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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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These Black Women Are Changing Lives Across America Walking

Written by Featured Organization on 25 March 2014.

Their motto is "when black women walk, things change," and they are changing lives across America. Who are they? GirlTrek. It is a dynamic organization of women whose efforts to improve the health and lives of Black women everywhere is growing, and it's based on a philosophy of walking it out for better health. GirlTrek is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to inspiring Black women and girls to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. It started as a grassroots effort in 2011 by Vanessa Garrison and Tanya Morgan Dixon who often shared their concerns over family health issues. Once they decided to reach out and help others, the movement grew.

The organization is literally walking across America on a leave-no-sister-behind health movement. But their mission is more than just walking. They are inspired by Harriet Tubman who was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Her heroic efforts to rescue more than 300 slaves through an Underground Railroad and bravery in recruiting men for John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry will long be remembered in Black American history.

GirlTrek encourages communities to get involved in their biggest walk of the year that honors Harriet Tubman, the HARRIET Tubman Celebration Weekend, which culminates with the celebration on March 10 of Harriet Tubman Day. As Wordna Warren, GirlTrek’s National Field Director, explains, “Our goal is not simply to get women walking with us for Harriet Tubman Day, but to get women walking, active, and healthier every day. Each day, each minute, we want to see more and more black women getting and staying healthy.” 

For more information, visit www.girltrek.org

Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GirlTrek •