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5 Must-follow Tips Will Let You Shop Safely Online, UAB Expert Says

Online shoppers can protect their identities and financial account numbers by following five safety tips this holiday season, says Gary Warner, international cyber-crime consultant and director of research in computer forensics …

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The Acumen Fund: Changing How the World Addresses Poverty

Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, has been selected as the 2010 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. The Fund is a pioneering not-for-profit global venture fund that is changing the world.

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Women – Stay in Control: Women and Long-Term Care Planning

Today’s women have more lifestyle options than ever before. We consistently assume many important roles – from caring for our loved ones (both young and old) to pursuing vibrant careers and lives.

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Black Prosecutors Are Changing The Criminal Justice System

Nearly three weeks after the midterm elections, the winner of the hard-fought race to become California attorney general has not been determined. Kamala Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, holds a slim lead over Steve Cooley, her Los Angeles County

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TECHNOLOGY: Visions of Tech Toys Dance in Their Heads…

With the list of cool tech toys in the market ever expanding and the number of holiday shopping days dwindling, gift shopping for the techie on your list can be a little overwhelming. It’s Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone to

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Election Day Robocall: Attorney General Files Suit for $168 Million Penalty Claim

An Election Day robocall sent to Democratic voters in the state of Maryland telling them to “relax” and that the election was over—an apparent attempt to get them to stay home and not vote—has been traced back to Universal Elections,

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Gospel Artists and Choirs: Most Powerful Voices, held now thru February 14

Dallas, TX — The American Heart Association has joined with GMC, formerly the Gospel Music Channel and Music World Gospel

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Helping Military Wage War on Suicide

American soldiers are taking their own lives in the largest numbers since the military began keeping records, and the Department of Defense has enlisted

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Ship Named After Black Naval Officer

The USS Gravely, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, will be commissioned Nov. 20 in Wilmington, NC, becoming first U.S. Navy ship to be named in honor of an African-American commissioned Naval officer.

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The People Have Spoken

Perhaps Americans and President Barak Obama signed off on the notion that “The people have spoken” in Tuesday’s mid-term election, before taking the time to read what is hidden in small print.

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What President Obama Should Do Next

For Republicans, the November 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a speech to the Heritage Foundation.

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The New Black Republicans: Fourteen Black Republicans ran for Congress

Election Day victories for two Black Republicans raise a rare question in the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress: How will two African American members of the Grand Old Party interact with the Congressional Black Caucus?

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Living Beyond Your Means: When Conservatives Blame the Poor for Being Poor

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.

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Moving Forward: Celebrating 23 Years of Greater Diversity News

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

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A Ministry Where Justice and Spirituality Walk Together

Dr. William J. Barber, II: Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Goldsboro, NC 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

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Wilmington Police Dept. Lieutenant Yolanda R. Sparrow Graduates from FBI National Academy

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

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Black Youth Get Political: Not politically detached and influenced by rap

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

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Reverend Melvin Whitley, Outreach Minister

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.”

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Reverend Robert L. Campbell, Senior Pastor at New Beginning Christian Church

Reverend Robert L. Campbell is a Minister at New Beginning Christian Church. He works with the Wilmington Ministerial Alliance, East NC Countywide Development Corporation and the Wilmington Blue Ribbon Commission.

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What Are You Doing Here?

And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:9. What are

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Foreclosure Crisis Had Significant Racial Dimensions

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

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Curtis E. Gatewood, Associate Minister Pennsylvania Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford, N.C.

Reverend Curtis E. Gatewood is Associate Minister of Pennsylvania Avenue Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford (Anson County), North Carolina. He serves as the State 2nd Vice President of the NAACP. 

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A Book That Changes Lives: “Your Little Red Wagon”

Tulsa, OK – With the new trends in fitness and loosing weight as a focus to help people change their lives, the most obvious aspect of life change is often left out, spiritual health.  People tend to get so wrapped

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53 Million Americans Receiving Social Security Benefits

The cool winds and changing leaves are tell-tale signs: another autumn has arrived. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how quickly the seasons change and the years pass by. Whatever season of life you happen to be in, it may be

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Webinar: Developing Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

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.

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Saving Lives: Professor’s Shakespeare Program Works with ‘Worst of the Worst’

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.

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Celebrating 23 Years of Diversity: Your Opinion Matters to Us

Share Your Thoughts for Our Commemorative Edition On Thursday, October 28, 2010 we will publish a commemorative edition to celebrate 23 years of business!!! We invite our readers and advertisers to email us your experiences and comments Email us at

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Unemployment Among Black Women Surges National Women’s Law Center

(NNPA) – Analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of July jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that unemployment surged among vulnerable groups of women last month, highlighting the need for Congress to do more.

