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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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Prejudice, abuse and disease Child faces hardship with resilience and courage

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:02.

LONDON – According to ChildHelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. They also state that 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder. Pulling from his personal research and experience, author Dave Hamilton’s new book, Duncy, tells the story of Diddy, a black child growing up on St. Vincent Island in the Caribbean and United Kingdom. The only black child in his suburban United Kingdom class and unloved and abused by his mother, Diddy faced hardship both at home and at school.

Diversity One Industry At A Time

Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:00.

There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need for stronger public education, the concentration of wealth and the deficit are all challenges to the nation’s economy but being left out of the discussion is the continued economic marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities.

A ‘Perverse’ Move by the National Black Chamber of Commerce

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 03 December 2012 18:25.

(NNPA) -- I have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the National Black Chamber of Commerce over the years. I have conducted media training sessions at national conventions, spoken at functions sponsored by state and local affiliates, and enjoyed a friendship with many of its top officers, including president and co-founder Harry C. Alford. That’s why I was stunned and mystified when, in the course of researching a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to learn that the group had filed a friend-of-the-court petition with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting an objection filed by Shelby County, Ala.

Andrea Harris, President Of The North Carolina Institute Of Minority Economic Development, to Receive The U.S Department Of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency Abe Venable Award

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 December 2012 18:24.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced that it will honor Andrea Harris, President of the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development with the Abe Venable Award for Lifetime Achievement. Appointed by President Nixon, Abe Venable was the first person to head the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. This national award is given to an individual who has played an integral role in the creative, technical or professional progress of the minority business community over the course of his or her life. Harris will receive the award at the annual MED Week Awards Luncheon on December 6th in Washington DC during the two-day national MED Week conference.

Retail Discrimination and Racist Policies that Target African-Americans

Written by Florida A&M University on Monday, 19 November 2012 16:43.

The issue of racial profiling in retail stores gained attention nationally with the production of ABC’s “True Colors,” a series which brought to light retail discrimination and racist policies that singled out African-American consumers. As consumers, many African-Americans have been perceived as potential shoplifters. The presence of African-Americans within the retail setting incites many employees immediately to go into loss prevention mode. According to Myiah Shows, a former Wet Seal employee and fourth-year allied health student at Florida A&M University, “When it came to customers, there were just certain things we as employees were taught to look out for. If you were black it was definitely taken into consideration.” 

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