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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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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

Developing Black CEOs

According to research conducted by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., though Blacks account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, 

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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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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life.

While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts. 

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 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.  

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Justice, anyone: Book explores how the American judicial system perpetuates discrimination

Written by Rogers Hicks on 24 January 2012.

The recently published Race Justice: Judicial Atrocities Committed Against People of Color by Rogers Hicks is sobering reading for individuals from every ethnic and socio-economic background.

"The likelihood of incarceration for minorities is twice as high as that of similarly situated whites, and sentences up to five times as severe, inevitably leading to correctional institutions populated with relatively more minority prisoners." 

~ Racial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System: An Assessment in the Empirical Evidence, NY African American Institute

This compilation of documents, including official court documents, numerous case studies, and the damning 1991 report of the New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities, outlines how judges, prosecutors, and police officials blatantly abuse their authority, suborn police perjury and utilize other illegal practices and procedures to deprive minorities of their constitutional rights under the guise of judicial process.

Hicks, an accomplished jailhouse lawyer who served time in New York's infamous Attica State Prison in the 1980s, wrote the book to bring to light procedures that the judicial system uses to promote and maintain inequality of law against minorities.

Hicks comments, "We teach our children about slavery in the 1800s and the grave injustices our ancestors endured. We teach our children about the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the injustices we endured. Today, we teach our children lies and falsehoods about justice and equality for all in America. Race Injustice is a heartfelt attempt to educate minorities and to effect change so that America observes its own laws and justice truly becomes available to all."

For more information or to contact the author for media commentary, email Rogers@racejustice.com or visit www.racejustice.com.

Author: Rogers Hicks won a victory for inmates and jailhouse lawyers in the precedent-setting case Hicks v James. Since his release from prison in 1991, he has worked as a paralegal with private law firms and at Prisoners' Legal Services of New York. In addition to appearing in lower state and federal courts, he has argued twice before New York's highest court, the United States Court of appeals for the Second Circuit, and is credited with numerous precedent-setting court decisions affecting civil rights and liberties. He drafted and presented the original Petition to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on June 4, 1993.

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