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GDN Book Feature: “Come To Win” By Venus Williams

Venus Williams has become a household name. Venus is synonymous with success. At the young age of 30, she has become a huge success in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with her career in tennis. She is a

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Bridging Generation Gaps to Inspire African-American Youth Health

(NNPA) – A 2009 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that black teens and young adults are more prone to violence than their white counterparts. Despite that alarming fact, mentoring and counseling groups like the District-based

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Dr. Shirley Caesar to Host HBCU Choirs 2010 Kennedy Center Performance

105 New Selected Talented Voices from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2010 Choir  Kennedy Center Performance with Host Dr. Shirley Caesar “Lifting Voices for Health, Leadership, Diversity and Economic Empowerment” 

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Kids and Money: The Right Ages and Stages to Teach Kids About Spending, Saving and Giving

To a 5-year-old, money is clinking coins in a piggybank. To a teenage girl, it’s a new pair of skinny jeans. To a tween boy whose parents have lost their jobs to the recession, money is dinner. The economic downturn has

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Today’s Superheroes Send Wrong Image to Boys

‘Macho’ Masculine Stereotype Not Healthy for Relationships: Watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, according to psychologists who spoke Sunday at the

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In The Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation

IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation (Atria Books; On-sale August  2010; ISBN: 978-1-4391-1629-6; $15.00), written with Travis Sentell, Missamou recalls the harrowing saga of his incredible life in vivid detail.  Born a member of

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Chicago’s Madden/Wells Project Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods; Still Face Health and Job Problems

Nearly a decade after the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) started to relocate families from the distressed Madden/Wells community, most former residents live in better housing and safer neighborhoods and report lower levels of anxiety. But poor health—marked by high rates of

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The Next Frontier For States and Cities: Building Clean Energy Industries and Green Jobs

Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs.

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How Negative Stereotypes Affect Learning, Not Just Performance

Negative stereotypes not only jeopardize how members of stigmatized groups might perform on tests and in other skill-based acts, such as driving and golf putting, but they also can inhibit actual learning, according to a new study by Indiana University

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It’s a Double-Witching Hour for Homebuyers

Recently, title companies, attorneys, realtors and lenders were all frantically trying to complete closings on pending real estate transactions. June 30, 2010, marked the last day on which homebuyers had to complete settlement on their purchase of a principal residence

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The Importance of Healthy Communities for Boys of Color

(NNPA) – A new report was released in June that sheds a sobering light on how many Black and Latino boys grow up in communities that are, in a number of ways, dangerous to their health.

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Celebrating Victory Over Tea-Party Racism, NAACP Prepares for ‘One Nation’ March

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the heels of a major win after the NAACP’s call for an end to the racist wing of the political Tea Party movement, the organization pushed forward this week with plans for a national march and

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Six New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Indicted in Post-Katrina Shootings

(NNPA) – The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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United States vs Arizona: Federal government’s preeminent authority over immigration

(NNPA) – In the works since May, the White House plans to challenge the immigration policy that has sparked debate and controversy. The U.S. Justice Department has officially filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking an injunction on the

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Wall Street Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate With Significant Black Inclusion

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last week, the House of Representatives passed a Wall Street reform bill that advocates are calling the most comprehensive financial reform since the New Deal was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt 70 years ago. 

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Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts

(NNPA) – As the nation’s healthcare system braces for an influx of newly insured patients, a new study published in the June 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine examines the record of the nation’s medical schools in graduating physicians

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American University Remembers Alumnus Senator Byrd

Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of Congress in history, often credited the law degree he earned in 1963 from American University’s Washington College of Law with instilling in him a new level of confidence.

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New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Asks Business Owners to Submit New Projects

New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program is looking for small business owners who believe their companies could get a boost from technical assistance provided by researchers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories.The program is a partnership of the two

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Regulators Need More Funding to Enforce Finance Reform

The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representative are working toward a final version of the financial reform bill, which is expected be on the desk of President Barack Obama by July 4. According to Hillary A. Sale, JD,

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Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like

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Empowerment Through Art

Annika and Isabelle look like average teen girls: they’re polite and bubbly, and wear skinny jeans with sneakers. They’ve got to run off to do work and meet with parents for dinner, but they’ve agreed to take a picture for

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