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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

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Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship

Nassau, Bahamas – Interdenominational unity and overwhelming love for God and God’s people saturated the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina as Global United Fellowship 

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Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Singer and actress Jill Scott

Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. 

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Entrepreneurs Learn Strategies to Weather Tough Economic Times

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:50.

Business plan John Travis Holt Greater Diversity News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jared Harris told local entrepreneurs how they can build resilience into their companies. His talk, held 24 October in downtown Charlottesville, was sponsored by coordinators of the Better Business Challenge (BBC), a friendly competition for local companies integrating sustainable practices into their business strategy. During the lunch and learn session, Harris explained a current research project that supports a three-step recipe for organizational resilience:

President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative Fatherhood Buzz Encourages Fathers To Take Time to be a Healthy Dad Today

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 18 November 2013 17:55.

Select Local Barbershops to Host Events and Provide Fathers with Parenting Resources 
fatherhood John Travis HoltWashington, DC (November 13, 2013) -- As part of President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance will team up with community agencies and barbershops across the country as part of Fatherhood Buzz to provide fathers with key tips, information and strategies that focus on men's health. Barbershops, which serve as unofficial outlets for peer education in many communities, were chosen as the trusted hub to share information about fatherhood and the essential role that fathers play in society. Events will include national and local resources for fathers, including handouts on health and wellness, parenting tips, networking, and positive conversations.

Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

Written by Freddie Allen on Monday, 18 November 2013 17:39.

posted by John Travis Holt WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study conducted by the Altarum Institute and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The study titled, “The Business Case for Racial Equity” looks at the legacy of racism in the United States and how addressing racial disparities would have a significant impact on the American economy. The study looked at a number of racial disparities that have plagued Blacks and other minorities, including health, housing, employment, income and wealth.

More Suspects Sought in Deadly Party Shooting

Written by Marilyn Marshall on Monday, 18 November 2013 17:15.

HOUSTON – The investigation into a deadly house party shooting that left two Houston-area teens dead and 20 other people injured continues to take twists and turns. Local authorities are looking for more suspects connected to the shooting, and say the tragedy might be the result of a gang dispute. The shooting resulted in the deaths of Qu’eric Richardson, 17, and Arielle Shepherd, 16, both students at the same Houston-area high school. In the meantime, changes have been dropped against one of the defendants, 21-year-old Willie Young. Another man arrested, 18-year-old Randy Stewart, remains in custody.

Blacks Continue Fight to Secure Voting Rights

Written by Freddie Allen on Monday, 18 November 2013 17:05.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When lawmakers ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870, protecting voting rights for Blacks, opponents of the law lashed out, violently at times, employing literacy tests, poll taxes, and fraud in an effort to disenfranchise the new voters. It would be nearly 100 years before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed many of those practices, ushering in a “new era in American democracy.” A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on the economic conditions of low- and middle income families, chronicles past struggles and highlight current roadblocks that attempt to dilute the Black vote.

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