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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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The State of Black Men

Written by Marc H. MorialNNPA Columnist on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:43.

“As of 2004, more black men were denied the right to vote because of a criminal record than in 1870, when the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.” Joshua Dubois, former director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives

Wilmington Resident Launches National School Safety Movement

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:42.

Wilmington, NC resident, Dr. Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs, is on a national awareness campaign aimed at keeping kids safe in school. The now Pastor, Counselor, and Teacher, has founded a nonprofit organization called Keeping Kids Safe in Schools, Inc. (KKSS).

National Protests of Zimmerman Verdict Reach Fever Pitch

Written by George E. CurryNNPA Editor-in-Chief on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:38.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Demonstrations are planned for 100 cities this Saturday, July 20, to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for murder and manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. and to urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Martin’s civil rights were violated.

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Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:50.

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In Rochester, N.Y. 9% of young Black males graduate from high school, 20% in Detroit, 24% in Philadelphia, 28% in New York City, 39% in ...

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Atlanta, GA – It has been 26 weeks since 26 innocent people died in the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, and the effects of this devastating trauma will be felt for many years by this community.

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One in five Americans has a mental illness yet only about 4 in 10 of these people receive treatment. In rural America—where 20 percent of the country’s population lives—the challenges ...

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Lupe Fiasco Ignites National Conversation on the “Terrible, Substandard Education” of Black Men in America

Written by Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:36.

In Rochester, N.Y. 9% of young Black males graduate from high school, 20% in Detroit, 24% in Philadelphia, 28% in New York City, 39% in Chicago and 41% in Los Angeles, and about 50% of Black males in America finished high school with their graduating class in 2010, according to a 2012 report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education. 

Increasing Mental Health First Aid in Rural America

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:35.

One in five Americans has a mental illness yet only about 4 in 10 of these people receive treatment.  In rural America—where 20 percent of the country’s population lives—the challenges of getting mental health treatment are exacerbated by the fear of being misunderstood, lack of awareness about services, and chronic shortage of behavioral health providers.