the heart of the congressional district I represent, includes the zip code with the largest number of releases from the Illinois Department of Corrections; 90 percent of the individuals released are African

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Civil Rights Groups Demand Affordable Housing Goals and Fair Access to Mortgage Credit

As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace—not abandon—its obligation to provide

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After U.S. Supreme Court Kills “Monster” Voting Law, Ex-N.C. Governor McCrory Still Chasing Imaginary Voter Fraud

During a recent Republican convention in North Carolina, former Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) said that he knew for a fact that “a lot of noncitizens” were voting in the state’s elections, according to “The News & Observer,” a regional newspaper

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Pfizer’s Kevin Williams to Pen Health Columns for the Black Press

Dr. Kevin Williams, the chief medical officer of Pfizer’s rare disease unit, plans to help educate the masses about sickle cell disease in a new column for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). Earlier this year, Pfizer Inc. and the

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How TV Cultivates Authoritarianism – and Helped Elect Trump

Many gallons of ink (and megabytes of electronic text) have been devoted to explaining the surprise victory of Donald Trump. Reasons range from white working-class resentment, to FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation, to

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GDN Classifieds June 8, 2017

Greater Diversity News 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)

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HIV/AIDS Funding Is an Investment Worth Protecting

A recent study by the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration found that young people living with HIV have about the same life expectancy as the general population. This encouraging news joins other recent findings highlighting just how far the battle against

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Trump’s Push for Self-Sufficiency Misses the Point of Safety Net Programs

Here’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has tried to justify the Trump administration’s bid to cut or scrap many safety net programs: “We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or

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Aid Workers Face an Underreported Sexual Violence Crisis

The world’s approximately 450,000 humanitarian aid workers operate amid armed conflicts and natural disasters, often in some of the world’s most dangerous countries. They’re not immune to the poor conditions, insecurity and violence surrounding them. Indeed, 287 of them were

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African American Business Owners Excited About Affordable Co-Working Office Space

WHO: SpaceLab Detroit, the newest co-working facility for professional business owners WHAT: A grand opening and tour of SpaceLab’s 5,200 square feet of modern office suites, design library, conference rooms, project display areas, and a community kitchen, all designed to

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10-Year Old CEO Gets Distribution in Once Upon a Child Stores Across the Country

Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin is now selling her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows in 50 Once Upon a Child stores in 16 states across the US. With the help of her mom Rozalynn, the 10 year-old CEO solved the age-old

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